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after by us appointed as the common council of the said cor poration, or any other persons to be elected and admitted members of the said common council in the manner herein. · after directed, shall die, or fhall, by writing under his and

their hands respectively, resign his or their office or offices of common council-man, or common council-men, the said corporation, or the major part of such of them as shall be present, and may at such meeting, on the said third Thursday in March, yearly, in manner as aforesaid, next after such death or resignation, and at no other meeting of the said corporation, elect and chuse one or more person or persons, being members of the said corporation, into the room or place of such person, or perfons, which shall be so dead or so resigning, as to them shall seem meet. And our will and pleasure is, that all and every the person or pessons which shall, from time to time, hereafter be elected common council-men of the said corporation as aforesaid, do and shall, before he or they act as common council-men of the said corporation, take an oath for the faithful and due execution of their office; which oath the president of the said corporation, for the time being, is hereby authorized and required to administer to such person or persons so elected as aforesaid. And our will and pleasure is, that the first president of the said corporation fhall be our trusty and well-beloved the said John Lord Viscount Percival, and that the said president shall, within thirty days after the passing of this charter, cause summons to be issued to the several members of the said corporation herein particularly named, to meet at such time and place as he should appoint, to consult about and transact the business of the said corporation. And our will and pleasure is, and we do by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, grant, ordain, and direct, that the common council of the said corporation shall confift of fifteen in number : and we do, by these presents, nominate, constitute, and appoint, our right trusty and well-beloved, John Lord Viscount Percival, our trusty and well-beloved Edward Digby, George Carpenter, James Oglethorpe, George Heathcote, Thomas Tower, Robert More, Robert Hucks, Rogers Holland, William Sloper, Francis Eyles, John Laroche, James Vernon, William Belitha, esquises, and Stephen Hales master of arts, to be the common council of the said corporation, to continue in their faid offices during their good behaviour. And whereas it is our royal intention, that the members of the said corporation shall be encreased by election as soon as conveniently may be, to a greater number than is hereby nominated, our further

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will and pleasure is, and we do hereby for us, our heirs and fucceffors, ordain, and direct, thắt from the time of such increase of the members of the said corporation, the number of the faid common council shall be increased to twenty-four, And that at the same assembly at which such additional members of the said corporation shall be chosen, there shall likewise be elected in the manner herein before directed for the election of common council-men, nine persons to be of the said common council, and to make up the number thereof twenty-four. And our further will and pleasure is, that our trusty and well-beloved the faid Sir Edward Digby, esquire, shall be the first chairman of the common council of the said corporation, and that the said Lord Viscount Percival shall be and continue president of the said corporation, that the faid Edward Digby shall be and continue chairman of the said common-council of the said corporation respectively, until the meeting which shall be had next and immediately after the first meeting of the faid corporation, or of the common council of the said corporation respectively, and no Jonger; at which said second meeting, and at every other fublequent and future meeting of the faid corporation, or of the common-council of the said corporation respectively, in order to preferve an indifferent rotation of the several offices of president of the corporation, and of chairman of the common-council of the said corporation, we do direct and ordain, that all and every the person or persons, members of the said common-council for the time being, and no others, being prefent at such meetings, shall severally and respectively, in their turns, preside at the meetings which shall from time to time be had and held, of the said corporation, or of the common-council of the said corporation respectively : And in case any doubt or question shall at any time arise, touching or concerning the turn or right of any member of the said common-council, to preside at any meeting of the said corporation, or of the common-council of the said corporation, the same shall be respectively determined by the major part of the said corporation, or of the common-council of the said corporation respectively, who shall be present at such meeting. Provided always, that no member of the faid common-council, having ferved in the office of president of the faid corporation, or of chairman of the common-council of the faid corporation, shall be capable of being or of serving as president or chairman at any meeting of the faid corporation, or of the common-council of the said corporation, next and immediately ensuing that in which he so served as 'prefident of the faid corporation, or chairman of the common

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council of the said corporation respectively, unless it shall ro happen, that at any such mceting of the said corporation there shall not be any other member of the said common-counciļ present. And our will and pleasure is, that at all and every the meetings of the said corporation, or of the commoncouncil of the said corporation, the president or chairman for the time being shall have a voice, and shall vote and act as member of the said corporation, or of the common.council of the said corporation, at such meeting ; and in case of any equality of votes, the said president or chairman for the time being shall have and exercise a casting vote. And our further will and pleasure is, that no president of the said corporation, or chairman of the common-council of the said corporation, or member of the said common-council or corporation, by us by these presents appointed, or hereafter from time to time to be elected or appointed in manner as aforesaid, shall have, take or receive, directly or indirectly, any falary, fee, perquisite, benefit or profit, whatsoever, for or by reason of his or their serving the said corporation, or common-council of the said corporation, as president, chairman, or common-council-man, or as being a member of the said corporation. And our will and pleasure is, that the said herein before appointed president, chairman and common-council-men, before he and they act respectively as such, fhall severally take an oath for the faithful and due execution of their trúft, to be administered to the president by the chief baron of our court of exchequer for the time being, and by the president of the said corporation to the rest of the common-council, who are hereby authorized severally and respectively to administer the same. And our will and pleasure is, that all and every person and persons who shall have in his or their own name or names, or in the name or names of any person or persons in trust for him or them, or for his or their benefit, any office, place or employment of profit under the said corporation, shall be incapable of being elected a member of the said corporation : And if any member of the said corporation, during such time as he thall continue a member thereof, shall in his own name, or in the name of any person or persons in trust for him, or for his benefit, have, hold, exercise, accept, possess or enjoy any office, place or employment of profit under the commoncouncil of the said corporation, such member shall, from the time of such having, holding, exercising, accepting, posseffing and enjoying such office, place or employment of profit, cease to be a member of the said corporation, And we do for us, our heirs and successors, grant unto the said

