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An Act to Incorporate the Orphans' Home of Western North Carolina.

1876-77 Private Laws: Chapter CX

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1876-77 - Pages 751-753.

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That J. G. Martin, Thomas W. Talton, E. J. Aston, H. H. Webb, W. J. Bearden, Erwin Sleeder, Vivian R. Spears, James E. Reed, J. E. Rankin, R. B. Vance, Wm. W. McDowell, Wm. M. Cocker, Jr., D. F. Millard, G. M. Roberts, L. M. Peace, R. V. Blackstock, Thos. L. Gash, D. H. Graves, H. A. Gudger, C. F. Young, James L. Robinson, J. S. Adams and G. W. Spake, and their associates and successors, be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, under the name of "The Orphan's Home of Western North Carolina," with power to receive, purchase and hold property, both real and personal, not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, and do all other acts and things which may be necessary for the convenient and efficient management of the business of said corporation, and for carrying out the purposes and intentions of the same.

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall have its principal place of business at or near Asheville, in the county of Buncombe, and all buildings necessary to enable the said corporation to carry out the purposes of the organization shall be erected at or near said town, and not elsewhere.

Sec. 3. That said corporation shall have power to choose from the corporators named in this Act, or from such as may be associated with them hereafter, a board of directors to consist of nine, who, when chosen and duly organized by the election of a president and secretary, shall have power to make all necessary by-laws and regulations for the convenient and efficient management and control of the affairs of said corporation, and to appoint from the said board, or from the corporators generally, three trustees, who shall perform such duties as may be assigned them by said board of directors. The said trustees shall be subject to removal at the pleasure of the board of directors.

Sec. 4. That said corporation shall have power to adopt such measures as will enable it to afford protection, and extend the benefits of education and correct training to all such orphans unprotected, and friendless children as may be entrusted to the care of said corporation by any lawful authority.

Sec. 5. That said corporation shall have power to receive, for the purpose of protection, education and right training, all orphans, unprotected and friendless children, under such rules and regulations as said corporation may prescribe, and may discharge any of said children from said orphans' home when such discharge, in the judgment of the board of directors of said corporation, shall become necessary for the best interests of the child to be discharged, or of the institution.

Sec. 6. Said corporation shall have power to secure control of such orphans, unprotected and friendless children, in such manner as may be provided by the by-laws of the corporation, and it shall not be lawful for any person or persons, nor for any corporation, to interfere with the said Orphans' Home of Western North Carolina in its management and control of said children, after they shall be lawfully entered and received by said corporation.

Sec. 7. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 12th day of March, A.D. 1877.

Zebulon B. Vance, Governor
Charles Price, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Thomas J. Jarvis, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 25th, 1877.

I, Joseph A. Engelhard, Secretary of State, hereby
certify that the foregoing are true copies of the original
acts and resolutions on file in this office.

Joseph A. Engelhard,
Secretary of State.

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