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An Act to Provide for the Payment of Past Due School Claims in the Several Counties of this State.

March 3, 1874

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1871-72, Pages 565-566.

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 the School Commissioners of the several Counties of this State shall proceed forthwith, upon the passage of this Act, to report to the County Treasurers of their respective Counties the number and amount of past due school claims up to the first day of November, 1873, remaining unpaid in their respective Counties: Provided, That all school claims issued prior to the first day of November, 1872, shall be first paid, as prescribed in this Act.

Sec. 2. The County Treasurers of the several Counties of the State, upon receiving such reports, shall devote the poll tax collected in their respective Counties to the payment of the claims so reported, and also whatever surplus may remain of the fund raised for the support of the widows and orphans of those killed on account of their political opinion in those Counties where such levy has been made; and should the amount of poll tax collected in any County in the first year after the passage of this Act be insufficient to pay the whole of said claims, then the County Treasurer of such County shall pay out the same pro rata, and continue the same from year to year until the whole amount of such claims shall have been paid, endorsing each partial payment on each claim, and the party receiving such partial payment shall receipt to such Treasurer for each partial payment, the said receipt to be kept and filed by such Treasurer as his voucher.

Sec. 3. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

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

Approved: March 3, 1874.



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