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permission of the faculty, while the selling or conveying of spirituous
liquors to students was forbidden under certain penalties.3
3 The charter as amended is as follows:
An Act to amend an Act, entitled an Act to establish a Literary and Manual Labor
Institution in the county of Wake, passed in one thousand eight hundred and thirty-
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is
hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the before recited Act shall
continue and be in full force and operation except so far as it may be hereby
repealed, for the term of fifty years from the expiration of the present charter now to
be amended, and that the successors of the Trustees hereby appointed, shall
continue to enjoy all the rights and privileges thereby granted, and that in the future
they shall be known by the name and style of the Trustees of Wake Forest College,
and by that name shall have succession, and may take, demand, receive, possess,
and enjoy, all properties or monies, which may be acquired by them, by gift, devise,
or otherwise, provide that the same shall not exceed in amount two hundred
thousand dollars, and shall dispose of the same in promoting learning and virtue in
the establishment aforesaid, situated in Wake Forest, in the county of Wake,
according to the will of the donor or donors thereof.
II. Be it further enacted, That the Faculty of the said Wake Forest College, that is
to say, the President and the Professors, by and with the consent of the Trustees,
shall have the power of conferring all such degrees or marks of Literary distinction,
as are usually conferred in Colleges or Universities.
III. Be it further enacted, That if any member of the Trustees of said College
shall fail to give his personal attendance at any of the meetings of said Board, for
the term of three years, the seat of said absent Trustee shall be, and it is hereby
declared to be vacated, and the Trustees are hereby authorized to fill the same, as is
provided in the Act aforesaid, and that said Trustees may also remove any member
of their Board for improper conduct: Provided, That the cause thereof shall be
entered on their journal, and that the member to be proceeded against shall have
three months notice of the procedure, and that a majority of two-thirds of the
Trustees then assembled shall be necessary to effect such removal.
IV. Be it further enacted, That the lands and other property belonging to the said
Trustees for the benefit of said College, shall be, and the same is hereby exempted
from all kinds of public taxation, provided that the amount of lands so exempted
shall not exceed at any time six hundred acres.
V. Be it further enacted, That no license to retail spirituous liquors at the site or
within one mile of said College shall be granted, and if granted, the same shall be
VI. Be it further enacted, That no person shall set up or keep any Billiard Table
or other public table constructed or erected for playing games of chance, by
whatever name called, and no person shall exhibit any theatrical, sleight-of-hand or
equestrian performance, dramatic recitation, rope or wire dancing, or natural or
artificial curiosities at the College aforesaid, or within one mile thereof, without the
permission in writing of the Faculty thereof, and any person or persons offending
herein, or who shall sell, give, or convey to the students
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