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An Act to Establish a Seminary of Learning in the County of Duplin, by the name of Greene Academy.

1813 - Chapter LXI

The Laws of North Carolina of 1813 - Pages 31-32

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 Thomas Wright, Joseph Greene, Levi Borden, John Beck, Alfred Beck, Samuel Dunn, Elias Faison, Lewis Dickson, David Wright and Jethro Oates, 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 Greene Academy," and by that name shall 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 take, demand, receive and possess, all monies, goods and chattels that shall be given for the use of said Academy; 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 further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law to grant, bargain, sell and convey 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 and Equity in this State.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors or a majority of them, shall have and are hereby declared to have full power to make or 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 Academy, in as full and ample a manner as any body politic and 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, and when so appointed, shall have equal powers with the trustees appointed by this Act.

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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