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AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE AGRICULTURE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Chap. 1. SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State $1,500 per anof North-Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority num appropri of the same, That it shall be the duty of the public treasurer to pay to the treasurer of the North-Carolina Agricultural Society, on the first Monday of October, during each end every year, out of any moneys not otherwise. appropriated," the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, to be disposed of in the payment of premiums, as hereinafter directed: Provided, however, That the treasurer of the said society shall first produce a certificate from the president thereof, showing that during the past twelve months the like sum has been raised by the said society for the same purposes.
SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the moneys hereby Money how apappropriated are to be applied, under the direction of said plied. society, to the payment of premiums upon agricultural productions, implements of husbandry, and domestic animals, and to such other purposes as may, in the judgment of said society, be calculated to advance the interest of agriculture and manufactures. [Ratified the 16th day of February, 1855.]
AN ACT CONCERNING ASYLUMS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, as follows:
I. FOR DEAF MUTES AND BLIND PERSONS.
Whereas, in virtue of an act of the General Assembly of Preamble.
Board of directors.
Who shall compose the board.
the year 1846, entitled "An Act to provide suitable buildings for the comfortable accommodation of Deaf Mutes and Blind Persons in this State," and of several supplemental acts passed since that time, many suitable buildings have been erected in the City of Raleigh, on the public grounds called Caswell Square, for the accommodation, education, and maintenance of deaf mutes and blind persons of the State, and the institution hath been incorporated under the name and style of "The North-Carolina Institution for the education of the Deaf and Dumb and of the Blind:"
1. Be it therefore enacted, That the said institution shall be, continue, and remain a corporation, under the name and title of "The North-Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind," and shall, at all times, be subject to the control of the General Assembly
2. The said institution shall be governed by a board of seven directors, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum for business, and one of whom shall be appointed president, to preside at their meetings; and the principal of the. institution shall be, ex officio, secretary of the board, who shall record, attest and preserve their proceedings.
3. Such persons of the board of directors appointed by the act of the General Assembly of the year 1848, chapter 5, entitled: An Act to establish a Board of Directors for the Deaf and Dumb Institute in this State," as are now in office, and such other persons as, having been appointed to vacancies therein, are now in office, shall be the board of directors of the said institution: and, in case of a vacancy therein, (whereof, whenever it may occur, the secretary fill vacancies. shall give notice,) the governor shall forthwith fill the same, and submit it for approval by the General Assembly at the earliest opportunity.
4. The corporate powers of said institution shall be vested directors a bo- in the president and directors, under the name and style in their powers & the first section named, who shall have capacity to take and receive, in trust for the institution, donations of real and personal estate. They shall be charged with the erection of all necessary buildings and fixtures, and with furnishing, preserving and repairing the same; with the care of the grounds and appurtenances, and of the interest of the institution generally. They shall have power to employ all necessary agents; appoint and remove professors; to fix their compensation; prescribe their duties; establish rules for the government and discipline of the pupils; regulate tuition fees; prescribe and control the duties and proceedings of officers, servants and others, with respect to their employment: and, in general, to do all matters and things (the same being consistent with the laws of the State,)