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An Act to Incorporate Nashville Male and Female Academies.

1827-1828 - Chapter XLIX

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1827-1828 - Page 35.

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 George Boddie, John H. Drake, Senr., Henry Blount, James S. Battle, Amos J. Battle, Nicholas J. Drake, Isaac Hilliard, Jr., Archibald Lamon, John Ricks, Isaac Sessums, James N. Mann, Samuel W. W. Vick, Bartholomew F. Moore, Edwin D. Whitehead, Bennet Bunn, Doctor John H. Drake, Jesse H. Drake, William Willis Boddie, and their successors be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known by the name and style of "The Trustees of the Nashville Male and Female Academies," and by that name may have perpetual succession; and shall be able and capable in law to acquire, hold and possess any lands and tenements, goods, chattels and money that may be purchased by them, or may be given or granted 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 the gift; may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any Court of Law or Equity in this State; shall have power to appoint other and more trustees to fill the place of those who may die, remove, resign, or become incapable of acting; and establish such laws and regulations for the government of said institutions, as may be necessary for the preservation of order and good morals; elect a professor or professors, tutors and otlier officers; and do and perform all other acts and things as are incident to, and usually exercised by bodies politic and corporate.

II. And be it farther enacted, That five of said trustees shall be a number sufficient to form a quorum and transact business.

III. And be it further enacted, That all Acts and clauses of Acts, coming within the meaning and purview of this Act, be, and the same are hereby repealed: Provided nevertheless, that the repealing of said Acts shall not divest the corporation of any property already acquired, under its corporate capacity; but that all the possessions of said institutions, heretofore acquired, by virtue of any capacity to possess, hold or enjoy property, be, and the same are hereby vested in the corporation created under this Act.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
this 7th day of Jan. 1828.

James Iredell, Jr., Governor
Thomas Settle, Speaker of the House of Commons
Bartlett Yancey, Speaker of the Senate

A true copy - William Hill, Secretary

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