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An Act for the Better Regulation of the Newbern Academy.

1812 - Chapter CIII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1812 - Page 38

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 at the time and place by law appointed for the election of Commissioners of the town of Newbern, the officer who shall hold the poll for the election of Commissioners, shall also open a poll for the election of twelve Trustees of the Newbern Academy; the free men inhabitants of said town, possessed of a freehold therein, or masters of families, and such other freemen inhabitants thereof not being free holders nor masters of families, but who within one year immediately preceding the said election, shall have made a donation to the said Academy of the value of five dollars, or within four years immediately preceding, of twenty dollars, shall be entitled to vote for Trustees of said Academy.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Trustees at their meeting in consequence of the said election, shall be devided into three classes. The seats of the Trustees of the first class, shall be vacated at the expiration of the first year; of the second at the expiration of the second year, and of the third class at the expiration of the third year, so that one third may be chosen every year. If a vacancy shall happen by resignation or otherwise, the remaining Trustees may make temporary appointments until the ensuing annual election.

III. And be it further enacted, That at the time and place by law appointed for the election of Commissioners of the town of Newbern annually hereafter, the officer holding the said poll for Commissioners of said town, shall hold a poll in the same manner for four Trustees of the Newbern Academy, to fill the seats vacated as herein directed, and of those which may be vacated by resignation or otherwise.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the Treasurer of said Academy shall annually on the day of election aforesaid, put up at the said place of election an account of the property, funds and debts of the said Academy, and the receipts and expenditures thereof during the year immediately preceding.

V. And be it further enacted, That in all tilings not herein otherwise directed, the Trustees of the Newbern Academy, and their officers shall exercise and enjoy the same rights, powers and authority, and shall have the same estate and interest, and be subject to the same duties and penalties as the trustees of said Academy and their officers appointed previous to the passing of this Act.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
the 24th Day of December, A.D., 1812
A True Copy - William Hill, Secretary

Geo. Outlaw, Speaker of the Senate
W. Miller, Speaker of the House of Commons



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