South Carolina - Acts & Joint Resolutions on Education During the 1800s

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December 19, 1801

Act to Establish a College in Columbia
Identified thirteen (13) original trustees.

December 18, 1802

Act to Incorporate Marlborough Academy & Others
Plus the Philomatic Society of Marion District, and the Jefferson Monticello Society of Fairfield District.

December 18, 1802

Act to Allow Trustees of Marlborough Academy to Raise $2,500 via a Lottery
Names five (5) trustees of the Academy.

December 18, 1802

Act to Incorporate Several Societies Therein Mentioned
Baptist Church of Christ on Cland's Creek, Red Bank Church, Baptist Churh of Christ on Little Stephen's Creek, the Minerva Society.

December 18, 1802

Act to Incorporate the Society for the Relief of Orphans and Children of Indigent Parents
aka "Abee yetomim ubne ebyonim," a Jewish society.

December 17, 1803

Act to Dispose of Cambridge College Assets
Names four (4) trustees of the College to sell off all assets since the college is not prospering. This Act is repealed in 1805.

December 17, 1803

Act to Aid in the Establishment of South Carolina College
Trustees can swap town lots with others as they deem fit.

December 21, 1804

Act to Extend the Incorporate of the St. Andrew's Society
Corporation extended another fourteen (14) years.

December 14, 1805

Act to Incorporate Pineville Academy
Names five (5) trustees of the Academy.

December 19, 1805

Act to Incorporate Several Societies Therein Mentioned
Cambridge Association, St. George's Society, Columbia Library Society, Camden Library Society, Hibernian Society, two churches, and the Repeal of "Act to Dispose of Cambridge College Assets," as shown above.

December 20, 1806

Act to Incorporate Several Societies Therein Mentioned
Episcopal Church of Saint Paul's Parish, German Fusileer Society, Charleston Marine Society, Washington Society, and Winnsborough Library Society,

December 19, 1807

Act to Incorporate the Beaufort Library Society and the Newberry Library Society
Both chartered for fourteen (14) years.

December 19, 1807

Act to Authorize Trustees of the Newberry Academy and the Independent Congregation of Beaufort to Raise Money via a Lottery
$3,000 for the Newberry Academy. $3,800 for the Independent Congregation of Beaufort.

December 17, 1808

Act to Incorporate Several Societies Therein Mentioned
Mount Bethel Academy, Ancient Artillery Society, Carpenters' Society, Coosawhatchie Baptist Church; and Saltcatcher Independent Presbyterian Church.

December 19, 1809

Act to Incorporate Several Societies Therein Mentioned
South Carolina Marine Society, Bethany Church, Mount Sion Congregation, Savannah River Literary and Polemic Society, Newberry Academy, Church on the Island of Hilton Head, and Gapway Antipoedo Baptist Church.

December 19, 1809

Act to Incorporate the Mount Pleasant Academy
Names eight (8) trustees of the Academy.

December 19, 1809

Act to Amend the Act about the Fellowship Society
Now authorized to educate orphans and other indigent children.

December 20, 1810

Act to Incorporate Several Societies Therein Mentioned
Charleston Neck Society, Philharmonic Society of South Carolina. Abi Yetomin Ubne Ebyonim authorized to raise more money. Sion Church of the Town of Winnsborough.

December 20, 1810

Act to Authorize Certain Societies to Hold a Lottery, and Other Purposes Mentioned Therein
Savannah River Literary Society and Beaufort District Society authorized a lottery. Wadsworthville School incoporated.

December 21, 1811

Act to Establish Free Schools Throughout the State
Number of schools for each district (county) is the same as the number sent to the House of Representatives. Each district (county) to have commissioners to manage the free schools.

December 21, 1811

Act to Pay for Professor of Chemistry at South Carolina College
$1,600 per year authorized.

December 21, 1811

Act to Authorize Orphan House to Select Youths to Finish Their Education at South Carolina College
One boy per year to be sent to SC College free of charge.

December 21, 1811

Act to Incorporate Several Societies Therein Mentioned
Pendleton Circulating Library Society, Sumterville Library Society, Methodist Charitable Society, Franklin Library Society, Union Library Society, Marion Academy Society.

December 21, 1811

Act to Authorize Trustees of Wadsworthville Poor School to Sell Certain Lands
Part of original bequest not useable by the school.

December 21, 1814

Act to Incorporate Several Societies Therein Mentioned
Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, The Mount Bethel Episcopal Methodist Society, Literary and Philosophical Society of South Carolina, Ladies' Benevolent Society, Claremont Library Society, Uranian Society, Laurens Library Society, Pendleton Academy, Baptist Church of Camden, Coranaca Circulating Library Society, and Protestant Episcopal Church of Saint Paul.

December 21, 1814

Act to Make Appropriations for the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fourteen
Expenditures for 1814 laid out. Paragraph II provides funding for Professor of Logic & Moral Philosophy. Paragraph V assigns estate funds to the Chester Academy. Previous and subsequent annual appropriations bills included funds for various new teachers and/or educational needs. This is just an example.

December 16, 1815

Act to Incorporate the Fishing Creek Circulating Library Society and the Beaufort Female Benevolent Society
Both chartered for fourteen (14) years.

December 19, 1816

Act to Incoporate the Williamsburgh Library Society and Other Societies Therein Mentioned
Also the Stoney Creek Independent Presbyterian Church, Hardy's Meeting, Cambridge Library Society, Vestry and Wardens of Sheldon Church.

December 13, 1817

Act to Extend the Incorporation of the St. Andrew's Society
Deleted time limits.

December 13, 1817

Act to Incorporate Several Societies Therein Mentioned
Female Benevolent Society of Society Hill, Pendleton Farmers's Society, Orangeburg Academical Society, Methodist Episcopal Church of Georgetown, Baptist Church at Mechanicsville, Second Independent or Congregational Church in Charleston, Georgetown Ladies Benevolent Society, Saint Patrick Benevolent Society, Charleston Theatre, Mount Clio Academy, Protestant Episcopal Church of the Island of Saint Helena, Chatham Library Society, Indian Land Library Society, and Lodabar Academy.

December 13, 1817

Act to Vest in the Trustees of the Pineville Academy Escheated Lands in St. Stephen's Parish
To receive all escheated lands up to $10,000.

December 13, 1817

Act to Amend the Act Incoporating the Free School in St. George's, Dorchester
Request to move the Free School to another part of the parish.

December 13, 1817

Act to Enable the Trustees of the Newberry Academy to Raise Money via a Lottery
Up to $5,000.

December 17, 1817

Act to Incorporate the Bethel Circulating Library Society and Others Therein Mentioned
Also the Regular Baptist Church, Episcopal Church of the Parish of Prince George Winyaw.

December 18, 1818

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Trustees of Bethel Academy, Woodville Academy, Methodist Friendly Female Association, Ladies Society Charity School, United Fraternity, Republican Circulating Library Society, Chesterville Academy Society, Monticello Academy authorized a Lottery, Blackswamp Academy, Marion Academy authorized a Lottery, Pineville Library Society.

December 18, 1819

Act to Incorporate the Several Societies Therein Mentioned
Non-educational entities, plus: Yorkville Female Academy, and the Bethel Academy Trustees.

December 20, 1820

Act to Incorporate the Several Societies Therein Mentioned
Non-educational entities, plus: Franklin School House, Greenville Academy, Beaufort Library Society & Newberry Library Society charters extended fourteen (14) years, Society Academy, Clariosophic Society, Euphradian Society.

December 20, 1821

Act to Build Poor Houses in Pendleton, Kershaw, Lancaster, and Georgetown Districts
Also includes money for clothing and food.

December 20, 1821

Act to Incorporate the South Carolina Academy of Fine Arts
Chartered for twenty-one (21) years.

December 20, 1821

Act to Incoporate Certain Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Lexington Library Society, Ebenezer Academy, Cheraw Academical Society, Walterborough Library Society, Benevolent Society of the Second Independent or Congregational Church, Female Academy at Pendleton, Springville Academy; SC Academy of Fine Arts may hold a Lottery to share with the Literary and Philosophical Society.

December 20, 1821

Act for Lunatic Asylum and School for Deaf and Dumb
Authorized to acquire land and to erect buildings. Within a year, to name trustees for managing each.

December 21, 1822

Act to Vest Lot of Lunatic Asylum in the Trustees & Visitors
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December 21, 1822

Act to Vest Escheated Property in the Orangeburg Academical Society
Escheated property in Orange Parish up to $5,000.

December 21, 1822

Act Vest Escheated Property in the Camden Orphan Society
Escheated property in the Kershaw District up to $21,000. Also, escheated property in the Barnwell District given to the Barnwell Female Academy, up to $10,000.

December 21, 1822

Act to Incorporate the Several Societies Therein Mentioned
Non-educational entities, plus: Charleston Catholic Book Society, South Carolina Catholic Society, Tabernacle Academy, Barnwell Female Academy, Fork Shoal Library Society, Ramsay Library and Debating Society, Edgefield Academy, clarified the lottery for the South Carolina Academy of Fine Arts, and the Literary and Philosophical Society.

December 20, 1823

Act To Vest Escheated Property to the College of Charleston
St. Philip's & St. Michael's Parishes, up to $30,000.

December 20, 1823

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies, and for Other Purposes
Non-educational entities, plus: Boiling Springs Academical Society, Library Society of Edisto Island, Library Society of Society Hill, Philosophical and Classical Seminary of Charleston, Darlington Academy, and the Medical Society authorized to organize a Medical School in Charleston.

December 16, 1824

Act to Build Poor Houses in Several Districts and Parishes
Also includes money for clothing and food. Amended in 1843.

December 18, 1824

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Charleston Apprentices's Library Society, Cedar Springs Male and Female Academies, Fairfield Broad River Academy, Euphradian Society amended.

December 18, 1824

Act to Vest Escheated Property in the Cedar Springs Academies and in the Edgefield Village Academy
Cedar Springs Academies authorized up to $10,000 in land. Edgefield Village Academy and Society Academy authorized up to $10,000 in land. Ebenezer Academy authorized up to $10,000 in land.

December 20, 1825

Act to Amend the Act to Establish a College at Columbia
Redefines the Board of Trustees.

December 20, 1825

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Buck Spring Academy, Pendleton Academy, Charleston Medical Society of Emulation, State Convention of the Baptist Denomination in South Carolina, Union Bible Society of Beaufort District, Winyaw Indigo Society, Clariosophic Society.

December 20, 1826

Act to Incorporate Certain Soceities
Non-educational entities, plus: Franklin Debating Club, Diamond Hill Library Society, and the South Carolina Society.

December 18, 1827

Act to Carry Into Operation the Lunatic Asylum
To elect nine (9) regents. Rules for admission and discharge.

December 19, 1827

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Chesterfield Academy, Washington Library Society, Buck Spring Library Society, Friendly Library Society, Mount Ariel Academy Society, Cheraw Literary Society, Pendleton Female Academy, Jefferson Monticello Society, Franklin Library Society.

December 19, 1827

Act Concerning the Ludlam School Fund
All assets of the school at Goose Creek to be liquidated and money put into an interest bearing account in a bank.

December 19, 1828

Act to Vest Escheated Property to the Newberry Academy
To receive all escheated lands up to $10,000.

December 20, 1828

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Fellowship Society.

December 18, 1829

Act to Amend an Act to Carry into Operation the Lunatic Asylum
Asylum officers exempted from most civic duties. More rules defined on handling patients.

December 18, 1829

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Platt Springs Academy, Trinitarian Universalist and Library Society, Edisto Island Academical Association, Marion Academy Society, Board of Trustees of the Charleston College, Escheated property of Lexington District goes to Platt Springs Academy, Escheated property of Marion District goes to Marion Academy.

December 18, 1829

Act for Commissioners of the Poor on Charleston Neck to get a Loan for Building a Poor House
Not exceeding $3,000.

December 18, 1830

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Laurensville Male and Female Academy, Grahamville School Academy,

December 17, 1831

Act to Incorporate the Medical College of South Carolina
Board of Trustees to include thirteen (13) members, of which six (6) to be appointed by the governor.

December 17, 1831

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Verennes Academy of Anderson, Fairview Academy of Greenville. Escheated property of the estate of John Elcork is hereby vested in the Library Society of Edisto Island. Board of Trustees of the South Carolina College given subpoena power in their investigations; also may dismiss officers if necessary.

December 17, 1831

Act Concerning the Lunatic Asylum
Rules on paupers.

December 20, 1832

Act Concerning the Cambridge Association
Trustees of the defunct Cambridge College authorized to sell all remaining assets and apply any funds raised to endow a new school in the town of Greenwood.

December 20, 1832

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Hamburg Library Society, Theological Seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of SC, Saint Mathews Academy, Theological Seminary of the Synod of South Carolina and Georgia.

December 20, 1832

Act to Incorporate the Medical College in South Carolina
Named eleven (11) members of the Board of Trustees, and six (6) professors.

December 19, 1833

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Totness Academical Association, Blackville Academy.

December 19, 1833

Act to Vest Certain Squares and Lots of Woodland in Columbia in the South Carolina College
Four (4) lots and two (2) squares identified.

December 19, 1833

Act Concerning the Wadsworth Free School
Trustees authorized to purchase land for building the school.

December 19, 1833

Act to Authorize Trustees of the Medical College to Grant Licenses to Practice Medicine, Surgery, and Vend Drugs
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December 17, 1834

Act to Amend the Charter of Society for the Relief of Elderly Ministers, and of the Widows and Orphans of the Clergy
Society re-incorporated for twenty-one (21) years.

December 17, 1834

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Cokesbury Manual Labor School, Edgehill Academy of Sumter District, Pendleton Manual Labor School, Trustees of the Walterborough Academy, Edgefield Village Female Academy, Newberry Academy re-incorporated, Minerva Society authorized to sell land, Edgefield Village Female Academy to receive escheated property in the Edgefield District up to $5,000, Medical Society, and Walterborough Academy to receive escheated property in St. Bartholomew's Parish up to $10,000.

December 17, 1834

Act to Provide an Education for Deaf and Dumb Children
$2,500 per year allocated for educating deaf and dumb children between ages of 12 and 25 years of age.

December 19, 1835

Act to Incorporate Cokesbury School
Eleven (11) trustees named; authorized assets up to $50,000; chartered for twenty-one (21) years.

December 19, 1835

Act Concerning the Free Schools
Penalty for refusing to serve as commissioner; penalty for not attending board meeting(s); to be fined for neglect or abuse of powers.

December 19, 1835

Act to Incoporate Towns, Villages, and Certain Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Society for the Advancement of Learning, Male and Female Academies in the village of Anderson, Greenwood Association of Abbeville District, for the Promotion of Education, Male and Female Academies of Anderson Village; Varennes Academy assets are transferred to the Male and Female Academies of Anderson Village.

December 21, 1836

Act to Renew the Charter of the St. Patrick Benevolent Society
Charter renewed for twenty-one (21) years.

December 21, 1836

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies and Amend the Charters of Certain Villages
Non-educational entities, plus: Abbeville School Association, Trustees of the Barnwell Female Academy, Trustees of the Greenville Academies. The three (3) academic societies of Abbeville District to each receive one-third (1/3) of all escheated property. Intendant of Charleston to be a trustee for the College of Charleston.

December 21, 1836

Act to Increase the Number of Commissioners of Free Schools in Lexington District
Increase from five (5) to twelve (12) commissioners.

December 20, 1837

Act to Incorporate Certain Companies and Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Beaufort Library Society charter renewed for fourteen (14) years; Library Society of James Island, Mount Carmel Female Academy, Clark and Erskine Seminary in Abbeville District, South Carolina Academy of Art and Design.

December 20, 1837

Act to Re-organize the College of Charleston
Board of Trustees to transfer all property to the City Council of Charleston for them to own and maintain. New makeup of the Board of Trustees defined.

December 19, 1838

Act to Authorize the Sale of the Real Estate of Alexander Downer, Deceased; and for Other Purposes
To build a school for orphans. Alexander Downer died in 1820 and left his land for a school.

December 21, 1839

Act to Incorporate Certain Villages, Societies, and Companies
Non-educational entities, plus: McPhersonville Education Society; Greenville Library Society; Philomathean Society of Walterborough Academy; Orangeburg Academical Society charter extended fourteen (14) years; Calhoun Academy in Anderson District; Cokesbury School authorized assets up to $100,000; All Saints Academy; Bishopville Academy.

December 18, 1840

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Trustees of the Furman Institute, near Winnsboro'; Charleston Apprentices' Library Society re-incorporated.

December 17, 1841

Act to Incorporate Certain Villages, Societies, and Companies
Non-educational entities, plus: Cheraw Academical Society re-incorporated for fourteen (14) years.

December 17, 1841

Act to Incorporate the Cokesbury Female Institute of Abbeville District
Nine (9) trustees named. Assets not to exceed $20,000. Chartered for twenty-one (21) years.

December 17, 1841

Act to Increase the Number of Commissioners of Free Schools for Marion District
Increased by three more commissioners than before.

December 20, 1842

Act to Convert the Arsenal at Columbia, and the Citadel and Magazine in and Near Charleston, Into Military Schools
$8,000 per year authorized for the Arsenal; $16,000 per year authorized for the Citadel. Each to have a Board of Visitors, led by the Governor. Amended in 1843.

December 20, 1842

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies and Companies
Non-educational entities, plus: Trustees of the Pendleton Female Academy re-incorporated for fourteen (14) years.

December 19, 1843

Act Supplementary to an Act to Build Poor Houses in Several Districts and Parishes
See December 16, 1824 above. Commissioners now required to provide a written report each year to the presiding Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions, in each district, on the first day of each term. Penalties for failure.

December 19, 1843

Act to Amend the Act to Convert the Arsenal and Citadel
See December 20, 1842 above. Added the Governor as an ex officio member of the Board of Visitors for each school.

December 19, 1843

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies and Companies
Non-educational entities, plus: DeKalb Lyceum in Camden.

December 19, 1843

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Authorize the Sale of the Real Estate of Alexander Downer, Deceased; and for Other Purposes"
Governor may appoint new trustee in place of a vacancy. Treasurer may be paid to manage the funds.

December 18, 1844

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies and Companies
Non-educational entitied, plus: Trustees of Bethel Academy of York District re-incorporated for fourteen (14) years; Charleston Library Society charter amended; All Saints School Society and the Mercantile Library Association of Charleston incorporated; Bennettsville Academical Society in Marlborough District incorporated.

