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An Act to Authorize and Empower the Commissioners of Free Schools for the Parishes of St. Philip's and St. Michael's to Organize an Evening School for Apprentices and Youths in Business, and to Collect a Tax for the Support of the Same.

December 20, 1866

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XIII, Page 431.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same:

I. That it shall be the duty of the Commissioners of Free Schools for the Parishes of St. Philip's and St. Michael's, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, to organize and establish an Evening Free School in the city of Charleston, for the instruction of apprentices and youths engaged in mechanical, mercantile and other useful pursuits or occupations.

II. That the said Commissioners shall engage such teachers as they may deem requisite for this purpose, and arrange for such a course of instruction as shall embrace the mechanical, mercantile and technical branches of learning, and shall be authorized to procure such books, instruments, tools or implements as may be necessary for the use of said school.

III. That the said Commissioners shall have the complete control of the said school, and shall make such rules and regulations for the same, and for the admission of pupils and their qualifications, as they may deem proper and prescribe.

IV. That the said Commissioners may levy and collect a tax of the inhabitants of said Parishes of St. Philip's and St. Michael's, for the support of the said school, in amount not to exceed fifteen percent, of the general tax of the same.

In the Senate House, the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six.

W. D. PORTER, President of the Senate.
C. H. SIMONTON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Approved December 20th, 1866: James L. Orr, Governor.

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