South Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Incorporate the Board of Visitors of the Thornwell Orphanage, and to Authorize the Clinton Presbyterian Church to Transfer Certain Property to the Same.

December 24, 1888

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1888, Pages 192-193.

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 Wm. P. Jacobs, Pastor. M. S. Bailey, R. S. Phinny, and other Elders, and A. M. Copeland, G. C. Young, and others, deacons of the Clinton Presbyterian Church, and their successors in office duly appointed, together with any seven persons appointed by the Synod of South Carolina, five persons by the Synod of Georgia, three persons by the Synod of South Georgia and Florida, and two persons by any one of the other Synods connected with the Presbyterian Church in the United States, be, and they are hereby, created a body corporate and politic, to be known under the name and style of the "Board of Visitors of the Thornwell Orphanage," for the purpose of supporting, maintaining, and educating white orphans or children of reputable parentage, one of whom is dead. The Board of Visitors by said name shall have perpetual succession of officers and members, and a common seal, with power to change, alter, and make anew the same, as often as the said Board may deem expedient.

Sec. 2. That the said Board shall have power to purchase, have, hold, secure, enjoy, possess, and retain to itself, in perpetuity, or for any term of years, any land, tenements, or hereditaments, or any other property of any nature whatsoever, not exceeding the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, or to sell or alien the same as the said Board may see fit; and by its said name to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of competent jurisdiction in this State, and to make such rules and by-laws for its own government as are not repugnant to the laws of the land and for the order, good government, and management thereof, as may be thought necessary and expedient: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to authorize the said Board to remove the institution under its direction from the town of Clinton, in Laurens County, without the unanimous consent of the pastor, elders, and deacons duly appointed from the Clinton Presbyterian Church.

Sec. 3. That the property now held in trust by the Trustees appointed by the Clinton Presbyterian Church for the benefit of the Thornwell Orphanage may be transferred by the said Trustees to the Board of Visitors of the Thornwell Orphanage.

Sec. 4. That this Act shall be deemed a Public Act and continue in force till repealed.

Approved December 24th, A.D. 1888.

John P. Richardson, Governor.
William L. Mauldin, President of the Senate and Lt. Governor.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

© 2016 - J.D. Lewis - PO Box 1188 - Little River, SC 29566 - All Rights Reserved