December 15, 1845

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies and Companies
Non-educational entities, plus: Marion Academy Society.

December 15, 1845

Act to Authorize Practice of Medicine Under the Botanic or Thomsonian System to Receive Compensation
Click Here to learn more about the originator of this method, Samuel Thomson.

December 18, 1846

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies and Companies
Non-educational entities, plus: Ladies' Charity School in Charleston; Chesterville Academy Society revived and chartered for fourteen (14) years.

December 17, 1847

Act to Amend the Law about the Education of the Deaf and Dumb
Commissioners now have discretion on what ages are acceptable; one-half of appropriations can be used to send blind persons to some unnamed asylum.

December 17, 1847

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies and Companies
Non-educational entities, plus: Healing Springs School Association, Winyaw Indigo Society.

December 19, 1848

Act to Empower Commissioners of Free Schools of St. Philip's and St. Michael's Parishes to Raise a Fund for Building Free Schools
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December 19, 1848

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies and Companies
Non-educational entities, plus: The Female Missionary and Education Society of the First Baptist Church in Charleston; Hodges and Fuller Institutes in Abbeville District, under the control of The Baptist's Calvary Church, Glenn Springs; Palmetto Society in Columbia; Ebenezer Academy in York District renewed for fourteen (14) years.

December 19, 1848

Act to Admit Persons of Color into the Lunatic Aslum
Free persons of color of this state only; slaves by request of owners only; Regents also authorized to close off streets in Columbia.

December 19, 1848

Act to Amend the Law about the Education of the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind
Commissioners may now send children to schools out of state, if necessary.

December 19, 1848

Act to Incorporate the Bradford Springs Female Institute Company
Named five (5) associates; authorized assets up to $10,000, ultimately going to $20,000; incorporated for tweny-one (21) years.

December 19, 1849

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies and Companies
Non-educational entities, plus: Trustees of Mount Hill Female Academy, at Greenville Church, in Abbeville District; Trustees of the Euphemian Literary Society of Erskine College; Black Swamp Academy, in the village of Robertville, in Beaufort District charter renewed; Greenwood Association of Abbeville District for the Promotion of Education charter renewed; Trustees of the Anderson Male and Female Academies charter renewed; Trustees of the Laurensville Male and Female Academies charter renewed.

December 20, 1850

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies and Companies
Non-educational entities, plus: South Carolina Institute for the Promotion of Art, Mechanical Ingenuity and Industry.

December 20, 1850

Act to Incorporate the Furman University
Twenty-five (25) trustees named.

December 20, 1850

Act to Incorporate Erskine College at Due West in Abbeville District
Thirty (30) trustees named.

December 16, 1851

Act to Incorporate the Wofford College
Thirteen (13) trustees named.

December 16, 1851

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies and Companies
Non-educational entities, plus: Trustees of Pageville Academy, Abbeville Clear Spring Association, Greenville Male and Female Academies charters renewed for fourteen (14) years, Chesterville Female Academy Society.

December 16, 1852

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies and Companies
Non-educational entities, plus: All Saints Academy, and the Abbeville School Association, both charters renewed. Seven (7) new trustees named for the Walterborough Academy.

December 16, 1852

Act to Appropriate Funds to Build a Facility for the Deaf and Dumb at Cedar Springs in Spartanburg District
$3,500 appropriated. N. Pinckney Walker identified as the Principal of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum.

December 16, 1852

Act to Incorporate Johnson Female University
Thirty-one (31) trustees named. School to be in the town of Anderson, South Carolina. Apparently already exists.

December 16, 1852

Act to Amend the Law about the Education of the Deaf and Dumb
$150 per student now authorized.

December 16, 1852

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies, Associations, and Companies
Non-educational entities, plus: Philomathean Literary Society, of Erskine College incorporated.

December 16, 1852

Act to Incorporate the Beaufort Female Seminary
Nine (9) trustees named.

December 20, 1853

Act to Incoporate Certain Societies, Associations, and Companies
Non-educational entities, plus: Society Hill Library Society; Sumterville Academical Society revived and extended fourteen (14) years; St. Mary's College incorporated.

December 20, 1853

Act to Incorporate Certain Religious and Charitable Societies and Societies for the Advancement of Education
Non-educational entities, plus: The Covington Seminary in Edgefield and The Cokesbury Masonic Female Institute incorporated. Pendleton Academy re-chartered.

December 20, 1853

Act to Prohibit Collections Against Students of the Colleges and Institutions of Education in this State
Undergraduates (under 21 years old) not responsible to pay for any wines, ardent spirits, goods, wares or merchandise, or any article of trade, or with any keeper of a hotel, tavern, house of entertainment, or livery stable.

December 20, 1853

Act in Relation to the Trustees of the South Carolina College
Two (2) new ex officio trustees appointed. Trustees may now invest monies of the college.

December 21, 1854

Act to Incorporate the Columbia Female College
Twenty-six (26) trustees named.

December 21, 1854

Act to Incorporate the Spartanburg Female College
Ten (10) trustees named; thirteen (13) trustees authorized.

December 21, 1854

Act to Recharter the Board of Directors of the Theological Seminary of the Synod of South Carolina and Georgia
Renewed for twenty-one (21) years with authorization for assets up to $300,000.

December 21, 1854

Act to Authorize the Commissioners of the Orphan House in Charleston to Select Students to Attend Military Schools
Once every four years, they may send two students.

December 21, 1854

Act to Incorporate Certain Religious and Charitable Societies and Societies for the Advancement of Education
Non-educational entities, plus: The Cheraw Academical Society and The Claremont Academy incorporated; Medical College of the State of South Carolina charter renewed; Clarisophic Society charter renewed for fourteen (14) years.

December 21, 1854

Act to Incorporate Certain Societies, Associations, and Companies
Non-educational entities, plus: Trustees of the Greenville Academies to surrender their assets to the Trustees of the Furman University, provided the University keep the Greenville Academies operational.

December 21, 1854

Act to Incorporate the Yorkville Female Institute, and the Marion Female College
Yorkville Female Institute - named thirteen (13) trustees. Marion Female College - named twenty-seven (27) trustees. Both chartered for twenty-one (21) years.

December 19, 1855

Act to Incorporate Certain Religious and Charitable Societies and Societies for the Advancement of Education
Non-educational entities, plus: Williamston Male Academy incorporated; Springville Academy in Darlington incoporated.

December 20, 1856

Act to Amend an Act to Incorporate Certain Religious Societies, etc. of 1853
Covington Seminary name incorrect, should be Curryton Seminary in Edgefield.

December 20, 1856

Act to Incorporate the Laurensville Female College
Twenty-four (24) trustees named.

December 20, 1856

Act to Incorporate Certain Religious and Charitable Societies and Societies for the Advancement of Education
Non-educational entities, plus: Cheraw Library Society incorporated; Cokesbury Manual Labor School charter renewed; Chesterville Academy to receive escheated property of Chester District, up to $10,000; Fairview Academy of Greenville District re-chartered.

December 20, 1856

Act to Incorporate Newberry College of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina and Adjacent States
Eighteen (18) trustees named. Chartered for twenty-one (21) years.

December 20, 1856

Act to Define and Extend the Powers of the Commissioners of Free Schools of St. Philip and St. Michael
Clarification of what the commissioners are supposed to do.

December 21, 1857

Act to Provide for the Establishment of a Normal School in This State
Led by the Commissioners of Free Schools in St. Philip's & St. Michael's Parish. To accept teachers up to fifteen (15) per congressional district.

December 21, 1857

Act to Extend the Powers of the Commissioners of Free Schools of the Parishes of St. Philip and St. Michael
Tax rate increased to thirty per centum upon the general tax.

December 21, 1857

Act to Increase the Number of the Commissioners of Free Schools for Lexington District
Increased from twelve (12) to thirteen (13) commissioners.

December 21, 1857

Act to Incorporate Trustees of the Reidville High Schools
Thirty (30) trustees named. Chartered for twenty-one (21) years.

December 21, 1857

Act to Incorporate Certain Religious and Charitable Societies and Societies for the Advancement of Education
Non-educational entities, plus: The Euphemian Society of Erskine College, the Philomathean Society of Erskine College, the Elliott Society of Natural History, and the Conwayboro Academy incorporated. Cheraw Library Society changed its name to Cheraw Lyceum. The Bethel Male Academy and the Apprentices' Library Society of Charleston charters extended.

December 21, 1857

Act to Renew and Amend the Charter of Cokesbury School, at Cokesbury, in Abbeville District
Charter renewed for twenty-one (21) years. Seven (7) new trustees named.

December 21, 1858

Act to Incorporate Certain Religious and Charitable Societies and Societies for the Advancement of Education
Non-educational entities, plus: Williston Academy in Barnwell District incorporated. Williamston Male Academy incorporated and five (5) trustees named. The Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina incorporated and seven (7) trustees named. Charter of the Spartanburg Female College Association altered and amended as to conform to the charter heretofore granted to the Columbia Female College. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary incorporated and twenty-five (25) trustees named. White Plains Educational Society of Chesterfield District incorporated and five (5) trustees named.

December 21, 1858

Act to Increase the Number of Commissioners of Free Schools for St. Matthew's Parish, Kingston Parish, and Barnwell District
Four (4) more commissioners for St. Matthew's Parish. Kingston Parish increased from three (3) to six (6) commissioners - now, one per Beat Company. Barnwell District increased from seven (7) to eleven (11) commissioners.

December 21, 1858

Act to Amend the Act Concerning the Lunatic Asylum
Regents to increase pay from $100 to $135 per annum per patient.

December 22, 1859

Act to Incorporate Certain Religious and Charitable Societies and Socieites for the Advancement of Education
Non-educational entities, plus: Chester Male Academy Society charter renewed. Theological Seminary of the Synod of South Carolina and Georgia charter amended to authorize up to $500,000 in assets. Trustees of the Fairview Male and Female Schools incorporated, with three (3) trustees named.

December 22, 1859

Act to Exempt Teachers and Students from the Performance of Road Duty
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January 28, 1861

An Act to Amend the Act to Convert the Arsenal at Columbia, and the Citadel and Magazine of Charleston into Military Schools
Both schools merged into one - The South Carolina Military Academy. Battalion of State Cadets now at the Citadel shall be a part of the military organization of the State.

January 28, 1861

Act to Incorporate Certain Religious and Charitable Societies and Societies for the Advancement of Education
Non-educational entities, plus: All Saints School Society charter renewed for fourteen (14) years. The Chesterville Academy Society charter renwed for fourteen (14) years, and to receive all escheated property in Chester District up to $20,000.

December 21, 1861

Act to Incorporate the Palmetto Lyceum of Charleston
Six (6) officers named. Chartered for fourteen (14) years.

December 21, 1861

Act to Incorporate Certain Religious and Charitable Societies and Societied for the Advancement of Education
Non-educational entities, plus: Trustees of the Aiken Public School incorporated and ten (10) trustees named.

December 21, 1861

Act to Authorize Trustees of the Medical College to Apply Funds Towards Debt
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December 21, 1861

Act to Amend the Law as to Electing Officers of the South Carolina College
Board of Trustees to elect officers for the college at the semi-annual, as well as the annual, meeting of the Board.

February 6, 1863

Act to Incorporate Certain Religious and Charitable Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Erskine Theological Seminary incorporated and twelve (12) trustees named.

December 17, 1863

Act to Incoporate Certain Religious and Charitable Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Walterborough Male Academy charter renewed for twenty-one (21) years. Blythewood Female Academy in Fairfield District incorporated for twenty-one (21) years.

December 23, 1864

Act to Incorporate Certain Religious and Charitable Societies
Non-educational entities, plus: Edgefield Female College incorporated for twenty-one (21) years. Manning Academy in Clarendon District incorporated for fourteen (14) years.

December 19, 1865

Act to Establish the University of South Carolina
South Carolina College redefined as a university and to create eight (8) schools of various subject matter.

December 14, 1866

Act to Incorporate Union Academy
In Abbeville District. Ten (10) trustees named. Chartered for twenty-one (21) years.

December 14, 1866

Act to Incorporate the Charleston Commercial College
Four (4) trustees named. Chartered for twenty-one (21) years.

December 14, 1866

Act Accepting the Benefits of the US Congress Act to Assist Colleges in Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
SC accepts all requirements of US Act.

December 19, 1866

Act to Carry into Effect the Act of the US Congress to Assist Colleges in Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Trustees of the University of South Carolina directed to set up a new school or schools to take advantage of these funds.

December 19, 1866

Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Walterborough Male Academy
Six (6) trustees named. Chartered for fourteen (14) years.

December 20, 1866

Act to Amend the Act Establishing the University of South Carolina
Added the school of law and the school of medicine. Also authorized a "demonstrator of anatomy."

December 20, 1866

Act to Authorize the Commissioners of Free Schools of St. Philip's and St. Michael's Parishes to Organize an Evening School
To provide instruction of apprentices and youths engaged in mechanical, mercantile and other useful pursuits, and to levy a tax not exceeding fifteen (15) percent of the general tax.

December 20, 1866

Act to Renew and Extend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Furman University"
Charter renewed for thirty (30) years.

December 20, 1866

Joint Resolution to Authorize all Commissioners of Free Schools to Receive Money Appropriated from the US Congress for the Education of Colored Children
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December 20, 1866

Joint Resolution to Authorize Agent to Accept Land Scrip Donated by the US Congress Under an Act to Establish an Agricultural and Mechanical College
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In 1868, South Carolina ratified a completely new State Constitution on March 17th.
Article IX - Finance and Taxation, Section 2 included a a two-mill property tax + a poll tax to be applied exclusively to the public school fund.
Section 5 included the exemption of all public schools, colleges and institutions of learning from taxation.
Article X - Education included ten (10) sections exclusively on education within the state, and established a Superintendent of Education.
Article XI - Charitable and Penal Institutions included six (6) sections, many of which dealt with education.
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December 10, 1868

Act Accepting Donations of Lands for the Endowment of Agricultural Colleges
Proceed of the sale of said lands to be placed into bonds.

January 19, 1869

Act to Establish a State Orphan Asylum
Shaw Orphan Asylum of Charleston is hereby assumed by the State and renamed to the State Orphan Asylum of South Carolina, with $5,000 appropriated in 1869.

February 4, 1869

Act to Amend an Act Entitled An Act to Provide for the Temporary Organization of the Educational Department of the State
Author still looking for original Act.

February 26, 1869

Act to Incorporate the Amateur Literary and Fraternal Association, of Charleston
Six (6) members named; chartered for fourteen (14) years.

March 3, 1869

Act Further to Amend the Acts Incorporating the University of South Carolina
Seven (7) trustees authorized, all to be appointed by the Governor. Salaries and fees defined.

March 26, 1869

Joint Resolution to Apportion $25,000 for the Support of Free Schools
To be pro-rated per County.

December 18, 1869

Act to Incorporate the Claflin University
Eight (8) trustees named. University to take over the facilities of the former Orangeburg Female College, located in the town of Orangeburg.

February 3, 1870

Joint Resolution to Extend the Time for Teachers to Submit Claims for the Year Commencing October 1, 1867
Extended to May 1, 1870.

February 16, 1870

Act to Establish and Maintain a System of Free Common Schools for the State of South Carolina
Fifty (50) detailed sections in six (6) categories: State Board of Education, State Superintendent of Education, County School Commissioners, County Board of Examiners, School Districts and Trustees, Charleston City Board of School Commissioners. Repealed by Act of March 6, 1871 below.

February 24, 1870

Act to Determine the Time When the Salaries of the County School Commissioners Shall Commence and to Fix the Date of the First Meeting of the State Board of Education
Salaries begin on November 1, 1869. First meeting of the State Board of Education to be March 16, 1870.

February 24, 1870

Act to Provide for the Payment of Claims of Teachers for Services Rendered 1868-1869
$50,000 appropriated statewide, at a rate of 5 cents per day per student.

February 28, 1870

Act to Provide for the Formation of Religious, Charitable and Educational Associations
To be registered in the County where the association exists.

February 11, 1871

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish a State Orphan Asylum"
Trustees may bind out orphans for apprenticeships, providing they still get an education.

February 28, 1871

Act to Supply the Deficiency in the Appropriation for the Support and Maintenance of Free Schools for 1870
Additional $40,000 appropriated for the payment of teachers only.

March 1, 1871

Act to Require State Treasurer to Pay County Treasurers the Apportionment of the State School Fund
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March 1, 1871

Joint Resolution Directing Canby School Fund Currently in the Hands of County Treasurers be Appropriated to the School Fund
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March 6, 1871

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish and Maintain a System of Free Common Schools for the State of South Carolina"
Fifty-three (53) sections. Repealed the original Act of February 16, 1870, above.

March 6, 1871

Joint Resolution Appropriating $47,000 for the Completion of the Lunatic Asylum
$40,000 to complete the unfinished wing. Another $5,000 appropriated to buy furniture for both the "Old Asylum" and the "New Asylum." Another $2,000 appropriated to build chimneys and buy stoves to heat the "Old Asylum."

March 7, 1871

Act to Provide for the Government of the South Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
The Governor, the Comptroller-General, and the State Superintendent of Education make up the Board of Commissioners of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind.

March 7, 1871

Joint Resolution to Confirm Apportionment Made by the Superintendent of Education of the School Fund for Fiscal Year Ending October 31, 1869.
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March 8, 1871

Act to Establish the Charleston Charitable Association for the Benefit of the Free School Fund
Five (5) members named. To pay in $1,000 per year to the State School Fund just to be in business.

March 9, 1871

Act Declaring a Tract of 100 Acres of Escheated Land in Fairfield County to Vest in Trustees of Ridgeway Academy
Three (3) trustees of the Ridgway Academy named.

March 9, 1871

Act for the State to Maintain Beneficiaries of the Lunatic Asylum Instead of the Several Counties
State assumes liability from the counties.

January 8, 1872

Act to Incorporate the Young Men's Africanus Debating Club
Nine (9) members named. Chartered for fifteen (15) years.

January 31, 1872

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Walterborough Male Academy"
This amended Act not very clear.

February 15, 1872

Act to Renew the Charter of the Pendleton Male Academy
Extended indefinitely until it is repealed.

February 15, 1872

Act to Incorporate the Wallingford Church and Academy, of Charleston
Eight (8) trustees named. Chartered indefinitely, until repealed.

