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An Act to Incorporate the Salisbury Thespian Society, and for Other Purposes.

1813 - Chapter LIX

The Laws of North Carolina of 1813 - Page 31

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 individuals who are now associated in the town of Salisbury, for the purpose of establishing an institution of learning and for the general promotion of literature, under the name of the "Salisbury Thespian Society," and those who hereafter may become members of the said association, agreeably to the rules which may be therein established, be and the same are hereby incorporated into a body corporate and politic, by the name of the "Salisbury Thespian Society," and as such shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, be capable of acquiring, holding and transferring real or personal estate, having ability to make and ordain laws and regulations for their own government, and to elect their own officers, and generally to do, receive and perform all such matters and things as rightfully belong to and usually incident to bodies corporate and politic within this state, any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

And whereas an Act was passed at the last session of the General Assembly, entitled "An Act to Authorize the Commissioners of the Town of Salisbury to Raise a Sum of Money by one or more Lotteries for the Purposes therein Mentioned,"

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if the commissioners of the town of Salisbury have not by themselves, or some suitable agent, entered into bond with the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the county of Rowan, as required by the said Act; and if the commissioners shall not enter into bond as aforesaid, and signify their willingness to carry the said Act into execution by publishing the scheme of a Lottery or Lotteries for that purpose, on or before the first day of August next, then and in that case, it shall and may be lawful for the Thespian Society of Salisbury, incorporated by this Act, either by themselves or agent duly authorized to enter into bond in the same manner as required by the commissioners, which being done to the satisfaction of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the county of Rowan, all the powers and authorities vested by the said Act in the commissioners of the town of Salisbury, in relation to the said lottery or lotteries, shall cease and determine, and from thence forward be transferred to and vested in the said Thespian Society, which society is hereby fully authorized and empowered, under the restrictions and conditions above mentioned, to carry the said Act and every part thereof into effect, and to apply the monies which may from time to time be raised, to the uses and purposes therein expressed, as fully and completely to all intents and purposes as the commissioners of the town of Salisbury might or could have done if this Act had not been passed.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
the 25th Day of December, A.D., 1813
A Copy - William Hill, Secretary

George Outlaw, Speaker of the Senate
William Miller, Speaker of the House of Commons

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