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An Act to Amend an Act, Passed in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Three, Entitled "An Act to Establish a Seminary of Learning in the Town of Lumberton and Raft Swamp, in the County of Robeson."

1807 - Chapter LXVIII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1807 - Page 29

Whereas, by an Act of the Legislature, passed in the year one thousand eight hundred and two, authority was given to the trustees of the Lumberton Academy, to raise a sum of money by way of lottery to complete the building of said academy; and it is also represented that doubts exist in the minds of many respectable citizens of the county aforesaid, whether the money raised by said lottery was ever appropriated for the benefit of said academy: Therefore,

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 Joseph Regan, James McQueen, Francis L. Haines, Alexander Rowland and Charles Moore, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, or a majority of them, to call to accounty and settle with the trustees of Lumberton Academy, who had the management of the lottery authorized by law for the benefit of the said academy. And if the trustees, when called upon by the commissioners hereby appointed in virtue of this Act, should fail to render them full satisfaction touching and concerning the appropriations of the money by them raised by way of lotter as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the said commissioners, and they are hereby empowered and directed to institute suit against them for the sum of money as appears to them to have remained in their hands unappropriated as aforesaid; and the money, when recovered, shall be applied to the use of the said academy; any law, usage, or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
the 18th Day of December, 1807
William White, Secretary

Joseph Riddick, Sp. S.
Joshua G. Wright, Sp. H.C.

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