The North Carolina Minute: An 1837 Act concerning the University of North Carolina

Published June 9, 2022

By J. C. Knowles


1. Be inacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same,

That is shall be unlawful for any merchant, shop keeper or other person of Chapel Hill, or within two miles thereof, to sell to any student of the university, goods, wares, merchandise, spirituous liquors or wine, without the consent of the faculty, or some one of the professors thereof, given in writing; and if any contract for the sell of such articles shall be made, it is hereby declared to be null and void, and no recovery shall be had thereon.

2. No license shall be granted to retail spirituous liquors at Chapel Hill, or within two miles thereof; any license obtained for that purpose shall be null and void, nor shall it be lawful for any person to give and electioneering treat or entertainment, within two miles of the university of the State.

3. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to exhibit any theatrical, slight of hand, or equestrian performances, dramatic recitations, rope or wire dancing, or natural or artificial curiosities, at Chapel Hill, or within five miles thereof, without the special permission in writing of the faculty.

4. If any person or persons shall offend against the provisions of this act, or any of them, he, she or they, thus offending, shall be liable to be indicted under this act, and fined or imprisoned at the discretion of the court, or under any general act or acts of the General Assembly, prohibiting said offences.