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An Act to Incorporate the Young Men's Africanus Debating Club.

January 8, 1872

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1871-72, Pages 13-14.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That T. A. Davis, R. W. Givens, R. S. Robertson, F. J. Pugh, R. Nesbit, N. Lewis, A. Lathan, J. C. Finley and B. F. Dennis, and their associates and successors, are hereby made and created a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of the Young Men's Africanus Debating Club, situated in the city of Charleston.

Sec. 2. And said corporation shall have power to make by-laws not repugnant to the laws of the land; and shall have succession of officers and members, according to their elections; and to keep and use a common seal, the same to alter at will; to sue and be sued in any Court in this State; to have and enjoy every right, power and privilege incident to such corporation; and it is hereby empowered to acquire, retain and enjoy all such property, real and personal, as may be given or bequeathed to, or purchased by, it; and to sell, convey or mortgage the same, or any part thereof, at will.

Sec. 3. That said corporation may, from time to time, invest their moneys, assets or any property which it may acquire, in such real and personal property, bonds, stocks, or in securities, in such sums and on such terms and conditions, as it may deem proper; and to execute bonds, &c., under its corporate seal: Provided, That the maximum value of all property held or owned by said corporation shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars.

Sec. 4. This Act to continue in force during fifteen (15) years and may be given in evidence without being specially pleaded.

Alonzo J. Ransier, President of the Senate.
Franklin J. Moses, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Robert K. Scott, Governor.

Approved: January 8, 1872

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