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An Act to Incorporate the Palmetto Collegiate Institute of Lexington, S.C.

December 16, 1891

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1891, Pages 1419-1420.

Whereas, a number of the citizens of the Town and County of Lexington did, for the purposes of securing educational advantages, form themselves into an organization under the name of Palmetto Collegiate Institute, and elect the persons hereinafter named as Trustees. And, whereas, the said association has acquired certain property in the Town of Lexington to be used for school purposes. And, whereas, the persons so organized authorized C. M. Efird, C. L. Bradford*, W. P. Roof, W. W. Barre, M. L. Taylor, M. D. Harman, and G. M. Harman, the persons elected by them as Trustees of the Palmetto Collegiate Institute, to secure necessary legislation for incorporation for the control of the said property and for carrying on the purposes of the association; now, 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 C. M. Efird, C. S. Bradford*, W. P. Roof, W. W. Barre, M. L. Taylor, M. D. Harman, and G. M. Harman, their associates and successors, are hereby declared to he a body corporate by the name and style of the Palmetto Collegiate Institute, located in the Town of Lexington, County of Lexington, 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 resodct 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 Palmetto Collegiate Institute, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars; to have a seal and to make all such by-laws for the government of such 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, and honorary distinctions to others not graduates, as are common to colleges of similar grade.

Approved December 16th, A.D. 1891.

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

*The original source gives different middle initials for this man. C.L. Bradford then C.S. Bradford. This Author has no clue which is correct. 

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