Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The merger of Williston Seminary, also known as Williston Academy, incorporated under chapter twenty-eight of the acts of eighteen hundred and forty-one, and Northampton School for Girls, Inc., incorporated under the provisions of chapter one hundred and eighty of the General Laws, into one charitable corporation under the name Williston Northampton School, hereinafter called the merged corporation, pursuant to an agreement between the said corporations dated April seventeenth, nineteen hundred and seventy-one, hereinafter called the agreement, is hereby authorized, ratified and confirmed upon the filing of a certified copy of the agreement with the state secretary.
SECTION 2. The merged corporation shall have all the privileges, powers and immunities which said prior existing corporations had heretofore acquired and enjoyed under the laws of the commonwealth.
SECTION 3. As of the effective date of the merger, all property of Williston Seminary and Northampton School for Girls, Inc., including all bequests, devises, gifts and transfers of any kind theretofore and thereafter made for the benefit of either of them, shall be deemed transferred to and vested in the merged corporation without further act or deed. The merged corporation shall have the same powers, rights and privileges with respect to such property and with respect to such bequests, devises, gifts and transfers as would have been possessed by the merged corporation had such bequests, devises, gifts and transfers been made directly to it and for its purposes, so far as such powers, rights and privileges can be constitutionally conferred by the general court and without prejudice to any court proceeding, and otherwise shall have with respect to such property and such bequests, devises, gifts and transfers the same powers, rights and privileges as would have been possessed by Williston Seminary and Northampton School for Girls, Inc. had such merger not been effected.
SECTION 4. The merged corporation shall be deemed to have assumed and shall be liable for all liabilities and obligations of Northampton School for Girls, Inc.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect as of July first, nineteen hundred and seventy-one.