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An Act to Incorporate Winton Academy, in the County of Hertford.

1887 Private Laws: Chapter 138

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1887 - Pages 1039-1040.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That Joseph B. Caters, Isaiah Boone, M. T. Pope, W. D. Newsom, J. O. Hollmon, A. Parker, William Scott, Nicholas Lassiter, R. A. Reynolds, R. Rooks, A. Cooper, Isaac Jordan, Levi Brown, Hugh Cale and Asbury Reid, and their associates and successors be and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic, under the name and style of "Winton Academy," in the county of Hertford, for the education of colored people, and as such they shall have all the corporate powers, rights and immunities of trustees of similar institutions. The trustees may plead and be impleaded, sue and be sued, and may acquire and hold such real and personal property as may be necessary and suitable to maintain a school of high grade.

Sec. 2. That the said trustees shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges conferred on corporations by chapter sixteen (16) of The Code of North Carolina, entitled corporations.

Sec. 3. That all vacancies occurring in said board of trustees, from whatever cause, shall be filled by appointment of the remaining members thereof.

Sec. 4. That it shall be a misdemeanor for any one to sell any intoxicating liquors within four hundred yards of said Winton Academy, and for every such offense the offender, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than fifty dollars, or imprisoned not more than thirty days: Provided, that this section shall not apply to any portion of the territory embraced in the radius of the said four hundred yards which is within the corporate limits of the town of Winton.

Sec. 5. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

In the general assembly read three times, and ratified this the 7th day of March, 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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