An Act for the Promotion of Sunday Schools and Young Men's Christian Associations.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, (two-thirds of each branch of the Legislature concurring herein) as follows, to wit :

SECTION 1. That it shall and may be lawful for ten or more become incorporated persons associated together for the promotion of the interests of Sunday schools, or as a Young Men's Christian Association for the promotion of religious knowledge and improvement, to become incorporated by the election of managers, not less than three nor more than twelve, and by taking a corporate name and certifying the same, together with the object of the incorporation, under the hand's and seals of the managers, to the Recorder of Deeds of the county, whose duty it shall be to record such certificate.

SECTION 2. The managers so elected shall, upon the recording of such certificate, become a body corporate by the name so adopted and certified, and shall have. succession for twenty years, with power to sue [and] be sued, and to purchase, receive, hold and enjoy property, real and personal, for the use and objects of powers association, and to ordain by-laws for the regulation of its affairs not inconsistent with the laws of this State or of the United States: Provided that such corporation shall hold no real estate except such as shall be actually occupied and used for the purposes specified in the certificate of incorporation.

SECTION 3. The officers of the corporation, in addition to the managers aforesaid, shall be a president, who shall be one of the managers, secretary, treasurer, and such other officers as the by-laws shall prescribe. The managers shall be elected annually managers at such place and in such mode as the by-laws shall direct, and upon their election the managers shall appoint and may from time to time by resolution remove and reappoint the president, secretary, treasurer and other officers of the corporation. The managers' managers shall have the management of the affairs and business of the corporation, and the acts of a majority shall be valid.

SECTION 4. This act shall be a public act and shall be published. The Legislature reserves the power at any time to revoke the corporate powers of any associatien incorporated under this act.

Passed at Dover, April 8, 1869.