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An Act to Incorporate Judson Female College in the Town of Hendersonville.

1860-1861 Private Laws: Chapter 72

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1860-61 - Pages 43-44.

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
thousand dollars.

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
William T. Dortch, Speaker of the House of Commons
Henry Toole Clark, Speaker of the Senate

State of North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State, June, 1861.

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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