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An Act to Incorporate the Hayesville Male and Female College, near Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina.

1889 Private Laws: Chapter 246

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1889 - Pages 1009-1010.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That G. W. Sanderson. W. H. McClure, D. W. Killian, W. R. Moore. J. H. Thearer. J. S. Anderson, J. S. Carter, J. P. Cherry and L. H. McClure. who have been appointed on the part of the quarterly conference of Hayesville circuit, M. E. Church, South, and their successors who may be appointed as hereinafter provided, be and are hereby created a body politic and corporate under the name and style of the "Trustees of the Hayesville Male and Female College," with the privileges of a common seal, to be altered at their pleasure, and with power to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, hold such real and personal property, by purchase, donation or otherwise, as may be by them deemed necessary for the successful establishment and maintenance of a male and female college near Hayesville, in the county of Clay, in this State, and make all rules, regulations, by-laws and agreements needful for the government of their body and of the said college, and for carrying into effect the aforesaid purpose of their incorporation, and do all other acts pertaining to similar corporations and not inconsistent with the laws of this State or of the United States.

Sec. 2. That the term of office of trustees shall be three years from the date ot their election. Of the trustees herein named, the term of three members shall expire at the last quarterly conference held for said Hayesville circuit of each year, and their places shall be filled by said conference, so that one-third shall be elected each year, each being subject, however, to be removed at any time by a majority of the others for inefficiency or neglect of duty. In case of vacancy by death, resignation or otherwise, said vacancy may be filled by a majority of the trustees present at a regular meeting.

Sec. 3. At the first regular meeting after the ratification of this Act, the said trustees shall elect one of their number as president of the board of trustees, and may appoint a secretary and treasurer and such other officers and servants as may be deemed expedient; and said trustees may prescribe the mode of the election of such officers, with the terms thereof, and may enact laws for the regulation of the duties of all officers appointed by them. Five trustees shall be a quorum for the transaction of business.

Sec. 4. The said trustees shall have the exclusive right to elect a president of said college and such professors, tutors and officers as they shall think proper.

Sec. 5. The president and professors of said college shall be the faculty thereof, and, with the advice and consent of the trustees, shall have power to grant diplomas conferring such degrees and marks of literary distinction as are usually conferred in colleges and universities.

Sec. 6. That the individual property of the aforesaid trustees shall not be liable for the debts of said corporation.

Sec. 7. The said trustees, by a two-thirds vote of all the trustees, shall be authorized to change the name of said college and the title and name of the body politic hereby created, and in case of such change of name, the new body politic and corporation shall succeed to all the rights, powers, property, privileges and advantages conferred by this Act upon the Trustees of the Hayesville Male and Female College.

Sec. 8. That all laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 9. That 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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