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An Act to Establish an Academy in the County of Iredell.

1814 - Chapter XLIV

The Laws of North Carolina of 1814 - Pages 20-21

Whereas a number of the citizens of Iredell County are desirous of establishing an Academy for the promotion of learning —

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 Doctor James Hall, John Huggins, Mussendine Matthews, James Irwin, John Nesbit, Miles Nesbit, Robert Worke, Robert Simonton, Richard Allison, George L. Davidson, William McKnight, Francis Young, Collins Campbell, James Stewart and Samuel King, shal be and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and cororporate to be known and distinguished by the name of "The Trustees of the Clio Academy," and by that name thall have perpetual succession, and that the Trustees aforesaid or a majority of them, shall be capable in law to take, demand, receive and possess all monies, goods and chattels that shall be given for the use of the said Academy, and the same apply according to the will of the donors; and by gift, purchase or devise to take, have, receive, possess, enjoy and retain to them and their successors forever; any lands, rents, tenements and hereditaments of what kind or nature soever in special trust and confidence that the same, or the profits thereof be applied to, and for the use and purpose of establishing and endowing the said Academy; and all purchases by them made of real and personal estate in their names as trustees aforesaid, and all contracts entered into by them as aforesaid, are hereby declared to be valid to all intents and purposes, which are herein mentioned.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees and their successors or a majority cf them by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law to bargain, sell, grant, demise, alien or dispose of, and convey such lands, rents, tenements or hereditaments as aforesaid, when the will of the granter or donor doth not forbid the same. And further, That the said trustees and their successors forever, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law, by the name aforesaid, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered in all courts of record in this State.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That; the said trustees and their succcssors, or a majority of them, shall have and are hereby declared to have full power to make and ordain such laws and regulations for their own government, and for the regulation and government of said Arademy, and preservation of order and good morals therein, as are usually made in such seminaries, and as to them may appear necessary, and shall be able and capable to act, and do all things for the promotion of said seminary in as full and ample a manner as any body politic or corporate can or may do by law.

IV. And be it further enacted by theauthority aforesaid, That the said trustees, or a majority of them are hereby authorized to raise by lottery or lotteries, the sum of two thousand dollars, for the use and benefit of said Academy.

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That upon the death, resignation, inability or refusal to act, removal out of the district of any of the said trustees, it shall and may be lawful for the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, to elect others in the room of such trustees dying, resigning, refusing to act, unable to attend, removed, or to increase the number as aforesaid; and that the trustee or trustees so elected shall have equal power, authority and capacity with the trustees hereby aopointed.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this aAt shall be in force from and after the day of its ratification.

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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