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An Act to Consolidate into One, the Several Acts of the General Assembly of this State Relative to the Appointment of Trustees of the University, for the Government Thereof, and for Other Purposes.

1821 - Chapter XXI

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1821 - Pages 21-23.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That John Haywood, Benjamin Smith, William Polk, Henry Potter, Archibald D. Murphey, Duncan Cameron, Joseph Caldwell, Thomas Wynns, Edward Jones, James Webb, Henry Seawell, Calvin Jones, John D. Hawkins, Robert H. Jones, Jeremiah Slade, Joseph H. Bryan, Robert Williams, William Gaston, Thomas Brown, Francis Locke, Montfort Stokes, Thomas Love, Archibald McBride, Atlas Jones, Lewis Williams, William McPheeters, Frederick Nash, Thomas Ruffiin, James W. Clark, John Stanly, Bartlett Yancey, Leonard Henderson, John Branch, William Miller, Simmons J. Baker, George E. Badger, Kemp Plummer, Thomas Bennehan, Willie P. Mangum, James Mebane, John Witherspoon, John B. Baker, James Iredell, William Martin, Joseph B. Skinner, James C. Johnston, Enoch Sawyer, Alfred Moore, John D. Toomer, John Owens, Gabriel Holmes, Romulus M. Saunders, Lewis D. Schweinitz, and Thomas P. Devereaux, are hereby declared to be Trustees of the University of this State, and the successors of the Trustees appointed by an Act of the General Assembly of this State, passed in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, entitled "An Act to Establish a University in this State," and that the appointment of the Trustees aforesaid is hereby confirmed, and they are declared to have all the power and authority heretofore conferred by law on the Trustees of the said institution.

II. And be it further enacted, That the Board of Trustees of the University shall consist of sixty-five members, all of whom shall be resident citizens of the State.

III. And be it further enacted, That the additional number of Trustees hereby authorized shall be elected by joint ballot of both houses of the General Assembly; and that hereafter, when any vacancy or vacancies shall happen in the said Board, by death, resignation, refusal to act, removal out of this State or other cause, it shall be the duty of the President of the Board to communicate, or cause to be communicated by the Secretary, to the General Assembly, the said vacancy or vacancies, and thereupon, they shall elect, by joint ballot of both houses, a suitable person or persons to fill the same.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the Board of Trustees shal have power to vacate the appointment and remove a Trustee for improper conduct stating the cause of such removal on their journal: Provided, the same shall be done at an annual meeting of the Board, and that there shall be present at the doing thereof at least twenty of the members of the Board.

V. And be it further enacted, That the Governor of this State for the time being shall be, and he is hereby declared to be President of the Board of Trustees of the University, and, as such, shall preside at all the meetings of said Board at which he may be present; and if, by indisposition or other cause, the Governor shall be absent from any meeting of the Board, he may appoint, in writing, some other person, being a Trustee, to act as President for the time being, and who shall preside accordingly: and if at any time the Governor shall be absent at the meeting of the Board, and shall not have appointed, as aforesaid a President, it shall be lawful for the Board to appoint a President for the time being, who shall preside as such.

VI. And be it further enacted, That there shall be an annual meeting of the Board of Trustees during the session of the General Assembly, in the city of Raleigh, and at such time and place as the President or the Board may appoint; and as any of the annual meetings of the Board, any number of Trustees, not less than seven, shall constitute a quorum, and be competent to exercise full power and authority to do the business of the Board: and the said Board, or the President thereof, shall have power to appoint special meetings of the Trustees at such time and place as in their opinion the interest of the institution may require; but no special meeting shall have power to revoke or alter any order, resolution or vote of an annual meeting.

VII. And be it further enacted, That in case the office of Secretary or Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the University shall be vacant from any cause whatever, in the recess of the Board, the President shall appoint a suitable person to fill the same, until the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees, at which time the said Board shall elect a proper person to fill the said vacancy.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That the second section of an Act, passed in the year one thousand eight hundred and five, entitled "An Act appointing the Governor for the time being President of the Board of Trustees of the University," and that so much of the several acts of the General Assembly of this State, as is inconsistent with this Act, be, and the same are hereby repealed; and that this Act shall be in force from and after the ratification thereof.

Read three times and Ratified in General Assembly
the 26th day of December, A.D. 1821

Gabriel Holmes, Governor
James Mebane, Speaker of the House of Commons
Bartlett Yancey, Speaker of the Senate

A true copy - William Hill, Secretary



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