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An Act to Incorporate a Society of Persons by the name of Williamsborough Franklin Library Society.

1799 - Chapter LXI

The Laws of North Carolina of 1799 - Pages 19-20

Whereas, a number of persons of Granville County have voluntarily associated together, under the name of Williamsborough Franklin Library Society, and come under certain system of laws and regulations for the improvement of useful knowledge: and whereas the aforesaid persons, members of the society aforesaid, are desirous their society may be incorporated by the name of Williamsborough Franklin Library Society, in order that said society might more fully and completely come up to the objects of their institution, wherefore,

I. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of North Carolina, and by the authority of the same it is hereby enacted, That there shall be and remain in the before mentioned society, sufficient power and authority to elect at their distriction, such persons at they may deem worthy members of said society; which persons so elected, shall have and enjoy the priveleges of the same. Which society shall be call by the name of the Williamsborough Franklin Library Society, and shall have power to manage the property and inheritance of the same agreeable to their own judgment and pleasure; and shall moreover have perpetual succession in law, fact and name, as herein prescribed; and shall by the name of the incorporation have full power and lawful authority to sue and be sued, to implead and be impleaded, to answer and to be answered unto, in any court or courts of law and equity in the state, before any Judge or Judges, Justice or Justices, on all manner of suits and pleas, and of whaat nature or kind soever such suits, pleas or acts may be, in so full and effectual a manner as any person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, may or can do.

II. And be it enacted, That the said corporation so erected, and their successors in office, or a majority of them, by the aforesaid name of the corporation, be enabled to appoint the times and place of their meeting, the number necessary to constitute a quorum; and the said quorum in the name of the said corporation, shall have full power and authority to frame such regulations for conducting their concerns and interest, as they may think necessary and convenient for accomplishing the end of their institution as is used in ohter corporations, provided the same be consistent with the constitution and laws of the land.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
the 23rd day of December, Anno Domini, 1799
William White, Secretary

Benjamin Smith, Speaker of the Senate
Mussendine Matthews, Speaker of the House of Commons

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