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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of Mars Hill College in the County of Madison.

1858-1859 Private Laws: Chapter 81

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1858-59 - Pages 77-78.

Section 1. 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 J. W. Anderson, E. Carter, Thos. Carter, Thomas S. Deaver and Lewis Parnew shall be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name and style of the "Mars Hill College;" and by that name shall have succession, and so continue for the term of fifty years. Said corporation may hold and convey real, personal and mixed property, to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars.

Sec 2. Be it further enacted, That any real estate over and above three hundred acres, which may be needed for the erection of convenient buildings on the same, or which may be acquired by donation or purchase, in addition to those already erected for the benefit and objects of this institution, shall be subject to taxation as now or hereafter may be directed by law.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the faculty of the said college, that is to say, the president and professors and teachers, by and with the consent of the trustees, shall have the power of conferring all such degrees or marks of literary distinction as are usually conferred in colleges and seminaries of learning.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to retail spirituous liquors, or sell in any quantity less than five gallons to any student in said college, within five miles of said college; and such selling or retailing within the distance aforesaid by any person or persons, shall subject such person or persons to a penalty of ten dollars for each and every offense against the provisions of this section, which said penalty shall be recovered by any person suing for the same, in an action of debt before a magistrate of said county: one half to the person suing for the same, the other half to the use of the college.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 16th day of February, 1859.

John W. Ellis, Governor
Thomas Settle, Jr., Speaker of the House of Commons
Henry Toole Clark, Speaker of the Senate

State of North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State, April, 1859.

I, Rufus H. Page, Secretary of State, in and for the State of North Carolina,
do hereby certify that the Acts and Resolutions contained in this Pamphlet,
are true copies of the original Acts and Resolutions, passed by the General
Assembly of this State, at its late session.

Rufus H. Page, Secretary of State



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