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An Act to Establish an Academy in Trenton, in the County of Jones.

1807 - Chapter LXVI

The Laws of North Carolina of 1807 - Page 29

Whereas establishing seminaries of learning for the purpose of educating youth, is essential to the happiness and prosperity of the community, and therefore worthy of legislative attention:

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 James Shine, Simmons Harrison, John Becton, Anthony Hatch, Frederic Foscue, Needham Simmons and Abraham Dudley, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of The Trustees of the Trenton Academy, and by that name shall have perpetual succession; and that they the trustees, and their successors, by the name aforesaid, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law, to take, demand, receive and possess, all monies, goods and chattels that shall be given for the use of said academy, and the same apply as they, or a majority of them, may deem most advantageous to the said academy; and by gift, purchase or devise, to take, have, receive, possess, enjoy and retain, to them and their successors forever, any lands, rents, tenements and hereditaments, of what kind or nature soever, in special trust and confidence that the same, or profits thereof, be applied to and for the use of said academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to make such laws and regulations for the government of said academy, and the preservation of order and good morals therein, as are usually made in such seminaries, and as to them may appear necessary.

III. And be it further enacted, That when they, or a majority of them, may deem it necessary, they shall have full power and authority to nominate other trustees, whose power and authority shall be equal to those herein appointed.

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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