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aY. JULIAN A. SELBY,
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Acta ?nd Joint RcsoTattona Passed I?y the
lreglal*tare Ot ffoath Carolina.
AK A OT TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A
SYSTEM OF PURE COMMON SCHOOLS FOB
THE STATE OF SOUTH (IAEOMNA.
BEOTIOM 1. Be it enacted by the Senate
and House of Representatives of the State
of South Carolina,'now met and sitting
in General Assembly, and by the authori?
ty of the same: ?
BT ATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
That the State Board of Education
?hall consist of tho Bovoral County Sohool
Commissioners and the State Superinten?
dent of Education, who shall be ex officio
Chairman of tho Bonrd, and who shall
be entitled to vote on all questions sub?
mitted to the Board. The Board may
elect one of its members as Secretary.
SEO. 2. That the State. Board of Edu?
cation ahull hold its first meeting at the
Capital of the State on the second Wed?
nesday after the approval of this Act,
and shall thereafter meet on the first
"Wednesday in Odtober of every year at
the Capital of the State, and at suoh
other times and places aa tjio State
Superintendent of Education shall direct.
Tho members of the Board shall be enti?
tled to receive a mileage at the rate of
twenty (20) cents per mile, going to and
returning from the meetings of the Board
aforesaid, to be paid by the State Trea?
surer on presentation of a certificate
signed by the Chairman and Secretary of
the Board. '<
SEO. 3. That, for the purpose of pro?
curing an uniform system of text-books,
to be used in the common and public
schools throughout the State, there shall
be a Commission of five appointed, to
consist of Ilia Excellency the Governor,
?who shall be ex^off?cio Chairman; the
Chairman of tho Committee on Educa?
tion of the Senate and House of Repre?
sentatives; and, for the purpose of select?
ing the other two members, the Senate
shall, by a majority of votes, appoint one,
and the House of Representatives shall
in like manner, select the other: Pro?
vided, That the Commission, having de?
cided npon a list of text-books, such list
shall not be subject to amendment or
change until the first of January, 1873,
unless authority be granted to the Com?
mission, by Aot of the General Assembly,
to amend or change the list aforesaid :
And provided, further, That the Commis?
sion HIIS.11 decide upon a list of text?
books to be used iu the common and
publia Bchools throughout the State, and
.shall furnish the same to the Board of
Education at its first session. The meet?
ings of the State Board of Education
shall be held for the purpose of consider?
ing snob matters as may be deemed neces?
sary, and of taking suoh notion OB may
advance the cause of common sohool
education in this State.
SEO. 4. Books shall be furnished to
the pupils in the publio and common
schools of this State at ten per cent,
above their cost to the State; and, in all
canes where the parents neglect or refuse
to furnish their obildren, attending such
schools, with suitable books, the Trustees
of the several school districts aro hereby
authorized to furnish the same gratu?
itously to suoh pupils aa they may be
satisfied are unable to pay for them; but
in all other oases they shall furnish books
to the pupil? who have failed to purchase
books, and certify the cost of the same,
.with the niano of the person against
whom they are charged, to the Assessor
within whose district such school district
may be situated at the time when the
ann aal assessment of property is made;
and it shall be the duty of said Assessor
to return the amount, so certified, to the
Auditor of bis County, whose duty it
shall be to place tjio same upon the
County duplicate, and cause it to be col?
lected at the same time and in the same
manner that State and County taxes are
SEC. 5. That the Stat9 Board of Educa?
tion shall take and hold in trust, for the
State, any grant or devise of lands, and
any gift or bequest of money, or other
personal property, made to it for educa?
tional purposes, and shall pay into the
State Treasury, for safe-keeping and
investment, all moneys and incomes
from property so received. The State
Treasurer shall, from time to time, invest
all such money in the uame of the State,
and shall pay to the State Board of
Education, on the warrant of the Gover?
nor, the income or principal thereof, as
it shall, from time to time, require:
Provided, That no disposition shall be
made of any grant, devise, gift or bequest
inconsistent with the conditions or terms
thereof. For the faithful management
of all property so received by the State
Treasurer, he shall be responsible, npon
his bond to the State, as for other funds
received by him in his official capacity :
Provided, however, That the Trustees of
any School District of this Stato may
take and hold in trust, for their particu?
lar School District, any grant or doviso
of lauds, und auy gift or bequest of
money, and apply the samo in the inte?
rest of the schools of their District, in
such manner as in their judgment seems
most conducive to tho welfare of the
sohools, when not otherwise directed by
the terms of the said grant or devise,
gift or bequest: And provided, further,
That before said Trustees shall assume
oontrol of any such grant, devise or
bequest, they shall givo a bond, to ho
approved of by the Sohool Commissioner
of the County in which suoh grunt,
deviso or bequest is made, said bond to
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of said County. '
STATS BXTfEIUNTENDXttiT OF EDUCATION.
