OF RELIGIOUS SOCIETIES.
AN ACT to validate and make Lawful the Incorporation and Acts of Certain Religious Societies.
Whereas, some doubts have arisen as to whether religious societies in Delaware should incorporate exclusively under Chapter 273, Volume 21, Laws of Delaware, entitled "An Act providing a General Corporation Law," since the passage of said Act on March 10, A. D. 1899, and the amendments thereto, or whether they may still incorporate under Chapter 39, of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware, as published in 1893, and Chapter 599, Volume 19, Laws of Delaware, passed April 18, 1893, and
Whereas, since March 10, 1899, religious societies have been incorporated under the three above named laws; now therefore
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of each house concurring therein):
Section 1. All religious corporations of the State of Delaware heretofore incorporated under Chapter 273, Volume 21, Laws of Delaware, entitled "An Act Providing a General Corporation Law," and the amendments thereto, and all religious corporations of the State of Delaware incorporated since March 10, A. D. 1899, under said Chapter 39, of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware, as published in 1893, and under said Chapter 599, Volume 19, Laws of Delaware, are hereby made good, valid, lawful and effective in law and all lands vested in, conveyed to and by such corporations, shall vest a good fee simple title or other estate therein purported to be conveyed, and all acts and things heretofore done or hereafter to be done by such corporations, or their officers, in the usual and due course of the business of such corporations and within the lawful scope of the rights and powers conferred by the respective acts under which they were incorporated, and in pursuance of the lawful purposes for which such corporations were created, are hereby made good, valid, lawful and effective to perform and do what they purport to perform and do, and the record of any such deed heretofore recorded or hereafter to be recorded, or other completed act heretofore done or hereafter to be done, or any office copy of such deed or other act, shall be admitted in evidence in all courts of this State, and shall be valid and conclusive evidence, with the same force and effect as if no doubt existed as to the validity of the incorporation of such religious societies under either act.
Section 2. This act shall be taken to be a public act.
Approved March 14, A. D. 1911.