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An Act to Empower the Trustees of the Schofield Normal and Industrial School to Hold Their Meetings Without the State, and to Legalize Acts Heretofore Done by Them as Such Trustees Without the Limits of the State.

December 24, 1887

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1887, Pages 944-945.

Whereas, the Schofield Normal and Industrial School, of Aiken, South Carolina, has been offered several endowments, but the donors are not willing to pay over the same to the Trustees of said school for the reason that said Trustees have never met and organized in this State since said school obtained its charter, and on that account the donors of said endowment funds are advised that the said Trustees could not legally accept the same; and, whereas, it appears that the majority of said Trustees are not residents of this State and could not, with convenience, hold their meetings within the limits of the same: 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 William L. Garrison, of the city of Boston; Mary T. Stone, Henry L. Lapham, John T. Willets and Wm. M. Jackson, of the city of New York; Henry Haines, Sarah J. Ash and Howard M. Jenkins, of the city of Philadelphia; Wm. T. Rodenback, of Naugatuck, Conn.; Edward H. Magill, of Swathmore, Pennsylvania; Martha Schofield, John G. Philips and Isaac A. Givens, of Aiken, S. C., Trustees of the Schofield Normal and Industrial School, of Aiken, South Carolina, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to hold their meetings as such Trustees, to enact by-laws, to accept donations for said school and disburse its funds, and to transact all business for and pertaining to said school in the city of New York, or elsewhere in the United States as a majority of said Trustees may elect, as fully, effectually and legally as if the said Trustees had met and acted upon the same in this State; and said Trustees, their successors in office, or a majority of them, are especially authorized and empowered to accept for said school the endowment of five thousand dollars offered by Sarah R. Osgood, of New York, and the endowment of two thousand dollars offered by Anna Mary Williamson, of Langhorn, Pennsylvania, and any and all donations which may be in the future offered, and to make such disposition of said funds as shall to them seem best for the interest of said school.

Sec. 2. That all acts of said Trustees heretofore done in the discharge of their duties as Trustees of said school in the city of New York are hereby confirmed and made legal and effectual, the same as if they were done at a meeting held in this State.

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

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

Approved: December 24th, A.D. 1887.
John P. Richardson, Governor.

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