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An Act to Incorporate the Franklinton Christian College.

1891 Private Laws: Chapter 32

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1891 - Pages 714-715.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That Charles A. Beck, Byron R. Long, C. W. Garovette, J. F. Utley and John Blood, their associates and successors, be and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate under the name of "The Franklinton Christian College," for the education of colored people of both sexes, with their chief place of business in the town of Franklinton in the county of Franklin and state of North Carolina, and as such they shall have full powers to take by gift, devise or by purchase and to hold all such real and personal property as they may desire for the prosecution of their work, with full powers to sell and convey the same; they shall be entitled to all the rights, privileges and immunities and shall have all the power conferred on corporations by the general laws of North Carolina, with full power to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded.

Sec. 2. That the American Christian Convention have power to supply all vacancies that may occur in said board of trustees, to determine the length of time said trustees shall hold office, to appoint others in their stead, to increase or diminish the number of the same as the said American Christian Convention may deem best for the interest of said college.

Sec. 3. That the board of trustees shall have power to elect a president and such other professors, tutors and instructors as they may see fit, and such president and professors, tutors and instructors shall constitute the faculty of said college, with full power to prescribe courses of study, to confer degrees and give diplomas as other colleges and universities in said state now have the power to do.

Sec. 4. That all laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.

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

Ratified the 5th day of February, A.D. 1891.

Daniel G. Fowle, Governor
Thomas M. Holt, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Rufus A. Doughton, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 13, 1891.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the fore-
going are true copies of the original acts and resolutions on file in
this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.

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