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An Act Accepting the Donations of Lands to the State of South Carolina for the Endowment of Agricultural Colleges.

December 10, 1868

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1868-69, Pages 169-170.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, The State of South Carolina, by this Act, accepts all the provisions of an Act of the Congress of the United States of America, approved July 2, 1862, and of subsequent Acts, 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 consents to the conditions specified in said Act, especially all those set forth in the fifth Section thereof, and numbered first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth.

SEC. 2. The Governor of this State is hereby authorized and directed to notify the proper authorities of the United States of the passage of this Act by filing with them an authenticated copy thereof, and to take such other steps as may be necessary to obtain the land scrip to which the State of South Carolina is entitled under the provisions of the Act of Congress referred to in the foregoing Section; and such scrip, when obtained, shall be held by the Governor for the use of the State until it is disposed of as hereinafter provided.

SEC. 3. The Governor, Secretary and Attorney-General of State, shall be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to receive, sell, and the Attorney-General shall assign, at such times and upon such terms as they may deem best for the interests of South Carolina, or as the General Assembly may hereafter by law direct, the whole or any part of the scrip or land warrants issued, or to be issued, to this State by virtue of the Act of Congress referred to in the first Section of this Act.

SEC. 4. The proceeds of the sale or sales aforesaid shall be invested either in bonds of the United States, or in six per cent. bearing bonds of this State; the principal of which bonds shall be forever held sacred for the purposes directed in the Acts of Congress aforesaid, and the interest shall be paid over semi-annually in each year, that is to say, on the first of January and the first of July, as directed by law.

SEC. 5. The Governor, Secretary and Attorney-General of State, may jointly perform and discharge any of the acts, trusts or duties authorized, directeid or conferred herein, by any agent by them selected and appointed.

SEC. 6. The costs and expenses incurred in carrying into effect the provisions of this Act shall be paid out of the Treasury of the State. All Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act or supplied by it are hereby repealed.

D. T. CORBIN and CHAS. W. MONTGOMERY, Presidents of the Senate.
FRANKLIN J. MOSES, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.
ROBERT K. SCOTT, Governor.

Approved: December 10, 1868.

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