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An Act to Establish a Free School in the County of Wayne.

1813 - Chapter XXV

The Laws of North Carolina of 1813 - Page 17

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 Silas Hollowell, John Davis, Nicholson Washington, Robert G. Greene, John Hooks, Sampson Lane, Cullen Blackman, Jesse Slocumb, Laurence Wood, Probert Collier, and Barnabas McKinnie, shall be and they are hereby declared a body politic and corporate to be known and distinguished by the name of the Trustees of the Free School of the county of Wayne, and by the name aforesaid they shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, and they or a majority of them shall be able and capable in law to take, demand, receive, and possess all money, goods and chattels that shall be given them from charitable motives for the use of said Free School, and the same to apply according to the will of the donor, and by gift, purchase or devise, shall have, receive and retain to them and their successors forever, any lands, rents, tenements or hereditaments of what kind or nature the same may be in special trust and confidence, that the same or the profit thereof or all be applied for the purpose of establishing and endowing the said Free School.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees or a majority of them, shall determine on the place for establishing the said Free School, and adopt such rules and regulations for erecting the buildings and for the government of said Free School, and particularly for the preservation of religion, order and good morals therein as a majority of the said Commissioners or Trustees may devise for that purpose, and they are hereby declared to possess the same powers which the Trustees of any other seminary of learning within this State have or may possess or enjoy, Provided the same are not contrary to the Constitution of this State or the United States.

III. And be it further enacted, That upon the death, resignation, removal or refusal to act of any of the said Trustees, it shall be lawful for the remaining Trustees or a majority of them to appoint others to act in their room, and when so elected they shall have the same powers as those appointed by this Act.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees or a majority of them are hereby authorized to raise by lottery a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars, by such scheme or schemes as they may think proper to devise, and the same shall be applied solely and exclusively to the use and benefit of the said Free School in such manner as may be by them prescribed.

V. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees shall enter into bond payable to the Chairman of the county court of Wayne for the time being, and his successors for the faithful performance of the duties of their appointment.

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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