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An Act to Incorporate the Mecklenburg Female College, in the City of Charlotte.

1866-1867 Private Laws: Chapter XXII

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1866-67 - Page 275.

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 Rev. A. M. Shipp, D. D., W. A. Gamewell, J. W. North, C. Murchison, S. Lander, N. Aldrich, W. C. Power, A. G. Stacy, Prof. G. F. Round, Hon. Z. B. Vance, J. H. Wilson, Esq., Dr. C. J. Fox, W. J. Yates, C. Dowd, T. H. Brem, John Wilkes, M. L. Wriston, W. M. Mills, C. M. Ray, W. T. Shipp, J. T. Bryce and T. D. Gillespie, be and they are hereby created and constituted a body corporate, to be known by the name and style of "The Board of Trustees of the Mecklenburg Female College;" and by that name shall have succession and a common seal, and shall be able and capable in law of purchasing, holding and selling real and personal property to the value of five hundred thousand dollars, ($500,000) for the use and benefit of said College; and of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded in their corporate name.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said Trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to fill all vacancies occurring in said Board, and, together with the faculty, to confer such degrees, diplomas and marks of literary distinction as are usually conferred in Colleges and Seminaries of learning; and the said Board of Trustees shall enjoy all other powers, privileges and immunities belonging to bodies corporate of the like nature, and the said corporation may exist for the period of ninety-nine (99) years.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 27th 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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