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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Center Point Institute, in Iredell County, and for Other Purposes.

1879 Private Laws: Chapter 12

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1879 - Pages 561-562.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That James F. Dodson, James J. Clendenen, Allen Gunn and Thomas B. Atkinson, their associates and successors, are hereby created a body politic and corporate under the name and style of "The Trustees of Center Point Institute," and in that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, acquire, hold and convey in their corporate capacity property personal and real such as may be necessary and suitable for maintaining a school of high grade, shall have perpetual succession, may have and use a common seal, have power to elect their officers, consisting of a chairman, secretary and treasurer, and to establish such rules and regulations as may be necessary for the cause of education and maintaining said school not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this state.

Sec. 2. That in case of refusal to act, or death or removal or for any other cause, there becomes a vacancy the remaining trustees shall have power to fill the vacancy: Provided, their number shall not be less than three nor more than nine.

Sec. 3. That the trustees shall have power to make all necessary by-laws for the government of said institute.

Sec. 4. That it shall not be lawful for any person to sell, give away or dispose ot in any way any spirituous liquors within two miles of Center Point Institute aforesaid. All medical compounds, whether known by bitters or any other name, the principal ingredient of which is intoxicating liquor, shall be construed to come under the provisions of this Act: Provided, the provisions of this section shall not be construed to apply to prescriptions of practicing physicians to be given bona fide as a physician only.

Sec. 5. Any person offending against the provisions of section four of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined not more than fifty dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days.

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

Read three times in the general assembly and ratified the 14th Day of February, A.D. 1879.

Thomas J. Jarvis, Governor
John M. Moring, Speaker of the House of Representatives
James L. Robinson, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 19th, 1879.

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

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.

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