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An Act to Incorporate the Wilberforce School.

1874-75 Private Laws: Chapter CXXXIX

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1874-75 - Pages 675-676.

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That the Right Reverend Thomas Atkinson, D. D., the Right Reverend Theodore B. Lyman, D. D., the Reverend Benjamin S. Branson, Reverend Neilson Fall, and Messrs. William R. Myers, Thomas G. Walton, Joseph J. Erwin, Kemp P. Battle and Samuel McD. Tate, and their successors, are created a body corporate under the name and style of "The Trustees of the Wilberforce School," to have perpetual succession and a common seal, with power to hold real and personal estate for the purpose of the corporation, and with all other powers conferred by the twenty-sixth chapter of Battle's Revisal on like corporations, in addition to those conferred by this Act.

Sec. 2. The said trustees shall have power to adopt such rules, regulations and by laws as they deem proper respecting the time and place of their annual and other meetings; the number necessary to constitute a quorum; the appointment of an executive committee, and their powers; the appointment and salaries of teachers, and their terms of service, and all other things necessary to and for an institution of learning, not inconsistent with the law of the land.

Sec. 3. The trustees or a quorum thereof, may confer such degrees as are conferred in other colleges and seminaries, and grant such other marks of merit and distinction as are common to institutions of like kind, as well as such or said trustees may think advisable for the encouragement of learning. They may likewise sell scholarship on such terms as they may deem proper.

Sec. 4. The trustees (or a quorum of them) shall have power to elect a location for said school, and to select their successors, and fill vacancies in their number. They may likewise increase the number of trustees from time to time as may be deemed best for the interests of the institution.

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect from its ratification.

Ratified the 22d day of March, A.D. 1875.

Curtis H. Brogden, Governor
James L. Robinson, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Robert F. Armfield, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 15th, 1875.

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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