SEC. 6. That tho pr?sent State Super*
intendant of Education shall continuo in
office until the election and qualification
of his successor. At the general elec?
tion in 1872, and every four years there?
after, a State Superintendent of Educa?
tion shall be elected, in the same manner
aa other State officers, who shall enter
upon the duties of his office on the first
day of January succeeding his eleotion.
SEO. 7. That he shall, before entering
npon the duties of his office, give bond,
for the uso of tho State of South Carolina,
in thc penal sum of five thousand (5,000)
dollars, with good and sufficient sureties,
to be approved by theGovenor, condi?
tioned for the faithful and impartial per?
formance of the duties of his office; and
be sholl, also, at the time of giving bond,
take and subscribo the oath prescribed
in Section 30 of Article II of the Consti?
tution of the Sate, which oath shall be
endorsed upon the back of said bond,
and the bond shall bo filed with, and
preserved by, the Secretary of State.
SEC. 8. Tbat the State Superintendent
of Education shall receive, as compensa?
tion for his services, the sum of two
thousand five hundred (2,500) dollars
per annum, together with his actual cost
of transportation when traveling on pub?
lic business, payable quarter-yearly out
of the State Treasury.
SEC. 9. That he shall have general
supervision over all the common and
public schools of the State, and it shall
be his dnty, as far as practicable, to visit
every County in the State, for tho pur?
pose of inspecting the schools, awaken?
ing an interest favorable to the cause of
education, and diffusing as widely BB
possible, by public addresses and per?
sonal communication with school officers,
teaoherB and parents, a knowledge of
existing defeats, and of desirable improve?
ments in the government and instruc?
tion of the schools.
SEC. 10. That he shall secure uniform?
ity in the use of text-boots throughout
the common and public schools of the
State, and shall forbid the usc of sectarian
or partisan books and instruction iu the
SEC. ll. That he shall prepare and
transmit to the several County School
Commissioners, school registers, blank
certificates, reports, and such other
suitable blanks, forms and printed in?
structions as may be necessary to aid
school officers and teachers in making
their reporte and carrying into full effect
the various provisions of tko school laws
of this State, and shall cause the laws
relating to common schools, with such
rules, regulations, forms and instruc?
tions us shall be prescribed by the Board
of Education, to be printed, together
with a suitable index, in pamphlet form,
by the person authorized to do the Slate
printing, at the expense of the Stute;
and he shall canse copies of the same to
be transmitted to the several County
School Commissioners for distribution.
SEO. 12. That it shall bo the duty of
the State Superintendent of Education
to collect, in his office, such school
hooks, apparatus, maps and charts as
can be obtained without expense to the
State; and also to purchase, at an ex?
pense not exceeding fifty dollars a year,
rare and valuable works on education,
for the benefit of teachers, authors and
others who may wish to consult them;
and the said sum is hereby annually
appropriated for this purpose ont of any
moneys in the State Treasury not other?
SEC. 13. That copies of all papers filed
in the office of the State Superintendent
of Education and his official acts may be
certified by him, and when so certified,
shall be evidence equally and in like
manner ns tho original papers.
SEC. 14. That the State Superinten?
dent of Education shall submit, in his
annual report, a statement of his official
visits during the past year.
SEC. 15. Thai; he shall make a report,
through the Governor to tho General
Assembly, at each regular session thereof,
1st. The number of persons between
the ages of six (6) and sixteen (IC) years,
inclusive, residing in tho State on tho
drat day of the last preceding October.
2d. The number of such persons in
31. The number of each sex.
4th. Tho number of white.
5th. The number of colored.
Otb. The whole number of persons
that attended the freo common schools
of the State during the year ending the
thirtieth day of the last preceding Sep?
tember, and the number in each County
that attended during the same period.
