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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Graham Institute, a Seminary of Learning, to be Established in or Near the Town of Graham, in the County of Alamance.

1850-1851 - Private Acts - Chapter CCVII

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1850-1851 - Pages 543-545.

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 E. F. Watson, John Trollenger, Chesley F. Faucette, Pleasant A. Holt, Alfred Apple, Joseph B. Hinton, T. Bolling, Henry B. Hayes, Thos. J. Kilby, William B. Wellons, H. L. Eppes and Edward H. Herbert, 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 Graham Institute," and by that name and style shall have perpetual succession and a common seal; and that they, 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 moneys, goods and chattels, and choses in action, that shall be given them for the use of said institute, and the same apply according to the will of the donors; and by gift, purchase and devise, 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 purpose of endowing the said institute.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said trustees and 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, when the condition of the grant to them or the will of the testator or devisor does not forbid it; and further, that they, the said trustees and their successors forever, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law, by the name aforesaid, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in all courts whatever, either in law or equity, of record or otherwise, and, in general, they shall and may do all such other acts and things as are usually done by bodies corporate, for the purpose of effecting the objects of this Act.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That on the death, resignation, refusal to act, or removal to any other State of any of the said trustees, for the time being, the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized and required to elect and appoint other trustees in the place of every such one as shall die, resign, refuse to act or so remove; which trustee or trustees so appointed shall be vested with the same power, trust and authority as those, in whose stead they shall be so appointed, would have had in case they had lived and continued to act.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the said trustees or their successors, or a majority of them, may, from time to time appoint their own president, secretary and treasurer, and such professors and tutors over said institute, as to them may appear necessary and proper, whom they may remove for misbehavior, inability, or neglect of duty. And they may make all such by-laws and regulations for their own government and that of said institute, and for the preservation of order and good morals therein, as are usually made in such seminaries, and as to them may appear necessary and expedient: Provided, the same are not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, or their successors in office, may, from time to time, locate the said institute either within the limits of the said town of Graham, or at such other place within three miles thereof, as may to them seem meet and expedient.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after the ratification thereof.

Ratified 27th January, 1851.

David S. Reid, Governor
James C. Dobbin, Speaker of the House of Commons
Weldon N. Edwards, Speaker of the Senate

Office of the Secretary of State, April, 1851.

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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