Clarkesville Academy

Clarkesville Academy

ACTS OF THE General [Illegible Text], OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, [Illegible Text] IN [Illegible Text] AT AN ANNUAL SESSION IN NOV. AND DEC. 1826.
Resolutions WHICH ORIGINATED IN SENATE.

1826 Vol. 1 -- Page: 205

Sequential Number: 212

IN SENATE, 16th Nov. 1826.

Resolved, That James R. Wylie and Thomas J. Rusk be, and they are hereby appointed trustees of Clarkesville Academy, in the county of Habersham, in addition to those already appointed.

Approval Date: Approved 4th Dec. 1826.


ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN MILLEDGEVILLE AT AN ANNUAL SESSION IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1835.
RESOLUTIONS WHICH ORIGINATED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

1835 Vol. 1 -- Page: 328

Sequential Number: 192

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Whereas, the seventh section of an act passed December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, for the better distribution and application of the poor school fund, and to point out the mode of accounting for the disbursement of the academy and poor school funds, requires that the trustees of the several academies in this State shall make to his excellency the Governor a full and fair statement of the receipts and expenditures of their several academies, drawn by them for such county or academy; also, showing in what manner moneys received by them have been applied and expended; that then and in that case his excellency the

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Governor shall be, and he is authorized to issue his warrant on the treasurer in favour of the different academies.

And whereas, Thomas J. Rush, late one of the trustees of the Clarkesville academy in the county of Habersham, while one of the trustees of the same, drew the funds or dividend set apart for said Clarkesville academy for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, and has left this State without paying over to the treasurer of the board of trustees the dividend so drawn by him, or accounting to the said board of trustees for the same or any part thereof, which leaves the present trustees wholly unable to make a report of the application of the said dividend, so drawn for said academy for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, agreeable to law above referred to: for remedy whereof --

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly met, and it is hereby resolved by the authority of the same, That his excellency the Governor be, and he is hereby authorized and required to issue his warrant on the treasurer in favour of the Clarkesville academy, for the dividend set apart and allowed for said academy for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, in like manner as if the proper legal report had been made by said trustees of the application of the said dividend so drawn as aforesaid for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four.

Agreed to, 5th Dec. 1835.

JOSEPH DAY,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Attest -- Joseph Sturgis, Clerk.

In Senate,

Concurred in, Dec. 14th, 1835.

ROBERT M. ECHOLS,

President of the Senate.

Attest -- Arthur A. Morgan, Secretary.

WILLIAM SCHLEY, Governor.

Approval Date: Approved, 17th Dec. 1835.
 


ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN MILLEDGEVILLE AT AN ANNUAL SESSION IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1836.
ACTS of the General Assembly of the STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1836.
ACADEMIES.

1836 Vol. 1 -- Page: 10

Sequential Number: 008
Type: AN ACT,

Full Title: To incorporate the Trustees of the following Academies, to wit: -- The Trustees of Valley Grove Academy; of Planters' Academy; of Prattsburg Academy and Union Academy, in the county of Talbot; of Chatooga Academy; of Pleasant Green Academy, in the county of Walker; the Trustees of Union Hill, High Hill, Turkey Creek, Liberty Hill and Black Creek Academies, in the county of Wilkinson; the Trustees of Clayton, Hopewell and Union Academies, in the county of Crawford; the Trustees of Troup and Dublin Academies, in the county of Laurens; the Trustees of Rehoboth Academy, in the county of Morgan; the Trustees of Blairsville Academy, in the county of Union; the Trustees of Little River and Harmony Academy, in the county of Newton; the Trustees of Summerville Academy, in the county of Dekalb; the Trustees of Vineville Academy, in the county of Bibb; the Trustees of the Female Academy, in the county of Pike; the Trustees of Centreville Academy, in the county of Walton; the Trustees of



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Pleasant Grove Academy, in the county of Decatur; the Trustees of Pleasant Hill and Flat Creek Academies, in the county of Merriwether; the Trustees of Rosseau Academy, in the county of Columbia; the Trustees of Summerville Female Institute, in the county of Richmond; the Trustees of Fort Valley and Houston County Academies, in the county of Houston -- and to appropriate a part of the Poor School and Academic fund, set apart for the county of Houston, to repairing or rebuilding the Houston County Academy edifice, the Trustees of Gum Spring Academy, in the county of Washington, and the Trustees of Philadelphia Academy, in the county of Baldwin; and to appoint the Trustees of Hall County Academy; Trustees of the Hall County Female Academy; also, to confer certain powers, rights and privileges upon the same.

