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An Act to Incorporate the Bingham School.

1895 Private Laws: Chapter 81

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1895 - Pages 94-95.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That Robert Bingham, and those who may be associated with him, be incorporated into a company under the name and style of "The Bingham School," with the usual rights, powers, privileges and duties of such corporations, for the purpose of carrying on a military and classical academy, and this corporation shall have power to confer such degrees and marks of honor as are usually conferred by literary institutions.

Sec. 2. That the governor shall be empowered to grant a commission to the superintendent of the aforesaid military and classical school: Provided, the rank so conferred shall be no higher than that of Colonel; and that the governor be empowered to grant commissions to such other officers of the said school as may be recommended by the superintendent: Provided, the rank so conferred shall be no higher than that of captain, and only such officers shall be recommended by the superintendent as are essential to the efficiency of said school.

Sec. 3. That the Governor shall be empowered to grant commissions by brevet in not exceeding the grade of captain to the three most distinguished students in military science graduated each year from Bingham School: Provided, that commissions by brevet given under this Act shall carry with them no authority except under an assignment to duty by order of the governor of North Carolina.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, that officers commissioned as herein provided shall take rank according to date of commission with officer in the state guard of North Carolina.

Sec. 5. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 2d day of March, 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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