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An Act to Incorporate the Barnwell Baptist Male and Female Institute.

December 23, 1891

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1891, Pages 1246-1247.

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 D. W. Key, W. D. Rice, L. A. Thompson, J. A. Jenkins, J. H. E. Milhous, S. G. Mayfield, W. B. Rice, J. A. Chasserou, E. I.. Sanders, W. W. Green, W. L. Meritt and D. M. Johnson and such other persons as shall be elected trustees by the Barnwell Association of the Baptist denomination in South Carolina, are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate in deed and in law by the name of "The Barnwell Baptist Male and Female Institute," and that by the said name they and their successors shall and may have perpptnal succession and be able and capable in law to have, receive and enjoy, to them and their successors, real and personal property not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars. The location of the said Institute shall be at or near Elko, in the County of Barnwell.

Sec. 2. That the said trustees shall continue in office for the term of two years from the passage of this Act, and at the expiration of the said two years, and every two years thereafter, the said Barnwell Association of the Baptist denomination in South Carolina shall elect their successors, the number thereof to be increased or diminished as the said association may deem proper. And the Trustees aforesaid shall be capable of doing or transacting all the business and concerns of the said Institute; but more particularly of electing all the customary and necessary officers of the said Institute; of fixing their several salaries; of removing any of them for neglect, misconduct or other cause; of prescribing the courses of study to be pursued by the students; and, in general, of framing and enacting all such ordinances and by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of this State, as shall appear to them necessary for the, good government of the said Institute.

Sec. 3. That the Trustees of the said Institute shall and may have a common seal, with liberty to change or alter the same from time to time as they shall think proper, and that by their aforesaid name they and their successors shall and may be able to plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended in all Courts within this State, and to grant, bargain, sell or assign any lands, tenements, hereditaments, goods or chattels, and to act and to do all things whatsoever for the benefit of the said Institute in as ample a manner as any person, or body politic or corporate, can or may by law.

Sec. 4. That the said Institute may grant to students under its charge diplomas or honorary testimonials in such form as it may designate; it may also confer such literary honors, degrees and diplomas as are usually granted by any institute, college or seminary of learning in the United States.

Sec. 5. That the Barnwell Association of the Baptist donomination in Soufh Carolina is hereby authorized to make such arrangements with the said Institute for the transfer of any funds and property of the said Association, or any part thereof, either absolutely or conditionally, to the said Institute, as the said Association shall deem proper.

Sec. 6. That this Act shall be deemed a Public Act and continue in force for the term of twenty-five years, and from thence until the adjournment of the next session of the Legislature.

Approved December 23rd, 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.



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