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An Act Supplementary to an Act Entitled "An Act to Give the Commissioners of the Poor for the Several Districts and Parishes in This State the Power to Purchase Lands and Build Poor Houses Thereon, for the Support and Maintenance of the Poor of Said Districts and Parishes," Passed on the Sixteenth Day of December, 1824.

December 19, 1843

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XI, Pages 280-281.
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I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act, it shall be the duty of the Boards of Commissioners of the Poor in the several Districts and Parishes, and they are hereby required to report in writing to the presiding Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions, in each district, on the first day of each term, all transactions connected with the adminisitration of the eleemosynary funds committed to their charge. That this report be accompanied with an exact account of all moneys assessed and received by them from term to term, and all disbursements made, specifying, in a minute and detailed manner, all persons by their names in full, who may from term to term, receive any support whatever from said funds. And said presiding Judge shall cause said report to be read in open Court by the Clerk on the first day of term aforesaid.

II. And it shall further be the duty of said Boards of Commissioners respectively, and they are hereby enjoined and required to cause their said report, on all occasions, to be printed and published in the nearest newspaper, if any be printed in the District, at least once immediately after the rising of the Court; and if there be no newspaper, then to affix one copy of said report to the court house door, and three copies at three conspicuous places within the District or Parish, as the case may be.

III. And in case any one of the said Boards of Commissioners shall neglect or refuse to make said report or publication, each and every member thereof shall forfeit and pay the sum of one hundred dollars, to be recovered by action of debt in any Court of competent jurisdiction. And it shall be the duty of the Solicitor of the Circuit, and he is hereby required to bring said action for the recovery of said penalty.

In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, and in the sixty-eighth 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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