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An Act to Establish a Seminary of Learning in the Town of Salisbury.

1798 - Chapter LIV

The Laws of North Carolina of 1798 - Page 27

Whereas, the establishing a seminary of learning in the town of Salisbury in the county of Rowan, will tend greatly to the education ot youth;

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 Montford Stokes, James Daniel, Joseph Hadden, Alexander Long and Jacob Fisher be and they are hereby constituted and appointed Trustees, with full power and authority to receive all donations, as well as money which may be subscribed for the purpose of erecting and supporting the said seminary: and the said Trustees and their successors shall be able and capable in law to ask for, demand, recover and receive of the several subscribers all sums by them respectively subscribed; and in cafe of refusal of any of them to pay the same, to sue for and recover by action of debt or other wise, in the name of the Trustees, the sum which such person shall have subscribed, before any juridiction having cognizance thereof; and when the monies are collected, to be applied by the said Trustees or a majority of them, as they shall think necessary and expedient for the advancement of said seminary and the promotion of learning therein.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Trustees hereinbefore mentioned, shall previous to their entering on the execution of ths trust reposed in them by this Act, give bond to the county Court of Rowan, payable to the Chairman or his successors, in the sum of five hundred pounds, with condition that they shall well and faithfully account for and apply all gifts, gratuities, donations and monies which they may receive by virtue of this Act, for the purposes aforesaid.

III. And be if further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any of the Trustees appointed by this Act should die or refuse to act, a majority ot the remaining Trustees may appoint another or others in his or their room and stead, who shall have the same powers as those first appointed; and when convened together shall have power to appoint a Tutor or Tutors and Treasurer, and also to make and ordain such rules and regulations, not repugnant to the laws of this state, for well ordering of the students, as to them shall seem best.

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Treafurer aforesaid, before he enters into the trust reposed in him by this Act, shall enter into bond with sufficient security to the said Trustees, for the faithful dischargeof his duties.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
the 24th day of December, Anno Domini, 1798
William White, Secretary

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



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