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An Act to Establish an Academy in Carteret County.

1810 - Chapter LXIV

The Laws of North Carolina of 1810 - Page 32

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 a 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 Nathaniel Pinkham, Elijah Piggett, Jeconias Piggett, Belcher Fuller, John Hill, John Roberts and David Ward, shall be, and are hereby declared a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of The President and Trustees of the Carteret Academy, and by that name shall have perpetual succession; and they or their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be capable and able in law, to receive and possess any quantity of lands and tenements, goods or monies, that may be given to the use of the said Academy, and apply the same according to the will of the donor.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees shall sell and dispose of any lands, tenements, goods or chattels, that may be given to the use of the 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 Carteret Academy, shall be able and capable to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court within the 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 object contemplated, and 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 power to elect a President, Secretary and Treasurer, also to appoint such Professors and Tutors as they may deem proper; and that they may make all such laws and regulations for the government of said Academy as may be necessary for the preservation of the same.

IV. And be it further enacted, That said trustees, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized and empowered to purchase such quantity of lands 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 does not exceed seven at any one time.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
of North Carolina, December 21st, 1810
William White, Secretary

Joseph Riddick, S.S.
William Hawkins, S.H.C.



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