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An ACT to incorporate the United Independent

Congregational church of Dorchester and
Beach Hill, in the parishes of St. George and
St. Paul.
THEREAS sundry members and others

of the said church, have preferred their petition, praying to be incorporated :

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the SeUnited In- nate and House of Representatives, now met and dependent sitting in general assembly, and by the authority Congre. gational of the same, That the said church shall be, and is church of hereby incorporated, as a body politic and corpoDorches.

Serate, and shall be known in deed and in law by the Beach name of the United Independent Congregational

church of Dorchester and Beach Hill. corporat.

And be it further enacted by the authority Shall have aforesaid, That the said corporation, by their perpetual name aforesaid, shall have perpetual succession successi. on of offi. of officers and members, to be elected or apcers and pointed in such manner, and aceording to such members, andacom. form, as may be prescribed by the rules and remon seal. gulations now existing, or hereafter to be made

for the government thereof; and that they shall have a common seal, with power to change, alter or make new the said rules and regulations, and common seal, as often as they shall judge expedient.

And be it further enacted by the authority May hold aforesaid, That the said corporation shall be able property, and capable in law to have, hold, receive, posand make rules and sess and enjoy, all the lands, tenements and heregulati- reditaments, and also all donations, gifts, devis.

es and bequests, of what nature soever, which are now vested, or of right ought to be vested in the heir or heirs of the late trustee or trustees of the said church, or of either of the said churches, and shall also be able and capable in law, to purchase, have, hold, take, receive, possess, retain

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and enjoy to themselves, in perpetuity or for any term of years, any estate, real or personal, not exceeding the annual income of one thousand dollars; and to sell, alien, or otherwise dispose of the same, as they may think proper, and by their said name and style, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court in this state, and to make any such rules, regulations and by laws (not repugnant to the laws of the land) as they may, from time to time, judge proper and expedient.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this act shall be deemed and ta- This act ken as a public act, and notice thereof shall be declareda

public act. taken in all courts of justice and elsewhere with." in this state, and shall be given in evidence on the trial of any issue or cause, without special pleading In the Senate House, the twenty-first day of

December, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-three, and in
the eighteenth 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 the Episcopal Church

on Edisto island, the Primitive Methodists of
Trinity Church, Charleston, and the Primi-
tive Methodists of Ebenezer Church, George-
town.
T HEREAS several of the citizens of

V Charleston, and several of the citizens of Georgetown, have, by their petitions, prayed to be incorporated for certain pious and lauda.

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ble purposes, by the several names of the Pri: mitive Methodists of Trinity Church, Charlestoil, and of the Primitive Methodists of Ebenezer Church, Georgetown:

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met

and sitting in general assembly, and by the au. Methodist thority of the same, That the petitioners aforechurches said, and their successors, appointed or elected, incorpora

or to be appointed or elected, according to the manner prescribed, or to be prescribed by the regulations of the said churches, shall be, and are hereby incorporated as bodies politic and corporate, in deed and lair, under the names of the Primitive Methodists of Trinity Church, Charleston, and of the Primitive Methodists of Ebenezer Church, Georgetown.

And whereas, Sundry members of the Episcopal Church on Edisto island, by their humble petition to the legislature, have set forth that they were formerly incorporated with the other members of St. John's parish, Colleton county, professing the Episcopal religion, under the denomination of the Episcopal church in St, John's parish, and joined wiih them in supporting a citrgyman of their church; that the greater part of the inhabitants on John's island and Wadmelaw, professing the Episcopal religion, are either dead, or have removed from the parish, and the said petitioners reduced to the necessity of specialiy providing for the support of a clergyman for their particular church; and praying that a law may be passed for their distinct and separate incorporation, under the denomination of the Episcopal church on Edisto island :

Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the vestry and church wardens of the said Episcopal church on Edisto island, be, and

they are hereby declared to be established and incorporated as a separate and distinct body, po- Episcopa! litic and coporate, in name and in law, and shall church on

bias Edisto Islhereafter separately have, possess and enjoy the and incorprivate or particular and special property of the porated. said church, and shall also in severalty have, possess and enjoy the same authorities, powers and privileges, which by the act of the general assembly of this state, is or are granted to or vested in them conjointly with the other Episcopal churches of St. John's parish, Colleton county; and that the said vesty and church wardens of the Episcopal church of Edisto island, and their successors in office for ever hereafter, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be incorporated as a body politic and corporate, in deed and in law, by the name of the Protestant Episcopal church of Edisto island.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the corporations aforesaid, by Shall have their names aforesaid, shall have perpetual suc- perpetual cession of members and officers to be appointed on of offic or elected, according to the manner prescribed, cers and or to be prescribed by the regulations now existing, or hereafter to be made for the govern- mon seal. ment of the said corporations, and that they shall have a common seal, with power to change or make new their said regulations and common seal, as often as they may judge expedient.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporations shall be May hold able and capable in law to purchase, have, hold, property,

sue and be possess and enjoy, for themselves, in perpetuity sued, and or for any term of years, any estate, real or per- make rules sonal, of what kind or nature soever: Provided laws the same do not exceed the sum of one thousand dollars in its clear annual income; and to sell, alien or dispose of the same, as they may

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think proper; and by their said names to sue and be sued, implead or be impleaded, in any court of law or equity in this state, and to make such rules and by-laws, not repugnant or contrary to the laws of the land, as for their proper government may by them be thought necessary or expedient.

And be it further enacted by the authority This act aforesaid, That this act shall be taken and deemdeclareda

ci ed to be a public act, and all courts in this state public act.

shall take notice thereof as such, and the same
shall be given in evidence without special plead.
ing.
In the Senate House, the twenty-first day of

December, in the year of our Lord one tħou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-three, and in
the eighteenth year of the Independence
of the United States of America.
DAVID RAMSAY,

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

END of the ACTS of DECEMBER, 1793.

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