Sec. 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 Alexander Buchanan, John Cook, John Russell, John Ellison and James Bonner, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby declared to be a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Valley Grove Academy, in Talbot county.

That William T. Burke, John McMichael, William P. Edwards, Isaiah C. Fitten, Richard B. Rucker, Howel Short and Robert Horton and their successors in office, be declared a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Planters' Academy, in the county of Talbot.

That John Tomplin, John T. Booth, Simeon Parker, Hiram Drane, and Mason McLenden and their successors in office, be declared a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of the Prattsburg Academy, in the county of Talbot.

That Michael Dixon, William Henry, Benjamin N. Wheeler, Daniel Gortman and John Caldwell, and their sucessors in office, be declared a body corporate, by the style of the Chaitooga Academy in the county of Walker.

That Charles Latimer, John M. Boon, James Phillips, James R. George and James Diamond, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby appointed a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Summerville Academy in the county of Dekalb.

That Richard Lewis, James Gibson, Samuel Bragg, Joel Rivers



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and Archibald Smith, and their successors in office, be declared a body corporate, by the style of the Union Hill Academy, in the county of Wilkinson.

That T. D. Hammock, Mansel Hammock, Allen G. Simmons, William C. Cleveland and John T. Masket, and their successors in office, be declared a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Clayton Academy in the county of Crawford.

That Isaac Hall, James Ross, William Carswell, Joel Hardie and William Herndon and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby appointed a body corporate, by the style of High Hill Academy, in High Hill district, in Wilkinson county, with the same rights, privileges and immunities of other Academies in Wilkinson county.

That John T. Harrison, Timothy Sears, Anderson Ingram, William Payne and Joel Butler be, and they are hereby appointed a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Turkey Creek Academy, in the Turkey Creek district in Wilkinson county, with the same powers as aforesaid.

That Robert Rozar, William B. Smith, Elisha Hall, William Cawley and Daniel Hall be, and they are hereby appointed a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of the Griffins' District Academy, in Wilkinson county, with the same powers as aforesaid.

That Joel Dees, William Lord, Wiley Miller, Hansford Davis and Jethro Dean, be, and they are hereby appointed a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Mount Pleasant Academy, in Currie's district, in Wilkinson county, with the powers and privileges of other Academies in Wilkinson county.

That James Hatcher, Lewis Clay, Ratliff Boon, John Meredith and Daniel S. Pierce, be, and they are hereby appointed a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Liberty Hill Academy, in the Fork distrist, in Wilkinson county, with the same privileges as are given to the other Academies in Wilkinson county.

That John Hall, George Shinholser, Bryant Obanion, Oathneel McCook and Thomas Underwood, be, and they are, hereby appointed a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Black Creek Academy, in Bond's district, in Wilkinson county, with the like privileges of other Academies in said county.



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That Barlow Bennett Whitehead, Benjamin Dorsey, Kindred Partain, Sugar Forest, A. Y. Hampton and J. M. Hampton, and their successors in office, be declared a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Troup Academy, in the county of Laurens.

That Charles B. Guyton, Francis Thomas, John Lowther, John G. Forderin and Jeremiah H. Yopp, be, and they are hereby appointed five additional Trustees to the Dublin Academy, in Laurens county, together with Eli Warren and Robert Robertson, heretofore appointed.

