ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE State of Georgia, PASSED IN MILLEDGEVILLE AT AN ANNUAL SESSION IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1832
1832 Vol. 1 — Page: 34-35
Sequential Number: 024
Full Title: AN ACT to incorporate the Darien Baptist Church, in the county of Hancock, and appoint trustees for the same.
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 Lee Reeves, Middleton Pool, James Gladdin, Jonathan Miller, Frederick Trawick, William Rushin and John Reaves, and their successors in office, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be a body corporate, and known by the name and style of the trustees of the Darien Baptist Church, in the county of Hancock.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, 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 said church, by gifts, grants or otherwise, for the use and benefit of the said church.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid trustees shall have power to fill all vacancies that may occur in said corporation, by death, removal, 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 and regulations for their own government, and for the management of the affairs of said church, as they may think necessary: Provided, such bye-laws, rules and regulations, contain nothing repugnant to the constitution of this State.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid trustees, and their successors in office, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be a body corporate, and capable of suing and being sued, of pleading and being impleaded, and of using all other legal means for the recovery and defending any property which said trustees may have, hold, claim or enjoy.
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
President of the Senate.
WILSON LUMPKIN, Governor.
Approval Date: Assented to, Dec. 22, 1832.