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Session Laws, 1833
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CHAP, 137.

An act to incorporate the Working Men's Beneficial society
of Ellicott's Mills.

Passed Mar. 4, 1834

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
Maryland, That Edward C. Alexander, William Partridge,
John George, Hammond Shipley, Edward C. Lyon, Alfred
Bell, James Martin, Samuel Powel, John Martin, William
J. Timanus, Caleb Mergman, David Eminart, and such
other person or persons as now are or horeaitei may be-
come members of the said Working Men's Beneficial So-
ciety, shall be and they are hereby declared to be one
community, corporation and body politic, forever hereafter,

Persons incorporate

by the name and style of the Working Men's Beneficial
Soriety, and by that name they shall be and they are here-
by made able and capable in law to have, purchase, receive,
possess, enjoy and retain to them and their successors,
chatels, lands, tenements, rents, annuities or other heredi-
taments, and the same to fell, grant, demise, alien or dis-


pose of in such manner as they nay judge most conducive
to the interest of the society: Provided nevertheless, that
the said corporation or body politic shall not at any time
hold or possess property, real, personal or mixed, exceed-
ing the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

Limitation of estate.

Sec. 2. And, be it enacted, That the said society and their
successors, by the aforesaid name, shall forever hereafter
be able and capable in law, to sue and be sued, plead and
be impleaded, answer and be answered, defend and be de-
fended in all or any court of justice whatsoever, and also
to have, make and use a common seal, and the same to
break, alter and renew at pleasure, and also to assemble

Legal capacity

and meet at such times as they or a majority of them may
agree upon, and to ordain, establish and put in execution
such by laws, ordinances and regulations as to them shall
seem conducive to the interest of said society, and neces-
sary to the good government and orderly management
thereof, the same not being contrary to the laws of this
state or of the United States; and generally to do and ex-
ecute all such acts, matters and things as to them shall or
may appertain to do.

General powers

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That no member of the said
society shall be answerable in his person or individual pro-


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