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An Act to Incorporate the King's Mountain Military School.

February 9, 1882

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1881-1882, Pages 953-954.

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 Asbury Coward, Principal of King's Mountain Military School, with his associates and successors, be, and are hereby, declared a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the King’s Mountain Military School, located in the town of Yorkville, South Carolina.

SEC. 2. That the said corporation shall have power, in its corporate name, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any Court of law in this State; to purchase and hold real and personal estate; to have a seal, and to make all such by-laws for the government of said corporation as may be deemed necessary, not inconsistent with the laws of the State.

SEC. 3. That the said corporation shall have power to appoint officers for the said corporation, and professors for the said school; to fill all vacancies as may occur among them, and to remove them at discretion; to prescribe a code of regulations, and a course of studies to be pursued by the students; to confer degrees and award diplomas, and such other honorary distinctions to graduates as are common in the colleges of similar grade in the United States.

SEC. 4. That the corps of Professors, and the cadets of the said school, shall constitute a military battalion attached to the Eighth Brigade of South Carolina State Volunteer troops; the officers of which said battalion shall be appointed by the said corporation, and commissioned by the Governor. That said battalion shall be subject to the inspection of the Adjutant and Inspector General, and entitled to receive arms and equipments from his oflice, at his discretion, and upon compliance with the regulations governing such issues to State troops.

SEC. 5. That the said corporation shall have power to take and hold, by donation, bequest, or purchase, real and personal property, for the use of said college, to any amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars.

SEC. 6. That the liability of the stockholders of said incorporation shall be the same as provided under Act of General Assembly, entitled “An Act to conform all special Acts of incorporations to the provisions of the Constitution of the State respecting the liabilities of stockholders therein." approved February 20th, 1880.

In the Senate House, the eighth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two.

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

Approved: February 9th, A.D. 1882.
Johnson Hagood, Governor.

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