February 27, 1872

Act for the Speedy Apportionment of State Appropriations for Free Common Schools
Within fifteen (15) days of appropriation.

February 27, 1872

Act to Revive and Renew the Charter and Corporate Privileges of the Trustees of the Bennettsville Academical Society
Rechartered indefinitely, until repealed.

February 27, 1872

Act to Remove Imbeciles from the Lunatic Asylum and Place them in County Poor Houses
To free up space for the truly insane patients.

March 4, 1872

Act to Charter the Walhalla Female College
Sixteen (16) trustees named. Chartered indefinitely, until repealed.

March 4, 1872

Act to Incorporate the Spartanburg Female College
Chartered indefinitely, until repealed.

March 5, 1872

Act to Incorporate the Charleston Joint Stock Company for the Benefit of the State Orphan Asylum
Twenty (20) members named. Company to pay $2,000 per year to the State Treasurer on behalf of the Orphan Asylum for its right to exist as a corporation.

March 12, 1872

Act to Renew and Amend the Charter of Erskine College
Thirty-one (31) trustees named. Chartered indefinitely, until repealed.

March 12, 1872

Act to Incorporate the South Carolina Agricultural College and Mechanics' Institute
Nine (9) trustees to be appointed by the legislature. College to be at Orangeburg in connection with the Claflin University.

March 13, 1872

Act to Provide for a Uniform System of School Records
$7,000 appropriated to meet this need.

March 13, 1872

Act to Incorporate the Sumter Academical Society
Six (6) trustees named. Previous school burned down. Charter to be indefinite, until repealed.

March 13, 1872

Act to Establish a School in the State Penitentiary
Superintendent of the Penitentiary to organize a school in said institution, with assistance of the Superintendent of Education.

March 13, 1872

Act to Supply the Deficiency in the Appropriation for Free Common Schools for Fiscal Year 1871
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March 13, 1872

Act to Incorporate the American Union Literary Club, of Gadsden, Richland County, South Carolina
Twelve (12) members named; charter to be indefinite, until repealed.

February 12, 1873

Act to Renew the Charter of Wofford College, in Spartanburg, South Carolina
Rechartered indefinitely, until repealed.

February 14, 1873

Act to Incorporate the Florence Educational Association, of Florence, South Carolina
Six (6) members named; charter to be indefinite, until repealed.

February 20, 1873

Act Concerning School Funds
First "school tax" on all taxable property in the state.

February 22, 1873

Act to Revive and Amend the Charter of the Apprentices' Library Society, of Charleston
Name changed to the Apprentices' and Minors' Library Society; charter to be indefinite, until repealed.

February 26, 1873

Act to Incorporate the Darlington Academical Society
Eight (8) trustees named; charter to be indefinite, until repealed.

February 26, 1873

Act to Incorporate the Carolina Orphan Home, Located in the Town of Spartanburg, South Carolina
Thirteen (13) trustees named; chartered indefinitely, until repealed. To provide free education to all children.

February 26, 1873

Act to Establish and Support a State Normal School
Governor to appoint twelve (12) members to be the Board of Regents. $15,000 appropriated annually. School to be in Columbia among the buildings of the University of SC.

February 27, 1873

Joint Resolution to Invite Proposals for a New Site and Building for the State Orphan Asylum in Charleston
$20,000 appropriated. Trustees to advertise for sixty (60) days for the lowest bidder.

November 25, 1873

Act to Establish a House of Refuge and Industrial School in the Cities of Charleston and Columbia
Created for the care, correction, education and instruction of juvenile offenders of the law and peace. They may be apprenticed out.

February 20, 1874

Act to Establish Certain State Scholarships in the University of South Carolina
State to appropriate $200 per year for each scholarship. Students to apply, number authorized is the same as the number of Representatives of each County.

March 3, 1874

Act to Provide for the Payment of Past Due School Claims in the Several Counties of this State
To pay 1872 past due first, then 1873 past due next.

March 14, 1874

Act to Authorize the Apprentices' and Minors' Library Society to Unite with the Charleston Library Society
Merged name to be the Charleston Library Society.

March 17, 1874

Joint Resolution to Authorize the Trustees of the Greeley Institute to Convey Property to Three New Trustees
Not totally explained.

February 8, 1875

Joint Resolution to Restore the Charleston Library Society the Title of Certain Forfeited Lands for Non-Payment of Taxes
Also now exempt from paying taxes.

February 23, 1875

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Sumter Academical Society"
Trustees allowed to sell a lot.

February 23, 1875

Act to Re-Charter the Board of Directors of the Theological Seminary of the Synod of South Carolina and Georgia
Charter extended twenty-one (21) years, and Directors authorized to acquire assets up to $300,000.

February 24, 1875

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate Trustees of the Reidville High School, and to Renew the Same"
Changed number of trustees, re-chartered for twenty-five (25) years.

March 9, 1875

Joint Resolution Directing the Orphan Asylum of Charleston to be moved to Columbia
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March 24, 1875

Act to Incorporate the German School Association of Charleston
Fifteen corporators named.

March 24, 1875

Act to Repeal an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish the Charleston Charitable Association for the Benefit of the Free School Fund."
Original Act of 1871 repealed.

March 25, 1875

Joint Resolution to Remove the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum to the City of Columbia
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February 24, 1876

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act Declaring a Tract of One Hundred Acres of Land in the County of Fairfield as Escheated to the State, and to Vest the Title to the Same in the Trustees of Ridgeway Academy"
Land reverts back to the State, and to be made a Free School led by the School Trustees of Township Eight in Fairfield County.

March 4, 1876

Act to Incorporate the Pacolet High School, of Spartanburg County
Seven (7) trustees named. Authorized up to $10,000 in assets. Chartered for fourteen (14) years.

March 4, 1876

Act to Incorporate the Limestone Springs Female High School, in Spartanburg County
Six (6) trustees named. Authorized up to $30,000 in assets. Chartered for twenty-one (21) years. Authorized to claim the assets of "the Seminary" of Spartanburg County, including land, buildings, and school furniture.

March 10, 1876

Act to Provide for the Education of Minor Children in the City of Columbia and County of Charleston
Should any parent, guardian, or person having the control or custody of a minor child or children, between the ages of eight and sixteen not send them to school, shall be a misdemeanor.

March 24, 1876

Act to Prohibit County Treasurers from Charging Commissions on School Funds Paid Out by Them
Fine of $50 or three (3) months in prison.

May 31, 1877

Act to Require all School Claims and Claims for Teachers to be Sworn To
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June 7, 1877

Act About Regents of the Lunatic Asylum in Columbia
Governor to appoint nine (9) Regents from Richland County. They are not be compensated nor receive per diem or travel.

June 7, 1877

Joint Resolution to Reorganize USC and the State Normal School
To be led by the Governor, with assistance from the Senate and the House of Representatives.

June 8, 1877

Act on the Powers of School Districts to Levy and Collect Special Taxes for School Purposes
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June 8, 1877

Act to Prohibit the Same Person from Holding the Office of Trustee and Teach a Public School at the Same Time
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June 8, 1877

Act to Repeal an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish Certain State Scholarships in the University of South Carolina"
All State scholarships abolished. Act totally repealed.

June 8, 1877

Act to Prohibit the Retailing of Intoxicating Liquors Within Three Miles of Wellford High School
In Spartanburg County.

June 8, 1877

Act to Prevent the Sale of Spiritous Liquors Within Three Miles of the Williamston Female College, Anderson County
Fine of $50 and sixty (60) days in jail, if convicted.

January 26, 1878

Joint Resolution to Ratify the Amendment to the State Constitution Relative to the Public School Tax Levy and a Tax on Polls
Two mills on the dollar of all the taxable property, plus one dollar poll tax.

February 14, 1878

Act to Recharter the Newberry College of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina and Adjacent States
Eighteen (18) trustees named; charter extended indefinitely, until repealed.

March 1, 1878

Joint Resolution to Authorize the City Board of School Commissioners of the City of Charleston to Raise Money for the Support of the City Schools
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March 1, 1878

Act to Exempt from Taxation the Campus Grounds of Furman University
Tax exempt status continues only as long as the university provides free tuitiion to some SC citizens.

March 1, 1878

Act to Repeal an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a School in the State Penintentiary"
School abolished.

March 12, 1878

Joint Resolution Instructing the County Treasurers to Pay the Unexpended Balances in Their Hands to the Credit of School Funds
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March 12, 1878

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Renew and Amend the Charter of Erskine College at Due West, in Abbeville County, S.C."
Teachers and students exempt from having to work on the roads of Due West or anywhere in Abbeville County.

March 18, 1878

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spiritous Liquors Within Three Miles of Blythewood Female Seminary, Among Others
A misdemeanor, punished by fine or imprisonment, or both, if convicted.

March 18, 1878

Act to Prevent the Sale of Spiritous Liquors Within One Mile of Any Church, School House, or College Within this State
Does not apply to incorporated cities, towns and villages. A misdemeanor, to be be fined or imprisoned, if convicted.

March 22, 1878

Joint Resolution Requiring County Treasurers to Use Previous Year Funds to Pay School Expenses for the Current Year
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March 22, 1878

Joint Resolution to Authorize County Commissioners of Richland, Sumter and Clarendon Counties to Levy and Collect a Special Tax to Pay Past Due School Claims
There were several other counties that received similar resolutions. This is the best example.

March 22, 1878

Act to Provide for the Organization of the State University
Two branches established - one is the South Carolina College at Columbia, the second is Claflin College at Orangeburg. Each branch to have its own President and Board of Visitors.

March 22, 1878

Act to Pay Certain Salaries of Late Professors and Other Persons Employed at the University of South Carolina
$6,161.28 paid out to fourteen (14) individuals; $500 allowed for the Bond Commission to participate in settling this matter.

March 22, 1878

Act to Pay Certain Salaries to the Late Teachers and Other Persons Employed in the State Normal School
$557 paid out to four (4) individuals; the Act sums up incorrectly that they paid out $459.

March 22, 1878

Act to Alter and Amend the School Law of South Carolina
58 sections. Many changes since the most recent Act, dated March 6, 1871, which is now hereby repealed.

December 19, 1878

Act to Repeal an Act Entitled "An Act to Prevent the Sale of Spiritous Liquors Within One Mile of any Church, School House or College Within this State"
Repeal only applies to Aiken County.

December 20, 1878

Joint Resolution to Authorize Charleston School Commissioners to Raise Money to Support City Schools
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December 20, 1878

Act to Provide a Form of Government for the Institution of Education of the Deaf, Dumb and Blind
Board of Commissioners to include the Superintendent of Education.

December 20, 1878

Act to Reincorporate the Laurensville Male Academy
Charter to be indefinite, until repealed.

December 23, 1878

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Vest in the Camden Orphan Society and Other Charitable Societies Therein Mentioned the Escheated Property Therein Mentioned"
Raised limits of value of escheated property received from $50,000 to $100,000.

December 23, 1878

Act to Establish a New School District in Fairfield County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special School Tax
A Graded Public School in the town of Winnsboro.

December 24, 1878

Joint Resolution Requiring County Treasurers to Pay Out School Funds Remaining in Their Hands from Previous Years to School Expenses of Current Year
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December 24, 1878

Act to Enable the Vestry of St. Thomas & St. Dennis Parish to Apply Income from the Beresford Fund Solely for Educational Purposes
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December 24, 1878

Act to Renew the Charter of the Medical College of South Carolina and to Revive the Same
Charter renewed for twenty-one (21) years.

December 12, 1879

Act to Enforce the Use of a Uniform Series of Text Books in the Free Public Schools of this State
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December 12, 1879

Act to Charter the Inter-State Normal College, at Greenville
Twenty (20) members of a Board of Regents are named. 100 students from across the state are eligible to apply for free tuition as long as they agree to teach school in SC for two years. Same for any other state who pays $3,000 to be in this program. Other students may enroll at $30 per year.

December 23, 1879

Joint Resolution Requiring County Treasurers to Pay Out School Funds Remaining Remaining in Their Hands from Previous Years to School Expenses of Current Year
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December 23, 1879

Act to Repeal an Act Entitled "An Act to Prevent the Sale of Spiritous Liquors Within One Mile of any Church, School House or College Within this State"
Repeal only applies to Richland County and Georgetown County.

December 23, 1879

Act to Establish Two New School Districts in Fairfield County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Tax
Monticello Academy mentioned.

December 23, 1879

Act to Repeal Section 2 Relating to Text Books in Public Schools, Chapter XXXVII of the Revised Statutes
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December 23, 1879

Act to Provide for the More Efficient Performance of His Duty by the School Commissioner of Charleston County
To be paid five cents per mile traveled, up to a maximum of $200 per year.

December 23, 1879

Act to Provide for the Investment and Use of the Agricultural College Fund
Board of Trustees of the University is hereby authorized to establish a College of Agriculture and Mechanics for the benefit of the white students, in addition to the South Carolina Agricultural College and Mechanics’ Institute now in operation for the benefit of colored students. Tuition to be free for in-state students.

December 24, 1879

Act to Establish a New School District in the Town of Union in Union County and the Town of Johnston's in Edgefield County and to Levy and Collect a Special Tax Therein
Four square miles based on center of town. Tax to be one and one-half mills per dollar of real and personal property.

January 2, 1880

Act to Establish a new Township and School District in Chester County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Tax Therein
Town of Chester is a new school district. May levy a tax of two mills on the dollar of real and personal property.

February 20, 1880

Act to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Tax in School District Number One in Kershaw County
Tax not to exceed one and one-half mills on the dollar of real and personal property.

November 22, 1880

Marlborough Educational Society Incorporated
Filed with the Secretary of State on May 8, 1886.

December 24, 1880

Act to Allow the Superintendent of Education to Use $1,500 from the Charleston Charitable Association for Conducting Normal Institutes in 1881
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December 24, 1880

Act to Establish a New School District in Richland County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
City of Columbia to have its own school district. Tax not to exceed one mill on the dollar of real and personal property the first year, then not to exceed two mills each year thereafter.

December 24, 1880

Act to Amend an Act to Establish Two New School Districts in Fairfield County, etc.
Redefined the boundaries of the new school district; tax now authorized up to three (3) mills.

December 24, 1880

Act to Amend an Act to Recharter the Newberry College of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina and Adjacent States, etc.
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December 24, 1880

Act to Incorporate the Allen University of the African Methodist Episcopal Church of South Carolina
Eleven (11) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $100,000.

December 17, 1881

Act Relating to the High School of Charleston
To have eight (8) to thirteen (13) trustees.

December 17, 1881

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Richland County"
Corrections to the original text.

December 17, 1881

Act to Authorize the Trustees of the Estate of Dr. John DeLa Howe, Deceased, to Suspend the Exercises of the Lethe Farm School in Abbeville County, etc.
This trust is old; since 1797. Over the course of the 1800s, several more Acts were passed changing the names of trustees. This is the first Act to mention something other than a change of trustees - those others are not included herein.

December 17, 1881

Act to Allow the Superintendent of Education to Use $1,500 from the Charleston Charitable Association for Conducting Normal Institutes in 1881
Title says 1881, text says 1882.

December 17, 1881

Act to Amend the Charter of the Medical College of the State of South Carolina
Authorized to set up a Pharmacy Department.

December 20, 1881

Act to Incorporate Adger College
Twenty-seven (27) trustees named. College in Walhalla.

December 20, 1881

Act to Ascertain Average Attendance of the Free Public Schools and to Apportion the School Fund
A school month shall be twenty (20) days on average.

December 20, 1881

Act to Authorize the Faculties of State Normal Institutes to Grant Certificates and Diplomas of Qualification to Teach in the Free Public Schools of the State
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December 20, 1881

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Re-organize the College of Charleston," Ratified on December 20, 1837
Board of Trustees redefined, with new terms of office.

January 31, 1882

Act to Change the Name of the Body Corporate Known as "The Orphan Home and School Association of the Church of the Holy Communion" to "The Holy Communion Church Institute of Charleston"
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January 31, 1882

Act to Enable the City Board of School Commissioners for the City of Charleston to Complete and Furnish the School in Friend Street
Authorized a tax of 1/2 mill on property tax for this year and next year to pay for said school finishing.

January 31, 1882

Act to Authorize the Re-Opening of the South Carolina Military Academy
$10,000 appropriated to repair the buildings. $5,000 appropriated for current year operations. Now a part of the University of South Carolina.

February 4, 1882

Act to Amend an Act to Provide a New School District in the towns of Union and Johnston's
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February 4, 1882

Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Hampton County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
New district to be the town of Varnville. Citizens to vote on amount of tax to be levied and collected, not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

February 4, 1882

Act to Create a Museum of Natural History in the City of Charleston
May hold real estate up to $20,000.

February 4, 1882

Act to Exempt from Taxation the Property of the Benedict Institute
In the suburbs of Columbia.

February 4, 1882

Act to Establish a New Township and School District in Edgefield County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Ridge Spring Township at Ridge Spring Depot. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

February 9, 1882

Act to Renew, Revive, and Extend the Charter of the Marion Academy Society of Marion
Nine (9) trustees named. Charter extended indefinitely, until repealed.

February 9, 1882

Act to Incorporate the Mather Industrial School
Authorized assets up to $20,000. School was near the town of Beaufort.

February 9, 1882

Act to Amend Sections 45 and 46 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Alter and Amend the School Law of South Carolina"
All claims must be signed by at least two members of the Board of Trustees of the School District.

February 9, 1882

Act to Establish a Separate School District within Lexington County, and Providing for the Levy, Collection, and Appropriation of School Taxes Therein
Leesville School District created. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

February 9, 1882

Act to Define the Duties of County Commissioners, County School Commissioners, and County Treasurers in Reference to Claims and Audits
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February 9, 1882

Act to Provide for a New Township and School District in Chester County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Sandy River Township and school district created. Sandy River Academy already in existence. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

February 9, 1882

Act to Incorporate the King's Mountain Military School
In Yorkville. Authorized assets up to $100,000.

February 9, 1882

Act to Establish a New School District in Chester and Fairfield Counties, to be Known as Blackstock School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Spans both counties. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

February 9, 1882

Joint Resolution Authorizing the State Superintendent of Education to Sell Such Miscellaneous School Books as are Now in the State Library for the Benefit of the Free School Fund of the State and Requiring Him to Make an Itemized Statement of such Sale to the Next General Assembly
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December 21, 1882

Act to Allow the State Supereintendent of Education to Use Certain Funds for the Purpose of Conducting Normal Institutes During the Year 1883
Funds from Charleston Charitable Association as part of their charter - $1,500 yearly.

