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An Act to Amend the Charter of Trinity College.

1891 Private Laws: Chapter 6

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1891 - Pages 676-677.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That the trustees of Trinity College are authorized and empowered to remove the operations and exercises of said college and to locate the buildings deemed necessary by them for the purposes of the college at or near the town of Durham in North Carolina. They may, if they so elect, establish and maintain in connection with said college institutions of primary and intermediate education at the present site of the college in Randolph County, and at such other points as they may now or hereafter determine, for the purpose of preparing students for admission to a collegiate course. The management of such auxiliary and subordinate high schools and academies shall be vested in the said board of trustees, who are authorized to make by-laws and regulations for them, as well as for the college proper.

Sec. 2. That the trustees of Trinity College are authorized to receive and hold by gift, devise or purchase, property, real and personal, to be held for the use of said college and its dependent schools, or for the use of either or both (as may be designated in the conveyance or will), to a value not exceeding in the aggregate the sum of three millions of dollars.

Sec. 3. That the trustees shall be thirty-six in number, of whom twelve shall be elected by the North Carolina Conference of the M. E. Church, South, twelve by the W. N. C. Conference of said church and twelve by the graduates of said college. The term of office of trustees shall be six years, and they shall be so arranged that four trustees shall be elected by each conference and four by the graduates every two years. The trustees shall regulate by by-laws the manner of election of the trustees to be chosen by the graduates. Should there exist a vacancy by death, registration [resignation] or otherwise of any trustees the same shall be filled for the unexpired term by the board of trustees. The terms of the trustees now in office shall expire January first, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two. At the first election held under this amendment to the charter the body of graduates and each of the conferences shall respectively elect four trustees for the term of two years; in like manner each of said constituencies shall elect four trustees for the term of four years, and in like manner each shall elect four trustees for the term of six years.

Sec. 4. That all laws and parts of laws or of the charters heretofore granted which are in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 5. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification and acceptance by the board of trustees.

Ratified the 21st day of January, A.D. 1891.

Daniel G. Fowle, Governor
Thomas M. Holt, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Rufus A. Doughton, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 13, 1891.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the fore-
going are true copies of the original acts and resolutions on file in
this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.



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