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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Greensborough Female College, in the County of Guilford.

1838-1839 - Private Acts Chapter XII

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1838-1839 - Pages 100-102.

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 J. J. M. Lindsay, Andrew Lindsay, George C. Mendenhall, Edward T. Broadnax, George Wilson, John J. Alston, Jesse Harper, Boaz Adams, George W. Jeffreys, Benton Field, Moses Brock, Samuel S. Bryant, Peter Doub, James Reid, Bennet T. Blake, Hezekiah G. Leigh, John Hank, Robert O. Burton, William Compton, and William E. Pell, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name and style of the "Trustees of the Greensborough Female College," and by that name shall have succession, and so continue for the term of fifty years, and a common seal, and that the said Trustees and their successors, by the name aforesaid, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law to take, demand, receive, and possess all monies, goods, and chattels, and choses in action, that shall be given them for the use of the said College, and by gift, purchase and demise, to take, have, hold, possess, enjoy and retain, to them and their successors forever, any lands, rents, tenements and hereditaments, of what kind, nature, or quality soever, in special trust and confidence that the same, and the profits thereof, shall be applied to and for the use and benefit of said College, and that said Trustees shall have such other powers, and enjoy such other rights, as are usually incident to corporate bodies.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees or their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law to bargain and sell, grant, demise, alien, convey and assure, to the purchaser or purchasers, any such lands, rents, tenements, and hereditaments aforesaid; and further, that they the said Trustees or a majority of them, and their successors for the term aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in all Courts whatsoever, either in Law or in Equity, of record, or otherwise.

III. And be it further enacted, That there shall not be less than twenty nor more than forty in number of the Trustees at any time for said College, and that one half, and not more of the number of said Trustees, shall at all times be members of the North Carolina Conference, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and that on the death, resignation, or refusal to act of any of the Trustees, for the time being, or the removal of any one from office, by the concurrence of two-thirds present, for neglect of duty or other cause, the vacancy or vacancies so happening, shall be filled by appointment of other Trustees, to be made by the North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which Trustees so appointed shall be vested with the same power, trust, and authority, as the others.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, shall have the power of appointing a President and such Professors and Tutors as to them shall appear necessary and proper for said College, whom they may remove for misbehavior, inability or neglect of duty, and may, from time to time, make such bye-laws and regulations for their own government, and that of the College, and the preservation of order and good morals therein, as to them may appear expedient: Provided, the same are not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the State: And provided further, if a majority of said Trustees shall not convene for the purposes aforesaid, it shall and may be lawful for seven of said Trustees and their successors to form a quorum to do business, and may, from time to time, make necessary bye-laws and regulations.

V. And be it further enacted, That any real estate, over and above three hundred acres, which may be needed for the erection of convenient buildings on the same, for the objects of this institution, shall be subject to taxation, as now or hereafter may be directed by law.

VI. And be it further enacted, That the Faculty of the Greensborough Female College, that is to say, the President, Professors and Teachers, 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 and Seminaries of learning.

VII. Be it further enacted, That the whole amount of real and personal estate belonging to said College, shall not, at any one time, exceed in value two hundred thousand dollars.

VIII. And be a further enacted, That this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its ratification.

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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