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An Act to Incorporate the Wallingford Church and Academy, of Charleston.

February 15, 1872

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1871-72, Pages 48-49.

Whereas A. C. McClelland, Joshua D. Geddings, Nathan Ritter, J. J. Knox, Lawrence S. Mills, William Miles, Samuel Marion and William Williamson, Trustees of the Church formerly known as "Siloam," now as Wallingford Presbyterian Church and Academy, by petition therefrom, have prayed to be incorporated:

Section 1. Be it enacted hy 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, from and immediatcly after the passing of this Act, all those persons who now are, or who hereafter shall or may become, members of the said society, shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated, and are hereby declared to be a body corporate, in deed and in law, by the name and style of the Wallingford Presbyterian Church and Academy, of Charleston, South Carolina, for the advancement of Christianity; and by the said name shall have perpetual succession of officers and members, and a common seal, with power to change, alter and make new the same as often as the said corporation shall judge expedient.

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall he capable in law to purchase, have, hold, receive, enjoy, possess and retain to itself, in perpetuity, or for any term of years, any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or other property of what nature soever, not exceeding the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, or to sell or alien the same, as the said corporation shall think fit, and by its said name to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any Court of law or equity in this State; and to make such rules and by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land, as, for the order, rule, good government and management thereof, may be thought necessary and expedient: Provided, That nothing contained herein shall be construed to interfere with the prerogatives, control and direction of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, in the United States of America, over the institution aforesaid.

Sec. 3. That this Act shall be deemed a Public Act, and shall continue in force until repealed, and, as such, shall be judicially noticed in all the Courts of this State.

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

Approved: February 15, 1872

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