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An Act to Establish Williams Academy, in the County of Duplin, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof.

1825-1826 - Chapter LXXIV

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1825 - Page 51.

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 John Cooper, William L. Hill, Robert Middleton, Blaney Williams, Herrald Blackmore, Benjamin Best, Junr., John Boyette, David Middleton, Francis Williams, Benjamin Cooper, Branch Williams, Libeus Middleton, James Middleton, Thomas Phillips and Benjamin Best, Senior, and their successors, be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name and style of "The Trustees of Williams Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and shall be able and capable in law to receive, enjoy and possess any quantity of land, and tenements, goods, chattels, and monies, which may be given to them, and apply the same according to the will of the donor, and 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 of Law within this State, and shall have power to fill the places of such as may die, remove and resign, and to establish such bye-laws, rules and regulations, for the government of said institution, as may be necessary for the preservation of order and good morals, 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 performed by bodies politic for the accomplishment of the object contemplated; and that any five of the above named trustees shall form a quorum for the transaction of all business appertaining to the interests of the said Academy.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly
this 4th day of January, 1826

Hutchins G. Burton, Governor
John Stanly, Speaker of the House of Commons
Bartlett Yancey, Speaker of the Senate

A true copy - William Hill, Secretary

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