That John C. Wright, Littleberry Bostwick, Guy Smith, Micajah Hillsman, Wiley Robertson, William Varner, Francis H. Oliver, Asa Smith and John Radford, and their successors, be declared a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Rehoboth Academy, in the county of Morgan.

That A. Duncan, Joseph Lowther, Thompson Collins John Bryson and John Butt, Junior, and their successors in office, be declared a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of the Blairsville Academy, in the county of Union.

That Alexander Pharr, Abraham Hill, Eli Hill, Isaac Snell and Christopher A. Carter, and their successors in office, be declared a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Little River Academy in Newton county.

That Benjamin Lester, John S. Stephens, James McCrary, Shadrach Bivins and William Lewis, be, and they are hereby appointed a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of the Philadelphia Academy, in the county of Baldwin.

That Jared Wood, Joseph Daniel, John Glenn, George R. Wood and Metcalf Fisher, and their successors in office, be declared a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of the Gum Spring Academy, of Washington county.

That John Moore, Samuel J. Davis, Henry H. Cumming, John W. Wilde, James W. Davis, Samuel Clarke, Edward Thomas, Pleasant Stovall, John Milledge, Robert Campbell, David F. Halsey and John McKinne, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of the Summerville Female Institute, in the county of Richmond.

That Abram Hill, James Stinson, A. Roberson, Robert N. Parham, and Bishop Clemmons, be, and they are hereby appointed, and they and their successors in office are hereby declared to be a body corporate, under the title of the Trustees of Pleasant Hill Academy in the county of Merriwether.

That Isaac Barnes, Bailey Hogue, Samuel Gates, John Owens



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and Ziba Fletcher, be, and they are hereby appointed, a body corporate, under the title of the Trustees of Flat Creek Academy, in the county of Merriwether.

That James Everett, Allen Wiggins, James P. Allep, Hugh Allen, Hardy Hunter, Henry Kaigler and John Humphries, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby appointed a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Fort Valley Academy, in Houston county.

That William Searcy, James Mason, John Adams, Joel Measles, Alexander G. Nixon and William Green, be, and they are hereby appointed a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Marion Academy in the county of Talbot.

That S. Cason, L. Davis, E. Simonton, R. Lockett and E. Sawyers, be, and they are hereby appointed a body corporate, by the name and style of the Trustees of Hopewell Academy, in the county of Crawford.

That Robert Ronsaville, Robert Boyle, Robert McCane, John Lamar, John T. Story and Joseph Pitts, be, and they are hereby appointed a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Pleasant Green Academy, in the county of Walker.

That John L. Gresham, John Scott, Robert Echols, Daniel Mobley, Jesse H. Dismukes, John Jones, Reuben Weaver, Thomas Giles and John Pool, be, and they are hereby appointed a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Centreville Academy, in the county of Walton.

That John W. Keith, William McElvy, Sen. James Nicholson, James Griffin and William Chester, be, and they are hereby appointed a body corporate, by the style of the Trustees of Pleasant Grove Academy, in the county of Decatur.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the several persons hereby declared to be bodies corporate, under the several styles herein 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; make all necessary by-laws, not repagnant to the laws and Constitution of this State; fill all vacancies in their bodies; hold all kinds of property; make, or receive conveyances; be invested with all gifts, donations, grants, rights, privileges and immunities, whatsoever, which are essential or necessary to the well-being of said corporate bodies; and generally to do all things in reference to the interests of education, which are usual to be done, by Trustees of Academies.



