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An Act to Incorporate the Presbyterian High School.

December 23, 1891

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1891, Pages 1496-1497.

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 W. M. Anderson, J. F. Reid, D. Hutchison, J. M. Cherry, W. H. Stewart, George Summey, T. R. English, C. W. Humphreys, J. M. Beatty, and their successors in office be, and they are hereby, created and constituted a body politic and corporate, to be known by the name and style of The Presbyterian High School, a training school for boys, located in the town of Rock Hill, in the State of South Carolina, and as such, and by the said name of The Presbyterian High School, shall be capable and liable in law and equity to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded; shall have and keep a common seal, and may alter the same at will, and to make such rules and by-laws for the regulation and government of said High School as they may deem necessary: Provided, Said by-laws and rules be not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this State and of the United States.

Sec. 2. 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 the course of studies to be pursued by the students; to confer degrees and award diplomas, and such other honorary distinctions to graduates as are common to institutions of similar grade.

Sec. 3. The said corporation shall have power to hold real and personal property acquired; to borrow money for the use and benefit ot the said, The Presbyterian High School, to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, and to make and execute mortgages on the real and personal property of said corporation to secure the payment of same; to have and enjoy every right and privilege, power and franchise, incident and belonging to similar incorporate bodies; to take and hold by donation, bequest, or purchase real and personal property for the benefit and use of the said, The Presbyterian High School, to any amount not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 4. The Board of Trustees of said, The Presbyterian High School, shall consist of nine members, and shall be elected by the officers of the white Presbyterian churches of Rock Hill and Bethel Presbytery, in such manner, at such time, and for such term or terms of years as may be provided in the by-laws of said corporation, and until such election for trustees shall be held, the said Board of Corporators, to wit: W. M. Anderson. J. P. Reid, D. Hutchison, J. M. Cherry, W. H. Stewart, George Summey, T. R. English, C. W. Humphreys, and J. M. Beatty shall be, and are hereby, constituted the Board of Trustees of the said, The Presbyterian High Sehool.

Sec. 5. That whenever any vacancy shall occur by death, resignation or removal from office, the Board of Trustees may, by a majority vote of those present at any legal meeting, elect a person to fill such vacancy, who shall serve only for the unexpired term.

Sec. 6. That at any annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the said, The Presbyterian High School, or adjournment thereof, five members shall constitute a quorum.

Sec. 7. That this Act shall be deemed a Public Act, and continue of force and effect until repealed.

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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