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An Act to Incorporate the Tuckaseige High School in Jackson County.

1893 Private Laws: Chapter 124

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1893 - Pages 182-183.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That C. L. Hooper, W. M. Hooper, John Wike, junior, B. N. Queen, L. W. Hooper, J. M. Wike, H. R. Queen, and the three committeemen of the public school district at the forks of the river in Jackson County, and their successors and the successors of the first named seven who may be elected as hereinafter provided, be and the same are hereby created a body politic and corporate under the name and style of "The Tuckaseige High School" for the purposes of establishing and maintaining a high school at or near the forks of the river in Jackson County, North Carolina, with the privilege of a common seal to be altered at their pleasure; and with power in their corporate name to 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 they may consider necessary or convenient for the establishment and maintenance of said school, not to exceed fifty thousand dollars; and make all rules, regulations, by-laws and agreements needful or necessary for the government of their body and the said high school and for carrying into effect the aforesaid purposes of their institution, and do all other acts pertaining to similar corporations and not inconsistent with the laws of this state or the United States.

Sec. 2. That the terms of office of the seven trustees named in section one of this Act shall be one year from the date of their election as hereinafter provided.

Sec. 3. That the election of the seven trustees provided for in section one of this Act shall be by a mass-meeting of the citizens on the second Saturday of February of each and every year, and that said trustees shall have power to elect a president and secretary of the board from among their number.

Sec. 4. That said board shall have power to prescribe a course of study for said Tuckaseige High School, and to change the same at any time deemed proper; upon the completion of said course of study so prescribed it shall be the duty of the principal of said high school to give to the student so completing said course a certificate of proficiency.

Sec. 5. That said board of trustees shall have power to receive by donation, gift or otherwise any money or property of any kind or nature and disburse the same for the benefit of the said Tuckaseige High School.

Sec. 6. That the said board of trustees shall have power to elect a principal teacher in said high school, and as many assistants, either male or female, as may be necessary to carry on the said school.

Sec. 7. That the individual property of the aforesaid trustees shall not be liable for the debts of said corporation.

Sec. 8. That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to sell any spirituous, vinous or malt liquors within two miles of said high school.

Sec. 9. That seven members of said board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business coming before said board.

Sec. 10. That any person violating the provisions of section eight of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined or imprisoned in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 11. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 27th day of February, A.D. 1893.

Elias Carr, Governor
Rufus A. Doughton, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Lee S. Overman, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 13, 1893.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the fore-
going are true copies of the original public acts and resolutions on
file in this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.

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