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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Yates Academy, in Chatham County.

1870-71 Private Laws: Chapter XIII

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1870-71 - Pages 40-41.

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That E. P. Harrington, Jackson Williams, Anderson Johnson, Lucius Yates, M. C. Herndon and Ashwell Howard, their associates and successors, are hereby created a body politic and corporate, under the style of "The Trustees of Yates Academy," and in that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, acquire and hold in their corporate capacity property, real and personal, such as may be necessary and suitable for maintaining a school of high grade at the place where said acedemy is now situated in the Williams township in said county, with power to make all needful rules, by-laws and regulations for their own government and that of said academy; and under said name and style shall have continued succession for the period of ninety-nine years.

Sec. 2. That in case of vacancy occurring in said board of trustees, such vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the remaining members thereof.

Sec. 3. That it shall not be lawful for any person to give or sell by retail any wines, cordials, spirituous or malt liquors within one mile of said Yates Academy, and any person so giving or retailing within said limits is hereby declared to be guilty of a misdemeanor, and may be prosecuted for the same, and upon conviction by any court of competent jurisdiction, shall be punished by fine not to exceed one hundred dollars, or imprisoned not to exceed one month, or both, at the discretion of the court, and each distinct and seperate act of such retailing or giving shall constitute a seperate misdemeanor, and be liable to be prosecuted and punished as aforesaid.

Sec. 4. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 10th day of February, A.D., 1871.

Tod R. Caldwell, Governor
Thomas J. Jarvis, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Edward J. Warren, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 1st, 1871.

I, Henry J. Menninger, Secretary of State, hereby
certify that the foregoing are true copies of the original
private acts on file in this office.

Henry J. Menninger,
Secretary of State.



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