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An Act to Establish an Academy on Richland Swamp, in Robeson County.

1808 - Chapter LXXIV

The Laws of North Carolina of 1808 - 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 Matthew Watson, John Watson, Neil Brown, John Buie, Malcolm Brown, Daniel Buie and Neil Murphy 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 Zion Parnassus 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 he given for the use of said academy, and the same apply as they, or a majoriiy of them, may deem most advantageous to the 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.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
the 23rd Day of December, 1808
William White, Secretary

Joseph Riddick, Speaker of the Senate
Will. Gaston, Speaker of the House of Commons



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