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An Act to Incorporate Johnson Female University.

December 16, 1852

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XII, Pages 143-144.

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 Elias Earle, G. P. Reed, Daniel Brown, O. R. Broyles, P. S. Vandiver, Fleetwood Rice, J. C. Griffin, Stephen McCully, V. D. Fant, Elias John Earle, Amaziah Rice, John B. Sloan, B. F. Mauldin, William S. Grisham, Thomas P. Brochman, Oliver E. Edwards, John Belton O'Neall, William A. Owens, B. C. Pressley, Iverson L. Brooks, J. R. Kindrich, J. P. Boyce, Stanmore B. Brooks, John Brownlee, David S. Taylor, Warren Drummond, James Latimer, Toliver Robinson, L. C. Hinton, A. Hardin and Thomas Ray, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby, created and constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the Trustees of Johnson Female University, a seminary of learning for females, situated in the town of Anderson, in the State of South Carolina.

II. That the said Trustees shall, by their corporate name and style aforesaid, have perpetual succession of officers and members, and shall be capable and liable in law and equity to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any Court of law or equity in this State, to use a common seal, and the same to change at will, and to make such by-laws and rules for the regulation and government of themselves and the said University as they may deem necessary: Provided, Such by-laws, rules and regulations be not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this State, or of the United States.

III. That the said Board of Trustees are and shall be authorizedto appoint such officers as they may think proper for the organization and government of their own body, and also all the officers, professors, tutors, and instructors of and in said University, and to remove the same at pleasure, and to exercise such general control and supervision over the officers, instructors, affairs and government of said University as they may deem advisable.

IV. That the said Board of Trustees, in order to raise a competent endowment therefor, shall have power and authority to sell and dispose of scholarships in said University, for such time and upon such terms as they may deem proper, and to issue certificates for the same under their corporate seal, and to confer and award all such distinctions, honors, licenses and degrees as are usually conferred and awarded in the female colleges and universities of the United States.

V. That the said Trustees and their successors shall have and hold all the estate, property and funds now belonging to the said University, and all property, funds, money, donations, legacies and devises which may hereafter be granted, conveyed, bequeathed and devised, or given to said University, in trust, nevertheless, for the use and benefit of said University.

VI. This Act shall be deemed and taken to be a Public Act and continue in force for the term of twenty-one years.

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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