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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Milton Female Academy.

1818 - Chapter CIV

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1818 - Pages 90-91

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 Bartlett Yancey, Henry M. Clay, Thomas M'Gehee, Warner Williams, Bedford Brown, Romulus M. Sanders, William Irvine, John McAden, James Rainey and James Holder, Esquires, shall be, and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of the trustees of the Milton Female Academy, and by that name shall have perpetual succession and a common seal; and thaf they the said trustees, and their successors or a majority of them shall be able and capable in law to make, demand, receive and possess, all monies, goods, and chattels, that shall be given them for the use of the said Academy, and apply the same according to the will of the donors, and by gift, purchase or devise, to take, have, possess and retain, to them and their successors forever, any lands, tenements, rents or hereditaments of whatsoever kind, in special trust, that the same, or the profits thereof, shall be applied to and for the use and benefit of the said Academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That said Trustees; and their successors or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall have full power and authority to bargain sell, grant, demise, alien and convey to the purchaser any such lands, tenements, rents or hereditaments aforesaid, when the condition of the grant to them, or the will of the devisor does not forbid it.

III. And further, That the said trustees and their successors forever, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law to sue and implead; be sued and impleaded, answer and be answered in all courts of record whatsoever; and that they shall have full power to open and receive subscriptions, enforce their collection and in general do all such things as are usually done by bodies corporate and politic.

IV. And be it further enacted, That on the death, refusal to act, resignation or removal out of the state of any of the said trustees for the time being, it shall be lawful for the remaining trustees or a majority of them, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to elect and appoint one or more trustees in the place of such trustee or trustees dead, refusing to act, resigned or removed, or to elect and appoint any additional number which may seem to them proper and necessary, and the said trustee or trustees so appointed shall he vested with the same trusts, powers and authorities as the original trustees are by virtue of this act.

V. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors or a majority of them shall have the power and authority to appoint a President, Treasurer and Secretary and to employ such tutors and tutoresses as to them shall appear necessary and proper, whenever they may remove for misbehavior, inability, or neglect of duty. And they shall have the further power of making all such bye-laws, regulations for the goveranment of said academy, and the preservation of good order and morals therein, as are usually made in such seminaries and as to them may seem necessary. Provided, the same be not contrary to the constitution and laws ot the State.

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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