North Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Authorize the Governor to Grant Certain Lands to the Trustees of Franklin Academy, in the County of Macon.

1831-1832 - Chapter XXXV

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1831-1832 - Pages 30-31.

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 upon the payment to the Public Treasurer of this State the sum of ten dollars, and a receipt obtained of him therefor, it shall be the duty of the Governor to grant, in behalf of the State of North Carolina, to Thomas Love, Senr., George Penland, Jesse R. Siler, John Hall and James Whitaker, trustees of the Franklin Academy, in the county of Macon, a piece of land, it being part of the four hundred acres of land reserved by a former Act of Assembly for the further disposition of the Legislature, and included within the lines of said four hundred acres of land, butted and bounded as follows: beginning on a Spanish oak, the north west corner of the land conveyed to the Baptist congregation; thence a west course twenty poles to a stake in the west line of said four hundred acre tract; thence south with said line, so as to include ten acres between that and the lands conveyed to the Baptist congregation; to have and to hold to the said Thomas Love, Senior, George Penland, Jesse R. Siler, John Hall and James Whitaker, their heirs or successors in office, forever in trust, and for the use and behoof of the Franklin Academy.

II. Be it further enacted, That the Secretary shall issue the grant as aforesaid when the receipt of the Public Treasurer is presented to him, together with a plot shewing that the purchase money has been paid, and the plot of survey certified by the county surveyor, showing that said ten acres have been surveyed according to the provisions of this Act.

III. Be it further enacted, That the grant so obtained from the Governor, agreeably to the provisions of this Act, shall vest in said trustees an estate in fee simple to the use of said academy: Provided always, that in no event shall the State be in any manner or under any circumstances bound to make any compensation to any person who may bo evicted of the said lands by title paramount to the title of the State.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
this 14th day of January, A.D.1832.

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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