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An Act for Vesting the School-House in Edenton in Trustees.

1770 - Chapter XXIII

The State Records of North Carolina - Volume XXIII, Page 823

I. Whereas the Inhabitants of the Town of Edenton, for the promoting the Education of Youth, and Encouragement of Learning, have by Voluntary Subscription purchased Two Lots, and erected a convenient School House thereon, in an agreeable and healthy Situation in the said Town: Therefore, for the rendering more Useful and effectual so laudable an Undertaking;

II. Be it Enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, and by the Authority of the same, That the said House, with the said Two Lots of Land, be, and are hereby vested in Joseph Blount, Joseph Hewes, Robert Hardy, Thomas Jones, George Blair, Richard Brownrigg, and Samuel Johnston, Esqrs., and their Successors forever, as Trustees for the several Purposes herein after Mentioned; and on the Death or Removal out of Chowan County of any of the said Trustees, it shall and may be lawful for the Majority of the remaining Trustees, to elect and choose another Trustee or Trustees, in the Room and Stead of him or them so dying or removing.

III. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Trustees, or a Majority of them, are hereby impowered to receive and take all such voluntary Subscriptions or Donations as any Person or Persons may think proper to bestow, for enlarging, improving and endowing the said School; and also to agree with, and employ One or more Person or Persons, of approved Morals, and well instructed in the Languages, to preside in, and keep the said School; and on the Misbehavior of the said School Master or School Masters, to remove him or Them, and to appoint another or others in his or their stead; and from Time to Time, to make and ordain such other Rules, Orders, and Regulations, for the Well Ordering and Good Government of the said School, as to them shall seem Meet and convenient; provided the said Rules correspond, and be, as near as may be, agreeable to the Laws of Great Britain and this Province.

IV. Provided always, That no Person shall be admitted to be Master of the said School, but who is of the Established Church of England; and who, at the Recommendation of the Trustees, or a Majority of them, shall be duly licensed by the Governor, or Commander in Chief for the Time Being.



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