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An Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Establish a Seminary of Learning in the Town of Fayetteville, and to Amend the Law for the Regulation of the Towns of Fayetteville and Hillsborough."

1809 - Chapter LXXXI

The Laws of North Carolina of 1809 - Page 28

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 David Anderson, Paris I. Tillinghast, Jr., Charles Chalmers, Hugh McLean, John Winslow, Thomas Davis, Oliver Pearce, John McMillan, Duncan McLerran, William B. Grove, John Dickson, John Eccles, John McLerran, Hugh Campbell, Sebastian Staiert, Duncan McRae, Henry Branson, Paris I. Tillinghast, Sr., Benjamin Robinson, Elisha Stedman, John Kelly, Robinson Mumford, Jr., Robert Raiford, James McIntyre. John A. Cameron, James McRackan, Andrew Broadfoot, Simeon Belden, John Huske, Robert Holliday, Gabriel Debruz, John Hadley, Sr., and Dolphin Davis, be, and they are hereby constituted and appointed trustees to superintend the government of the Seminary of Learning in the town of Fayetteville, with full power and authority to receive all donations, legacies or devises, which may he made to them as trustees aforesaid, for the purpose of.regulating and supporting the Seminary hereby instituted by the name of The Fayetteville Academy; and the trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, are hereby empowered to ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive, from all persons, any sum or sums of money, or other property, real as well as personal, to which they may be entitled, by donation, purchase or otherwise, with full power to apply and use the same as to them shall seem best for the advancement of said Seminary, and the promotion of virtue and learning.

II. And be it further enacted, That when any of the trustees named in this Act, shall die, remove, resign or refuse to act, a majority of those remaining shall have full power and authority to appoint others in the room of those dead, removed, resigned or refusing to act, and to extend the number as far as they may think expedient, with the power of appointing their President, and restricting, if they think proper, the time of his continuance in office; and also the power of determining by their own vote, what number shall constitute a quorum to do business, with the power of enacting such by-laws for their own regulation and the government of the Academy, as to the trustees shall appear necessary or expedient. That the said trustees, and their successors, are hereby appointed a body politic and corporate, by the name of The Trustees of the Fayetteville Academy, and shall be able and capable to act in all things whatsoever for the promotion of said Seminary, in as full and ample a manner as any body politic or corporate can or may by law.

III. And be it further enacted, That all laws and clauses of laws which come within the purview and meaning of this Act, be, and the same are hereby repealed and made void.

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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