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CHAPTER 334 An act to charter Trap Hill Institute. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That J. S. Holbftook, J. S. Kirby, J. A. McClean, W. F. Byrd, William Sparks, T. C. Deborde, D. J. Roberts, C. Blevens, C. F. Fields, E. M. Gwyn, J. W. Myers, F. Brewer, I. W. Landreth, Joshua Spicer, E. Blevens and J. F, Gentry, 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 at Trap Hill, in Wilkes county, North Carolina, for the mental and moral training of the children of the white race of both sexes under the name and style of Trap Hill Institute, and in that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, acquire, hold and convey in their corporate capacity property, real and personal, and exercise all acts in relation thereto or incident to the ownership of rea) and personal property and for the promotion of education.