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An Act to Incorporate Peterson Academy.

1893 Private Laws: Chapter 285

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1893 - Pages 431-432.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That James J. Britt, A. Z. McCurry, D. M. Horton, D. F. Young, J. W. Bryant, R. W. Peterson, J. W. Benton and M. P. McCurry, their successors, associates and assigns, are hereby declared to be a body corporate and politic under the name and style of "The Peterson Academy," and as such may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and generally to have all the powers and privileges of corporations of similar character. In such capacity they may establish and maintain in Yancey County an institution of learning in which shall be taught such studies of an advanced character as are usually taught in high schools and academies, and such pupils as have been found proficient in their studies may, upon completing the course of study prescribed, have conferred upon them by the Peterson Academy certificates of proficiency in the various studies or courses of study taught in such academy.

Sec. 2. That the trustees of Peterson Academy may make such by-laws for the conduct and better government of the institution as they may deem best: Provided, that the same be not inconsistent with the laws of the land.

Sec. 3. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 6th 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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