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An Act to Amend the Charter of Normal College.

1858-1859 Private Laws: Chapter 85

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1858-59 - Pages 81-82.
Click Here to view the original Act of 1852, as amended below.

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 the corporation established by an Act passed in 1852, and known by the style and title of the "Trustees of Normal College," be and the same is hereby changed to Trinity College; and said corporation shall henceforth, by the name and style of "Trinity College," hold and use all the authority, privileges, possessions and liabilities it had under the former title and name.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the estate, real and personal, received and controlled by the trustees of Trinity College, shall be for the uses and purposes of a literary institution for the North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That all vacancies in the board of trustees shall be filled by said North Carolina Conference: Provided, however, That no person shall be elected a trustee till he has first been recommended by a majority of the trustees present at a regular meeting; and the trustees shall have power to remove any member of their body, who may remove beyond the boundary of the State, or who may refuse or neglect to discharge the duties of a trustee.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the faculty and trustees shall have the power of conferring such degrees and marks of honor as are conferred by colleges and universities generally; and that five trustees shall be a quorum to transact business.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That no person shall keep, maintain or have at Trinity College, or within two miles thereof, any tippling-house establishment, or place for the sale of wine, cordials, spirituous or malt liquors; nor shall any person in the State, without a written permission from the faculty, sell, offer to sell, give or deliver to any student of Trinity College, or to any other person, any wine, cordials, spirituous or malt liquors for the purpose of being used, or with a knowledge that the same will be used at said college, or within two miles thereof, by any student.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That no person shall set up, keep or maintain at Trinity College, [or] within two miles thereof, any public billiard table, or other table of any kind at which games of chance or skill, by whatever name called, may be played; and that no person, without written permission from the faculty, shall within the same limits exhibit any theatrical, sleight of hand, natural or artificial curiosities, or any concert, serenade, or performance in music, singing or dancing.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That sections second, fourth and fifth of the charter passed in 1852, are hereby repealed, and that all Acts and laws coming within the meaning and purview of this present Act are hereby repealed.

Ratified the 17th 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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