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An Act to Amend [Incorporate] the Hamburgh Normal High School, Jackson County.

1891 Private Laws: Chapter 194

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1891 - Pages 1064-1065.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That J. T. Collins, A. H. Wilson, J. M. Wilson, Elbert Watson, W. J. Owen, H. A. Brown and T. W. Jemison, and their successors who shall be elected as hereinafter provided, be and the same are hereby created a body corporate and politic under the name and style of "The Board of Directors of Hamburgh Normal High School," for the purpose of maintaining a school of high grade in the town of Glenville, Jackson County, for both sexes, and by their corporate name 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 maintenance of said school, and make all rules, regulations, by-laws and agreements needful for the good government and promotion of the interest of said school, and for carrying into effect the purposes of this institution, and to do all other acts pertaining to similar corporations and not inconsistent with the laws of the state or United States.

Sec. 2. That twenty dollars shall constitute a share of stock in the funds of said corporation, and for each share the contributor or his representative shall be entitled, in all stockholders' meetings to one vote, and any stockholder may at any time within three months after the ratification of this Act issue a call for a meeting of the stockholders, giving each one five days' notice of the same: Provided, the capital stock shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars.

Sec. 3. That at any such meeting a majority of the stockholders shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Sec. 4. That the stockholders shall meet annually on the first Saturday in March, at which time they shall elect their board of directors or such number as there are vacancies: Provided, the meeting for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one shall be on [the] first Saturday in April.

Sec. 5. The board of directors of this institution may, if the stockholders so desire, be divided into three classes; the term of the first to end at the second annual meeting of the stockholders; the second class at the third annual meeting, and the third at the fourth annual meeting, and the stockholders voting as directed in section two of this Act shall choose their successors: Provided, that nothing herein contained shall prevent anyone whose time has expired from being re-elected.

Sec. 6. That any vacancies occurring in the board of directors by death, resignation or otherwise, shall be filled at the next regular meeting of the stockholders.

Sec. 7. That it shall be the duty of the board of directors to elect a president or principal and such teachers as may be necessary to carry into effect the objects of the institution, and may provide a common seal for said institution, with such motto and device as may be desired, which may be changed at pleasure.

Sec. 8. That said institution shall have power to award and issue any certificate or badge of literary distinction or proficiency.

Sec. 9. That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to sell or give any student of said school any spirituous, vinous or malt liquors, except [when] prescribed by a physician in case of sickness, and it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to be intoxicated on the grounds of said institution while it is in session.

Sec. 10. That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to set up any gaming table, or any device whatever for playing any game of chance or hazard by whatever name called, or gambling in any manner with any student of said school for chance.

Sec. 11. Any person or persons violating the provisions of sections nine and ten of this Act shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than thirty dollars and imprisoned not more than twenty days.

Sec. 12. 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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