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An Act Accepting the Benefits of an Act to Apply a Portion of the Proceeds of the Public Lands to the More Complete Endowment and Support of the Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Now Established Under the Provisions of Act of Congress, Approved July Second, Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-Two.

December 24, 1890

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1890, Pages 704-705.

Whereas by an Act of Congress, approved August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, entitled "An Act to apply a portion of the proceeds of the public lands to the more complete endowment and support of the colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts established under the provisions of an Act of Congress, approved July second, eighteen hundred sixty-two," it is provided that the proceeds of the sale of public lands shall be applied to the purposes specified in said Acts upon the conditions therein mentioned; 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 State of South Carolina does hereby express its acceptance of the benefits of the said Act of Congress, approved August the thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, entitled "An Act to apply a portion of the proceeds of the public lands to the more complete endowment and support of the colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts, established under the provisions of an Act of Congress approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two," and does hereby assent to the provisions in said Act contained, and to all of its conditions and provisions, and binds itself to the faithful performance of all the stipulations and provisions in said Act contained.

Sec. 2. That the sum received from the United States Government under the provisions of the said Act shall be equally divided between the Claflin Agricultural College (colored) and the Clemson Agricultural College (white), both of this State.

Sec. 3. Upon the passage of this Act, the Governor of this State is authorized to take such measures as he may deem necessary to secure the early realization of the benefits of the Act above mentioned.

Approved December 24th, A.D. 1890.

Benjamin R. Tillman, Governor.
Eugene B. Gary, President of the Senate and Lt. Governor.
Ira B. Jones, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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