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An Act to Incorporate Chicora Collegiate Institute, in the County of Robeson.

1864-1865 Private Laws: Chapter 2

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1864-65 - Pages 3-5.

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 Robert S. French, Neill A. McLean, P. H. Scovell, Evander McNair, Haynes Lennon, Jesse G. Shepherd, William A. Dick, J. J. D. Lucas, John W. Powell, Thomas A. Norment, Dugald C. Mclntyre, Oscar G. Parsly, Berry Goodwin, John S. Richardson, Richard B. Gregory, John T. Pope, John R. Carter, Alva Smith, Augustus W. Fuller, Joseph Thompson, Henry Nutt, Jas. Blount, William C. McNeill, David Townsend, Thaddeus N. Bond, Daniel L. Russell, John A. Maultsby, D. Reid Parker, James T. Petteway, C. W. Wooley, B. W. Berry, Calvin Black, John A. Rowland, Giles Leitch, W. J. Parker, Thomas J. Morrisey, Joseph A. Parker, Duncan Smith, Benjamin Oliver, Giles Williams, and their successors, be, and they are hereby made, constituted and declared a body politic and corporate, in law and in fact, for the purpose of establishing in the town of Lumberton, in the county of Robeson, a literary institution, to continue fcr thirty years, by the name and style of "Chicora Collegiate Institute," and by that name shall be capable to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any court of law or equity, in this State, to possess, take hold, and enjoy goods, chattels, lands, tenements or hereditaments, estates of every kind, whether the same be real, personal or mixed; Provided, the capital stock shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars; may have and use a common seal with power to alter the same.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors shall be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to make, ordain and establish such by-laws or ordinances and regulations for the government of said institute, as they may deem necessary, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State, or the Confederate States, and also to bargain, sell, alien and convey any property or estate, real, personal or mixed, owned by the corporation, and to vest in the purchaser an indefeasible title.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the number of trustees shall not exceed forty, and they shall have power to fill all vacancies that may occur by death or otherwise; any five of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business: Provided, notice of all meetings shall be given in some public journal circulated in the county for at least five days.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the president and faculty of "Chicora Collegiate Institute," with a quorum of the trustees, shall have power and authority to confer literary titles and honors.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 15th day of December, 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,
October 20th, 1865.

I, Robert W. Best, 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 20th day of
October, 1865.

Robert W. Best,
Secretary of State

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