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An Act to Authorize the Re-Opening of the South Carolina Military Academy.

January 31, 1882

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1881-1882, Pages 727-728.

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 the Board of Visitors of the South Carolina Military Academy be and they are hereby authorized, so soon as possession can be obtained of the buildings of the Academy, to reopen the said Academy for the free education and maintenance of as many beneficiary cadets as the appropriation herein made will allow, and the said Board of Visitors may also receive any pay cadets without expense to the State.

Sec. 2. The number of Beneficiary Cadets to be admitted, as provided in the foregoing Section, shall consist of two from each County in the State. But in case the number so authorized shall fail to attend from any County, the deficiency may be supplied from the Counties having the largest population: Provided, however, That the provisions of this Section shall be of force only for the period of two years after the reopening of the Academy, after which time the said Beneficiary Cadets shall be appointed among the Counties of the State in proportion to representation in the House of Representatives. And the said Beneficiary Cadets shall be required to teach after graduation for two years in the free public schools of the County from which they respectively received their appointment in the said Academy.

Sec. 3. The sum of ten thousand dollars, if so much be necessary, be, and is hereby, appropriated to repair the said buildings and to purchase the necessary outfit to start the Academy: Provided, That no part of this amount shall be paid until possession of the Academy is secured. And the further sum of five thousand dollars be, and is hereby, appropriated for the support of the Academy during the current year: Provided, That no part of this amount shall be paid until the Academy is reopened. The above appropriated amounts shall be paid by warrant of the Comptroller General issued on requisition of the Chairman of the Board of Visitors.

Sec. 4. The amount which may be received by the State for the rent of the Citadel builings, and for damages for the destruction of the west wing thereof, shall, when collected, and all the expenses of said collection be paid therefrom, be paid into the treasury of the State, to be held subject to the purposes of the said Academy, as may hereafter, from time to time, be determined by the General Assembly. But in case of such collection, the sums appropriated in the preceding Section shall be repaid from such collections into the State treasury, to be applied to the general purposes of the State government. That the said South Carolina Military Academy shall be deemed and taken to be a branch of the South Carolina University, constituting the military school thereof, to be subject however to the sole control and supervision of the said Board of Visitors.

In the Senate House, the thirtieth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two.

John D. Kennedy, President of the Senate.
John C. Sheppard, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Approved: January 31st, A.D. 1882.
Johnson Hagood, Governor.

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