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style of the Presbyterian Church of Aimwell on Jeffries creek.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Benjamin Moscley, Archibald Baptist M'Biide, Robert Ellison and Joseph Chandler, ch and all those who have subscribed the petition incorpofor incorporating of the Baptist Church Ebene- rated. zer, Jeffries creek, who now are, and all those who shall be hereafter duly admitted or become members of that society, according to the rules, orders and constitution of the said society, to be formed, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be one established body corporate and politic, in dced and in name, by the name and style of the Baptist Church Ebenezer, Jeffries creek,

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That David Hamilton, Richard Glad- Lebanon ney, James Dodds, and all those who have sub- Society inscribed the petition for incorporating the Leba- ed non Society, who now are, and all those who shall be hereafter duly admitted or become members of that society, according to the rules, orders and constitution of the said society, to be formed, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be one established body corporate and politic, in deed and in name, by the name and style of the Lebanon Society.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporations, by their Each corseveral and respective names, shall have perpe- poration tual succession of officers and members, to be ap- sess pro

may pospointed of the said several and respective corpo- perty, not rations; and the said several and respective cor

exceeding porations, and their successors, by their several and respective corporate names, shall be able and capable in law, to have a common seal, and hold, occupy and possess any real estate not ex

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ceeding in value five thousand pounds; and any monies, goods or chattels, which they severally and respectively do now, or hereafter may have or hold, or may be granted or conveyed to them respectively and severally, and to sell, alien, demise, exchange or lease the same, as each of the said corporate bodies shall 'severally and respectively think convenient.

And be it further enacted by the authority

aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for choose

the said several corporate bodies, or a majority their own clergy of them, to choose proper clergymen and minismen, &c. ters for the said churches, and all other necessa

ry officers; and to appoint such salaries or other rewards for their labour and service therein, as they shall from time to time think fit.

And be it further enacted by the authority May sue or aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the be sued.

said several and respective corporations, by their several and respective names aforesaid, to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of judicature of this state, in all actions or suits, of what nature or kind soever, which to them shall in any wise belong or appertain in or about the premises.

And be it further enacted by the authority This act a aforesaid, That this act shall be given in evi

dence on the trial of any issue or cause, in any
court of law or equity, without special pleading.
In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of

February, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-one, and in
the fifteenth year of the Independence of the
United States of America.
DAVID RAMSAY,

President of the Senate.
JACOB READ,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

An ACT to Incorporate Camden. VIT HEREAS the inhabitants of Camderi,

VV by their petition to the general assembly, have represented that great convenience and advantage would arise to them by incorporating the said town, as thereby they would be enabled to institute and carry fully into effect many salutary and beneficial regulations for the preservation of good order, and for the support of many charitable and useful institutions within the same :

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That from and immediately Town of after the passing of this act, all persons, citizens Camden

incorpo of the United States, and residing one year with-rated. in the said town, or having a freehold for that term within the same, shall be deemed, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, and Camden hereafter be deemed a town corporate, and is hereby declared to be, and shall be called and known by the name of the Town of Camden.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That on the first Monday in April Election of next, and on the first Monday in April in every intendant

> and four year hereafter, an election by ballot for an in- wardens. tendant and four wardens, shall be held at some convenient and public place in Camden; and that all free white inhabitants of the said town, who shall have paid a tax the preceding year of one dollar, towards the support of the governg. ment of this state, shall be entitled to ballot for the said intendant and wardens; and when the poll shall be closed, the managers of the election shall proclaim the said election, and give notice in writing to the persons elected, of their ap

Managers pointment; and Zachariah Cantey and William to be ap: Lang, shall be, and they are hereby appointed pointed by Intendant managers of the ensuing election, and the in

tendant for the time being, shall appoint proper persons as managers of the elections to be held aftervrards; and when the said intendant and wardens shall be elected as aforesaid, and before entering upon his or their office, he or they shall respectively take the caths prescribed

by the constitution of this state, and the foilowa Oath to be ing oath, “ As intendant (or warden) of the taken. Town of Camden, I will equally and impartially,

to the best of iny skill and ability, exercise the trust reposed in me, and will use my best endeavors to carry into effect the purposes' for which I have been appointed. So help me God."

And be it further enacted by the authority Vacancies aforesaid, That in case of the death of the in

tendant, his resignation, removal from office, or plied.

absence from the state, the wardens shall there. upon appoint a time for choosing another, and give ten days public notice of the same; and in case of vacancy in any of the wards, by death or otherwise, the intendant shall issue a summons

to the ward for filling up such vacancy, giving Penalty for five days notice of the same; and in case the inpract tendant or any of the wardens, whilst in office,

shall be guilty of any wilful neglect, mal-practices or abuses, on information being filed of the same in the court of general sessions, and conviction thereof, he shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding fifty pounds sterling, for every such wilful neglect, mal-practice or abuse; the money to be recovered by the solicitor-general for the northern circuit, and lodged with the clerk of the county of Kershaw, for the use and benefit of the said town; and in case of the sick

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ñess, temporary absence, or other occasion of non-attendanct of the intendant, the town council shall be empowered to elect one of the wardens to act in his room on any such occasion.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said intendant shall and may, Intendant as often as occasion may require, summon the mon wara wardens to mect together, any two of whom, dens to with the intendant, may constitute a quorum to tu do business; and they, with the intendant, shall whom, be known by the name of, and we hereby de- with the

intendant, clared to be the Town Council of Camden; and to be a they, and their successors here:fer to be elected, quorum. may have a common seal; and may purchase, May have have, hold, possess, receive, enjoy and retain, ic them and their successors, in perpetuity or foi possess any term of years, any estate or estatcs, real or property

not exceepersonal, of what nature or kind scever, not ex- ding ten ceeding in value ten thousand pounds sterling; thousand and may sell, alien, exchange or lease the sami, or any part thereof, as they may think proper; and by the same name may sue or be sued, an- May sue swer or be answered unto, implead or be im- and be su

ed; and pleaded, in any court of law or equity within may make this state; and they shall also have fuli power to bye-laws. make and establish all such rules, bye laws and ordinances, respecting the streets, markets, buildings, carriages, waggons, caits, drays, and police of the said town, that shail appear to them requisite and necessary, for the security, welfare and convenience of the said town; or for preserving health, peace, order and good government, within the same; and the said town coun- May affis cil of Camden may aflix fines for offences against fines. their bye-laws, not exceeding twenty pounds for any one offence; which fires, when they ex. Howrecoceed five pounds sterling, may be recovered in vered and

applied the county court of Kershaw, and when they

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