7th. The number of whites of ouch
sex tbat attended, and tho number of
colored of each sex that attonded the
8th. The number of common schools
in tho Stato.
Otb. The number of pupils that stud?
ied each of the branches taught.
lOtb. The average wages paid to teach?
ers of each sex.
11th. The number of school houses
erooted during the year, and tho loca?
tion, material and cost thereof.
12th. Tho number previously orocted,
the material of their construction, their
condition and value, and the number
with their grounds enclosed.
13lh. The Counties in which teachers'
institutes were held, and tho number
that attended the institutes in each
14th. Such other statistical informa?
tion as ho muy deem important, together
?Uh such plans as ho muy have matured,
aud the State Board of Education may
have recommended for tho management
and improvement of tho school fund,
aud for tho moro perfect organization
and efficiency of the common schools.
SEC. 16. That ho shall havo power to
examino all persons who muy inuko ap?
plication to him, as to their qualifica?
tion for teaching school in this Stute;
and that to all persons of good moral
character who pass a satisfactory exami?
nation he shall issue a certificate of"qual
ideation for teaching school iu tho State
of ! Sooth' Carolina; which certificate
shall authorize tho person to whom it is
given to tench iu any of tho common
schools of thia State, m which his or her
services may be desired by the Trustees
of tho school io which he, or she may
make application to teach, without any
fnrther evidence of qualification. Said
certificate shall be valid for the term of
two (2) years, unless sooner revoked.
SEO. 17. That he shall annually, on
the first day of November, or as soon
as practicable thereafter, apportion tho
income of the State school fund, and the
annual taxes collected by the State for
the support of schools, among the seve?
ral Bohool districts of the State, in pro?
portion to the respective number of pu?
pils attending the public schools, and bo
shall certify such apportionment to the
State Treasurer. He shall also certify
to the Treasurer and Sohool Commis?
sioner of each County the amount* ap?
portioned to their County, and he shall
draw his orders on the State Treasurer
in favor of the County Treasurer of each
County for the amouut apportioned to
SEO. 18. That there is hereby appro?
priated, out of any money in the State
Treasury not otherwise appropriated,
the sum of oight hundred (800) dollars
annually, to the State Suporiutendent of
Education, for tho purpose of defraying
the expenses of Clerk hire in the office
of Baid State Superintendent of Educa?
tion; said sum to he drawn quarterly by
him, and to he disbursed by the said
State Superintendent for the purpose
herein named: Provided, That tho said
sum of eight hundred (800) dollars shall
be in full for tho annual payment of all
Clerk hire of said Department.
SEO. 19. That the State Superinten?
dent of Education shall discharge such
other duties as may be provided by law;
and ho shall deliver to his successor,
within ten days after tho expiration of
his term of office, all books, papers, doc?
uments and other property belonging to
SEC. 20. That, in caso of vacancy in
the olfico of Stato Superintendent of Ed?
ucation, tho Governor shr.ll appoint,
with tho advico and consent of the Sen?
ate, a person to fill such vacancy, who
shall qualify within fifteen days after his
appoiutment, and shall continuo in office
until the next ensuing general electiou,
when a person shall bo elected to fill tho
unexpired term; and should tho person
so appointed fail to qualify within tho
time specified, such failure shall create a
COUNTY SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS.
SEO. 21. That tho present County
School Commissioners shall continue in
office until their successors are eleoted
and qualified. There shall be elected in
each County, at tho general election in
October, A. D. 1870, and at the general
election every two years thereafter, a
School Commissioner, who shall hold his
office until his successor is elected and
SEC. 22. That on the first day of Jan?
uary next succeeding the date of his
election, he shall tako and subscribe the
oath of office prescribed in Seotion 30,
of Article II, of tho Constitution of this
State, which oath he shall file in the of?
fice of the Clerk of the Court of the
County in whioh he was elected, and
shall immediately enter upon the dis?
cbarge of his duties; and upon his fail?
ure so to do, or if for any other canso
there should be a vacancy in the office,
the Governor shall appoint a person to
fill such vacanoy, who shall qualify
within fifteen days after his appointment,
and shall continue in office until the
time prescribed for filling said office by
election, as herein provided; and should
the person so appointed fail to qualify
within the time specified, such failure
shall create a vacancy.
