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An Act Concerning the Ludlam School Fund, and for Other Purposes Therein Mentioned.

December 19, 1827

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Pages 330-331

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 so much of the Act of the General Assembly of this State, entitled "An Act to incorporate the vestry of the parish of Saint James Goose Creek, Berkeley County, and to enable the said vestry effectually to put in execution the trust reposed in the Society for Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts, by the last will and testament of the Rev'd. Richard Ludlam, deceased, according to the pious intentions of the said testator, and to settle the accounts of the Rev'd. James Harrison," as requires the vestry of the Episcopal Church of the parish of Saint James Goose Creek, to appropriate the interest arising from the fund called the Ludlam School Fund, to the "maintenance" of the poor children of the parish above named, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the vestry of the parish aforesaid, are hereby required to vest the fund arising, and which may have arisen, under the will of the Rev'd. Richard Ludlam, deceased, in the stock of some one of the banks of the city of Charleston, giving a dividend in the name of the Ludlam School Fund stock.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the vestry aforesaid be, and they are hereby, required to advertise, giving a sufficient notice, at at least three public places in the said parish, and sell to the highest bidder, on a reasonable credit, all that parcel or tract of land and school house, near Goose Creek bridge, belonging to the said trust estate of the said Richard Ludlam, deceased; and on compliance by the purchaser with the terms of sale, the said vestry shall make, execute and deliver to the said purchaser, a title in fee simple to the said lands.

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall be the duty of the said vestry to proceed and collect all such debts of every description as may be due and owing to the said trust estate, if any; and that when the proceeds of the sale of said lands, and the debts due to the said estate, shall be received by the said vestry, they shall be, and are hereby, required to vest the same, with the principal stock, in some one of the banks in the city of Charleston, in the manner above directed.

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the annual interest arising from the monies vested as aforesaid, shall be appropriated, under the direction of the said vestry, to the instruction and education of the poor children of the said parish, upon the principles and conditions of the free school system of this State; and it shall be the duty of the said vestry to report to the Legislature, annually, the state of the fund, what interest it yields, and in what manner the same shall have been expended, together with the number of poor children educated thereon.

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

In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, and in the fifty-second 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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