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An Act to Amend and Renew the Charter of Incorporation of the Cokesbury Conference School at Cokesbury, in Abbeville County.

March 2, 1897

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1897, Pages 612-614.
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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That S. D. Vaughn, D. Z. Dantzler, M. Dargan, W. L. Wait, S. H. Zimmerman, W. H. Hodges, J. C. Chandler, E. C. Conner, J. G. Clinkscales, J. Fuller Lyon, J. G. Jenkins, W. J. Moore, C. L. Smith and B. Franklin be, and they are hereby, appointed Trustees of the Cokesbury Conference School, in Abbeville County.

SECTION 2. That said Trustees and their successors in office, or a majority of them, shall have power and authority to make such by-laws and regulations as may be necessary for the government of said school: Provided, Such by-laws and regulations be not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this State.

SECTION 3. That the said Trustees and their successors in office, under the name and style aforesaid, may use a common seal, and shall be, and are hereby declared to be, capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, contracting and being contracted with, and of using all means necessary and lawful for securing and defending any money, property, debt or demands which do now or may hereafter belong to said institution, and for receiving all grants, gifts, bequests, devises or conveyances of property of any and all descriptions whatever: Provided, nevertheless, That the whole amount of property of any and all kinds belonging to their trust shall not at any one time exceed fifty thousand dollars.

SECTION 4. That the said Trustees and their successors in office shall be intrusted with and entitled to all manner of property, both real and personal, all donations, gifts, be quests, legacies, privileges and immunities whatsoever which may now belong to said institution, or which may hereafter be made or conveyed to it, not exceeding, as aforesaid, the sum of fifty thousand dollars; and no misnomer of the corporation shall prevent its rights from vesting wherever it appears or can be ascertained that it was the intention of the party or parties to sell, give or bequeath any property, real or personal, or any right or interest, to the corporation.

SECTION 5. That the said Trustees may appoint or remove all their officers and compel them to give security, according to the by-laws of the institution, and that said Board of Trustees and their successors in office shall have power to remove any member of the Board for a violation of their by-laws: Provided, That no one shall be removed until he is indemnified for all responsibilities for the payment of money which he may have incurred as a Trustees aforesaid.

SECTION 6. That when any vacancies shall happen in said Board by resignation, removal or otherwise, the ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, composing the South Carolina Annual Conference of said Church, when in Conference assembled, shall have the right of filling such vacancy as shall occur in the trust now filled up by the first seven incumbents named, to wit: S. D. Vaughn, D. Z. Dantzler, M. Dargan, W. L. Wait, S. H. Zimmerman, W. A. Hodges and J. C. Chandler, so that at all times seven of the fourteen members of the Board shall hold their offices by the appointment of the aforesaid Conference, whose certificates, signed by the President for the time being of the Conference, and witnessed by the Secretary, shall be sufficient evidence of such appointments; and the said Board of Trustees shall fill up any vacancies that shall occur in the seven remaining Trustees.

SECTION 7. That this Act shall be and continue of force for the term of twenty-one years, and from thence until the adjournment of the next ensuing session of the Legislature.

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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