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An Act to Incorporate the Shocco Female Academy in Warren County.

1820 - Chapter 80

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1820 - Pages 61-62.

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 Henry G. Williams, Joseph Hawkins, William K. Kearney, James Allen, Whitmel Alston, Jacob Hunter, and James Southerland, shall be, and are hereby declared a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of the President and Trustees of tlie Shocco Female Academy, and by that name shall have perpetual succession; and they and their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be capable in law to receive and possess 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 may sell and dispose of any lands or tenements, goods or chattels, that may be given to the use of said Academy, when the will of the donor does not forbid it.

3. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees, by the name aforesaid, to wit: the President and Trustees of the Shocco Female Academy, shall be able and capable, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court within 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.

4. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to elect a President, Secretary and Treasurer, also to appoint such Professor and Tutors as they may deem proper, and that they shall make such laws and regulations for the government of 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 twenty-five.

5. And be it further enacted, That all teachers of the said Academy, during the term they shall attend the same, shall be exempt from military duty of all kinds whatever, except in cases of rebellion or insurrection.

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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