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CHAPTER 157 An act to incorporate the Fayetteville public graded and normal school for whites. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :
That A. H. Slocumb, A. A. McKethan, Jr., John D. Williams, W. H. Cohen, W. C. Troy, A. Moore, B. C. Ledberry, T, D. Haigh, W. A. Guthrie, C. F. Moore, George M. Rose, Charles Haigh, W. N. Tillinghast, R, W. Hardie, W. T. Taylor, J. C. MacRae, John A. Pemberton, Silas Sheets and J. M. Welsh, their associates and successors, are hereby created a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of the Trustees of the Fayetteville public graded and normal school, and in that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, acquire and hold, enter upon and possess, in their corporate capacity, property, real and personal, such as may be necessary and suitable for maintaining and carrying on a public graded and normal school for whites in Cross Creek township, in the county of Cumberland, with power to make all needful rules and regulations for their government and that of said school, and shall have continual succession in sueh capacity.