Sec. 1. 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 officers and members of the Williamston
Library Association, in the county of Martin, are hereby declared
a body politic and corporate, for the establishment and support
of a Library in the town of Williamston, and under that name
shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, with power
to adopt such by-laws as they may deem proper, not inconsistent
vvith the Constitution and laws of this State; and shall be capable,
by gift or otherwise, of taking, possessing, and transmitting
property, real or personal; and in all things relating to the
objects of said association, to have, enjoy and exercise the
powers and privileges usually belonging and appertaining to corporations
Sec. 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and
after its ratification.
Ratified 27th day of January, 1849.
Charles Manly, Governor
Robert B. Gilliam, Speaker of the House of Commons
Calvin Graves, Speaker of the Senate
Office of the Secretary of State, April 1849.
I, William Hill, Secretary of State in and for the State of North
do hereby certify that the Acts and Resolutions contained in
are true copies of the original Acts and Resolutions passed by
Assembly of this State, at its late session.
William Hill, Secretary of State