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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the New Institute in Iredell County.

1854-1855 Private Laws: Chapter 69

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1854-55 - Pages 14-15.

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. Turner, Wilfred Turner, J. L. Nesbit, J. W. Halmon, W. W. Allen, J. M. Love, W. D. Smith, L. G. Ramsay and J. Tomlin, be, and are hereby ordained and constituted a body corporate, forever to be known by the name of "The Trustees of the New Institute," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and they and their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and shall take, demand and receive any property, real or personal, any moneys or other things which shall be given for the use of said institute, and the same to apply accordingly; and by gift, purchase or devise, to take, have and possess, receive, enjoy and retain to them and their successors forever, any lands, rents or tenements of whatever nature or kind soever, to be applied for the benefit of said institute.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said trustees or a majority of them, shall have power to appoint such teachers as to them shall appear necessary; also a treasurer and secretary, upon such conditions and with such restrictions as they may deem proper; and the said trustees or a majority of them, shall have power to make all such laws and regulations for the government of said institute, and for the preservation of order and good morals therein, as they may deem necessary.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That upon the death, removal, inability or refusal to act, or resignation of any of the trustees, it shall be lawful for the remaining trustees or a majority of them, to elect other trustee or trustees in the room of such as die, resign, remove or refuse to act; and the trustee or trustees so elected, shall have equal power and authority with the trustees hereby appointed.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That said trustees or a majority of them, shall have power to make such regulations and by-laws as are usual in such seminaries.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That no person or persons shall sell or barter any spirituous liquors, except to be used for mechanical, medical or chemical purposes, within two miles of the said New Institute; and any person who shall violate this prohibition, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be indictable therefor, and on conviction, shall be imprisoned or fined, not less than ten dollars.

Ratified the 14th day of February, 1855.

Thomas Bragg, Jr., Governor
Samuel P. Hill, Speaker of the House of Commons
Warren H. Winslow Speaker of the Senate

North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State, April, 1855.

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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