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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Franklin Academy, in Rowan County.

1869-70 Private Laws: Chapter XVII

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1869-70 - Pages 34-35.

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That John C. Miller, Daniel Hoffman and H.G. Miller, E. A. Probst, their associates and successors, are hereby created a body politic and corporate, under the style of "The Trustees of Franklin Academy," and in that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, acquire and hold in their corporate capacity, property, real and personal, such as may be necessary and suitable for maintaining a school of high grade, at the place where said academy is now located, on the new road leading from Salisbury to Mocksville, with power to make all needful rules, by-laws and regulations for their own government and that of said academy, and under said name and style shall have continual succession for the period of ninety-nine years.

Sec. 2. That said board of trustees may, at their option, increase their number by choosing others to be associated with them so as to make a number not to exceed ten, and upon the occurrence of a vacancy the board may likewise fill it by the appointment of a successor to the person previously acting as trustee.

Sec. 3. That no person shall be allowed to retail any wines, cordials, spirituous or malt liquors within two (2) miles of said Franklin Academy, and any person so retailing within said limits is hereby declared to be guilty of a misdemeanor, and may be prosecuted for the same; and upon conviction thereof by any court of competent jurisdiction, shall be punished by fine not to exceed fifty dollars, and imprisoned not to exceed one month, either or both, at the discretion of the court, and each distinct and separate act of such retailing shall constitute a separate misdemeanor, and be liable to be prosecuted and punished as aforesaid.

Sec. 4. That this Act shall take effect from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 31st day of January, A.D., 1870.

William W. Holden, Governor
Joseph W. Holden, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Tod R. Caldwell, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, August 11th, 1870.

I, Henry J. Menninger, Secretary of State, hereby
certify that the foregoing are true copies of the original
private acts on file in this office.

Henry J. Menninger,
Secretary of State.

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