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An Act to Incorporate the United Baptist Institute.

1895 Private Laws: Chapter 205

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1895 - Pages 332-333.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That W. E. White, chairman; J. L. Gwaltney, secretary; J. A. White, Isaac Oxford, Isaac Russell, J. L. Davis, J. Walter Watts, L. P. Gwaltney, J. B. Pool, R. Z. Linney, Hosea Christopher, W. W. Geyder, E. C. Sloan, H. J. Burke, John G. Harrington, trustees, and their associates and successors, be, and they are hereby, declared to be a body politic and corporate in law for educational purposes, under the name and style of the United Baptist Institute, an institution of learning situated at the town of Taylorsville, in the county of Alexander, and state of North Carolina, and by that name may plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, to have and to hold the buildings and grounds, and all appurtenances thereto belonging, situated in said town of Taylorsville, and the title to which is now vested in said parties, as trustees, by virtue of a deed from James James to the trustees of the United Baptist Institute, of date of the thirteenth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four (1854), and registered in the office of the register of deeds of Alexander County, in book "A," on page two hundred and twenty-one (221); to acquire by purchase, donation, or otherwise, real, personal and mixed property, for the purpose of maintaining and carrying on a school of high grade for the white race upon the premises aforesaid, and to make such by-laws and regulations, and rules of government for said institution, as they and their successors may deem best: Provided, that the institution may also be known as Taylorsville Collegiate Institute.

Sec. 2. That the faculty of said United Baptist Institute, by the advice and consent of said trustees, shall have power to grant certificates of merit and diplomas upon the published courses of instruction and to confer the baccalaureate degrees upon graduates on courses of study equivalent to the same degrees in Wake Forest College.

Sec. 3. That the lands and the property belonging to the said trustees for the benefit of said college shall be, and the same are hereby, exempted from all kinds of public taxation.

Sec. 4. That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons, by sale, gift or otherwise, to deliver to any student of said institution any spirituous, vinous or malt liquors, in any quantity whatever, without the oral or written consent of the principal of such institution, or of some one authorized by him to give such permission.

Sec. 5. That any one violating the provisions of the preceding section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be fined or imprisoned, or both, at the discretion of the court.

Sec. 6. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 11th 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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