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An Act to Establish an Academy in the County of Cabarrus.

1810 - Chapter LXIX

The Laws of North Carolina of 1810 - Pages 33-34

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 John Allison, Archibald Houston, James Pickins, R.W. Smith, Stephen Alexander, George Phifer, John Phifer and James Carragan, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the title of The Trustees of the Poplar Tent Academy in the County of Cabarrus, and the said trustees shall appoint annually out of their own body, a President, a Treasurer and Secretary of the corporation; and they the said trustees shall keep a public seal, and the same may alter or amend at pleasure; They shall be capable of suing or being sued at law; they may purchase lands, and thee same dispose of at pleasure; they may receive donations or legacies, or money, lands and other property; in general, they may do all such things as are usually done by bodies corporate and politic, or such as may be necessary for the promotion of learning and virtue in said Academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That on the death or resignation of any trustee, or in case any trustee should refuse to serve, the remaining trustees, considering the seat of such deceased, resigning or absent member, as vacant, shall, at their next meeting, elect some fit person to serve in his place.

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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