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name shall have perpetual succession of officers: and members, and a common seal, with power to change, alter, break and make new the same, as often as the said corporation shall judge expedient; and the said corporation and its succes- May hold sors, shall be able and capable in law to pur- property, chase, have, hold, receive, enjoy, possess and busana retain to itself and to its successors, in perpetu,ity or for any term of years, any estate or estates, lands, tenements or hereditaments, of what kind or nature soeyer, not exceeding the annual income of three hundred pounds sterling, and to sell, alien, exchange, demise or lease the same, or any part thereof, as they shall think proper, and may, by the said name, sue and be sued, implead 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,) for the benefit of the said corporation, and for the order, rule, good government and management of said corporation, as shall from time to time be agreed upon by a majority of the members of the said corporation.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the said corporation hereby erected, to take and to hold to it and its successors for ever, any donations or elevises of lands and personal estates, not exceeding in the whole, the annual income of three hundred pounds sterling, and to appropriate the same for the benefit of the said corporation, in such manner as may be determined on by a majority of the members thereof.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation shall be and May retain

what it it is hereby declared able and capable in law, to now poshave, hold and receive, enjoy, possess and retain, sesses

all such estates, real and personal, money, goods, chattels and effects, not exceeding in the whole, the annual income of three hundred pounds sterling, which it now possesses or is entitled to, or which have been already given, devised or bequeathed to it, by whatever name such devise or bequeath may have been made.

And be it further cructed by the authority

aforesaid, That this act shall be deemed and taThis act ken as a public act, and notice shall be taken declared a thereof in all courts of justice and elsewhere in public act.

this state, and shall be given in evidence on the
trial of any issuc or cause, without special plead-
ing.
In the Senate House, the tenth day of May,

in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and ninety-four, and in the eigh.
teenth year of the Independence of the Unit-
ed States of America.
DAVID RAMSAY,

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

END of the ACTS of MAY, 1794.

Ata General Assembly, begun and holden at Columbia, on Mon.
day the twenty-fourth day of November, in the Year of our
Lord one thousand seren hundred and Ninety-four, and
from thence continued by divers adjournments, to
the nineteenth day of December, in the

same Year.

An additional ACT to the act, entitled, An act

to organize the Militia throughout the state of South Carolina, in conformity with the act

of Congress. LITHEREAS the law of Congress, enti

VV tled, “ An act more effectually to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform militia throughout the United States," directs, that cach division, brigade and regiment, in each state, shall be numbered at the formation thereof, and a record made of such numbers in the adjutant general's office in the state; and when in the field, or in service in the states, each division, brigade and regiment shall respectively take rank according to their numbers, reckoning the first or lowest number highest in rank. And whereas it is necessary to fix the rank of officers, who were elected to the same grade, by the legislature, at their last session, or by the people since that period :

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 the rank of the divisions, R brigades and regiments, shall be determined by visions and lot in the following manner, that is to say: That brigade

a be ascera joint committee of both houses shall forth- tained by with cause the words Eastern division, and the lot. words Western division, to be respectively written on two pieces of paper, which shall be folded up and put into a hat, and they shall then

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ern division, to ha division, and the tained by

and high western C And if t brigades

cause a child under ten years of age to draw out in their presence, one of the said lots, and that which shall be so drawn, shall be the first division of this state, and the remaining lot shall be the second division. And if the Eastern division shall be the first drain, then the brigades and regiments in that division shall have the lowest numbers and highest rank; and the brigades and regiments in the Western division, the highest numbers and lowest rank. And if the Western division be first drawn, then the brigades and regiments in that division, shall have the lowest numbers and highest rank; and the brigades and regiments in the Eastern division, the highest numbers and lowest rank. That then the committee shall cause the numbers of the brigades, in each division, to be determined in a similar manner by lot; that is to say, if the Eastern division shall be the first drawn, they shall cause the words Charleston brigade, Georgetown brigade, Cheraw brigade, Camden brigade, and Beaufort and Orangeburgh brigade, to be written on five lots, and to be folded up and put into a hat; and they shall then cause a child under ten years of age to draw, in their presence, the said lots, one by one, from the hat; and the brigade first drawn, shall be numbered the fist brigade; the brigade second drawn, shall be numbered the second brigade; the brigade third drawn, shall be numbered the third brigade; the brigade fourth drawn, shall be num. bered the fourth brigade; and the brigade fifth drawn, shall be numbered the fifth brigade. And then they shall cause the words, Edgefield and Abbeville brigade, Laurens and Newberry brigade, Washington brigade, and Pinckney brigade, to be written on four lots, and the same shall be folded up and put into a hat, and they

to drathe hat; che sixth bra

shall then cause a child under ten years of age, to draw in their presence, the lots, one by one, from the hat; and the brigade first drawn, shall be numbered the sixth brigade; the brigade se. cond drawn, shall be numbered the seventh brigade; the brigade third drawn, shall be numbered the eighth brigade; and the brigade fourth drawn, shall be numbered the ninth brigade. And if the western division shall be first diraun, they shall cause the words Edgefield and Abbeville brigade, Laurens and Newberry brigade, Washington brigade, and Pinckney brigade, to be written upon four lots, which shall be folded up and put into a hat; and they shall then cause a child under ten years of age to draw, in their presence, the lots, one by one, from the hat; and the brigade first drawn, shall be numbered the first brigade; and the brigade second drawn, shall be numbered the second brigade; the brigade third drawn, shall be numbered the third brigade; and the brigade fourth drawn, shall be numbered the fourth brigade. And then they shall cause the words Charleston brigade, Georgetown brigade, Cheraw brigade, Camden brigade, and Beaufort and Orangeburgh brigade, to be written on five lots, and the same shall be folded up, and put into a hat; and they shall then cause a child under ten years of age to draw, in their presence, the lots, one by one, from the hat; and the brigade first drawn, shall be numbered the fifth brigadc; the brigade second drawn, shall be numbered the sixth brigade; the brigade third drawn, shall be numbered the seventh brigade; the brigade fourth drawn, shall be numbered the eighth brigade; and the brigade fifth drawn, shall be numbered the ninth brigade. That then the committee shall in like manner, by lots drawn in their pre:

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