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An Act to Establish an Academy on or Near the Lands of Stephen S. Snowden, in Camden County, and for Other Purposes

1819 - Chapter LV

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1819 - Pages 52-53.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of thee State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That there shall be an Academy established on or near the lands of Stephen S. Snowden in Camden County, near the old Baptist meeting-house, to be known by the name of Camden Academy.

II. Be it further enacted, That Stephen S. Snowden, Willis Wilson, William Mercer, Samuel Phillips, W. B. Webster, Thomas Roberts, Caleb Perkins, Samuel Robeson, Isaac N. Lamb, John H. Roberts, Luke G. Lamb and Isaac Tillet, be, and they are hereby appointed trustees of the said Academy hereby established: And the said trustees or a majority of them shall have power to make such rules and regulations for the well ordering and good government of said Academy as they may deem expedient; to appoint other trustees or fill vacancies where the same may happen, and to do whatsoever matter or thing which trustees of other Academies in this state are allowed to do for the encouragement thereof.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees or a majority of them be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to raise by way of lottery, a sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars according to such plan as the said trustees may adopt; which sum shall be appropriated by the said trustees to the purpose of making suitable buildings, purchasing books, or to any other purpose, for the promotion of the said institution as they in their discretion may direct.

Approved: November 20, 1819

John Branch, Governor
Bartlett Yancey, Speaker of the Senate
Romulus M. Saunders, Speaker of the House of Commons

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