North Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Establish an Academy in the Town of Halifax.

1821 - Chapter LXXXVIII

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1821 - Pages 61-62.

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 Joseph J. Daniel, Robert A. Jones, Andrew Joyner, Jesse Rhymes, Edmund B. Freeman, and Thomas Burges, and their successors, shall forever be a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name and style of the "Trustees of the Halifax Academy,"and by that name and style shall have perpetual succession, and be able and capable in law to have, receive, and possess, any quantity of land and tenements, goods, chattels and monies, that may be given to them, and apply the same according to the will of the donor, and to dispose of the same, when not forbidden by the terms of said gift; they may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court within this State; they shall have power to appoint other and more Trustees, and to fill the place of such as 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, and elect a Professor or Professors, Tutors and other officers, and to do and perform all such acts and things as are incident to, and usually exercised by bodies politic for the accomplishment of the object contemplated.

Read three times and Ratified in General Assembly
the 26th day of December, A.D. 1821

Gabriel Holmes, Governor
James Mebane, Speaker of the House of Commons
Bartlett Yancey, Speaker of the Senate

A true copy - William Hill, Secretary

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