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An Act to Authorize the Commissioners of the Orphan House of Charleston to Select the Number of Youths Therein Mentioned, from Those Educated and Maintained on the Bounty of that Institution, Who Shall be Allowed to Complete Their Education at the South Carolina College.

December 21, 1811

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume V, Page 644 - Points to:
The Statutes at Larg of South Carolina - Volume VII - Pages 132-133

WHEREAS, from the number of orphan children from every part of this State, educated and supported by the munificence of the citizens of Charleston, in the Orphan House of that city, an ample opportunity is offered of making a judicious selection of talents and genius; in order, therefore, to further the patriotic and liberal views of the patrons of that institution,

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 from and immediately after the passing of this Act, the commissioners of the Orphan House in the city of Charleston shall be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to select, annually, one youth from the number educated and maintained on the bounty of that institution, for the purpose of completing his education at the South Carolina College, graduate and receive the degrees conferred at the said College.

II. And be it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, That the Trustees, the President and Professors, shall be, and they are hereby, directed to receive and cause to be educated and allowed to graduate at the South Carolina College, the boys to be selected as aforesaid; subject, nevertheless, to all the rules, orders and regulations of the said South Carolina College.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all expense incident to the education and maintenance of the said boys so to be selected, (clothing excepted,) shall be defrayed from the amount annually appropriated by the Legislature to the South Carolina College.

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That as the youths so chosen shall graduate, or in case of the death, expulsion or removal of them, or any of them, the commissioners aforesaid are hereby authorized and empowered to fill up any vacancy occasioned thereby.

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the sum of one hundred and forty dollars be, and is hereby, annually appropriated for the cloathing of each of the said boys while they remain at the said College; Provided nevertheless, that they shall not continue beyond the term usually allowed to candidates for the first degree.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all Acts and parts of Acts repugnant hereto, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

In the Senate House, the twenty-first day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven, and in the thirty-sixth year of the Independence of the United States of America.

SAMUEL WARREN, President of the Senate.
JOHN GEDDES, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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