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An Act to Incorporate the Louisburg Male Academy.

1889 Private Laws: Chapter 172

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1889 - Page 809.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That Jos. J. Davis, C. M. Cooke, E. W. Timberlake, B. B. Massenburg, J. B. Clifton, J. E. Malone, J. S. Barrow, T. H. Edgerton, P. B. Hawkins, W. H. Pleasants, Thomas White, E. C. Jones, G. S. Baker, W. F. Green, W. B. Uzzell, N. H. Macon, B. T. Ballard, W. B. Coppedge, O. L. Ellis, Jere. Perry and J. C. Fowler, of Franklin County, their associates and successors, are hereby constituted and declared a body politic and corporate, for educational purposes, under [the] name and style of "Louisburg Male Academy," and by that name may have perpetual succession; may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with; to have and to hold the academy property, the buildings, grounds and all appurtenances thereto, situated in the town of Louisburg, Franklin County, N. C.: to acquire by purchase, donation or otherwise, real, personal and mixed property, for the purpose of maintaining and carrying on a school of high grade for white males in the town of Louisburg, Franklin County, N. C.

Sec. 2. That the officers of said corporation shall be a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, whose duties shall be such as devolve upon such officers in similar bodies, or such as shall be hereafter defined by the trustees of said corporation.

Sec. 3. That said board of trustees shall have power to choose the principal or principals of said academy.

Sec. 4. That said board of trustees shall have perpetual succession, and they are hereby invested with power to fill all vacancies in their body caused by death, removal or otherwise: Provided, that a majority vote of all the trustees present at any meeting shall be necessary to a choice.

Sec. 5. That said board of trustees shall have power to make their own by-laws, rules and regulations for their own government: Provided, that said by-laws, rules and regulations shall not be incompatible with the constitution and laws of the State.

Sec. 6. That all property belonging to the said corporation or hereafter acquired, shall, as long as it is used for educational purposes, be exempt from all taxes. State, county or municipal.

Sec. 7. That said trustees shall meet upon their own adjournment, or at the call of the president, vice-president, or three members of the board.

Sec. 8. That seven members of said board shall constitute a quorum.

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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