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An Act to Establish an Academy on the Lands of Thomas B. Littlejohn, Adjoining the Court House in Granville County.

1811 - Chapter XLVI

The Laws of North Carolina of 1811 - Page 25

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, Willis Lewis, James Hamilton, Micajah Bullock, Jeremiah Bullock, Charles Taylor, John Howard, Edmund 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 Oxford Academy, and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and they or their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law to receive and possess any property, real or personal, that shall be given for the use of the said Academy, and the same to apply according to the will of the donors; and by gift, purchase or devise, to take, have, possess, demand and enjoy to them and their successors forever, 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 use of the said Academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the Trustees aforesaid, or a majority of them, shall have full power and authority to make such bye-laws and regulations as they may think proper, for the government and regulation of the said institution; and in case of the death, refusal to act, or removal out of the aforesaid county of Granville of any of the Trustees for the time being, the remaining Trustees or a majority of them, may elect others to supply their places.

III. And be it further enacted, That the Trustees of the said Academy or a majority of them, shall have full power and authority to raise, by one or more lotteries, a sum of money not exceeding two thousand pounds, for the purpose of erecting the necessary buildings, and for the general benefit and promotion of the said Academy.

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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