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An Act to Establish and Incorporate an Academy in the Town of Greensborough in the County of Guilford.

1816 - Chapter LXIX

The Laws of the State of North Carolina Enacted in the Year 1816 - Page 39

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 Thomas Dick, John M. Dick, Robert Lindsay, Richard Mendenhall, John Caldwell, Dr. David Caldwell, Jr., Thomas Caldwell, Dr. David Worth, James Clements, James Dick, Joseph Davis, Dr. George Swain, Jacob Hubbard, Maj. Robert Daniel, Col. Samuel Hunter, James McNairy, John Slade, Maj. James Johnson, George Rankin, John Hanner, Robt. A. Carson, Abraham Green, Robert Hanner, Hans McCain, Jonathan Parker, Phenehas Albertson, Hugh Watts, James Dunning, Simeon Geren, Henry Humphreys, Col. Jesse Fields, William Ryan and David McAdow, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate to be known and distinguished by the name of "The Trustees of the Greensborough Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession and by the name aforesaid they or a majority of them shall be able and capable in law to take, demand and receive and possess all monies, goods and chattels that shall or may be given for the use of the said Academy, and the same apply according to the will of the donor, and by gift, purchase or devise to take have, receive, possess, enjoy and retain to them and their successors forever any lands, rents or tenements of what kind or nature soever, in special trust and confidence that the same or the profits thereof be applied to and for the purpose of establishing and endowjng the said Academy, and shall be able and capable of pleading and being impleaded by their proper officers either in law or equity for any monies or other things which may be given, devised or subscribed for the use of said Academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees or a majority of them, shall have power to appoint such professors or tutors as to them shall appear necessary, also a treasurer and secretary on such terms and conditions and with such restrictions as they may think 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 promotion of order and morality therein as they may deem necessary not inconsistent with the laws and constitution of this state.

III. And be it further enacted, That on the death, removal from the county, inability or refusal to act, or resignation of any of the said trustees, it shall and may be lawful for the remaining trustees or a majority of them, to elect other trustees in the place and stead of such as die, remove, resign or refuse to act, and the trustee or trustees so elected shall have equal power, authority and capacity with the trustees hereby appointed, any law to the contrary notwithstanding: and this Act shall be in force from and after the ratification thereof.

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



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