VINE HILL ACADEMY, 1811.
The Trustees of the Vine-Hill Academy have great pleasure in announcing to the Public, that they have engaged as Principal of that Institution, Mr. DANIEL ADAMS who has long devoted himself to the instruction of youth, and for the last two years has been the Principal of a very respectable Academy at Stratford, in Connecticut. Mr. Adams will teach the learned Languages and the various branches of sciences preparatory to a College Education; and from the great respectability of his character, (Which is personally known to one of the Trustees) his experience and success, it is hoped this institution will receive the patronage and support its infant state so much requires.
The English Department will be under the superintendence of Mr. Hawkins, whose great attention to his school the present year, and conduct generally has been highly satisfactory. The Trustees are candid when they declare, for the satisfaction of Parents, their belief that the site of Vine-Hill Academy and its vicinity is excelled by few in the state for its salubriety. The school will commence the first of January next. A boarding-house will be kept at the Academy by Maj. Also-brook, which will be under the particular superintendence and control of the Trustees: Price of board 50 dollars per annum.—Board may also be obtained in respectable houses in the neighborhood for any number of students. It is expected a quarter both for board and tuition will be paid in advance.
Scotland Neck, Nov. 24, 1810.
—The Star, January 3, 1811.
(Source: North Carolina Schools and Academies, 1790-1840, By Charles L. Coon 1914)