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An Act to Establish Pike Academy in the County of Tyrrell, and to Appoint and Incorporate the Trustees Thereof.

1819 - Chapter XLVIII

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1819 - Pages 48-49.

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 the School House in Tyrrell County, near the Fort Landing in Little Alligator, be, and the same is hereby established and shall henceforth be known by the name of Pike Academy.

II. Be it further enacted, That Samuel Spruill, Thomas Leigh, and Lemuel Basnight, be, and they are hereby constituted a body corporate to be known and distinguished by tje name of the Trustees of the Pike Academy,
in Little Alligator, Tyrrell County; and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and they or their successors by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law, to demand, receive, and possess all monies, lands or other donations which may be given for the use of said Academy, and apply the same according to the will of the donor,
or as a majority of the Trustees may deem most advantageous to the prosperity of the said Academy.

III. Be it further enacted, That the said Samuel Spruill, Thomas Leigh, and Lemuel Basnight shall have full power and authority to appoint as many additional Trustees, not exceeding five, to act with them as they or a majority of them shall deem necessary for the good management of said Academy. And when any Trustee or Trustees shall be appointed in this manner, their powers shall be, and are hereby declared equal in all respects to those appointed by this Act.

IV. Be it further enacted, That the said Trustees or a majority of them, be, and they are hereby authorized whenever they shall deem it necessary, to raise by way of lottery, any sum of money not exceeding five hundred dollars, to be applied to repairing and enlarging said Academy.

V. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees or a majority of them, shall have full power and authority to make such rules and regulations for the government of said Academy, and the preservation of order and good morals, as they may deem expedient, and also to fill all vacancies which may happen by the death, resignation, or removal out of the county of any of the Trustees of said Academy, whose powers, when appointed, shall in all respects be equal to those appointed by this Act.

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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