Ordinance Nos,
4 of 1908
[22nd September
, 1908
Short title.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the American Ceylon Mission Ordinance.

Incorporation of officers of mission.

2. (1) Miss Susan Reed Howland, President, (2) The Reverend James Henry Dickson, Treasurer, and (3) The Reverend Thomas Beckett Scott, Secretary, and their successors duly appointed according to the rules and regulations made by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions under the Act of Incorporation of the said board of the year eighteen hundred and twelve, and the Acts amending the same in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the United States of America, are hereby associated together and shall for ever hereafter be and be called a body corporate in deed and in law by the name and style of ” The American Ceylon Mission “, and by that name shall have perpetual succession and full power to acquire, purchase, take, hold, and enjoy movable and immovable property of every description, and to sell or otherwise dispose of the same, and by that name the corporation hereby constituted may sue and be sued in all Courts of Justice.

Vesting of property of mission.

3. All property, both movable and immovable, already acquired, held, or possessed by the American Ceylon Mission, or by any person as treasurer of the said mission, shall vest in the American Ceylon Mission as hereby incorporated.

Vesting of leases, rights, & c.

4. All leases and all rights and claims held, granted to, or acquired by the American Ceylon Mission, or by any person or persons for mission purposes, shall vest in the American Ceylon Mission as hereby incorporated.

Pending legal proceedings to which treasurer is party.

5. Where any action or proceeding is pending at any time in any court in Ceylon when this Ordinance comes into force in which any person acting as treasurer of the mission is a plaintiff, petitioner, defendant, or respondent or intervenient, such action may be continued by or against the American Ceylon Mission.

Official seal.

6. The American Ceylon Mission as hereby incorporated shall have an official seal which shall be officially and judicially noticed, and that seal shall be authenticated by the signature of the treasurer or by some person temporarily acting as treasurer of the mission.