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An Act to Establish an Academy in Onslow Coounty.

1809 - Chapter LXXXIII

The Laws of North Carolina of 1809 - Page 29

Whereas the diffusion of useful knowledge, by establishing Seminaries for the education of youth, is productive of general benefit, and essential to the permanence of a Republican Government:

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 Nathaniel Loomis, Lemuel Doty, John Willy, James Thompson, Benjamin Farnell, Daniel Bender, Daniel Ambrose, Sr., George White, William Ferrand, Dempsey Jones, Thomas Russell, Edward Ward, Charles Sneed, John Pollock, George W. Nobles, Thomas Henderson, David Gornto, Jonathan Ketcham, Joseph Marshall, Buck House, William Montford, John Hammonds, Crew Dudley, William Jones, Edward Williams, George W. Mitchell, Richard Ward, William Tillinghurst, Lewis Ellis, Isaac Colcroft and Christopher Dudley, shall be, and are hereby declared a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguished by the name of The President and Trustees of the Onslow Academy, and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and they and their successors, or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be capable and able in law, to receive and possess any quantity of lands or tenements, goods or monies, that may be given to the use of the Academy, and apply the same according to the will of the donor.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees shall sell and dispose of any lands, tenements, goods or chattels, that may be given to the use of said Academy, when the will of the donor does not forbid it; and further, that the said trustees, by the name aforesaid, to-wit, The President and Trustees of the Onslow Academy, shall be able and capable to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court within this State, and shall have power to do all such things as are incident to, and usually exercised by bodies politic for the promotion of the object contemplated, and not incompatible with the constitution of this State.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, ahall have power to elect a President, Secretary and Treasurer, also to appoint such Professors and Tutors as they may deem proper; and that they shall make all such laws and regulations for the government of said Academy, as may be necessary for the preservation of order and good morals.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized and empowered, to purchase such quantity of land as they may deem expedient for building the Academy thereon. And in case of death, refusal or inability to act of any of the trustees now appointed, the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, may elect others to supply their places, and shall also have power to elect additional trustees, so that the whole number mayy not exceed tnirty-six.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
21st December, 1809
William White, Secretary

Jos. Riddick, S.S.
T. Davis, S.H.C.



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