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An Act to Incorporate the Marion High School at Marion, in the County of McDowell.

1870-71 Private Laws: Chapter LXVIII

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1870-71 - Pages 129-130.

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That J. B. Rankin, J. H. Gilkey, R. C. Burgin, A. G. Halyburton, W. H. Malone, J. C. Newland, Finley Laws and A. M. Erwin, and James M. Neil and their successors, are incorporated a body politic for educational purposes, under the name and style of "The Trustees of Marion High School," and as such shall have all the powers of corporate trustees of like institutions; the said trustees may plead and be impleaded, may sue and be sued.

Sec. 2. Said trustees shall have control of the building now situated in the town of Marion, heretofore used for the Marion Male and Female academy, with full power to make all rules and regulations necessary to the good order, management and success of the Marion High School.

Sec. 3. They shall have power to grant certificates of merit, diplomas or other evidences of merit or proficiences in any of the departments of the sciences, art and language, either classical or English.

Sec. 4. Said trustees at their first meeting shall elect a chairman, secretary and treasurer, who shall perform the duties required from officers in such positions, and as [such] may be directed by the board of trustees, a majority of whom shall be competent to transact business.

Sec. 5. The officers required to be elected by the fourth section of this Act shall hold their offices for the period of two years and until their successors shall be elected.

Sec. 6. In case of vacancy in said board it shall be supplied by a vote of a majority of said board of trustees at any regular meeting of the same.

Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 1st day of April, A.D., 1871.

Tod R. Caldwell, Governor
Thomas J. Jarvis, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Edward J. Warren, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 1st, 1871.

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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