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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Williamsborough Academy.

1813 - Chapter LXII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1813 - Page 32

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 Stephen Sneed, Leonard Henderson, William Roberts and James Hamilton, be and they are hereby ordained and constituted a body corporate to be known by the name of the "Trustees of the Williamsborough Academy;" and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and they or their successors, or a majority of them, or those appointed by them by the name aforesaid shall be 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 may be given for the use of said institution, 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, to be applied by them to the use and benefit of said Academy.

II. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the above named trustees, or a majority of them shall have power to fill any vacancy or vacancies which may happen from any cause whatsoever; also to increase the number of the trustees to any number they may think proper, not exceeding six, in addition to the number heretofore named; and that the trustees appointed under this clause shall have and possess all the powers granted to those named in the first clause of this Act.

III. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees are hereby invested with full power to employ Teachers, and make all such laws, rules and regulations, as they may think best calculated to promote the interest of said institution.

IV. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the trustees of the said Academy are hereby authorized to raise by way of Lottery or Lotteries, a sum of money not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, to be applied by them to the use of the institution; and the said trustees, before they shall presume to sell any of the tickets in the said lottery or lotteries, shall enter into bond and security to the Chairman of the County Court of Granville, in such sum as the said court shall think proper for the fair and faithful conducting the said lottery or lotteries, and for the payment of such prize or prizes as shall be drawn therein by the fortunate adventurers in said lottery or lotteries.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
the 25th Day of December, A.D., 1813
A Copy - William Hill, Secretary

George Outlaw, Speaker of the Senate
William Miller, Speaker of the House of Commons

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