North Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Establish an Academy in the County of Cabarrus.

1812 - Chapter CII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1812 - Pages 37-38

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 the Reverend John M. Wilson, William Morrison, Jr., William Gillems, John Morrison, James Morrison, Archibald McClerty, Enoch Morgan and Charles Taylor Alexander, be, and they are hereby ordained and constituted a body corporate, to be known by the name of Trustees of the Rocky River 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 sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any of the Courts of Record within this state; and shall take, demand, and receive any property real or personal, and any monies or other things which shall be given for the use of the said Academy, and the same to apply according to the will of the donor, and by gift, purchase, or devise, to take, have and possess, receive, enjoy and retain, to them and their successors forever, any lands, rents, or tenements of what nature or kind soever in special confidence, that the same of the profits thereof be applied to and for the purpose of establishing and endowing the said Academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees or a majority of them, shall have authority to make such Bye-Laws and Regulations as are usual in such seminaries, and to appoint other Trustees who shall have the same power and authority as are granted to the Trustees appointed by 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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