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An Act to Authorize and Empower the Trustees of the Wadsworthville Poor School, in Laurens District, to Alien and Sell Certain Lands Therein Mentioned.

December 21, 1811

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume V, Pages 648-649

WHEREAS, William Burnside, Zachariah Bailey, James M'Mahan, James Young and William Laur, trustees of the Wadsworthville Poor School, in the district or Laurens, have petitioned the legislature to authorize them to sell, alien and dispose of such lands as cannot be rented or leased, and which was left by the last will and testament of Thomas Wadsworth, deceased, for the support of a poor school in the said district. And whereas, Henry W. Desaussure having been appointed by the will of the late Thomas Wadsworth, deceased, a trustee, to give effect and operation to his will for the establishment of a free school, is willing and has agreed that such lands, which cannot be leased or rented, may be sold; in order to carry the intentions of the said testator into effect,

I. Be if therefore 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 the trustees of the Wadsworthville Poor School, in the district of Laurens, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to sell and convey, in fee simple, to any person or persons who shall purchase the same, all or any part of the lands left by the last will and testament of Thomas Wadsworth, deceased, for the support of a poor school in Laurens District, which cannot be leased or rented. Provided, that the proceeds arising from the sale of such lands shall be applied by the said trustees to the support of the said poor school, in such way and manner as shall be best calculated to carry into effect the intentions of the said testator.

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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