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An Act to Incorporate the Carolina Orphan Home, Located in the Town of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

February 26, 1873

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1871-72, Pages 391-392.

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, R. C. Oliver, A. M. Shipp, D.D., Sidi H. Browne, S. J. Hill, Prof. Warren Dupre, J. H. Crimes, Geo. W. Williams, S. Bobo, J. L. Breden, James E. Black, L. O. Dargan and J. P. Micklen, and their successors in office be, and they are hereby, created a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the Trustees of the Carolina Orphan Home, in the town of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and by that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any Court of this State; may have a common seal, and alter the same at pleasure, and have perpetual succession; may receive, hold and enjoy by gift, donation, purchase or otherwise, all manner of estate, real, personal and mixed, and the same to alienate, encumber and transfer at pleasure, and do all other acts and things for the purposes hereinafter expressed, not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this State or of the United States.

Sec. 2. That all property held by said Trustees, in their corporate capacity, shall be held for the purpose of establishing, conducting and carrying on an Institution at Spartanburg, in Spartanburg County, to provide a home for destitute and homeless orphans, to support and educate them free, and to qualify them for usefulness and respectability in the world; and all such property, the income or use of which is used entirely and exclusively for said Orphan Home, shall be exempt from taxation.

Sec. 3. That the Board of Trustees shall annually elect its officers, and shall have power to adopt such rules and regulations as may be determined for the best interests of the Home, not inconsistent with the laws of this State; and the corporate domicile shall be at Spartanburg, in said County.

Sec. 4. That the entry of any orphan child or children, as inmate or inmates of said Orphan Home, shall, to all intents and purposes, be deemed an indenture of such child or children to said Home, so long as the care, protection, proper treatment and education, contemplated by the purposes of said Home, are guaranteed and secured to said child or children.

Sec. 5. That this Act shall continue in force until repealed.

R. Howell Gleaves, President of the Senate.
Samuel J. Lee, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Franklin J. Moses, Jr., Governor.

Approved: February 26, 1873

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