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An Act to Incorporate Oxford Baptist Female College, in Granville County.

1850-1851 - Private Acts - Chapter CCXI

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1850-1851 - Pages 550-552.

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 I. J. James, Rhodes N. Herndon, Thomas Settle, Sr., Calvin Graves, Samuel Wait, Wm. Hooper, Samuel S. Biddle, R. J. Devin, John R. Herndon, Nathaniel J. Palmer, John Kerr, Robert C. Lassiter, Hamilton Hester, James D. Newsom, Jas. McDaniel, John B. White, T. T. Grundy, George W. Thompson, David S. Williams, James S. Purify, Joseph H. Gooch, Wm. Jones, Wm. H. Jordan, J. B. Hopgood, Augustus Landis, James C. Cooper, Nath'l. E. Cannady, Alfred Dockery, S. H. Cannady, A. M. Lewis, 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 Oxford 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 moneys, goods and chattels and choses in action that shall be given them for the use of 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.

Sec. 2. 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 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.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That there shall not be less than twenty, nor more than forty trustees in number at any one time for the said college; 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 the neglect of duty, or other cause, the vacancy or vacancies so happening shall be filled by the appointment of others, which appointment shall be made by a majority of the aforesaid trustees.

Sec. 4. 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 by-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 this State; and provided further, if a majority of said trustees shall not convene for the purposes aforesaid, it shall and may be lawful for some of said trustees and their successors to form a quorum to do business, and may from time to time make necessary by-laws and regulations.

Sec. 5. Be a 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.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That the faculty of the Oxford 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.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacled, 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.

Sec. 8. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified 28th 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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