December 21, 1882

Act to Reorganize the School Board of the City of Charleston and to Give it the Power of Providing a Liberal Education for Meritorious Pupils
City of Charleston divided into six (6) school districts. Deserving students get free tuition into College of Charleston and to either branch of the State University.

December 22, 1882

Act to Establish a Separate School District in Colleton County to be Known as the District of the Town of Walterborough, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Tax
Authorized to have the lot of Walterborough Academy in the town. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 22, 1882

Act to Establish a New School District in Orangeburg County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special School Tax Therein
Town of Orangeburg to be a new and separate school district. Tax not to exceed three mills on real and personal property.

December 22, 1882

Act to Establish Two New School Districts in Fairfield County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a School Tax Therein
School Board to name each district. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 23, 1882

Act Relating to "The South Carolina Training School for Nurses"
Thirteen (13) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $100,000.

December 21, 1883

Act to Fix the Number of School Commissioners for the City of Charleston to be Appointed by the Governor Upon Recommendation of the Board of Trustees of the High School of Charleston
Governor may appoint two School Commissioners.

December 21, 1883

Act to Recharter the Palmetto Society in Columbia for the Dissemination of Learning
Charter renewed for twenty-one (21) years.

December 21, 1883

Act to Amend Section One of an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a Separate School District Within the County of Lexington, etc."
Leesville School District reduced in size.

December 22, 1883

Act to Limit the Ages of Pupils Attending the Free Public Schools
Beginning on November 1, 1884, no student less than six years old or over sixteen years old can attend free schools.

December 22, 1883

Act to Allow the State Superintendent of Education to Use Certain Funds for the Purpose of Conducting Normal Institutes During the Year 1884
From the sale of school books.

December 22, 1883

Act to Establish a New School District in Spartanburg County, and to Levy and Collect a Local Tax Therein
Town of Spartanburg to be its own School District. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 22, 1883

Act to Amend the Charter of Adger College
Redefined how to fill vacancies in Board of Trustees, and what constitutes a quorum.

December 22, 1883

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Richland County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein."
Redefines the city School Commissioners.

December 22, 1883

Act to Incorporate the Board of Directors of the Theological Seminary of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
Thirteen (13) members of the Board of Directors named; authorized to have assets up to $200,000.

December 24, 1883

Act to Renew and Extend the Charter of the Amateur Literary and Fraternal Association of Charleston
Charter extended twenty (20) years.

December 24, 1883

Act to Authorize the Superintendent of Education to Prepare and Have Printed 3500 Copies of the Present School Law
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December 24, 1883

Act to Amend Chapter XIX of the General Statutes, Relating to Free Public Schools
Significant changes to the School Law incorporated into the Statutes.

December 24, 1883

Act to Establish a New School District in Darlington County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Town of Florence to be its own School District. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1883

Act to Establish a New School District in Marion County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Town of Marion to be its own School District. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1883

Act to Provide for a Graded Public School in the Town of Bamberg, in School District Number Fourteen, in the County of Barnwell, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special School Tax Therein
Tax not to exceed three mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1883

Act to Amend the First Section of an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of Two New School Districts in the County of Fairfield, etc."
Boundaries clarified.

December 24, 1883

Act to Establish a New School District in Union County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Town of Union to be its own School District. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1883

Act to Establish Another New School District in Darlington County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local School Tax Therein
Town of Timmonsville to be its own School District. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

February 16, 1884

Spring Hill Academic Society Incorporated
Filed with the Secretary of State on May 8, 1886.

December 23, 1884

Act to Make it the Duty of all School Officers, Not County School Commissioners, Who are Required by Law to Submit Annual Reports to the Superintendent of Education
Each school to submit an annual report to their respective County School Commissioners, who then prepare a county-wide annual report to submit to the Superintendent.

December 23, 1884

Act to Establish a New Township and School District in Chester County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Wilkesburg School District No. 11 created - center to be at Wilkesburg Academy. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 23, 1884

Act to Amend Section 997 of the General Statutes, Relating to the Public Schools
State Board of Examiners shall examine all persons who may make application as to their qualification for teaching school in this State.

December 24, 1884

Act to Amend the First and Fourth Sections of an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Spartanburg County, etc."
Boundary of School District changed. Clarification on voters rights.

December 24, 1884

Act to Create Two School Districts of Those Portions of Berkeley and Colleton Counties, Respectively, Within the Corporate Limits of the Town of Summerville
Seven (7) trustees named; all oversee both school districts. Authorized to levy a local tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1884

Act to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax for School Purposes in School District No. 13, York County
McConnellsville School District authorized a tax not to exceed two (2) mills on real and personal property.

December 26, 1884

Act to Authorize a New School District in Aiken County
To divide School District No. 8 into two distinct districts.

December 26, 1884

Act to Incorporate the Greenville Conservatory of Music
Charter is indefinite, until repealed. Authorized assets up to $50,000.

December 15, 1885

Act to Amend Section 997 and Section 1005 of the General Statutes, Relating to the Examination of Teachers
997 - describes how teachers are certified. 1005 - describes the County Board of Examiners for certifying teachers.

December 15, 1885

Act to Establish a New School District in Anderson County, and to Levy and Collect a Special School Tax Therein
Slabtown School District, which was centered on the existing Slabtown Academy. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 22, 1885

Act Relating to the Apportionment of the School Fund for the School Year 1885-1886
Same as 1884-1885.

December 22, 1885

Act to Authorize the Town Council of Winnsboro to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Rebuilding, Repairing and Improving Mount Zion College of Said Town, to Provide for the Interest Accruing Thereon, and for the Payment of Said Bonds
Bonds up to $7,500 to include 7% interest per annum for up to fifteen (15) years repayment.

December 24, 1885

Act to Establish a New School District in Georgetown County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Winyah Indigo Society School District within the town of Georgetown. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1885

Act to Establish a New School District in Lexington County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special School Taxt Therein
Martin School District, which included Mitchell Academy at the center. Tax not to exceed three mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1885

Act to Authorize the Trustees of the University of South Carolina to Sell Certain Property Belonging to the South Carolina College
May sell a vacant lot and the building materials of the College Chapel.

December 24, 1885

Act to Create a School District in Colleton County Within the Corporate Limits of the Town of Walterboro
Walterboro School District created. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1885

Act to Amend Section 1090, Title X, Chapter XXII, of the General Statutes of the State
Teachers and students exempt from all road duty.

December 24, 1885

Act to Amend Section 1019 of the General Statutes, so as to Change the Time of Closing the School Accounts of the School Districts of a County
Changed from April 13th to February 1st.

December 24, 1885

Act to Authorize the Adjutant and Inspector General to Lend Arms to Schools or Colleges the Pupils of Which are Instructed in Military Tactics
Schools to provide a bond that they will return arms.

December 26, 1885

Act to Establish a Separate School District in Colleton County, to be Known as the School District of the Town of Georges, and Authorize Said Township to Levy and Collect a Special Tax
Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 26, 1885

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Limit the Ages of Pupils Attending the Free Public Schools," Approved December 22d, 1883
Not less than six years old and no more than eighteen years old. Was - no more than sixteen years of age.

December 26, 1885

Act to Establish a New School District in Greenville County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
City of Greenville School District. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 26, 1885

Joint Resolution to Authorize the Trustees of Central Academy to Sell or Transfer the Property Now Owned by Them in the Town of Central, SC
New corporation named Central Educational Joint Stock Company. Five (5) trustees named.

February 1, 1886

Allendale High School Incorporated
Filed with the Secretary of State on May 19, 1886.

July 10, 1886

Educational Joint Stock Company of Central
Filed with the Secretary of State on July 15, 1886.

December 22, 1886

Joint Resolution to Provide for the Payment of the Expense Incurred by the Board of Visitors of the South Carolina Military Academy in the Repairs of the Citadel Buildings
$2,770.50 authorized to repair buildings of the Citadel due to the earthquake of August 31, 1886.

December 22, 1886

Act to Authorize the City Board of School Commissioners of the City of Charleston to Use Certain Funds in Aid of the Repairs Made Necessary for the Public School Buildings by Reason of the Damage by Earthquakes
August 31, 1886, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the lowcountry, resulting in 83 deaths and over $6 million in damages.

December 22, 1886

Act to Enlarge the Boundaries of School District No. 17, Fairfield County, and to Make Two School Districts Thereof
Now No. 17 and No. 18.

December 22, 1886

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in the County of Darlington, to be Known as the School District of the Town of Timmonsville, etc."
New name is School District of the Town of Timmonsville. Boundaries altered.

December 23, 1886

Act to Create a New School District in Barnwell County, to be Known as the Barnwell Graded School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Eight (8) Trustees named. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 23, 1886

Act to Amend Section 2 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Wallingford Church and Academy, of Charleston," Approved 15th February, 1872, Relating to the Property and Powers of Said Corporation
Authorized assets up to $200,000.

December 23, 1886

Act to Create a School District in Barnwell County Within the Corporate Limits of the Town of Allendale
Allendale School District. Six (6) trustees named. Authorized a Local Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 23, 1886

Act to Authorize the Town Council of Winnsboro to Issue Additional Bonds for the Purpose of Rebuilding, Repairing and Improving Mount Zion College in Said Town, etc.
An additional $1,500 in bonds, rate of 7% per annum.

December 23, 1886

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act for the Establishment of a New School District in the County of Lexington, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special School Tax Therein"
Two schools in said district. Mitchell Academy to become Mitchell High School, then build a new school for colored students.

December 24, 1886

Act to Repeal Section 1040 and Amend Section 1042, Chapter XX, of the General Statutes, Entitled "Of the University of South Carolina"
Fees increased.

December 24, 1886

Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Marlboro County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
School District of the Town of Bennettsville. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property. No children under the age of 7 years to be admitted.

December 24, 1886

Act to Amend the Law in Relation to County Commissioners and County School Commissioners
County Commissioners to keep records of all claims. Earlier requirement for County Commissioners and County School Commissioners to publish annual reports in newspapers is now repealed.

December 24, 1886

Act to Cancel the Matriculation Obligation of O.J. Bond, Jr., and Thos. P. Harrison to the Board of Visitors of the Military Academy, and to Define the Manner in Which the Said Board May Hereafter Deal with Like Cases
These two men allowed to transfer their teaching requirement from their home county to the Military Academy, where they showed great proficiency. In the future, counties are to have precedence. However, if there are no openings, then the requirement becomes null and void.

December 24, 1886

Act to Direct the Closure of Georgetown County Public Schools for School Year 1886-1887
Not enough funds to pay all teachers.

December 24, 1886

Act to Establish Two School Districts in Chester County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Wiikesburg School District and Lowrysville School District created, because of Wilkesburg Academy and Lowrysville Academy already in existence. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1886

Act to Establish the South Carolina Agricultural Farms and Stations
$10,000 appropriated for two Experimental Farms and Stations - one in the Piedmont and one in the Lowcountry. Board of Agriculture to make plans and estimates for an Agricultural & Mechanical college.

December 24, 1886

Act to Establish a New School District in Marion County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
School District of the Town of Marion. Tax not to exceed two and one-half mills on real and personal property. Earlier Act of December 24, 1883 is repealed.

December 19, 1887

Act to Punish Cock-Fighting Within Three Miles of any Chartered Institution of Learning in This State
Fine up to $100 or 30 days in jail.

December 19, 1887

Act to Renew and Amend the Charter of the Due West Female College
Eight (8) trustees named. Authorize assets up to $200,000. Charter is indefinite, until repealed.

December 19, 1887

Act to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax in School District Number Nineteen, in Aiken County, for School Purposes
Montmorenci School District. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 19, 1887

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act Relating to the High School of Charleston"
Makeup of the Trustees redefined, as well as filling vacancies.

December 19, 1887

Act to Authorize the Levy of a Special School Tax for School District No. 9, Fairfield County
Tax of one and one-half mills on real and personal property is authorized.

December 19, 1887

Act to Authorize the City Council of Greenville to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Purchasing, Erecting, Improving, Repairing and Furnishing School Buildings for the Free Public Schools
Bonds up to $18,000, at the rate of not more than six per cent per annum for up to twenty (20) years.

December 19, 1887

Act to Establish and Maintain Public Schools in the Socastee School District in Horry County
Socastee School District created, with the Socastee Academy at the center. To consolidate four schools with the academy. Tax not to exceed five mills on real and personal property.

December 19, 1887

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Tax in School District Number One in Kershaw County, for the Purposes of Maintaining One or More Graded Schools in Said District"
Tax authorized to increase from one and one-half mills to three mills on real and personal property.

December 19, 1887

Act to Establish a New School District in Laurens County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a School Tax Therein
School District of the town of Laurens. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 19, 1887

Act to Authorize and Require the Town Council to Issue Bonds for the Purchase of Purchasing Lands and Buildings and of Erecting Buildings and Other Improvements, for Educational Purposes, Within the Rock Hill School District, and to Provide for the Interest Accruing Thereon
Bonds up to $7,000 at 7% per annum for up to twenty (20) years.

December 19, 1887

Act to Establish a New School District in the County of York, to be Known as the Rock Hill School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Seven (7) trustees named. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 22, 1887

Act to Amend Chapter XXII of the General Statutes, Entitled "Of the University of South Carolina"
Replaced "college" with "university." Added Board of Agriculture to the Board of Trustees. Added Experimental Farms and Stations. Other miscellaneous changes.

December 23, 1887

Act to Provide for Beneficiary Scholarships in the Winthrop Training School for Teachers at Columbia, SC
One needy student from each county to be awarded a scholarship, must teach shool upon graduation.

December 23, 1887

Act to Establish a New School District in York County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
School District of the Town of Blacks. Tax not to exceed four mills on real and personal property. Age restrictions as provided in "School Law" do not apply to this School District (?).

December 24, 1887

Act to Revive, Renew and Amend the Charter of the Cokesbury School, at Cokesbury, in Abbeville County
Acts performed during the lapse in charter approved. Charter renewed for fifty (50) years.

December 24, 1887

Act to Empower the Trustees of the Schofield Normal and Industrial School to Hold Their Meetings Without the State
Thirteen (13) trustees from six (6) different states (including SC) named. Two donors named from two states. Authorized to meet in any city within the USA.

December 24, 1887

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Create a New School District Within the Township of Barnwell, in Barnwell County, to be Known as the Barnwell Graded School District"
Deleted reference to a liquor tax. Local tax increased and now not to exceed four mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1887

Act to Repeal an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish Two School Districts in Chester County, etc."
No reason given in the Act for the repeal.

December 24, 1887

Act to Authorize the Town Council of Foreston to Borrow Money for Building an Academy and Necessary Buildings Therefor in Said Town
May borrow up to $5,000, if voters approve. To issue bonds with interest not to exceed 7% per annum.

December 24, 1887

Act to Establish a New School District in Edgefield County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special School Tax Therein
Edgefield School District in the town of Edgefield. Tax not to exceed one and one-half mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1887

Act to Amend Section 3 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in the County of Fairfield, etc."
Tax authorized increased from one and one-half mills to two mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1887

Act to Establish Three New School Districts in Fairfield County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax in Each of the Said School Districts
School District No. 19, No. 20, and No. 21 created and boundaries defined. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1887

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish a New School District in Georgetown County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein"
Winyah Indigo Society School District. Clarified school funds appropriations and disbursements.

December 24, 1887

Act to Create a New School District, to be Known as "Greer's Graded School District," Lying in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties
Five (5) trustees named. Authorized to levy and collect a tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1887

Act to Create a New School District Within People's Township of Brunson, in Hampton County, to be Known as the Brunson Graded School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Eleven (11) trustees named. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1887

Act to Authorize the County Board of Examiners of Kershaw County to Select One Series of Books to be Used in the Public Schools of Said County
Effective November 1, 1888.

December 24, 1887

Act to Establish a New School District in Oconee County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special School Tax Therein
Coneross School District created. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property. Three (3) trustees named.

December 24, 1887

Act to Create a Special School District Within the Town of Seneca, in Oconee County, to be Known as the "Seneca Graded School District," and Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Five (5) trustees named. Tax not to exceed five mills on real and personal property. This Act is repealed in 1892, see 12/24/1892 below.

December 24, 1887

Act Relating to the Winthrop Training School for Teachers
Authorized assets up to $100,000.

December 24, 1887

Act to Enable and Authorize the School District of the City of Spartanburg to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Building Public School Houses in the City of Spartanburg
Bonds up to $12,000 at 6% per annum, if approved by the voters in said School District.

December 24, 1887

Act to Establish a Separate School District in the County of Sumter, to be Known as the School District of the City of Sumter, and Authorize Said Township to Levy and Collect a Special Tax
Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property. Age restrictions as provided in "School Law" do not apply to this School District (?). This Act was repealed and replaced next year, on December 24, 1888.

December 24, 1887

Act to Provide for Preservation and Management of the Downer Fund
All assets to be turned over to the State Treasurer, who shall invest assets in SC or GA state bonds.

December 20, 1888

Act to Create a New School District in the Counties of Anderson and Greenville, to be Known as Piedmont Graded School District
Town of Piedmont in Greenville County. Three (3) trustees named to have joint jurisdiction with the School Commissioners of Anderson and Greenville Counties

December 20, 1888

Act to Establish a New School District in Chesterfield County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
School District of the Town of Cheraw. Tax not to exceed three mills on real and personal property.

December 20, 1888

Act to Provide for the Ascertainment and Payment of the Valid Past School Indebtedness of the County of Georgetown and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Tax Therefor
Governor to appoint a commission to fix the debt problem. Tax not to exceed three-fourths (3/4) of a mill on real and personal property.

December 20, 1888

Act to Authorize and Require the City Council of the City of Greenville to Levy a Special Tax to Seat, Furnish, and Equip the New School Buildings in Said City
Two (2) new school buildings. Tax of one-third (1/3) of a mill on real and personal property for the next three years.

December 20, 1888

Act to Amend an Act to Create a New School District, to be Known as Greer's Graded School District, Lying in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties
Center of new school district is the existing Greer's Academy.

December 20, 1888

Act to Repeal an "Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in the County of Oconee, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special School Tax Therein."
Reason for the repeal not provided.

December 22, 1888

Act to Amend the Law with Reference to Unexpended School Funds Remaining on Hand at the End of Any Fiscal Year
Lexington County not included, must pay off other debts.

