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An Act to Incorporate the Girls' Training School, Franklinton, North Carolina.

1895 Private Laws: Chapter 18

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1895 - Pages 28-29.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That Marcellus Joyner, A. G. Fuller, T. O. Fuller, of Franklin County, and T. H. Burwell, 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 the "Girls' Training School," an institution of learning, situated in Franklinton, in the county of Franklin 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 town of Franklinton, and which is now vested in said parties above named as trustees by virtue of a deed to them and their successors, from Adam Tredwell, by F. S. Spruill, attorney, with power, of date of October, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four, and registered in the Registrar's office, in Franklin County, in book ninety-nine (99), page seventy-five (75), by purchase, donation, or otherwise real, personal, or 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 Franklinton, and to make such laws and regulations and rules for the government of said institution as they and their successors may deem best.

Sec. 2. That said institution 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 same for a like purpose: Provided, that said board of trustees may from time to time be increased or diminished, ranging in numbers from four to eleven, by a majority vote of the trustees.

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

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

Sec. 5. That the property of the institution, as long as used for educational or religious purposes, shall be entirely exempt from taxation.

Sec. 6. That said trustees and their successors shall have full power to appoint and elect such officers and teachers as they may deem best to serve the interest of the institution.

Sec. 7. That said trustees shall have power to appoint an executive committee, to consist of the president, secretary and treasurer, and one other member of the board of trustees, making four persons, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum, and shall have full power to transact business for the institution; and may grant such honors and distinctions as are usually conferred by such institutions.

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

Ratified the 13th day of February, A.D. 1895.

Elias Carr, Governor
Rufus A. Doughton, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Zebulon Vance Walser, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 23rd, 1895.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the
foregoing (manuscript) are true copies of the original acts and
resolutions on file in this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.



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