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An Act to Incorporate the Medical College of South Carolina.

December 17, 1831

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 432 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 371-372.

I. Be it enacted by the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That a board of trustees be, and they are hereby, established, by the name and style of "The Board of Trustees of the Medical College of South Carolina," who are hereby declared to be a corporate body, by the style and title of "The President, Trustees and Faculty, of the Medical College of South Carolina."

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said board shall consist of thirteen members, whereof six shall be elected by the Medical Society of South Carolina, who shall be members of the Medical profession, and shall also have been members of the said society for a period of not less than ten years; six members of the said board shall be nominated by the Governor of the State; and the President of the Medical Society aforesaid, for the time being, shall be, ex officio, a member, and president of the board of trustees.

III. And be it further enacted, That when any vacancy shall occur among the members of the said board, nominated by the medical society, the same shall be filled by the said society: and any vacancy among the members nominated by the Governor, shall be filled by that portion of the board of trustees.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said Medical College shall, by its said name, have perpetual succession of officers and members; with a common seal; and the said board of trustees shall have power to make all lawful and proper rules and by-laws, for the government and regulation of themselves and of the said college; provided, that those which affect the College shall be subject to a concurrent vote of the faculty and of the trustees; and the said corporation is declared capable of receiving and holding real and personal estate, whether acquired by gift, devise, bequest or purchase, for the purposes and benefit of the said College.

V. And be it further enacted, That whenever a vacancy shall occur in the faculty of the College, the said trustees shall have power to elect to the vacant professorship; and that the said trustees shall have power, on the application of the faculty of the Medical College, to establish such other or assistant professorships, as may be recommended by the faculty and approved by the board.

VI. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees shall have power to confer medical degrees on such persons as may have attended lectures in the College, and may be recommended by the faculty, and on such other persons as they may propose; and also, that all the rights, powers and duties, heretofore conferred upon or required of the Medical Society in relation to the Medical College, shall be transferred to and vested in the said corporation, subject to the provisions of this Act.

VII. And lastly, be it enacted, That this shall be deemed a public Act, and that the same need not be pleaded, but may be given in evidence under the general issue.

In the Senate House, the seventeenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, and in the fifty-sixth year of the Independence of the United States of America.

H. DEAS, President of the Senate.
H. L. PINCKNEY, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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