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An Act to Incorporate Adger College.

December 20, 1881

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1881-1882, Pages 600-602.

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 J. B. Adger, S. L. Morris, J. J. Norton, S. P. Dendy, L. B. Johnson, J. W. Stribling, J. L. Martin, W. P. Jacobs, A. Brennicke, T. H. Law, R. A. Thompson, D. A. Smith, D. Wyatt Aiken, L. W. Perrin, A. B. Towers, R. H. Nail, J. S. Cothran, Jacob Schroeder, J. D. Verner, James MeCary, W. C. Keith, John.W. Shelor, D. E. Frierson, A. P. Nicholson, E. P. Davis, W. D. Simpson, T. C. Gower, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby, created and constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of Adger College, a male college located in the town of Walhalla, in the State of South Carolina, and as such and by the said name of Adger College, shall be capable and liable in law and equity to sue and be sued; plead and be impleaded; to have and use a common seal, and to make such by-laws and rules for the regulation and government of said College as they may deem necessary: Provided, Said by-laws and rules be not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this State, and of the United States.

SEC. 2. That the said Board of Trustees are and shall be authorized to appoint such ofiicers as they may think necessary and proper for the organization and government of their own body, and also all the officers, professors, tutors, and instructors of and in the said College, and to remove the same at pleasure, and to exercise such general control and supervision over the officers, professors, tutors, instructors, affairs, and government of said College as they may deem advisable.

SEC. 3. That the said Board of Trustees shall have power and authority to confer, and award all such distinctions, honors, licenses, and degrees as are usually conferred and awarded in colleges and universities of the United States.

SEC. 4. That the said Trustees and their successors shall have and hold all the local and Presbyterial subscriptions, estate, and funds heretofore subscribed for the purpose of establishing and endowing said College, or now belonging to the same. And all property, fund, money, donations, legacies, and devises, which hereafter may be granted, conveyed, bequeathed, and devised, or given to said College in trust, nevertheless, for the use and benefit of said College.

SEC. 5. That the said Trustees shall be appointed or chosen by the Presbytery of South Carolina for the term of three years, and until their successors shall have been chosen, in such manner that one third thereof shall be chosen annually; that the term of office of J. B. Adger, S. L. Morris, J. J. Norton, S. P. Dendy, L. B. Johnson. J. W. Stribling, J. L. Martin, W. P. Jacobs, and A. Brennicke, shall expire on the first day of September A. D., 1884; that the term of office of T. H. Law, R. A.Thompson, D. A. Smith, D. Wyatt Aiken, L. W. Perrin, A. B. Towers, R. H. Nail, J. S. Cothran, and Jacob Schroeder, shall expire on the first day of September A. D, 1883; that the term of office of J. D. Verner, James McCary, W. C. Keith, John W. Shelor, D. E. Frierson, A. P. Nicholson, E. P. Davis, W. D. Simpson, and T. C. Gower, shall expire on the first day of September A. D., 1882.

SEC. 6. That whenever any vacancy shall occur by death, resignation, or removal from office, the Board of Trustees may by a majority of those present at any legal meeting elect a person to fill such vacancy, who shall serve only for the unexpired term.

SEC. 7. That at any annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of said College or adjournment thereof nine members of said Board shall constitute a quorum.

SEC. 8. That the powers hereinbefore conferred upon the Board of Trustees of said College is subject to the reviewing and appellate oversight and control of the Presbytery of South Carolina.

SEC. 9. That the professors and teachers employed in said college, and the students in attendance upon the exercises of the same, are hereby declared exempt from all duty in working and repairing the streets of the town of Walhalla, and the public roads of the County of Oconee.

SEC. 10. That this Act shall be deemed and taken to be Public Act, and continue of force until 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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