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An Act to Incorporate Richland Female Academy, in the County of Onslow.

1865-1866 Private Laws, 2nd Session: Chapter 40

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1865-66, 2nd Session - Pages 115-116.

Section 1. 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 J. M Franck, James White, Abner Erwin, J. H. Foy, and L. W. Hargett, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, to be known and distinguisbed by the name of "The Trustees of the Richland Female Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and that they, the trustees, and their successors by the name aforesaid, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law and in equity to take, demand, receive and possess and hold all moneys, goods, chattels and choses in action that shall be given them for the use of the said Female Academy, and the same apply according to the will of the doners, and by gift, purchase or devise to take, have, receive, possess, enjoy and retain to them and their successors forever, any lands, rents, tenements and hereditaments of what kind, nature or quality soever the same may be, in special trust and confidence, that the same or the profits thereof shall be applied to, and for the use and purposes of establishing and endowing said Female Academy.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law or equity to bargain, sell, grant, devise or dispose of and convey to the purchasers, any such lands, rents, tenements, hereditaments aforesaid, when the grant to them or the will of the devisor does not forbid it; and that they, the said trustees, and their successors, or a majority of them, shall be able and capable in law, and in equity, by the name aforesaid, to sue and implead, be sued and impleaded, answer and be answered, in all courts of record whatsoever, and they shall have power to do all such things as are usually done, not in violation of the constitution, by bodies corporate and politic, or such as may be incorporated for the promotion of learning and virtue.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 19th day of February, 1866.

Jonathan Worth, Governor
Samuel F. Phillips, Speaker of the House of Commons
Thomas Settle, Jr., Speaker of the Senate

State of North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State,
March 20th, 1866.

I, Robert W. Best, Secretary of State, in and for the
State of North Carolina, do hereby certify that the foregoing
are true copies of the original Acts and Resolutions on
file in this office. Given under my hand, this 20th day of
March, 1866.

Robert W. Best,
Secretary of State



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