North Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Wesleyan Female College at Murfreesborough, in the County of Hertford.

1852 - Private Acts - Chapter CLXXX

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1852 - Pages 664-665.

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 Lewis Thompson, H. H. Hardy, Augustus Holley, Samuel B. Spruill, John W. Southall, William N. H. Smith, R. H. Washington, James W. Hill, John W. Harrell, John V. Laurence, Ed. Jacobs, Starkey Sharp, Jas. W. Hinton and Richard G. Cowper, and their successors in office be, and the same are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name and style of the trustees of "The Wesleyan Female College," and by that name shall have succession and a common seal, and shall be able and capable in law of holding lands and tenements and chattels, sufficient for the purposes of the college, and of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said corporation shall have power to make all rules, regulations and by-laws, that shall be necessary and proper for the good government of said college, and the management of the property, and finances of the same, and also to fill all vacancies amongst the trustees, from time to time, occasioned by death, resignation or other causes, and also to appoint such officers as they may think proper.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That a majority of the trustees shall have power at any time hereafter to increase the number of trustees of the college, should its success require it.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That five of the trustees shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business connected with the college.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
this 10th day of December, 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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