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An Act for Settling the Salarys of the Masters of the Free School in Charlestown, for the Use of the Inhabitants of the Province of South Carolina

April 9, 1734

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume III, Pages 377-378

WHEREAS, in and by an Act entituled an Act for founding and erecting a free school in Charlestown, for the use of the inhabitants of this Province of South Carolina, among other things it is enacted, that the master of the said school thereby erected, for a further encouragement to him, should have and receive out of the publick treasury of this Province the full sum of one hundred pounds per annum, to be paid him half yearly, and the Publick Receiver for the time being is thereby authorized, required and commanded, punctually to pay the same out of the said publick treasury: And whereas, also in and by the said Act, the commissioners therein named and their successors, are authorized and impowered to appoint an usher and a writing master, who shall also teach arithmetic and merchants accounts, and also the art of navigation and surveying, and other practical parts of the mathematicks, who for their encouragement should be allowed, by order of the said commissioners, not exceeding fifty pounds per annum each, to be paid in the same manner by the Publick Treasurer, as the master's salary is appointed to be paid: And whereas, since the passing of the said Act, being now upwards of twenty-one years, the alteration that hath happened in the currency of this Province, hath reduced the said salarys to one-fifth part of their original values, for remedy whereof we humbly pray your most sacred Majesty, that it may be enacted,

I. And be it enacted, by his Excellency Robert Johnson, Esq. Governour, Captain General and Commander-in-chief, in and over his Majesty's Province of South Carolina, by and with the advice and consent of his Majesty's honourable Council and the Commons House of Assembly of this Province, and by the authority of the same, That from and after the ratification of this Act, and the settlement of the said masters and ushers in the said school, or any of them, the said salaries of such masters and ushers so settled, or so much thereof as from time to time shall grow due, shall be paid by the Publick Treasurer of this Province, to the said masters and ushers respectively, as shall be so settled, in manner as is directed by the said herein before in part recited Act, in the current money of this Province, at four hundred per centum advance; any thing to the contrary notwithstanding.

In the Council Chamber, the 9th of April, 1734.

PAUL JENYS, Speaker.
Assented to: ROBT. JOHNSON.

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