Phoenix Lodge No. 8's Civic Charter of 1799
In 1798 Phoenix Lodge applied to the North Carolina General Assembly for a civic charter incorporating Phoenix Lodge No. 8 in the Town of Fayetteville, NC. A transcript of this charter follows:
"Charter of Phoenix Lodge"
"An Act to Incorporate the Phoenix Lodge, No. 8, in the Town of Fayetteville:
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, that the Master, Wardens and Members who at present, or in future may be, of the Phoenix Lodge, No. 8, of the town of Fayetteville aforesaid, are hereby constituted and declared to be a body corporate, under the name and title of the Phoenix Lodge, No. 8, and by such name shall have perpetual succession, and a common seal, and may sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, acquire and transfer property, and pass all such by-laws and regulationsw as shall not be inconsistent with the Constitution of this State or the United States."
[This act was proposed to the North Carolina State General Assembly in 1798, and was passed by that body in 1799.]