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An Act Establishing an Academy at Laurel Hill, in Richmond County.

1809 - Chapter LXVII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1809 - Page 27

Whereas the education of youth has a tendency to inculcate virtuous principles, and deeply to impress upon the American heart the love of a Republican Government, it is therefore the indispensable duty of legislative bodies to promote and encourage such laudable and beneficial institutions, in laying the foundation of Public Seminaries. And whereas the situation of Laurel Hill being healthy, pleasant, well watered, and abounding with provisions plenty and cheap, so that students may be genteely accommodated at a moderate expense:

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 Patterson, John Smith, Isaac Williamson, John McNair and John McFarland, Esquires, are hereby constituted and incorporned a body politic, to be known by the name of the Trustees of the Laurel Hill Academy, and as such shall have perpetual succession and a common seal. And the said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law, to take, demand and receive, any donation or acquisition of property that may be made, or accrue to said Academy; and in each and every case, to do and act in all things whatever that may tend to the profit of said Academy, in as full and ample a manner as the trustees of any of the Academies now established in this State.

II. And be it further enacted, That if any of said trustees shall die, remove or refuse to act, a majority of them shall appoint suitable persons to fill such vacancies.

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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