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An Act to Establish a Seminary of Learning at Mattamuskeet in the County of Hyde by the Name of Union Academy.

1816 - Chapter XCI

The Laws of the State of North Carolina Enacted in the Year 1816 - Page 43

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 Dr. Hugh Jones, Samuel Gibbs, Jr.,. William Silby, Joseph Masters, Benjamin Sanderson, David Gibbs, Benjamin Spencer, Jr., Caleb Ballance and Anson Gibbs, 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 Union Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and they or their successors by the name aforesaid or a majority of them shall be able and capable in law to receive subscriptions and donations, and possess all monies, goods and chattels that shall be given for the use of said Academy, and the same to apply accordingly to the directions of the donor, and by gift, purchase or devise to take, possess and enjoy to them and their successors forever, any lands, tenements and hereditaments in trust, that the same or the profits thereof be applied to and for the purposes of establishing and endowing the said Academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees or a majority of them by the name aforessid, shall be able and capable in law to purchase for the use of said Academy, one acre of land at any place in the settlement of Mattamuskeet where the said commissioners or a majority of them shall think best, and erect a building or buildings thereon of whatever size or description they or a majority of ihem shall agree on.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees or a majority of them by the name aforesaid, shall be fully authorized and capable in law to grant, bargain, sell and convey any such lands and tenements or hereditaments as aforesaid, when such conveyance is not inconsistent with the terms of the donation, and further the said trustees their successors or a majority of them shall be able and capable in law by the name aforesaid, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be anawered in any court of law and equity in this state.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors or a majority of them shall have and are hereby declared to have full power to make or ordain such laws and regulations for their own government and for the regulations and government of said Academy as to them may appear necessary, and shall be able and capable to do all things whatever, for the promotion of said Academy in as full and ample a manner as any body politic or corporate can or may do by law.

V. And be it further enacted, That upon the death or resignation, inability or refusing to act of any of the trustees aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the remaining trustees or a majority of them to elect, others to supply their place and where so appointed shall have equal powers with the trustees appointed by this Act.

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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