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ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN
MILLEDGEVILLE AT AN ANNUAL SESSION IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1835.
ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA. PASSED IN NOVEMBER
AND DECEMBER, 1835.
INCORPORATIONS.

1835 Vol. 1 -- Page: 111

Sequential Number: 070

Full Title: AN ACT to be entitled An Act to incorporate the Methodist Episcopal Church known as
Ebenezer Church, and the Methodist Episcopal Church known by the name of Camp Ground Church; also,
the Methodist Episcopal Church, known as the Wesley Chapel Camp Ground Church, all in the county of
De Kalb; also, to incorporate the Baptist Church at Vernon in Troup county, and the Presbyterian Church at
Fayetteville in Fayette county.


Sec. 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 the Rev. Jacob Lasseter, Rev.
Uriah C. Sprayberry, James W. Givens, Harris Sprayberry, Robert Givens, William W. Johnson and
Josephus Harrison shall be, and they are hereby declared to be a body corporate and politic, by the name
and style of "the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Ebenezer, in the county of De Kalb," and
that John M. Smith, Samuel Sewell, Lewis Peacock, Jesse Faine and Jacob Redwine be, and they are
hereby declared to be a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "the Trustees of the Camp
Ground Methodist Episcopal Church" of said county; and that Thomas W. Slaughter, George Hall, Rev.
Elijah Bird, Rev. Uriah Strayberry, James W. Givens, Galer Johnson, Minty Fowler, William W. Johnson
and Benjamin Sprayberry be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate, by the name
and style of "the Trustees of Wesley Chapel Camp Ground" of the Methodist Episcopal Church of said
county; and that John Lasseter, Oliver P. Watson, Ira Allen, Reuben Stillwell and Woody Dozier be, and
they are hereby appointed a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of "the Trustees of the
Baptist Church at Vernon, in

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the county of Troup, and that the trustees as aforesaid, respectively, and their successors in office, shall be
invested with all manner of property, both real and personal, which they may acquire or be possessed of by
gift, grant or purchase, and all privileges and immunities whatever which may belong to said trustees
respectively of said churches, under their respective denominations, or which may hereafter be made or
transferred to them, the said trustees and their successors in office, to have and to hold the same for the
proper use, benefit and behoof of the said Baptist and Methodist Episcopal Churches respectively; and the
said trustees and their successors in office, in the name and by the style as aforesaid, shall be, and they are
hereby declared to be capable of suing and being sued, and of using all necessary and legal steps for
recovering and defending any property whatever which the said trustees may respectively hold or claim.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees respectively, or a majority
of them, shall have full power and authority to make all by-laws and ordinances necessary for the
government of the temporal affairs of their respective churches, not repugnant to the constitution and laws
of this State; and also to appoint such officers as they may deem necessary for conducting the business of
their respective corporations.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees respectively, or a majority of them, shall have full
power and authority to fill all vacancies which may occur in their respective boards by death, resignation or
otherwise, in such manner as they may point out in the by-laws of their respective corporations.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That Eli Edmonson, Levy Holt, Sandy D. King, Joseph H. Cunningham
and William M`Bride, 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 the Presbyterian Church at Fayetteville, in the county of
Fayette, with power to hold any property, either real or personal, which now belongs to or may hereafter be
acquired by the said church, whether by purchase, gift or bequest, with all the privileges and immunities
thereunto belonging, for the use and benefit of the said church; and they are hereby declared capable of
suing and being sued, and of using all legal means for defending and recovering any property whatever
which the

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said trustees, or their successors in office, may hold, claim or demand: Provided, nothing herein contained
shall prevent any future legislature from altering, amending and repealing this act.


JOSEPH DAY,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ROBERT M. ECHOLS,

President of the Senate.

WILLIAM SCHLEY, Governor.

Approval Date: Assented to, 26th Dec. 1835.


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