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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Milton Female Institute, in the County of Caswell.

1844-1845 - Private Acts - Chapter VI

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1844-1845 - Pages 148-150.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the anthority of the same, That Joshua J. James, Thomas Settle, Calvin Graves, William A. Graham, John Kerr, Algernon S. Yancy, John T. Garland, Willie P. Mangum, Willie Jones, Robert B. Thornton, Caleb H. Richmond, George A. Smith, William A. Whitfield, Nathaniel J. Palmer, Carter Powell, John L. Prichard, Thomas Stamps, Stephen Towns, John Cobb Jr., Daniel Verser, Joel B. Watters, John G. Mills, A. M. Poindexter, William H. Jordan, William Watkins, Elisha Betts, Thomas King, E. Y. Wimbish, Thomas B. Barnett, William Jones, George W. Jones, and Harrison Parker, be, and they are hereby declared a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name and style of the "Trustees of the Milton Female Institute;" and by that name shall have succession and so continue for the term of fifty years; may have and use a common seal; and that the said trustees and their successors, by the name aforesaid, a majority of them or such number as they may declare to be a quorum to transact business 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 Institute, and by devise, 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 the said Institute; and that the said trustees shall have such other powers and enjoy such other rights as are usually incident to corporate bodies.

Sec. 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 equity, of record or otherwise.

Sec. III. And be it further enacted, That there shall not be less than fifteen or more than forty in number of the trustees at any time for said Institute; and that one half or more of the said trustees shall be members of the Baptist denomination of Christians, seven of whom shall be a quorum to transact any business in relation to the objects of the said corporation, wliich may not effect a change in its character and purposes: and upon the death, resignation or refusal to act of any of the trustees for the time being, or the removal of any one from office, from any cause, by the concurrence of two thirds, at an annual or special meeting, the vacancy or vacancies so happening shall be filled by appointment of other trustees, to be made by the remaining members of the Board present at such meeting, which trustees so appointed shall be vested with the same power, trust and authority as the others.

Sec. IV. And be it further enacted, That the officers of said Board of trustees shall be a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary, to be appointed or elected at any meeting of the Board, to hold their offices for such length of time as the Board may designate; and the said Bourd shall also have the power of appointing a President or Principal, and such professors or assistants and tutors as to them shall appear necessary and proper for said Institute, whom they may remove for misbehavior, inability, neglect of duty or other sufficient cause; and may from time to time make such bye-laws and regulations for their own government, and that of the Institute, 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, that 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, or do any other business connected with the well being of the Institute, or in furtherance of its objects.

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

Sec. VI. And be it further enacted, That the faculty of the said Institute, 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 Institutions of the kind.

Sec. VII. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 24th day of December, 1844.

John M. Morehead, Governor
Edward Stanly, Speaker of the House of Commons
Burgess S. Gaither, Speaker of the Senate

Secretary of State's Office, April 1845

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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