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An Act to Establish an Academy in the Town of Haywood in Chatham County, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof.

1818 - Chapter CIX

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1818 - Page 94

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 John Farrar, Thomas Hill, Herndon Haralson, Archilaus Carloss, Thomas Farish, Richard C. Cotton and John A, Ramsay and their successors be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of the president and trustees of the Haywood Academy, and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and shall be able and capable in law to have, receive and possess any quantity of land and tenements, goods, chattels and monies that may be given to them and apply the same according to the will of the donor, and dispose of the same if not forbidden by the terms of said gift, they may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any court of law within this State, shall have power to fill the place of such as may die, remove, resign or be incapable of acting, and to establish such laws and regulations for the government of said institution as may be necessary for the preservation of order and good morals, elect a professor or professors, tutors and other officers, & do and perform all such acts and things as are incident to, and usually exercised by bodies politic for the accomplishment of the subject contemplated.

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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