SEC. 23. That he shall havo the gene?
ral supervision of all the common and
public schools iu his County. He shall
visit each school in the County at least
once each regular term thereof, counsel
with and encourage Trustees and teach?
ers, seo that the common school law is
properly enforced, and do whatever may
promote the cause of education in thc
SEO." 24. That it shall be his duty tc
Bee that in every school under his care
there shall he taught, as far as practica'
ble, orthography, leading, writing, arith?
metic, geography, English grammar,
history of the United States, the princi?
ples of tho Constitution and Laws of the
United Slates and of this State, anti
good behavior. ?
SEO. 25. Ho shall, on or before the
first day of October in each year, for?
ward to the State Superintendent of Ed?
ucation an extended report, containing
an abstract of the reports made to him
by the various school officers and teach?
ers in his County, and showing the con?
dition of tho schools under his charge,
suggesting such improvements io the
school system as he may deem useful, ano
give such other information iu regard tc
tho pruotical oporatiou of the cutumor
schools, and laws relating thereto, as
may be deemed of public interest. He
shall also iucludo in his report sud:
other matters us he shall be directed tc
report by tho Stato Superintendent ol
SEC. 26. That should he fail to make
tho report required in tho preceding
Sectiou, he shall forfeit to the schon
fund of his County the sum of fifty (50]
(lullars, and shall, besides, be liable foi
all damages causad by such neglect.
SEC. 27. That ho shall, ut all times,
conform to tho instructions of the State
Superintendent of Education, as to mat
tera withiu tho jurisdiction of said Statt
Superintendent. He shall servo as the
organ of communication between the
said State Superintendent and schoo
authorities. He shall transmit to schoo!
officers or teachers all blanks, circulars,
and other communications which aro tc
SEC. 28. That each County Schoo
Commissioner shall receive as compensa
tiou for his services, including expense!
of transportation within his County, a:
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annual salary' of Jone thousand (1,000)
dollars, except tho Conn ty of Charleston,
In V?laich County ho shall recoivo an an?
nual salary of fifteen hundred (1,500)
dollars, payable quarterly by tho State
COUNTY BOARD OP EXAMTNF.RS.
SEC: 29. That tho County Commis?
sioners of the several Counties shall fur?
nish the School Commissioners of their
respective Counties with an office and
the necessary office furniture.
SEC. 30. That it shall be the duty of
eaoh County Sohool Commissioner, im?
mediately after the passage of this Aat,
to divide bis County into convenient
School Districts, for all purposes con?
nected with the general interest of edu?
cation, and re-district the same, when?
ever, in his judgment, the general good
requires it. Each District shall be con?
fined to tho management and control of
the Board of School Trustees hereinaf?
ter provided for, who shall hold their of?
fice for two yeors, and until their eucces
sors aro elected and qualified.
SEO. 31. It shall be tho duty of the
School Commissioner of each County to
select two suitable and discreet persons,
who, together with himself, shall consti?
tute a Board of Examiners, whose duty
it shall bo to examine all candidates for
tho profession of teacher, and to give
such persons as aro found qualified a cer?
tificate setting forth the branches of
learning he or she may be found capable
of teaching; such examination to bo re?
newed every year. No teacher shall be
employed in any of the common or pub?
lic Echools without a certificate from tho
Board of Examiners or tho State Super?
intendent; but certificates furnished by
the Board of Examiners shall be valid
only iu the Counties where issued. A
majority of the County Board of Exam?
iners shall have power, for good and suf?
ficient reasons, to cancel any certificate
issued by them beforo tho expiration of
tho time for which said certificate was
SEC. 32. That the Board of County
School Examiners shall meet at least
twice a year, at such places, and at such
time3, as the County School Commis?
sioner shall appoint; that the County
School Commissioner shall bo Chairman
aud Clerk of the Board, and 6ball keep
a fair record of their proceedings, and n
register of tho name, age, sex, color, re?
sidence ?nd date of certificate of each
pcrsou to whom certificate is issued, and
iu case a certificate bo cancelled, shall
make a proper entry of tho same.
SEC. 33. That it shall be tho duty o?
tho County Board of School Examiners,
at their first meeting, to order, in and
for each aud every school district in theil
County, au election for a Board of three
(3) School Trustees, whoso duties shal!
bo as hereinafter prescribed. Tho said
County Board shall also have power tc
fill, by appointment, all vacancies which
may occur in tho respective School Dis
trict Boards of School Trustees in theil
SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND TRUSTEES.