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corporation,and their successors ,that they,and their successors, or the major part of such them as shall be present at any meeting of the said corporation, convened and assembled for that purpose, by proper and convenient notice thereof, shall have power, from time to time, and at all times hereafter, to authorize and appoint such persons as they shall think fit, to take subscriptions, and to gather and collect such monies as shall be by any person or persons contributed for the purposes aforesaid, and shall and may revoke and make void such authorities and appointments as often as they shall see cause so to do. And we do hereby for us, our heirs and succeffors, ordain and direct, that the said corporation shall every year lay an account in writing before the chancellor, or keeper, or commissioners for the custody of the great seal of Great Britain, of us, our heirs and successors, the chief justice of the court of king's bench, the master of the rolls, the chief justice of the court of common pleas, and the chief baron of the exchequer, of us, our heirs and fucceffors, for the time being, or any two of them, of all monies or effects by them received or expended, for the carrying on the good Power of purposes aforesaid. And we do hereby for us, our heirs and

making fucceffors, give and grant unto the said corporation, and by laws. their successors, full power and authority to constitute, ordain and make such and so many by-laws, constitutions, orders and ordinances, as to them, or the greater part of them, at their general meeting for that purpose, fhall seem meet, necessary and convenient for the well ordering and governing the said corporation; and the said by-laws, constitutions, orders and ordinances, or any of them, to alter and annul, as they, or the major part of them then present, shall see requisite ; and in and by such by-laws, rules, orders and ordinances, to set, impose and indict reasonable pains and penalties upon any offender or offenders who shall transgress, break or violate the said by-laws, constitutions, orders and ordinances, so made as aforesaid, and to mitigate the same, as they or the major part of them then present shall find cause ; which said pains and penalties shall and may be levied, sued for, taken, retained and recovered by the said corporation, and their fucceffors, or by their officers and servants, from time to time to be appointed for that purpose, by action of debt, or by any other lawful ways and means, to the use and behoof of the said corporation, and their successors; all and singular which by-laws, constitutions, orders and ordinances so as aforesaid to be made, we will shall be duly observed and kept, under the pains and penalties therein to be contained;

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so always as the said by-laws, constitutions, orders and ordinances, pains and penalties from time to time to be made and imposed, be reasonable, and not contrary or repugnant to the laws and statutes of this our realm; and that such bylaws, constitutions, and ordinances, pains and penalties from time to time to be made and imposed, and any repeal or alteration thereof, or of any of them, be likewise agreed to, be eftablished and confirmed by the general meeting of the faid corporation, to be held and kept next after the fame shall be respectively made. And whereas the said corporation intend to settle a colony, and to make an habitation and plantation in that part of our province of South Carolina in America herein after described : Know ye therefore, that we greatly defiring the happy success of the said corporation, for their further encouragement in accomplishing so excellent a work, have of our special grace, certain 'knowledge,

and mere motion, given and granted, and by these presents; Grant of a for us, our heirs and successors, do give and grant, to the large tract said corporation, and their successors, under the reservations, of land to limitations and declarations hereafter expressed, feven undithe said corporation.

vided parts (the whole into eight equal parts to be divided) of all those lands, countries and territories, situate, lying and being in that part of South Carolina in America, which lies from the northern stream of a river there commonly called the Savannah, all along the sea coast to the southward, unto the most southern stream of a certain other great water or river called the Alatamacha, and weftard from the heads of the said rivers respectively in direct lines to the south seas, and all that space, circuit and precinct of land lying within the said boundaries, with the islands in the sea, lying oppofite to the eastern coast of the said islands, within twenty leagues of the fame, which are not already inhabited, or fettled by any authority derived from the crown of Great Britain, together with all the soils, grounds, havens, ports, gulphs and bays, mines, as well as royal mines of gold and filver, as other minerals, precious stones, quarries, woods, rivers, waters, fishings, as 'well royal fishings of whale and sturgeon as other fifhings, pearls, commodities, jurisdictions, royalties, franchises, privileges and pre-eminencies, within the faid territories, and the precincts there. of, and thereunto in any fort belonging or appertaining, and which we by our letters patent may or can grants and in as ample manner and sort as we, or any of our royal progenitors, bave hitherto granted to any company, body politic or corporate, or to any adventurer or adventurers, undertaker or un

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