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An Act to Appoint Trustees to the Pitt Academy in the Town of Greenville.

1870-71 Private Laws: Chapter LXXXIV

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1870-71 - Pages 148-149.
Click Here to view the Act of 1786 cited in the Preamble (first paragraph) below.

Whereas, By an Act entitled "An Act for the Establishing an Academy at the Place Heretofore Called Martinsborough, in the County of Pitt, and for Altering the name of Martinsborough to that of Greenville," Richard Caswell, Hugh Williams or William Blount, John Simpson and others were appointed trustees of "Pitt Academy," in the town of Greenville, with certain powers to their and their successors; and whereas, at this time no such body of trustees to said academy is in existence, whereby the powers and purposes of the aforementioned Act can be exercised and put in force as therein prescribed; therefore,

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That William M. B. Brown, John S. Taft, Germain Bernard, Tilman R. Cherry, Marcellus Moore, William H. Tucker, John S. Smith, William J. Evans, James B. Cherry, Louis Hilliard, Simon B. Wilson and John G. James, be and they are hereby appointed a body corporate as trustees to the said academy, with such rights and powers as are conferred by the aforementioned Act upon the original trustees therein named and their successors.

Sec. 2. That the Act entited as in the preamble named is hereby revised and declared to be in force so far as to give effect and continuance to the objects and purposes of the said Act, and to clothe the trustees appointed by this Act with the rights and powers conferred upon the original board.

Sec. 3. That the trustees aforesaid may hold their first meeting at such place and time as they shall appoint.

Sec. 4. That in the event of death, resignation or removal from the county, a quorum cannot be held to fill vacancies in the board of trustees, then a less number in meeting assembled shall have power to fill such vacancies.

Sec. 5. That this Act shall go into effect from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 4th day of April, 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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