SEO. 34. For the purpose of conduct
ing tho election provided for in the fore
going Section, a public meeting of tht
voters of each school district shall In
called by order of the County Board o
Examiuers; said meeting shall bo pro
sided over by one member of said Boure
of Examiners, or a person by them ap
pointed; shall appoint a Secretary, wht
shall keep a fair record of its proceed
ings, to be deposited with the Count;
School Commissioner, and shall thei
proceed to elect three persons, residen
in the said school district, to serve a
School Trustees for one year: Provided
That fifteen days' notice shall be given o
every such public meeting.
SEC. 35. That tho said Trastees
within fifteen (15) days after their ap
pointment or eleotion, shall take an oatl
or affirmation faithfully and impartial!;
to discharge the duties of their office
which oath the members are authorize!
to administer to each other.
SEC. 36. That it shall bo tho duty o
the said Trustees, any two of whom sba!
constitute a quorum, to meet as noon a
practicable after having been appointe!
or elected and qualified, nt such place a
may bo most convenient in tho district
and organize by appointing ono of thei
number Clerk of the Board, who shal
preside at the official meetings of th
Trustees, and shall record their proceed
ings in a book provided for that purpose
Provided, That each member of th
Board Bhall bo duly notified of sue!
meetings by the School Commissioner
of tho County.
SEC. 37. That it shall be the duty c
the Trustees in each school district t
take tho management and control of th
local educational interest of the same
subject to the supervision of the Count
School Commissioner, and to visit th
school at least twico in every month dui
ing tho school term.
SEO. 38. That it shall be the duty c
tho Trustees in the several school dir
triets to make, or cause to bo made
annually, in each sohool district, by th
first day of September, an enumeratio
of all the children between the ages c
six (6) anti sixteen (16) years, residen
within such school district, distinguish
ing betweeu male and female, white an
colored; atiel the Clerk of said Board ci
Trustees shall return to the Count
Sohool Commissioner a duplicate repoi
of tho same: Provided. That in caso th
enumeration of scholastic population c
any Behool district is not made, as prc
vided for in this Act, by that time, th
County Board of School Examiners i
herewith authorized to appoint not
Trustees for such school district, nnles
for gooel and sufficient cause tho Tn?
tees have failed to act.
SEC. 39. It shall bo tho duty of th
Bonni of Trustees to hold a regular set
sion in their School District at least tw
weeks beforo tho commencement of an
or every school term, for the transactio
of nny and all business necessary to th
prosperity of tho school, with power t
adjourn from timo to time, and to hoi
special meetings at any time or place.
SEO. 40. That the Board of Trustee
?hall have power to establish and mak
all arrangements for the common schools
Of districts, paying dos regard to any
school-boose already built or site pro?
cured, as well as to all other circa instan?
ces proper to be considered, so as tobest
promote the educational interest of their
district: Provided, That if Raid Board of
Trustees shall fail to establish schools
and build school-houses, when and where
the necessities of the people require
them, it shall be the duty of the County
School Commissioner, and he shall have
the power, to establish and build the
same at the expense of the school fond
of such School District. They shall
employ teachers from among those hav?
ing certificates, and discharge the same
when good and sufficient reasons for so
doing present themselves; but they shall
employ no person to teach in any of the
schools under their supervision nnless
such person shall hold, at the time of
commencing his or her school, a certifi?
cats to teach, granted by the County
Board of School Examiners, or by the
Stato Superintendent of Education.
SEO. 41. That should the Board of
Trustees be nuable otherwise to procure
sites for school houses, they are hereby
authorized to appoint a jury of view of
five legal voters of the County, who Bhall
locate said site as the public interest may
require; but, except in a city, town or
village, said Bite shall bo located within
two hnndred yards of tho dwelling of
the owner of tho land taken for said sito
without his consent, giveu in writing.
The said jury shall assess tho value of tho
same, and report their action to the
Board of Trustee, who Bhall secure the
titlo and pay for tho site, as decided by
the jury of view, out of any moneys
available for that purpose.
