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An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled "An Act to Erect and Establish an Academy in the County of Richmond."

1797 - Chapter LVI

The Laws of North Carolina of 1797 - Page 20

Whereas, it is represented to this General Assembly, that the powers given the Trustees nominated in said Act are not sufficiently defined, and ample to answer the purpose intended by the same:

I. 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 several Trustees nominated in the before recited Act, they and their successors be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate in deed and in name, by the style of the Trustees of the Richmond Academy; and by the same name, they and their successors shall and may have perpetual succession, and be able and capable in law to receive, take and enjoy to them and their successors, lands, tenements, rents and hereditaments of any kind, nature, quality or value in fee, and also estates for lives and for years, and all forms of money, goods and chattels whatsoever for repairing and supporting the academy, paying salaries to the President, Professors and Tutors thereof; and by the same name, they and their successors shall and may be able to implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended, in all courts and places, and before all Judges and Justices whatsoever, in all actions, pleas, plaints and demands; and to grant, bargain, sell or assign any lands, tenements, hereditaments, goods or chattels; and to act and do all things whatsoever for the use aforesaid, in a full and ample manner and for as any natural person, or body politic or corporate, can or may by law; that they shall and may have a common seal for the business of them and their successors, with liberty to change, alter or make new the same from time to time as they think proper; any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
the 23rd day of December, 1797
James Glasgow, Secretary

Benjamin Smith, S.S.
M. Matthews, S.H.C.

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