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CHAPTER 18 AN ACT INCORPORATING THE HIGGS ROANOKE INSTITUTE. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That said corporation shall be the property of the Middle Ground Baptist Association of the colored race of Eastern North Carolina, and it shall be controlled by a board of trustees named by the said association as hereinafter set forth, and the said corporation shall have the right to buy, sell, and own real and personal property, to sue and to be sued, to adopt and use a common seal, to execute mortgages and liens, and enter contracts of all kinds, and in general to do any and all acts necessary and proper in the conduct and management of an educational institution for the education and training of the colored youth in manual, industrial, agricultural, classic, and religious education.