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CHAPTER 683 An act incorporating the Stockholders of Sparta Institute. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :
That W. C. Field, W. K. Holbrook, H. K. Boyer, F. P. Field, R. H. Hackler, R. A. Doughton, Geo. Doughton, Wesley Gilliam, J. C. Roup, H. R. Richardson, John Choat, J. Holaway, J. W. Hawthorn, A. S. and J. M. Carson, R. 8 Carson, O. McSmith, W. E. Cox, Sowel Choat, J. M. Boyer, J. L. Smith, W. S. and A. M. Edwards, H. Edwards, W. A. Woodruff, H. S. Edwards, W. F. Burchett, their associates and successors, be and they are hereby created a joint stock company, a body politic and corporate, for the purpose of maintaining a school of high grade in the town of Sparta, Alleghany county, for the intellectual and moral training of the children of the white race of both sexes, under the name and style of Sparta Institute, and in that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, acquire, hold afd convey in their corporate capacity property, real and personal, and exercise all acts in relation thereto or incident to the ownership of real and personal property and for the promotion of education.