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ACTS

OF THE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE

STATE OF GEORGIA.

PASSED

IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1839.

ACADEMIES.

AN ACT to be entitled an act, to incorporate certain 'Aca

demies therein named; appoint trustees for the same, and confer upon said trustees certain powers and privileges, and appoint additional trustees for Williams' Academy..

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repe s'esentatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the samc, That John Hunter, Robert Bailey, John T. Story, Edwin Sturdivant, and Middleton Hill, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby declared and constituted to be a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of “The Trustees of the Summerville Academy," and by that name shall be able and capable in law, of suing and being sued, of pleading and being impleaded, and shall have power and auhority to make all bye-laws and rules that shall or may be necessary for the government of said Academy : Provided, such bye-laws or rules shall not be repugnant to the Constitution or laws of this State.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That said trustees shall have power to fill all vacancies that may occur in the Board of trustees, and may have and use a common Seal, and may appoint such officers and agents as they may deem ne·cessary for the good of said Institution.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees shall be capable of accepting and being invested with all manner of property, real and personal; all donations, grants, gifts, privileges and immunities whatsoever, which may appertain to said Academy, or which may hereafter be conveyed or transferred to them or their successors in office,

to have and to hold the same for the proper benefit and behoof of said Academy.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That Robert Hardie, Bartlett M. Cox, Sanford T. Wilson, Charles W. Roby, Samuel B. Thomas, Henry Crary and John Jarvis, and their successors, be, and they are hereby incorporated and constituted a body poilitc, by the name and style of " the Trustees of the Paris Academy of Baker county," by which name they are authorized to hold real and personal estate,, necessary for the purposes of their incorporation, with power to sue and be sued, to make all rules anel regulations necessary for the well ordering of the affairs of said: Academy; to appoint all necessary officers and teachers, and fill by election, (on the part of the remaining trustees), any vacancy which may occur in their body by death, resignation, or removal from saiel county.

Sec. 5. And be it farther enacted, That Peter Baugh, Allen Kilgore, Daniel McNeil, S. S. Dean and Christopher Taykor, be, and they are hereby trustees of Bower Academy, in the county of Talbot. .

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That Edwin Collier, Moses. Boyington,, Elijah Worthen, William Peal,, and James C. Goodwin, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of: Farmer's Academy, in the county of Talbot, with like powers and privileges and liabilities.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That Samuel M. Shipp, Christopher Mason, Royston W. Pollard, and James Campbell,, be appointed additional trustees of "Williams' Academy,” in the town of Van Wert, in the county of Paulding.

JOSEPH DAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
ROBERT M. ECHOLS,

President of the Senate. Assented to, 21th December, 1839.

CHARLES, J, MCDONALD, Governor

corporate cer for the same county Academies

AN ACT to incorporate certain Academies therein named,

and to appoint Trustees for the same, to change the name of Pleasant Grove Academy, in the county of Decatur, and to repeal an act to incorporate certain Academies therein mentioned, &c. so far as the Heard county Academy is concerned, passed December 220, 1832.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Renvesentatives of the State of Georgico, in General Assembly anet,

sind it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Duncan L. Clinch, Samuel Clack, Henry R. Sadler, Alfred Doolittle, Edmund Atkinson, James M. Smith, and George W. Thomas, be, and they are hereby appointed Trusteesfor the Academy to be established in the town of St. Marys, to be called the “St. Mary's Academy :"

That Simeon Perry, Richard Dozier, James Collins, Buckner Bass and B. T. Emanuel, and their successors in office, be appointed Trustees of the Central Academy in the county of Talbot :

That John L. Harp, Thomas Brunson, Hardy C. Sapp, Edward Covington and Jeremiah G. Walker, and their successors in office, be and they are hereby appointed Trustees for Hickory Grove Academy in the county of Muscogee:

That George W. Jones, William McDaniel, Thomas J. Mathews, J. W. Stell and Humphrey D. Landers, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of the Centre Academy, in the county of Gwinnett :

That Ephraim Kendrick, George Patten, Matthew J. Sikes, Nathan Buzby and Thomas Dawkins, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of Linwood Academy, in the county of Houston.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the several Trustees of the aforesaid Academies are hereby declared to be bodies corporate, under the several styles herein named and designated, may each as a Corporate body, have a common Seal, may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in the several Courts of Law and Equity in this State, shall have power to make all necessary byelaws, rules and regulations for the government of said Corporations, not repugnant to the Constitution and Laws of this State, or of the United States, to fill all vacancies in their several boards by death, resignation, removal or otherwise, may hold all kinds of property, make or receive conveyances, be invested with all gifts, grants, rights, immunities or privileges whatsoever, that may be essential for the well being of said Corporate bodies in reference to the interest of Education, which are usually done by the trustees of Academies.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act, the name of Pleasant Grove Academy, in the county of Decatur, be changed to that of Attapulgas Academy in said county, and all the rights, privileges, &c. heretofore used by the Academy under the name of the Pleasant Grove Academy, are hereby extended to the Attapulgas Academy; and that Thomas Hines, William Wil

liams, Daniel T. Lane, John Durham, Asa Huchings and Hiram King, be, and they are hereby appointed additional Trustees to said Attapulgas Academy.o

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That so much of the seventh section of the above recited act as relates to the Heard county Academy, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That James O. Phillips, Thomas Roberts, and John T. Carter, of the county of Meriwether, and James J. Lester, James H. Rowe, Jeremiah Horton and William H. Strahan, of the County of Troup, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of Chappell Grove Academy, in Meriwether county, and entitled to all the rights and privileges granted to, and subject to all the restrictions imposed on other Academies incorporated by this act.

JOSEPH DAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
ROBERT M. ECHOLS,

President of the Senate. Assented to, December 23d, 1839.

CHARLES J. McDONALD, Governor.

AN ACT to incorporate Farmer's Academy, in the county

of Stewart, and Pleasant Valley Academy, in the county of Stewart, and appoint Trustees for the same.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That John W. F. Lowry, Asbury Cowles, Shadrach Pinkston, Charles N. Simpson and Peter Scott be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees, and they and their successors in office are hereby declared to be a body corporate, by the name and style of the Trustees of Farmer's Academy in the county of Stewart.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That L. B. Morton, Jno. Blackshear, Daniel Richardson, Joseph I. Dowd, and M. M. S. Wadsworth be, and they are hereby appointed

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Trustees of the Pleasant Valley Academy, in the county of Stewart.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Trustees aforesaid, and their successors in office be, and they are hereby invested with the power of using a common seal, of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, in the several Courts of law and equity in this State, of making all necessary bye-laws for their government; of holding titles to, and conveying real and personal estate, and of doing all other things, and of enjoing all other immunities not repugnant to the Constitution and Laws of this State, which may be necessary to the well being of said corporation, and of filling any vacancy that may take place in their body.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act be, and the same are hereby repealed.

JOSEPH DAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
ROBERT M. ECHOLS,

President of the Senate.
Assented to, December 23d, 1839.

CHARLES J. McDONALD, Governor.

AN ACT to amend an act assented to the 31st day of

December, 1838, so far as respects Dade county Academy, and to add one additional Trustee to the Trustees of the same.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Henry C. Tatum, and his successors in office, be added to the Trustees of Dade county Academy.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said H.C. Ta'tum be authorized to draw and receive that part of the amount provided by law for the endowment of county Academies, which is due to the said Dade county Academy; and his Excellency the Governor is hereby requested to draw his warrant on the Treasurer in favor of the said H. C. Tatum, in behalf of said Trustees for the same.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts

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