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An Act to Establish an Academy in Hertford County.

1809 - Chapter LXIII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1809 - Pages 25-26

Whereas the diffusion of useful knowledge by establishing Seminaries for the education of youth, is productive of general benefit, and essential to the permanence of Republican Government:

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 Benjamin Roberts, John Wheeler, William P. Morgan, William H. Murfree, Patrick Brown, Sharpe Blount, Samuel Wells, Thomas Deans, William Moore, John Jiggits, William B. Cheatham, Joseph F. Dickinson, Timothy Ridley, William Rice, Joseph G. Rea, Thomas Odwyer, Isaac Foster, George Gordon, Henry Ramsey, Cornelius Moore, Andrew Jones, Lewis Walters, Ephraim Wheeler and Henry W. Long, shall he, and are hereby declared a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of The President and Trustees of the Hertford Academy, and by that name shall have perpetual succession; and they and their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be capable in law to receive and possess, any quantity of lands or tenements, goods or monies, that may be given to the use of the Academy, and apply the same according to the will of the donor.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees may sell and dispose of any lands or tenements, goods or chattels, that may be given to the use of said Academy, when the will of the donor does not forbid it. And further, that the said trustees, by the name aforesaid, to-wit, the President and Trustees of the Hertford Academy, shall be able and capable to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court withm this State; and shall have power to do all such things as are incident to, and usually exercised by bodies politic for the promotion of the objects contemplated, not incompatible with the constitution of this State.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have powers to elect a President, Secretary and Treasurer; also, to appoint such Professor and Tutors as they may deem proper; and that they shall make all such laws and regulations for the government of such Academy as may be necessary for the preservation of order and good morals. That the said trustees, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized and empowered to purchase such quantity of land as they may deem expedient, for building the Academy thereon. And in case of death, refusal, or inability to act, of any of the trustees now appointed, the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, may elect others to supply their places, and shall also have power to elect additional trustees, so that the whole number may not exceed thirty-six.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
21st December, 1809
William White, Secretary

Jos. Riddick, S.S.
T. Davis, S.H.C.



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