Constitution of the State of South Carolina. 1790. Article I, Section 8.
SECTION 8. No person shall be eligible to a seat in the senate unless he is a free white man, of the age of thirty years, and hath been a citizen and resident in this State five years previous to his election. If a resident in the election district, he shall not be eligible unless he be legally seized and possessed, in his own right, of a settled freehold estate of the value of three hundred pounds sterling, clear of debt. If a non-resident in the election district, he shall not be eligible unless he be legally seized and possessed in his own right of a settled freehold estate in the said district of the value of one thousand pounds sterling, clear of debt.