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An Act to Establish Blakely Academy in the County of Chatham and to Appoint and Incorporate the Trustees Thereof.

1817 - Chapter LXXI

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1817 - Page 61

BE it enacted by the General Assembly off the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the Academy at Pittsboro in Chatham County be and the same is hereby established and shall henceforth be known by the name of Blakely Academy.

II. And be itf urther enacted, That Edward Jones, John B. Mebane, John A. Ramsay, Sammuel S. Jackson, Roderick Cotton, Charles J. Williams, Winship Steadman, William Scurlock, James Taylor and Zacheriah Harmon 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 Blakely Academy in the town of Pittsborough, Chatham County,'' and by that name shall have perpetual succession; and that they and their successors by the name aforesaid shall be able and capable in law to take, demand, receive and possess all monies, lands or other donations which may be given for the use of the said academy, and the same apply according to the will of the donor, or as a majority of said trustees may deem most advantageous to the prosperity of the said Academy.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees or a majority of them shall have full power and authority to make such rules and regulations for the government of said academy and the preservation of order and good morals as are usually made in such seminaries, and also to fill all vacancies which may happen by the death, resignation or removal out of the county,of any of the trustees of the said academy, whose powers when appointed shall be and are hereby declared equal in all respects to those appointed by this act.

Approved: November 17, 1817

John Branch, Governor
Bartlett Yancey, Speaker of the Senate
James Iredell, Jr., Speaker of the House of Commons

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