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An Act to Authorize and Empower the Commissioners of Free Schools of the Parishes of St. Philip and St. Michael, to Raise a Fund for the Building of Free School Houses, and for Other Purposes.

December 19, 1848

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XI, Page 506.

I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the Board of Commissioners of Free Schools for the Parishes of St. Philip and St. Michael, shall have power and authority to procure proper sites and erect suitable buildings, within the limits of said Parishes, to be used as free school houses, and for that purpose, and for other purposes connected with the welfare of the free schools in said Parishes, shall have power and authority to assess, levy and collect, from the taxpaying inhabitants of said Parishes, such sums of money as may be necessary, in the same manner as the several Boards of Commissioners of Public Buildings are now authorized by law: Provided, That the sums so assessed, shall, in no instance, exceed in any one year, the amount of tbe annual appropriation to the support of free schools to which the Parishes of St. Phillip and St. Michael may be entitled to for the same year.

II. It shall be the duty of the Tax Collector of said Parishes, for the time being, when furnished with the assessment made by the Board of Commissioners of Free Schools aforesaid, to proceed to collect the same, and for any default in the collection or payment over of such sums as he may collect, shall be liable to the same penalties as by law he is now subjected in the collection and payment of other assessments imposed by other Boards of Commissioners: Provided, That the said Tax Collector shall be furnished with such assessment, at least three months before the time fixed by law for making returns of the general taxes, and shall receive for his services, the same per cent, on amount collected, as for other local assessment.

In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and in the seventy-third year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.

ANGUS PATTERSON, President of the Senate.
JOHN IZARD MIDDLETON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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