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An Act to Establish a Seminary of Learning in the Town of Hertford, in Perquimans County, by the Name of Hertford Academy.

1819 - Chapter XLVIII

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1819 - Pages 43-44.

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 John Wood, Edward Wood, Isaiah Sanborn, Josiah Townsend, William Jones, Gabriel White, John Gatling and Theophilus Barrow, be and they are hereby declared to be a body corporate and politic, to be known and distinguished by the name of the Trustees of the Hertford Academy, and by that name shall have perpetual succession; and they or their successors by the name aforesaid, or a majority of them shall he able and capable in
law to receive subscriptions and donations and possess all monies, goods and chattels that shall be given for the use of said Academy, and the same to apply according to the directions of the donor; and by gift, purchase or devise, to take, possess and enjoy to them and their successors forever, any lands, tenements and hereditaments in trust, that the same, or the profits thereof, be applied to and for the purpose of establishing and endowing the said Academy.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees or a majority of them, by the name aforesaid, shall be fully authorized and capable in law to grant, bargain, sell and convey any such land and tenements or hereditaments as aforesaid, when such conveyance is not inconsistent with the terms oif the donation. And further, the said Trustees, their successors or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law by the name aforesaid, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered in any Court of Law and Equity in this State.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, shall have and are hereby declared to have full power to make or ordain such laws and regulations, for their own government and for the regulations and government of said Academy, as to them may appear necessary.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees of Hertford Academy, or their successors in office, shall have full power and authority to raise the sum of one thousand dollars by way of lottery or lotteries, donations or subscriptions, for the purpose of completing the necessary buildings, and purchasing lands, apparatus and other things necessary for the use of said Academy.

V. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees or a majority of them at their first meeting after the passing of this Act, shall have full power and authority to select five members of their body to draft a scheme of said lottery or lotteries, who shall be considered entire managers of the same. And previous to their entering on the duties of their
appointment, shall in open Court take an oath for the honest and faithful performance of the same, and shall also enter into bond jointly, to the chairman of the County Court of Perquimans, and his successors in office, in the sum of two thousand dollars, for their punctually paying out the monies received for the sale of tickets, to fortunate adventurers in said lottery or lotteries, such sum or sums as may be agreed on by such managers in favour of said Academy. And said managers shall have full power and authority to establish and carry on said lottery or lotteries in such manner as they may think most condusive io the interest of said institution, and may sue and be sued as managers of the same, in any Court of record in this state, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

VI. And be it further enacted, That upon the death or resignation, inability or refusing to act of any ot the Trustees aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the remaining Trustees, or a majority of them to elect others to supply their vacancies, who, when so appointed, shall have equal powers with the Trustees appointed by this Act.

Approved: November 20, 1819

John Branch, Governor
Bartlett Yancey, Speaker of the Senate
Romulus M. Saunders, Speaker of the House of Commons



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