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An Act to Incorporate an Academy in the Town of Bath, in the County of Beaufort.

1830-1831 - Chapter LXXII

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1830-1831 - Page 71.

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 Joseph Bonner, Jacob Van Der Verr, William O. Cain, Samuel W. Lucas and William Marsh, be, and they are hereby declared a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of the Trustees of the Bath 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 direct, for the prosperity of said academy.

II. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 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 preservation and repairs of all buildings belonging to said seminary; and also to fill all vacancies which may happen among the trustees by death, removal or resignation; and the persons so appointed shall be possessed of the same powers and capacities as the present trustees; a majority of said trustees shall in all cases constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

III. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees shall annually elect from their own body a president and treasurer, and also a secretary; but the latter officer shall be eligible although he be not one of the board of trustees for the time being. And the said trustees may take into their possession any lot in the said town belonging to the public, and heretofore known as a school lot, and upon the same, or if they judge it preferable, upon any other lot by them to be purchased of the proprietor, or which may to them be given for said purpose by the proprietor thereof, erect the buildings intended for the said institution.

IV. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all teachers and students of said academy during the term they intend or shall be employed in said seminary, shall be exempt from military duty of all kinds whatever; except in cases of rebellion, insurrection or invasion.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
this 4th day of January, 1831.

Montfort Stokes, Governor
Charles Fisher, Speaker of the House of Commons
David F. Caldwell, Speaker of the Senate

A true copy - William Hill, Secretary



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