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An Act to Establish Wayne Academy.

1818 - Chapter CXI

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1818 - Page 95

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 Nicholson Washington, Jesse Slocumb, Frederic Burn, Theophilus Best, Claudius Hamilton, Barnabas McKinnie, Robert G. Green, Richard Washington, William Raiford, Ezekiel Slocumb, Allen Whitfield, Edmund Whitfield, Sr., Lemuel H. Whitfield, Benjamin Whitfield, Lewis Coor Pender and Robert McKinnie, 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 Wayne 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 take, demand, receive and possess all monies, goods and chattels that shall be given for the use of said Academy, and the same to apply according to the directions of the donor, and by gift, purchase, or devise to take, possess and enjoy to them and their successors for ever, any lands, tenements and hereditainents, in trust that the same or the profits therof be applied to and for the purpose ot establishing and endowing the said Academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees or a majority of them by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law to grant, bargain, sell and convey any such lands, tenements or hereditaments as aforesaid, when such conveyance is not inconsistent with the terms of the donation, and further, that 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 answered in any court of law or equity in this State.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors or a majority ot them, shall have, and are hereby declared to have full power to make and ordain such laws and regulations for their own government and for the regulation 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 as ample a manner as any body politic and corporate can or may do by law.

IV. 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 when so appointed shall have equal powers with the trustees appointed by this Act.

Approved: November 17, 1818

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

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