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An Act to Incorporate the Limestone Springs Female High School, in Spartanburg County.

March 4, 1876

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1875-76, Pages 104-105.

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 Charles Petty, John Earle Bomar, W. R. Lipscomb, E. B. Cannon, J. W. Carlisle and H. G. Gaffney, their associates and successors, be, and they are hereby, declared a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of the Limestone Springs Female High School, in Spartanburg County, for the period of twenty-one years from the passage of this Act, and shall have power to have and use a common seal, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any Court of this State; to make all by-laws necessary and proper for the purposes of said corporation not repugnant to the laws of this State, with power to purchase and hold real and personal property to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, and the same to alien, lease or transfer, and in general to exercise and enjoy all the powers and privileges incident to such corporations.

SEC. 2. That said corporation shall have power to take and hold the property known as the Seminary property, at Limestone Springs, in Spartanburg County, with the grounds attached, together with all school furniture, valued at the sum of ten thousand dollars, or as much as said corporation may deem just and proper, not to exceed the sum above named; the property of said corporation to be exempt from taxation as long as the same shall be used for educational purposes, and no longer.

SEC. 3. That said corporation shall have power to elect professors and teachers and to remove them at pleasure, to prescribe a course of study, to confer degrees and diplomas and such other honorary distinctions to graduates thereof as are common in schools or colleges of similar grades.

SEC. 4. That this Act shall and it is hereby declared to be a Public Act.

R. Howell Gleaves, President of the Senate.
Robert B. Elliott, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Daniel H. Chamberlain, Governor.

Approved: March 4, 1876

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