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 N. Bowen, James Blythe, A. M. Hawkins, V. Biply,
W. D. Whitted, J. P. Jordan, D. Stradly, William Patten, J. H.
Allen, T. A. Allen, D. King, Joseph King, S. K. Stansel, W. D.
Justice, David Gallen, Benjamin King, Thomas Stradly, T. B. Justus,
T. Davis, C. P. Mingus, B. H. Moody, N. Edmonston, E. B. Herron,
J. Franks, J. M. Hamilton, A. J. Cansler and M. Dickey be, and
the same are hereby constituted a body corporate, for the purpose
of educating females, and for no other purpose whatever, by the
name and style of "Judson Female College," and by that
name shall have a perpetual succession and a common seal, and
shall be able and capable in law or equity to sue and be sued,
plead and be impleaded, and shall take, demand, receive, and
possess all goods and chattels, lands and tenements which may
be given, and all donations made shall be applied according to
the wish of the donor to the purpose hereinafter declared; and
by purchase or otherwise to take, hold and possess to them and
their successors forever, any lands sufficient for the purposes
of the college, and may purchase and hold for the purposes of
the institution such chattels and personal property as they may
deem necessary: Provided, That the amount of real and personal
estate shall not exceed at any one time three hundred
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the estate, real and personal, received or controlled by the trustees of Judson College shall be for the use and purposes of the Baptist Church of North Carolina.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the president and professors of said college, by and with the consent of the trustees, shall have the power of conferring all such degrees or marks of distinction as are usually conferred in colleges or universities.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them present, shall have the power of appointing a president and such professors and tutors as to them shall appear necessary and proper for said college, whom they may remove for misbehavior, inability or neglect of duty, and may from time to time make such by-laws and regulations for their own government and that of the college as to them may appear expedient: Provided, That the same are not inconsistent with the laws or constitution of the State: Provided, further, That if a majority of said trustees shall not convene for the purpose aforesaid, it shall and may be lawful for five of the trustees and their successors to form a quorum to do business, and may from time to time make such by-laws and regulations [as may be deemed necessary.]
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That upon the death or resignation of any of the trustees, or a vacancy from any other cause, or if the trustees desire to increase their number, then in any of the above events the Western North Carolina Baptist Convention shall fill the vacancies or increase the number.
Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect from and after its ratification.
Ratified the 11th day of February, 1861.
John W. Ellis, Governor
State of North Carolina
Rufus H. Page, Secretary of State