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An Act to Incorporate Carolina Christian College.

1895 Private Laws: Chapter 90

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1895 - Pages 126-128.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That Moses T. Maye, Jesse Cannon, Caleb Cannon, J. R. Tingle, R. W. Smith, I. L. Chestnut, and C. W. Howard, trustees, and their successors, be, and they are hereby, declared to be a body politic and corporate, for the purpose of providing for the primary and higher education of males and females, under the name and style of Carolina Christian College, and by that name and style they shall have perpetual succession, and shall be capable in law to take, receive, hold and purchase lands tenements, and hereditaments of any value, which may be granted, sold, devised, or otherwise conveyed to said corporation, and shall also be capable in law to take, receive, and possess all moneys, goods and chattels of any value and to any amount that may be given, sold, or bequeathed to and for the use of said corporation.

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall be capable in law to bargain, sell, and convey any and all lands, tenements, hereditaments and personal property, held and owned by the corporation, when the grant, devise or other conveyances does not otherwise provide.

Sec. 3. That the said corporation shall have power to make and establish such by-laws, rules, and regulations for the government of said college as to them may seem proper and necessary, and as are not in conflict with the constitution and laws of this state and the United States: Provided, the said corporation shall be under the jurisdiction, control, and direction of the North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention.

Sec. 4. That the said corporation may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in all the courts, and shall have power to make and use a common seal, and to alter the same at pleasure.

Sec. 5. That the board of trustees of said college shall consist of seven members, and that the trustees named in section one of this Act shall be divided into three classes, and the first three named shall hold their office until the annual convention of the North Carolina Missionary Convention in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, and the next two until said annual convention in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six, and the last two named until said convention in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, and the successors of each class shall hold their office for three years, and shall be elected by the North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention. The said North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention shall have power and authority to increase or diminish the number of trustees of said college, to fix or change their terms of office, and, from time to time, to rearrange or classify them as may be deemed advisable. Any vacancy that may occur in said board of trustees from death, resignation, or failure to accept office shall be filled by the said trustees, whose appointee shall hold office until the next meeting of said convention, when a successor shall be elected for the unexpired term.

Sec. 6. That the said trustees shall have power to appoint their own president, secretary and treasurer, for such time as they may deem proper, and to elect such professors, tutors, and other officers of the aforesaid college, as they shall deem qualified to discharge the duties of their several offices and positions; may fix their terms of office, and may remove them for misbehavior, inability, neglect of duty, or other cause, which shall be deemed advisable to said board of trustees, and do any and all things and acts usually given and intrusted to literary institutions.

Sec. 7. That the said trustees shall hold their meetings from time to time, as often as may be necessary, and a majority of the board of trustees shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and that said board of trustees shall make a report, at least annually, to the said North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention.

Sec. 8. That the faculty of said college, with the advice and consent of the board of trustees, shall have power to confer all such degrees and marks of distinction, as are usually conferred by colleges and universities.

Sec. 9. That the property, real and personal, belonging to and held by said corporation, shall be exempt from taxation.

Sec. 10. That the said "Carolina Christain College" shall be located in or near the town of Ayden, county of Pitt, state of North Carolina.

Sec. 11. That the property, real and personal, belonging to Carolina Christain College, prior the passage of this Act, shall, if the said North Carolina Christain Missionary Convention shall so direct, be conveyed to the corporation created by this Act, and all the property of said corporation shall be, and continue under, the control and direction of said North Carolina Christain Missionary Convention.

Sec. 12. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 6th 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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