December 22, 1888

Act to Appropriate the Fund Received from the United States Government for Rent of and Damage to the South Carolina Military Academy to Certain Uses
Received $77,250 from the US government. Appropriated $57,250 to repair the Military Academy. $20,000 placed into the general fund.

December 22, 1888

Act to Establish a New School District in the County of Edgefield, to be Known as the Centennial School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Centennial Academy at the center of the School District. Tax not to exceed three (3) mills on real and personal property.

December 22, 1888

Act to Permit the County Board of Examiners for Lexington to Use Unexpended School Funds for the Purpose of Redistricting the County, and Providing Certain Regulations in Regard to the New Districts
To pay for survey and map. Not more than one school for whites and one school for colored per district.

December 22, 1888

Act to Establish Two New School Districts in a Portion of No. 11 and No. 2 Townships, and in No. 11 Township in the County of Newberry, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a School Tax Therein
Rutherford School District created with five (5) trustees named. Broad River School District created with five (5) trustees named. Tax not to exceed three mills on real and personal property.

December 22, 1888

Act to Amend Section 1 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Create a Special School District Within the Township of Seneca, in Oconee County, to be Known as the Seneca Graded School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein," Approved December 24, 1887.
Boundaries redefined.

December 22, 1888

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Enable and Authorize the School District of the City of Spartanburg to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Building Public School Houses in the City of Spartanburg."
Added the previously omitted term of thirty (30) years, and that bonds shall not be taxable for County or municipal purposes.

December 22, 1888

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Union County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein."
Six (6) named trustees of the Unionville Academy appointed to be Board of Trustees for this School District. Tax not to exceed three mills on real and personal property.

December 22, 1888

Act to Create the School District of Yorkville, in York County, and to Enable it to Organize a System of Free Schools, and to Levy a Tax in Support of the Same, and to Purchase and Hold Property
Seven (7) trustees named. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property. May issue bonds up to $4,000 at 7% per annum for twenty (20) years.

December 24, 1888

Act to Establish Separate School Districts in Several Cities, Incorporated Towns and Villages, to Authorize the Levy and Collection of Special Taxes Therein, etc.
New School Districts can be created upon approval by voters. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1888

Act to Renew the Charter of the Beaufort Library Society
Charter renewed for fifty (50) years.

December 24, 1888

Act to Create a School District of that Portion of Barnwell County Lying Within the Corporate Limits of the Town of Williston
Williston Graded School District. Seven (7) trustees named. Authorized a local tax not exceeding two and a half mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1888

Act to Establish a New School District in Darlington County, and to Authorize the Issue of Bonds by Said School District, and the Levy of a Local Tax Therein
School District of the Town of Darlington. St. John's Academy trustees to be on the Board of Trustees for this new school district. Tax not to exceed three mills on real and personal property. Authorized to issue $5,000 in bonds at 6% per annum for up to thirty (30) years.

December 24, 1888

Act to Establish a New School District in Edgefield County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special School Tax Therein
Ridge Spring School District. Tax not to exceed one and one-half mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1888

Act to Establish a New School District in the County of Edgefield, to be Known as the Butler School District
Self explanatory.

December 24, 1888

Act to Create a New School District in Edgefield County, to be Known as the Holley School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Five (5) trustees named. Tax not to exceed three mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1888

Act to Incorporate the Board of Visitors of the Thornwell Orphanage, and to Authorize the Clinton Presbyterian Church to Transfer Certain Property to the Same
Five (5) members of the Board named, seventeen (17) more to be appointed. Authorized assets up to $500,000. Orphanage in the town of Clinton in Laurens County.

December 24, 1888

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Marlboro County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein."
School District of the Town of Bennettsville renamed to the Marlboro Graded School District, smaller in size. Five (5) trustees named and alread members of the Marlboro Educational Society. Tax now not to exceed three mills.

December 24, 1888

Act to Authorize the City of Spartanburg to Guarantee the Payment of Certain Bonds of the School District of the City of Spartanburg, etc.
Unclear why this Act was necessary.

December 24, 1888

Act to Provide for the Establishment of a Separate School District in the City of Sumter
Tax authorized not to exceed two mills on real and personal property. Repealed Act of December 24, 1887.

December 24, 1888

Act to Incorporate the Sumter Institute
A female college in the city of Sumter, SC. Assets not to exceed $25,000.

December 24, 1888

Act to Authorize the Town Council of Blacksburg to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Purchasing Lands and Buildings, and of Erecting Buildings and Other Improvements for Educational Purposes Within the Town of Blacksburg, etc.
Bonds up to $4,000 at 7% per annum, for up to twenty (20) years.

December 24, 1888

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in York County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein"
Was the town of Black's, which was recently changed to Blacksburg. Now the School District of the Town of Blacksburg. Boundaries redefined.

November 8, 1889

Charter for the Incorporation of the Converse College Company
Thirteen (13) incorporators named. School for whites in Spartanburg, SC.

November 27, 1889

Act to Accept the Devise and Bequest of Thomas G. Clemson, and to Establish an Agricultural College in Connection Therewith
To have thirteen (13) members in the Board of Trustees.

December 23, 1889

Act to Amend Section 2 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Appropirate the Fund from the United States Government for Rent of and Damage to the South Carolina Military Academy to Certain Uses," Approved December 22nd, 1888
The Governor, Attorney General and Comptroller General are appointed a Commission, on the part of the State, to adjust claims and order their payment from said fund.

December 23, 1889

Act to Provide for the Building and Maintenance of the Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina
Funds previously appropriated to other institutions now allocated to Clemson Agricultural College. Up to 50 state convicts authorized to help construct said college.

December 23, 1889

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
Board of Regents for the State Lunatic Asylum to investigate and report their findings at the next General Assembly.

December 23, 1889

Act to Authorize School District No. 1 in Chester County to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Building a Public School House, and to Provide for Additional Trustees Thereof
Bonds up to $10,000 at 6% per annum for thirty (30) years, with voters' approval. Board of Trustees to now include seven (7) members.

December 23, 1889

Act to Incorporate the Manning Collegiate Institute
Seven (7) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $50,000.

December 23, 1889

Act to Amend Sections 1 and 6 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Darlington County, and to Authorize the Issue of Bonds by Said School District and the Levy of a Local Tax Therein"
Boundaries redefined. Tax increased from three (3) mills to five (5) mills on real and personal property.

December 23, 1889

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Ascertainment and Payment of the Valid Past School Indebtedness of the County of Georgetown, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Tax Therefor," Approved December 20, 1888
Claims may be paid even if they exceed funds appropriated. This shall not be the case later.

December 23, 1889

Act to Amend Section 2 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Edgefield County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Tax Therein," Approved December 24th, 1888
Tax authorized was increased from one and one-half (1-1/2) mills to three (3) mills on real and personal property.

December 23, 1889

Act to Incorporate the Burroughs School, of Conway, Horry County, South Carolina, and to Prohibit the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors Within One Mile Thereof
Five (5) trustees named. Charter indefinite, to continue until repealed.

December 23, 1889

Act to Establish the Newberry School District, to Authorize the Establishment of Free Graded Schools Therein, and to Provide the Means for the Efficient Management of the Same
Seven (7) trustees named. Tax not to exceed two (2) mills on real and personal property. Also authorized to issue bonds up to $10,000 at 6% per annum for twenty (20) years.

December 23, 1889

Act to Incorporate the Greenleaf Presbyterian Industrial Institute and Female College, in Orangeburg, S.C.
Nineteen (19) incorporators named. Authorized to have assets up to $100,000.

December 23, 1889

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend the First and Fourth Sections of an Act Entitled 'An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Spartanburg County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein'"
Eliminated the requirement for over one-half of the voters to send a petition to the Trustees requesting that a new tax be levied.

December 23, 1889

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a Separate School District in the City of Sumter," Approved December 24, 1888
Section 2 redefined annual meetings to determine tax needed. Added Section 9 to authorize the issuance of up to $12,000 in coupon bonds at 6% per annum up to twenty (20) years.

December 23, 1889

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Create the School District of Yorkville, in York County, and Enable it to Organize a System of Free Schools, to Levy a Tax in Support of the Same, and to Purchase and Hold Property"
Changed the dates for annual meetings and when annual reports are due to be submitted.

December 23, 1889

Act to Establish a Special School District in York County, to be Known as the Fort Mill School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Philadelphia School House mentioned in the Act. Nine (9) trustees named. Granted the right to use the Fort Mill Academy building.

December 24, 1889

Act to Repeal an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Anderson County, and for the Levying and Collecting of a Special Tax Therein," Approved December 15, 1885
No reason for the repeal given. Repeal goes into effect on January 1st, 1891.

December 24, 1889

Act to Authorize the Town Council of Williston to Issue Bonds for the Purpose for Constructing a Public Scool Building in Said Town, and to Provide for the Payment of Principle and Interest on the Same
Bonds up to $3,000 at 8% per annum for ten (10) years, with voters' approval.

December 24, 1889

Act to Regulate the Election of School Trustees in the School District of the Town of Cheraw
Board of Trustees to now have five (5) members.

December 24, 1889

Act to Regulate the Term of Office of the Four Commissioners of the School District of the Town of Florence
Years Commissioners were allowed to serve were staggered.

December 24, 1889

Act to Repeal an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment and Maintenance of Public Schools in School District No. 11, Known as Socastee, in Horry County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein"
Reason for the repeal is not provided.

December 24, 1889

Act to Constitute the Town of Kershaw a Separate School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Tax Therein for the Purpose of Maintaining One or More Graded Public Schools in Said Town
Two trustees from Lancaster County, one trustee from Kershaw County. Tax not to exceed three (3) mills on real and personal property. Later repealed. See February 17, 1900 below.

December 24, 1889

Act to Authorize the Town Council of the Town of Union to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Building, Furnishing and Equipping a School Building for the Public School of the Town of Union, and to Provide for the Payment of Same
Bonds up to $7,000 at 7% per annum for up to ten (10) years.

April 19, 1890

Charter to Incorporate the Leesville Industrial Institute Company
Eight (8) incorporators named. English and classical education to youth.

July 24, 1890

Charter to Incorporate the Leesville College Company
Four (4) incorporators named. Co-ed college for whites in Leesville, SC.

November 26, 1890

Charter to Incorporate the Grahams Male and Female Collegiate Institute
Grahams, SC in Barnwell County. Town to be renamed to Denmark in 1891.

December 20, 1890

Act to Amend Paragraph One of Section Nine Hundred and Ninety-Seven of the General Statutes, Relating to Meetings of the State Board of Examiners
School teachers to qualify every two years by examination.

December 23, 1890

Joint Resolution Providing for the Investment of all Funds in the Hands of the State Treasurer Under the Clemson Bequest and Directing Him to Pay the Interest Arising Thereon to the Board of Trustees of the Clemson Agricultural College
Self explanatory.

December 23, 1890

Act to Authorize School Trustees to Sell any School Property, Real or Personal, in their Several Districts, and to Apply the Proceeds to the School Fund of their Several Districts
Must obtain consent of the County School Commissioner.

December 23, 1890

Act to Reorganize and Provide for the University of South Carolina, Constituting the Board of Trustees of the Same, and Defining their Powers and Duties
Three branches of the university: South Carolina College in Columbia and Claflin College in Orangeburg led by a Board of Trustees; South Carolina Military Academy in Charleston led by a Board of Visitors. Many changes in this Act.

December 23, 1890

Joint Resolution to Authorize and Require the Directors of the Penitentiary to Furnish to the Trustees of the Clemson Agricultural College One Hundred Additonal Convicts
Convicts with skill in brick making, carpentering and blacksmithing were most desired to assist in the construction of buildings for the new college.

December 23, 1890

Act to Create a New School District Within the Township of Blackville, in Barnwell County, to be Known as "The Blackville School District," and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Blackville Graded School District. Nine (9) trustees named. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 23, 1890

Joint Resolution to Authorize and Require the Treasurer of Marion County to to Turn Over to the Treasurer of Florence County all Balances of School Funds Now in His Hands Which Were Collected from the School Districts Formerly Embraced in Marion County but Now Embraced in Florence County, and to Authorize and Require the Treasurer of Florence County to Receive, Apportion and Pay Out Said Funds to Said School Districts According to Law
Title is longer than the Resolution.

December 23, 1890

Act to Authorize the Newberry School District to Issue Additional Bonds for the Use of Said School District
Up to $5,000 at 6% per annum for twenty (20) years, plus an additional tax of four-tenths of a mill on the taxable property.

December 23, 1890

Act to Authorize and Empower the Town Council of Blacksburg to Issue Additional Bonds for Erecting School Buildings, and for Educational Purposes Within the Town of Blacksburg, and to Provide for the Payment of Interest Accruing Thereon
$750 more in bonds, same terms as provided in December 24, 1888 Act.

December 24, 1890

Joint Resolution to Appoint a Special Commission, to Consist of the Governor and Superintendent of Education of this State, to Confer and Correspond with Other Southern States as to Uniform Text Books to be Used in Free Public Schools
Commission to provide a report to the next General Assembly.

December 24, 1890

Joint Resolution Authorizing and Directing the Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the South Carolina Military Academy to Apply to the War Department of the General Government for Ordnance and Ordnance Stores for the Use of Said Academy
Self explanatory.

December 24, 1890

Act Accepting the Benefits of An Act to Apply a Portion of the Proceeds of the Public Lands to the More Complete Endowment and Support of the Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts
Federal funds to be equally divided between the Claflin Agricultural College and the Clemson Agricultural College.

December 24, 1890

Act to Provide for the Sale of the Lot and Building Known as Agricultural Hall, the Fish Pond Lot, and the Agricultural Experimental Stations, with Their Personal Property, at Columbia and in Darlington and Spartanburg Counties, and to Appropriate the Proceeds Thereof
Sale of the Darlington Farm proceeds go to Darlington County, Florence County, and subscribers who helped fund the original. All other sales, the proceeds go to fund Clemson College.

December 24, 1890

Act to Amend the General Statutes Relating to the Assessment and Collection of Taxes for School Purposes, and to Add Two New Sections to be Known as Sections 229a and 229b
Provides for better record keeping and to report those who are delinquent in paying their taxes.

December 24, 1890

Act to Amend Subdivision 2d of Section 1012 of Chapter XIX of the General Statutes, Entitled "Of the Free Public Schools"
Ensures all teachers are qualified.

December 24, 1890

Act to Authorize the City of Aiken, Through its City Council, to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Erecting School Buildings for Edcuational Purposes in Said City, and to Provide for the Government of Said School
Bonds up to $8,000 at 7% per annum for up to twenty (20) years. Aiken Institute mentioned.

December 24, 1890

Act to Amend Section 2 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Repeal an Act Entitled 'An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Anderson County and for the Levying and Collection of a Special Tax Therein,' Approved Dec. 15th, 1885," Approved Dec. 24, 1889
The Repeal has been postponed until November 1st, 1891.

December 24, 1890

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Create a School District of that Portion of Barnwell County Lying Within the Corporate Limits of the Town of Williston," and to Change the Title of Said Act by Adding the Words "and Territory Adjacent Thereto"
Boundaries redefined.

December 24, 1890

Act for the Establishment of a New School District in Chester County, to be Known as the "Edgemoore School District," and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Tax not to exceed four (4) mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1890

Act to Provide a New School District in Colleton County, to be Known as "Hendersonville School District," and to Provide for the Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Five (5) trustees named. Tax not to exceed two mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1890

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in the County of Darlington and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein," Approved December 24th, A.D. 1883
School District of the Town of Florence. New Section 9 and Section 10, authorized the School Commissioners to borrow money to build schools - up to $10,000 at 7% per annum for an unspecified duration. Also authorized to levy and collect another one mill tax on real and personal property to pay off said bonds. By the way - the town of Florence was by now in Florence County - since 1888.

December 24, 1890

Act to Authorize and Empower the Town Council of Winnsboro to Issue New Bonds to Pay Off the Bonded Indebtedness of Said Town, and to Appropriate the Amount Now Applied to the Annual Reduction of Said Bonded Debt to the Use of the Public Schools in the Town of Winnsboro
Up to $7,000 at 7% per annum for up to twenty (20) years. Town Council to pay the Mount Zion Society $600 per year for the use of public schools in the town of Winnsboro.

December 24, 1890

Act to Amend Secton 1 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Regulate the Term of Office of the Four Commissioners of the School District of the Town of Florence," Approved December 23 [sic, 24], A.D. 1889, so as to Retire One Commissioner Each Year
Was every two years when Commissioners retired.

December 24, 1890

Act to Authorize the City Council of Greenville to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Purchasing, Erecting, Improving, Repairing and Furnishing School Buildings for the Free Public Schools of the City of Greenville, and to Provide for the Interest Accruing Thereon
Bonds up to $7,000 at 6% per annum for up to twenty (20) years. May also levy additional tax to pay the interest on these bonds.

December 24, 1890

Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Kershaw County, and to Authorize the Issue of Bonds by Said School District and the Levy of a Local Tax Therein
School District of the City of Camden. Tax not to exceed three (3) mills on real and personal property. Bonds up to $10,000 at 7% per annum for up to ten (10) years.

December 24, 1890

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Laurens County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a School Tax Therein"
Tax authorized to increase from two (2) mills to four (4) mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1890

Act to Incorporate the Clinton College Association
Association setup to manage the Presbyterian College of South Carolina and the Clinton Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies, and new schools if built. Authorized assets up to $500,000.

December 24, 1890

Act to Authorize and Empower the Trustees of the Wadsworthville Poor School in Laurens County to Alien and Sell Certain Lands
Self explanatory.

December 24, 1890

Joint Resolution to Authorize the School Commissioners of Oconee County to Apportion the Income of the County School Fund Among the Several School Districts Therein in Proportion to the Number of Children of School Age Residing in Each District
Oconee County redefined all of their school districts into smaller sizes. Since no historical records for new districts, they were authorized to use live data on number of children of schoola age counted in each district.

December 24, 1890

Act to Create a New School District in Spartanburg County, to be Known as the Wellford School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Local Tax Therein
Tax not to exceed two (2) mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1890

Act to Establish a Special School District in Sumter County, to be Known as the "Graded School District of the Town of Bishopville," and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Five (5) trustees named. Tax not to exceed four (4) mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1890

Act to Authorize and Require the Town Council of Rock Hill to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Purchasing Land and Erecting Houses for School Purposes Within the Town of Rock Hill and Properly Furnish the Same, and to Provide for the Interest Accruing Thereon
Up to $7,000 at 6% per annum for twenty (20) years. May levy a special tax to pay the interest on said bonds, must be approved by the voters.

