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An Act to Incorporate the Female Benevolent Society of Wilmington, North Carolina.

1817 - Chapter LXXV

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1817 - Pages 62-63

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 at present associated in the town of Wilmington with the view to secure to poor children and destitute orphans, a moral and religious as well as a common education, and also to adopt, support and provide with situations that are useful and not unfavorable to virtue, such children, as in the opinion of the society, stand most in the need of their patronage, under the name of the "Female Benevolent Society of Wilmington, North Carolina," 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 "Female Benevolent Society of Wilmington, North Carolina,'' and as such shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, be capable of acquiring and holding real and personal estate; have ability to make and ordain laws and regulations for their own government, and elect their own officers, and generally to do, receive and perform all such matters and things as rightfully belong to, or are usually incident to bodies corporate or politic within this State; any law, uaage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved: November 17, 1817

John Branch, Governor
Bartlett Yancey, Speaker of the Senate
James Iredell, Jr., Speaker of the House of Commons

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