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An Act to Incorporate Friendship Academy, in Duplin County.

1823 - Chapter CXXVII

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1823 - Pages 82-83.

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 David Hooks, Marshall B. Hooks, Henry Winder, Robert McGowins, Andrew Hurst, James K. Hill, Thomas Molton, Robert Middleton, and David Wright, be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of "The Board of Trustees of Friendship Academy in tbe county of Duplin," and shall, by that name and style, have perpetual succession, and by the name and style aforesaid, shall have power to take, demand, receive and possess, all monies, lands and tenements, which may be given for the use of said academy, and the same to apply according to the will of the donor, or as they may see proper to direct, and shall be capable of pleading or being impleaded, either in law or equity, by the name of the Board of Trustees of Friendship Academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to appoint such preceptors or tutors as to them shall appear necessary, and also a president, secretary and treasurer, and shall have power to make such rules and regulations as they may think proper for the government of said academy, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the state.

III. And be it further enacted, That whenever any of the aforesaid trustees shall die, remove, resign, or by any other means become incapable of performing their duties, a majority of those remaining shall elect some fit person or persons in his or their stead, who shall have the same power as their predecessors; any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly
this 31st day of Dec. 1823

Gabriel Holmes, Governor
Alfred Moore, Speaker of the House of Commons
Bartlett Yancey, Speaker of the Senate

A true copy - William Hill, Secretary

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