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An Act to Establish a Seminary of Learning in Robeson County, by the Name of Philadelphus Academy.

1812 - Chapter CV

The Laws of North Carolina of 1812 - Pages 38-39

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 Hugh Brown, Angus Black, Archibald McDougal, William Brown, Neill Bowie and Malcolm Brown, 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 Philadelphus Academy," and by that name to have perpetual succession; and they or their successors, by the name aforesaid, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law to make, demand, receive and possess all monies, goods and chattels, that shall, or may be given for the use of the said Institution, and the same to apply according to the directions of the donor; and by gift, purchase or devise, to take, possess and enjoy to them and their successors forever, any lands, tenements or hereditaments in trust, that the same, or the profits thereof, be applied to and for the purpose of establishing and endowing the said Academy.

II. And be it futher enacted, That the said Trustees, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law to grant, bargain and sell any such lands, tenements or hereditaments as aforesaid, when such conveyance is not inconsistent with the terms of the donation; and further, that the said Trustees, their successors or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law, by the name aforesaid, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered in any Court of law or Court of Equity in this state.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees or a majority of them shall have, and are hereby declared to have full power to make and ordain such laws, and regulations for their own government, and for the regulation and government of said Academy, as to them may appear necessary; and shall be able and capable to do all things whatever for the promotion of said Seminary, in as full and ample a manner as any body politic or corporate can or may do by law.

IV. And be it further enacted, That upon the death or resignation, inability or refusing to act of any of the Trustees aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the remaining Trustees, or a majority of them, to elect others to supply their place, who shall have equal power and authority with the Trusters hereby appointed.

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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