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An Act to Incorporate the Richland Institute, in the County of Haywood.

1860-1861 Private Laws: Chapter 59

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1860-61 - Pages 9-10.

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 Jacob Smith, Samuel Swayngim, P. W. Edwards, Dillard E. Jones, James B. Fitszgerald, John W. Killian, Robert H. Pendland, Thomas Furguson, W. G. B. Garrett, W. A. Wilson, and A. C. Morrow, be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known and designated by the name of the "Trustees of Richland Institute, of Haywood County," and by that name shall have succession and a common seal, and shall be invested with power and authority to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of law or equity in this State, and to hold such lands and tenements, goods and chattels and moneys, sufficient for all the purposes of said institute.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That said corporation shall have power to make all laws, rules and regulations that shall be necessary for the good government of said institute and the management of the property and finances of the same, not inconsistent with the constitution of this State, or of the United States; and also to fill vacancies among the trustees from time time, occasioned by death, resignation, or other causes, and to appoint such officers as they shall think proper.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That said trustees shall have power to appoint all teachers in said institute, to affix the rates of tuition, and to do and perform all such acts as are incident to and usually exercised by bodies politic, for the accomplishment of the object contemplated.

Section 4. Be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to set up or continue any gaming or billiard tables, or any other game of chance or hazard, by whatever name called, or to sell any intoxicating liquors, to be used as a beverage, within one mile of said institute, without permission of the faculty or trustees; and any person or persons who shall offend against the provisions of this Act, shall forfeit and pay the sum of fifty dollars, to be recovered in any court of record having cognizance of the same, one-half to the informer, and the other half to the use of said institute.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That not less than five of the trustees shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business connected with said institute.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 25th 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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