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An Act to Erect an Academy in the Town of Sneedsborough, in Anson County.

1800 - Chapter XL

The Laws of North Carolina of 1800 - Page 26

Whereas it is represented to this General Assembly, that the citizens of the county of Anson are desirous of establishing an academy in the town of Sneedsborough, in Anson County, and that liberal subscriptions for that purpose have been made:

Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That an academy for the instruction of youth, be erected and established in the town of Sneedsborough, in Anson County, on such lots or place as shall be purchased or agreed upon by the trustees hereinafter named.

II. And be it further enacted, That William Piguis, Thomas Godfrey, Allen Chapman, Isaac Lanier, William Johnston, H. Pearson, William Powe, Isaac Jackson, Lawrence Moore and John Battle, they and their successors, to be elected in manner hereafter directed, shall be a body politic and corporate, and shall be known and called by the name of the Trustees of Sneedsborough Academy, and by that name they and their successors shall have perpetual succession, and be capable to receive, take and enjoy to them and their successors, any lands, tenements, hereditaments and personal property of any kind whatsoever, which they now have or may hereafter acquire by purchase or otherwise, for building or supporting the said academy.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors, or five of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable to grant, sell and convey any lands, tenements, rents, or any personal property; and the said trustees, or five of them, and their successors, shall be capable to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, in all courts of this State.

IV. And be it further enacted, That at the first meeting of the trustees before named, they proceed to appoint a President, and that the said trustees, or any five of them, the President to be one, or any seven without the President, shall power to meet at all times, and to deliberate, make and ordain such rules, regulations and laws for the government of said academy (not inconsistent with the laws of the State) as shall seem good; and they shall have power and may give certificates to such students as shall leave the academy, testifying their literary merit, and the progress they shall have made in useful knowledge.

V. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, and their successors, shall have power to fill up vacancies which may happen in their body by death or otherwise, and the persons appointed to such vacancies shall have the same power and privileges as the trustees named in this Act.

VI. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or five of them, shall when convened have power to elect one or more professors or tutors, and to remove or displace them, or any of them, and to appoint others in their stead; and shall also choose such other officers as they think proper and deem expedient, who shall be under such laws, regulations and rules as the corporate body shall fabricate.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
the 20th day of December, Anno Domini, 1800
William White, Secretary

Joseph Riddick, S.S.
Stephen Cabarrus, S.H.C.



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