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An Act to Aid the Establishment of the South Carolina College; and to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish a College at Columbia."

December 17, 1803

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume V, Page 464

I. Be it 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 if at any stated or other meeting, to be held by the trustees of the South Carolina College, any less number than a quorum, as established by the said Act, shall attend, the members so attending shall have power to appoint a chairman, and to meet and adjourn, from time to time, as the majority shall think fit.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if at any stated or other meeting of the said board, the president shall not attend, it shall and may be lawful for the number of eleven at a stated meeting, or the number of seven at an occasional meeting, to elect a president pro tempore; and the meeting so constituted shall be vested with all the powers which an occasional or stated meeting may respectively exercise; any thing in the said Act to the contrary notwithstanding.

III. And whereas, sundry persons, proprietors of those two squares of land situate upon and circumscribed by Medium and Pendleton, Sumter and Bull streets, have signified their assent to relinquish to the said trustees their right and interest in the said two Squares, upon being compensated by an exchange of other lands, or otherwise; Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the commissioners of the town of Columbia shall convey and assure to the said trustees, the said two squares of land, or so much thereof as the purchasers shall voluntarily relinquish; and shall make such compensation to the said purahasers, by exchange or otherwise, as shall be agreed upon by and between them and the said purchasers; and that it shall be lawful for the said trustees to enclose the said two squares, with the squares lying next to the southward thereof, in one enclosure, notwithstanding the intervening streets.

In the Senate House, the seventeenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the twenty-eighth.

JOHN GAILLARD, President of the Senate.
ROBERT STARK, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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