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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of North Carolina College.

1858-1859 Private Laws: Chapter 83

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1858-59 - Pages 79-80.

Section 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 Christopher Melchor, Mathias Barrier, Samuel Rothrock, Jacob Crin, Levi C. Groseclose, Daniel Drencher, Daniel Barrier, Paul A. Siffert, Joseph A. Linn, Godhart D. Bernheim, Caleb A. Heilig, John Shimpock and Daniel H. Bittle, and their successors duly elected, be and they are hereby made, constituted and declared a body corporate in the name of the "Trustees of North Carolina College," for the instruction of youths in the various branches of science, literature and art, with perpetual succession, with all the immunities and privileges and subject to all the restrictions prescribed in chapter 26 of the Revised Code, entitled "Corporations."

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the president and professors of said college, by and with the consent of the trustees, shall have the power of conferring all such degrees or marks of literary distinction as a are usually conferred in colleges or universities.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to set up or continue any gaming or billiard table, or any device whatever, for playing at any game of chance or hazard, or to exhibit any sleight of hand, theatrical or equestrian performance, dramatic recitations, rope or wire dancing, or other itinerant natural or artificial curiosities or to receive or use any license to retail spirituous liquors, or otherwise sell, give or convey to the students of said college any intoxicating liquors, within three miles of said college, without the special permission in writing of the faculty of said college, and any person or persons who shall offend against the provisions of this Act, or any of them, shall forfeit and pay the sum of two hundred dollars, to be recovered in any court of record having cognizance of the same, one-half to the use of the informer and the other half to the use of said college.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the trustees of said college shall at no time exceed eighteen in number; and when vacancies occur in the board of trustees, they shall be filled by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina, and such other synods of the Lutheran church as may hereafter become associated with it in patronizing said college, and in case such synod or synods fail to fill such vacancies, then the trustees shall have power to fill vacancies in their body.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That said college shall be situated at Mount Pleasant, in the county of Cabarrus.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That said corporation may take, hold, bargain and sell such real estate, moneys, stocks and other personal chattels as may be necessary for the transaction of its business, and the carrying out the purposes of its creation, not exceeding in value four hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 21st day of January, 1859.

John W. Ellis, Governor
Thomas Settle, Jr., Speaker of the House of Commons
Henry Toole Clark, Speaker of the Senate

State of North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State, April, 1859.

I, Rufus H. Page, 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.

Rufus H. Page, Secretary of State

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