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CHAPTER 119 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 182, PRIVATE LAWS OF 1897, AND TO INCORPORATE OXFORD ORPHANAGE. Whereas the Oxford Orphan Asylum was established by the Grand Lodge of North Carolina in February, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three; and Whereas said orphan asylum has been in successful operation since its establishment; and Whereas the Superior Court of Granville County, on the eleventh day of December, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, granted a charter to said Oxford Orphan Asylum for a period of thirty years; and Whereas the General Assembly of North Carolina, chapter one hundred and thirty-two, Private Acts session of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, confirmed and amended the said charter granted by the Superior Court of Granville County; and Whereas it is desirable that the said charter be amended, and that its corporate existence be made perpetual: Now, therefore, The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That the business of the corporation which is a purely charitable and educational one, shall be the continuance of the present institution known as The Oxford Asylum and its incorporation, without the change of purpose or identity for the maintenance and support of an orphanage or a home for indigent white orphans of tender years, citizens of the State of North Carolina, to be selected and received as the directors, hereinafter provided for, shall determine without discrimination as to sex, religious denominations or localities within the State and the support and education of such orphans, including their religious, moral, mental and physical training and their instruction in the useful arts.