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An Act to Carry Into Effect the Donation Made by an Act of Congress to the Several States and Territories Which May Provide Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.

December 19, 1866

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XIII, Page 394.

I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the game, That the funds arising from the lands donated by an Act of Cougress 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 July second, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two; and also by the subsequent Acts extending the same, when realized and paid into the Treasury, under the Joint Resolution of this General Assembly, shall be invested by the Treasurer, in the name of the Trustees of the University of South Carolina, and under their direction in such securities as are required by the said Act of Congress; and the said securities are hereby declared to be a fund devoted to the endowment, support and maintenance of a college or school in the said University, where the leading objects shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in the manner most approved by modern science and experience.

II. The said Trustees shall, as soon as practicable, proceed to organize the said college or school, and make by-laws for its government; they shall have power to make such alterations in the buildings of the University as may be requisite, and as soon as the funds shall be transferred to them, they shall appoint such additional Professors as the income of the fund will permit.

In the Senate House, the nineteenth 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 19th, 1866: James L. Orr, Governor.

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