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An Act to Incorporate the Ladies' Working Society of St. James' Church, in the Town of Wilmington.

1833-1834 - Chapter LXVIII

Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 1833-1834 - Page 67.

Whereas the ladies of the Working Society of St. James' Church, in the town of Wilmington, have by their industry procured the means of purchasing a lot of land in the town aforesaid, for the purpose of establishing a charity school; and whereas said intent cannot be carried into full and complete effect without a charter of incorporation:

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 Sarah E. London, Ann London, Elizabeth Lord, Mary L. Orme, Catharine Derosset, Catharine Harris, Susan Wright, Catharine Price, Frances London, Catharine Robeson and their associates and successors, agreeably to the bye-laws of said society, which they are hereby authorized and empowered to make and pass for the government thereof, be, and they are hereby incorporated as a body politic by the name and style of "The Ladies' Working Society of St. James' Church;" and by that name shall sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded; possess and enjoy all the privileges and immunities of bodies politic in law; to purchase, hold, alienate and transfer lands and tenements, goods and chattels; and to do all other acts and things necessary to carry into effect the true intent and meaning of this charter of incorporation.

II. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after the ratification thereof.

III. Be it further enacted, That the provisions of this Act shall cease to have effect from and after the term of twenty years from and after the passage thereof.

Read three times and ratified in General Assembly,
this13th day of January, 1834.

David L. Swain, Governor
William J. Alexander, Speaker of the House of Commons
William D. Moseley, Speaker of the Senate

A true copy, William Hill, Secretary

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