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An Act to Establish a Seminary of Learning in the Town of Fayetteville, and to Amend the Law for the Regulation of the Towns of Fayetteville and Hillsborough.

1799 - Chapter LXXVI

The Laws of North Carolina of 1799 - Page 30

Whereas the inhabitants of the town and neighborhood of Fayetteville, by liberal donations and subscriptions, have established an academy in the town of Fayetteville for promoting the education of both sexes, and have appointed John Hay, Robert Adam, Farquhar Campbell, Robert Donaldson, John Dickson, John Sibley, John Winslow, and Samuel D. Purviance, Trustees of the same; and it is proper they should be incorporated: therefore,

I. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of North Carolina, That John Hay, Robert Adam, Farquhar Campbell, Robert Donaldson, John Dickson, John Sibley, John Winslow, and Samuel D. Purviance, be, and they are hereby constituted and appointed Trustees to superintend the government of the seminary of learning in the town of Fayetteville, with full power and authority to receive all donations, legacies or devises which may be made to them as Trustees aforesaid, for the purpose of regulating and supporting the seminary hereby constituted by the name of the Fayetteville Academy: and the Trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, are hereby empowered to ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive from all persons, any sums of money or other property, real as well as personal, to which they may be entitled by donation, purchase or otherwise; with full power to apply and use the same as to them shall seem best for the advancement of said seminary, and the promotion of virtue and learning.

II. And be it enacted, That when any of the Trustees named by this Act, shall die, remove, resign or refuse to act, a majority of those remaining, shall have full power and authority to appoint others in the room of those dead, removed, resigned or refusing to act.

III. And be it enacted, That the said Trustees and their successors, are hereby appointed a body politic and corporate, by the name of the Trustees of Fayetteville Academy; and shall be able and capable to act and do all things whatsoever for the promotion of said seminary, in as full and ample manner as any body politic or corporate can or may by law.

IV. And be it enacted, That the Magistrates of Police annually elected for the said towns, be, and they are hereby declared Presidents of the Boards of Commissioners for the regulation of said towns, and shall have power to convene the said Commissioners at any time when necessary.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
the 23rd day of December, Anno Domini, 1799
William White, Secretary

Benjamin Smith, Speaker of the Senate
Mussendine Matthews, Speaker of the House of Commons



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