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An Act to Incorporate the Leaksville Male and Female Academies, and for Other Purposes.

1819 - Chapter XLIX

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1819 - Pages 49-50.

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 Patrick N. Fontaine, Sterling Ruffin, James Barnet, Edward T. Brodnax, George D. Winston, Thomas Searcy, David H. Clark, William Bethel, Robert Broadnax, George Hairston, Jr., John M. Morehead, Thomas Settle, John Read, Joseph Martin, Micajah C Moorman, John Hughes, James Campbell, Greenwell Penn, Robert Galloway, Solomon Matthews, John C. Taylor, John Lenox, Richard W. Michaux, Nathaniel Scales, Nicholas P. Hairston, Rice Garland and James Dillard and their successors, be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known by the name and style of the Trustees of the Leaksville Male Academy,
and by that name may have perpetual succession, and shall be able and capable in law, to have, hold, and possess any lands and tenements, goods, chattels and money, that may be given them, and apply the same according to the will of the donor, and dispose of the same when not forbidden by the terms of the gift; may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any Court of Law in this State; shall have power to appoint other and more Trustees to fill the place of those that may die, remove, resign, or become incapable of acting, and 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, and do and perform all other acts and things as are incident to, and usually exercised by bodies politic and corporate.

II. And be it further enacted, That seven of the said Trustees shall be a number sufficient to form a quorum and transact business.

III. And be it further enacted, That George D Winston, George W. Jones, Anderson M.Waddell, Robert Minzies, James Barnet, Jr.. David H. Clark, Nathaniel W. Dandridge, Nathaniel W. Henry, Benjamin Watkins, Robert Brodnax and Peter Dillard, be, and they are hereby declared to be a body corporate and politic, by the rame of the Trustees of the Leaksville Female Academy; and the said Trustees and their successors shall and may have and exercise all, and singular the rights, powers and authorities given to the Trustees of the Leaksville Male Academy, by the first section of this Act, is as full and ample manner as if the same were here again particularly set forth and recited.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the citizens of Leaksville, be, and they are hereby authorized to raise by way of lottery or lotteries the sum of six thousand dollars, for the purpose of enabling the Trustees of the two Academies herein established to purchase a library and necessary apparatus, and for completing the Female Academy in said
town. And that John Hughes, Patrick H Fontaine, James Barnet, James Campbell, Edward T. Broadnax, Rice Garland, William J. Waller, David H. Clark and Thomas Searcy, be, and they are hereby appointed managers of said lottery, and they are hereby empowered to raise the said sum, by one or more lottery or lotteries, according to such plan as they may think proper to adopt.

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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