December 24, 1890

Act to Create a New School District in York County, to be Known as the Bethesda School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Local Tax Therein
Boundaries defined. Special tax rate not defined.

December 24, 1890

Act for the Establishment of a Separate School District in the County of York, to be Known as "The Shiloh School District," and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Boundaries defined. Special tax rate not defined.

December 24, 1890

Act to Establish a New School District in York County, to be Known as the Tirzah School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Tax in Said School District
Seven (7) trustees named. Tax not to exceed two and a half mills on real and personal property.

July 20, 1891

Charter for the Aiken Opera House Association
Opera and a public library building.

December 5, 1891

Act to Amend Section 1584 of the General Statutes, Relating to the State Lunatic Asylum
Five (5) Regents to serve for six (6) years each.

December 11, 1891

Act to Regulate the Discharge of the Matriculation Obligation of Beneficiary Cadets of the Military Academy
Procedure defined.

December 16, 1891

Act to Enlarge the Number of the Board of Visitors of the South Carolina Military Academy
Three (3) more ex officio members named.

December 16, 1891

Act to Enable and Authorize the School District of the Town of Greenwood to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Purchasing School Property and Building School Houses in the Town of Greenwood
Up to $8,000 in bonds at 6% or 7% per annum for twenty-five (25) years.

December 16, 1891

Act to Authorize the City of Aiken to Issue Bonds in Aid of the Aiken Institute
Up to $6,000 in bonds at 7% per annum for an unspecified length of time.

December 16, 1891

Act to Amend Section 1 of an Act Entitled "An Act for the Establishment of a New School District in Chester County to be Known as the 'Edgemoor School District,' and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein"
Boundaries redefined.

December 16, 1891

Act to Provide a New School District in Colleton County, to be Known as Ridgeville School District, and to Provide for the Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Five (5) trustees named. Tax not to exceed two (2) mills on real and personal property.

December 16, 1891

Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Mott's Township in Florence County, to be Known as "The Beulah School District" and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Tax not to exceed five (5) mills on real and personal property.

December 16, 1891

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Laurens County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a School Tax Therein."
School District of the Town of Laurens. Board of Trustees number increased from four (4) to seven (7) members.

December 16, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Palmetto Collegiate Institute of Lexington, SC
Seven (7) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $50,000.

December 16, 1891

Act to Amend Section 1 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish Two New School Districts in a Portion of No. 11 and No. 2 Townships, and in No. 11 Township, in the County of Newberry, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a School Tax Therein"
Boundaries redefined for one district, which is named the Rutherford School District.

December 16, 1891

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in the County of Orangeburg, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special School Tax Therein"
Sections 3 and 4 revised. Sections 5, 6, 7, and 8 added to original Act of 1882.

December 16, 1891

Act to Amend the Charter of the School District of the City of Sumter
Special school tax to continue until the voters decide to end it. Bonds authorized up to $4,000 at 6% per annum for twenty-four (24) years.

December 18, 1891

Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Abbeville County, and to Authorize the Issue of Bonds by Said School District, and the Levy of a Local Tax Therein
Town of Abbeville School District. Nine (9) trustees named. Bonds up to $12,000 at 7% per annum for thirty (30) years. Tax not to exceed two (2) mills on real and personal property for five years.

December 18, 1891

Act to Authorize the County Commissioners of Berkeley County to Levy a Special Tax on School District No. 3, to Pay its Past Indebtedness
Voters must act within 90 days to establish a new tax to pay school indebtedness. Limit not specified in the Act.

December 18, 1891

Act to Prohibit the Manufacture and Sale of Spiritous or Malt Liquors, Wines, Bitters, or Bitters of Which Spiritous Liquors form an Ingredient, Within Five Miles of the O'Neale High School in Greenville County
Misdemeanor with a fine not less than $200 or imprisonment of not less than six (6) months, or both.

December 18, 1891

Act to Authorize the Trustees of the "Graded School of the Town of Bishopville" to Purchase Real Estate for School Purposes, and to Secure the Payment, or of Part Thereof, by Bond and Mortgage
Bonds and/or mortgages not to exceed 8% per annum. Amount and duration not specified.

December 22, 1891

Act to Provide for the Investment of the Downer School Fund Now in the Hands of the State Treasurer
Governor to appoint a citizen of Aiken County as a Commissioner to manage this fund. Explicit instructions. Repealed by Act dated 2/11/1898, see below.

December 22, 1891

Act to Require County Treasurers to Report Number of Polls Who Have Paid Their Poll Tax to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees in the Several School Districts and to the School Commissioner, and to Require School Trustees to Report to the County Auditor all Taxable Polls in Their Districts
To ensure that all poll taxes are paid on time.

December 22, 1891

Joint Resolution to Authorize the State Treasurer to Collect or Sell Evidences of Indebtedness Turned Over to Him as Part of Clemson Bequest and to Invest Same in State Stock
To sell or collect on all indebtedness, then turn those proceeds into Brown Consols, then into State Stock.

December 22, 1891

Act to Incorporate the "Connie Maxwell Orphanage," and to Prescribe the Powers and Duties of the Board of Trustees Thereof
In Abbeville County. Thirteen (13) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $500,000.

December 22, 1891

Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District Lying in Aiken and Barnwell Counties, to be Known as "Edisto River School District"
Five (5) trustees named. Tax not to exceed two (2) mills on real and personal property.

December 22, 1891

Act to Create a Separate School District from Portions of Aiken and Orangeburg Counties, Including the Town of Salley, in Aiken County
Seven (7) trustees named. Tax not to exceed two (2) mills on real and personal property. Amended in 1892 to be within Aiken County only, see below (12/22/1892).

December 22, 1891

Joint Resolution to Authorize and Require the School Commissioner of Aiken County to Credit School District No. 6 with Average Attendance of Graniteville Academy for Fiscal Years 1887 and 1888
Self explanatory.

December 22, 1891

Act to Prohibit the Manufacture and Sale of Spiritous or Malt Liquors, Wines, Bitters, or Bitters of Which Spiritous Liquors Form an Ingredient, Within Ten Miles of Clemson Agricultural College
Misdemeanor with a fine of not less than $200 and imprisonment for not less than six (6) months.

December 22, 1891

Act Relating to the Salary of the School Commissioner for Charleston County
$600 per year, to include all travel expenses.

December 22, 1891

Act to Authorize and Empower "School District No. 1, of Court House Township," in Chester County, to Make and Issue Seven Per Cent Coupon Bonds to be Used in Completing and Equipping the Public Schools in Said District
Bonds of $3,500 at 7% per annum for twenty (20) years.

December 22, 1891

Act to Prohibit the Manufacture and Sale of Spiritous and Malt Liquors, Wines, Bitters, or Bitters of Which Spiritous Liquors form an Ingredient,Within Five Miles of the Tigersville High School, in Greenville County
Misdemeanor with a fine not less than $200 or imprisonment of not less than six (6) months, or both.

December 22, 1891

Act to Authorize and Require the School Commissioner of Laurens County to Divide Said County Into School Districts
Each township to be divided into six (6) school districts. Each district to elect three (3) trustees.

December 22, 1891

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Create a New School District in Spartanburg County to be Known as the Wellford School District and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Local Tax Therein"
Boundaries redefined. Section 3 modified slightly.

December 22, 1891

Act to Amend the Fourth Section of an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Spartanburg County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein"
Duties of those attending the first meeting and those who become the Board of Trustees are redefined slightly.

December 23, 1891

Act to Establish a Normal and Industrial College in the State of South Carolina for the Education of White Girls
The Winthrop Training School for Teachers given to the State, and to be merged into this new institution, to be named "The South Carolina Industrial and Winthrop Normal College."

December 23, 1891

Act to Prohibit the Sale of Spiritous or Malt Liquors, Domestic Wines or Bitters of Which Spiritous Liquors Form an Ingredient, Within Five Miles of Walker McElmoyle Graded School, in Anderson County
Misdemeanor with a fine of not less than $100 or imprisonment for not less than six (6) months.

December 23, 1891

Act to Create a New School District Within the County of Barnwell, to be Known as the "Elko Graded School District," and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Nine (9) trustees named. Tax not to exceed five (5) mills on real and personal property.

December 23, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Barnwell Baptist Male and Female Institute
Twelve (12) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $200,000. Chartered for twenty-five (25) years.

December 23, 1891

Act to Amend the Charter of the Porter Academy
Original charter not found in the Acts of 1800s. Authorized assets up to $500,000.

December 23, 1891

Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Lancaster County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special School Tax Therein
Lancaster School District created in County Seat of Lancaster. Five (5) trustees named. Tax not to exceed five (5) mills on real and personal property.

December 23, 1891

Act to Authorize the County Board of Examiners of Newberry County to Use Unexpended School Funds for the Purpose of Redistricting the County, and Providing Certain Regulations in Regard to the New Districts
One white school and one colored school per school district, which should be no larger than four (4) miles square, if possible. New districts to be surveyed. Special districts not be changed (such as town of Newberry).

December 23, 1891

Act to Incorporate the Presbyterian High School
A training school for boys in Rock Hill, in York County. Nine (9) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $200,000.

December 24, 1891

Joint Resolution to Authorize the Faculty of the South Carolina College to Place Students in the Law Department for the Present Year on the Same Footing as to Beneficiary Scholarships as Other Students
This academic year only.

December 24, 1891

Act to Authorize the County Commissioners of Anderson County, or their Successors, to Issue Bonds in Aid of the South Carolina Industrial and Winthrop Normal College if Located at Anderson, South Carolina
The school did not move to Anderson, SC. It moved to Rock Hill in 1895. Bonds up to $100,000/$15,000 authorized at 6% per annum - $5,000 due in twenty-five (25) years, then $5,000 each year thereafter.

December 24, 1891

Act to Authorize the City Council of Anderson to Subscribe an Amount of Not Exceeding One Hundred Thousand Dollars to "The South Carolina Industrial and Winthrop Normal College," and to Issue Bonds for that Purpose, and for the Purpose of Retiring the Bonds Heretofore Issued in Aid of the Savannah Valley Railroad
The school did not move to Anderson, SC. It moved to Rock Hill in 1895. Bonds up to $138,000 at 6% and 7% per annum for fifty (50) years.

December 24, 1891

Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Clarendon County, and to Authorize the Issue of Bonds by Said School District and the Levy of a Local Tax Therein
Salem School District created. Tax not exceeding three (3) mills on real and personal property. Bonds up to $5,000 at 6% per annum for twenty (20) years. Repealed next year.

December 24, 1891

Act to Authorize the Board of Trustees of the School District of the Town of Laurens to Submit to the Qualified Voters the Question of Issuing Bonds for the Use of Said School District
Bonds up to $10,000 at 6% per annum for twenty (20) years. Plus, a tax not to exceed one (1) mill on real and personal property to pay the interest on said bonds.

December 24, 1891

Act to Establish a New School District in a Portion of the Townships of Scuffletown, Young and Laurens, in the County of Laurens, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a School Tax Therein
Unnamed school district with the town of Ora at its center. Five (5) trustees named. Tax not to exceed three (3) mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1891

Joint Resolution to Authorize and Direct the Treasurer of Newberry County to Transfer Certain Funds Therein Mentioned to the Ordinary County Fund and the General School Fund of the Fiscal Year Commencing 1st November 1891
$822.88 surplus to go to the Ordinary County Fund. $496.85 surplus to go to the General School Fund.

December 24, 1891

Joint Resolution to Authorize and Require the School Commissioner of Pickens County to Apportion School Fund of 1891 and 1892 According to Average Attendance for First Month of Said Fiscal Year
Self explanatory.

July 25, 1892

Charter for the St. Matthew's Educational and Improvement Association
To erect buildings and to manage educational institutes.

December 15, 1892

Act to Require all State Institutions of Higher Learning to Report Annually to the State Superintendent of Education
In addition to the already required reports to the General Assembly.

December 15, 1892

Act to Amend Section 996 of the General Statutes of the State, Relating to the Powers of the State Board of Examiners
Examiners may not change a text book within five (5) years of it being adopted by the State for use in the public schools.

December 15, 1892

Act to Amend Section 1004 of the General Statutes of the State, Relating to the Branches to be Taught in the Free Public Schools
Added: "and such other subjects as the State Board of Examiners may from time to time direct."

December 15, 1892

Act to Amend Section 1016 of the General Statutes, in Relation to Reports and Pay of Teachers
Each teacher must now submit a monthly report in order to get paid their salary.

December 15, 1892

Act to Amend Section 1026 of the General Statutes, Relating to the Public Schools in the City of Charleston
City Treasurer to be paid $500 per year instead of $1,000 per year for paying out the city school funds.

December 15, 1892

Act to Authorize the School District of the Town of Abbeville to Issue Additional Bonds and Levy an Additional Tax for School Purposes
Bonds up to $3,000 at 7% per annum for thirty (30) years. May vote on an additional tax of two (2) mills on real and personal property.

December 15, 1892

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish a New School District in a Portion of the Townships of Scuffletown, Young and Laurens, in the County of Laurens, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a School Tax Therein"
Unnamed school district with the town of Ora at its center. Boundaries redefined.

December 19, 1892

Act to Amend Section 1 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend an Act Entitled 'An Act to Limit the School Ages of Pupils Attending the Free Public Schools,' Approved December 22nd, 1883," Approved December 26th, A.D. 1885
Age raised from 18 to 21.

December 20, 1892

Act to Repeal Section 1 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Require County Treasurers to Report Number of Polls Who Have Paid Their Poll Tax to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees in the Several School Distrits, and to the School Commissioner, and to Require School Trustees to Report to the County Auditor all Taxable Polls in Their District," Approved December 22, 1891, and to Retain in Force an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend the General Statutes Relating to the Assessment and Collection of Taxes for School Purposes, and to Add Two New Sections, to be Known as Section 229a and 229b," Approved December 24th, A.D. 1890
Title is longer than the Act, and is self-explanatory.

December 20, 1892

Joint Resolution to Appropriate the Sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars to Complete the Erection and Equipment of Clemson Agricultural College
General Assembly asserts that they intend for the school to open next Spring - 1893.

December 20, 1892

Act to Amend Section 1002 of the General Statutes of the State, Relating to the Apportionment of Free Public School Fund
Clarified how apportionment is to work, with some exceptions.

December 20, 1892

Act to Amend Section 1008 of the General Statutes of the State, so as to Provide Compensation for Dividing Counties into New School Districts
Payment is to be made from the school fund of the school district or districts from which new school districts are formed.

December 20, 1892

Act to Repeal an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Clarendon County, and to Authorize the Issue of Bonds by Said School District and the Levy of a Local Tax Therein"
Salem School District repealed. Repealed again two days later, with more instructions on the repeal. See December 22, 1892 below.

December 20, 1892

Joint Resolution to Authorize and Empower the School District of the Town of Florence to Appropriate Certain Moneys to the Liquidation of its General Indebtedness
Self explanatory.

December 22, 1892

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Create a Separate School District from Portions of Aiken and Orangeburg Counties, Including the Town of Salley, in Aiken County"
Boundaries redefined to be within Aiken County only.

December 22, 1892

Act to Repeal an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Clarendon County, and to Authorize the Issue of Bonds by Said School District and the Levy of a Local Tax Therein," Approved December 24th, A.D. 1891, and to Provide for the Apportionment of the School Fund to the Territory Covered by Said Act on the Basis of the Average Attendance for the Year Previous to the Passage of Said Act
2nd Repeal, provides instructions on re-apportionment of school funds.

December 22, 1892

Joint Resolution to Amend a Joint Resolution Entitled "A Joint Resolution to Authorize and Require the Treasurer of Marion County to Turn Over to the Treasurer of Florence County all Balances of School Funds Now in His Hands Which Were Collected from the School Districts Formerly Embraced in Marion County but Now Embraced in Florence County, and to Authorize and Require the Treasurer of Florence County to Receive, Apportion and Pay Out Said Funds to Said School Districts According to Law," by Striking Out the Proviso
Title longer than the resolution.

December 22, 1892

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish Two New School Districts in a Portion of No. 11 and No. 2 Townships and in No. 11 Township in the County of Newberry, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a School Tax Therein," Approved December 22nd, 1888, by Adding Thereto Another Section to be Known as Section 13
If suitable land is not for sale, then Board of Trustees are authorized to comdemn up to one acre for each school needed, and to compensate the owner appropriately.

December 24, 1892

Act to Require the County School Commissioners and the County Treasurers of the Several Counties of the State to Keep a Book of Entry of all Warrants Drawn On and Paid From the Free Public School Fund
Failure is a misdemeanor with penalty of up to $200 or six months in County Jail.

December 24, 1892

Act to Repeal, So Far as Agricultural Hall is Concerned, An Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Sale of the Lot and Building Known as Agricultural Hall, the Fish Pond Lot, and the Agricultural Experimental Stations, with Their Personal Property at Columbia, and in Darlington and Spartanburg Counties, and to Appropriate the Proceeds Therefor"
If Agricultural Hall is not yet sold, then take it off the market. If it has been sold, use the proceeds for the general funds for the State.

December 24, 1892

Act to Authorize and Empower the Trustees of Clemson Agricultural College to License and Prohibit Traffic and to Appoint Policemen at Clemson Agricultural College
College may prohibit the sale of goods on campus, and may have officers to arrest anyone breaking any laws.

December 24, 1892

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Enable and Authorize the School District of the Town of Greenwood to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Purchasing School Property and Building Public School House in the Town of Greenwood," Approved December 16, 1891, by the Addition of Another Section, to be Known as Section 6
County Auditor and the County Treasurer shall each receive as compensation for the discharge of the duties prescribed in this Act two per cent of the amount collected by virtue of said Act.

December 24, 1892

Act to Create a Separate School District from Portions of Edgefield and Abbeville Counties, to be Known as Union School District
Three (3) trustees named. May levy a local tax of three (3) mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1892

Act to Incorporate the Aiken Library Company
Three (3) trustees named. Chartered for thirty (30) years.

December 24, 1892

Act to Authorize and Empower the Town Council of the Town of Williston to Appropriate Funds to the Williston Graded School
Authorized such sum as they may deem expedient to the support and maintenance of the Williston Graded School.

