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Session Laws, 1840
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CHAP. 26.

Name and style.

General powers.

Limit of pro-

baugh, John Atler, George Stears, Elijah Stansbury,
Thomas L. Murphy, John Wright, Francis Gallagher and
others, who now are, or may hereafter become members of
said society, and their successors, are hereby declared to
be one community and body corporate, by the name, style,
and title, of the Washington Temperance Society of Bal-
timore; and by that name they shall be and are hereby
made able and capable in law to have, receive and retain
to them and their successors, property, real and personal;
also, devises or bequests, of any person or persons, bodies
corporate or politic, capable of making the same; and the
same to dispose of or transfer at their pleasure, in such
manner as they may think proper; provided always, that the
said corporation shall not at any time hold or possess pro-
perty, real, personal or mixed, exceeding in value the sum
of one thousand dollars, other than that which may be in-
vested in a hall to be erected for the purposes of the so-

Legal capacity.

SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That the said corporation,
and their successors, by the name and title aforesaid, shall
be capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be implead-
ed, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended,
in all or any courts of justice, and before all and any jud-
ges, officers or persons whatsoever, in all and singular ac-
tions, matters or demands whatsoever.

Hold meetings.


SEC. 3. And be it enacted, That the said corporation
shall have power to hold stated meetings, to establish and
put into execution, alter or abolish, such by-laws, rules
and regulations, as to them shall seem most conducive to the
interests of the society; provided, the same shall not be
contrary to the laws of this State, or of the United States.

Banking forbid.

SEC. 4. And be it enacted, That nothing in this act, shall
be so construed as to authorise the said corporation, to is-
sue any note, token, device or other evidence of debt, to
be used as a currency.

Right reserved.

SEC. 5. And be it enacted, That the right is hereby ex-
pressly reserved to the legislature, at its pleasure, to amend
or annul this act of incorporation.

In force.

SEC. 6. And be it enacted, That this act shall enure for
thirty years, unless sooner repealed by the General As-

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