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An Act to Incorporate the Hillsborough Military Academy.

1860-1861 Private Laws: Chapter 54

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1860-61 - Page 5.

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 Charles C. Tew, and those who may be associated with him, be incorporated into a company, under the name and style of the "Hillsboro' Military Academy," for the purpose of establishing a military and scientific educational institution of a high grade near the town of Hillsboro', Orange County.

Sec. 2, Be it further enacted, That the said company be empowered to hold property in real estate, not exceeding the value of sixty thousand ($60,000) dollars, and that so much of such real estate as shall be occupied for purposes directly connected with the educational institution aforesaid, be exempt from taxation.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the academic body of the said institution be empowered to confer degrees upon students completing the prescribed course of study as is now done by the faculties of other institutions of learning.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the governor to grant a commission to the superintendents of the said military institution: Provided, the rank thus conferred be no higher than that of colonel; that it shall be lawful for the governor to grant commissions to such other officer of the said military institution as may be recommended by the superintendent: Provided, The rank so conferred be no higher than that of captain.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That officers commissioned as herein provided for, shall take rank according to date of commission, with officers in the line of the North Carolina State militia.

Ratified the 20th day of February, 1861.

John W. Ellis, Governor
William T. Dortch, Speaker of the House of Commons
Henry Toole Clark, Speaker of the Senate

State of North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State, June, 1861.

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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