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An Act to Incorporate the Jones County Male and Female Seminary in the County of Jones.

1858-1859 Private Laws: Chapter 192

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1858-59 - Pages 247-248.

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 G. W. Simmons, F. Foy, J. K. Bender, R. Barrus, R. Oldfield, C. D. Foy, J. D. Haskett and J. A. Barrus, and their successors and associates, be and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, to be known and designated by the name and style of "The Trustees of the Jones County Male and Female Seminary," and by that name shall have succession and a common seal, and shall sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any court of law or equity in this State, and shall be capable in law of holding lands, tenements and chattels sufficient for all purposes of said seminary.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the corporation shall have power and authority to make all by-laws, rules and regulations that shall be necessary for the good government of said seminary and the management of the property and finances of the same; also, to fill vacancies among the trustees from time to time occasioned by death, resignation or otherwise, and also appoint such officers as they may think proper.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That said trustees shall have power to appoint all teachers in said seminary, to fix the rates of tuition, and to do and perform all such acts as are incidental to and usually exercised by bodies politic and corporate, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the State, for the accomplishment of the objects contemplated.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That a majority of said trustees shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business connected with said seminary.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

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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