1881 public laws – Ch. 149 Sec. 1

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CHAPTER 149 AN ACT TO DONATE ONE ACRE OF STATE LAND TO SHAW UNI- VERSITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ERECTING A COLORED MEDI- CAL COLLEGE. Wuereas, 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 :

That one square acre of ground, to be taken from the southeast corner of the lot on which the goy- , ernors 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.

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