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An Act to Amend Section 1120 of the Revised Statutes of 1893, Volume 1, Being Section 3 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Accept the Devise and Bequest of Thomas G. Clemson and to Establish an Agricultural College in Connection Therewith," Approved November 27th, 1889.

March 2, 1897

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1897, Pages 470-471.
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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That Section 1120 of the Revised Statutes of 1893, being Section 3 of an Act entitled “An Act to accept the devise and bequest of Thomas G. Clemson and to establish an agricultural college in connection therewith,” approved November 27th, 1889, be, and the same is hereby, amended by striking out all of said Section after the word “per annum” on line 19 and inserting in lieu thereof the following words: “Provided, however, the Board of Trustees of said Clemson Agricultural College may grant free tuition to such competent and deserving youths of this State as may be unable to pay the same, and the said Board of Trustees shall prescribe such rules and regulations as may be proper to confine the enjoyment of this privilege to those whose necessities require it.” So that said Section when so amended shall read as follows:

"Section 1120. That said college shall be under the management and control of a Board of thirteen Trustees composed of the seven members nominated by said will and their successors and six members to be elected by the Legislature in Joint Assembly every fourth year after the first election; said Board to elect one of their number to be President, and to elect a Secretary and fix his salary. They shall organize the college and put it in operation as soon as practicable after the passage of this Act; shall prescribe the courses of study, shall declare the professorships, elect the professors, of whom the number shall not exceed ten, and define their duties and fix their salaries, and make all rules and regulations for the government of the college. They may employ such superintendent, head workman, laborers for the farm, shops and grounds as may be necessary, and fix their compensation. They shall charge each student a tuition fee of forty dollars per annum: Provided, however, the Board of Trustees of said Clemson Agricultural College may grant free tuition to such competent and deserving youths of this State as may be unable to pay the same, and the said Board of Trustees shall prescribe such rules and regulations as may be proper to confine the enjoyment of this privilege to those whose necessities require it."

Approved: March 2nd, A.D. 1897.

William H. Ellerbee, Governor.
Miles B. McSweeney, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate.
Frank Boyd Gary, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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