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An Act to Incorporate the Springfield Literary Society.

1862-1863 Private Laws, 2nd Session: Chapter 53

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1862-63, 2nd Session - Page 67.

Section 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 Winship M. Wilson, S. F. Tomlinson, Joseph Alexander, Clarkson Tomlinson, J. M. Tomlinson, Gunny Holton and such other persons as are now or may hereafter become associated with them, and their successors in office or membership, shall be and are hereby created, constituted and declared a body corporate and politic, by the name and title of the "Springfield Literary Society," in the county of Guilford; and by that name may have successors and a common seal, sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded before any court of record, or before any justice of the peace in this State, contract and be contracted with, acquire, hold and dispose of property for the benefit of the society, and also such real estate as may be required for the convenient transaction of its business.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said society or corporation shall have power to form and establish a library, and shall have power to pass all by-laws and regulations for its own government and the government of the library, which may not be inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the State, or the Confederate States.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 12th day of February, 1863.

Zebulon B. Vance, Governor
Richard S. Donnell, Speaker of the House of Commons
Giles Mebane, Speaker of the Senate

State of North Carolina
Office of Secretary of State,
March, 1863.

I, John P. H. Russ, Secretary of State, in and for the
State of North Carolina, do hereby certify that the foregoing
are true copies of the original Acts and Resolutions on
file in this office. Given under my hand, this 20th day of
February, 1863.

John P. H. Russ,
Secretary of State

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