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An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled "An Act to Incorporate Union Institute, in Randolph County, a Normal College."

1852 Chapter LXXXVIII

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1852 - Pages 161-163.
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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 J. C. Dobbin, John A. Gilmer, W. H. Washington, A. H. Sheppard, H. B. Elliott, J. M. Leach, Joseph Johnson, S. G. Coffin, A. S. Andrews, Joseph B. Cherry, N. W. Woodfin, B. Craven, James Leach, Calvin Graves, Ahi Robbins, John B. Troy, Robert Strange, John W. Thomas, Samuel Hargrave, J. P. H. Russ, M. W. Leach, W. L. Steele, R. M. Saunders, W. B. Lane, G. W. Caldwell, C. H. Wiley, Jabez Leach, John A. Lillington, J. T. Morehead, Thales McDonald, R. C. Puryear, S. P. Hill, Alexander Gray, James M. Garrett and Edward Ogburn and their successors, 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 Normal College," and by that name and style, shall have a perpetual succession and a common seal, and be able and capable in law of holding lands tenements and chattels for the uses and purposes of said College; and of suing and being sued, and of pleading and being impleaded.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the Governor of the State shall be ex-officio president of the board of trustees, and that the common school superintendent, should such an officer exist, shall be ex-officio secretary of the board, and that all vacancies in the board shall be filled by a majority of the trustees of said college.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the trustees shall have power to fix the time of holding their annual and other meetings, of appointing a president and professors for said college, of appointing an executive committee, to consist of seven members, which committee shall control the internal regulations of said college, and fix all salaries and emoluments, and of doing all other things necessary for an institution of learning not inconsistent with the laws of this State and of the United States.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the faculty and seven or more trustees shall have power to grant certificates, which shall exempt the bearer from examination by county committees throughout the State; and where certificates are now or may hereafter be required before paying out the public funds a certificate from Normal College shall answer in lieu thereof; they shall also have power to grant such degrees and marks of honor as are given by Colleges and Universities generally.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the secretary of the board of trustees shall, within ten days after the meeting of each [the] legislature, make a full report of the condition and operations of said Normal College, and the general character of Normal instruction; also, the condition and progress of Normal schools generally, together with all other information deemed important in the education of teachers, giving also the names and residences of all who have been authorized to teach.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That the president and directors of the literary fund are hereby directed to loan to the trustees of Normal College, the sum of ten thousand dollars out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated, at six per cent, interest, to be paid semi-annually, upon said trustees giving bond and good security for the same.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That all Acts and laws coming within the meaning and purview of this Act be, and the same are hereby repealed.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
this 21st day of November, A.D. 1852.

David S. Reid, Governor
John Baxter, Speaker of the House of Commons
Weldon N. Edwards, Speaker of the Senate

Office of the Secretary of State, March 14th, 1853.

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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