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An Act to Incorporate the Garysburg High School Company.

1895 Private Laws: Chapter 40

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1895 - Pages 51-52.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That R. J. Walden, N. F. Roberts, William C. Coats, W. H. Haithcock and S. G. Newsome, of Northampton; J. W. Wood, of Edgecombe County, and R. S. Perry, of Franklin County, their associates and successors, hereby constituted and declared a body politic and corporate, for educational and religious purposes, under the style of the "Garysburg High School Company," 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 all property donated to, or purchased by said company, buildings, grounds, appurtenances thereto, situated near the town of Garysburg, Northampton County, North Carolina, for the purpose of maintaining and carrying on a school of high grade for the colored race.

Sec. 2. That the officers of said company shall consist of a president, treasurer and secretary, who shall be elected by the members of the company, whose duties shall be such as devolve upon such officers in similar bodies, or such as shall hereafter be defined by said company.

Sec. 3. That said company shall appoint its own board of trustees, who shall have full power to rent, lease or sell any real or personal property belonging to said company jointly, for the purpose of maintaining said school, discharging indebtedness or reinvesting the proceeds for like purposes, unless such property was sold or donated under restriction: Provided, that said board of trustees may, from time to time, be increased or diminished to not less than three members.

Sec. 4. That said board of trustees shall have thirty (30) years succession, and they are hereby invested with power to fill all vacancies caused by death, removal or otherwise; and to do all other acts necessary for the maintenance and advancement of said school, to confer such literary and honorary diplomas as are usually conferred in high schools, to grant such other marks and distinctions as are common to such institutions.

Sec. 5. That it shall be unlawful for any person to sell spirituous liquors within one mile of the Garysburg High School.

Sec. 6. That all property acquired, either by purchase, donations, or otherwise, employed, shall, as long as it is used for religious or educational purposes, be exempt from all taxes, whether on the part of the State, county or municipal authorities.

Sec. 7. That any person who may attend said school as a pupil or teacher, and who may reside in any other State, township, or road district than the one in which said school is situated, shall be exempt from working the public roads while in attendance upon said school.

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

Ratified the 18th 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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