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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Mont Amoena Female Seminary.

1891 Private Laws: Chapter 58

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1891 - Pages 789-791.
Note - the original Act had the name as Mont Amorna Female Seminary throughout. This Author has changed all references to have the correct name below - Mont Amoena Female Seminary. 

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That C. A. Rose, W. R. Brown, J. Q. Wertz, C. A. Marks, W. A. Lutz, R. W. Misenheimer, M. A. Holshoman, C. L. Nussman, Chas. H. Fisher, C. M. Pool and Jonas Cook, and their successors duly elected, be and they are hereby constituted and declared a body politic and corporate under the name and style of the "Trustess of Mont Amoena Female Seminary," for the religious training and literary education of female youths of the white race; and by that name they shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, may sue and be sued, and may purchase, take, receive and hold any real or personal property whatever, not exceeding the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, and may sell, transfer, lease, mortgage and convey any such property; but nothing in this section shall authorize said trustees to use or dispose of any property given, bequeathed, devised or conveyed to them contrary to the condition of any such gift, bequest, devise or conveyance.

Sec. 2. That the president and professors of said "Mont Amoena Female Seminary" shall constitute the faculty of the same, and with the advice and consent of the trustees shall have the power to confer such degrees and marks of literary distinction as are usually conferred by similar institutions of learning.

Sec. 3. That the "Trustees" of said "Mont Amoena Female Semnary " shall at no time exceed twelve in number, and when vacancies occur in the board of trustees by reason of death or removal or resignation or refusal to act or from any cause whatever, they shall be filled by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina.

Sec. 4. That said Mont Amoena Female Seminary shall be situated at Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County.

Sec. 5. That said trustees may have power to make a constitution and laws for the government of said Mont Amoena Female Seminary, and for the preservation of order and good morals therein, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of North Carolina or the United States.

Sec. 6. That the trustees of said Mont Amoena Female Seminary shall elect one of their number as president of the board of trustees, and they may appoint a secretary, a treasurer and such other officers as may be deemed necessary. Five members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business.

Sec. 7. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons within three miles of said Mont Amoena Female Seminary to buy, sell, give away or otherwise dispose of any spirituous liquors, or to buy or sell wine or malt liquors as a beverage, and any person or persons so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof before any justice of the peace in Cabarrus County be subject to a penalty of fifty dollars, one-half to the person suing for the same and the other half to the use of said Mont Amoena Female Seminary, or be imprisoned not exceeding thirty days or both at the discretion of the court.

Sec. 8. The trustees of Mont Amoena Female Seminary may and they are hereby authorized to change the name of said seminary and the title and name of the body politic hereby created, and in case of such change of name the new body politic and corporate shall succeed to all the rights, powers, property, privileges and advantages conferred by this Act upon the trustees of Mont Amoena Female Seminary.

Sec. 9. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 14th 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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