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An Act Incorporate Lincoln Academy, in Beaufort County.

1829-1830 - Chapter LXXIII

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1829-1830 - Page 74.

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 Allen Grist, J. O. K. Williams, William Gordam, Charles Holland, William Brinkley, Nathan Brown and Samuel Collins, be and they are hereby declared a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of the Trustees of the Lincoln Academy; and by that name shall have perpetual succession and a common seal; and shall be able and capable in law to hold all monies, lands or tenements to which they now have right or title, and to take, demand, receive and possess all monies, lands or other donations which they or their successors may acquire, for the use of said academy, and the same to apply according to the will of the donor or donors, or as a majority of the trustees may diicct, for the prosperity of said academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have full power and authority to make such rules, regulations and bye-laws (not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the State) as may to them seem necessary for the good government of said academy and the preservation of order and good morals among the students thereof; and for the due preservation and repairs of all buildings belonging to said seminary, and also to fill all vacancies which may happen among the trustees by death, resignation, removal; which persons, when appointed, shall be possessed of the same powers and capacities as the present trustees.

III. And be it further enacted, That the trustees, or a majority of them, (seven of whom shall in all cases constitute a legal majority for the transaction of any business whatever,) shall annually elect from among themselves a president, treasurer, and secretary.

IV. And be it further enacted, That all teachers and all students of said academy, during the term they shall attend the same, shall be exempt from military duty of all kinds whatever, except in cases of rebellion or insurrection.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
this 7th day of January, 1830.

John Owen, Governor
William J. Alexander, Speaker of the House of Commons
David F. Caldwell, Speaker of the Senate

A true copy - William Hill, Secretary

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