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An Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Re-Organize the College of Charleston," Ratified on the Twentieth Day of December, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-Seven.

December 20, 1881

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1881-1882, Pages 615-617.
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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 Section two (2) of an Act entitled “An Act to reorganize the College of Charleston,” ratified on the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, be amended so as to read as follows: “That the said College of Charleston shall be under the management of a Board of thirteen (13) Trustees. That the Mayor and Recorder of the said City of Charleston, for the time being, shall always be ex officio members of the said Board. And three (3) Trustees shall be elected by the said City Council of Charleston immediately after the passage of this Act, one at least of whom shall be a member of their own body, who shall serve as Trustees until the next election of Aldermen. And three Trustees, one at least of whom shall be an Alderman, shall thereafter be elected by the said City Council after each election of Aldermen of the said city, who shall serve as Trustees until the next election of Aldermen. And the said City Council shall forthwith elect from the present Board of Trustees (8) persons, who shall serve as Trustees for eight (8) years, and until their successors shall be elected and qualified. They shall be so classified that one of their number shall go out of office every year. And immediately after the said election the eight persons so elected shall determine by lot which of them shall serve for one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight years, respectively. At the annual meeting of the said Board of Trustees there shall be elected by the said Board one Trustee to fill the vacancy so occurring. The retiring Trustee shall be eligible to re-election. And the said Board of Trustees, so appointed and elected, and their successors forever, shall be known as a body corporate, and designated in law by the name and title of the Trustees of the College of Charleston, and shall be, and are hereby, vested with all the rights, powers, and privileges, authorities, and franchises vested in the present Board of Trustees, either in and by their Act of Incorporation, passed on the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, or by any and every law and laws of this State.

SEC. 2. That Section four of the Act aforesaid be amended so as to read as follows: “That any vacancy that may occur in the Board of Trustees from a vacancy in the Mayoralty or Recordership of the said city shall be filled by the officers, respectively, duly elected and qualified to these oflices; and all vacancies in the said Board by the expiration of the term of office of the three members elected by the said City Council, as hereinbefore provided, or from any other cause, shall be filled by the said City Council; and all vacancies in the said Board, by the expiration of the terms of oflice of the eight members to be elected from the present Board of Trustees, as hereinbefore provided, or from any other cause, shall be filled by the Board of Trustees.”

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect from and immediately after the date of its passage.

SEC. 4. All Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.

In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one.

John D. Kennedy, President of the Senate.
John C. Sheppard, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Approved: December 20th, A.D. 1881.
Johnson Hagood, Governor.



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