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An Act to Incorporate the African Methodist Episcopal Singing School Society of Newbern.

1870-71 Private Laws: Chapter XIV

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1870-71 - Pages 41-42.

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That Edward H. Hill, Amos York, William Benners, Virgil A. Crawford, James D. Dudley, Joseph Munford, William H. Burden, Sylvester Bryan, William Hall, Cicero Robins and Edward R. Dudley, their associates, successors and assigns, shall be and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of "The African Methodist Episcopal Singing School Society," of Newbern, North Carolina.

Sec. 2. And by that name they, their associates and successors shall have continual succession and may have a common seal, and shall be capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded of any actions, causes and complaints whatsoever, and by the corporate name aforesaid shall be capable of purchasing and holding, enjoy, sell and convey real and personal estate, and to make such by-laws, rules and regulations for their government, not inconsistent with the laws of North Carolina.

Sec. 3. The society aforesaid shall elect a board of trustees not less than three or more than seven in number, who shall be elected every two years; Provided, The first election held under this charter for trustees shall take place on the first day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one.

Sec. 4. That any person or persons who are now trustees or claiming to be such, failing to turn over to their successors all the papers and property belonging to the aforesaid society, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Sec. 5. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 13th day of February, A.D., 1871.

Tod R. Caldwell, Governor
Thomas J. Jarvis, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Edward J. Warren, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 1st, 1871.

I, Henry J. Menninger, Secretary of State, hereby
certify that the foregoing are true copies of the original
private acts on file in this office.

Henry J. Menninger,
Secretary of State.

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