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An Act to Provide for the Economical Completion of Winthrop Normal and Industrial College of South Carolina, Now in Process of Erection at Rock Hill, and to Appropriate Money for the Same.

December 21, 1894

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1894, Pages 869-870.

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 Superintendent of the Penitentiary be, and is hereby, authorized and required to utilize so much of the expert labor of convicts confined in the Penitentiary as may be necessary to complete the buildings of the Winthrop Normal and Industrial College of South Carolina, now in process of construction at Rock Hill, to wit: the main building, one dormitory, kitchen and power house.

Sec. 2. That such additional labor as can be performed by convicts shall be furnished by the Penitentiary.

Sec. 3. That the said Superintendent be authorized to employ such additional expert labor for the proper carrying on and completion of said work as may be necessary, and which cannot be furnished by the Penitentiary.

Sec. 4. That the said work shall be conducted under the general supervision of the Board of Trustees, who shall advise and direct the details thereof. The work shall be completed according to the plans and specifications furnished by the architect, as nearly as possible.

Sec. 5. That for the purchase of the necessary material and the payment of such additional labor as may be employed, the sum of twenty thousand dollars be, and is hereby, appropriated: Provided, That none of this money be available, nor shall it be drawn from the State Treasury, until the Board of Trustees shall have satisfied the State Treasurer that the buildings shall be completed and ready for occupation and use with the expenditure of such money.

Sec. 6. That for the payment of outstanding liabilities, contracts already made, as set forth in the report of the Board of Trustees to the General Assembly, the sum of thirty-three thousand twenty-six dollars be, and is hereby, appropriated, to be expended for the purposes as above set forth alone.

Sec. 7. That for the purchase of the machinery for the laundry utensils for the kitchen, crockery, etc., for dining room, furniture, desks, seats in chapel, dining room and main building, furniture, bed, chairs, etc., in dormitory, twelve thousand six hundred and fifty dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be spent for the above purposes, and no other. That the Board of Trustees are hereby prohibited from incurring any obligations without consent of the General Assembly beyond those herein contemplated.

Approved: December 21st, A.D. 1894.

John Gary Evans, Governor.
W.H. Timmerman, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate.
Ira B. Jones, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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