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An Act to Incorporate the Hillsborough Academy.

1814 - Chapter XLVII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1814 - Pages 21-22

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 William Kirkland, James Philips, A.B. Bruce, Frederick Nash, Henry Thompson, Jr., John Taylor, James Webb, Thomas Ruffin and David Yarborough, be, and they are hereby ordained and constituted a body corporate, to be known by the name of the Trustees of the Hillsborough Academy, and by that name shall have perpetual succession; and they, or their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any court of record within this State; and shall take, demand, and receive any property, real or personal, any monies or other things which shall be given for the use of the said Academy; 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 whatever nature or kind soever in special confidence; and that the same, or the profits thereof, be applied to and for the purpose of establishing and endowing the said Academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to appoint such Professors and Tutors, as to them shall appear necessary, also a Treasurer and Secretary, upon such conditions and with such restrictions as they may deem 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 preservation of order and good morals therein, as they may deem necessary.

III. And be it further enacted, That upon the death, removal, inability or refusal to act, or resignation of any of the trustees, it shall be lawful for the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, to elect other trustee or trustees in the room of such as die, resign, remove or refuse to act, and the trustee or trustees so elected shall have equal power, authority and capacity with the trustees hereby appointed.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have authority to make such regulaations and bye-laws as are usual in such seminaries, and to appoint other trustees, who shall have the same powers and authority as are granted to the other trustees appointed by this Act.

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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