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Joint Resolution to Instruct the Trustees of the State Orphan Asylum to Invite Proposals for a Site and Building, and for the Appropriation of Twenty Thousand Dollars Therefor.

February 27, 1873

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1871-72, Page 477.

Whereas, the State Orphan Asylum in the city of Charleston claims the fostering care of the State, and some provision is urgently needed for a better building, and a more suitable site; therefore,

Section 1. Be it resolved 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 upon the passage of this Act the Trustees of the State Orphan Asylum be, and they are hereby, authorized and required to advertise, for sixty days, for proposals from the various cities, towns, and Counties of the State, for a site, and building, for an Orphan Asylum, at a cost not to exceed the sum of twenty thousand dollars. That said proposals shall, at the expiration of the aforesaid time, be opened and considered by the Trustees, who shall decide upon the location and contract with the lowest responsible bidder for the purchase of the site and construction of the building, and report their proceedings in detail to the next session of the General Assembly.

Sec. 2. That the sum of twenty thousand dollars, if so much be necessary, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the purchase of the said site, and construction of the building: Provided, That said Trustees shall each give a bond in the penal sum of two thousand dollars, with two good sureties, for the faithful discharge of the duties herein entrusted to them; said bond to be approved by the Judge of the First Judicial Circuit, and filed in the office of the Clerk of Court.

Approved: February 27, 1873

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