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An Act to Incorporate the Chowan Educational Association in the County of Hertford.

1897 Private Laws: Chapter 209

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1897 - Pages 425-426.
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The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That W. D. Newsome, George Keen, C. S. Brown, William Reid, I. Boone, Thomas Jernigan, James Rooks, Levi Brown,W. H. Smith, and their associates and successors in office, be and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic, under the name and style of "The Chowan Educational Association" in the county of Hertford, for the education of colored people, and as such they shall have all the corporate powers, rights and immunities of similar institutions. The trustees and may acquire and hold such personal property as may be necessary and suitable to maintain and operate a school of high grade, not to exceed fifty thousand dollars, such property to be exempt from taxation.

Sec. 2. That all Baptist churches, associations, and other Baptist organizations may, on the payment of ten dollars to the treasurer of the Chowan Educational Association, become members and stockholders of the said corporation, it being understood that no stock is transferable or subject to draw interest.

Sec. 3. That all money paid to the Chowan Educational Association by the Baptist churches named in section two of this Act, or any other Baptist churches or Baptist organization, shall be expended by the directors and trustees of said Chowan Educational Association for the purchasing and improvement of school property at Winton, in the county of Hertford, and the school property so purchased and improved shall be owned and controlled by the Chowan Educational Association.

Sec. 4. That it shall be lawful for any person, upon the payment of ten dollars or more into the treasury of the Chowan Educational Association, to become a life director of the same, and such life director shall have one vote for each ten dollars so paid.

Sec. 5. That the board of trustees shall be composed of twenty-four members, elected by the association, and so chosen that not more than one-third shall go out of office during any year, except removed by death, resignation or for improper conduct, and said vacancies thus occurring may be temporarily filled by appointment by the presiding officer.

Sec. 6. That the said trustees shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges conferred on corporations by chapter sixteen of The Code, entitled corporations.

Sec. 7. That it shall be a misdemeanor for any person to sell any intoxicating liquor within four hundred yards of the buildings of said Chowan Educational Association, and for every such offense the offender, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than fifty dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days.

Sec. 8. That chapter one hundred and thirty-eight, private laws of 1887, and chapter 128 [sic, 28], private laws of 1891, are hereby repealed, except that part referring to the name of the institution, "Waters Normal Institute."

Sec. 9. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 8th day of March, 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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