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An Act to Provide for the Admission of Persons of Color into the Lunatic Asylum.

December 19, 1848

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XI, Pages 514-515.

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 hereafter it shall be lawful for the Regency of the Lunatic Asylum of South Carolina to admit, as subjects of the Lunatic Asylum, persons of color, being idiots, lunatics or epileptics, according to the regulations and conditions heretofore established, except that, in all cases of applications for free persons of color, none other than residents of this State shall be admitted, and in all cases of slaves, admission shall only be by request of the owner; nor shall any person of color be admitted into the institution until the expenses of such person shall be secured, according to the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to carry into operation the Lunatic Asylum," requiring the payment ot one-half years expense in advance, and bond, with good security, for remaining expenses as they may arise: Provided, That the charges for such persons of color shall in all instances be the same as now allowed for paupers.

II. The Regency of the Lunatic Asylum of South Carolina shall be authorized and empowered to close up so much of the street known in the plan of the town of Columbia by the name of Upper Street, as lies between its intersection with Pickens Street and Henderson Street, in said town, and also so much of said Henderson Street as lies between its intersection with Upper Street and Lumber Street.

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

ANGUS PATTERSON, President of the Senate.
JOHN IZARD MIDDLETON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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