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An Act to Require the County Commissioners to Remove Imbeciles from the Lunatic Asylum to Their Respective County Poor Houses.

February 27, 1872

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1871-72, Page 67.

Whereas, experience has established the fact that imbeciles should not be confined in the same building with the insane; and, whereas, the insane;—who, as a class, require special treatment—have frequently to be refused admission into the asylum for want of room; therefore,

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, That, from and after the passage of this Act, the County Commissioners of the various Counties in the State shall remove their imbeciles from the State Lunatic Asylum, upon due notice from the Superintendent to the said County Commissioners as to the number of imbeciles confined in the institution from their respective Counties, and shall hereafter take care of all such persons in their respective County Poor Houses.

Sec. 2. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent, with the provisions of this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Alonzo J. Ransier, President of the Senate.
Franklin J. Moses, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Robert K. Scott, Governor.

Approved: February 27, 1872

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