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An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, "An Act to Establish a Literary and Manual Labor Institution in the County of Wake, Passed in One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-Three."

1838-1839 - Private Acts Chapter XIV

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1838-1839 - Pages 106-108.
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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same, That the before recited Act shall continue and be in full force and operation, except so far as it may be hereby repealed, for the term of fifty years from the expiration of the present charter now to be amended, and that the successors of the Trustees hereby appointed, shall continue to possess and enjoy all the rights and privileges thereby granted, and that in future, they shall be known by the name and style of the "Trustees of Wake Forest College," and by that name shall have succession, and may take, demand, receive, possess, and enjoy, all property or monies which may be acquired by them, by gift, devise, or otherwise, provided the same shall not exceed in amount two hundred thousand dollars, and shall dispose of the same in promoting learning and virtue in the establishment aforesaid, situated in Wake Forest, in the County of Wake, according to the will of the donor or donors thereof.

II. Be it further enacted, That the Faculty of said Wake Forest College, that is to say, the President and Professors, by and with the consent of the Trustees, shall have the power of conferring all such degrees or marks of Literary distinction, as are usually conferred in Colleges or Universities.

III. Be it further enacted, That if any member of the Trustees of said College shall fail to give his personal attendance at any of the meetings of said Board, for the term of three years, the seat of said absent Trustee shall be, and it is hereby declared to be vacated, and the Trustees are hereby authorized to fill the same, as is provided in the Act aforesaid, and that said Trustees may also remove any member of their Board for improper conduct: Provided, that the cause thereof shall be entered on their journal, and that the member to be proceeded against shall have three months notice of the procedure, and that a majority of two-thirds of the Trustees then assembled shall be necessary to effect such removal.

IV. Be it further enacted, That the lands and other property belonging to the said Trustees for the benefit of said College, shall be, and the same is hereby exempted from all kinds of public taxation, provided the amount of lands so exempted shall not exceed at any time six hundred acres.

V. Be it further enacted, That no license to retail spirituous liquors at the site or within one mile of said College shall be granted, and if granted, the same shall be void.

VI. Be it further enacted, That no person shall set up or keep any Billiard Table or other public table constructed or erected for playing games of chance by whatever name called, and no person shall exhibit any theatrical, slight of hand or equestrian performance, dramatic recitation, rope or wire dancing, or natural or artificial curiosities at the College aforesaid, or within one mile thereof, without the permission in writing of the Faculty thereof, and any person or persons offending herein, or who shall sell, give, or convey to the Students of said College, any intoxicating liquors at or within one mile of said College, without the special permission in writing of the Faculty of said College, shall forfeit and pay the sum of one hundred dollars, to be recovered in any Court of record having cognizance of the same, one-half to the use of the informer, and the other to the College, and any person or persons offending herein, shall he guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction in the County or Superior Court of Wake, shall he fined at the discretion of the Court.

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

Ratified 28th December, 1838

Edward B. Dudley, Governor
William A. Graham, Speaker of the House of Commons
Andrew Joyner, Speaker of the Senate

Secretary of State's Office, April, 1839

I, William Hill, Secretary of State in and for the State of North Carolina,
do hereby certify that the Acts and Resolutions contained in this Pamphlet
are true copies of the original Acts and Resolutions passed by the General
Assembly of this State, at its late session.

William Hill, Secretary of State

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