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An Act to Incorporate Oak Ridge Institute.

1881 Private Laws: Chapter 3

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1881 - Pages 652-653.

The general assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That J. N. Nelson, W. O. Donnell, Jesse Benbow, J. B. Clark, T. J. Benbow, J. F. Holt, Charles Wilson, Rufus Benbow, Charles Case, Jason Thompson, John King, Allen Lowry and R. A. Blaylock, their associates and successors in office, be and the same are hereby created and constituted a body politic and corporate under the name and style of "Oak Ridge Institute," an institution of learning situated in the county of Guilford, state of North Carolina, and as such body politic and corporate and by said name shall be capable and liable to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, to use a common seal, and to make such by-laws, rules and regulations for its government, as the trustees may deem necessary, including such police regulations respecting the sale of spirits and malt liquors upon the premises or within three miles thereof, as by the trustees of said institute may be deemed necessary for the preservation of good order.

Sec. 2. The said trustees are and shall be authorized to appoint such officers as they may deem necessary and proper for the organization of their own body, and also all the officers, professors, tutors and instructors in and for said institution.

Sec. 3. That the said trustees and their successors shall have and hold all the estate, property and funds now belonging to said institute, and all property, funds, money, donations, legacies and devises which may hereafter be granted, conveyed, bequeathed and devised or given to said institute, in trust for the use and benefit of said institute.

Sec. 4. The trustees aforesaid and their successors and associates shall have all the powers incident to corporations of like character, and a majority of them are hereby authorized to organize under this charter, and to make such by-laws and rules and regulations for the government of the corporation not inconsistent with the laws of the United States and the state of North Carolina, as may by them be deemed necessary.

Sec. 5. It shall not [be] lawful for any person to retail spirituous or malt liquors within three miles of the institute without the permission of the board of trustees, and any person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Sec 6. This Act shall remain and continue in force for thirty years from and after its ratification.

Read three times in the general assembly, and ratified this the 24th day of January, A.D. 1881.

Thomas J. Jarvis, Governor
Charles M. Cooke, 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 14th, 1881.

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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