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An Act to Incorporate an Academy on the Lands of Charles A. Hill, in the County of Franklin, by the Name and Under the Title of the Midway Academy.

1821 - Chapter CXVI

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1821 - Page 70.

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 Doctor John Brodie, Major Francis Pugh, William G. Jones, William D. Jones, General William Williams, Henry Fitts, Captain William Burlingham, William Miller, Joel King, John Haywood, Major William Williams, Henry G. Williams and the Reverend Charles A. Hill, A. M. be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of the Trustees of the Midway Academy; and by that name shall have perpetual succession and a common seal; and that they, the Trustees and their successors, by the name aforesaid, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law to take, demand, receive and possess all monies, goods and chattels that shall be given them, for the use of the said Academy, and the same apply according to the will of the donor; and by gift, purchase or devise, to take, have, receive, possess, enjoy and retain to them and their successors in office forever, any lands, rents tenements, and hereditaments, of what kind, nature or quality soever the same may be, in special trust and confidence, that the same, or the profits thereof, shall be applied to and for the use and purposes of establishing and endowing said Academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable, in law, to bargain, sell, grant, devise, alien or dispose of and convey and assure to the purchaser or purchasers, such lands, rents, tenements and hereditaments aforesaid, when the condition of the grant to them, or the will of the devisor does not forbid it; and further, that the said Trustees and their successors forever, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law, by the name aforesaid, to sue and implead, be sued and impleaded, answer and be answered, in all courts of record whatever; and they shall have power to open and receive subscriptions and in general they shall and may do all such things as are usually done by bodies politic and corporate, or such as may be necessary for the promotion of learning and virtue.

III. And be it further enacted, That the aloresaid Trustees, or a majority of them, in order to carry this Act into effect, shall meet at a time and place to be by them appointed, and may choose a President and Secretary, and such other officers as to them may deem requisite; and they may fix the time of their annual meetings, and may appoint special meetings within the year, and have power to adjourn to such time and place as they may think proper.

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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