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An Act to Establish a Free School in the County of Duplin.

1814 - Chapter XLVIII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1814 - Page 22

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 Wright, Joseph McGowan, Andrew Hurst, John Oliver, Bazil Kornegay, Daniel Glisson, Joseph Thomas Rhodes, Benjamin Lanier, John Boney, John Hufham, John Stallings, Henry Grady and James Hall, 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 Free School of the County of Duplin; and by the name aforesaid they shall have perpetual succession, and a common seal; and they, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law to take, demand, receive and possess all money, goods and chattels, that shall be given them from charitable motives for the use of said Free School, and the same to apply according to the will of the donor; and by gift, purchase or devise, shall have, receive and retain to them and their successors forever, any lands, rents, tenements or hereditaments of what kind or nature the same may be, in special trust and confidence, that the same or the profits thereof or all be applied for the purpose of establishing and endowign the said Free School.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall determine on the place of establishing the said Free School, and adopt such rules and regulations for erecting the buildings and for the government of said Free School, and particularly for the preservation of religion, order and good morals therein, as a majority of the said commissioners or trustees may devise for that purpose, and they are hereby declared to possess the same powers which the trustees of any other seminary of learning within this State have or may possess or enjoy: Provided, The same are not contrary to the Constitution of this State or the United States.

III. And be it further enacted, That upon the death, resignation, removal or refusal to act of any of the said trustees, it shall be lawful for the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, to appoint others to act in their room; and when so elected they shall have the same powers as those appointed by this Act.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees shall enter into bond for such sums as the County Court of Duplin shall think proper, payable to the Chairman of the County Court of Duplin, for the time being, and his successors, for the faithful performance of the duties of their appointments.

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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