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A Joint Resolution to Provide for a Commission to Consider and Report a Plan for the Establishment of a Separate Institution for the Education of the Blind.

January 4, 1894

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1893, Pages 508-509.

Section 1. Be it resolved 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 a Commission consisting of two members of the Senate, to be appointed by the President of the Senate, and two members of the House, to be appointed by the Speaker, together with one other person, to be selected by the five members so appointed, is hereby constituted, whose duty it shall be to formulate and report to the General Assembly at its next session a plan for the establishment of a separate institution for the education of the blind, with a view to the devotion of the State Institution for Deaf, Dumb and Blind, at Cedar Springs, to the education of the deaf and dumb alone.

Sec. 2. That the said Commission shall also report the probable cost of such an institution and the most suitable locality for same.

Sec. 3. That to enable said Committee to perform the duties hereby imposed, each member thereof shall be paid from the State Treasury, upon warrants of the Comptroller-General, a per diem of five dollars a day, not exceeding three days, and mileage to Columbia at 5 cents per mile going and returning one trip.

Approved: January 4th, A.D. 1894.

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

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