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An Act to Incorporate the Spartanburg Female College.

March 4, 1872

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1871-72, Pages 88-89.

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 Samuel B. Jones, President of Spartanburg Female College with his associates and successors, be, and are hiereby, declared a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the "Spartanburg Female College," located in the town of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall have power, in its corporate name, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any Court of law in this State; to purchase and hold real and personal estate; to have a seal, and to make all such by-laws for the government of said corporation as may be deemed necessary, not inconsistent with the laws of the State.

Sec. 3. That the said corporation shall have power to elect professors for said college; to fill all vacancies as may occur among them; and to remove them at discretion; to prescribe a course of study to be pursued by the students; to confer degrees and award diplomas, and such other honorary distinctions to graduates as are common in the colleges of similar grade in the United States.

Sec. 4. That the private as well as the corporate property of the corporators shall be liable for all debts contracted for the college by its authorized agents.

Sec. 5. That the said corporation shall have power to take and hold, by donation, bequest or purchase, real and personal property, for the use of said college, to any amount not exceeding thirty thousand dollars.

Sec. 6. That this Act shall continue in force until repealed.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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