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An Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate Claflin University," Approved December 18th, 1869.

March 9, 1896

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1896, Pages 176-177.
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Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That Section 2 of an Act entitled "An Act to incorporate Claflin University," approved December 18, 1869, be amended on the 17th line of said Section between the words "University" and "and" by inserting the words "and shall be, and are hereby, empowered to sell, alien and convey by deed, under the corporate seal, any and all real and personal estate now vested in said corporation." So that said Section when so amended shall read as follows:

"Section 2. The said corporation shall have full power and authority to determine at what time and places their meetings shall be holden, and the manner of notifying the Trustees to convene at such meetings, and also to establish boards of instruction in all departments of science and the arts, to elect a President of said university, and such professors, tutors, instructors, and other university officers, as they shall judge for the interest thereof, and to determine the duties, salaries, emoluments, responsibilities and tenures of their respective offices. And the said corporation is further empowered to hold and control the buildings formerly known as the Orangeburg Female College, located in the town of Orangeburg, in the County of Orangeburg, and State of South Carolina, to be hereafter known as the Claflin University, with all lands and appurtenances which may be transferred to said corporation for the purpose of aiding and sustaining said institution in promoting the interest of education. This corporation may purchase or erect and keep in repair such houses and other buildings as they shall judge necessary for the said university. And shall be, and are hereby, empowered to sell, alien and convey by deed, under the corporate seal, any and all real and personal estate now vested in said corporation, and also to make and ordain, as occasion may require, reasonable rules, orders and by-laws, not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this commonwealth, with reasonable penalties, for the good government of the said university, and for the regulation of their own body, and also to determine and regulate the courses of instruction and departments in said university, and to confer degrees: Provided, nevertheless, That no degrees shall be conferred except upon the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty and the approval of the Trustees."

Approved: March 9th, A.D. 1896.

John Gary Evans, Governor.
W.H. Timmerman, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate.
Frank Boyd Gary, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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