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An Act to Incorporate the New Salem Library Society

1819 - Chapter CV

The Laws of the State of North Carolina 1819 - Page 72.

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 members of a society lately established in the county of Randolph tor the purpose of promoting Religion, and aiding the progress of learning and science, be and they are hereby incorporated into a body politic and corporate by the name and style of the New Salem Library Society, and by that name shall have succession, be capable in law and equity to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and have a common seal, they shall have full power to hold all such books and apparatus for the use of said society as they may acquire either by purchase, donation or devise, and to transfer the same at pleasure. To purchase one acre of land in or near the said town of New Salem, and erect such buildings thereon as may be deemed necessary for the covenience and comfort of the said Society in the transaction of business, to make bye-laws, rules and regulations for the well ordering and good government of said society; and to do and perform all such other matters and things as other bodies corporate and politic of the like nature are usually authorized to do, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State or the United States.

Approved: November 20, 1819

John Branch, Governor
Bartlett Yancey, Speaker of the Senate
Romulus M. Saunders, Speaker of the House of Commons

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