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Ceneral powers.

Seay, successors of F. Duffy, Wm. Lauderdale, and others, original trustees, who are to remain in office until the last Saturday of December, 1850, when an elec. tion shall take place, according to the provisions of this act.

Sec. 9. That said board shall have power, and be required, to employ classical and scientific teachers and lecturers, fix the rate of tuition, prescribe the course of study, make all necessary rules and regulations, hold real, personal, and mixed estate, by purchase or otherwise, and sell or exchange the same, as the interest of the institution may require; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded; and have a common seal; and if they think proper, to confer, in conjunction with the teachers, such certificates of proficiency and moral character, as they may deem right, and to have and enjoy all other powers and privileges that are common to corporations of this kind, inclusive of the power to make all necessary by-laws relative to said academy, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State, or of the United States.

Sec. 10. That the trustees be and are hereby privileg. ed to open books for subscription of stock, in such shares as they may agree upon, to raise a library fund, which shall, when raised, be under the supervision and control of said board, or an officer appointed by them.

LANDON C. HAYNES, Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN F. HENRY,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed February 4, 1850.

CHAPTER LXXXVII.

An Act to divide and equally apportion the Centerville Male Academy Fund of the county

of Hickman, between the education of girls and boys.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the Centerville Male Acad. emy, in the county of Hickman, be divided into two branches, one for the education of boys and the other for the education of girls, to be separately organized, and to share equally in the fund now on hand, or in any monies hereafter to be drawn from the treasury of the State, for the use of said Centerville Male Academy;

said fund to be drawn as heretofore from the treasury, and appropriated as herein directed.

Sec. 2. That A. M. Williams, S. B. Moore, C. Johnson, R. E. Grinder and Pleasant Walker, be appointed additional trustees for said Academy.

Sec. 3. That the board of Trustees may at their discretion, appropriate a portion of said fund to the building of the Female Academy above named.

LANDON C. HAYNES, Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN F. HENRY,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed December 19, 1849.

CHAPTER LXXXVIII.

An Act to incorporate the Hampshire and Greenwood Academies, in the County of

Lewis.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That Nathan B. Akin, Wm. Biffle, Wm. Rolston, C. Y. Hudson, A. B. Buckner, and H. C. Kirk, be and they are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name of the Trustees of the Hampshire Academy, and shall have perpetual succession, and be capable, in law or equity, to purchase, receive and hold to themselves, and their successors, any lands, tenements, goods, or chattels, which may be given, granted, or devised to them, or purchased by them for the use and benefit of said academy, and to appropriate, use or dispose of the same, in such manner as to them may seem fit and proper for the use and benefit of said academy; and the said trustees and their successors, by the name aforesaid, may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any of the courts of law or equity in this State.

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That the trustees aforesaid, and their successors, shall have power to hold such meetings, at such times and places as they may think fit and proper, to elect one of their number, president, and a secretary and treasurer of said board, and to fill vacancies, when such may occur by death, resignation, removal or otherwise; but not less than a majority of said trustees shall constitute a board to do business.

Sec. 3. Be it enacted, That said board of trustees

shall have power to make such regulations relative to said academy, and the government thereof; and their own proceedings, as a majority of said board may deem right and proper; provided, they be not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State.

Sec. 4. Be it enacted, That James Grines, James Greenwood Pe Davis, George A. Kennedy, William Wist, Stephen male Academy. Warly and Joel Leftwich, be and they are hereby consti

tuted a body corporate and politic, by the name of the Trustees of the Greenwood Female Academy, in the county of Lewis, and by that name, may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded; and shall have the power to acquire and hold property; and to exercise and enjoy all such powers and privileges, as are possessed by the trustees of the Hampshire academy, in the county of Lewis.

Sec. 5. Be it enacted, That the trustees are authorized to fill any vacancies which may occur in the board, by death or otherwise, and elect a president and all other necessary officers, for the management of the institution; and make such by-laws as they may deem proper, not inconsistent with the laws of this State.

Sec. 6. Be it enacted, That the trustees of the HampBranches of Coun shire academy, and the trustees of the Greenwood acadety Academy.

my, are hereby constituted branches of the County academy, of Lewis county; and for the support of said academies, they may have and receive, each, one third of the academy fund, annually paid by the State, for the support of said academy.

LANDON C. HAYNES, Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN F. HENRY,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed February 6, 1850.

. CHAPTER LXXXIX.

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,

Incorporation 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 McFarlane, William B. Pewet, William P. Cherry, William L, Coppage, 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 the said board shall have General Powers. power to employ all necessary 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 necessary 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.

CHAPTER XC.

An Act to change the line between the counties of Jackson and Macon, and for other

purposes.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the line between the counties of Jackson and Macon be changed as follows: beginning at a white oak at the north-west corner of Jackson county, in Walker's line; thence with said line east one mile to two white oaks; thence south five and a half miles to a black oak; thence west one mile to a stake in the west boundary line of said county of Jackson; thence north to the beginning; Provided, That nothing herein contained shall reduce the said county of Jackson below her constitutional area; and provided that those living within the bounds proposed to be stricken off, shall pay the expenses of surveying the county of Jackson, in order to ascertain whether or not there is sufficient territory.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That a forfeiture enForfeitare ngainst tered against Čreed F. Huddleston, together with the Creed F. Hud; costs of said suit, in the case of the State vs. Robert dleston, released

H. Mcllvain, by the Supreme Court of this State, be and the same are hereby released.

LANDON C. HAYNES, Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN F. HENRY,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed, February 9, 1850.

CHAPTER XCI.

An Act to authorize the Trustees of Ocoee Academy to establish a Female Department

in said Institution.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the Board of Trustees of Ocoee Academy, now established in the town of Benton, Polk county, may establish a female department in said institution of learning, for the special education of females; and may locate said female department in the town of Benton, or at any other place not more than one mile distant from said town.

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That they shall have power to appropriate any money they may have now on hand,

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