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An Act to Incorporate the North Carolina Orphan Asylum.

1866-1867 Private Laws: Chapter XLVIII

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1866-67 - Pages 303-304.

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 N. Aldrich, J. F. Wilson, J. E. N. Hutchison, M. S. Wriston, W. A. Williams, W. J. Yates, Jas. J. Blackwood, J. P. Bruin, D. Parks, J. R. Blake, J. M. Hutchison, R. F. Hoke, W. Eaton, J. T. Sumner, Jesse H. Lindsay, George Davis, J. G. Shepherd, Z. B. Vance, Thos. E. Skinner, W. J. Palmer, Jos. J. Davis, A. T. Summey, George Green, and their associates, be and they are hereby ordained and constituted a perpetual body corporate, to be known by the name of the "Directors of the North Carolina Orphan Asylum," to be located in or near Charlotte, in Mecklenburg county, North Carolina; and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and they and their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and shall take, receive and hold any property, real or personal, and any moneys or other things whatsoever, which have been or shall be given, purchased or granted, for the use and benefit of said Asylum, and the same to apply accordingly, and by gift, purchase, devise or otherwise, to take, have and possess, receive, enjoy and retain, to them and their successors forever, any lands, rents or tenements of whatsoever nature or land soever, to be applied or held for the benefit of said Asylum.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said Directors, or a majority of them, shall have power to appoint from time to time such Superintendent and other officers as to them shall appear necessary, also a Treasurer and Secretary, upon such conditions and with such restrictions as they may deem proper, and the said Directors or a majority of them shall have power to make all such laws and regulations for the management and support of said Asylum, and for the preservation of order and discipline therein, as they may deem necessary.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That upon the death, removal, inability or refusal to act, or resignation of any of the Directors above named in the first section of this Act, it shall be lawful for the remaining Directors, or a majority of them, to elect other Director or Directors in the room as such as die, remove, refuse to act or resign.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That said Directors, or a majority of them, shall have power to make such regulations and by-laws as may be necessary for their own government, and the successful management of the Asylum.

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

Ratified the 28th 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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