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An Act to Incorporate Belmont Academy.

1891 Private Laws: Chapter 296

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1891 - Pages 1321-1322.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That C. F. Stowe, J. W. Sloan, J. Math. Armstrong, A. Stowe, John W. Garrison, J. P. Stowe, John D. Hall and F. P. Hall, and their associates and successors be, and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, to be styled "The Board of Trustees of Belmont Academy," for the purpose of maintaining an educational institution at Belmont in the county of Gaston, and in that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, acquire, hold and convey in their corporate capacity property real and personal, and exercise all acts in relation thereto incident to the ownership of personal and real estate, and as such shall have all the powers of trustees of like institutions.

Sec. 2. That said body politic shall have power to make such by-laws and regulations not inconsistent with the laws of the state as shall be deemed necessary to promote the objects of the corporation, and may if they so elect have and use a common seal.

Sec. 3. That said corporation shall have power to grant certificates of merit and proficiency in any of the departments taught in said institution.

Sec. 4. That the individual property of said trustees shall not be liable for the debts of said institution.

Sec. 5. That it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to set up or continue any gaming table or any device whatever for playing at any game of chance or hazard by whatever name called, or to sell or otherwise dispose of any spirituous liquors within two miles of said academy, and any person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

Sec. 6. That the whole amount of real and personal estate belonging to said corporation shall not at one time exceed in value the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars.

Sec. 8 [sic, 7]. This Act shall take effect from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 7th 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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