North Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Incorporate the Newbern Library Society.

1803 - Chapter CXI

The Laws of North Carolina of 1803 - Pages 55-56

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the persons who are at present members of the Newbern Library, and such other persons as may hereafter become or shall be admitted members of the same, according to its constitution, are hereby created, constituted and declared a body politic and corporate, by the name, style and title of the Newbern Library Society; and by the same shall and may have perpetual succession, and be capable in law to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended, in all courts and elsewhere, in all manners of actions, suits, complaints, pleas, causes, matters and demands whatsoever, as fully and amply as any other citizens of the State may or can sue or be sued, implead and be impleaded, defend or be defended, by any lawful ways or means whatsoever.

II. Be it further enacted, That the said members and their successors, by the same name, for ever hereafter, shall be capable and able in the law to purchase, take, hold, receive and enjoy, to them and their successors, any messages, tenements, houses and real estate whatsoever, and all other hereditaments of whatsoever nature, kind or quality they be, in fee simple, for term of life or lives, or in any other manner howsoever, and also any goods, chattels and personal estate whatsoever. And they and their successors by the same name, shall have full power and authority to give, grant, sell, lease, demise and dispose of the said real and personal estate at their will and pleasure, as they shall judge to be most beneficial and advantageous to the said society. And that it shall and may be lawful for them and their successors, forever hereafter, to have a common seal to serve for the concerns of the society; and also to alter and amend the constitution and by-laws of the said society as often as they deem it expedient and necessary.

III. And be it further enacted, That all the acts and proceedings of the said society, and of the President and Directors of the same, since their voluntary association, be, and the same are hereby ratified, confirmed and made valid.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
22nd day of December, Anno Domini, 1803
William White, Secretary

J. Riddick, S.S.
S. Cabarrus, S.H.C.



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