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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Rush Academy, on Mattamuskeet, in Hyde County.

1814 - Chapter XLV

The Laws of North Carolina of 1814 - Page 21

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 School House, in Hyde County, generally known and called by the name of Strayhon's School House, shall be hereafter known by the name of Rush Academy.

II. Be it further enacted, That Joseph Masters, William Selby, Jacob Gaskill, Sr., William Swindle, Benjamin Watson and Thumas Spencer, be and they are hereby ordained and constituted a body corporate, to be known by the name of the Trustees of Rush 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 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, that the same or the profits thereof be applied to and for the purpose of establishing and endowing the said Academy.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, shal have authority to make such bye-laws and regulations 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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