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An Act to Provide for the Government of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.

1899 Public Laws: Chapter 370

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1899 - Pages 509-511.
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The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That chapter three hundred and eight of the public laws of eighteen hundred and eighty five, chapter four hundred and ten of the public laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, chapter one hundred and six of the public laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, chapter three hundred and forty-eight of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-one, chapter eighty-five of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, and chapter three hundred and twenty-eight of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, and all laws repealed and amended thereby be and the same are hereby repealed and amended in so far as they relate to and affect the Agricultural and Mechanical College so as to read as follows: That the North Carolina College of "Agriculture and Mechanic Arts" shall be known and designated by the name of the "North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts," and shall be a body politic and corporate with right to hold personal property and real estate for the benefit of said college.

Sec. 2. The leading objects of this college shall be to teach the branches of learning relating to agricultural and mechanical arts and such other scientific and classical studies as the board of trustees may elect to have taught, and to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions of life.

Sec. 3. The management and control of the said college and the care and preservation of its property shall be vested in a board of trustees consisting of twenty one persons, and in addition thereto the president of the said college shall be an ex officio member of said board. The said board of twenty-one shall be elected as follows: One from each congressional district in the state, each of whom shall be a skilled and practical agriculturist and twelve from the state at large, who shall be persons interested in agricultural, mechanical and industrial education. The trustees elected at this session of the general assembly shall hold office for two years and that there shall be elected at the next session of the general assembly seven trustees, who shall hold office for two years, seven trustees who shall hold office for four years and seven trustees who shall hold office for six years. And that at the present general assembly there shall be elected such a number of trustees as with the present members thereof shall make said board composed of twenty-one persons.

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the board of trustees to appoint the president and instructors of the said college and all other such officers and servants as to them may seem necessary, they shall have charge of the disbursement of its funds and shall have full supervision and control and shall be charged with the maintenance of the college. The state treasurer shall be ex officio treasurer of said board of trustees. The president and instructors, under the direction and supervision of the trustees, shall have power to confer such certificates of proficiency or marks of merit as may be deemed proper.

Sec. 5. That the board of trustees shall own and hold the certificates of indebtedness amounting to one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000) issued for the principal of the land script fund, and the interest thereon shall be paid to them by the state treasurer semi-annually on the first day of July and January in each year for the purpose of aiding in the support of said college in accordance with the Act of Congress approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled "An Act Donating Public Lands to the Several States and Territories which may Provide Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts."

Sec. 6. The Agricultural Experiment and Control Station shall be connected with the said college and controlled by the board of trustees thereof. The said board of trustees shall have power to accept and receive on the part of the state property, personal, real or mixed and any donations from the United States Congress to the several states and territories for the benefit of agricultural experiment stations or the agricultural and mechanical colleges in connection therewith, and they shall expend the amount so received in accordance with the Acts of Congress in relation thereto.

Sec. 7. The board of trustees shall admit to the benefits of the said college free of any charge for tuition, upon proper evidence of good moral character and of their inability and the inability of their parents or guardians to pay their tuitions and of their capacity to receive instruction, a certain number of youths, to be determined by them, not to be less than one hundred and twenty, and shall apportion the same to the different counties applying according to their relative number of members in the house ot representatives of North Carolina. And it shall be the duty of the superintendent of instruction in each county on the days fixed by law for the examination of teachers of the public schools also to examine candidates for county students to the said college; blanks for such purpose to be furnished annually by the president of the college to the superintendents in each county.

Sec. 8. The appropriations made or which may hereafter be made by Congress for the benefit of colleges of agricultural and mechanical arts shall be divided between the white and colored institutions in this state in the ratio of the white population to the colored.

Sec. 9. Any person who shall sell spirituous or intoxicating liquors within three-fourths of a mile of any of the buildings of said college shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Sec. 10. The board of trustees shall meet in the city of Ra!eigh on the second Monday in March, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, and elect of their number a president and an executive committee of three, one of whom shall be the president of the board of trustees, and it shall be the duty of the executive committee to meet at the call of the president and perform such duties as may be assigned to them by the board of trustees. The board of trustees shall thereafter meet annually at such time as they may agree upon. The members of the board shall receive their mileage and hotel fare while attending upon the meetings of the board, but no members of the board of trustees except the executive committee shall be allowed their expenses for more than five meetings in any one year.

Ratified the 3d day of March, A.D. 1899.

Daniel L. Russell, Jr., Governor
Charles A. Reynolds, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Henry Groves Connor, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 28th, 1899.

I, Cyrus Thompson, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the
foregoing (manuscript) are true copies of the original acts and reso-
lutions on file in this office.

Cyrus Thompson,
Secretary of State.



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