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An Act to Establish and Incorporate an Academy in the Town of Lincolnton, in the County of Lincoln.

1813 - Chapter XXX

The Laws of North Carolina of 1813 - Pages 22-23

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it it hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the Rev. Philip Hinkle, the Rev. Humphrey Hunter, Messrs. Lawson Henderson, Joseph Graham, John Fullenwider, John Hoke, Peter Forney, Robert Williamson, Daniel Hoke, M. Shufford, J. Summe, D. Shufford, J. Rhinehart, Vardy McBee, David Ramsour, Peter Hoyle, Henry Y. Webb, George Carruth, W. McLarne, Robert Burton, John Reid and David Rhinehart shall 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 the "Pleasant Retreat" Academy; by that name they shall have perpetual succession, and by the name aforesaid, they 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 or may be given for the use of the said Academy, and the same apply according to the will of the donor, and by gift, purchase or devise to take, have, receive, possess, enjoy and retain to them and their successors forever, any lands, rents or tenements of what kind or nature soever, in special trust and confidence, that the same or the profits thereof be applied to and for the purpose of establishing and endowing said Academy, and shall be capable of pleading and being impleaded by their proper officers either in law or equity for any monies or other things which may be given, devised or subscribed for the use of said Academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them shall have power to appoint such professors or tutors, as to them shall appear necessary; also a treasurer and secretary on the terms and conditions, and with such restrictions as they may think proper; and the said trustees or a majority of them, shall have power to make all such laws and regulations for the government of said academy and for the promotion of order and morality therein is they may deem necessary, not inconsistent with the laws and constitution of this state.

III. And be it further enacted, That on the death, removal from the county, inability or refusal to act, or resignation of any of the said trustees, it shall and may be lawful for the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, to elect other trustees in the place and stead of such as die, remove, resign or refuse to act; and the trustee or trustees so elected, shall have equal power, authority and capacity with the trustees hereby appointed, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

IV. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after the passing thereof.

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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