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An Act to Incorporate Yadkin College in the County of Davidson.

1860-1861 Private Laws: Chapter 74

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1860-61 - Pages 46-48.

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 Alson Gray, Henry Walser, A. W. Sineberry, David Weisner, Jordan Reminger, John A. Davis, David Michael, George W. Hege, Benjamin F. Smith, Thomas Pegram, Alexander Robbins, and their successors duly elected, be, and they are hereby made, constituted and declared, a body Corporate, in the name and style of the "Trustees of Yadkin College," for the instruction of youth in the various branches of science, literature and art, with perpetual succession, with the privileges and immunities and subject to all the restrictions prescribed in chapter 26 of the Revised Code, entitled "Corporations."

Sec. 2. Be it farther enacted, That the president and professors of said college, by and with the consent of the trustees, shall have power to confer such degrees or marks of literary distinction as are usually conferred by colleges or universities.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to set up or continue any gaming or billiard-table, or any device whatever for playing at any game of chance or hazard, or to exhibit any sleight-of-hand, theatrical or equestrian performance, dramatic recitation, rope or wire dancing, or other natural or artificial curiosities, or to receive or use any license to retail spirituous, or otherwise sell, give or convey to the students of said college any intoxicating liquors, within three miles of said college, without the special permission in writing of the faculty of said college.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That any person or persons who shall offend against the provisions of the third section of this Act shall forfeit and pay the sum of two hundred dollars, to be recovered in any court of record having cognizance of the same,—one-half to the use of the informer, and the other half to the use of the said college.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That said college shall be located on the site where Yadkin Institute is now located, in the county of Davidson and State of North Carolina.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That said corporation may take, hold, bargain and sell such real, personal or mixed estate as may be necessary for the transaction of its business and the carrying out the purposes of its creation, not to exceed in value two hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That said college shall go into operation so soon as the trustees shall meet together and elect a president of the board of trustees—a majority of them being present—and accept this charter, unless the same shall be rejected by the Methodist Protestant Conference at its first session after its adoption by the board of trustees.

Sec. 8. Be it further enacted, That all property belonging to said college, real or personal, shall be exempt from taxation for county or State purposes during its existence.

Ratified the 22nd 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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