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An Act to Incoproate the Cokesbury School, at Cokesbury, in Abbeville District.

December 19, 1835

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 525 - Points to:
The Statutes at large of South Carolina - Volume VIII, Pages 407-408.

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 William Capers, William M. Kennedy, Malcolm M'Pherson, William M. Wightman, Henry Bass, Nicholas Tally, James Dannelly, James Shackleford, Francis Conner, Thomas W. Williams, and George W. Hodges, be, and they are hereby, appointed Trustees of Cokesbury School, in Abbeville District.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees, and their successors in office, or a majority of them, shall have power and authority to make such by-laws and regulations as may be necessary for the government of said school; provided, such by-laws and regulations be not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this State.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees and their successors in office, under the name and style aforesaid, may use a common seal; and shall be, and are hereby declared to be, capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, contracting and being contracted with, and of using all means necessary and lawful for securing and defending any money, property, debt or demands, which do now or may hereafter belong to said institution, and for receiving all grants, gifts, bequests, devises or conveyances of property, of any and all descriptions whatever; provided, nevertheless, that the whole amount of property of any and all kinds, belonging to their trust, shall not at any one time exceed fifty thousand dollars.

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees, and their successors in office, shall be intrusted with and entitled to all manner of property, both real and personal, all donations, gifts, bequests, legacies, privileges and immunities whatsoever, which may now belong to said institution, or which may hereafter be made or conveyed to it, not exceeding, as aforesaid, the sum of fifty thousand dollars; and no misnomer of the corporation shall prevent its rights from vesting, wherever it appears, or can be ascertained, that it was the intention of the party or parties to sell, give or bequeath any property, real or personal, or any right or interest, to the corporation.

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees may appoint or remove all their officers, and compel them to give security, according to the by-laws of the institution; and that said board of trustees, and their successors in office, shall have power to remove any member of the board for a violation of their by-laws; provided, that no one shall be removed until he is indemnified for all responsibilities for the payment of money which he may have incurred as a trustee, aforesaid.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That when any vacancies shall happen in said board, by resignation, removal, or other wise, the ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church, composing the South Carolina Annual Conference, when in conference assembled, shall have the right of filling such vacancy as shall occur in the trust now filled up by the first seven incumbents named, to wit: William Capers, William M. Kennedy, Malcolm M Pherson, William M. Wightman, Henry Bass, Nicholas Tally, and James Dannelly, so that, at all times, seven of the eleven members of the board shall hold their offices by the appointment of the aforesaid conference, whose certificates, signed by the president for the time being; of the conference, and witnessed bv the secretary, shall be sufficient evidence of such appointments; and the said board of trustees shall fill up any vacmcies that shall occur in the four remaining trusts.

VII. 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, and from thence until the adjournment of the next ensuing session of ihe Legislature.

In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, and in the sixtieth year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.

H. DEAS, President of the Senate.
PATRICK NOBLE, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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