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An Act to Incorporate Sunshine Institute, Rutherford County.

1895 Private Laws: Chapter 241

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1895 - Page 397.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That it W. P. Watson, J. A. Calton, J. W. Biggerstaff, A. R. Yelton, J. D. Hunt, J. S. Melton, J. M. Calton, A. P. Holhfield and D. C. Beam, and their associates and successors, be, and they are hereby, created a body politic and corporate, to be styled the board of trustees of Sunshine Institute, for the purpose of maintaining an educational institute at Sunshine, in the county of Rutherford, and state of North Carolina; and in that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, acquire, hold and convey, in their corporate capacity, property real and personal, and exercise all acts, in relation thereto, incident to the ownership of personal and real estate, and as such shall have all the power of trustees of like institutions.

Sec. 2. That said body politic shall have power to make such by-laws and regulations, not inconsistent with the laws of the state, as shall be deemed necessary to promote the object of the institution, and may, if they so elect, have and use a common seal.

Sec. 3. That said corporation shall have power to grant certificates and diplomas in any of the departments taught in said institution.

Sec. 4. That the individual property of said trustees shall not be liable for any debts of said institution.

Sec. 5. That it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to manufacture, or otherwise dispose of, any spirituous liquors within two (2) miles of said institution; and any person so offending, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

Sec. 6. That the whole amount of real and personal estate belonging to the said corporation shall not, at any time, exceed in value the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).

Sec. 7. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 13th 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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