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An Act to Establish New Hope Academy, in the County of Edgecombe, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof.

1826-1827 - Chapter CLIII

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1826 - Page 82.

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 Micajah Pettaway, Reddick Barnes, Martin Thorn, William O. Carter, James Pender, Stephen Robbins, Thomas Gill and Egbert H. Williams, be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, known and distinguished by the name and style of "The Trustees of New Hope Academy," and by that name and style shall have perpetual succession; and they, or a majority of them, or their successors, shall be able and capable in law to take, demand, receive and possess money, goods and chattels, lands and tenements, for the use of said Academy, and apply the same according to the will of the donor.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, and their successors, shall be able and capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any Court of this State, and to do all such acts and things as may be necessary and proper to be done by bodies corporate, for the advancement and promotion of science in said institution, not inconsistent with the 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 as trustees of said institution, a majority of those remaining shall elect some fit and suitable person or persons in his or their stead, who shall have the same powers as their predecessors.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
this 12th day of February, A.D.1827.

Hutchins G. Burton, Governor
James Iredell, Jr., Speaker of the House of Commons
Bartlett Yancey, Speaker of the Senate

A true copy - William Hill, Secretary

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