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An Act to Incorporate the Sumter Institute.

December 24, 1888

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1888, Pages 235-236.

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 Mrs. Laura A. Browne and Miss Eliza E. Cooper, and such other persons as they may hereafter associate with themselves as principals, be, and they are hereby, created a body corporate and politic, for the purpose of continuing, governing, and conducting a female college, in the city of Sumter, in the State of South Carolina, to be called and known as "The Sumter Institute," and as the legal successors of the institution now conducted by the said Mrs. Browne and Miss Cooper in said city. That said corporation shall have power: 1. To make by-laws not, inconsistent with the laws of this State or the United States. 2. To have and use a common seal and the same to change at pleasure. 3. To sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded. 4. To have, hold, and keep such real and personal property as may be necessary for corporate purposes, and to sell, alien, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of the same at the will of the corporation, or to rent or hire from the corporators or other persons such property, real or personal, as may be necessary for corporate purposes; the property owned by said corporation not to exceed at any one time more than ($25,000) twenty-five thousand dollars; the interest of the corporators to be in such proportions as they may fix by agreement and be regarded as personal property. 5. To employ from time to time, and on such terms as may be agreed upon, a suitable number of teachers. 6. To grant to students under its charge diplomas or honorary testimonials in such form as they may designate. 7. And any other powers common to such corporations and not inconsistent with the laws of the land.

Approved December 24th, A.D. 1888.

John P. Richardson, Governor.
William L. Mauldin, President of the Senate and Lt. Governor.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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