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An Act to Establish an Academy in Waynesborough, and Other Purposes.

1810 - Chapter LXVIII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1810 - Page 33

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 Davis, Joseph Edwards, Isaac Hendley, Uriah Bass, Jesse Slocumb, Probert Collier, Joseph Everitt, John McKinney, Asa Jernigan, Sampson Lane, John Copender, Ephraim Daniel, James Bradberry, William Exum and John Hooks, be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of The Trustees of Waynesborough Academy, and by that name shall have perpetual succession; and they and their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be capable in law, to receive and possess any quantity of lands or tenements, goods or monies, that may be given to the use of the said Academy, and apply the same to the will of the donor; and the trustees and their successors., or a majority of them, are hereby empowered to ask, demand, sue for, receive and recover from all persons, any sum or sums of money or other property, real as well as personal, to which they may be entitled by donation, purchase or otherwise, with full power to apply and use the same as to them shall seem best.

II. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid trustees of Waynesborough Academy, or a majority of them, be, and they are hereby appointed and vested with full power and authority to raise by way of lottery, a sum of money not exceeding five hundred pounds, for the purpose of enabling the aforesaid trustees of Waynesborough Academy to establish said Academy.

III. And be it further enacted, That the trustees of the said Academy shall appoint three men of skill and probity belonging to their body for the purpose of conducting such lottery, agreeably to such scheme as the said trustees, or a majority of them, may think proper to devise.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees may elect and appoint all necessary officers, and from time to make such rules, regulations and by-laws for the management and government of said Academy as they may deem expedient: Provided however, that such shall not be repugnant to, or inconsistent with the laws and constitution of this State, or of the United States; and that the said trustees shall also pay to every fortunate adventurer in said lottery, the prizes which he, she or they shall draw therein, on demand, subject however to such reductions and restrictions as the said commissioners shall make known in the publication of the scheme of said lottery.

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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