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An Act to Incorporate Bethany College.

1889 Private Laws: Chapter 5

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1889 - Pages 543-544.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That L. A. Rutherford, L. H. Holoway, A. Wintfield, C. Hooper, H. B. McNeil, C. B. Blue, John Holoway, Wesley Rozier, N. A. Rutherford, and their associates and successors, be and the same are hereby created a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of Bethany College, in the county of Robeson, Lumberton Township, State of North Carolina, situated two hundred yards from the town line of the town of Lumberton, on the east side of the Carthage Road, at the Rutherford place, for the education of colored people; and as such they shall have all the corporate powers, rights and immunities of trustees of similar colleges in North Carolina. The trustees may plead and be impleaded, sue and be sued, and acquire and hold such real and personal property as may be necessary and suitable to maintain a college.

Sec. 2. That the said trustees shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges conferred upon colleges of like character in North Carolina.

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 the trustees shall have power to appoint a president and such professors and tutors for said college as they shall think proper. Said president and professors shall constitute the faculty of said college; by and with the consent of the trustees shall have power to confer all such degrees as are usually conferred in colleges or universities.

Sec. 5. That the grounds and other property belonging to said college, for the benefit of said college, shall be and the same are hereby exempted form all taxation so long as they are used for college purposes.

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

Ratified the 25th day of January, A.D. 1889.

Daniel G. Fowle, Governor
Thomas M. Holt, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Augustus Leazar, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 6, 1889.

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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