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An Act to Incorporate the Wilson Collegiate Institute.

1871-72 Private Laws: Chapter LV

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1871-72 - Page 89.

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That William Woodard and Warren Woodard are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate under the name of "The Wilson Collegiate Institute," and shall have control of the building situated on the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad in the town of Wilson.

Sec. 2. That James S. Woodard, James R. Thigpen, Jno. T. Barnes, John W. Dunham, Moses Rountree, Frank W. Barnes, Warren Woodard, George W. Blount and William Woodard, and their successors, are hereby constituted trustees of the Wilson Collegiate Institute for educational purposes, with full powers to make all rules and regulations neccesary to the good order, management and success of the said institution.

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

Sec. 4. Said trustees, at their first meeting, may elect a president of their board and such other officers as they may deem advisable, who shall perform the duties required from officers in such positions, under the direction of said trustees, a majority of whom shall be competent to transact business.

Sec. 5. The officers required to be elected by the next [?] preceding section shall hold their offices for the period of two years, and until their successors are elected.

Sec. 6. In case of vacancy in said board, or in case it may be desired to add to the number of said trustees, 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 24th day of January, A.D., 1872.

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, February 29th, 1872.

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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