North Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Establish an Academy in Mecklenburg County.

1811 - Chapter XLIV

The Laws of North Carolina of 1811 - Pages 24-25

Whereas the education of youth is of the greatest importance to society:

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 the Reverend James Wallis, Doctor Cunningham Harris, John Patterson, and Henry Foster, Esquires, and Messrs. John Simmeson, John McKee, William Stewart, John Still, James Cunningham and James Willie, 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 New Providence Academy, and by that name shall 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 to the use of the said Academy, and the same apply according to the will of the donor, and by gift, purchase or devise to take, have, receive, possess, enjoy and retain, to them and their successors forever, any lands, rents or tenements of what kind or nature soever, in special trust and confidence that the same or the profits thereof, be applied to and for the purpose of establishing and endowing said Academy, and shall be capable of pleading and bing impleaded in and for any lands, tenements, rents, monies or donation which may be devised or subscribed for said institution.

II. And be it further enacted, That upon the death, removal, inability, refusal to act or resignation of any of the said justices [?], 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 refuse to act; and the Trustee or Trustees so elected shall have equal power, authority, and capacity with the Trustees herein appointed.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees or a majority of them, shall have full power and authority to make all such bye-laws and regulations for the government of said academy, and for the preservation of order and good morals therein, as they may deem proper and necessary, provided they are consistent with the Constitution and laws of this State and of the United States.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
the 20th Day of December, A.D., 1811
William Hill, Secretary

J. Riddick, Speaker of the Senate
J. Steele, Speaker of the House of Commons



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