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An Act to Amend and Repeal in Part, An Act Passed in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Nine, Entitled "An Act to Establish an University in this State."

1804 - Chapter V

The Laws of North Carolina of 1804 - Pages 3-4

Whereas by the sixth section of the before recited Act, the board of Truftees of the University are vested with the power of filling up any vacancy or vacancies which may happen in that body by the death, refusing to act, resignation or removal out of the State, of any of the Trustees for the time being, or to appoint new Trustees when a majority or any fifteen members of the board, may think proper. And whereas it would tend to render the institution more conformable to the wishes of the people, if the power of filling up fuch vacancy or vacancies and making such new appointment or appointments should be vested in the Legislature.

Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the said sixth section of the before recited Act be, and is hereby repealed and made void.

II. And be it further enacted, That whenever any vacancy or vacancies as aforesaid shall happen, that the General Assembly shall proceed to elect a proper and suitable person or persons to fill the same by joint ballot of both Houses, and it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, to make known to the General Assembly at each annual session such vacancies as may happen during the recess.

III. Be it further enacted, That the General Assembly shall, whenever they deem it expedient for the interest of the said institution, appoint as aforesaid, any additional Trustee which they shall think proper: Provided always, that the number of Trustees shall at no time exceed eight in each superior court district, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

IV. Be it further enacted, That this law shall take effect from and after the ratification thereof.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
the 19th day of December, 1804
William White, Secretary

J. Riddick, S.S.
S. Cabarrus, S.H.C.

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