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An Act to Incorporate the North Carolina Baptist Orphanage Association.

1885 Private Laws: Chapter 50

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1885 - Pages 888-889.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That John C. Scarborough, R. R. Overby, W. B. Clement, George W. Greene, C. Durham and John H. Mills and their associates and successors be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of "The North Carolina Baptist Orphanage Association," with power to receive, purchase and hold property, both real and personal, not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars, to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, to contract and be contracted with, and to do all other acts and things which may be necessary for the convenient and efficient management of the business of the association and carry out the intent and object thereof.

Sec. 2. That the corporators named shall be the principal officers thereof until they and their associates shall, under the rules and regulations by them adopted, or which they may hereafter adopt, elect successors.

Sec. 3. That the location of the orphanage shall be at or near Thomasville, in the county of Davidson, North Carolina.

Sec. 4. The object of the said corporation is to prepare poor and promising orphans for the duties and responsibilities of life; to that end the corporation shall have power to adopt such measures as will enable it to afford protection and extend the benefits of correct training to all such as may be entrusted to its care by lawful authority.

Sec. 5. That said corporation shall have power to secure the control of such orphans by the written consent of those nearest of kin, or of those having the control of the said orphans, or by petition for such control when necessary to the superior court clerk of the county in which said orphans may be domiciled, who may, in his discretion, grant such control to said corporation; and it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to in anyway interfere with said corporation in the management of said orphans, after they shall have been entered and received by the association.

Sec. 6. The said corporation shall have power to discharge any of said children from the orphanage when, in the judgment of the general manager, it shall be for the best interest of the child or the advantage of the orphanage.

Sec. 7. That the said corporation may, by such quorum as it may by its constitution designate, adopt such by-laws, rules and regulations as may be deemed proper for its efficient management, and to elect, constitute and appoint such officers, committees, teachers and assistants as may be deemed expedient.

Sec. 8. That this Act shall be in force from its ratification.

In the General Assembly read three times, and ratified this the 28th day of February, A.D. 1885.

Alfred M. Scales, Governor
Charles M. Stedman, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Thomas M. Holt, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 18th, 1885.

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

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.

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