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An Act to Provide for the Appointment of a Historical Commission of the State of South Carolina, for the Purpose of Collecting and Preserving all Matters Relating to the History of the State.

December 27, 1894

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1894, Pages 832-833.

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 a Commission be, and is hereby, created, to be known as the Historical Commission of the State of South Carolina, to consist of the Secretary of State, ex officio, as Chairman, and five other citizens of the State, to be appointed by the Governor, and to serve without compensation, and any vacancy arising in the Commission shall be filled by appointment of the Governor.

Sec. 2. That it shall be the duty of said Commission to procure such documents or transcripts of documents and such other material relating to the history of South Carolina as they may deem necessary or important, to superintend the arrangement and preservation of the same, and to make suitable regulations for their inspection and examination in order to protect them from injury.

Sec. 3. That the documents and material so procured shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State, and that he shall make provision for the proper arrangement and preservation of them in that office or in some other safe place.

Sec. 4. That any sum of money remaining in the hands of the Public Record Commission of the State of South Carolina after they shall have completed the work assigned to them shall be paid over to the Historical Commission hereby created, the said money to be paid to the Secretary of State on the warrant of the Comptroller-General.

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect from and immediately after its ratification.

Approved: December 27th, 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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