North Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

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

1816 - Chapter CIV

The Laws of the State of North Carolina Enacted in the Year 1816 - Page 46

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 Henry M. Cooke, Belcher Fuller, Jeconias Pigott, David Ward, Elijah Pigott, Esquires, be, and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corproate, to be known and distinguished by the name of "The Trustees of the Carteret Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, and the said Trustees and their successors or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law to take, demand, receive and possess all monies, goods and chattels, that shall be given them for the use of the said Academy, and apply the same according to the will of the donor, and by gift, purchase or devise, to take have, receive, possess and retain to them and their successors forever, any lands, tenements, rents or hereditaments of whatsoever kind, in special trust, that the same or the profits thereof shall be applied to and for the use and benefit of the said Academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall have full power and authority to bargain, sell, grant, demise, alien and convey to the purchasers any such lands and tenements, rents or hereditaments aforesaid, where the condition of the grant to them or the will of the devisor does not forbid it.

III. And be it futher enacted, That the said trustees and their successors or a majority of them shall be able and capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, in all courts of record whatsoever, and they shall have power to open books and receive subscriptions, and to do all such other things which are necessary for bodies politic and corporate, for perfecting the said Academy.

IV. And be it further enacted, That on the death, refusal to act, resignation or removal of any of the Trustees for the time being, it shall and may be lawful for the remaining Trustees or a majority of them to appoint one or more Trustees in the palce of those dead, refusing to act, resigned or removed, and the Trustee or Trustees so appointed shall be vested with the same trust, power and authority, as the original Trustees are by virtue of this Act.

V. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees and their successors or a majority of them, shall have power and authority to appoint a president, secretary and treasurer, and such professors, tutors and other officers, as to them may appear necessary and proper, whom they may remove for misbehavior, inability or neglect of duty. And they shall have further power to make all such bye-laws and regulations, for the government of the said Academy, and preservation of good order and morals therein, as are usually made in such seminaries, as to them may appear proper: Provided, the same shall not be contrary to the laws and Constitution of this state or of the United States.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
this 28th Day of December, A.D., 1816
A True Copy - William Hill, Secretary of State

Jno. Branch, Speaker of the Senate
Ja. Iredell, Speaker of the House of Commons



© 2018 - J.D. Lewis - PO Box 1188 - Little River, SC 29566 - All Rights Reserved