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Sec. 3. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Boards of Trustees of the Academies in Wilkineon county, hereby incorporated, shall, each be entitled to receive an equal share or portion of the Academie fund set apart for the said county of Wilkinson, with the other incorporated Academies in said county.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That Charles H. Rine, Thomas Williams, Joshua Pattishall, Samuel Fielder and Francis W. Jobson, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of the Houston County Academy, and that they and their successors in office, as a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of the Trustees of Houston County Academy, shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges, and shall have the same powers, and be subject to the same restrictions, as belong to, and are imposed on the other Academies, incorporated by this act; and that the several Acts heretofore passed, relative to said Academy, so far as they do not militate against this Act, be, and they are hereby declared to be in full force.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Trustees of the Houston County Academy, shall have power and authority to sell and dispose of the present Academy edifice and lot, at public sale, and to contract for the building of a new edifice for said Academy, in the town of Perry, and apply the proceeds of the sale to the building of such new edifice.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the sum of three hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated out of the Academic and Poor School fund set apart for the county of Houston, to be applied, with the proceeds of the sale of the present Academy edifice aforesaid, to the building of such new Academy edifice; and that the commissioners appointed to lay out the commons attached to the town of Perry, into lots and dispose of said lots, be, and they are hereby authorized and required to convey to the Trustees of Houston County Academy, any lot or lots laid out on said commons, which the said Trustees shall select, for the location of the said new Academy edifice.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That his Excellency the Governor, cause to be paid to the Trustees of the Houston County Academy, or their order, from the funds aforesaid, the money hereby appropriated.

Sec. 8. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Trustees of Centreville Academy, in the county of
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Walton, shall be entitled to an equal share of all moneys heretofore, or which may hereafter be appropriated to the Academies of said county, by the laws of this State, appropriating funds for the benefit of Academies.

Sec. 9. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That his Excellency the Governor, is hereby authorized and required to cause the Academical fund, set apart for the county of Decatur, annually, (including the fund for the year 1836) to be equally divided amongst the incorporated Academies of said county, and he is hereby authorized and required to pay to each of said Academies, an equal share of said fund, whenever asked by any one of the Trustees thereof, or to their order.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That Wm. A. L. Collins, Green L. Dozier, James M. Darsey, John Collins, Patrick Dougherty and John A. Stapler, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of the Rosseau Spring Academy, in the county of Columbia.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That William J, Underwood, Stephen G. Paxton, John R. Rollins, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of the Murray County Academy, in addition to those already appointed.

Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That Shelby Dawns, Alfred Livingston, Z. B. Middlebrooks, Leroy Mercer and William Spear, be, and they are hereby declared a body corporate, by the name and style of Harmony Academy, in the county of Newton.

Sec. 13. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Trustees of Vineville Female Academy, in the county of Bibb, shall have power to negotiate loans, as they may deem right, for the promotion of said Academy.

Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That the Trustees of Clarkesville Academy be, and they are hereby authorised to sell, or otherwise dispose of the present Academy lot and building, and invest the proceeds thereof, in erecting another on a more suitable and advantageous site in the immediate neighborhood of Clarksville.

Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That George D. Phillips, George W. Owens, Richard W. Habersham and John H. Matthews, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of said Academy, in addition to the present Trustees, with like powers and privileges.


Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That the Trustees of

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Hall County Academy, be appointed Trustees of the Hall County Female Academy.

And that Martha Jenkins, Jeremiah Lampkin, David Jones, James Powell, George Knowles, Daniel S. Harrison and Miles H. Harmon and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of the Rest Academy, in the county of Dooly.

And that Seaborn J. Johnson, Alexander Shorter, Colley Denson, James Hemphill, and James Ellis, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of the Vann's Valley Academy.

And that James Willis, Joseph Crook, James Price, Francis Kelly, William H. Cleghorn and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of the Chattooga Academy, in the county of Floyd.

And that James H. H. Montgomery, Richard F. Harrell, Newton Pitt and John W. Pitts, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of Palmyra Academy, in the county of Jasper.

And that Josiah H. Holmes, Charles Turner, Sherrod B. Shehee, Gideon Burns and Allen McDonald, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of the Barnesville Academy, in the county of Pike.

And that Joel W. Perry, James G. Collier, Richard Grist, George T. Spouse and John Floyd, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of the Blakely Academy, in the county of Early.

And that Benson Roberts, and Thomas Kirkpatrick, be, and they are hereby appointed additional Trustees for the Cobb County Academy.

And that Charles Latimer, John M. Brown, James R. George, James Phillips, James Diamond and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of the Summerville Academy, in the county of Dekalb, and they and their successors in office, are entitled to all the privileges pointed out by the first and second sections of this Act.

Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of laws, militating against this Act, be, and the same are hereby repealed: Provided, nothing herein contained, shall be so construed as to entitle the said Little River Academy, to any portion of the Academic fund of Newton county, nor to any part of the Poor School fund, for any poor children, not residents of the said county of Newton.

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Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That Peter Kimble, William Slocumb, John Meadows, William Wallace and Allen Summers, be a body corporate, by the name of the Trustees of Hightower Trail Academy, in Newton county, with power to fill all vacancies that may occur in their said board, and with all powers usually conferred on institutions of the like kind.

Sec. 19. And be it further enacted, That Stephen G. Paxon, John R. Rollins and Wm. J. Underwood, be appointed Trustees of Murray County Academy, in addition to those now acting.

Sec. 20. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Joseph James, Joshua James, Forsyth E. W. Mathews and Joseph McBrayer, be, and the same are hereby appointed Trustees of the Racoon Creek Academy, in the county of Paulding.

Sec. 21. And be it further enacted, That James Perdue, Frederick Rieves, Dolphin Floyd, S. W. Langston, Henry Gunn, Lelds Granberry, be, and they are hereby incorporated as Trustees, and known by the name and style of the Trustees of Bluff Spring Academy, in the county of Monroe, and they are hereby invested with all corporate powers, as are hereinbefore provided for other Academies, in the foregoing sections.

Sec. 22. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Samuel Andrews, Hugh F. Rose, Josiah H. Keen, Elisha Vinson, John S. Randall, James Parroth, John D. Eaton, James Jourdan, A. L. Evans, and Robert Ralb, be, and they, and their successors in office, are hereby appointed and declared to be, a body corporate, by the name and under the style of the Trustees of the Pataulla Male and Female Academy, in the 19th district of Stewart county, and as such, shall sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded at law or in equity -- that said Trustees shall be able and capable in law, of holding real or personal estate -- all gifts, grants, and immunities, which may now belong to said Institution, or which may hereafter be conveyed or delivered to them, or their successors in office, for the benefit of said Institution; and that the said Trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to make all necessary contracts, and to do and perform all necessary acts and things appertaining to the said Institution, and to make all such by-laws as may be necessary for the government of said Academy, that be not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this State, and to fill any vacancy that may happen in the board of Trustees; in which case, the serving Trustees shall fill such vacancy

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Sec. 23. And be it further enacted, That John D. Pitts, Lewis Dupree, Jourdan Hodges, Mark M. Fleming, Thomas C. Currie, Jesse Chett and Neele Roberson, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby appointed Trustees of the Hickory Grove Academy, in Stewart county.

Sec. 24. Be it further enacted, That Hugh Craft, William Scott, Thomas Hardeman and William Hamilton, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby declared a body corporate, by the style of the Vineville Academy, in the county of Bibb.

JOSEPH DAY,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ROBERT M. ECHOLS,

President of the Senate.

WILLIAM SCHLEY, Governor.

Approval Date: Assented to, Dec. 24 1836.



ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED AT THE REGULAR JANUARY SESSION, 1875.
PART II.--LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS.
MISCELLANEOUS LAWS.
CHAPTER I. ACADEMIES AND SCHOOLS.

1875 Vol. 1 -- Page: 320

Sequential Number: 329
Law Number: No. CCCXXIX.
Origin: (O. No. 232.)

Full Title: An act to authorize the Trustees of the Clarkesville Academy of Habersham county to transfer and convey by deed, the building and lot known as the Clarkesville Academy to the Board of Education of said county and their successors in office.

SECTION I. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, That the Trustees of the Clarkesville Academy of Habersham county be, and the same are hereby, authorized and empowered to convey by deed to the Board of Education of said county, and their successors in office, the building and lot whereon the same stands.

SEC. II. Repeals conflicting laws.

Approval Date: Approved March 2, 1875.

SOURCE:  Georgia Digital Library


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