|Incorporation of Rehoboth Academy and Baptist Church 25-Dec-1837|
ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN MILLEDGEVILLE AT AN ANNUAL SESSION IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1837.
ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1837. ACADEMIES.
1837 Vol. 1 -- Page: 15
Sequential Number: 007
Full Title: AN ACT to incorporate Rehoboth Academy and Baptist Church, in the county of Wilkes, and appoint Trustees for the same.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Wyche Jackson, Joseph W. Cooper, James Burdett, William Tomlinson and W. W. Prather, and their successors in office, be, and they are, hereby declared to be a body corporate, by the name and style of "the Trustees of Rehoboth Academy and Baptist Church, in the county of Wilkes."
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That said Trustees and their successors in office, shall be vested with all such property, both real and personal, as has, shall or may be bestowed on such Academy and Church by gifts, grants, purchase or otherwise, for the use and benefit of said Academy and Church.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid Trustees shall have power to fill all vacancies which may occur in said Corporation, by death, resignation or otherwise, in such manner as a majority of said Corporation may direct.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That said Corporation shall have power to make such bye-laws, rules and regulations for their own government of the affairs of said Academy and Church, as they may think necessary and proper: Provided, such bye-laws, rules and regulations contain nothing repugnant to the Laws and Constitution of the State.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Trustees and their successors in office, shall be, and they are, hereby declared to be capable of sueing and being sued, of pleading and being impleaded, and use all other legal and proper means for the recovery of, and defending any property which they may have, hold, claim or enjoy, in the use and benefit of said Academy or Church.
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
ROBERT M. ECHOLS,
President of the Senate,
GEORGE R. GILMER, Governor.
Approval Date: Assented to, 25th December, 1837.