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An Act to Confirm the Charter of The Oxford North Carolina Orphan Asylum, Oxford, North Carolina, and to Amend the Same.

1897 Private Laws: Chapter 132

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1897 - Pages 240-241.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That the charter of "The Oxford North Carolina Orphan Asylum, Oxford North Carolina," granted by the superior court of Granville County, North Carolina, on December eleventh, 1895, be and the same is hereby ratified, approved and confirmed, and the powers therein granted, except as herein amended, are hereby granted and confirmed to the corporation.

Sec. 2. The corporate name shall henceforth be "The Oxford Orphan Asylum." The corporation named in the charter, substituting the name of Daniel L. Russell for that of Eiias Carr, shall continue to be corporators so long as they shall respectively hold the offices of directors of the Oxford Orphan Asylum, grand master of masons in North Carolina, secretary of the grand lodge of North Carolina and governor of North Carolina, and wlien any corporator shall cease to hold such office, his rights as corporator shall immediately vest in and be transferred to his successor in office.

Sec. 3. The Oxford Orphan Asylum shall have the right to receive by gift, deed, will or other conveyance, real and personal property suitable to its purposes or available to produce income, in or out of the state, and to have, use and enjoy the same and to dispose of such property for the purposes of the corporation. A misnomer of the corporation in any deed, will or other conveyance shall not have the effect to invalidate the conveyance if the corporation shall be therein described with sufficient certainty to identify it.

Sec. 4. That the corporation shall have power to place the children committed to its care in good homes, under such rules, regulations and contracts as it may from time to time establish, and in case any such children shall be ill-treated it shall have power to reclaim the same. It may have children regularly apprenticed to it, and it may receive from any parent or person standing in the place of a parent, a full surrender of any child.

For any violation of any contract made between the corporation and any person who shall receive a child, it may maintain an action in any court, either in its own name or in the name of the child.

Sec. 5. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 9th 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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