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An Act to Improve the Edenton Academy.

1889 Private Laws: Chapter 141

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1889 - Pages 767-768.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That the trustees of the Edenton Academy be and the same are hereby authorized to issue two hundred bonds for ten dollars each, bearing interest, which shall be sold at not less than par value, to erect a music hall on the grounds of said academy; and said trustees may contract with the purchasers of said bonds, binding from one-fourth to three-fourths of all rents or other receipts arising from said hall, or, so far as necessary, all insurance of said hall, in case of loss of same by fire, to pay pro rata the principal and interest due on said bonds.

Sec. 2. That a meeting of the patrons of said academy shall be held at said academy at noon on the seventh day from the ratification of this Act, and on the last Tuesday in January, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two, and every third January thereafter, at which meetings five men shall be elected by ballot from the body of patrons to act for three years next following their election, and until their successors are elected, as trustees of said academy. The patrons of said academy shall be those men whose children or wards have attended school at said academy at any time during the preceding three years or when last in operation; also those men who have paid ten dollars within twelve months to maintain the school at said academy. Every patron so constituted shall be a resident of Chowan County, and ten patrons shall be necessary to constitute a quorum for the election of trustees: but three or more patrons attending at time and place stated may adjourn said meeting of patrons from day to day until a quorum may be had, and the proceedings of such meeting shall be certified to by its chairman and secretary upon the record of said trustees.

Sec. 3. That said academy and all real and personal property appertaining thereto are set apart forever for the exclusive purpose of educating the children of the white race and of assisting to support the school by literary and musical entertainments.

Sec. 4. That all of said trustees assembled at any time as a board, or a majority of them called together by public notice, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business; and the place of any trustee who shall remove from said county or wilfully and repeatedly neglect his duty or fail to attend the meetings of said trustees may be declared vacant, and the same may be supplied by a majority of said trustees at any meeting of which three days public notice shall have been given: and all rights and powers vested in the trustees of said academy by law shall continue in the trustees elected as herein provided.

Sec. 5. That this Act shall be considered amendatory of chapter thirty-nine, laws of eighteen hundred, entitled "An Act to Erect an Academy at the Town of Edenton," ratified the twentieth day of December, eighteen hundred; and all Acts conflicting with this amendatory Act are hereby repealed.

And this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 9th day of March, A.D. 1889.

Daniel G. Fowle, Governor
Thomas M. Holt, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Augustus Leazar, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 6, 1889.

I, William L. Saunders, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the
foregoing are true copies of the original acts and resolutions on file
in this office.

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.

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