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January 17, 1863

Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Virginia
Wheeling: 1863

Chap. 18. - An ACT to incorporate Logan Tribe No. 21 of the Improved Order of Red Men, in the City of Wheeling.

Passed January 17, 1863.

1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That Joseph F. Gachter, Frederick Rolf, William Wegman, Henry Schaffer, and August Hildebright, and such others as are now regularly associated with them, are hereby created a pody politic and corporate, under the name and style of "Logan Tribe No. 21 of the Imrpoved Order of Red Men," in the city of Wheeling and county of Ohio, and by that name shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and may purchase, sell and hold, to them and their successors, for the charitable and benevolent purpose of said Tribe, and no other, not exceeding one full lot of ground in the city of Wheeling, and not exceeding three acres of land within the county of Ohio; and also such personal property and moneys necessary for the purposes aforesaid.

2. The said Tribe shall be authorized to make all needful laws and regulations for the management of their property, as a majority of said Tribe may prescribe.

3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage, and may be altered, amended or repealed at the pleasure of the general assembly.

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