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An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled "An Act to Establish an Academy in the City of Raleigh," Passed in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and One.

1809 - Chapter LXII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1809 - Page 25

Whereas the trustees of the Raleigh Academy, finding it necessary to the interest of the institution, have enlarged their body, by electing an additional number of trustees:

Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the act of the trustees of the Raleigh Academy in electing an additional number of trustees beyond the power vested in them by law, be confirmed, and that the trustees so appointed shall possess the same powers with those originally chosen.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the trustees of said academy shall have full power and authority, whenever they shall deem it beneficial to the institution, to increase their number, by electing others, who when so elected, shall possess all the powers of trustees of said Academy. And whenever any vacancy or vacancies shall occur in their board, the trustees shall and may use their discretion, in either filling the same, or permitting their number to diminish by such vacancies.

III. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing of this Act, any numher of the trustees, not less than nine, shall be and constitute a quorum, and be at all times competent to exercise and discharge all the powers and duties which are or may be vested in, or required of the trustees of said Academy: Provided nevertheless, that no number less than a majority of the trustees, shall form a board competent to appoint a Principal Teacher, or to appropriate any of the funds of the institution.

And whereas the quarries of Rock in the public land adjacent to the city of Raleigh, though of no benefit to the State, might yield a small emolument to the trustees of the Academy:

IV. Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the rock lying on and in the public land adjoining the city of Raleigh, be, and the same is hereby vested in the trustees of the Raleigh Academy, and their successors, for and during the term of five years, for the sole use and benefit of said Academy, with full power to the said trustees, and their successors, to sell and dispose ofthe same, or apportion thereof, whenever they shall think proper during said term, and to grant to the purchaser or purchasers thereof the privilege of removing the same: Provided always, if the State shall, any time hereafter, require any of the said rock for public buildings, or other purposes, the rock so required shall and may be taken for the use of the State.

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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