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An Act to Incorporate the Medical College of South Carolina.

December 20, 1832

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 468 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Page 379.

I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, That a Board of Trustees and Professors be, and are hereby, established and declared to be a corporate body, under the style and title of "The President, Trustees and Faculty of the Medical College of the State of South Carolina."

II. And he it further enacted, That the said board of trustees shall consist of eleven members, viz : Nathaniel Heyward, C. J. Colcock, Henry L. Pinckney, Robert J. Turnbull, Samuel Prioleau, Elias Horry, William Drayton, Jacob Ford, H. A. DeSaussure, Jasper Adams, and Mitchell King, Esq'rs., who shall elect a president from among themselves.

III. And be it further enacted, That when a vacancy shall occur among the members of the said board of trustees, such vacancy or vacancies shall be filled by the remaining members of the board.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the Faculty shall consist of J. Edwards Holbrook, Samuel Henry Dickson, Thomas G. Prioleau, Edmund Ravenel, Henry R. Frost, and John Wagner, Professors.

V. And be it further enacted, That the said board of trustees and faculty shall have perpetual succession of officers and members, with a common seal; shall have power to make all lawful and proper rules and by-laws, for the government and regulation of themselves and of the said College; and that the said corporation is declared capable of receiving and holding real and personal estate, not exceeding sixty thousand dollars, whether acquired by gift, devise, bequest or purchase, for the benefit of the said College.

VI. And be it further enacted, That whenever a vacancy shall occur in the faculty of the said College, the said board of trustees and faculty shall have power to elect to the vacant professorship, and also to establish such other or assistant professorship, under such regulations as they may deem essential to the interest of the said College, and to remove any professor or professors for incapacity or misconduct.

VII. And be it further enacted, That the said board of trustees and faculty shall have power to confer medical degrees, with license to practice medicine and surgery, on such persons as may have attended lectures in the said College, and may be recommended by the faculty, and on such other persons as they may propose.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That this shall be deemed a public Act; that the same need not be pleaded, but may be given in evidence under the general issue.

IX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this Act shall be and continue of force for the term of twenty-one years.

In the Senate House, the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, and in the fifty-seventh year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.

H. DEAS, President of the Senate.
H. L. PINCKNEY, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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