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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Lowell Colored School Society, in the County of Washington.

1866-1867 Private Laws: Chapter IX

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1866-67 - Pages 254-255.

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 John C. Guyther, Theophilus Ashe, Alexander Fagan, Prosper Armistead, Frank James, Frank Fessenden, Willie Johnson, Aaron Gaylord, John Bell, George W. Jones, George Parmerlee, and Virgil Nicholls, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, by the name, style and title of the "Trustees of the Lowell Colored School Society," to have continuance thirty years, and, by the name and title aforesaid, to have succession and a common seal, and be able and capable in law to take, receive and hold all manner of lands, tenements and other hereditaments which shall, at any time or times, be granted, sold, released, devised, or otherwise conveyed to them and their successors, by any person or persons, or bodies corporate or politic; and, further, that the said Trustees and their successors, under the corporate name aforesaid, shall be able and capable, in law, to take, receive and possess all monies, goods and chattels that shall be given, sold or released or bequeathed, by any person or persons, for the use of said Society, and the same to apply according to the will of the donor.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said Trustees and their successors, by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law, to bargain, sell, grant, convey and confirm to the purchaser or purchasers, such lands, tenements and hereditaments aforesaid, when the condition of the grant to them, or the will of the devisee, does not forbid it.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the said Trustees, and their successors by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law, to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, in all Courts of Record whatever, in all manner of suits, complaints, pleas, matters and demands.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the said Trustees and their successors shall be, and are hereby, authorized and empowered, to make, ordain and establish such by-laws, ordinances and regulations, for the government of said Society, as are usual, and to them seem necessary: Provided, The same be not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this State, or of the United States.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the Trustees named in this Act, or a majority of them, shall have power to fill all vacancies occurring by death, resignation or otherwise.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That the real estate held by the Trustees aforesaid, in the State of North Carolina, shall, at no time, exceed in quantity five hundred acres.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect and 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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