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An Act to be Entitled an Act to Incorporate Rich Square Academy, Northampton County.

1899 Private Laws: Chapter 265

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1899 - Pages 781-782.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do Enact:

Section 1. That J. A. Mancey, G. G. Maggett, W. M. Brewer, W. H. Roberts, Alfred Moore, W. L. Lassiter, E. D. Bishop, E. E. Roberts, Charles Bullocks, Solomon Harrell, John Manley, and their associates and successors, are hereby incorporated a body politic for educational purposes under the name and style of "Trustees of Rich Square Academy," in the county of Northampton, state of North Carolina, and as such may have all the powers of the like institutions and may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded; said corporation shall have corporate existence for a period of sixty years.

Sec. 2. That said corporation may purchase and hold such property, real and personal, as they may deem necessary for the purposes of the above-named, and may convey the same at pleasure.

Sec. 3. That said trustees shall have power to make all needful and necessary by-laws for their own government, and by a vote of two-thirds of said trustees at a regular meeting may increase the number of said trustees not to exceed thirty in all, and by a majority vote appoint the additional trustees, and when so appointed they shall have the same power and be subject to the same duties as if named in this Act.

Sec. 4. That the faculty of said Rich Square Academy, by the advice and with the consent of said trustees, shall have power to grant certificates of merit and diplomas upon the published courses of the instructions of students completing the same, but not to confer degrees or titles.

Sec. 5. That this Act shall be in force from and after 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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