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An Act to Incorporate Washington Academy, in the Town of Washington in Beaufort County, and Appoint Trustees Thereof.

1834-1835 - Chapter XXIX

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

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 the commissioners of the town of Washington for the time being, and their successors in office, shall be, and 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 Washington Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession and a common seal; and that they, the said Trustees, by the name aforesaid, or a majority 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 said Washington Academy, and the same apply according to the will of the donors, and by gift, purchase, and devise, to take, have, hold, possess and enjoy, and retain to them and their successors forever, any lands, tenements, and hereditaments of what kind soever, in special trust and confidence; that the same and the profits thereof, shall be applied to and for the use of said Washington Academy.

II. Be it further enacted. That the said Trustees, or a majority of them and their successors in office, forever shall be able and capable in law, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in all courts whatsoever, either in law or equity; 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. Be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, may from time to time, make such bye-laws and regulations for their own government and that of the Washington Academy, and the preservation of order and good morals therein, as are usually made in such seminaries: Provided, the same are not inconsistent with the laws and constitution of the State.

IV. Be it further enacted, That all laws and clauses of laws coming within the meaning and purview of this Act, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

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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