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An Act to Amend the Charter of Scotia Seminary in Cabarrus County and the Amendatory Law Thereto, the Same Being Chapter Ninety-Eight, Private Laws of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Five.

1891 Private Laws: Chapter 167

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1891 - Pages 1010-1011.
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The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That section two of chapter ninety-eight, private laws of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, is hereby repealed, and the following substituted in its stead:

"That the present board of trustees of said corporation are hereby declared the lawful successors of the incorporators or charter members named in said letters patent, and are authorized and empowered to exercise all the rights, powers and privileges conferred by said letters patent and all amendatory laws thereof; said board of trustees may be composed of fifteen members, of whom five shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business; said trustees shall have power to elect their own successors, but before any person shall perform any duty as trustee of said corporation his duties as such trustee shall be approved by the board of missions for freedmen of the Presbyterian church in the United States of America; and should there be a vacancy in the board of trustees of said corporation for a period of time longer than six months, said board of missions may elect some one or more to fill such vacancy or vacancies."

Sec. 2. The board of trustees of said corporation shall elect or employ all officers and teachers in said institution or seminary, but such election or employment shall be approved by said board of missions before any person so elected or employed shall be entitled to enter upon their duties or to receive wages or a salary.

Sec. 3. That in the event said institution or seminary shall cease to be used or conducted for the purposes specified in said letters patent, or shall be used or conducted for any purpose other than those therein mentioned, the title to all the property belonging to said corporation shall vest in said board of missions for freedmen of the Presbyterian church in the United States of America and their successors in office, and inure to their sole use and benefit.

Sec. 4. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 3d day of March, 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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