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An Act to Incorporate the Clinton College Association.

December 24, 1890

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1890, Pages 937-938.

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 Clinton College Association is hereby made a body corporate and politic, and said association consisting of the pastor, elders and deacons of the Clinton Presbyterian Church, and of any church or churches that may be formed from it, located in the Town of Clinton, and in connection with the "Presbyterian Church in the United States," and their successors duly appointed; of such ten other persons, resident in or near the Town of Clinton, Laurens County, as the said association may from time to time appoint; and the said members hereinbefore mentioned may associate with themselves two persons from each Presbytery in this State, said persons being members of the "Presbyterian Church in the United States."

Sec. 2. That the said College Association shall have perpetual succession of officers and members. It may lawfully appoint a Board of Directors to attend to all business in the interim of its own sessions, and under the name of the Clinton College Association, or of any of the colleges under its control, shall have a common seal, with power to change, alter or amend the same as often as the said association may deem fit.

Sec. 3. That the said College Association shall have power to confer all such degrees and diplomas usual in colleges as may be recommended by the Faculties of "The Presbyterian College of South Carolina" and the "Clinton Collegiate Institute" for Young Ladies, to use the name or names of the said colleges on their seals, ard to add to the number of the schools under their care when deemed needful for the promotion of the cause of learning.

Sec. 4. That the said College Association shall have power to purchase, have, hold, secure, enjoy, possess and retain to itself in perpetuity, or for any term of years, any lands or tenements of any nature whatsoever, not exceeding the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, or to sell or alien the same as the said association may see fit; and by its 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. All lands and tenements of any nature whatsoever that may be bequeathed to, devised or purchased for the Presbyterian College of South Carolina, or any other schools under the care of the said association, shall be held, enjoyed and possessed by the said College Association for the purpose specified.

Sec. 5. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act and continue in force until repealed.

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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