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An Act to Incorporate Bennett College, at Greensboro, N.C.

1889 Private Laws: Chapter 221

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1889 - Pages 926-927.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That Charles H. Moore, C. N. Grandison, John P. Morris, L. B. Gibson, D. B. Yancey. J. E. Champlin, W. P. Hayes, E. M. Collett, Aaron Mendenhall, J. C. Hartzell, Wm. H. Phillips, A. M. Hall, G. Waddy, E. N. Smith, John W. Woody, W. F. Steele, and their associates and successors, to a number not to exceed twenty-five at any one time, of whom a majority shall be members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, are hereby constituted and declared to be a body corporate under the name of "Bennett College," and by such name, as trustees, may acquire and may hold at any one time real and personal property not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars, which property shall be exempt from all taxation; may convey the same under seal: may sue and be sued in any court of the State; may prescribe courses of study, literary, technical, professional or otherwise, and confer degrees; and may have all the powers, rights and privileges granted or to be granted to any institution of learning in the State, or belonging to corporations.

Sec. 2. The principal office shall be in the city or suburbs of Greensboro, North Carolina, but auxiliary schools and preparatory departments may be carried on at such places as the trustees may choose.

Sec. 3. The corporators or any five of them may call a meeting at such time as they may agree upon for the purpose of completing the organization. The corporators shall allow the North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church annually to elect two members of the corporation for terms fixed upon for other members of the corporation.

Sec. 4. At any itime when the corporation is free from indebtedness, and shall publish for two weeks in some paper in Greensboro an affidavit made by its officers before a justice of the peace, by a vote of three-fourths of the trustees present at any annual meeting, the name of the corporation and college may be changed; said change to be published for six weeks in two papers issued in the city of Greensboro.

Sec. 5. This corporation shall continue for ninety-nine years.

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

Ratified the 11th day of March, 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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