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An Act to Establish an Academy at Plymouth, in Washington County.

1810 - Chapter LXXIII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1810 - Page 35

Whereas the education ot youth has a tendency to inculcate virtuous principles, and is essential to the happiness and prosperity of a Republican Government, and therefore worthy of legislative aid:

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 Armistead, Asa Hardison, Ezekiel Hardison, James McDonald, Reuben Carnal, Benjamin Fessenden, Josiah Flower, Ebenezer Pettigrew, Job Cumstock, Samuel Blount, James Jones, Miles Hardy, Thomas B. Haughton and Thomas Johnston, shall be, aud they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of The Trustees of the Plymouth Academy, and by that name ahall have perpetual succession, and they and their successors, by the name aforesaid, or a majority of them, 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 the said Academy, and the same apply according to the will of the donors and by gifts, 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, to be applied to and for the purposes of establishing and endowing said Academy, and shall be capable of suing or being sued, of pleading or being impleaded, for any money which may be given or subscribed for the use of this institution.

II. And be further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to appoing such Professors and Tutors as to them shall appear necessary, also a Treasurer and Secretary, upon such conditions, and with such restrictions as they may deem proper. And the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to make all such laws and regulations for the government of the said Academy, and for the preservation of order and good morals therein, as they may deem necessary.

III. And be it further enacted, That upon the death, removal, inability, refusal to act, or resignation of any of the said trustees, it shall be lawful for the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, to elect other trustee or trustees, in the room of such as die, resign, remove or refust to act, and the trustee or trustees so elected, shall have equal power and authority with the trustees hereby appointed.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said body of trustees shall be, and are hereby declared to be vested with full power and authority to raise a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, by one or more lottery or lotteries, by such scheme or schemes as they shall think proper, to be applied towards defraying the expenses of completing said Academy.

V. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees shall ahve, and they are hereby declared to have full power to appoint, from time to time, commissioners to manage such lottery or lotteries as may be established, and to make such rules and regulations respecting the sale of tickets, or the payment of prizes, as they may deem necessary; any law or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

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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