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An Act Accepting the Benefits of an Act of Congress Entitled "An Act Donating Public Lands to the Several States and Territories Which May Provide Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts," Approved the Second Day of July, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-Two.

December 14, 1866

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XIII, Pages 427-428.

Whereas, by an Act of Congress, approved the twenty-third day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, entitled " n Act to amend the fifth Section of an Act entitled an Act donating Public Lands, to the several States and Territories, which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts," approved the second day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, so as to extend the time within which the provisions of said Act shall be accepted, and such colleges established, it was among other things (by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled,) enacted "That the time in which the several States may comply with the provisions of the said Act of July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled 'An Act donating Public Lands to the several States and Territories, which may provide colleges for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts,' is extended so that the acceptance of the benefits of the said Act may be expressed within three years from the passage of the Act first above mentioned:"

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 State of South Carolina does hereby express its acceptance of the benefits of the said Act of Congress, approved on the second day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, entitled "An Act donating Public Lands to the several States and Territories, which may provide colleges for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts," and does hereby assent to the provisions in said Act contained, and to the conditions on which the grant of land and land script by said Act authorized is made, and binds herself to the faithful performance of all the stipulations by her to be assumed in said Act contained.

In the Senate House, the fourteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six.

W. D. PORTER, President of the Senate.
C. H. SIMONTON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Approved December 14th, 1866: James L. Orr, Governor.



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