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An Act to Incorporate the Fayetteville Military Academy.

1864 Private Laws, 4th Session: Chapter 1

Public and Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1864, 4th Session - Pages 3-4.

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 Alfred A. McKethan, Wm. McL. McKay, Isaac B. Hawley, John M. Rose, John MacRae, Jno. H. Cook, M. G. Mathews, Alex. Johnson, Jr., Dr. Wm. C. McDuffie and R. M. Overall and such other persons as may be associated with them, be incorporated into a company, under the name and style of "The Fayetteville Military Academy," for the purpose of establishing a military and scientific institution of high grade in or near the town of Fayetteville.

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

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the academic body of said institution be empowered to confer degrees upon students completing the prescribed course 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 said military institution; Provided, that 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 officers of said military institute as may be recommended by the superintendent; Provided, the rank so conferred be no higher than that of captain.

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

Ratified the 28th day of May, 1864.

Zebulon B. Vance, Governor
Richard S. Donnell, Speaker of the House of Commons
Giles Mebane, Speaker of the Senate

State of North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State,
June 25, 1864.

I, John P. H. Russ, Secretary of State, in and for the
State of North Carolina, do hereby certify that the foregoing
are true copies of the original Acts and Resolutions on
file in this office. Given under my hand, this 25th day of
June, 1864.

John P. H. Russ,
Secretary of State



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