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An Act to Establish an Academy in the County of Rutherford.

1806 - Chapter XXXI

The Laws of North Carolina of 1806 - Pages 30-31

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 Jonathan Hampton, William Porter, David Reaves, Richard Lewis, Ambrose Mills, James Erwin, Jesse Morrow, Joseph Hamilton, James Terrel and George Camp, Esquires, be, and they are hereby constituted and appointed trustees and a body politic, to procure by purchase or otherwise, a suitable tract or parcel of land for the establishing of an Academy in said county.

II. And be it further enacted, That the trustees above named are hereby vested with fulll power and authority to receive all gifts and donations or gratuities that may be given them for the use of said institution; and it is hereby constituted and established by the name of Rutherford Academy, and the said trustees and their successors in office, shall be able and capable to ask for, demand and receive, likewise to sue for and recover from any person or persons any sum or sums of money or property of any kind which may be coming to then by subscription or otherwise; and in their capacities as such, they may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of record within this State. And the monies when recerved shall be applied by the said trustees, or at least a majority of them, towards defraying the expense of building, and employing a tutor or tutors, and procuring a library and other necessary anparatus for the use of said Seminary, and such other purposes as the trustees think proper, for the advancement of said Seminary.

III. And be it further enacted, That the trustees herein named, and their successors in office, shall be vested with all powers and authorities that other bodies politic of the like nature have a right to use or execrcise within this State: Provided, such rules and regulations as they may adopt or establish from time to time, shall not be repugnant to the constitution and laws of this State.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the trustees by this Act provided, or a majority of them, shall convene at any time or place that they may think proper for carrying this Act into effect, and adjourn to such time and place as they may think proper. And on all future occasions shall convene at the time and place they shall adjourn themselves to, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

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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