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An Act to Provide for the Sale of the Lot and Building Known as Agricultural Hall, the Fish Pond Lot, and the Agricultural Experimental Stations, with Their Personal Property, at Columbia and in Darlington and Spartanburg Counties, and to Appropriate the Proceeds Thereof.

December 24, 1890

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1890, Pages 707-708.

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 Commissioners of Sinking Fund be, and they are hereby, authorized, empowered and required, at public sale, at such time and on such terms as to them may seem to best subserve the interests involved, to sell and convey all the right, title and interest of the State of South Carolina (the same being a fee simple title) of, in and to the following property, to wit: That certain building in the City of Columbia, with the lot on which it stands, known as Agricultural Hall; that four-acre lot in said city known as the Fish Pond tract or lot; that tract of land known as the Experimental Farm at Columbia, with the personal property belonging thereto; that certain farm and tract of land, containing two hundred and twenty-seven 21-100 acres, in the County of Darlington, known as the South Carolina Agricultural Farm and Station in Darlington County, together with the personal property thereon and appertaining thereto; and that certain tract of land in Spartanburg County, near the City of Spartanburg, containing 14 4-100 acres, more or less, with the buildings and with the personal property thereunto belonging, known as that part of the South Carolina Agricultural Farm and Station situate in Spartanburg County, to which the State has an absolute title: Provided, No sale shall be made until the property has been advertised for thirty days in at least one paper in the Counties in which the different pieces of property are situated, and then offered at public outcry.

Sec. 2. That the proceeds of such sale or sales, whether in money or securities, shall be turned over to the State Treasurer, to be by him held subject to the draft or order, as the case may be, of the Trustees of the Clemson College, for the use of the said Clemson College, to which college the said proceeds are hereby appropriated: Provided, however, That the proceeds of the sales of the South Carolina Agricultural Farm and Station, and of the personal property in Darlington County, shall be disposed of as follows, to wit: The sum of twenty-eight hundred and sixty 25-100 dollars, with interest from January 1st, 1890, shall be paid to the County Treasurer of Darlington County for ordinary County purposes; the sum of seventeen hundred and twelve 13-100 dollars, with interest from January 1st, 1890, shall be paid to the County Treasurer of Florence County for ordinary County purposes; the foregoing sums to be the first paid, and then the balance of said proceeds to be deposited in the hands of the Treasurer of Darlington County and subject to the drafts of the County Commissioners of Darlington, to repay and to refund to those individuals who paid to the State the sum of $5,000 to secure the location of said Station in Darlington County the balance, with interest, if any, of their subscriptions thereto respectively not heretofore repaid them by taxation, the proof of such balance of subscription to be made before the County Commissioners of Darlington County by each claimant satisfactory to said Board before the issue of the draft on the Treasurer therefor; any remainder of said proceeds of sale to be paid to the State Treasurer, to be disposed of as the other funds arising from the other sales provided for in this Act.

Sec. 3. That in ease any of said sales be in whole or in part on credit, and bonds, notes of purchasers and mortgages of the premises be taken as securities, such securities (except for the Darlington County Farm and Station and property) shall be made payable to the Treasurer of the State of South Carolina, and his successors in office, and his and their assigns, and the State Treasurer may hold, sue in his own name and collect same, or assign same to said Trustees of Clemson College, at the option of said Trustees; and if the Darlington Farm and Station and its personal property be sold wholly or partly on time, a sufficient amount of the securities taken shall be made payable to the County Treasurers of Darlington and Florence Counties, respectively, to reimburse those Counties as herein before stated, and to reimburse those individuals mentioned in Section 2, for the balance and interest of their subscriptions not as yet repaid them by taxation, any surplus to be made payable to the State Treasurer as in the other sales and securities.

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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