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An Act Concerning Rock Spring Seminary and to Incorporate a Board of Trustees Therefor.

1873-74 Private Laws: Chapter XLIV

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1873-74 - Pages 341-342.

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That Rev. J. W. Puett, J. A. Keids, F. W. Howard, Jos. B. Shelton and Thomas Thompson, and their successors be and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known as the "Trustees of Rock Spring Seminary," in Lincoln County, and the said trustees shall have succession and a common seal, and be capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in all the courts of the State having jurisdiction.

Sec. 2. That the said trustees shall have power to elect their officers, consisting of a chairman, secretary and treasurer, and to establish such rules and regulations for the observance of order and decorum, and for the removal of any nuisance from the incorporation at any and all times, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the State.

Sec. 3. That the said incorporation shall extend for the distance of two miles in each and every direction from the seminary buildings.

Sec. 4. That it shall not be lawful for any person to sell, give away or dispose of spirituous liquors at or within two miles of said seminary, and any person violating said prohibition shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall for each offense be fined not less than twenty, nor more than fifty dollars, or imprisoned not less than three months, one or both at the discretion of the court.

Sec. 5. That in case of death, or refusal to act, or removal of any of the persons named as trustees in this Act, the remaining trustees shall have power to fill the vacancy, and all after occurring vacancies: Provided, That not less than five nor more than ten persons shall be trustees under this Act.

Sec. 6. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified this 30th day of January, A.D. 1874.

Tod R. Caldwell, Governor
James L. Robinson, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Charles H. Brogden, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, March 5th, 1874.

I, William H. Howerton, Secretary of State, hereby
certify that the foregoing are true copies of the original
acts and resolutions on file in this office.

William H. Howerton,
Secretary of State.

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