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An Act to Charter the Walhalla Female College.

March 4, 1872

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1871-72, Pages 84-85.

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 Dr. Thos. S. Waring, J. W. Stribling, J. A. Beard, C. E. Watson, Dr. A. E. Norman, Rev. B. Holden, Wesley Pitchford, Rev J. P. Smeltzer, J. J. Norton, W. C. Keith, J. H. Whitner, H. S. Van Deviere, S. P. Dendy, R. A. Thompson, J. P. Mickler, G. M. Yarborough, and their successors in office, be, and are hereby, created and constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of "The Trustees of the Walhalla Female College," for the purpose of organizing, establishing, governing and conducting a seminary of learning in the town of Walhalla, in the State of South Carolina; and that the said body politic and corporate, by the said name of "The Trustees of the Walhalla Female College," shall be capable and liable in law and equity to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, to use a common seal, and to make all such by-laws and rules as they may deem necessary and proper for the regulation, government and conduct of said seminary of learning, except as is hereinafter provided for: Provided, That said by-laws and rules be not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this State, or of the United States.

Sec. 2. That the said Board of Trustees shall hold their office for the term of twenty years, and shall be authorized to appoint such officers as they may think necessary and proper for the organization and government of their own body. And should any vacancy occur in the Board, by death, resignation or otherwise, the said board shall have power to fill said vacancy.

Sec. 3. That the said Trustees and their successors shall have and hold all the estate, property and funds now belonging to said college, and all property, funds, money, donations, legacies and devises which may hereafter be granted, conveyed, bequeathed, devised, or given to said college, in trust, nevertheless, for the use and benefit of said college.

Sec. 4. That the present President, Dr. Thos. S. Waring, shall hold his office during the pleasure of the Board of Trustees, and shall have full power to appoint all Professors, Tutors and Instructors of and in said college, and to remove the same at pleasure, and to exercise such general control and supervision over the Instructors, affairs and government of said college as he may deem advisable, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.

Sec. 5. That the said President shall have power and authority to confer and award such distinction, honors, licenses and degrees as are usually conferred by similar colleges of the United States.

Sec. 6. That this Act shall be deemed and taken to be a Public Act, and to continue in force until repealed.

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

Approved: March 4, 1872

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