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An Act to Appropriate the Sum of Three Thousdand Five Hundred Dollars for the Erection of a Suitable Building for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb of this State, at Cedar Springs, in Spartanburg District.

December 16, 1852

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XII, Pages 141-142.

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 the sum of three thousand five hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby, loaned and appropriated out of any money in the Treasury for the erection of a suitable building or buildings at Cedar Springs, in Spartanburg District, for the education of the deaf and dumb of this State, to be drawn and applied by N. Pinckney Walker, the principal of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum aforesaid, as hereinafter provided.

II. That as soon as the said N. Pinckney Walker shall have given bond to the State of South Carolina for the aforesaid sum of three thousand five hundred dollars, payable at the end of ten years, without interest, and shall have secured the payment of the same by the mortgage of real and personal property of the value of five thousand dollars, to be approved of and assessed by Robert White, Simpson Bobo and James W. Cooper, who are hereby appointed Commissioners in behalf of the State for that purpose; and the said mortgage shall have been duly authenticated and recorded, and the form and execution of the said bond and mortgage shall have been approved by the Attorney General, or one of the Circuit Solicitors, and deposited in the office of the Treasurer of the Upper Division, then the said Treasurer shall be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to pay to the said N. Pinckney Walker, upon his draft, the aforesaid sum of three thousand five hundred dollars, to be applied by him to the erection of such building or buildings as he may deem necessary and proper for the purpose aforesaid.

III. That the acceptance of the said sum of money, upon the terms herein set forth, by the said N. Pinckney Walker, shall operate, ipso facto, as a mortgage of the building or buildings to be erected, and the premises upon which they may be situated, to the State of South Carolina; and it shall not be lawful for the said N. Pinckney Walker to appropriate the said sum of money, or any part thereof, to any other purpose whatever than to the erection of the building or buildings aforesaid; and upon information being made to the Attorney General, or any one of the Solicitors, that he has otherwise appropriated the same or any part thereof, it shall be the duty of such Attorney General or Solicitor to institute proceedings forthwith upon the bond of the said N. Pinckney Walker, upon which, judgment and execution may be awarded by any of the courts of this State, without regard to the time the said bond may have to run.

IV. That if the said N. Pinckney Walker shall, at any time within said term of ten years, neglect or refuse to carry on, keep and conduct the said school for the education of the deaf and dumb, or to cause to be properly carried on, kept and conducted, the said institution, at the same rates of tuition now fixed, or that hereafter may be fixed by the State for the beneficiaries of said school, the said sum of money hereinbefore authorized to be loaned shall thereupon become due to the State, and it shall be the duty of any one of the Solicitors of this State, upon being informed of such failure on the part of said N. Pinckney Walker, to institute proceedings in any Court having jurisdiction for the collection of the same.

In the Senate House, the sixteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two, and in the seventy-seventh year of the sovereignty and independence of the United States of America.

ROBT. F. W. ALLSTON, President of the Senate.
JAMES SIMONS, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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