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Ib., 22.

Charleston excepied.


Poor persons having relations able to relieve

an allowance

said accounts, and, if found correct, to audit the same, and give a warrant on the County Treasurer for their payment.

Sec. 16. That the County Commissioners of the respective Coun- Commissioners ties of this State are authorized and required to provide suitable pitam accommohospital accommodations in connection with the Poor House at or at near the County seats of their respective Counties, where the indigent sick poor may receive medical and surgical aid, free of charge, and to appoint physicians thereto, except the County of Charleston, where the County Commissioners are hereby authorized and required to cause to be built at or near Cordesville, Parish of St. John's Berkeley, a hospital for the indigent sick poor, and to appoint a physician thereto, to be paid as herein provided: Provided, The cost of the said building shall not exceed two thousand (2,000) dollars: Provided, further, That no physician so appointed to any of the hospitals, shall charge for his services more than one-half the usual fees.

Sec. 17. That in case any person shall be so poor as to become chargeable to the County or city wherein he has a legal settlement, ha which person has a father, or a grand father, or mother, or grand- them, shall have mother, or child, or grandchild, of sufficient ability to relieve such from them.

1712, 11,595,27. poor person, it shall be lawful for the County Commissioners, upon 1 Buil., 13; 2 complaint made by any citizen of the County or city, to order some one or more, or all of such relations, to allow the poor person so much, by the week, as they shall think fitting, and in case of refusal to pay the same, it shall be lawful for any Trial Justice of the County, by his warrant, under his hand and seal, directed to any of the Constables, to levy the same by distress and sale of the goods of such person or persons refusing to pay; and the several Constables, or any of them, are required and commanded to execute all such warrants.

Sec. 18. That the County Commissioners shall have power to commissioners demand and receive all such gifts and legacies, and all such fines and forfeitures, and any other moneys or things whatsoever, as are given to the use of the poor; and, in case of refusal to deliver or cute pay the same, to commence and prosecute any lawful suit or action 1791, V, 175. § 2. for the recovery thereof.

Sec. 19. That in case any poor children shall be chargeable Commisioners to any County, it shall and may be lawful for the Commissioners of poor children as such County to bind any such child or children out to be an ap- 1712, 11.895.

8; 1791, V, 176, prentice, until every male child shall arrive to the age of twenty- $4." one years, and every female until she shall arrive unto the age of viand 'Mco, eighteen years, or be married.

Sec. 20. That the County Commissioners shall have power to May bind out bind out to service illegitimate children in all cases where such

Bail., 320.

to receive lega.
cies, &c., given
t the use of the
poor; to prose-
cute for recove-

Bail, 73.

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pauper children. children are likely to become chargeable to the County, or are lia1712, 11, 596, 8 &; 1830, V1, 4105 's ble to be demoralized by the vicious conduct and evil example of 1 ; 1831, VI, 432,

their mothers, or other persons having the charge of them; and it shall be the duty of-the County Commissioners in each and every County of this State, upon information made to them that any illegitimate child, above the age of five years, is likely to become chargeable to the County, or from the vicious conduct and evil example of the mother of the said child, or other person having it in charge, is likely to become demoralized and brought up in vice and idleness, to cause such child to be bound to service, in charge of some person of good character; a female child, until she attains the age of eighteen years or marries, and a male child, until he attains

the age of twenty-one years. To arrest ill-git- SEC. 21. That upon information, as provided in Section 20, it shall

var be lawful for any one of the County Commissioners to issue his war1831, VI, 432, va rant, directed to any Sheriff or Constable, commanding him to

bring any such child before the Board at the first meeting thereafter; and the said officers are hereby required to execute such warrant, and shall receive therefor the same compensation as for other

arrests, to be paid by the County. Money: dueon Sec. 22. That the moneys remaining due, on any recognizance &c., to be pud given for the maintenance of any illegitimate child, at the time such

·child shall be bound to service, shall be paid into the hands of the 1830, VI, 411, 8 2. County Commissioners for the benefit of such illegitimate child.

Commissioners SEC. 23. That the County Commissioners shall be authorized to per lunatics, &c., send all pauper lunatics, idiots, and epileptics, in their several Coun1817, VI, 323, š ties, to the Lunatic Asylum.

