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An Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act for the Establishment of a New School District in the County of Lexington, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special School Tax Therein."

December 23, 1886

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1886, Pages 595-596.
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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 an Act entitled "An Act for the establishment of a new school district in the County of Lexington, and to authorize the levy and collection of a special school tax therein," be, and the same is, amended by striking out the word "three," in Section 1, and inserting in lieu thereof the words "two and a quarter," and by adding to the said Section the following: "And it shall be the duty of the County Commissioners of Lexington County, and they are hereby authorized and required, to lay off the said school district as herein provided for, which shall be done before the 17th day of March, 1887, and the expenses thereof, if any there be, shall be paid by the County," so that the Section when thus amended shall read:

"That a new school district is hereby established in the County of Lexington, to be known as 'Martin School District,' and shall be embraced in the following described area: Taking Mitchell Academy as the central point, draw lines extending two and a quarter miles North, South, East and West. Let lines be drawn at right angles to the extremities of these lines and be extended till they cut each other, and the area thus included shall constitute the said school district. And it shall be the duty of the County Commissioners of Lexington County, and they are hereby authorized and required, to lay off the said school district as herein provided for, which shall be done before the 17th day of March, 1887, and the expenses thereof, if any there be, shall be paid by the County."

Sec. 2. And by adding to said Act the following, which shall be known as:

"Section 4. There shall be located in said school district two public schools, and no more, of which one shall be the Mitchell High School for white pupils, and a school for colored pupils, to be located by the Trustees of said district; and the proceeds of the two mill tax and the poll tax and any special levy for school purposes within this district shall be applied to the maintenance of these two schools, and no others, in such proportion as the Trustees may determine."

Sec. 3. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act be, and same are hereby, repealed.

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

William L. Mauldin, President of the Senate.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Approved: December 23d, A.D. 1886.
John P. Richardson, Governor.



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