Search billions of records on

Spalding County, Ga Schools - Marshall College


1853 Vol. 1 -- Page: 127

Sequential Number: 199
Law Number: (No. 110.)

Full Title: An Act to incorporate Marshall College, in the city of Griffin.

SECTION I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Jesse [Illegible Text] Campbell, Augustus (August) L. Brodus, Alfred Buckner, J. Q. A. Alford, Parker Eason, Hendly Varner, Andrew W. Walker and James H. Stark, having been chosen by the Flint River Baptist Association, William R. Phillips having been appointed by the Mayor and Council of the city of Griffin, Wareham W. Woodruff appointed by the Presbyterian Church of Griffin, William Freeman appointed by the Methodist Episcopal Church of Griffin, Milton Westmoreland appointed by the Christian Church of Griffin, Charles H. Johnson, appointed by the Warren Lodge, I. O. O. F., of Griffin, Jason Burr appointed by the Meridian Sun Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Griffin, Trustees and their successors be and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of Marshall College, that they may have a common seal, a perpetual succession of officers and members, shall be capable of sueing and being sued, answering and being answered unto, impleading and being impleaded, and said corporation may take, have, possess and acquire by gift, grant, purchase, bequest or devise, lands, tenements, hereditaments, goods, chattels and other estates, and may collect all donations now due or owning to them or subscribed, for the use or benefit of said College, or hereafter to fall due them by donation, subscription or otherwise, and all the estate acquired or hereafter to be acquired, said corporation may have, use, improve and convey.

SEC. II. And be it further enacted That the Trustees aforesaid, and their successors shall be empowered to receive all gifts, grants, legacies, privileges and immunities, which may be made or bequeathed to them, that no misnomer of the corporation, or other technical error, shall prevent its right from vesting, when it may appear or shall be ascertained that it was the intention of the party or parties to give, grant, bequeath, or devise any estate, property, right or interest to said corporation.

SEC. III. And be it further enacted, That all the estate to be held by said corporation, shall be applied for educational purposes in the erection, endowment and support of a College in the city of Griffin and of a primary and preparatory school in connection therewith.

SEC. IV. And be it further enacted, That the Board of Trustees shall be composed of fourteen members, at least eight of whom shall be members of a Baptist Church in good standing and fellowship with the Flint River Association, one shall be a member of the corporation of the city of Griffin, one a member of said [Illegible Text], Church, one a member of said Methodist Episcopal Church, one a member of said Christian Church, one a member of said Lodge, I. O. O. F. and one a member of said Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons. The Board of Trustees shall fill all vacancies


Page: 128
occurring in their body from time to time, but the relative proportion of representation of the different constituting bodies in the Board of Trustees shall always be maintained, so far as may be practicable; Provided, the above mentioned bodies having had the power of appointment, shall at any and all times have the power to remove from office the Trustee or Trustees appointed by them or representing them.

SEC. V. The Board of Trustees may determine what number of their body shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and make all such by-laws and regulations as they may consider expedient for the Government of their body, the College and its dependencies not repugnant to their Constitution, or (the) Constitution and Laws of the land, to prescribe the course of study, elect all necessary Officers and Professors and dismiss the same at pleasure, to confer through the faculty of the College such honors, degrees, medals and privileges as are usual in other Colleges.

SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Lots, Buildings and other property of said corporation shall not be subject to the payment of city or other Taxes.

SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That all laws militating against this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approval Date: Approved, December 5th, 1853.

Source:   Digital Library of Georgia

This page was last updated on -08/06/2010

Return to Schools Index

Return to Home Page

Compilation Copyright 2008-Present

All Rights Reserved

Linda Blum-Barton