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Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Richard Richardson, senior, James Davis, Thomas Nightingale Johnson, John Peter Richardson, Samuel Montgomery, senior, Mathew James and James Burchill Richardson, shall be, and they are hereby appointed trustees for the purposes of establishing and conducting a public school in Clarendon county, with full power and authority, from time to time, to make, constitute and establish such by-laws, rules and orders, as to them shall seem necessary and convenient, for the better regulation, government, well-ordering and directing of themselves, as trustecs aforesaid, as well as of the said public school so to be established. And the said trustees, and their successors, shall for ever hereafter be a body politic and corporate, in deed and in name, and by the style of “ The Trustees of the Public School of the Clarendon Orphan Society;” and by the said name shall have perpetual succession of officers and members, and a common, scal, with power to change, alter and make new the same, as often as the said corporation shall judge expedient.

...And be it further enacted by the authority as resaid, That it shall and may be lawsui for the said corporation to take, retain, and hold for ever, any charitable donations, devises or bequests, of lands or personal property, and to appropriate the same to the purposes of said corporation; and by its name to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this state. e

...And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That said public school, in Clarendon county, shall be under the management and direction of the aforesaid trustees, or a majority or board thereof, to be chosen, appointed and perpetuated as follows: The said trustees, and their successors, shall meet on the second Monday, in May in cvery year, at any place so to be appointed by the

Trustecs incorporated.

May receive charitable donations.

How and when to meet and elect officers and fill vacancies.

To keep an account of their proceedings.

Trustees for establishing schools in Orangeburgh district.

said trustees, between the hours often o’clock in the
morning, and three o’clock in the asternoon, (af.
ter due notice being given by the trustees, at
lcast eight days before,) and the majority of those
so met shall elect, by ballot, a president and such
other officers as they shall think necessary, for the
ensuing year. And on the death, resignation, or
removal from the state, by residence, of any trus-
tee or officer, the president, or, in his absence,
the next presiding officer, shall, in a convenient
place, and within two months, after due notice,
convene the said trusees, and, in the manner afore-
said, so supply and fill up all vacancies that may
so take place from time to time.
...And be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said, That the aforesaid trustees shall keep an ac-
curate account of all their proceedings, in regard
to the property granted as aforesaid, which, when-
ever required so to do, they shall lay before the
legislature for their information.
And be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said, That Henry Dana Ward, col. Jacob Rumph,
James Stewart, James Carmichael, David Coalter,
William Fitzpatrick, Jacob Seibels, Alexander
Bell, Hargrove Arthur, Robert Stark, Charles
Brown, Aaron Smith, Joseph Vince, Charles Good-
win and Tarleton Brown, shallbe, and they are here-
by appointed trustees for the purposes of establish-
ing schools and other seminaries of learning in
the district of Orangeburgh; and that the said
trustees, and their successors, shall, for ever
hereafter, be one body politic and corporrate,
in deed and in name, by the style of “ The
Trustees for establishing Public Schools in the
district of Orangeburgh;” and by the said name
shall have perpetual succession of officers and
members, and a common seal, with power to al-
ter, change and make new the same, as often as
the said corporation shall judge expedicnt.
...And be it further enacted by the authority afore-

said, That the said corporation shall be capable in Maypur, law to purchase, have, hold, receive, enjoy, possess to: and retain to itself, in perpetuity, or for any term j of years, any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, property, or other property, of what kind or nature soever, . and to sell, alien, or lease the same, as they shall nations. think proper: And also that it shall and may be lawful for the said corporation to take and hold for ever, any charitable donations, devises or bequests of land or personal property, and to appropriate the same to the purposes of the said corporation ; and by its said name to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this state: Provided always, That all such purchases, donations, devises and bequests of lands or personal property, and the property vested by virtue of this act in the said trustees, shall not exceed the sum of - &

twenty thousand dollars. -

And be it further enacted by the authority asbresaid, That the said school shall be under the man-Trustees, agement and direction of the aforesaid trustees, or *o, a quorum of them, to be chosen, appointed and and how perpetuated in the following manner, that is to *:::: say : The said trustees and their successors, shall meet on the first Monday in May, in every year, at Orangeburgh, or such other place as shall be appointed by a majority of them, between the hours of nine in the morning and three in the afternoon; and the major part of those so met, shall elect, by ballot, a president and such other officers as they shall think necessary, for the year ensuing. And on the death, rqsignation or removal from the state, of any trustee or trustees, the president, or in his absence the next presiding officer, shall, within three months thereafter, cause the other trustees to be isummoned to meet at Orangeburgh . aforesaid, or such other place as the president or presiding officer shall appoint, giving at o thirty days notice: and

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$hall have power to make bylaws, &c.

the trustees who shall mect, not less than sever;
being present, or a majority of those so met, shall
choose, by ballot, another trustee or trustees, in
the place or places of any one or more so dying,
removing or resigning: and in case of the death,
removal or resignation of the president, or other
officer, the presiding officer shall convene the trus-
tecs in the same manner as the president is herein
before directed; and the trustees being met, shall
proceed to the election of a president, or other offi-
cer, in the same manner as prescribed at their an-
nual election: Provided, That such president, or
other officer, shall only continue in ... until the
next annual election.
And be it further enacted by the authority of re-
said, That the said trust'yes, or a majority of them,
shall have full power, and authority, from time to
time, to make, constitute and establish such and
so many by-laws, rules and orders, as to them
shall seem necessary and convenient, for the bet-
ter regulation, government, well ordering and di-
recting themselves, as trustees aforesaid, and the
schools to be established by virtue of this act, and
all officers, professors, or other persons by them
employed, or to be employed, in and about the
same, and of all students in the said schools, and
for the better management and transacting all things
necessary for and concerning the government of
the same schools, and the same by-laws, rules and
orders, to put in force and execution accordingly,
and the same again at their will and pleasure to
revoke, alter, change or annul; all which by-laws,
rules and orders, so to be made as aforesaid, shall
be binding on cach and every of the trustees, and
on all officers, professors and other persons by
them employed, and on all students in the said
schools, and shalibe, from time to time, by each
and every of them, invariably and punctually ob-
served, according to the tenor thereof, under the
several pains, penalties and disabilities therein to

be expressed, fixed, appointed or declared: Pro. wided, That the same shall be reasonable, and not contrary or repugnant to the laws of this state or of the United States. ...And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That seven of the said trustees, assembled Seven together for that purpose, public notice of such o meeting being given by the president, or presiding officer, at least thirty days previous thereto, shall be capable in law of doing, executing, performing, and carrying into effect, all the powers, duties and authorities, by this act vested in them. ...And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees shall be, and are hereby Trustees declared to be escheators for the districtos Orange-o" burgh, and that all the lands, or other property, ...” which has already, or shall hereafter escheat, in the district of Orangeburgh, not exceeding the value of twenty thousand dollars, shall be, and are hereby vested in the said trustees, for the purposes aforesaid. ...And be it further enacted by the authority asbresaid, That the aforesaid trustees shall keep an ac-Tokeepan curate account of all their proceedings, in regard ** to the property hereby vested in them, which, whenever required so to do, they shall lay before the legislature, for their information. ...And be it further enacted by the authority asbresaid, That this act shall be deemed a public act, This act a and judicially taken notice of as such, without public act. special pleading; and that the same shall or may be given in evidence, on any issue to be tried in any court of law in this state. In the Senate House, the twenty-first Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and

ninety-eight, and in the twenty-third Year of the In-
dependence of the United States of America.

JOHN waRD, President of the Senate.

WILLIAM JOHNSON, Jun. Sheaker of
the House of Representatives.

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