North Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Amend an Act, Intituled, An Act for Establishing a Town in Mecklenburg County, Passed in the Year 1768

1778 - Chapter XXIII

The State Records of North Carolina - Volume XXIV, Page 178

I. Whereas the Commissioners for said Town, which is called by the Name of Charlotte, were only impowered by the recited Act to lay out One Hundred Acres into a Town, and such Lots so laid out being all sold, and most of them well improved by good Buildings, and being well situated for inland Trade, and the Situation being pleasant and healthy, has induced our Legislature to establish an Academy in said Town, by the Name of Liberty Hall, and many Persons being induced thereby to settle in the said Town, for the more convenient Education of their Children, it therefore becomes necessary to enlarge the said Town, and there still remains in the Hands of said Commissioners Two Hundred and Sixty Acres belonging to said Town; Therefore,

II. Be it Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act, it shall and may be lawful for the Commissioners of said Town to lay out Eighty Lots more, to be laid out as the Commissioners, or a Majority of them, shall think most convenient, and in the same Manner, and under the Direction of the Act above recited.

III. And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That said Commissioners shall for ever hereafter account with and pay into the Hands of the Trustees of said Liberty Hall, all the Monies that shall arise from the Sale and Rents of said Lots, once in every Year, to be applied to the Use of Liberty Hall, in said Town.

IV. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That in Case said Commissioners, or any of them, should refuse to account for and pay all Money as by this Act directed, he or they so offending shall forfeit and pay the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds, to be recovered by Action of Debt, in any Court having Cognizance thereof, the one Half to be applied to the Use of Liberty Hall, and the other Half to the Person suing for the same; any Law, Usage or Custom, to the contrary notwithstanding.

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