East New Market

Acts and Laws

1830 - Incorporate the New Market Academy


An act to incorporate the Newmarket Academy, in Dorchester County.
Passed Feb. 26, 1830.

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That an Academy be, and is hereby erected in New Market, Dorchester county, by the name of " The New Market Academy." and the said Academy shall be regulated under the management, direction, and government of six trustees, and be perpetuated in the manner hereinafter mentioned.

Section 2.  And be it enacted, That Joseph K. Traverse, Henry W. Hicks, Elijah Stevens, Thomas H. Handy, Levin Smith, and Nathaniel E. Green, be, and they are hereby appointed trustees of the said Academy, and the said trustees and their successors to be elected in the manner hereinafter mentioned, shall be, and they are hereby enacted, established and declared to be one community, corporation and body politic, with perpetual succession in deed and in law, to all intents and purposes connected with the said institution, by the name and style of " The New Market Academy," in Dorchester county; by which name and title, they, the said trustees and their successors, shall be competent and capable in law and equity, to take and to hold to themselves and their successors for the use of the said Academy, any estate in any messuages, lands and tenements, annuities, goods, chattels, monies, or effects, by the gift, grant, bargain, sale, conveyance, devise or bequest, of any person or persons whatsoever, Provided, the same do not exceed in the whole the clear yearly value of five thousand dollars; and the same messuages, lands and tenements, and other estate real and personal, to farm-let and put out on interest for the use of the said Academy, in such manner as to them, or a majority of them, shall seem most beneficial to the institution, and to receive the rents, issues, profits, income and interest of the same, and to apply the emoluments thereof to the proper use and advancement of the said Academy.

Section 3.  And be it enacted, That at all times forever hereafter when any vacancy or vacancies shall happen in the said community of trustees, by the death, resignation or refusal of any one or more of the members thereof, or by the wilful neglect on any one or more of them to attend the meetings of the board of trustees for the space of two years, the remaining trustees, or a majority of them, shall with all convenient speed, proceed to elect by ballot, other sensible and discreet person or persons of the said county, to be the trustee or trustees to supply such vacancy or vacancies, and in like manner shall all future vacancies be supplied by the said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, so as to perpetuate the number of six persons as trustees of the said Academy for ever.

Section 4.  And be it enacted, That the said trustees and their successors, by the name and style aforesaid, shall be capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court or courts, and before any judge, justice or justices within this state and elsewhere, in all manner of suits, complaints, pleas, causes, matters and demands of whatever kind, nature or form they be, and all and every other matter or thing to do therein, in as full and effectual manner as any person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, within this state in like cases may or can do or perform; and the said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, shall have full power and authority to have, make and use, one common seal, with such devices and inscriptions as they shall think proper; and therewith to pass and authenticate the certificates, acts and orders of the said corporation, and the same seal, at their pleasure, to break, alter and renew.
ection 5.  And be it enacted, That the said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, from time to time, and at all times hereafter, shall have full power and authority to constitute and appoint professors, teachers and assistants, for instructing the students and scholars of the said Academy in such sciences and branches of education as they shall think proper and suitable to be taught therein, and to make fundamental ordinances or regulations for the good government of the said Academy, and the instruction of the youth as aforesaid, and by these ordinances to appoint such number of their own body, not less than three, as they may think proper, to be a quorum or committee for transacting all general and necessary business of the said Seminary, and making temporary rules for the management thereof, and also by the said ordinances to delegate to the professors and teachers, such powers and authorities as they shall think expedient for the standing government and discipline of the said Seminary, and the execution of the regulations thereof, and also, by the said ordinances, to make such regulations for the directions, visitation and examinations of the said Seminary and the students and scholars therein as shall best promote the important objects of the institution; Provided always, that the said ordinances be not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this State.

Section 6.  And be it enacted, That the said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, shall meet at least twice in every year, in stated semi-annual meetings, to be appointed by their own ordinances, and at such other times as by their said ordinances, or by their own adjournments they may direct; and when so assembled, they shall have power from time to time to appoint a President, Treasurer and Secretary, to make contracts with the professors or teachers, relative to the instruction of the scholars to be placed under their care, and for the payment of their salaries; to examine the progress of the students and scholars in their learning, to hear and determine on all complaints and appeals, and upon all matters touching the discipline and government of the said Academy, and the execution of their ordinances; and generally to manage the estate and concerns of the said Seminary in such manner as they shall deem best for the advancement and advantage of the institution.

Section 7.  And be it enacted, That the act entitled, " an act to incorporate the trustees of the New Market Academy in Dorchester county," passed at December session, eighteen hundred and eighteen, chapter one hundred and thirty-five, be,
and the same is hereby repealed.