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An Act to Incorporate the Charlotte Literary and Library Association.

1891 Private Laws: Chapter 48

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1891 - Pages 767-768.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That Rufus Barringer, William Johnston, H. C. Jones, Joseph Graham, George W. Graham, W. R. Burwell, J. L. Chambers, F. B. McDowell, J. D. Church, E. D. Latta, W. C. Maxwell, Platt D. Walker, E. B. Springs, Hugh W. Harris, Armistead Burwell, R. A, Dunn, R. J. Brevard, Willis B. Dowd, John Wilkes, J. Frank Wilkes, F. I. Osborne, John M. Walker, Jr., J. H. Weddington, P. M. Brown, T. R. Robertson, John E. Brown and George F. Bason, and such other persons as may be associated with them and their successors, be and are hereby constituted and appointed a body politic and corporate under the name and style of "The Charlotte Literary and Library Association," to be located in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, for the promotion of useful knowledge.

Sec. 2. The general management of the association shall be vested in the persons above named, their associates and successors, which successors shall be chosen by them as follows: on the death, permanent removal from the city of Charlotte, or resignation of any of the above named persons or their associates, a new member or members of the board of general management to fill such vacancy or vacancies, may be chosen by the remaining members, by a majority vote, at a regular or special meeting, and so on in perpetual succession.

Sec. 3. Said corporation shall have power to make and adopt a constitution and by-laws, rules and regulations for the admission, government, suspension and expulsion of its members, the collection of fees, fines and dues, the number, election and duties of its officers, the safe-keeping and protection of its property and funds, and from time to time, to alter, modify, change and repeal such constitution, by-laws, rules and regitlations.

Sec. 4. Said corporation shall have power to sue and be sued by its corporate name, and shall have power to take by purchase, lease, gift, grant, devise and bequest any real or personal estate, and hold, convey and transfer the same: Provided, it does not hold at any one time real property to the value of more than one hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 5. The individual members of the corporation shall not in any event be liable for any of the debts or obligations of the corporation, nor shall any member have an individual ownership of the property of the corporation, but the interest of each member in the estate, property, privileges and franchises belonging to the corporation shall cease at death or when such membership is terminated. The property of the corporation shall be exempt from taxation, except the real estate.

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

Ratified the 12th day of February, A.D. 1891.

Daniel G. Fowle, Governor
Thomas M. Holt, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Rufus A. Doughton, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 13, 1891.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the fore-
going are true copies of the original acts and resolutions on file in
this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.

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