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An Act to Incorporate the Beaufort Peabody Educational Association.

1871-72 Private Laws: Chapter VII

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1871-72 - Pages 12-13.

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That James Rumley, Thomas Duncan, Allen Davis, John D. Davis, Wm. J. Potter, Henry Waters and James C. Davis, of Beaufort, North Carolina, or any five of them, and their successors in office, organized and known as the "Beaufort Peabody Educational Association," having for its object the advancement of the cause of education in the town of Beaufort and vicinity, and the elevation of the rising generation, be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate by the name and style of the Beaufort Peabody Educational Association, and by that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impeaded, may purchase, acquire, hold and transfer real and personal estate, may adopt a constitution and by-laws, and alter or amend the same as they may deem necessary and proper from time to time for the government of the affairs of the corporation, and may do all other acts and clauses of acts and things which in law a body politic and corporate may of right do, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States or of this state.

Sec. 2. That for the purpose of protecting this association and the people of Beaufort township generally, from the evils attending the sale of intoxicating liquors, it is hereby enacted that no ardent spirits or intoxicating liquors shall be bought or sold within Beaufort township, Carteret County: Provided, That the enactment in this section shall not become a law until the same shall have been determined affirmatively by a majority of the legal voters of the said township, voting at an election to be held for that purpose at such a time and under such rules and regulations as the clerk of the superior court, sheriff and register of deeds of said county, or any two of them may prescribe; said election to be held as soon after the passage of this Act as may be practicable.

Sec. 3. Any person violating the provisions of section two of this Act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, and imprisoned not less than thirty days nor more than six months for each offense, at the discretion of the court, which fine or fines shall be appropriated one-half to the said Beaufort Peabody Educational Association and the remainder to the state.

Sec. 4. This Act shall be in force from any after its ratification.

Ratified the 18th day of December, 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, February 29th, 1872.

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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