Sec. 1. Boundaries;¤† corporate status.
The territory contained within the following limits shall be deemed and taken as the City of Lynchburg:
The inhabitants of the territory comprised within the present limits of the City of Lynchburg as hereinbefore described or as the same may be hereafter altered and established by law, shall continue to be one body politic in fact and in name under the style and denomination of the City of Lynchburg, and as such shall have and may exercise all (the) powers which are now or hereafter may be conferred upon or delegated to cities under the Constitution and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, as fully and completely as though said powers were specifically enumerated herein, and no enumeration of particular powers by this Charter shall be held to be exclusive, and shall have, exercise and enjoy all the rights, immunities, powers and privileges and be subject to all the duties and obligations now appertaining to and incumbent on said city as a municipal corporation, and the said City of Lynchburg, as such, shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, contract and be contracted with and may have a corporate seal which it may alter, renew or amend at its pleasure.
†¤Editor's note—The metes and bounds description as originally set forth in this section was omitted because the boundaries there described were changed and enlarged by the decree of the circuit court of Campbell County, Virginia, dated March 20, 1940, and recorded in the Lynchburg clerk's office in Deed Book 271, at page 473 et seq.; again by a decree of the circuit court of Campbell County, Virginia, dated October 11, 1957, and recorded in the Lynchburg clerk's office in Deed Book 317, at page 151 et seq.; and again by a decree entered in the circuit court of Campbell County, Virginia, dated May 21, 1974, and recorded in the clerk's office in Deed Book 507, page 327 et seq.