December 24, 1892

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend an Act Entitled 'An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in the County of Darlington and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein,' Approved December 24th, A.D. 1883, by Adding Two Sections Thereto, to be Designated 9 and 10, Empowering the School Commissioners to Borrow Money, not to Exceed Ten Thousand Dollars, for the Purpose of Erecting School Buildings in Said District," Approved December 24th, A.D. 1890, by Striking Out Section 9 Thereof and Substituting Another Section as Section 9
Title longer than Act. May levy an additional one (1) mill tax on real and personal property to pay interest on bonds.

December 24, 1892

Act to Provide for the Issue and Redemption of Bonds to Build a School House for Colored Pupils by the Florence School District
Bonds up to $5,000 at 7% per annum for up to twenty (20) years. Authorized an additional one (1) mill tax on real and personal property to pay interest on said bonds. Voters must approve bonds and additional tax.

December 24, 1892

Act to Create a Separate School District from Portions of Laurens and Greenville Counties, including the Town of Princeton in Laurens County
Princeton Graded School District. Six (6) trustees named. Tax up to three (3) mills on real and personal property authorized, if voters approve. Repealed on Dec. 21, 1894. See below.

December 24, 1892

Act to Amend Section 7 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Create a New School District Within Peoples Township, in Hampton County, to be Known as the Brunson Graded School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein," Approved December 24, 1887
Increased local tax from two (2) mills to five (5) mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1892

Act to Incorporate the Savannah River Association Academy, of Hampton County
Located at or near Varnville. Thirteen (13) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $50,000.

December 24, 1892

Act to Authorize the Issue of Bonds by School District Number One of Kershaw County
Bonds up to $10,000 at 7% per annum for an unspecified duration. Also authorized to levy an additional tax to pay the interest on said bonds.

December 24, 1892

Act to Create a New School District in Marion County out of Portions of Hillsboro and Carmichael Townships, to be Known as Union High School District
Old Sand Ridge School House mentioned. Five (5) trustees named. Authorized an additional tax up to three (3) mills on real and personal property. Repealed, see 12/18/1894 below.

December 24, 1892

Act to Establish a New School District to Embrace the Corporate Limits of the Town of Little Mountain, in Newberry County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a School Tax Therein
Three (3) trustees named. Tax not to exceed two (2) mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1892

Act to Create a New School District in Newberry County, to be Known as Wheeland School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Five (5) trustees named. Tax not to exceed three (3) mills on real and personal property.

December 24, 1892

Act to Repeal an Act Entitled "An Act to Create a Special School District Within the Township of Seneca, in Oconee County, to be Known as the Seneca Graded School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein," Approved December 24th, 1887
Reason for repeal is not provided. Act to be effective on January 1, 1894.

December 24, 1892

Act to Establish the Union School District, to Authorize the Establishment of Free Graded Schools Therein, and to Provide the Means for Efficient Management of the Same
Town of Union in Union County. Six (6) trustees named, all previously trustees of the Unionville Male and Female Academies. Tax not to exceed three (3) mills on real and personal property. Brick Male Academy assets may be sold to raise funds for this district.

December 24, 1892

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend an Act Entitled 'An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in York County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein,' Approved December 23d, 1887," Approved December 24th, A.D. 1888"
Town of Blacksburg School District. Boundaries redefined.

December 24, 1892

Act for the Establishment of a New School District in the County of York, to be Known as the Ebenezer School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Ebenezer Academy at its center. Seven (7) trustees named. Tax not to exceed two (2) mills on real and personal property.

December 18, 1893

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of Separate School Districts in the Several Cities, Incorporated Towns and Villages in this State, to Authorize the Levy and Collection of Special Taxes Therein, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of Special Taxes in the Several School Districts Now Formed or Hereafter to be Formed Outside of Cities, Incorporated Towns and Villages," Approved December 24th, A.D. 1888
Tax authorized increased from two (2) mills to four (4) mills on real and personal property.

December 18, 1893

Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District at Cross Hill, in Laurens County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Tax not to exceed three (3) mills on real and personal property. Seven (7) trustees named.

December 18, 1893

Act to Enable and Authorize School District No. 26, Embracing the City of Orangeburg, to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Purchasing Grounds and Erecting a Public School Building, and to Provide for the Interest Accruing Thereon
Bonds up to $15,000 at 7% per annum for up to twenty (20) years. An additional tax is authorized to be collected to pay for the interest on said bonds.

December 20, 1893

Act Providing that School Teachers' First Grade Certificates Issued by the County Board of Examiners Shall be Good and Valid for the Term of Five Years Unless Revoked by the Said Board of Examiners for Cause
Also, teachers who have taught for ten years and remain active no longer must be examined.

December 20, 1893

Joint Resolution Authorizing and Requiring the Comptroller-General of this State to Draw His Warrant on the State Treasurer for the Sum of Two Thousand Dollars for the Trustees of the South Carolina Industrial and Winthrop Normal College, and the State Treasurer to Pay the Same
To pay for services of expert teachers, an additional expert teacher, and a piano.

December 20, 1893

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend Section 1002 of the General Statutes of the State, Relating to the Apportionment of the Free Public School Fund"
Aiken County stricken from the exempted list.

December 20, 1893

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend an Act Entitled 'An Act to Create a Separate School District from Portions of Aiken and Orangeburg Counties, Including the Town of Salley, in Aiken County'"
Boundaries redefined to include only lands in Aiken County.

December 20, 1893

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New Township and School District in Chester County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein"
Tax authorized increased from two (2) mills to two and one-half (2-1/2) mills on real and personal property.

December 20, 1893

Act to Determine the Persons Entitled to the Priveleges of the School District of Cheraw
Must be a resident for at least 90 days prior to admittance.

December 20, 1893

Act to Amend Sections 3 and 4 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Greenville County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a School Tax Therein," Approved December 26th, 1885, Relating to the Levying of a Tax and the Election of Trustees, and Adding Another Section to be Known as Section 9, Providing for the Collection of Said Tax by City Treasurer of Greenville
Special tax authorized to increase from two (2) mills to three (3) mills on real and personal property.

December 20, 1893

Act to Amend Section 1 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Authorize the Board of Trustees of the School District of the Town of Laurens to Submit to the Qualified Voters the Question of Issuing Bonds for the Use of Said School District," Approved December 24th, 1891
Tax to pay interest on bonds to be reduced from one (1) mill to one-half (1/2) mill on real and personal property.

December 20, 1893

Act for the Establishment of a Separate School District in the County of Lexington, to be Known as "The Swansea School District"
Self explanatory.

December 20, 1893

Act to Condemn Lands for Sites and Locations of School Houses in Pickens County
To pay fair market price for condemned land.

December 22, 1893

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend the Charter of the School District of the City of Sumter," Approved December 24th, 1891
Four (4) new School Commissioners to be elected on 2nd Tuesday of June in 1894.

December 23, 1893

Act to Amend Sections 2, 7 and 14 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish a Normal and Industrial College in the State of South Carolina for the Education of White Girls," Approved December 23rd, A.D. 1891, so as to Provide for the Election and Terms of Local Trustees and to Authorize the State to Incur Certain Expenses
Name changed to the Winthrop Normal and Industrial College of South Carolina.

December 23, 1893

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish a New School District in a Portion of the Townships of Scuffleton, Young and Laurens, in the County of Laurens, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a School Tax Therein," Approved December 24th, 1891, so as to Fix the Area Embraced in and to Name Said School District
Boundaries redefined. Named the Ora School District.

December 23, 1893

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Richland County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein," Approved December 24th, 1880
City of Columbia School District. Secretary instead of Clerk. New sections 6 and 7.

January 4, 1894

Act to Recognize the L.I. (Licentiate of Instruction) Degree Conferred by the Peabody Normal College, of the University of Nashville, Tenn., as a Qualification to Teach in the Public Schools of this State Without Examination Here
Self explanatory.

January 4, 1894

Act to Fix the Salaries of the County School Commissioners of the Several Counties of this State
Salaries not the same for all counties. Ranged from $300 to $700 per year.

January 4, 1894

Joint Resolution to Provide for a Commission to Consider and Report a Plan for the Establishment of a Separate Institution for the Education of the Blind
Self explanatory.

January 4, 1894

Joint Resolution Authorizing and Requiring Secretary of State to Turn Over to Trustees of the South Carolina Industrual and Winthrop Normal College all Marble and Tiling Now on Hand and Which has Been Bought for the State House
Self explanatory.

January 4, 1894

Joint Resolution to Authorize and Require the Directors of the Penitentiary to Furnish to the Trustees of Clemson Agricultural College Fifty Convicts, and to Furnish to the Regents of the Lunatic Asylum Fifty Convicts, and to Furnish to the Trustees of the South Carolina Industrial and Winthrop Normal College One Hundred Convicts
Convicts may help to build a dyke on the Seneca River near Clemson Agricultural College. To make bricks for the Lunatic Asylum for the purpose of building a new brick building for colored male patients. To help construct the Winthrop Normal College.

January 4, 1894

Joint Resolution Authorizing the Trustees of Clemson Agricultural College to Purchase the Tract of Land Belonging to Miss Lee Which Adjoins the Lands Now Belonging to Said College
Purchase price not to exceed $10,000 to be paid in five annual payments of $2,000 each.

January 4, 1894

Act for the Establishment of a Separate School District in the County of Aiken, to be Known as "The Neeseton School District"
Self explanatory.

January 4, 1894

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in the County of Darlington and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein"
Town of Florence School District changed to City of Florence School District. Tax authorized increased from two (2) mills to four (4) mills on real and personal property.

January 4, 1894

Act to Establish a Separate School District in the County of Laurens, to be Known as "Hurricane Academy," and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Self explanatory.

January 4, 1894

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish a New School District to Embrace the Corporate Limits of of the Town of Little Mountain, in Newberry County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a School Tax Therein," Approved December 24th, A.D. 1892
Defined the collection and payment of special school tax.

January 4, 1894

Act to Charter Elloree Graded School District in Orangeburg County
Seven (7) trustees named. Tax not to exceed five (5) mills on real and personal property.

January 4, 1894

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend the Fourth Section of an Act Entitled 'An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Spartanburg County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein," Approved December 22d, 1883," Approved December 22d, 1891
Roles and responsibilities clarified and/or redefined.

December 17, 1894

Joint Resolution to Authorize and Require the Directors of the State Penitentiary to Furnish to the Trustees of the Clemson Agricultural College Thirty-Three Convicts, and to the Superintendent and Board of Regents of the Lunatic Asylum Thirty-Five Convicts
Convicts to work on college buildings, and to make bricks for the Lunatic Asylum.

December 17, 1894

Act to Authorize and Require the Town Council of Dillon, in Marion County, to Hold an Election for Permission, and if Said Election be Favorable to Issue Bonds to Procure Funds for the Erection of School Buildings for the Graded School
Bonds up to $3,000 at 8% per annum for twenty (20) years.

December 17, 1894

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Create a New School District Within the Township of Barnwell, in Barnwell County, to be Known as 'The Barnwell Graded School District,' and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein"
All payments to be made with a warrant to be countersigned by the Chairman and by one of the members of said Board elected by said Board.

December 18, 1894

Act to Repeal an Act Entitled "An Act to Create a New School District in Marion County out of Portions of Hillsboro and Carmichael Townships, to be Known as the Union High School District."
Reason for the repeal not provided.

December 18, 1894

Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District at Waterloo, in Laurens County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein
Seven (7) trustees named. Tax not to exceed three (3) mills on real and personal property.

December 18, 1894

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Marion County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein," Approved December 24th, A.D. 1886
Tax increased from two and a half (2-1/2) mills to three and a half (3-1/2) mills on real and personal property.

December 21, 1894

Act to Provide for the Teaching of Physiology and Hygiene in the Public Schools
Must include teaching about the effects of alcohol and narcotics. Failure will result in termination.

December 21, 1894

Act in Relation to Teaching in the Free Public Schools in the State by Beneficiary Cadets of the South Carolina Military Academy
All beneficiary cadets must teach for two (2) years after matriculation. Exceptions are clarified.

December 21, 1894

Act to Repeal an Act Entitled "An Act to Create a Separate School District from Portions of Laurens and Greenville Counties, Including the Town of Princeton in Laurens County," Approved December 24, 1892
No reason for repeal is given. Unexpended taxes are to be refunded to tax-payers.

December 21, 1894

Act Appointing Hon. B.R. Tillman a Trustee of Winthrop Normal and Industrial College, and to Increase the Number of Trustees One to the Number Now Provided by Law
Requested by the Board of Trustees.

December 21, 1894

Act to Provide for the Economical Completion of Winthrop Normal and Industrial College of South Carolina, Now in Process of Erection at Rock Hill, and to Appropriate Money for the Same
Authorized the use of convict labor to complete the buildings. Additional $20,000 appropriated for completion of all work. $33,026 appropriated for previous work done. $12,650 appropriated for furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

December 21, 1894

Act Further to Amend the Charter of the Medical College of the State of South Carolina
Trustees have the authority to establish a Department of Dentistry.

December 24, 1894

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish a New School District in York County, to be Known as the Tirzah School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collecton of a Special Tax in Said School District," Approved December 24th, A.D. 1890
Boundaries redefined. Three (3) new trustees named.

December 24, 1894

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Charter Elloree Graded School District, in Orangeburg County," so as to Change the Boundaries Thereof
Self explanatory. Hickory Grove School mentioned in the Act.

December 24, 1894

Act to Amend Section 1 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Condemn Lands for Sites and Locations of School Houses in Pickens County," Approved December 20th, 1893
Amended by striking out the words “for White children.” Section 2 also amended to clarify how condemned land is legally transferred from the original owner.

December 27, 1894

Act to Provide for the Appointment of a Historical Commission of the State of South Carolina, for the Purpose of Collecting and Preserving all Matters Relating to the History of the State
Secretary of State plus five (5) others to be appointed by the Governor.

January 5, 1895

Act to Amend Section 1136 of the Revised Statutes, Being Section 1053 of the Revised Statutes of 1882, Relating to the Board of Commissioners of the South Carolina Institute for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind
Board redefined, and allowed expenses for up to two (2) trips each year.

January 5, 1895

Act to Establish the Anderson School District, to Authorize the Establishment of Free Graded Schools Therein, and to Provide the Means for the Equipment and Efficient Management of the Same
Nine (9) trustees named. Tax not to exceed two (2) mills on real and personal property in the first year, up to three (3) mills each year thereafter. Voters to decide upon bonds up to $20,000 at 6% per annum for thirty (30) years.

January 5, 1895

Act to Provide the Pupils Attending the Free Public Schools in Oconee, Pickens and Abbeville Counties with School Text Books and Other School Supplies at Actual Cost
Self explanatory.

January 5, 1895

Act to Amend the "Act to Incorporate the Board of Visitors of the Thornwell Orphanage, and to Authorize the Clinton Presbyterian Church to Transfer Certain Property to the Same," Approved 24th December, 1888
Five (5) current members of the Board named. Authorized assets up to $500,000. Three schools - Thornwell Seminary for Orphans, Thornwell Mission Training College, and Thornwell Technical Institute.

January 5, 1895

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in York County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein," Approved December 23d, 1887, by Striking Out Section 5 and Inserting a New Section in Lieu Thereof, as to the Election and Tenure and Powers of Trustees, and to Repeal Inconsistent Acts and Parts of Acts
Town of Blacksburg School District. Redefined the election of trustees.

May 23, 1895

Charter for Emery High School
Mt. Willing, SC.

August 7, 1895

Charter for the South Carolina Coeducation Institute
Williston, SC.

October 28, 1895

Charter for the Presbyterian Female Seminary
Greenville, SC.

In 1895, South Carolina held a Constitutional Convention, and no further Acts or Resolutions were issued in this calendar year.
The new Constitution required voters to pass a reading and writing test before they could vote.
Article XI - Education: tax to be three (3) mills on real and personal property; required racial segregation in all schools.
Article XII - Charitable and Penal Institutions included nine (9) sections, many of which dealt with education.
Click Here to view or download the 1895 South Carolina Constitution.

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February 11, 1896

Act to Change the Name of the State Lunatic Asylum to That of the State Hospital for the Insane
Self explanatory.

February 25, 1896

Act to Incorporate Converse College
College already existed in the city of Spartanburg. Twelve (12) trustees named. May not be a religious institution.

February 28, 1896

Act to Incorporate the "Epworth Orphanage of the South Carolina Conference" (of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South) and to Prescribe the Powers and Duties of the Board of Managers and Trustees Thereof
Fifteen (15) managers/trustees named. Authorized assets up to $500,000. May apprentice out the youths.

February 28, 1896

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for Establishment of a New School District in Darlington County and to Authorize the Issue of Bonds for Said School District and the Levy of a Local Tax Therein," Approved December 24th, 1888
Town of Darlington School District. Boundaries redefined.

February 28, 1896

Act to Amend an Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Abbeville County and to Authorize the Issue of Bonds by Said School District and the Levy of a Local Tax Therein, Approved December 18th, 1891
Town of Abbeville School District. Tax to be computed annually to determine how much is needed to pay the interest on the Bonds. Tax not to exceed four (4) mills on real and personal property.

March 2, 1896

Act to Regulate the Purchase of Books for the State Library
The State Librarian, with the concurrence of the Governor and the Attorney-General, has the authority.

March 3, 1896

Act Relating to the Severance of Claflin College from Claflin University and the Establishment of a Normal, Industrial, Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race
Established the Colored Normal, Industrial, Agricultural and Mechanical College of South Carolina within the University of South Carolina but with its own Board of Trustees.

March 9, 1896

Act to Provide for Uniform Assessment and Levy of Taxes for Township, School, Municipal and Other Purposes
Self explanatory.

March 9, 1896

Act in Relation to the Constitutional School Tax Which Has Become Assets of the State in Charge of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund by Reason of the Same Being Past Due and Unpaid
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March 9, 1896

Act to Declare the Free School Law of the State
Major redo of the state's education system based on the new State Constitution of 1895. Memminger Normal School in Charleston mentioned. 65 detailed Sections.

March 9, 1896

Act Relating to the Scholarships in the Winthrop Normal and Industrial College
Each county may be given as many scholarships as the county has State Representatives.

March 9, 1896

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incorporate Claflin University," Approved December 18th, 1869
Board of Trustees authorized to sell or convey any asset.

March 9, 1896

Act to Extend the Charter of "The Board of Directors of the Theological Seminary of the Synod of South Carolina and Georgia," to Change the Name of the Incorporated Body and Better Define and Limit the Powers Thereof
New name: Theological Seminary of the Synod of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida of the Presbyterian Church. Charter extended for fifty (50) years.

