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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Ravenscroft Academy in Fayetteville.

1831-1832 - Chapter CXLVII

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1831-1832 - Pages 122-123.

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 Charles P. Mallett, Charles Stuart, Charles T. Haigh, John W. Wright and Robert Strange shall be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name and style of the "Trustees of the Ravenscroft Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession and a common seal; and that they the said trustees and their successors, by the name aforesaid, or a mojority of them, shall be able and capable in law to take, demand, receive and possess all monies, goods and chattels and choses in action that shall be given them for the use of the said academy, and the same apply according to the will of the donors, and by gift, purchase and devise to take, have, hold, possess, enjoy and retain to them and their successors forever any lands, rents, tenements and hereditaments, of what kind, nature or quality soever, in special trust and confidence, that the same and the profits thereof shall be applied to and for the use and purpose of endowing the said academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law to bargain and sell, grant, demise, alien, convey and assure to the purchaser or purchasers any such land, rents, tenement and hereditament aforesaid, when the condition of the grant to them or the will of the testator or devisor does not forbid it; and further, that they the said trustees and their successors forever, or majority of them, shall be able and capable in law by the name aforesaid to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in all courts whatever, either in law or equity, of record or otherwise, and in general they shall and may do all such other acts and things as are usually done by bodies corporate for the purpose of effecting the objects of this Act.

III. And be it further enacted, That on the death, resignation, refusal to act, or removal out of the State of any of the trustees for the time being, the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized and required to elect and appoint other trustees in the place of every such one as shall so die, resign, refuse to act or remove; which trustee so appointed shall be vested with the same power, trust and authority as the one in whoae stead he shall be so appointed would have had in case he had lived and continued to act.

IV. And he it further enacted, That the said trustees or their successors, or a majority of them, may from time to time appoint their own president, secretary and treasurer, and such professors and tutors over the said academy as to them may appear necessary and proper; whom they may remove for misbehaviour, inability or neglect of duty. They may make all such bye-laws and regulations for their own government, and that of the academy, and the preservation of order and good morals therein, as are usually made in such seminaries, and as to them may appear expedient: Provided the same are not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State.

V. And be a further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, or their succsssors in office, may from time to time locate the said academy either within the limits of the said town or such other place within three miles thereof as may to them seem expedient.

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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