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An Act to Amend "An Act to Incorporate and Establish the Hillsboro' Academy, at Hillsboro," Passed at the Session of 1861.

1866-1867 Private Laws: Chapter LXXIV

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1866-67 - Pages 327-328.
Click Here to view the original Act of February 20, 1861, as amended below.

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 an Act to incorporate and establish Hillsboro' Military Academy, passed at the session of 1861, be so amended as to change the corporate name of the Company to the "North Carolina Military and Polytechnic Academy."

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the Superintendent of said Academy shall be commissioned by the Governor as a Brigadier General of the North Carolina Militia, and the Professors not higher than Lieutenant Colonels, all to take rank in said Militia from the date of their commissions.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted. That it shall be lawful for the Governor to appoint, every year, a Board of Visitors, to consist of not more than seven person, whose duty it shall be to attend the annual examination of said Academy, and who shall have the power to elect, at the first examination, or sooner, if requested to do so, by the Superintendent, from such number of names recommended to the Superintendent as may be submitted to them, eight young men, one from each Judicial District, as now constituted, and said young men, so selected, shall be educated at said Academy, free of charge for tuition: Provided, however, That such beneficiaries shall pledge their honor to the Superintendent, on entering the Academy, to teach two years within the State of North Carolina after graduation.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the Board of Visitors shall make a report to the Governor, after each examination, to be transmitted to the General Assembly at its ensuing session.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That General R. E. Colston and his associates, and their successors, being so constituted a body politic, under the name and style hereinbefore given, shall continue their corporate existence for ninety-nine years.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall not be so construed as to repeal any part of said Act, passed at the session of 1861, except so much as comes in conflict with the provisions of this Act.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 26th day of February, A.D., 1867.

Jonathan Worth, Governor
Rufus Y. McAden, Speaker of the House of Commons
Joseph H., Wilson, Speaker of the Senate

State of North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 4th, 1867.

I, Robert W. Best, Secretary of State, do hereby certify
that the foregoing are true copies of the original Acts and
Resolutions on file in this office, as passed by the General
Assembly at its session in 1866-'67.

Robert W. Best,
Secretary of State

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