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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Vine Hill Academy, in the County of Halifax.

1809 - Chapter LXIV

The Laws of North Carolina of 1809 - Page 26

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 William H. Smith, James Smith, Jr., Peyton R. Tunstall, Marmaduke Norfleet, Josiah Nelms, Willis Powel, John Anthony and Simmons J. Baker, Esquires, shall be, and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of The Trustees of the Vine Hill Academy, in the county of Halifax, and by that name shall have perpetual succession and a common seal; and that they the said trustees and their successors, 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 them for the use of the said Academy, and apply the same according to the will of the donors; and by gift, purchase or devise, to take, have, receive, possess and retain, to them and
their successors forever, any lands, tenements, rents or hereditaments, of whatsoever kind, in special trust, that the same, or the profits thereof, shall be applied to and for the use and benefit of the said Academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall have full power and authority, to bargain, sell, grant, demise, alien, convey and assure to the purchasers, any such lands, tenements, rents or hereditaments aforesaid, where the condition of the grant to them, or will of the devisor, does not forbid it. And further, that the said trustees, and their successors for ever, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law, to sue and implead, be sued and impteaded, answer and be answered, in all courts of.record whatsoever; and that they shall have full power to open and receive subscriptions, and in general to do all such things as are usually done by bodies corporate and politic.

III. And be it further enacted, That on the death, refusal to act, resignation or removal out of the State of any of the said trustees for the time being, it shall be lawful for the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to elect and appoint one or more trustees, in the place of such trustee or trustees, dead, refusing to act, resigned or removed; and the said trustee or trustees so appointed, shall be vested with the same trust, powers and authorities as the original trustees are by virtue of this Act.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, shall have the power and authority to appoint a Secretary and Treasurer and a President of the said Academy, and such Professors, Tutors and other officers, as to them shall appear necessary and proper, whom they may remove for misbehavior, inability or neglect of duty. And they shall have the further power to make all such by-laws and regulations for the government of the said Academy, and the preservation of good order and morals therein, as are usually made in such Seminaries, and as to them may appear necessary: Provided, the same be not contrary to the laws of the State, or to the unalienable liberty of the citizen.

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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