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An Act to Incorporate Shiloh Institute.

1891 Private Laws: Chapter 321

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1891 - Pages 1405-1406.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That Isaac Alston and Mansfield F. Thornton of Warren County, and M. F. Hawkins of Franklin County, and B. Harper of Halifax County, Henry Hester of Granville County, and O. Bullock of Vance County, their associates and successors, are hereby constituted and declared a body politic and corporate for educational purposes under the name and style of "Shiloh Institute," an institution of learning situated at Warrenton in the county of Warren and state of North Carolina, and by that name may have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, to have and to hold the buildings, grounds and all appurtenances belonging thereto situated in the said town of Warrenton, and which is now vested in the said parties above named as trustees by virtue of a deed from W. S. Davis and wife to the trustees of Shiloh Baptist Missionary Association of North Carolina of date of February, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-four, and registered in the registrar's office of Warren County in book forty-nine, page eight hundred and thirty-seven, to acquire by purchase, donation or otherwise, real, personal and mixed property for the purpose of maintaining and carrying on a school of high grade, as well as of elementary learning, for the colored race in said town of Warrenton, and to make such by-laws and regulations and rules for the government of said institution as they and their successors may deem best.

Sec. 2. That said institute above incorporated shall be managed by said board of trustees or their successors with full power to rent, lease, mortgage or sell any real or personal property for the purpose of maintaining said institution, discharging indebtedness or reinvesting the proceeds for a like purpose: Provided, that said board of trustees may from time to time be increased or diminished varying in number from five to thirteen.

Sec. 3. That the officers of said institute shall be a president, secretary and treasurer, whose duties shall be such as devolve upon such officers in similar bodies, or such as shall hereafter be defined by said trustees, and that they shall be elected from their own number by the said trustees.

Sec. 4. That the liabilities of said institute shall effect the property of the institution only, and not the private credit and property of the trustees as individuals.

Sec. 5. That said trustees and their successors are and shall be authorized to appoint and elect such officers and teachers as they may deem best to serve the interest of said institution.

Sec. 6. That said trustees and their successors shall have power to appoint an executive committee to consist of the president, treasurer, secretary and two other members of the board of trustees, making five persons, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum and shall have full power to transact any business for the said institution.

Sec. 7. That said Shiloh Institute shall have a common corporate seal which they may make and alter at pleasure.

Sec. 8. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 9th 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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