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An Act to Incorporate the Greensborough Academy and Manual Labor School.

1833-1834 - Chapter LVIII

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1833-1834 - 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 John M. Morehead, John M. Dick, William Lindsay, William Parsley, Eli W. Caruthers, of the county of Guilford; Samuel Parsley, James Mebane, of the county of Orange; Samuel L.Graham, Alexander Wilson, Nehemiah H. Harding, Abraham W. Venable, Stephen K. Sneed, Charles L. Read, of the county of Granville; William McPheeters, of the city of Raleigh; Daniel A. Penick and George Williamson, of the county of Caswell, be, and they are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The Trustees of the Greensborough Academy and Manual Labor School;" and by that name shall have succession and a common seal, and be able and capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in all courts either in law or equity; and shall take, demand, receive and possess all moneys, goods and chattels, and choses in action, which may be given to them for the use of said academy and manual labor school; and the same apply according to the will of the donors, when expressed, and, without such declaration, according to their own judgment; and by purchase or devise to take, hold and possess, to them and their successors, any lands, rents, tenements and hereditaments of what kind, nature or quality whatsoever, in special trust and confidence; the same, with the profits thereof, to apply to the use and purpose of endowing and supporting the said academy; and may purchase and hold, for the purpose aforesaid, all such chattels and personal property as to them shall seem requisite.

II. Be it further enacted, That the said trustees, by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law to grant, bargain, sell, assure to the purchaser any or all such lands, rents, tenements or hereditaments as aforesaid, when not restrained by the terms of the grant or devise to them.

III. Be it further enacted, That in case of the death, resignation er refusal to act, or removal from the State, of any of the trustees for the time being, the remaining or surviving trustees shall elect such persons to fill such vacancy as they shall think qualified.

IV. Be it further enacted, That the said trustees shall hold their first meeting in the town of Hillsborough, in the county of Orange, on Thursday, the sixteenth day of January nest, (one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four) or at such time and place as they may appoint; and shall have power from time to time to appoint their own president, secretary and treasurer, and such professors, tutors and officers in and over the said academy as to them shall appear proper; and may remove the same for misbehavior, inability or neglect of duty. They shall have power to make all necessary bye-laws and regulations, not inconsistent with the laws and Constitution of this State, for the government of the same.

V. Be it further enacted, That the said trustees may and shall locate said academy in the town of Greensborough, in the county of Guilford, or at any other place the trustees may think most advisable and proper, provided it be in either of the following counties, viz. Orange, Caswell, Granville, Wake or Guilford; and shall cause to be erected all such buildings and improvements lor the accommodation of the same as they shall deem most advisable and proper, and for the benefit of all such persons as wish to assist themselves by their own industry in procuring their education. The said trustees shall be empowered to establish and keep up a manual labor department in the said academy; which department as a component part of the institution shall be conducted on such plan and on such mode as the board of trustees shall from time to time adopt; and five trustees shall be a quorum to do all manner of business.

VI. Be it further enacted, That all the real estate belonging to the said corporation shall be subject to taxation as other real estate.

VII. Be it further enacted, That the corporation hereby created may continue twenty years and no longer.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
this13th day of January, 1834.

David L. Swain, Governor
William J. Alexander, Speaker of the House of Commons
William D. Moseley, Speaker of the Senate

A true copy, William Hill, Secretary

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