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An Act to Incorporate Shiloh Academy, in the County of Camden.

1831-1832 - Chapter LIII

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1831-1832 - Pages 56-57.

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 Caleb Perkins, John S. Burgess, Abner Forbes, Joseph G. Hughes and Edmund S. Barco be, and they are hereby declared a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of "The Trustees of Shiloh 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 which now belong to said academy, (and all above the second floor of said academy, with a passway thereto, for the use of Widow's Son Lodge, number seventy-five) 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 to collect and receive all monies which are now due, and the same to apply according to the will of the donor or donors, 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 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, or a to a majority of 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.

IV. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this Act shall be in force from and after the passage thereof.

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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