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An Act to Provide for the Education of Minor Children in the City of Columbia and County of Charleston.

March 10, 1876

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1875-76, Page 123.

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 should any parent, guardian, person or persons having the control or custody of a minor child or children, between the ages of eight and sixteen, residing within the corporate limits of the city of Columbia and in the County of Charleston, refuse or neglect to send such minor child or children to school, (either private or public,) unless a good and suflicient reason therefor can be given, he, she or they, as the case may he, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined in a sum not exceeding ten dollars, or imprisoned for a term not exceeding fifteen days, or both, in the discretion of the Court.

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

Approved: March 10, 1876



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