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

1828-1820 - Chapter CXLVII

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1828-1829 - 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 Reverend David O. Shattuck, Major George E. Houston, Howell Best, James Pearsall, General Stephen Miller, Richard Miller, Jeremiah Pearsall, John Chambers, George Miller, James Chambers, Sen'r, and Charles Chambers, be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of the Trustees of the Bethel Academy, and by that name shall have perpetual succession and a common seal; and they, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law to receive subscriptions and donations, possess all monies, goods and chattels that shall be given for the use of said academy; and by gift, purchase and devise take, possess and enjoy to them or their successors any lands, tenements and hereditaments, in trust and for the purposes of establishing and endowing said academy.

II. Be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be fully authorized and made capable in law to grant, bargain, sell and convey such land and tenements and hereditaments as aforesaid, when such conveyance is not inconsistent with the terms of donation; and the said trustees, or their successors in office, shall be able and capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any court of law or equity within this State.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, shall have power to make, ordain and establish such laws, rules and regulations for their own government, and for the regulation of said academy, as to them may appear necessary and proper. And upon the death, resignation refusal to act or removal out of the State of any of the trustees aforesaid the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to fill such vacancies as may thereby be occasioned; and the trusteeps so appointed shall have the same powers as those mentioned in the first section of this Act.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
this 10th day of January, 1829.

John Owen, Governor
Thomas Settle, Speaker of the House of Commons
Jesse Speight, Speaker of the Senate

A true copy - William Hill, Secretary



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