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An Act to Establish an Academy on the Lands of William M. Speed, in the County of Granville.

1810 - Chapter LXVI

The Laws of North Carolina of 1810 - Pages 32-33

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 Leonard Henderson, Joseph Taylor, Sr., Stephen Sneed, William Hawkins, William Robards, Frank N.W. Burton, John Hare, James Hamilton, Micajah Bullock, Jeremiah Bullock, Charles Taylor, John Howard, Edmond Taylor, William Bullock, Henry Yancey, Thomas Hunt, Maurice Smith, Henry Young, James Ridley, Sr., Joseph Taylor, Jr., John Washington, Thomas Webb, Nathaniel Robards, Daniel Jones, Jr., John Nuttall, Thomas Person, Southern Higgs, Joseph B. Littlejohn, Thomas B. Littlejohn and William M. Sneed, be, and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of The Trustees of the Montpelier Academy, and by that name shall have perpetual succession; and they, or their successors, or any twelve of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law, to take, have and receive, possess, enjoy and demand, any property real or personal, and any monies or other things that shall be given for the use of said Academy, and the same to apply according to the will of the donor, and by gift, purchase or devise, to take, have possess, demand and enjoy, to them and their successors for ever, any lands, tenements or rents, of what kind or nature soever, in special confidence that the same, or the profits thereof, shall be applied to and for the purpose of establishing, supporting and endowing the said Academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the trustees aforesaid, or any twelve of them, shall have power and authority to make such by-laws and regulations as they may think proper, for the government and regulation of the several matters appertaining to said institution, and to enlarge or decrease the number of said trustees, not exceeding forty, nor be less than ten.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. That the said board of trustees, or any twelve of them, shall have full power and authority to raise a sum of money, not exceeding one thousand pounds, by one or more lotteries, by such scheme or schemes as they shall think proper, to be applied towards erecting the necessary building, and the purchase of books and other property, as shall be deemed necessary for the establishment and support of said institution.

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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