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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Union Academy in the County of Halifax.

1814 - Chapter L

The Laws of North Carolina of 1814 - Pages 22-23

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 James Harriss, John Alston, Rhesa Read, Willis Alston, Jr., and Richard James, be and they are hereby ordained and constituted body corporate to be known by the name of the "Trustees of the Union Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and they or their successors or a majority of them, or those appointed by them by the name aforesaid, shall be capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any of the Courts of Record within this State; and shall take, demand and receive any property real or personal, and any monies or other things which may be given for the use of the said institution, 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 what nature or kind soever, to be appled by them to the use and benefit of said Academy.

II. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the above named trustees or a majority of them shall have power to fill any vacancy or vacancies which may happen from any cause whatsoever, also to increase the number of Trustees to any number they may think proper, not exceeding six in addition to the number by this Act created, and the additional trustees to be appointed under this clause shall have and possess all the powers granted to those named in the first section of this Act.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees are hereby invested with full power to employ such Teachers and make them such compensation as they may think proper, and to make all such bye-laws, rules and regulations as they may deem best calculated to promote the interests of the said Academy.

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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