On the 23rd Day of June next, at Averasborough, will be let to the lowest Bidder, the Building of a framed House in said Town, thirty-six by twenty Feet and twenty Feet Pitch, for a Seminary of Learning. Materials are now on the Spot. Further Particulars will be exhibited on the day by the Commissioners.
Isaac Williams, Robert Draughon, Gerard Banks
Commissioners. --- Raleigh Register, June 11, 1804 (Source: North Carolina Schools and Academies, 1790-1840, by Charles L. Coon, 1915, pg. 192)
Smithfield Academy, 1812
Will be let to the lowest bidder, in the Town of Smithfield, Johnston County, on Monday the 10th day of August next, the building of an Academy in said Town. The dimensions will be 22 feet, by 40 feet, two stories high, with such conveniences as is necessary for an Academy. This undertaking will be well worth the attention of Workmen. The terms of pay will be made known on the above day. Bond and approved securities for the faithful performance of the contract, will be required by
Daniel Boon, David Turner, William Sasser, W.W. Hopkins, Robert H. Helme, Henry Guy, Ellick Sanders, W.W. Bryan, Samuel Mitchnor.
Smithfield, Johnston County, N.C., July 21, 1812
---The Star, July 31, 1812 (Source: North Carolina Schools and Academies, 1790-1840, by Charles L. Coon, 1915, pg. 192-195)
Smithfield Academy Under Dr. White, 1813
The Exercises of the Smithfield Academy, Will commence on Monday the 11th day of October next under the direction of Dr. Willie N. White. - Board can be had at four or five dollars a month at convenient and respectable houses.
Oct. 7, 1813. Williams Sasser, Sec'y
---The Star, October 8, 1813 (Source: North Carolina Schools and Academies, 1790-1840, by Charles L. Coon, 1915, pg. 192-195)
Smithfield Academy Lottery
For the benefit of the Smithfield Academy.
THE subscribers having been appointed by an act of the Legislature of the State of North Carolina, managers of the above lottery; and having entered into bond for the faithful performance of duties; and the payment of all prizes according to law, now offer the public the following
1,400 Tickets at $5 are $7,000
1 Prize of $1,000 is ----------$1,000
2 Prize of 500 is----------------1,000
5 Prize of 100 is -----------------500
15 Prize of 50 is -----------------750
30 Prize of 20 is------------------600
165 Prize of 10 is --------------1,650
250 Prize of 6 is ---------------1,500
Subject to a deduction of 15 per cent. and not two blanks to a prize.
The managers trusting to the public spirit, which has hitherto and still ought to animate every town in support of education, upon which more than anything else, our national honor and independence depends, confidently hope that the patronage of enlightened individuals and the public at large will soon enable them to complete the sale of tickets, and the drawing of the Lottery.
The present scheme doesn not embrace the capital for which the managers have given bodn, nor does it contemplate to raise the sum authorized by law; yet as the expermient is untried, they have thought proper to propose the first class on as small a scale as possible, reserving to themselves the right of proceeding in future to one or two additional classes.
As soon as a sufficient number of tickets are disposed of, the drawing will commence, and the public will be notified through the medium of papers when the drawing has closed. The prizes will be paid in sixty days after the drawing, and all prizes not demanded within one year from the drawing will be considered as forfeited for the benefit of the institution.
Sam'l Mitchner, Thomas Rice, M. Lloyd Hill, Managers.
Smithfield, Johnston Co. N.C.
N.B. - If not drawing takes place within twelve months of the first day of March next, the purchase money is to be refunded for all tickets bought, when demanded.
---The Star, January 28, 1820 (Source: North Carolina Schools and Academies, 1790-1840, by Charles L. Coon, 1915, pg. 192-195)
Smithfield Academy Under Robert Poor, 1820
The exercises of this institution will commence on the first Monday in March next, under the superintendence of Mr. Robert Brevard Poor, A.B. Mr. Poor graduated at Cambridge (Mass.) last August, with the distinguished honor of that University, and comes recommended to us in the most flatterin terms.
By order of the Trustees, February 21, 1820
M. Lloyd Hill, Sec'y
---The Star, February 25, 1820 (Source: North Carolina Schools and Academies, 1790-1840, by Charles L. Coon, 1915, pg. 192-195)
Smithfield Adademy Under A. W. Gay, 1827
The Public are informed, that the exercises of this Institution are in successful operation, under the immediate superintendence of Rev. A.W. Gay. The Trusteees can with pleasure state, that their expectations concerning this gentleman, have been more than realized since witnessing his superior management in the business of instruction. The school year, in this Academy, is divided into two sessions, of 5 months each; provides for two examination, a private and public, and but one vacation, to continue from the middle of August until the middle of October, allowing the scholars the privilege of being at home two months in the fall. Students may here prepare themselves for either of the classes in the University.
S. Mitchenor, Pres't.
---Raleigh Register, March 9, 1827 (Source: North Carolina Schools and Academies, 1790-1840, by Charles L. Coon, 1915, pg. 192-195)
Teachers in Smithfield Academy, 1827
Smithfield Male and Female Academy
The third quarter of this Insitution will commence on Monday the 15th of October next. The subscriber is happy to be able to inform the public that he has employed Miss A.D. Salmon of Fayetteville, to take charge of the Female Department. Instruction will be given in all branches usually taught in Academies.
A.W. Gay, Principal.
The editors of the Newbern Sentinal will please insert the above once a week for 3 weeks.
---Raleigh Register, September 28, 1827 (Source: North Carolina Schools and Academies, 1790-1840, by Charles L. Coon, 1915, pg. 192-195)
Smithfield Academy Under J. Warnock, 1828
This Institution will be opened after the Christmas vacation on the 1st January, 1828, under the superintendence of Rev. J. Warnock, as Principal. Mr. W. is a graduate of Glasgow University, from his testimonials, which are numerous and satisfactory, from his experience and success in teaching during the last six years in this country, the Trustees feel confident in saying that the advantages of this Academy will equal any in the State. The classical course will be adapted to that observed at Chapel Hill. From the unremiting attention which will be paid to the morals and imporvement of STudents sent to this Academy, the Trustees expect that it shall receive a liberal share of public support. Six or eight Students can be accommodated with Boarding in the family of the Principal.
By order of the Board of Trusteees
Sam'l Mitchner, Pres't.
Smithfield, Dec. 20
---Raleigh Register, December 28, 1827 (Source: North Carolina Schools and Academies, 1790-1840, by Charles L. Coon, 1915, pg. 192-195)
Smithfield Academy Under Wm. Broome, 1835
The exercises of this Institution are now in operation, under the superintendence of the subscriber. Having for some years been engaged in School Teaching, he flatters himself that he will be able to render general satisfaction. Eight or ten Boarders can be conveniently accommodated in the family of the subscriber. Payments to be made quarterly, for Board and Tuition. Terms of tuition:
Spelling, Reading and Writing, pr. session ---- $6.00
Arithmetic ---- 8.00
English Grammar and Geography ---- 18.00
The art of Surveying ----10.00
Smithfield, Johnston County, February 19th, 1835
---The Standard, Raleigh, February 27, 1835 (Source: North Carolina Schools and Academies, 1790-1840, by Charles L. Coon, 1915, pg. 192-195)
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