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An Act to Incorporate Union Academy in the County of New Hanover, and for Other Purposes.

1854-1855 Private Laws: Chapter 61

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1854-55 - Pages 9-10.

Sec 1. 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 Lewis Highsmith, John M. Fennell, John W. Taylor, Nicholas C. Fennell, Eldridge G. Ward and Owen Fennell, be and hereby constituted and declared a body corporate and politic, to be known and distinguished by the name and style of "The Trustees of Union Academy in the County of New Hanover," within three hundred yards of Harold's Store, and by that name and style may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, shall have perpetual succession and common seal, may acquire by purchase, gift or otherwise, to them and their successors estate, personal and real, for the use of the academy, and shall make all such by-laws, rules and regulations as are necessary for the good government of said institution, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State, or of the United States; and in case of vacancy by death, resignation or otherwise, the remainder, or a majority of them, may appoint successors, who shall have the same power and authority as are conferred on the trustees created by this Act.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful tor any person to sell any spirituous or intoxicating liquors within two miles of the above named institution.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That any person or persons violating the second section of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and liable to indictment, and on conviction thereof shall be subject to the same forfeitures and penalties as are now imposed by law upon those who retail without license.

Ratified the 9th day of January, 1855.

Thomas Bragg, Jr., Governor
Samuel P. Hill, Speaker of the House of Commons
Warren H. Winslow Speaker of the Senate

North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State, April, 1855.

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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