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An Act to Incorporate the Episcopal School of North Carolina.

1835 - Chapter XXXII

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1835 - Pages 61-62.

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 Levi Silliman Ives, George W. Freeman, William M. Green, John Singletary, William Norwood, Jr., Duncan Cameron, Frederick J. Hill, Simmons J. Baker, Thomas P. Devereux, G. E. Spruill, Edward L. Winslow, William H. Haywood, Jr. and Charles Manly, and their successors be, and they are hereby erected a corporation and body politic by the name and stye of the "Trustees of the Episcopal School of North Carolina," and, by that name shall be capable of taking by purchase, devise or donation, real and personal estate, and of holding and conveying the same, and have such other powers, and enjoy such other rights as are usually incident to corporate bodies, and are not inconsisent with the laws and constitution of the State.

II. Be it further enacted, That the.Trustees above named, except the first, shall allot themselves as equally as may be into three classes, the appointment of those of the first class, to be vacated at the expiration of the first year, of the second class, at the expiration of the second year; of the third class, at the expiration of the third year from and after the fourth day of May next, so that one third may be chosen every year, such choice to be made by the convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in this State, the trustees to hold their places for three years, and until successors shall be chosen, to be capable of re-election. And the trurstees shall have power to fill vacancies in their own body, whenever the same shall from any cause exist by making temporary appointments, to expire when the convention shall make an appointment for the regular term, and not before. And should it so happen that by reason of the discontinuanceof the sittings of the convention or any other cause, the appointing power hereby vested in the convention, shall cease to be exercised; the trustees shall then have power to provide for filling vacancies in their own body in such manner as they may prescribe, until the convention shall regularly resume its functions in the premises.

III. Be it further enacted, That the Bishop of said church in this State, for the time being shall be ex officio a trustee and a presiding officer of the board and head of the corporation; but when there shall be no Bishop, the trustees may appoint one of their own body to preside therein.

IV. Be it further enacted, That the General Assembly may at any time repeal this Act without any proceedings by information or otherwise; provided that such repealing Act, shall not work a forfeiture of the property belonging to the corporation, and shall not go into operation until one year after its passage.

V. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after the ratification thereof.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
this 22d day of December, 1835.

Richard D. Spaight, Governor
William J. Alexander, Speaker of the House of Commons
William D. Moseley, Speaker of the Senate

A true copy. William Hill, Secretary

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