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An Act to Incorporate the Cokesbury Female Institute of Abbeville District.

December 17, 1841

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XI, Page 185

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 Frederick G. Thomas, George W. Hodges, Mathew J. Williams, Thomas R. Gary, Stephen Herndon, Elihu Watson, Reuben L. Mabry, Gabriel Hodges and James Wright be, and they are hereby, appointed Trustees of the Cokesbury Female Institute, in Abbeville District.

II. That the said Trustees, and their successors in office, or a majority of them, shall have power and authority to make such by-laws aud regulations as may be necessary for the government of said Institute: Provided, They be not repugnant to the laws of this State.

III. 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, debts, or demands, which do now, or may hereafter, belong to the said Female Institute, and for receiving all grants, gifts, bequests, devises, or conveyances of property of all descriptions whatever: Provided, nevertheless, That the whole amount of property, of any or of all kinds, belonging to their trust, shall not at any one time exceed twenty thousand dollars.

IV. That the said Trustees, and their successors in office, shall be entrusted 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 the said Institute, or which may be hereafter made or conveyed to it; and no misnomer of said Institute shall prevent its rights from vesting, whenever it appears, or can be ascertained, that it was the intention of the party or parties, to sell, give, bequeath, or devise, any real or personal property to the said Institute.

V. That the said Trustees may appoint or remove all their officers, and compel them to the due performance of their duties, according to the by-laws of the said Institute; and the said Trustees, or their successors, shall have the power to remove any member of the same, for a violation of their by-laws: Provided, That no one shall be removed until he shall be indemnified for all responsibilities f6r the payment of money, which he may have incurred as a Trustee aforesaid.

VI. The said Trustees, aud their successors, shall hold their office, and hereafter shall be appointed, in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution of the Cokesbury Society for the Promotion of Female Education.

VII. 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 the Legislature.

In the Senate House, the seventeenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, and in the sixty-sixth year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.

ANGUS PATTERSON, President of the Senate.
W. F. COLCOCK, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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