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An Act to Incorporate Neuse River [Baptist] Institute.

1899 Private Laws: Chapter 328

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1899 - Page 910.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do Enact:

Section 1. That William R. Mason, Milan Brown, Richard P. Ivey, J. H. Arrington, Claven Faison, Phillip Garris, S. G. Newsome, Seldon Jeffry, Moses W. Williams, Cary Alston and David Watkins, their associates and successors, be and they are hereby incorporated for the purpose of educating the colored youths and training them the skill of labor, by the name and style of "The Neuse River Baptist Institute," in the town of Sheldon, in Halifax County, by which name they shall exist for sixty years and have a common seal; shall sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, and purchase, take and hold lands, goods and chattels: Provided, that the amount or value of property to be held by said institute shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. The members of the institute above incorporated (and five of whom shall constitute a quorum) shall have power to make by-laws, rules and regulations not contrary to the laws of this state and of the United States, as they may deem proper for the good of the Institute; and shall have the power of appointing a president of the Institute and such teachers and other officers as to them shall appear necessary and proper, whom they may remove for misbehavior, inability or neglect of duty, and the faculty of the Institute (that is to say), the president and teachers, by and with the consent of the trustees, shall have the power "to grant certificates of merit or proficiency upon the published courses of instruction to students completing the same."

Sec. 3. The lands and other property belonging to the Institute aforesaid shall be exempt from all kinds of public taxation.

Sec. 5 [4]. The persons named in first section of this Act shall constitute the first board of trustees.

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

Ratified the 6th day of March, A.D. 1899.

Daniel L. Russell, Jr., Governor
Charles A. Reynolds, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Henry Groves Connor, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 28th, 1899.

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

Cyrus Thompson,
Secretary of State.

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