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An Act to Establish a Seminary of Learning on the Lands of James Hilliard, in the County of Nash, by the Name of Hilliardston Academy.

1818 - Chapter CVIII

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1818 - Page 93

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 William Bellamy, George Boddie, John H. Drake. Joseph Arrington, Sr., Michael Collins, William W. Boddie, William Burt, Joseph Arrington, Jr., Drury L. Bynum, Thomas Mann, Robert C. Hilliard, Francis Drake and James Hilliard, 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 Hilliardston 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 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 hereditaments in trust that the same or the profits thereof be applied to and for the purpose 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 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 & capable in law by the name aforesaid to sue and be sued, plead and be impeaded, answer and be answered in any court of law and equity in the State.

III. 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 the government of said Academy as to them may appear necessary.

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 places 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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