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An Act to Establish Germanton Academy, in the County of Stokes, and to Incorporate the Trustees Thereof.

1834-1835 - Chapter XXX

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1834-1835 - Pages 23-24.

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 George Brookes, Wm. H. Lyon, Matthew R. Moore, Joseph W. Winston, Augustin L. Shepperd, Anthony Bitting, Isaac S. Gibson, William Cox, John Pepper, Constantine L. Banner, George C. Jones, John L. Bitting, Reuben D. Golding, Salathiel Stone, Hampton Bynum, and John Hill, be and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, known and distinguished by the name and style of the "Trustees of Germanton Academy;" and by that name and style shall have perpetual succession; and they, or a majority of them or their successors, shall be able and capable in law and equity, to take, demand, receive and possess money, goods, and chattels, lands, and tenements for the use of said Academy, and apply the same according to the will of the donor.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them and their successors, shall be able and capable in law, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of law or equity, of this State; and to do all such acts and things as may be necessary and proper to be done by bodies corporate, for the advancement and promotion of science and learning, in said institution, not inconsistent with the laws of this State.

III. And be it further enacted, That whenever any of the aforesaid trustees shall die, remove out of Stokes County, resign, or by any other means become incapable of performing their duties as trustees of said institution, a majorlty of those remaining shall elect some fit and suitable person or persons, in his or their stead, who shall have the same powers as their predecessors.

IV. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after the passage thereof.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
this10th day of January, 1835.

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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