March 9, 1896

Act to Enable the County Board of Examiners of Anderson County to Hold a County Normal School During the Summer of 1896 and to Provide for the Payment of the Expenses Thereof
School must last three weeks.

March 9, 1896

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend the Fourth Section of an Act Entitled 'An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Spartanburg County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein,' Approved December 22nd, 1883," so as to Prescribe the Number, Manner of Election and Term of Office of Trustees
Town of Spartanburg School District. Trustees redefined.

March 9, 1896

Joint Resolution to Authorize and Require the Directors of the State Penitentiary to Furnish to the Trustees of Winthrop Normal and Industrial College Ten Convicts
Self explanatory.

March 9, 1896

Joint Resolution Providing that the Directors of the State Penitentiary Shall Furnish the Convicts Provided for in the Act Entitled "An Act Relating to the Severance of Claflin College from Claflin University and the Establishment of a Normal, Industrial, Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race," Passed at this Session of the General Assembly, Provided the Convicts are on Hand and Not Otherwise Employed When Wanted by Said College
Self explanatory.

March 9, 1896

Joint Resolution to Authorize the Regents of the State Hospital for the Insane to Purchase the Wallace Property and to Provide for Paying for the Same
108 acres. Price not to exceed $27,500.

February 17, 1897

Act to Provide the Pupils Attending the Free Public Schools with School Text Books at Actual Cost
Self explanatory.

February 17, 1897

Act to Authorize the School Trustees of Greenville to Borrow Money for Sewerage
Up to $1,000 at 7% per annum. Also authorized to levy an addition one-half (1/2) mill tax on real and personal property to pay the interest on money borrowed, if necessary.

February 17, 1897

Act to Authorize the School District of the City of Spartanburg to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Building One or More Public School Houses in the City of Spartanburg and of Acquiring a Lot or Lots for the Same
Bonds up to $10,000 at 6% per annum for thirty (30) years. Also authorized to levy a special tax to pay the interest on said bonds, to be calculated what is required.

February 25, 1897

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Authorize the Board of Trustees of the School District of the Town of Laurens to Submit to the Qualified Voters the Question of Issuing Bonds for the Use of Said School District," Approved December 24th, 1891
Authorized the tax to pay the interest on said bonds to increase from one (1) mill to two (2) mills on real and personal property.

February 25, 1897

Act to Extend the Charter of the Reidville High School
Charter extended for twenty-one (21) years.

March 2, 1897

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.
Board of Trustees authorized to grant free tuition to students they deem deserve such consideration.

March 2, 1897

Act to Amend Section 62 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Declare the Free School Law of the State," Approved 9th March, A.D. 1896, Relating to the Exception of the Special Graded School District from Special Act Incorporating Said Special School District
Deleted the town of Blacksburg as an exception to Section 62.

March 2, 1897

Act to Renew and Amend the Charter of Incorporation of the Cokesbury Conference School, at Cokesbury, in Abbeville County
aka Cokesbury College. Fourteen (14) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $50,000. Charter renewed for twenty-one (21) years.

March 2, 1897

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Create a School District in that Portion of Barnwell County Lying Within the Corporate Limits of the Town of Williston," Approved December 24th, A.D. 1888, as to Election of Trustees
Self explanatory.

March 2, 1897

Act to Amend the Charter of the Trustees of the College of Charleston
Board to now have sixteen (16) trustees in lieu of the previous number of thirteen (13) trustees. These three (3) new trustees to be elected by graduates of the college.

March 2, 1897

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Create the School District of Yorkville, in York County, and Enable it to Organize a System of Free Schools, to Levy a Tax in Support of the Same, and to Purchase and Hold Property," Approved December 22nd, 1888, and the Act Amendatory Thereto, Approved December 23rd, A.D. 1889, Relating to the Election of Trustees and Their Duties
To elect eight (8) new trustees.

March 2, 1897

Joint Resolution Constituting the Governor, Attorney-General and Comptroller-General a Commission to Adjudicate the Claim of Thomas J. Mackey for Services Alleged to to Have Been Rendered in Prosecuting the Claim of the State Against the United States for Rent of the South Carolina Military Academy
Self explanatory.

March 5, 1897

Act to Amend Section 15 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Declare the Free School Law of the State," Approved 9th March, 1896
Added Newberry County as an exception.

March 5, 1897

Act to Amend Section 1053 of the Revised Statutes of 1893, Vol. 1, Relating to the Report of the School Commissioner to the Court of Sessions
The term School Commissioner is no longer in use. Superintendent of Education is now the correct name.

March 5, 1897

Act to Amend the Free School Law of the State
Sections 25, 36, and 62 modified.

March 5, 1897

Act to Regulate the Election of Trustees in Special School Districts in Barnwell County where by Special Acts said Trustees Have Been Heretofore Appointed by the State Superintendent of Education
Self explanatory.

March 5, 1897

Joint Resolution to Authorize and Require the Directors of the State Penitentiary to Furnish to the Trustees of Winthrop Normal and Industrial College Fifteen Convicts, and Twenty Convicts to the Board of Regents of the State Hospital for the Insane
Self explanatory.

January 29, 1898

Act to Provide for the Creation and Disbursement of a Public School Teachers' Retirement Fund in the City of Charleston
Self explanatory.

February 11, 1898

Act to Require County Superintendents of Education to Make Monthly Apportionments of all Moneys Reported to Them as Collected by County Treasurers for the Preceding Month, and to Require County Treasurers to Pay Out the Same
Self explanatory.

February 11, 1898

Act to Provide for the Transfer and Investment of the Downer Fund
Nine (9) new trustees named to take charge of the Fund. State Treasurer to turn over all assets.

February 11, 1898

Act to Amend an Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Create a Separate School District from Portions of Aiken and Orangeburg Counties, Including the Town of Salley in Aiken County."
For the second time, all references to Orangeburg County are deleted. School district only to exist in Aiken County.

February 11, 1898

Act to Amend Section 4 of an Act Entitled "An Act Enable the School District of the Town of Greenwood to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Purchasing School Property and Building Public School Houses in the Town of Greenwood," Approved December 16th, 1891
Replaced "Abbeville County" with "Greenwood County."

February 12, 1898

Joint Resolution to Require the County Treasurer of Edgefield County to Pay Over to the County Treasurers of Saluda and Greenwood Counties Certain School Funds, and to Authorize the School Officers of Said Counties to Apportion and Check Out Same
Saluda County established in 1896 to get $2,633.23. Greenwood County established in 1897 to get $762.43.

February 16, 1898

Act to Require the Public Schools of the State to Observe the Third Friday in November of Each Year as Arbor Day
Self explanatory.

February 16, 1898

Act to Regulate the Election of the Trustees of the Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina
Self explanatory.

February 16, 1898

Act to Authorize Universities and Colleges of this State to Provide a Course of Study and Confer the Degree of Licentiate of Instruction, Which Shall Authorize Their Graduates to Teach in the Free Public Schools of the State Without Examination
Self explanatory.

February 16, 1898

Joint Resolution to Authorize and Require the County Board of Commissioners of Barnwell County to Transfer and Convey a Certain School Lot in the Town of Barnwell to the Board of Trustees of the Barnwell Graded School District
Lot for a Colored School House.

February 16, 1898

Act to Renew and Extend the Charter of Furman University and to Amend the Same
Charter extended thirty (30) years. Also redefined the terms of office for trustees.

February 19, 1898

Act to Exempt Students of Colleges from Road Duty or the Payment of Commutation Tax in the Towns and Cities of this State
Self explanatory.

February 21, 1898

Act to Amend an Act Approved the 17th Day of February, A.D. 1897, Entitled "An Act to Provide the Pupils Attending the Free Public Schools with School Text Books at Actual Cost"
County Boards of Education now "required" - was "empowered" - to do this.

February 21, 1898

Act to Create the Office of State Librarian, to Fix the Salary and Prescribe the Duties Thereof, to Constitute a Board of Trustees for the State Library and to Designate the Powers and Duties Thereof, to Appropriate Money for the Use of the State Library and to Make Certain Offenses Herein Specified a Misdemeanor
State Librarian to be paid $600 per year. Trustees are the Governor, Secretary of State, and the Superintendent of Education.

February 21, 1898

Joint Resolution to Procure Information With a View to the Establishment of a Reformatory for Youthful Criminals
Governor to appoint five members of a new Reformatory Commission to assess feasibility and costs.

February 21, 1898

Act Providing for the Disposition of Certain Surplus School Funds in the County of Charleston
County surplus, if any, to be provided to the City schools.

February 21, 1898

Act to Amend Section Four, Latter Clause, Which Provides a Section to be Known as Section 9 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend Sections 3 and 4 of an Act Entitled 'An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Greenville County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a School Tax Therein,' Approved December 26th, 1885, Relating to the Levying of a Tax and the Election of Trustees, and Adding Another Section to be Known as Section 9, Providing for the Collection of Said Tax by the City Treasurer of Greenville."
Special tax to be collected by the County Treasurer instead of formerly by the City Treasurer.

February 21, 1898

Act to Require the County Treasurers of York, Union and Spartanburg Counties to Turn Over to the Treasurer of Cherokee County Certain School and Other Funds
Cherokee County established in 1897.

February 21, 1898

Joint Resolution to Authorize and Direct the Comptroller General to Draw Warrants on the State Treasurer in Favor of the County Treasurer for the Amount Due Each County in the Apportionment of the Supplementary School Fund Derived from the Net Income from the Sale of Spirituous Liquors
SC has a statewide dispensary for alcohol and net income is to go to the free public school system.

February 22, 1898

Charter for the Saluda High School
Six (6) corporators named. Saluda County

February 23, 1898

Act to Fix the Salaries of County Superintendents of Education of the Several Counties of this State
Each county has their own salary appropriated. Some get travel expenses on top of their salary.

April 29, 1898

Charter for Chicora College
Fifteen (15) corporators named. Greenville County.

June 29, 1898

Charter for the Charleston Normal and Industrial Institution
Eight (8) Corporators named. Charleston County.

December 28, 1898

Charter for the West Greenville Reading & Social Club
Five (5) corporators named. Greenville County.

January 26, 1899

Joint Resolution to Empower the School Trustees of School District No. 16, Fairfield County, to Sell Certain School Property and Reinvest in Other School Property
Town of Ridgeway.

February 15, 1899

Act to Amend the Free School Law of the State, so as to Provide for the Election of School Trustees for School District No. 13, in Abbeville County
Self explanatory.

February 28, 1899

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend Section 8 of an Act to Establish Greenwood County," Approved 21st February, 1898, Changing Liberty Hill School District to Greenwood County
Within School District No. 30 of Yeldell Township.

March 1, 1899

Act to Incorporate the A.R.P. Orphanage, and Prescribe the Duties and Powers of the Board of Trustees Thereof
A.R.P. = Associate Reform Presbyterian. In York County. Four (4) trustees named. Authorized assets up to $500,000.

March 2, 1899

Act to Fix the Number and Regulate the Terms of Office of the Trustees of the South Carolina College, the Winthrop Normal and Industrial College of South Carolina, and the Board of Visitors of the South Carolina Military Academy, and to Limit the Compensation of the Same
To be effective on February 1, 1900.

March 3, 1899

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Fix the Salaries of the County Superintendents of Education of the Several Counties of the State," so far as Orangeburg, Lexington, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Florence, and Laurens Counties Are Concerned
Salaries increased in counties named in the title of the Act.

March 3, 1899

Act to Fix the Time of the Free Public Schools, to Provide for the Support of the Same, and to Regulate the Disbursement of Net Income Arising from the Sale of Liquors
All schools must go for at least three months each year.

March 6, 1899

Act to Amend Section 1115 (1048) of the Revised Statutes of 1893, Providing for at Least one Beneficary Cadet from Each County
Even when new counties are created.

March 6, 1899

Act to Provide for a Poll Tax and a Penalty for Non-Payment
All males between 21 and 60 are considered to be polls.

March 6, 1899

Joint Resolution to Require the Penitentiary Authorities to Furnish a Certain Number of Convicts to the Regents of the State Hospital for the Insane
Self explanatory.

May 24, 1899

Charter for the Columbia Business College
In Columbia, SC.

February 9, 1900

Act to Amend Section 3 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Create the Office of State Librarian, to Fix the Salary and Prescribe the Duties Thereof, to Constitute a Board of Trustees for the State Libraray and to Designate the Powers and Duties Thereof, to Appropriate Money for the Use of the State Library, and to Make Certain Offenses Herein Specified a Misdemeanor," Approved 21st Day of February, A.D. 1898, so as to Raise the Salary of the State Librarian to Eight Hundred Dollars
Self explanatory.

February 9, 1900

Act to Authorize the Public School Trustees of School District No. 12D of Greenville County to Use the Public School Money of Said District, or so Much Thereof as May be Necessary, to Aid in Rebuilding the Friendship Church Building, Recently Destroyed by Fire While Being Used for Public School Purposes
School district had been using the Friendship Church as a public school for the past twenty-four (24) years, at no cost.

February 13, 1900

Act to Amend Section 34 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Delcare the Free School Law of the State," Approved March 9, 1896
Clarified how school districts may elect to levy and collect a special school tax.

February 17, 1900

Act to Amend Section 229b of an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend the General Statutes, Relating to the Assessment and Collection of Taxes for School Purposes, and to Add Two New Sections, to be Known as Sections 229a and 229b," Approved December 24th, 1890
County Auditors to provide reports on poll tax and special tax to County Superintendent of Education instead of the School District Trustees.

February 17, 1900

Act to Amend an Act Approved 21st February, A.D. 1898, Entitled "An Act to Amend an Act Approved the 17th of February, A.D. 1897, Entitled 'An Act to Provide the Pupils Attending the Free Public Schools with School Text Books at Actual Cost'"
County Superintendent of Education in every county to required to keep his office open one week before and one week after school term - to sell books to those who want them.

February 17, 1900

Act to Amend Section 1114 of the Revised Statutes of 1893, Which Prescribes the General Powers of the Board of Visitors of the South Carolina Military Academy, so as to Give Said Board the Power of Conferring the Degree of Bachelor of Sciences
Self explanatory.

February 17, 1900

Act to Provide for the Completion of Winthrop Normal and Industrial College of South Carolina, and to Appropriate Money for the Same
Many more young ladies applying than envisioned. $35,000 made available for more dormatories.

February 17, 1900

Act to Amend Section 4 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District Lying in Aiken and Barnwell Counties, to be Known as the 'Edisto River School District,'" Approved December 22d, A.D. 1891, so as to Provide for the Election of Trustees
Self explanatory.

February 17, 1900

Act Athorizing the Barnwell Graded School District to Issue Bonds for the Purpose of Purchasing and Procuring Grounds and Buildings for the Public Schools, and to Provide for the Payment Thereof
Bonds up to $5,000 at 7% per annum for twenty (20) years. Also authorized a special tax to pay interest on said bonds, amount as needed each year.

February 17, 1900

Act to Provide for the Election of School Trustees, the Management of the Public Schools, and the Disbursement of School Funds in Special School District No. 14, at Winnsboro, in Fairfield County
Seven new trustees. One elected by the town. Three elected by school district. Three elected by Mt. Zion Society.

February 17, 1900

Act to Repeal an Act to Constitute the Town of Kershaw a Separate School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Tax Therein, for the Purpose of Maintaining One or More Public Schools in Said Town, Approved December 24th, 1889
Reason for the repeal not provided.

February 17, 1900

Act to Authorize the Trustees of Saluda School District, in Saluda County, to Purchase School Buildings and Bind School Funds for the Payment of Same
To pledge for three years the constitutional school tax to pay for school buildings.

February 17, 1900

Joint Resolution to Authorize the Board of Trustees for the State Library to Distribute Among Colleges and Historical Societies Surplus Copies of Acts and Other Publications of the State
Self explanatory.

February 19, 1900

Act Relating to the State Colleges
Changed titles from South Carolina University to South Carolina College.

February 19, 1900

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Declare the Free School Law of the State," Approved the Ninth Day of March, 1896, so as to Provide for the Formation of Additional School Districts
Defines how new school districts get created and how they get consolidated, if necessary.

February 19, 1900

Act to Amend Section 36 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Declare the Free School Law of the State," Approved the 9th Day of March, A.D. 1896
New process for electing/selecting Board of Trustees for school districts.

February 19, 1900

Act to Amend Section 53 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Declare the Free School Law of the State," Approved the 9th Day of March, A.D. 1896
A misdemeanor to discount any teacher's pay certificates.

February 19, 1900

Act to Provide for the Purchase of Fifty (50) of Each of the Two Volumes of the History of the State, to wit: "The History of South Carolina Under the Proprietary Government, 1670-1719," and "The History of South Carolina under the Royal Government, 1719-1776," by Edward McCrady, Published by the MacMillan Company of New York, and Fifty Copies of the Colonial and Revolutionary History of Upper South Carolina by J.B.O. Landrum, and to Authorize and Direct the Comptroller General to Draw His Warrant on the State Treasurer to Pay for the Same
Self explanatory.

February 19, 1900

Act to Establish a Reformatory in Connection with the State Penitentiary
Reformatory shall provide for the instruction of the inmates in morals as well as useful labor. Must be segregated.

February 19, 1900

Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish a New School District in Georgetown County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein," Approved December 24th, A.D. 1885, as Amended by an Act Approved December 24th, A.D. 1887, so as to Provide that the Trustees Appointed by the Superintendent of Education Shall be Commissioned by Him, and to Repeal Conflicting Acts as to this District
Winyah Indigo School District. Three (3) trustees to be appointed and commissioned by the State Superintendent of Education. Four (4) trustees to be appointed by the Winyah Indigo Society.

February 19, 1900

Act to Provide for the Election of School Trustees of the Town of Easley, in Pickens County, and to Define Their Powers and Duties
Three (3) trustees to be elected.

February 19, 1900

Act to Authorize Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina to Construct, Maintain and Operate a Railroad Between the Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina and Calhoun Station, on the Line of the Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line Railway and Other Roads and Ways
Self explanatory.
Note - There were more than a several dozen other Acts approved for the payment of specific claims of teachers in individual counties that are NOT included herein. This Author deems these such Acts to be inconsequential in the overall scheme of things pertaining to the above Acts, which are more statewide in nature, or highlights a particular point of interest in one or more counties other than the payment of funds.
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