DANCYVILLE FEMALE ACADEMY INCORPORATION ACT
STATE OF TENNESSEE,
PASSED AT THE
TWENTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
FOR THE YEARS
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
M'KENNIE & WATTERSON, PRINTERS TO THE STATE
An Act to Incorporate Dancyville Female Academy, in the county of Haywood.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, that there be established at, or near Dancyville, in the county of Haywood, in said State, an institution of learning, having a corporate existence under the name and style of the Trustees of the Dancyville Female Academy.
Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That the said institution shall be governed by five trustees, who and their successors, shall constitute a body politic and corporate; a majority of whom shall make a quorum for the transaction of business; the first board shall consist of Felix McFarland, William B. Pewet, William P. Cherry, William L. Coppageš, and F. B. Kerr; all vacancies that may occur in their body, shall be filled by the board and entered upon the minutes; they may elect from their own body a president, secretary and treasurer.
Sec. 3. Be it enacted, That said board shall have power to employ all said teachers and lecturers, fix the rate of tuition, prescribe the course of study, make all necessary rules and regulations; hold real and personal estate, by purchase, gift, or devise, and sell or exchange the same, as the interest of the institution may require; to sue and be sued, and have a common seal; to confer if they think proper, in conjunction with the teachers such literary degrees and diplomas, as are usual in female academies; and have and enjoy all other powers and privileges that are incident to corporations of this description, inclusive of the power to make all by-laws and regulations relative to said academy, not being inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the State of Tennessee or of the United States.
Sec. 4 Be it enacted, That said board shall have power to receive subscriptions of stock in said institution, in such sums and upon such terms as they shall in their by-laws, designate and prescribe, and the property and assets of the institution shall be governed by the board under such by-laws, and regulations as they may from time to time establish.
Sec. 5 Be it enacted, That in the conveyance of real estate, or the transfer of claims or other assets, the name of the President of the board, shall be sufficient, by order of said board in each case.
LANDON C. HAYNES,
Speaker of the House of Representatives
JOHN F. HENRY
Speaker of the Senate
Passed February 1, 1850
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