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An Act to Incorporate the Colored Orphan Home of Eastern North Carolina.

1883 Private Laws: Chapter 110

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1883 - Pages 851-852.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That George T. Wassom, John A. Savage, Louis H. Fisher, George H. White, John C. Daney, J. H. Mattocks, P. W. Casey, W. C. Coleman, C. H. Johnson, W. W. Arrington and Richard Bunn, and their associates and successors, be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, under the name of the "Colored Orphan's Home of Eastern North Carolina," with power to receive, purchase and hold property, both real and personal, not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to sue and to be sued, to plead and to be impleaded, to contract and to be contracted with, and to do all other acts and things which may be necessary for the convenient and efficient management of the business of said corporation and for the carrying out the intentions of the same.

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall have its principal place of business at or near Goldsboro, in the county of Wayne, and buildings necessary to enable the said corporation to carry out the purposes of the organization shall be erected at or near said city, and not elsewhere.

Sec. 3. That said corporation shall have power to choose from the corporators named in this Act, or from such as may be associated with them hereafter, a board of directors to consist of five, who when chosen and duly organized by the election of a president and a secretary shall have power to make all necessary by-laws and regulations for the convenient and efficient management and control of the affairs of said corporation, and to appoint from the said board of directors, or from the corporators generally, three trustees, who shall perform such duties as may be assigned them by said board of directors: the said trustees shall be subject to removal at the pleasure of the board of directors.

Sec. 4. That said corporation shall have power to adopt such measures as will enable it to afford protection and extend the benefits of education and correct training to all such orphans, unprotected and friendless children as may be entrusted to the care of said corporation by any lawful authority.

Sec. 5. That said corporation shall have power to receive, for the purposes of protection, education and right training all orphans, unprotected and friendless children, under such rules and regulations as said corporation may prescribe, and may discharge any of said children from said Orphan Home when, in the judgment of the board of directors of said corporation, it shall become necessary for the best interest of such child to be discharged, or for the advantage of the institution.

Sec. 6. Said corporation shall have power to secure control of such orphans, unprotected and friendless children, in such manner as may be provided by the by-laws of the corporation: and it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to interfere with the said Orphan Home of Eastern North Carolina, in its management and control of said children after they are lawfully entered and received by said corporation: Provided, that the said institution shall be for children of the colored race only.

Sec. 7. This Act shall be in force from its ratification.

In the general assembly read three times, and ratified this the 7th day of March, A.D. 1883.

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

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 24th, 1883.

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

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.

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