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An Act to Donate One Acre of State Land to Shaw University for the Purpose of Erecting a Colored Medical College.

1881 Public Laws: Chapter 149

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1881 - Pages 299-300.

Whereas, Certain philanthropists have contributed and placed in the hands of Henry M. Tupper, president of Shaw University, a sufficient sum of money to erect the necessary buildings for a colored medical college;

And whereas, It is very necessary to have said college located upon ground contiguous to said University; now therefore,

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That one square acre of ground, to be taken from the southeast corner of the lot on which the governor's mansion is now located, shall be and the same is hereby donated to the trustees of Shaw University, to be by them held in trust for the purpose of establishing a medical college for colored students.

Sec. 2. That the governor shall be, and he is hereby authorized and empowered to have the same laid off by some competent surveyor immediately after the passage of this Act: Provided, however, That the erection of the buildings for said college shall commence within one year and be completed within three years from the passage of this Act: And provided, further, That if the buildings herein mentioned are not commenced and finished within the time prescribed, or if at any time the property hereby donated shall cease to be used for the purposes set forth in this bill, or shall be used for any other purpose, then the title to the land hereby donated shall be vested again in the state of North Carolina.

Sec. 3. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

In the general assembly read three times, and ratified this the 2nd day of March, A.D. 1881.

Thomas J. Jarvis, Governor
Charles M. Cooke, Speaker of the House of Representatives
James L. Robinson, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 14th, 1881.

I, William L. Saunders, Secretary of State, hereby
certify that the foregoing are true copies of the original
acts and resolutions on file in this office.

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.



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