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An Act to Incorporate the Sumter Academical Society.

March 13, 1872

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1871-72, Pages 193-194.
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Section 1. 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. That Franklin J. Moses, Jr., Samuel Lee, T. B. Johnson, A. L. Singleton, J. N. Corbett, W. J. Andrews, together with such other person or persons as are now, or may hereafter be, associated with them, shall be, and they are hereby, constituted and made a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of "The Sumter Academical Society," with power to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, to possess and hold, subject to former grants, escheated and other property within the County of Sumter, to an amount not exceeding twenty thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. That all property heretofore vested in the Trustees of "The Sumter Academical Society," incorporated by an Act entitled "An Act to incorporate certain companies and societies," passed on the twentieth day of December, A. D. 1837, be, and the same is hereby, vested in the incorporators named in this Act, and such incorporators shall be deemed and held in law to be the proper and legal successors of such former Trustees.

Sec. 3. That the corporators of the said Sumter Academical Society, named in the first Section of this Act, be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered, for the benefit of the Society herein incorporated, and for no other purpose, to exchange the lot of land which was conveyed by the late J. B. Miller to certain Trustees for educational purposes, of whom F. J. Moses, Sr., is the survivor; Provided, That the condition of the exchange shall be, that a lot of the same size, within the corporate limits of the town of Sumter, shall be given, and a frame house, of equal capacity of the academy lately destroyed by fire, completely furnished with desks and seats, shall be erected thereon, subject to the acceptance of the aforementioned corporators.

Sec. 4. This Act to be deemed a Public Act, and to remain in full force until repealed.

Alonzo J. Ransier, President of the Senate.
Franklin J. Moses, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Robert K. Scott, Governor.

Approved: March 13, 1872

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