Gilmer Male Academy






An Act to Incorporate Gilmer Male Academy, in the County of Upshur. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That George Ford, Joseph Derrick, Thomas D. Brooks, A. H. Abney and James H. Hendrick, be, and they are hereby incorporated a body politic, under the name and style of the Trustees of Gilmer Male Academy: and by that name shall be capable in law of sueing and being sued, of pleading and being impleaded, and to hold property, real, personal and mixed, of selling and conveying the same at pleasure, and of doing and performing whatever else that may be necessary and proper to be done for the advancement of said institution, not contrary to the Constitution and laws of the State; to have a common seal, and the same to alter at pleasure. 

Sec. 2. That this charter and privilege shall extend to said Trustees and their successors in office, as long as they confine the benefits of the same to the advancement of the sciences and the promotion of useful knowledge; which institution shall be accessible alike to all, without regard to opinions of religion or politics.

Sec. 3. That said Trustees and their successors in office shall have full power to enact such by-laws, rules and regulations for the government of said Academy as may seem to them necessary and proper for that object; to fill all vacancies which may occur in said Board of Trustees, to elect such otficers as may be necessary for the efficient discharge of their duties; and three members of said Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Sec. 4. That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. 

Approved, February 11, 1854.

The Laws of Texas 1822-1897.
by Texas, Cadwell Walton Raines - 1898