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An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, "An Act to Establish an Academy in the Town of Halifax, in the County of Halifax," Passed in the Year 1821.

1824 - Chapter CXXV

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1824 - Pages 88-89.
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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 William Drew, Thomas Ousby, Richard Eppes, Edmund B. Freeman, John Joseph Daniel, Junr., William Stith and William V. Clopton, and their successors, be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known by the name of the Trustees of the Halifax Academy, by which name they shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, and they, or a majority of them, and their successors, shall be able and capable in law to take, demand, receive and possess, money, goods and chattels, goods and tenements, for the use of said Academy, and apply the same according to the will of the donor; and that they may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court within this State.

II. Be it further enacted, That on the demise, resignation or removal of any of the said trustees, or of any of their successors, the citizens of the town of Halifax, at their regular town elections for mayor and town commissioners, shall proceed to elect others to supply their places; and that no person, except he is qualified to vote for mayor and town commissioners, shall be permitted to vote for a trustee.

III. Be it further enacted, That the trustees of said Academy shall have full power and authority to establish such laws and regulations for the government of said institution as may be necessary for the good government thereof; and that they may be authorized and empowered to employ such tutor or tutors, tutoress or tutoresses, and other officers, as they may deem necessary and proper to discharge the duties thereof. And they are hereby authorized and empowered to perform all such things as are usually exercised by bodies politic for the attainment of their contemplated ends.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly
this 31st day of Dec. 1824

Hutchins G. Burton, 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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