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An Act for the Promotion of Learning and Scientific Knowledge in the County of Perquimans.

1806 - Chapter XXXIII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1806 - Page 31

Whereas the encouragement of Seminaries of Learning for the proper education of youth, is essential to the happiness and prosperity of the community, and therefore highly worthy the attention of legislative bodies; and it being represented to this General Assembly, that there is a seminary of learning in the county of Perquimons, near the Old Nicks, if encouraged, will be of particular advantage to the inhabitants of said county, and that the citizens of that place have a desire to have the said institution incorporated:

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 Francis Newby, Gabriel White, William Jones, Joseph Moore and Zechoriah Copeland, be, and they are hereby declared to be a body corporate, to be known by the name of The Trustees of the Union Hall School, and by that name shall have perpetual succession; and they or their successors, by the name aforesaid, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law, to take, demand, receive and possess, all monies, goods and chattels, that shall be given for the use of said school, and the same apply according to the will of the donor, and by gift, purchase or devise, to take, have, receive, possess, enjoy and retain, to them and their successors forever, any lands, rents or tenements, of what kind or nature soever, in special trust and confidence, that the same, or the profits thereof, be applied to, and for the purpose of establishing and increasing said school.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to make such laws and regulations for the government of said school, and the preservation of order and good morals therein, as are usually made in seminaries of learning, and as to them may appear necessary.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That when they, or a majority of them, may deem it necessary, they shall have full power and authority to nominate other trustees, whose power and authority shall be equal to those herein appointed.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
December 19, 1806
William White, Secretary

Jo. Riddick, Sp. Senate
John Moore, Sp. H. Commons



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