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An Act to Incorporate the Manning Collegiate Institute.

December 23, 1889

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1889, Pages 485-486.

Whereas a number of the citizens of the town of Manning and of the County of Clarendon did for the purpose of securing educational advantages form themselves into an organization under the name of the Manning Collegiate Institute, and elect the persons hereinafter named as Trustees; And whereas the said association embraces the large majority of the taxpayers of Manning and vicinity, and controls the only school for whites in the school district in which the town of Manning is embraced; And whereas the persons so organized authorized Moses Levi, Samuel A. Rigby, Wiley K. Bell, J. Anderson Mills, Joseph T. Stukes, James E. Davis and B. Pressley Barron, the persons elected by them as Trustees of the Manning Collegiate Institute, to purchase real and personal property, and to secure necessary legislation for incorporation for the control of the same and for carrying on the purposes of the association; now, therefore, to carry the said purposes into effect:

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 Moses Levi, Samuel A. Rigby, Wiley K. Bell, J. Anderson Mills, Joseph T. Stukes, James E. Davis and B. Pressley Barron, their associates and successors, are hereby declared to he a body politic and corporate by the name and style of the Manning Collegiate Institute, located in the town of Manning, County of Clarendon, State of 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 of the Courts of law in this State, to hold real and personal property acquired, and in respect to all such real and personal property now acquired or hereafter to be acquired to have and to enjoy every right and privilege, power and franchise incident and belonging to incorporate bodies; to take and hold, by donation, bequest or purchase, real and personal property for the benefit and use of the Manning Collegiate Institute to any amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars; 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 elect and appoint all officers, professors and teachers, and to remove them at discretion, and to fill such vacancies as may occur; to provide rules and regulations to govern the conduct of officers, professors, teachers and students, 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 to colleges of similar grade.

Sec. 4. That the liability of the stockholders of said incorporation shall be the same as provided under the Act of the General Assembly entitled "An Act to conform all special Acts of incorporation to the provisions of the Constitution of the State respecting the liabilities of stockholders therein," approved February 20th, 1880.

Approved December 23d, A.D. 1889.

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

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