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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Kenansville Female Seminary.

1858-1859 Private Laws: Chapter 191

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1858-59 - Pages 246-247.

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 Osborne Carr, James Dickson, Dickson Mallard, James E. Hall, Robert B. Carr, James B. Carr and James M. Sprunt, now constituting the session of the Grove Presbyterian Church, together with Owen R.. Kenan, Isaac B. Kelly, Chauncy W. Graham and William E. Hill, be and they are hereby ordained and constituted a body corporate forever, to be known by the name of the "Trustees of the Kenansville Female Seminary," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and they and their successors, or a majority of them by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and shall take, receive and hold any property, real or personal, and any moneys or other things whatsoever, which have been or shall be given, purchased or granted for the use of said seminary, and the same to apply accordingly, and by gift, purchase, devise or otherwise, to take, have and possess, receive, enjoy and retain to them and their successors forever, any lands, rents or tenements of whatsoever nature or kind soever, to be applied or held for the benefit of said seminary.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to appoint from time to time such teachers as to them shall appear necessary, also a treasurer and secretary upon such conditions and with such restrictions as they may deem proper; and the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to make all such laws and regulations for the government of said seminary and for the preservation of order and discipline therein as they may deem necessary.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the seven trustees first herein named, to wit: Osborne Carr, James Dickson, Dickson Mallard, James E. Hall, Robert B. Carr, James B. Carr and James M. Sprunt shall be trustees of the Kenansville Female Seminary so long as they shall continue to be members of the session of the Grove Presbyterian Church, and no longer; and that every member of said session, now and hereafter forever, shall be ex-officio a trustee of said seminary, having equal power and authority with the trustees hereby appointed.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That upon the death, removal, inability or refusal to act, or resignation of any of the four trustees last named in the first section of this Act, to wit: Owen R. Kenan, Isaac B. Kelly, Chauncy W. Graham and William E. Hill, it shall be lawful for the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, to elect other trustee or trustees in the room of such as die, remove, refuse to act, or resign, and the trustee or trustees so elected shall have equal power and authority with the trustees hereby appointed.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to make such regulations and by-laws as are usual in such seminaries.

Sec. 6. 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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