North Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Incorporate the Female Orphan Asylum Society of Fayetteville.

1813 - Chapter XLIV

The Laws of North Carolina of 1813 - Page 26

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 the individuals who are at present associated in the town of Fayetteville for the education of poor children, under the name of the "Fayetteville Orphan Asylum," and those who may hereafter become members of the said association agreeably to the rules which may be therein established, be and the same are hereby incorporated into a body corporate and politic by the name of the "Fayetteville Orphan Asylum," and as such shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, be capable of acquiring and holding real or personal estate, have ability to make and ordain laws and regulations for their own government and elect their own officers, and generally to receive and perform all such matters and things as rightfully belonging to or are usually incident to bodies corporate and politic within this State, any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwiihstanding. And whereas it appears by representations made to the General Assembly, that it is the wish and intention of the said society to seek out as objects of their charity, children who are destitute of both parents and who would become chargeable to the county in which they reside, which said children they the said society intend to board, clothe and educate, and when properly qualified and of suitable ages, to have them bound out to suitable trades, whereby they may become useful members of society; therefore,

II. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid society are hereby authorized, to take under their care and protection, by and with the consent of the Wardens of the Poor for Cumberland County, or any three of them, any such children who are destitute of both parents and who might become chargeable to the county; which said children they the said society shall be allowed to board, clothe and educate, until the society conceive them properly qualified to bind out to proper trades or professions, and whenever said society conceive such children so qualified, they are hereby authorized, by and with the consent of the County Court of Cumberland, to bind out such children in the same manner as the County Courts have heretofore done.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
the 25th Day of December, A.D., 1813
A Copy - William Hill, Secretary

George Outlaw, Speaker of the Senate
William Miller, Speaker of the House of Commons

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