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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Bethania Literary Society and Academy, in Stokes County.

1844-1845 - Private Acts - Chapter VII

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1844-1845 - Pages 150-151.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the anthority of the same, That George F. Wilson, Eugene C. Lehman and Thomas B. Lash shall be, and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of the "Trustees of the Bethania Literary Society and Academy;" and by that name shall have perpetual succession and a common seal; and that they, the said trustees, and their successors, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable, in law, to take, demand, receive and possess, all monies, goods and chattels that shall be given them, for the use of the said Society and Academy, and apply the same according to the will of the donors, and, by gift, purchase or devise, to take, have, possess and retain to them and their successors forever, any lands, tenements, rents, hereditaments, of whatsoever kind, in special trust that the same, or the profit thereof, shall be applied to and for the use of the said Society and Academy.

Sec. II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall have full power and authority to bargain, sell, grant, demise, alien and convey to the purchaser any such lands, tenements, rents or hereditaments aforesaid, when the condition of the grant to them, or the will of the devisor does not forbid it.

Sec. III. Be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors forever, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, in any and all Courts of record whatsoever; and that they shall have full power to open and receive subscriptions, enforce their collections, and in general do all such things as are usually done by bodies corporate and politic.

Sec. V. Be it further enacted, That on the death, refusal to act, resignation or removal out of the State, of any of the said trustees for the time being, it shall be lawful for the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to elect and appoint one or more trustees in the place and stead of such trustee or trustees dead, refusing to act, resigned, removed, or to elect and appoint any additional number which may seem to them proper and necessary; and the said trustee or trustees so appointed, shall be invested with the same trusts, powers and authorities as the original trustees are by virtue of this Act.

Sec. V. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, shall have power and authority to appoint a President, Treasurer and Secretary, and to employ such teachers and instructors as to them shall appear necessary and proper; and they shall have further power of making all such bye-laws and regulations, for the government of said Society and Academy, and the preservation of good order and morals therein as are usually made in such institutions, and as to them may seem necessary, provided the same be not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the State.

Ratified the 7th day of January, 1845.

William Alexander Graham, Governor
Edward Stanly, Speaker of the House of Commons
Burgess S. Gaither, Speaker of the Senate

Secretary of State's Office, April 1845

I, William Hill, Secretary of State in and for the State of North Carolina,
do hereby certify that the Acts and Resolutions contained in this Pamphlet
are true copies of the original Acts and Resolutions passed by the General
Assembly of this State, at its late session.

William Hill, Secretary of State



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