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An Act to Incorporate the Colored Orphan Asylum of North Carolina.

1887 Private Laws: Chapter 47

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1887 - Pages 863-864.

Whereas, It has been deemed expedient to establish in the county of Granville, state of North Carolina, an asylum for the care and maintenance, and mental, moral and industrial training and education of the colored orphan children in the state aforesaid; and whereas, it is desired that the said asylum shall be incorporated by the general assembly of North Carolina; therefore,

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That A. Shepherd, J. Perry. W. A. Patillo, M. C. Ransom, Henry Hester, H. P. Cheatham, I. Alston, O. Bullock, A. B. Fleming, J. W. Levy, J. C. Jeffreys, J. T. Reynolds, M. F. Thornton and H. E. Long and their associates and successors, be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of the "Colored Orphan Asylum of North Carolina," with power to receive, purchase and hold property, 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 which may be necessary to manage the business of the corporation herein created and to carry out the intent and object thereof, provided the same shall not be inconsistent with the laws of North Carolina.

Sec. 2. That the 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 such number as may be deemed advisable, 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 such number of trustees as the said directors may deem expedient, who shall when appointed perform such duties as may be assigned to them by the said board of directors. The said trustees shall be subject to removal at the pleasure of said board of directors.

Sec. 3. That the object of said corporation shall be to receive, maintain and care for such colored orphan children of the state of North Carolina as under the laws and regulations of said corporation may be deemed practicable and expedient, and to impart to them such mental, moral and industrial education and training as may fit them for usefulness in life.

Sec. 4. That the said corporation shall have power to secure the control of such orphans by the written consent of those nearest of kin to them, 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 any way interfere with said corporation in the management of said orphans after they shall have been entered and received by the aforesaid corporation.

Sec. 5. That the said corporation shall have power to discharge any of said children from the asylum when it shall be deemed advisable by such authority as shall be designated by the board of directors aforesaid.

Sec. 6. That the location of the said asylum shall be at or near Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina.

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

In the general assembly read three times, and ratified this the 28th day of February, A.D. 1887.

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 Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 31st, 1887.

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

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.

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