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An Act to Incorporate the Caldwell Institute, in Greensborough, North Carolina.

1836-1837 - Chapter LIII

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1836-1837 - Pages 309-310.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Samuel L. Graham, A. W. Venable, James L. Wortham, William A. Shaw, William McPheeters, James Mebane, Frederick Nash, John W. Norwood, Eli W. Catuthers, William D. Paisley, John Leseur, Alexander Wilson and James Philips, and their successors, duly elected and appointed as hereinafter directed, be, and they are hereby declared, made and constituted a corporation and body politic and corporate, in law and in fact, to have continuance for ninety years, by the name, style and title of "Trustees of the Caldwell Institute;" and by the name, style and title aforesaid shall, for ninety years hereafter, be persons able and capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in all courts either of law or Equity ; and shall take, demand, receive and possess all monies, goods and chattels and chases in action, which may be given to them for the use of the said Caldwell Institute, and the same apply according to the will of the donors, when expressed, and, without such declaration, according to their own judgment; and. by purchase, gift, grant or devise, to take, hold and possess to them and their successors forever, any lands, rents, tenements and hereditaments ot what kind, nature or quality soever, in special trust and confidence, the same, with the profits thereof, to apply to the use and purpose of endowing and supporting the said Caldwell Institute; and may purchase and hold, for the purpose aforesaid, all such chattels and personal property as to them shall seem requisite.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation shall not at any time consist of more than eighteen persons, whereof the Presbyteries of Orange and Roanoke, in case of vacancies, occasioned by death, resignation or removal, shall elect one half each, and may annually change one third in such manner as to the said Presbyteries shall seem proper, so long as they continue jointly to support the said Institution.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if the presbytery of Roanoke shall at any time hereafter, for any cause, cease to act jointly with the Presbytery of Orange, in support of the Caldwell Institute, and relinquish their interest therein, then, and in that case, the duty of electing and changing the Trustees aforesaid, shall devolve solely upon the Presbytery of Orange.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Trustees shall have power from time to time to appoint their own President, Secretary and Treasurer, and such Professors, Tutors, and other officers, in and over the said Institute, as to them shall appear proper; and may remove the same for misbehavior, inability or neglect of duty; and they shall have power to make all necessary bye-laws and regulations (not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the State,) for the government of the same.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Trustrees shall locate the said Institute in the Town of Greensborough or its vicinity; and shall cause to be erected all such buildings and improvements for the accommodation of the same as they shall deem advisable and proper; and for the benefit of all such persons as may wish to assist themselves by their own industry in procuring their education, the said Trustees shall have power to establish and keep up, if they think proper, a manual labor and agricultural department in said Institute; which department, as a component part of said Institute, shall be conducted on such plan, and on such mode, as the board of Trustees shall from time to time adopt: and five Trustees shall be a quorum to do business.

Ratified 21st January, 1837

Edward B. Dudley, Governor
William H. Haywood, Jr., Speaker of the House of Commons
Hugh Waddell, Speaker of the Senate

Secretary of State's Office, April, 1837
I hereby certify that the Acts and Resolutions contained in this pamphlet are true
copies of the original Acts and Resolutions passed by the Legislature at its last session.

William Hill,
Secretary of State

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