Seo. 42. That when it shall BO happen
that persons are so situated as tobebetter
accommodated at the Behool of any
adjoining School District, or whenever it
may bo desirable to establish a school
i composed of parts of two or more School
Districts, it shall he tho duty of tho re?
spective Board of Trustees of tho School
District in which such persona reside, or
in which such schools may be situated, or
of the School Districts, or the parts of
which the school is to be composed, to
? transfer such persons for education to
the School District iu which such school?
house is or may be located; hut tho
I enumeration of scholars shall bo taken
in each District os if no such transfer
had been made; aud such school, when
so composed, BUHII be supported from the
school funds of tho respective School
Districts from which the scholars may
have been transferred.
SEC. 43. That tho school year shall
commeoco ou the first Monday of Octo?
ber, and close on tho last Friday of
?Juue in each year; but the County
School Commissioner shall have power
to limit the school year according to the
school fund apportioned to his County.
SEC. 44. Thut it ahull be the duty of
each school teacher to moke out and file
with the Clerk of the Board of Trustees,
at the expiration of each Behool month,
a full and completo report of tho whole
number of scholars admitted to the
school during each month, distinguish?
ing between male and female, the
average attendance, the branches taught,
the number of pupils engaged in each
of said branches, and such other statis?
tics as he or she may be required to make
by the County School Commissioner;
and until such report shall havo been
certified and filed by the said teacher, as
aforesaid, it shall bo the duty of said
I Board of Trustees to require the snme,
aud forward to the County School Com?
missioner, before said teacher can draw
piy for his or her services.
SEO. 45. That the State Superinten?
dent of Education, or any County School
Commissioner, or School District Board
of Trustees, may receive, in behalf of the
Stato Board of Education, any gift,
grant, donation or devise of any school?
house, or site for a school-house, or
library for the use of any school, or
schools, or other school purposes within
the State, and aro hereby invested
with the caro and custody of all t-ohool
houses, sites, or other property belong?
ing to the State Board of Education
within the limits of their jurisdic?
tion, with full powers to control the
same in such manner as they may
think will best subserve tho interests of
common schools and tho eunao of educa?
tion, subject to the control of tho State
Board of Education.
CHABTJECTON CTTY BOAKD OF SCHOOL COM?
SEO. 46. That it shall be tho duty of
the School Commissioner of Charleston
Conuty to organize, in all those districts
outside of the city of Charleston, formerly
known as Parishes, a suitable number of
schools, as soon as practicable after the
passage of this Act. Ho shall visit said
schools not less than twice during eaoh
year, and shall perform such other duties
as are prescribed for County School
Commissioners in this Act. Upon failure
or neglect to discharge the d n th s imposed
up?n him by this Section, when reported
to the State Superintendent of Educa?
tion, the said State Snperiutendent is
hereby empowored to take such measures
as, in his judgment, may be necessary to
enforce a faithful performance of duty
on tho part of said School Commis?
SEC. 47. That the School Commissioner
of Charleston County, in conjunction
with ono suitable and discreet person
from each ward in the city of Charleston,
to ho appointed hy the Governor, shall
constitute tho Charleston City Board of
School Commissioners, and who shall
continue in office until their successors
aro elected and qualified. Tho School
Commissioner of Charleston County
shall be ex officio Chairman of tho paid
Board, and may assemble tho members
thereof auy timo ut his discretion. They
(tho Board) may appoint ono of their
number Clerk of tho said Board. Tho
poweri, aud duties of the Board aforesaid
shall bo tho same aa th uso of tho Board
of School Trustees of the several School
SEO. 48. That at tho next regular
municipal election held in the city of
Charleston, and at overy regalar munici?
pal eleotion thereafter,- one Sohool Com?
missioner shall be elected by the legal
votes of eaoh ward, who shall continue
in office until his successor is eleoted
SKO. 49. That all Acts or parts of |Aots
inconsistent with this Act, or supplied by
it, are hereby repealed.
SEO. 50. That this Aot shall take effect
from its passage.
CHAS. W. MONTGOMERY,
President pro tem. of the Senate.
FRANKLIN J. MOSES, Jn.,
Speaker House of Representatives.