2. SEC. 24. When it shall happen that any passenger brought from Lame or impo. any other State or country by the master of any ship or vessel

torhis be impotent, lame, or otherwise infirm, or likely to be a charge to

ii the County, if such person shall refuse to give security, or cannot

hore procure sufficient surety or sureties to become bound for his saving their support the city or County from such charge, in such case the master of the 1738, 111, 491, 85

ship or vessel in which such person came shall be obliged and required to carry or send him or her out of this State again, within the space of three months next after their arrival, or otherwise to give security to indemnify and keep the city or County free from all charges for the relief and support of such impotent, lame, or infirm person, unless such person was before an inhabitant of this State, or that such impotence, lameness or other infirmity, befell or happened to him or her during the passage, and in such case they shall be relieved at the charge of the city or County.


to Commissioners.

may send pau

1; 1829, VI, 3-2, $6.

tent persons

State must prr. cure sur ty that they will save the County fi 01



1. Shaw Orphan Asylum, in Charles-

ton, to be State Orphan Asylum. 2. Five Trustees to be appointed by

Governor and confirmed by the Senate; to remain in office five years; choose a chairman and

make rules.
3. To establish Asylum on permanent

foundation : authority in relation
to endowments.

4. May change location,
5. To have authority to purchase or

lease: proviso.
6. To select employees and make rules

for the government of Asylum:
may bind ont orphans ; orphans

so bound out to be educated.
7. No compensation allowed Trustees.
8. Trustees to report, annually, to Gen-

eral Assembly.

Shaw Orpban

State Orphan

be appointed by

SECTION 1. Tbat the support and maintenance of the Orphans Asylum in the city of Charleston, known as the “Shaw Orphan Asylum to be Asylum," is hereby assumed by the State, and it shall hereafter be Asylum.

u 1869, XIV,173,41 known as the State Orphan Asylum of South Carolina, and shall be open to all orphan children in the State to the extent of its capacity.

Sec. 2. For the purpose of carrying into effect the intention of Five Trustees to this Chapter, the Governor of the State is authorized, by and with G verror. the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint five Trustees, two Ib., § 2. at least of whom shall be selected from outside the city of Charleston, who shall be known as the Trustees of the State Orphan Asylum of South Carolina. Said Trustees shall remain in office four

Term of office, years, or until their successors are appointed, and shall have power &c. to choose a chairman from their own number, and to make all necessary rules and by-laws for their own government.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of said Trustees, and they shall have to establish the power, to take such steps as may be necessary, and in their em judgment expedient, to establish said Asylum on a permanent datin. __

Ib., į3. foundation. To this end they are hereby authorized to receive, invest aud control any moneys, real estate, or other property that may be given for the aid or endowment of said Asylum, subject to endowment.' any regulations now or hereafter provided by the General Assembly.

SEC. 4. If, in the opinion of said Trustees, the present location of Mas change lothe Asylum can be changed for one better suited to the wants of cation,

Ib., 4. said Asylum, such change may be made.

Sec. 5. The Trustees shall have, and are hereby invested with,. authority to purchase or lease, as they may determine, such build-ity to purchase ings, grounds, and other property, including household furniture, as Iv., . may be needed for said Asylum; which property they and their successors in office shall well and truly hold in trust for the benefit of the aforesaid Asylum, and for no other purpose: Provided, That Proviso. they shall at no time enter into any contract, or incur any obligation, binding the State for the payment of any sum in excess of the

Asylum on a pern aneut four

Authority over ployees; make rules, &c.

To have author.

or lenge.

1871, XIV, 538.



amount appropriated for the support and maintenance of said

Asylum. To select on. SEC. 6. The Trustees shall have power to select and employ such

persons as may be needed to care for the wauts of the orphans Iba 17 to $t; gathered in said Asylum. They shall also have the power to make

all necessary rules and regulations for the government of the Asylum, to do all other things that may lawfully be done for the pro

motion of its best interests, and for the welfare of its inmates, and to May bind out bind out orphan children resident therein: Provided, That said

Trustees shall make it, in all cases, a condition that the children so Orphans so bound shall receive a good common school education, and that said bound to be edu

Trustees shall exercise a supervisory control over such children

during the continuance of their apprenticeship. Trustees to have

Sec. 7. Said Trustees shall receive no compensation for their 1869, XIV, 274, services.

