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An Act to Incorporate the Historical and Scientific Society of Wilmington, North Carolina.

1880 Private Laws: Chapter 6

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1880 - Pages 125-126.

Whereas, divers citizens of Wilmington and the Cape Fear section are desirous of perpetuating the historical events of their section and of the state of North Carolina, and of accumulating and preserving all pamphlets and records of a scientific, historical and literary nature, which appertain to said section or the state at large, which may be of use to the future historian, and which may tend to engender a taste for literary and scientific pursuits amongst the people of this state; And Whereas, the aforesaid citizens do purpose to contribute to the attainment of these ends by means of monthly lectures and essays to be read before their association: therefore,

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That G. D. Bernheim, J. G. Burr, Edward Cantwell, John D. Bellamy, Jr., E. S. Martin, W. B. McKoy, Jos. R. Wilson, Edward Kidder, Donald McRae, Samuel Mendelsohn, A. A. Watson, T. M. Ambler, A. M. Waddell, R. H. McKoy, Henry Nutt, W. F. Wenzel, Norwood Giles, Alex. Sprunt, James Sprunt, S. A. Story, David Cashwell, Daniel Morelle, Thomas F. Wood, J. W. Atkinson, H. B. Eilers, W. G. Thomas, George G. Thomas, DuBentz Cutler, Graham Daves, and their associates and successors be and the same are hereby incorporated into a body politic and corporate under the name and title of "The Historical and Scientific Society of Wilmington, North Carolina," located in the city of Wilmington; and by that name may have succession and a common seal, and have power to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded before any court of record or other court of this state, contract and be contracted with, acquire, hold and dispose of real and personal property for the benefit of the society.

Sec. 2. That the officers of the society shall consist of a president, vice president, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, treasurer and curator.

Sec. 3. That the secretary of state be and he is hereby ordered and instructed to furnish and send to this society a copy of all the public documents appertaining to any of the departments of state, which may hereafter be published by the state so that the preservation of such documents may be the more certainly secured.

Sec. 4. That the secretary of state be and he is hereby authorized and instructed to present to the said, "The Historical and Scientific Society of Wilmington, N. C," all those public documents furnished annually by a late Act of Congress of the United States to the state of North Carolina for the benefit of such societies, and which have not been heretofore dedicated to the State Historical Society or any like institution.

Sec. 5. That the said society shall have power to make all such by-laws and regulations as may be deemed necessary for its government, that may not be inconsistent with the constitution of this state or of the United States.

Sec. 6. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Read three times in the general assembly, and ratified the 29th day of March, A.D. 1880.

Thomas J. Jarvis, Governor
John M. Moring, Speaker of the House of Representatives
James L. Robinson, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 1, 1880.

I, William L. Saunders, Secretary of State, hereby
certify that the foregoing are true copies of the original
acts and resolutions on file in this office.

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.

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