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Joint Resolution to Authorize the Board of Regents of the Lunatic Asylum to Enquire Into and Report Upon Suitable Localities for the Establishment of an Asylum for the Colored Insane, and Also to Call for Donations of Lands for Such Purpose.

December 23, 1889

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1889, Pages 317-318.

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the Board of Regents of the Lunatic Asylum be, and the same are hereby, charged with the following duties:

First. That prior to the first day of July, 1890, the said Board of Regents shall cause to be advertised once at each County Court House in the several Counties of this State in one newspaper published at such County Court House, or if at any County Court House no newspaper is published, shall cause to be advertised as official notices are usually advertised at such places, a notice to the effect that the policy of establishing a separate State Asylum for the colored insane has been under consideration by the General Assembly, and that said Board of Regents has been empowered to receive from Counties, communities or persons in this State bids or proposals to donate at least three hundred acres of land, with or without suitable buildings, or money to be used in the purchase of the same, one or more, or all, for the purpose of establishing such institution within the County which shall submit a bid or proposal which may be accepted by the General Assembly, and the said Board of Regents shall report to the next General Assembly all such bids or proposals as may be submitted pursuant to such notice.

Second. That the said Board of Regents shall also make enquiry in at least two of the Counties of this State for tracts of land, of the area above named, adapted for such purposes, and shall report to the next General Assembly the result of such enquiries, and the price of such lands as they may mention in their report.

Approved December 23d, A.D. 1889.

John P. Richardson, Governor.
William L. Mauldin, President of the Senate and Lt. Governor.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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