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An Act to Amend an Act to Establish a Seminary of Learning in Elizabeth Town, in Bladen County.

1810 - Chapter LXXII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1810 - Pages 34-35

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 Bartram Robeson, Matthew Byrne, Amos Richardson, James McRae, S. Richardson, Jonathan Smith, David Lloyd, Richard Garvin, John Owen, John B. Brown, Samuel Andres, Thomas Brown, Jr., Edmond Fitz Randolph, John Nicholson, John MacMillan, James Cromartie, William Hendon, Richard Parish, Dr A. McDowell, John Waddill, Matthew Kelly, William Screety, William Johnston, Magnes Draughon, Arthur Council, John MacNeil, John Brown, Sr., William J. Cowan, Josiah Hendon, Robert Harvey, James Salter, Sr., Patrick Kelly, James Moore, William Robeson, Alexander White, Street Ashford, Thomas White, be, and they are hereby constituted and appointed Trustees to superintend the government of the Seminary of Learning in the town of Elizabethtown, with full power and authority to receive all donations, legacies or devises which may be made to them as trustees aforesaid, for the purpose of regulating and supporting the Seminary hereby instituted in the name of The Elizabethtown Academy; and the trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, are hereby empowered to ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive 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 for the advancement of said Seminary and the promotion of virtue and learning.

II. And be it further enacted, That when any of the trustees named in this act (or any preceding Act for the government of said Academy) shall die, remove, resign or refuse to act, a majority of them remaining shall have full power and authority to appoint others in the room of those dead, removed, resigned or refusing to act, and to extend the number as far as they may think expedient, with the power of appointing their President, and restricting, if they think proper, the time of his continuance in office, and also the power of determining by their own vote what number shall constitute a quorum to do business, with the power of enacting such bye-laws for their own regulation and the government of the Academy, as to them shall appear expedient; that the said trustees and their successors are hereby appointed a body politic and corporate, by the name of the Trustees of the Elizabethtown Academy, and shall be able and capable to act in all things whatsoever for the promotion of said seminary, in as full and ample manner as any body politic or corporate can or may by law; all laws and clauses of laws 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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