FAYETTEVILLE FEMALE ACADEMY


Source: [Title, See Below], [Georgia Legislative Documents], [Georgia Department of Archives and History],
presented in the Digital Library of Georgia


ANNUAL SESSION, IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER. 1840. 
ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN NOVEMBER 
AND DECEMBER, 1840. 
ACADEMIES. 

1840 Vol. 1 -- Page: 5

Sequential Number: 003 

Full Title:
AN ACT to incorporate the Female Academy in Fayetteville, Fayette county, and to appoint 
Trustees for the same
; and to repeal an act, passed 24th December, 1836, to appropriate the funds 
remaining in the hands of the Trustees of the County Academy of Union county.

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 Thomas B. Gray, John D. Stell, 
Elijah P. Allen, William Herring, and Samuel Martin, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby 
declared to be a body corporate, by the name and style of the Trustees of the Female Academy in 
Fayetteville, Fayette county.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Trustees, and their successors in office, be, and they are 
hereby invested with the power and authority 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 holding titles to, and 
conveying real and personal estate, and of doing all other things for the well-being and prosperity of said 
institution which may not be inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of this State.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That said Trustees shall have power to appoint a Secretary and Treasurer, 
who shall give bond and security for the faithful performance of their duty; and to remove the same from 
office whenever a majority

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of said Trustees are of opinion that the interest of said institution requires it, and to appoint others in their 
stead.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That said Trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to employ 
suitable teachers in said institution, to fill all vacancies which may occur in their Board, from time to time, 
by death, resignation or otherwise.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That Thompson Collins, Joseph Louther, John Butt, Junior, John Bryson 
and Alexander Duncan, Trustees of the County Academy in the county of Union, be, and they are hereby 
authorized and required to pay over to the treasurer of the Common School Fund of said county all the 
unexpended balance of funds remaining in the hands of said Trustees or their successors.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the said treasurer of said Common School Fund be, and he is hereby 
authorized and required to demand and receive from said Trustees all the funds remaining in their hands, 
and apply the same to the payment of accounts which are due and unpaid to teachers under the common 
school law of this State.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the act passed on the twenty-fourth day of December, one thousand 
eight hundred and thirty-six, entitled "an act to incorporate the Fayette county Academy, and appoint 
trustees for the same," and all other laws or parts of laws militating against this act, be, and the same are 
hereby repealed.

CHARLES J. JENKINS,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOMAS STOCKS,

President of the Senate.

CHARLES J. McDONALD, Governor.

Approval Date: Assented to, 23d December, 1840.


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