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An Act to Vest in the Trustees of the Cedar Springs Academies, in Spartanburgh District, and in the Trustees of the Edgefield Village Academy, the Escheated Property Therein Named for Each District Respectively; and for Other Purposes.

December 18, 1824

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Pages 246-247

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 all such property as has heretofore, not otherwise disposed of, or shall hereafter accrue to the State, within the district of Spartanburgh, by virtue of an Act entitled "An Act to appoint Escheators and regulate escheats," shall be, and the same is hereby, vested in the Trustees of the Cedar Spring Academies, for the purpose of endowing and supporting two Academies, male and female, in the said district.

II. And be it further enacted by the autliority aforesaid, That whenever the said trustees shall have received from the sale of escheated property the sum of ten thousand dollars, then, and immediately thereafter, this girant shall cease and determine: Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to restrict the Legislature from vesting in any person or persons any escheated property within the said district, who may have an equitable claim thereto.

III. And, be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the trustees of the Edgefield Village Academy be, and the same are hereby, incorporated by the name and title of "The Trustees of the Edgefield Village Academy," and that the same be a body politic and corporate in law, with the powers of suing and being sued, contracting and being contracted with, of holding and enjoying property and estate, both real and personal, with the light of succession, and all other rights, immunities, and privileges enjoyed by other incorporated bodies.

IV. And be it further enacted, That all such property and estate as has heretofore, not otherwise disposed of, or may hereafter accrue to the State within the district of Edgefield, by virtue of an Act entitled "An Act to appoint escheators and regulate escheats," shall he, and the same is hereby, vested in the trustees of the said Edgefield Village Academy, and the Society Academy, for the purpose of endowing and supporting the said Edgefield Village Academy and the Society Academy: Provided, the said sum arising from escheated property so appropriated, shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars

V. And be it furthcr enacted, That the old court-house of Darlington District be, and the same is hereby, vested in the commissioners of roads for that district, and their successors in office, to be used for such public and other purposes as they may allow: Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prevent the said old court-house from being used as a court-house by the courts of general sessions and common pleas, until the new court house may be completed.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the escheated properly within York District, to the amount of ten thousand dollars, bo vested in the trustees of the Ebenezer Academy, and their successors in said district, for the use and benefit ot said academy.

VII. Arid be it further enacted, That all property, real and personal, situate and being in the district of Abbeville, which has now escheated, or may hereafter escheat, be transferred to the commissioners of the poor, for the benefit of the poor of said district: And that William Lesley is hereby appointed escheator ot said district, on his giving the usual bond and security; any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

VIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaidm That Minor Sadler be, and he is hereby appointed, escheator for York District, upon his giving the usual bond and security; any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

IX. And be further it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the proceeds of the sale of the real estate of James Mead, deceased, which has escheated, be vested in John Scamell, Jun , as administrator of the said James Mead, for the purpose of being distributed amongst his next of kin.

In the Senate House, the sixteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, and in the forty-ninth year of the Independence of the United States of America.

JACOB BOND I'ON, President of the Senate.
JOHN B. O'NEALL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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