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An Act to Prohibit the Collection of Demands Against Students of the Colleges and Institutions of Education in This State.

December 20, 1853

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XII, Pages 260-261.

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 any contract or agreement whatsoever, express or implied, by any under-graduate of any of the colleges or institutions of education in this State, who shall be a minor, with any shopkeeper, upon the sale of any wines, ardent spirits, goods, wares or merchandise, or any article of trade, or with any keeper of a hotel, tavern, house of entertainment, or livery stable, shall henceforth be held and deemed utterly null and void, insomuch that no confirmation of the same by such student, after he may have attained the age of twenty-one years, shall render such contract or agreement of legal obligation.

II. That it shall not be lawful to issue any process, either from a Magistrate or from any court of record in this State, against any such student, upon any such contract or agreement, as aforesaid, at any time; nor shall any confession of judgment upon the same be lawful or binding, or be allowed to be entered up.

III. That in case any judgment shall be confessed, or obtained contrary to the prohibition hereinbefore expressed, the same shall be ordered to be vacated and annulled by any Judge of the Common Pleas, at Chambers or in open court, upon any information that may satisfy him that the said judgment is in contravention of the intent gf this Act.

IV. That the provisions of this Act shall not apply to any apothecary, so far as his dealings may concern the sale of his drugs and medicines.

In the Senate House, the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, and in the seventy-eighth 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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