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An Act to Establish Farmwell Grove Academy in the County of Halifax.

1820 - Chapter 61

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1820 - Pages 51-52.

1. 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 Hutchins G. Burton, Isham Matthews, John Nicholson, Thomas Nicholson, James Grant, Peyton Harvey, Canelhaum H. Hynes, James Moore, Guilford Nicholson, Richard Baxter, Robert Jelks, Thomas Bustin and Eli B. Whitaker, shall be, and are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of the President and Trustees of the Farmwell Grove Academy; and by that name shall have perpetual succession; and they or their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid shall be capable in law to receive, possess and enjoy any quantity of lands or tenements, goods or monies, that may be given to the use of the Academy, and apply the same according to the will of the donor.

2. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees or a majority of them may sell and dispose of any lands or tenements, goods or chattels that may be given to the use of the said Academy when the will of the donor does not forbid it, and that the said Trustees, by the name aforesaid, to wit, the President and Trustees of Farrnwell Grove Academy, shall be able and capable to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court in this state, and shall have power to do all such things as are incident to, and usually exercised by bodies politic for the promotion of the objects contemplated, not incompatible with the constitution of this state.

3. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees or a majority of them shall have power to elect a President, Secretary and Treasurer, and also to appoint such Professors or Tutors as they may deem proper, and that they shall make such laws and regulations for the government of the said Academy as may be necessary for the preservation of order and good morals; that the said Trustees or a majority of them are hereby authorized and empowered to purchase such quantity of land as they may deem expedient for building the Academy thereon; and in case of death, refusal or inability to act, of any of the Trustees now appointed, the remaining Trustees or a majority of them may elect others to supply their places, and shall also have power to elect additional Trustees, so that the whole number may not exceed thirty-six.

Approved: December 24, 1820

Jesse Franklin, Governor
Bartlett Yancey, Speaker of the Senate
Romulus M. Saunders, Speaker of the House of Commons



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