Sec. 8. The Trustees shall, on or before the fourth Tuesday of ally to General November in each year, report to the General Assembly, through

the Governor, a detailed statement of all their doings, including the expenditure of moneys, the number, age and sex of the children, the number of admissions and deaths during the year, the number of children who have left the Asylum, and the place to which they have gone, and such other information as it may be in their power to give.




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I SEC. 1. Moneys belonging to De La Howe 6. Treasurer to give bond; a lowed estate to be vested in Irustees;

commissions. how applied

7. Treasurer to make return annually 2. Trustees to be appointed by Legis

to Judge of Probate.
lature every four years.
3. Vacancie, how to be filled.

8. Board to keep record, and report 10 4. Trustees declared a body corporate

Legislature aud poli ic; proviso.

9. May be removed by Court of Com5. Treasurer and Secretary to be

mon Pleas of Abbeville County. elected.

ingio De La

be vested in


Moneys belong. SECTION 1. That the moneys which have arisen, or may arise, Howe Estate to from sales of the estate of Dr. John De La Ilowe, late of AbbeTru-ters; how ville, (the whole of which estate, real and personal, wheresoever 1816, VI, 14, a 1. and whatsoever, excepting a tract to contain fifteen hundred acres

of land, to be reserved for the school, including the spot and im provements upon the plantation called Lethe, whereon the testator

Trustees to be appointed by Le

four years.

1825, VIII, 347,


1829, VI, 396,

Trustees incor

died, the trustees of said estate herein provided for are authorized to sell and convey,) and all other moneys belonging to, and to be collected for, the said estate, shall be vested in the said Trustees, to be applied and appropriated according to the trust and terms of the will of said Dr. John De La Howe.

Sec. 2. That a new Board of Trustees shall be appointed by Trustees to be Joint Resolution of both branches of the Legislature, at the ses- wiature every sion of the Legislature in eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and to 80, after the expiration of every four years succeeding, to continue 229;,1829, VI, for four years from the first Monday in April next after the appointment.

Sec. 3. That, in case of refusal to accept, death, resignation, re- Vacancies, how moval from the County, or removal from the trust, of any of the * Trustees of the said estate, or any of their successors, it shall be 43. the duty of the delegation from Abbeville, for the time being, or a majority of the said delegation, to appoint a suitable person, a citizen of Abbeville County, to fill the vacancy till another appointment be made; and at the next session of the Legislature another appointment by Joint Resolution shall be made, to continue until a new Board shall be appointed, as herein before provided.

SEC. 4. The Board of Trustees, and their successors, are incorporated as a body corporate and politic, in deed and in law, by the porated. name of "The Trustees of the Estate of Dr. John De La Ilowe,” 1825, VIII, 345, and may sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, and make ? rules and regulations for their government, not repugnant to the laws of the land, such as a majority of thein shall approve: Pro. Proviso. vided, That such corporation may, at any time, be dissolved or controlled by the Legislature; and that annual payment of interest on all moneys due, or to become due, to the said Board, shall be required to be punctually made; and that no member of the Board, during his continuance in office, shall be, directly or indirectly, a borrower of any part of the funds of the said estate, or security for any person.

Sec. 5. That it shall be the duty of said Trustees, and their suc- Treasurer ard cessors, to elect some person, not a member of their Board, elected." who shall perform the duties of their treasurer and secretary, in It., 30; 1829,

VI, 391, 26. such manner as they shall prescribe, and hold his office at their pleasure.

SEC. 6. Such treasurer shall give a bond, payable to the Trustees, by their corporate name, in a sum equal to bind the amount of sive bond; ai. the funds of the estate, with such security as the Trustees shall ap- sions. prove; and the said treasurer shall be entitled to receive from the said estate such compensation for his services as is allowed to executors and administrators: Provided, That in his commissions no

Secretary to be






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