North Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Establish a Female Literary Institution, in the County of Robeson.

1840-1841 - Private Acts - Chapter XXXIII

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1840-1841 - Pages 152-153.

Whereas, several persons have associated themselves together, for the purpose of establishing a Female Literary Institution, near Centre Church, in the County of Robeson, and have subscribed to Stock for the purpose aforesaid. Therefore,

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 Rev. John R. McIntosh, Dr. Angus D. McLean, and others, who are are Stockholders for the purpose aforesaid, be, and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the "Floral College," and by that name shall have perpetual successsion and a common seal, and be able and capable to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, either in law or in equity, and to acquire, receive, hold, possess, enjoy and sell both real and personal property.

II. Be it further enacted, That all the articles of association agreed to, and adopted by the Stockholders aforesaid, are hereby incorporated into this Charter as a part thereof: and if at any time the Company should be desirous of increasing their capital for the purposes contemplated by this Charter, the same may be done at any general meeting of the Stockholders; Provided, the aggregate capital shall not exceed fifteen thousand dollars.

III. Be it further enacted, That a President and fifteen Trustees shall be annually chosen by the Stockholders, to hold the appointment for one year, nine of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business of the Institution.

IV. Be it further enacted, That the President and Trustees or a majority of them, are hereby authorized and empowered to make, ordain and establish, such bye-laws and regulations for the government of said College, and for the preservation of order and good morals, as to them may seem expedient and necessary, subject however to the control of the Stockholders; Provided such bye-laws and regulations shall, in no instance, be repugnant to the Laws and Constitution of the State, and of the United States, and that in meetings of the Stockliolders, a majority at least of the Stock shall be represented, and that as many as fifty acres of land, owned by the Company and appropriated to the buildings and other objects of the Institution, shall be exempt from taxation.

V. And be it further enacted, That the President and Trustees, with the Faculty, shall have power to confer degrees or testimonials of merit on such as, by their literary acquisition, may deserve the honors of the Institution.

Ratified this, the 11th day of January, A.D. 1841.

John M. Morehead, Governor
Robert B. Gilliam, Speaker of the House of Commons
Andrew Joyner, Speaker of the Senate

Secretary of State's Office, April, 1841

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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