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An Act to Amend the Charter of Olin High School.

1866-1867 Private Laws: Chapter XLVII

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1866-67 - Pages 301-302.
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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 the Acts of the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, passed at its session of 1855 and '56, entitled an Act to incorporate the Trustees of the New Institute, in Iredell County, and an Act to amend the same, by which the style of the Trustees of the New Institute was changed to that of "Olin High School," ratified the 24th day of January, A. D., 1857, be amended as hereinafter provided.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the Trustees of Olin High School shall be invested with all the rights, privileges and immunities granted to them by virtue of both the above-recited Acts, and, in addition thereto, shall hereafter be known by the name and style of the Olin Agricultural and Mechanical College; and by the name and style of the "Olin Agricultural and Mechanical College," shall be capable of purchasing, holding and receiving by gift, donation or otherwise, real and personal property of every kind and description whatsoever, and by that name and style may sue and be sued, and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That O. G. Foard, John F. Foard and James Southgate, be, and they are hereby, constituted a Board of Commissioners of the said Olin Agricultural and Mechanical College, with full power and authority to open books of subscription to the capital stock of said corporation, at such times and places and under the direction of such persons as they may name, and keep open the same until the said capital stock shall reach the sum of one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, if they shall desire to increase said capital stock to that amount.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That said stockholders shall have power to elect or appoint, from the body of stockholders, seven Directors, whose duty it shall be to elect a President of said College, and make all such by-laws, rules and regulations as may be necessary for the well ordering and governing said College, not inconsistent with the laws of the State or of the United States.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That said corporation shall have full power and authority to adopt such measures as may be necessary to enable them to establish a Literary, Agricultural and Mechanical College of the highest grade; that they may grant diplomas and confer degrees, in any and all the departments of learning that can be taught in any Institution of learning in this or any other State, where the arts and sciences are taught.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That the said corporation may, from time to time, build work-shops of all kinds, for wood-work, carpenter shops, blacksmith shops and tan yards.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That the said corporation may purchase and conduct a model farm on which all the agricultural sciences may be taught.

Sec. 8. Be it further enacted, That the County Court of Iredell County be, and the same is hereby, prohibited from granting license to retail spirituous liquors, by a measure less than a quart, to any person whatsoever, within two miles and a half of said College; and any person who shall sell any quantity, within the said limits, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, in any of the Courts of such county, may be punished at the discretion of the Court.

Sec. 9. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force and take effect 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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