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within three months thereafter, cause the other trus= tees to be summoned to meet at the college, or such other place in Beaufortas may bethought more convenient, after a notice often days; and the trustees who shall meet, not less thanseven being present, or a majority of those so met, shall choose by ballot, another trustee, in the place of the one so dying, resigning or removing; who shall be vested with all the powers and privileges of his predecessor. ...And be it surther enacted by the authority aforefarther , said, That the said trustecs of the college of Beauf.” fort, or a majority of them, shall have full power e trus- - - - - tees. 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 better regulation, government, well ordering and directing of themselves as trustees aforesaid, as well as of the said college in Beaufort; 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 college: And for the better managing, limiting and appointing of all and singular the trusts and authorities in them and each of them reposed and to be reposed; and for doing, managing and transacting all things necessary for and concerning the government of the same college; 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 alter, change, revoke and annul; all which by-laws, rules and orders so to be made as aforesaid, shall be binding on each and every of the said trustees, and on all officers, professors and other persons by them employed, and on all students in the said college, and shall be, from time to time, by each and every of them inviolably and punctually observed, according to the tenor and effect thereof, under the several pains, penalties and disabilities * therein expressed, fixed, appointed or declared: Provided, That the same shall be reasonable, and not contrary or repugnant to the laws of this state or of the congress of the United States of America. ...And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees, or so many as shall be Power of fixed on by their by-laws as aforesaid, shall have of ring full power, by the principal or professors of the said “” college, to grant or confer such degree or degrees, in the liberal arts or sciences, to any of the students of the said college, or other persons by them thought worthy thereof, as are usually granted and conferred in other colleges in Europe and America; and to give diplomas or certificates thereof, signed by them, and sealed with the common seal of the trustees of the college, to authenticate and perpetuate the memory of such graduation. ...And be further enacted, That no person shall be Norerson excluded from any privilege, immunity, office or excluded situation in the said college, on account of his reli-o. gious persuasion: Provided he demean himself in gious pera sober, peaceable and orderly manner, and con- * form to the rules and regulations thereof. ...And be it.further enacted...That this actshall be rhi.e., deemed a public act, and judicially taken notice of public act. as such, without special pleading; that the same shall be liberally construed for fully carrying into effect the beneficial purposes hereby intended; and if any person or persons shall be sued for any matter done in pursuance hereof, he, she or they may plead the general issue, give this act and the special matter in evidence, and on discontinuance by a judgment againstany plaintiff, shall recover treble costs. And be further enacted, That the said trustees Accurate shall keep an accurate account of all their proceed-account to

ings in regard to the property granted asaforesaid, “**

which, whenever required to do, they shall lay before the legislature for their information. And be it further enacted by the authority afore- Property

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for the purposes herein mentioned, any part or the whole of the funds now in their possession, or which they may hereafter possess, an act to the contrary notwithstanding. ...And be it further enacted by the authority aforeCertain said, That all the confiscated property to which this {..., state is now entitled, in the election districts of the win. Prince George, Winyaw, and All Saint, and all ****, such property as hath heretofore accrued, or ma jo, such property as nati. Heretofore accrued, or may hereafter accrue to this state, in the said election districts, under the operation of an act, entitled, “An act to appoint escheators and to regulate es, cheats:” And all the vacant lots in the town of Georgetown, shall be and are hereby vested in the Winyaw Indigo Society: Provided the aforesaid property shall not exceed five thousand pounds sterling. ...And be it further enacted by the authority asbrecertain said, That all the confiscated property, to which poin this state is now entitled, in the circuit court dis... trict of Cheraw, as also all the property already esyested in cheated, and which may hereafter escheat to this the socie- ..., - - ... state, under the operation of the above, recited act, favid in the said circuit court district, shall be and is hereby vested in the incorporated society of St. David; and the said societies are hereby vested with all the powers which have been heretofore vestcd in the commissioners for selling and disposing of confiscated property, in the persons appointed escheators in the several districts throughout this state, and in the commissioners heretofore appointed for selling the vacant lots in the town of Georgetown: Provided the property shall not exceed five thousand pounds sterling. In the Senate House, the nineteenth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and in the twentieth Year of the Independence of the United States of America. o DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the - House of Reforesentatives,

JAn ACT for making further provision for the Debt of the State of South-Carolina. HEREAS the sum subscribed on the V thirtieth day of September last, agreeably to the terms of an act, entitled, “An act for making such provision for the debt of the state of South-Carolina, as is specified therein,” does not exhaust the interest due to the state, on the debt funded to its credit by the United States: Be it enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the commissioner of loans be, and he is here-Time of by authorized and required to receive and fund all .d. such indents as were fundable under and by vir- *** tue of an act, passed on the twentieth day of December, in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, entitled, “An act for making such provision for the debt of the state of South-Carolina as is specified therein,” and which indents the holders thereof have neglected to fund under the said act, and the claims of James M’Call, as specified in the commissioners report. Provided the said indents shall be subscribed on or before the last day of March next, on the same terms, and subject to the same restrictions and provisoes as the said act contains. ...And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the commissioner of loans for the time Part of being, be, and he is hereby authorized and requi- o: red to receive on loan, (the said loan to continue o: open till the last day of March next,) on the terms hereinafter declared: All indents issued to the late Commodore Alexander Gillon, on the portage bill book, which have been paid to the persons entitled, from the said portage bill book, to receive the same, and generally all indents which were issued to the said Alexander Gillon, and are now in the possesSion of other persons: Provided the persons now holding any indents, issued on the portage bill

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book, shall satisfactorily prove to the said com.
missioner of loans, on or before the last day of
March next, that they were bona fide purchasers
of the same, previous to the twenty-fifth day of Ja-
nuary, in the year of our lord one thousand seven
hundred and ninety-two, and moreover, that at the
time of such purchase, they had no notice of the
resolution of the house of representatives, of the
nineteenth day of December, in the year of our
lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one,
expressive of their opinion of Commodore Gillon’s
conduct.
...And be it further enacted, That on receiving the
said indents, the commissioner shall calculate the
interest accruing on them respectively, to the first
day of January, in the year of our lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-six; the aggregate
sum whereof shall be paid in three certificates,
one purporting that the state of South-Carolina
owes to the person or persons subscribing to said
loan, a sum to be expressed in said certificate,
equal to three ninths of the aggregate sum subscrib-
ed, bearing an interest of three per cent. from the
said first day of January, in the year of our lord
one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, paya-
ble quarter-yearly; one other certificate for a sum,
to be expressed therein, equal to four ninths of
said aggregate sum, bearing an interest of six per
cent. from the said first day of January, in the year
of our lord one thousand seven hundred and nine-
ty-six, payable quarter-yearly; and a third certifi-
cate for a sum, to be expressed therein, equal to
two ninths of said aggregate sum; which certifi-
cate, from and after the year of our lord one thou-
sand eight hundred and six, shall bear an interest
of six percent. per annum, payable quarter yearly.
And be it further enacted by the authority afore-

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