ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1841.
1841 Vol. 1 — Page: 7-9
Sequential Number: 004
Full Title: AN ACT to incorporate the trustees of the Big Spring Academy, in the county of Randolph; the trustees of the Pine Bowery Academy, in the county of Upson; the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Clarksville, in Habersham county; and the Madison Presbyterian Church, in the county of Morgan.
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
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Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Presbyterian Church to be organized to worship in the church edifice now being built in the town of Madison, in the county of Morgan, for that purpose, shall be known by the name of Madison Presbyterian Church; and that Francis C. McKinley, John G. Rives, and John Wingfield, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, by the name of Madison Presbyterian Church.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That said trustees, and their successors in office, shall be vested with all such property, both real, personal, and mixed, as has, shall or may be bestowed on such Church, by gifts, grants, purchase, or otherwise, for the use and benefit of such Church.
Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to fill all vacancies that may occur in said corporation; and may at any time increase the members of such trustees, so as not to exceed ten in number.
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That said corporation shall have power to make all by-laws, rules and regulations for their own government, and that of the temporal affairs of said Church, as they, or a majority of them, may think proper: Provided, the same be not repugnant to the laws and Constitution of this State, or the discipline of the Presbyterian Church.
Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their successors, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be capable of suing 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 Church.
WILLIAM B. WOFFORD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
ROBERT M. ECHOLS,
President of the Senate.
CHARLES J. McDONALD, Governor.
Approval Date: Assented to, December 7th, 1841.
Source: Georgia Legislative Documents, Galileo Digital Initiative Database, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia, http://metis.galib.uga.edu/ssp/cgi-bin/legis-idx.pl?sessionid=b7f4dfc7-57ee7e4679-7913&type=law&byte=20815107.