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An Act to Incorporate the Cape Fear Club.

1871-72 Private Laws: Chapter XCVI

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1871-72 - Pages 142-143.

Whereas, With the view of promoting literary and social intercourse among its members, and providing and furnishing suitable rooms for the courteous entertainment of visitors to the city of Wilmington, there has for some years past existed in said city an organized association known as the "Cape Fear Club,'' and to enable said association more fully to carry into execution its commendable purposes and secure in permanent perpetuity so praiseworthy an institution, its members desire a corporate existence.

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That William A. Wright, Armand J. DeRosset, Robert H. Cowan, Joseph A. Englehard, Edward D. Hall, Alfred M. Waddell, Donald McRae, Francis W. Kerchner, Edwin A. Keith, Joshua C. Walker, Thomas C. McIlhenney, Guilford L. Dudley, David S. Cowan, Richard F. Langdon, James G. Burr, Charles D. Myers, John W. Atkinson, Thomas H. McKoy, David R. Murchison, Edwin E. Burruss, Charles M. Steadman and Charles W. Bradley and others, who are associated with them in the organization referred to in the preamble hereto, and of which Oscar G. Parsley, Jr., is at this time president, and Columbus L. Chestnut, the secretary, together with their future associates and successors, are hereby created and declared to be a body politic and corporate by the name of "The Cape Fear Club," and by said name shall have perpetual succession, with the rights, privileges and powers incident or belonging to corporations as set forth in the first, second and third sections of twenty-sixth chapter of the revised code of North Carolina, entitled "Corporations."

Sec. 2. That said corporation may, by purchase, devise, gift or bequest, take and hold such real estate and all such personal property of any nature, kind or deecription as may be deemed by its members necessary or in any way conducive to the interest and purposes of said corporation, and may sell and convey the same at pleasure, and all such chattel property, including books, billiard tables, paintings or pictures of any kind, statuary, furniture and other articles belonging to the association aforesaid or which may be hereafter acquired by said corporation, shall be exempt from any state, county or city charge or tax whatsoever.

Sec. 3. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 8th day of February, A.D., 1872.

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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