Approved tho 16th day of February,
187U. ROBERT K. SCOTT,
AN ACT TO CnAHTER THE MANCHESTER AND
AUGUSTA RAILROAD COMPANY.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Sonate
and House of Representatives of the
State of South Carolina, now met and
sitting in General Assembly, and by the
authority of the same, That for the pur?
pose of establishing a railroad from some
point on tho Wilmington and Manches?
ter Railroad, between the towns of Sum?
ter and Manchester and tho town of
Hamburg, or some point near that place,
u corporate Company is hereby author?
ized, to bo called the Manchester and
Augusta Railroad Company, which Com?
pany, when formed in compliance with
the conditions herein prescribed, shall
have corporate existence ns a body politic
SEC. 2. That the said Company be,
and is hereby, authorized to construct a
railroad from some point on tho Wil?
mington and Manchester Railroad to the
town of Hamburg, or near that pince.
SEC. 3. That for the purpose of raising
tho necessary capital stock of said Com?
pany, it sbnll be lawful to open books in
the town of Sumter, under the direction
of John T. Green, F. J. Moses, Jr., J. S.
Richardson, Jr., M. B. Allen, Joseph
Smith and Wm. Gowan ; nt Florence,
nuder the direction of E. W. Charles, J.
Eli Gregg, D. C. Milling, T. D. Mc?
Dowell, C. A. Sherman and A. W.
Thayer; at Marion Court House, under
the direction of W. W. Harllee, William
Evans and W. S. Mullius; and atany other
place or places in South Carolina; by any
three of the aforesaid Commissioners,
for the purpose of receiving subscrip?
tions to an amount not exceeding five
millions of dollars, in shares of one hun?
dred dollars each, to constitute a joint
capital stock, for the purpose of con?
structing and enrryinginto operation the
aforesaid railroad or any patt thereof.
The time and place for receiving sub?
scriptions shall be fixed by a majority of
tho Commissioners at Sumter Court
House; and if they fail, then by any of
the three Commissioners hereinbefore
named, having advertised for thirty days
in any newspaper or newspapers in the
State; and the books shall he kept open
for thirty days at eaoh of tho places
where they shall be opened. That on
each share of stock subscribed, the
subscriber shall pay two dollars to the
Commissioners, who shall deposit the
same in some national bank. When ono
hundred thousand dollars aro subscribed,
the said Commissioners, or any three of
them, shall give notice of the time and
placo of meeting for organization in some
SEC. 4. Whenever the said sum of ono
hundred thousand dollars is subscribed,
the subscribers, their executors, adminis?
trators, or assigne, shall be, and they are
hereby, declared to be incorporated into
a Company, and shall have all the rights
and privileges conferred npon the North?
eastern Railroad Company, according to
their original charter, each subscriber
being entitled to one vote for each share
of stock; which said charter was ratified
on the sixteenth day of December, in the
year of our Lord ono thousand eight
hundred and fifty-one: Provided, That
nothing herein contained shall be con?
strued so as to exempt the said Company
from the payment of taxes.
SEC. 5. The said Company shall have
the right to build bridges across naviga?
ble livers: Provided, They shall put in
good and sufficient druws, and shall con?
struct necessary stations and turn-outs,
with one or more tracks to the road,
witb such gauge as may be considered
best, and may co-operate or consolidate
with such road or roads as may bo
chartered by the State of Georgia, form?
ing but ono corporation, at their discre?
tion: Provided, That said road shall be
subject to the provisions of an Act enti?
tled "An Act to declare the manner by
which the lands, or the right of way over
the lands, of persons or corporations
may be taken for the construction and
uses of railways and other works of inter?
nal improvement," ratified the twenty
second day of September, 1868.
SEO. 6. That this Aot shall be deemed
a public Act, and continue in force for
CHAS. W. MONTGOMERY,
President pro tem. of the Senate.
FRANKLIN J. MOSES, JR.,
Speaker House of Representatives.
Approved tho 26th day of February,
1870. ROBERT K. SCOTT,
AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN
ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CHARLESTON
DOARD OP TRADE."
Be it enacted by the Sena'e and House
il Representatives of the State of South
Jamima, now met and sitting in General
Assembly, and by tho authority uf the
'J'h at the second Section of tho Act of
he General Assembly, ratified the nine
eon th day of December, Anno Domini
1866, be, and tho feamo is hereby,
i mended, sons to rend us follows: Tbat
ho said Charleston Board of Trade shall
JO entitled to hold and possess property
o an amount not exceeding fifty thou
CUAS. W. MONTGOMERY,
Presiden! p*o tem. of tba Senate.
FRANKLIN J. MOSES, JR.,
ipeoker of the House of Representatives.
Approved thc 2cth day of February,
ROBERT E. SCOTT, Governor.