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An Act to Incorporate the Lincolnton Female Academy.

1821 - Chapter LXXII

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1821 - Page 54.

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 James Bivings, Vardry McBee, Daniel Hoke, James Hill, John Mushatt, Joseph E. Bell, and Joseph Morris 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 Lincolnton Female Academy; and, by that name, shall have perpetual succession and a common seal; and that they, the said 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 to them for the use of said Academy, and the same to 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 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 the said institution.

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 bargaim, sell, grant, alien or dispose ot and convey and assure to the purchaser or purchasers such lands, rents, tenements and hereditaments aforesaid, when the conditions of the grant to them, or the will of the devisor does not forbid it; and that the said Trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law, by the name aforesaid, to sue and he sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court within this State; and to do and perform all such acts and things as are incident to, or usually exercised by bodies politic and corporate, not inconsistent with the laws of this State, touching the objects of their incorporation.

III. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from its ratification.

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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