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An Act to Establish an Academy in Duplin County, Within One Mile of the House of Benjamin Hodges, by the Name of Goshen Academy.

1813 - Chapter XXXVIII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1813 - Pages 24-25

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 Samuel Stanford. Charles Hooks, David Hooks, Thomas Hill, Jr., James Wright, Samuel Dunn, Levi Borden, Lewis Dickson, William Dickson, Joseph Dickson and David Wright, be and they are hereby ordained and constituted a body corporate, to be known by the name of the Trustees of the Goshen 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 Courts of Record within this State, and shall take, demand and receive any property, real or personal, 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 whatever nature or kind soever in special confidence, and that the same or the profit 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 powers and authority as are granted to the other 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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