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

1899 Public Laws: Chapter 632

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1899 - Pages 832-833.
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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, L. Boone, Thomas Jernigan, James Rooks, A. T. Beverly, 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 directors may plead and be impleaded, sue and be sued, and may acquire and hold such real and 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 exempted 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 cooperation [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 organizations shall be expended by the directors and trustees of said Chowan Educational Association tor 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 treasurer of the Chowan Educational Association to become a life member of the same, and said party shall be entitled to one vote for each ten dollars so paid in.

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 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. 7. That chapter one hundred and thirty-eight, private laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, and chapter one hundred and twenty-eight, private laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, and chapter twenty-eight, private laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-one, are hereby repealed, except that part referring to the name of the institution, "Waters Normal Institute."

Sec. 8. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 8th 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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