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An Act to Incorporate the Wilson Female Seminary.

1858-1859 Private Laws: Chapter 195

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1858-59 - Pages 250-251.

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 Joshua Barnes, John Farmer, Robert Bynum, William Barnes, Richard Blount and John Dew, their associates and successors, be and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of "The Wilson Female Seminary."

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the capital stock of said company shall be thirty thousand dollars, with privilege to increase it to fifty thousand dollars; and the shares shall be each one hundred dollars. And the said stock shall be transferred under such rules and regulations as a majority of the stock may adopt.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the said Josh. Barnes, John Farmer, Robert Bynum, William Barnes, Richard Blount and John Dew, be and they are hereby authorized to open books of subscription to the stock of said seminary at such times and places, and under such regulations as they or a majority of them may adopt, the said parties or a majority of them acting as commissioners, and when the sum of ten thousand dollars is subscribed the stockholders may organize under this Act.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the said stockholders, their associates and successors, or those owning a majority of the stock, may annually appoint a board of visitors to attend the examinations of said school, and the said board, with the president and professors of said school, on the recommendation of the said president and professors, shall have power to confer such degrees and marks of distinction as are usually conferred in female schools, seminaries and colleges.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That said school shall never be sectarian or denominational; that is, the doctrines which distinguish one denomination of Christians from another, shall not be taught, nor shall the religious faith of any pupil ever be interfered with.

Sec.6. Be it further enacted. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification, and this corporation shall be entitled to all the privileges conferred on corporations by the 26th chapter of the Revised Code, entitled "Corporations," not inconsistent with the foregoing provisions, and this charter shall continue for fifry years.

Ratified the 16th day of February, 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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