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An Act to Lay Off a Town and Establish an Academy on the Lands of Robert Fields, in Rowan County.

1806 - Chapter XXXII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1806 - Page 31

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 Robert Fields, Wilson Russum, Ebenezer Jones and Samuel Austin, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners for the purpose of laying off a Town on the lands of the said Robert Fields in Rowan County, which town when laid off by the said commissioners, shall be called and known by the name of Oxford, and the lots thereof shall be for the sole benefit and free disposal of the said Robert Fields.

II. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners hereby appointed for the purpose of laying off the aforesaid town, be, and they are hereby appointed trustees and a body politic for the purpose of establishing an Academy in the town aforesaid; and in case of any vacancy happening either by death, resignation, removal or otherwise, the remaining trustees are hereby authorized to fill such vacancy by their own appointments. And the said board of trustees, or a majority of them, shall have full authority to receive all gifts and donations that may he given them as such for the use of said institution, which shall be called and known by the name of The Oxford Academy. And the said trustees, and their successors in office legally appointed, shall be able and capable to ask, demand and receive, likewise to sue for and recover, from any person or persons, any sum or sums o money, or other property which may be coming to them by subscription or otherwise; and in their capacity as such, they may sue and be sued, plead and be impleadcd, in any court of record within this State. And the monies when received, to be applied by the said trustees, or at least a majority of them, towards defraying the expense of building, employing of a tutor or tutors, and procuring a library and other necessary apparatus for the use of said Academy. And the said trustees are hereby empowered to make any by-laws for the advancemen of said seminary, which may not be repugnant to the laws or constitution of this State.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
December 19, 1806
William White, Secretary

Jo. Riddick, Sp. Senate
John Moore, Sp. H. Commons

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