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An Act to Incorporate the Mather Industrial School.

February 9, 1882

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1881-1882, Pages 877-878.

WHEREAS, Mrs. Rachel Crane Mather has for many years maintained from her own resources an Industrial School, near the town of Beaufort, in this State, and now seeks to secure protection and permanence therefor, and to this end prays an Act of incorporation thereof, therefore,

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 the Mather Industrial School be, and the same is hereby, declared to be a body politic and corporate under the name and style aforesaid. And under that name may sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded in any Court of this State. May have and use a common seal, and be possessed of and enjoy all the rights incident to corporations of like character.

SEC. 2. That the said “the Mather Industrial School," may receive, purchase, take, and hold, in fee simple or in any lesser estate, any property real and personal, to the charitable uses of said school, by gift, devise, or purchase, to an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. And from time to time and at all times to make investments thereof or to change such investments as may seem best conducive to the well being and interest of said school.

SEC. 3. That the said corporation shall be authorized to adopt such by-laws and regulations as it may deem proper, not repugnant to the laws of the land.

SEC. 4. That the officers of the said corporation shall be first appointed by Mrs. Rachel Crane Mather, and shall be elected for such time and in such mode and in such succession as she shall by deed or other instrument in writing, executed and filed with the said corporation at its organization, direct and prescribe.

Sac. 5. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall go into effect on the day of its approval by the Governor.

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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