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An Act to Incorporate the Yanceyville Graded (Colored) School.

1897 Private Laws: Chapter 19

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1897 - Pages 29-30.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That W. H. Burwell, W. L. Malone, G. A. Currie, L. Bigelow, A. Bigelow, R. R. Graves, Clem. Williamson, John L. Hill, F. R. Terry and R. C. Covington and their associates and successors, be and the same are hereby created a body politic and corporate under the name and style of "Yanceyville Colored Graded School" in the township of Yanceyville, County of Caswell and State of North Carolina, for the education of colored people, and as such they shall have all corporate powers, rights and immunities of trustees of similar academies in North Carolina.

The said Trustees and their successors may sue and be sued, and acquire and hold such real and personal property as may be necessary and suitable to maintain said academy.

Sec. 2. That all vacancies occurring in said Board of Trustees, from whatever causes, shall be filled by appointment of the remaining members thereof.

Sec. 3. That said Board of Trustees shall have the power to make all such bylaws and prescribe such rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary for the government of said academy, and shall have power to confer all such degrees as are usually conferred in academies of like character.

Sec. 4. That the grounds and other property belonging to said academy for the benefit of said academy shall be, and the same is hereby, exempted from all taxation so long as they are used for the purpose of the academy.

Sec. 5. That the Trustees shall not be individually liable for the debts of the said academy.

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

In the General Assembly read three times. Ratified this 10th day of February, A.D. 1897.

Daniel L. Russell, Jr., Governor
Charles A. Reynolds, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
A.F. Hileman, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 28th, 1897.

I, Cyrus Thompson, Secretary of State, hereby certify that
the foregoing (manuscript) are true copies of the original acts
and resolutions on file in this office.

Cyrus Thompson,
Secretary of State.

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