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An Act for the Relief of the Odd Fellows' Orphan Home at Goldsboro.

1895 Private Laws: Chapter 351

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1895 - Pages 586-587.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That W. C. Douglass, grand master of the grand lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the state of North Carolina, A. H. A. Williams, Nathaniel Jacobi, C. B. Edwards and W. T. Dortch, and their successors in office as trustees of Odd Fellows' Orphan Home at Groldsboro, North Carolina, be and their successors in office appointed or elected from time to time by the said grand lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of North Carolina according to the rules and regulations which it may adopt regarding the same are hereby created a body politic and corporate under the name of "Trustees of the Odd Fellows' Orphan Home," and by that name shall have power to receive and hold, by purchase, gift, devise and bequest, any and all property, real and personal, and choses in action, which at any time it may seem and deem proper to acquire, and shall have power to sue and be sued, and have all other rights, powers and privileges appertaining to corporations under the laws of North Carolina, subject, however, to all such rules, regulations and provisions which may from time to time be adopted by the said grand lodge of the state of North Carolina of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and by the sovereign grand lodge of the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, governing the said "Trustees of the Odd Fellows' Orphan Home."

Sec. 2. That the said trustees of the "Odd Fellows' Orphan Home" are hereby empowered to be and act as guardian of the person of any and all minor child or children received by it into its orphan home. And they shall have power to cause any person or persons placing any minor child into their said orphan home, as a condition of its admission, that they, the said person or persons, shall surrender all their rights as parent, guardian or custodian of such child or children to the persons of said child or children, and any such document or writing thus signed shall be effectual to bar any right or claim at law or equity to the said person of the said child or children of any such parent, guardian or custodian, until said child or children shall have arrived at that age which, under the laws of North Carolina, they are freed from the control of parent or guardian.

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

Ratified the 13th day of March, A.D. 1895.

Elias Carr, Governor
Rufus A. Doughton, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Zebulon Vance Walser, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 23rd, 1895.

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

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.



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