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An Act to Establish an Academy in the County of Buncombe.

1805 - Chapter XLIII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1805 - Pages 27-28

Whereas it is represented to this General Assembly, that William Forster, Jr. did convey to the trustees hereafter named, a certain lot of land containing eight acres, in the county of Buncombe, near the town of Asheville, for the purpose of a place of residence for a Preacher of the Gospel and Teach of an English and Latin School, or either, as a majority of the trustees hereafter named, or their successors in office, should deem most advisable from time to time; and the said Forster, together with all the other trustees, are desirous to have said institution incorporated and established by Act of Assembly: For remedy whereof,

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 Andrew Erwin, Daniel Smith, Edmund Sams, John Patton, James Blakely, William Forster, Sr., Thomas Forster, William Forster, Jr., William Gudger, Benjamin Hawkins, David Vance, William Brittain, George Davidson, John Davidson, Samuel Murray, Sr., John McLain and the Reverend George Newton, be, and they are hereby constituted and appointed trustees, and a body politic to superintend said seminary, with full power and authority to receive all gifts and donations or gratuities that may be given them as such for the use of said institution; and it is hereby constituted and established by the name of the Union Hill Academy; and the said trustees and their successors in office, legally appointed agreeable to the mode prescribed in the deed of conveyance from the said William Forster, Jr., to the above-named trustees, shall be able and capable to ask for and demand and receive likewise to sue for and recover, from any person or persons, any sum or sums of money or other property, which may be coming to them by subscription or otherwise, and in their capaciby as such, they may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of record within the State; and the monies when received, to be applied by the said trustees, or at least a majority of them, towards defraying the expenses of said seminary, and such other purposes as they may deem necessary for the advancement of said seminary.

II. And be it further enacted, That the trustees herein name, and their successors in office, shall be vested with all the power and authority that other bodies politic or the like nature have a right to use or excercise within this State, Provided, such rules and regulations as they may adopt or establish, from time to time, shall not be repugnant to the principles on which this seminaary was first established, and the reservations in the deed of conveyance to the trustees and their successors, nor repugnant to the constitution or laws of this State.

III. And be it further enacted, That the trustees herein appointed by this Act, or a majority of them, shall convene on the third Saturday in March, one thousand eight hundred and six, at said seminary, for the purpose of carrying this Act into effect, and adjourn to such time and place as they may think proper; and on all future occasions, shall convene at the time and place they shall they shall adjourn themselves to; any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
the 21st day of December, 1805
William White, Secretary

Alex. Martin, S.S.
S. Cabarrus, S.H.C.



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