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An Act for the Promotion of Learning and Scientific Knowledge in the County of Stokes.

1809 - Chapter LXXX

The Laws of North Carolina of 1809 - Page 28

Whereas the encouragement of Seminaries of Learning for the proper education of youth, is essential to the happiness and prosperity of the community, and therefore highly worthy the attention of legislative bodies; and it being represented to this General Assembly, that there is a Seminary of Learning in the county of Stokes, near Germanton, if encouraged, will be of particular advantage to the inhabitents of said county, and that the citizens of that place have a desire to have the said institution incorporated:

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority if the same, That Joseph Winston, John Martin, Andrew Bowman, Thomas T. Armstrong, Isaac Dalton, George Houser, Joseph Wilson. Jacob Salmons, Esquires, be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known by the name of The Trustees of the Germanton Academy, and by that name shall have perpetual succession; and they, or a majority of them or their successors, by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law to take, demand, receive and possess, all monies, goods and chattels that shall be given for the use of said Seminary, and by gift, purchase or devise, to take, have, receive, possess, enjoy and retain, to them and their successors for ever, any lands, rents or tenements, of what kind or nature soever, in special trust or confidence, that the same, or the profits thereof, be applied to and for the purpose of establishing and inclosing said school.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to make such laws and regulations for the government of said school, for the preservation of order and good morals therein, as are usually made in Seminaries of Learning, and as to them may appear necessary, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That when the said commissioners, or a majority of them may deem it necessary, they shall have full power and authority to nominate and appoint other trustees, whose power and authority shall he equal to those herein appointed.

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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