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An Act to Incorporate the Caldwell Institute, in the Town of Hillsborough.

1846-1847 - Private Acts - Chapter CXVIII

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1846-1847 - Pages 264-266.
Click Here to view the 1837 Act establishing the first Caldwell Institute in Greensborough as amended below.

Sec. 1. 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 Elisha Mitchell, David L. Swain, John W. Norwood, Osmond F. Long, Alexander Wilson, Thomas Lynch, Giles Mebane, Anderson G. Hughes, N. H. Hardin, George Williamson, James Mebane, Richard J. Smith, John L. Sesneeir, Jesse Rankin, Archibald D. Montgomery, John Bullock, Drury Lacy, and Jacob Doll, and their successors duly elected and appointed as hereinafter directed, be, and they are hereby declared, made and constituted a corporation and body politic and corporate, in law and in fact, to have continuance for ninety years, by the name, title and style of "Trustees of the Caldwell Institute;" and by the name, style and title aforesaid, shall, for ninety years hereafter, be persons able and capable, in law, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in all courts either of law or equity; shall have a common seal; and shall take, demand, receive and possess, all monies, goods and chattels, and choses in action, which may be given to them for the use of the said "Caldwell Institute;" and the same apply according to the will of the donors, when expressed, and without such declaration, according to their own judgment; and by purchase, gift, grant or devise, to take, hold and possess to them and their successors forever, any lands, rents, tenements and hereditaments of what kind, nature and quality soever, in special trust and confidence, the same, with the profits thereof, to apply to the use and purpose of endowing and supporting the said "Caldwell Institute;" and may purchase and hold, for the purpose aforesaid, all such chattels and personal properly us to them shall seem requisite.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation shall not at any time consist of more than eighteen persons; and in case of vacancies, occasioned by death, resignation or otherwise, the "Presbytery of Orange" shall appoint persons to fill said vacancies; and the said Presbytery of Orange may annually change one-third thereof, in such manner as to the said Presbytery shall seem proper.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees shall have power from time to time to appoint their own president, secretary and treasurer, and such professors, tutors and other officers, in and over the said Institute, as to tliem shall appear proper; and may remove the same for misbehavior, inability or neglect of duty; and they shall have power to make any necessary by-laws and regulations (not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the State) for the government of the same.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees shall locate the said institute in the town of Hillsboro' or its vicinity, and shall procure, erect or cause to be erected all such buildings and improvements for the accommodation of the same, as they shall deam advisable and proper; and five trustees shall be a quorum to do business.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That nothing in this Act contained shall operate, or be so construed, as to repeal an Act entitled "An Act to Incorporate the Caldwell Institute, in the town of Greensborough, North Carolina," ratified 21st day of January, 1837.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That the said Act, incorporating the Caldwell Institute, in Greensborough, be so amended, as that the name and style thereof, hereafter, shall be the'' Greensborough High School;" and that William D. Paisley, John M. Morehead, James Stoan, Ralph Gorrell, Jeanthan H. Lindsey, John M. Dick, and John A. Gilmer, be, and they are hereby substituted to, and invested with, all the powers, privileges and immunities granted to the trustees and persons mentioned in the said act of the 21st day of January, 1837, incorporating the Caldwell Institute, in Greensborough; provided, this Act is not [to] be so construed as to give the "Presbytery of Orange" any control or authority of said High School.

Ratified 12th of January, 1847.

William Alexander Graham, Governor
Edward Stanly, Speaker of the House of Commons
Andrew Joyner, Speaker of the Senate

Secretary of State's Office, April 1847

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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