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An Act to Amend the Charter of Rutherford College in Burke County.

1893 Private Laws: Chapter 224

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1893 - Page 351.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That the charter incorporating Rutherford College in Burke County be so amended as to constitute Major James W. Wilson, of Burke; Major William M. Robbins, of Iredell; Rev. J. L. Murphy, of Catawba; Rev. Dr. J. A. Speight, of Buncombe; Dr. R. L. Abernathy, of Burke; and Rev. J. A. Weston, of Catawba, and their successors in office, a body corporate under the name and title of "The Literary Trustees of the Rutherford College in Burke County, North Carolina," whose duty it shall be, or any four of them to meet at the close of each and every scholastic year in the college, at the call of the president of the college, and pass upon the claims of each and every applicant for graduation and the degree to which such applicant or applicants are entitled by scholarship. This body shall also consider the claim or claims of all persons whatsoever for "honorary degrees"; and no person whatsoever shall receive any honorary degree from this college without the unanimous vote of this body.

Sec. 2. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 4th day of March, 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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