North Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Establish White Oak Academy, in the County of Robeson, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof.

1828-1820 - Chapter CXL

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1828-1829 - Page 79.

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 McLean, Archibald Gilchrist, John McDonald, James McEachin and A. McEachin, of the county of Robeson, 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 White Oak Academy, and by that name and style shall have perpetual succession and a common seal; and they, or a majority of them, or their successors, shall be able and capable in law to take, demand and 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 politic and corporate, for the advancement and promotion of science in said institution, not inconsistent with the laws of this 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 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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