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An Act to Incorporate the Barrett Collegiate and Industrial Institute.

1895 Private Laws: Chapter 277

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1895 - Pages 459-460.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That A. M. Barrett, W. W. Barrett, W. H. Quick, D. C. Robinson, J. H. Mattocks and Z. T. Robinson, and their associates and successors, be, and the same are hereby, created a body politic and corporate under the name and style of "Barrett Collegiate and Industrial Institute," in the county of Anson, North Carolina, situated in the village of Pee Dee, for the education and industrial training of colored people, and as such they shall have all the corporate powers, rights and immunities of trustees of similar colleges in North Carolina. The trustees may plead and be impleaded, sue and be sued, and acquire and hold such real and personal property as may be necessary and suitable to maintain a college.

Sec. 2. That the said trustees shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges conferred upon colleges of like character in North Carolina.

Sec. 3. That all vacancies occurring in said board of trustees, from whatsoever cause, shall be filled by appointment of the remaining members thereof.

Sec. 4. That the trustees shall have power to appoint a president, and such professors and tutors for said institution as they shall think proper. Said president and professors shall constitute the faculty of said college; by and with the consent of the trustees, shall have power to confer all such degrees as are usually conferred in colleges or universities.

Sec. 5. That the grounds and other property belonging to said institution, for the benefit of said institution, shall be, and the same are hereby, exempted from all taxation so long as they are used for educational purposes.

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

Ratified the 12th 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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