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An Act to Establish and Incorporate an Academy at Greensville, in the County of Pitt.

1814 - Chapter LI

The Laws of North Carolina of 1814 - Page 23

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 Arthur Forbes, Richard Evans, George Eason, George Greene, Jesse Randolph, David Smith, David A. Tellair, Hardie Smith, James Sheppard, John Mooring, Franklin Gorham, Marshall Dickerson and Robert Williams, 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 Greensville Academy, in the county of Pitt, and by that name they shall have perpetual succession; and they or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law to take, 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, receive and possess by 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 money 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 such terms and conditions, and under such restrictions as they may think proper. And the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have full power to make all such laws and regulations for the government of said Academy, and for the promotion and observance of order and morality therein, as they may deem necessary, not inconsistent with the laws or constitution of this State.

III. And be it futher enacted, That on the death, removal from the county, inability or refusal to act, 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 and authority with the trustees hereby appointed.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
this 27th Day of December, A.D., 1814
A True Copy - William Hill, Secretary

Geo. Outlaw, Speaker of the Senate
F. Nash, Speaker of the House of Commons

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