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An Act to Incorporate the Warrenton Female College.

1856-1857 Private Laws: Chapter 90

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1856-57 - Pages 93-94.

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 John Buxton Williams, William K. Kearney, Joseph S. Jones, Nathan Milam, Wm. D. Jones, James O. K. Mayfield, John White, Thomas A. Montgomery, James T. Russell, John Arrington and their associates, and successors, be constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the "Warrenton Female College," for the purpose of maintaining in or near the town of Warrenton, in the county of Warren, a college or institution of learning, for the education of females, and shall be invested with all the rights and privileges, and be subject to all of the rules, regulations and restrictions contained in the twenty-sixth chapter of the Revised Code, so far as they are applicable to such corporation, and are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act.

Sec. 2. Be if further enacted, That said corporation shall be a joint stock company, with a capital not exceeding forty thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That said company shall have the power to acquire and hold real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding forty thousand dollars.

Sec. 4. Be if further enacted, That the persons above named, or either of them, shall have power to open books of subscription.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the president and faculty of said college, shall have authority to confer literary titles and honors.

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

Ratified the 2nd day of February, 1857.

Thomas Bragg, Jr., Governor
Jesse G. Shepherd, Speaker of the House of Commons
William W. Avery, Speaker of the Senate

North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State, April, 1857.

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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