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STATE OF NEW YORK,
PASSED AT THE
BEGUN JANUARY FIFTH, AND ENDED MAY TENTH, 1869,
IN THE CITY OF ALBANY.
Passed May $. 1869.
Section 1. Silas Ball, Horace S. Hulburt, A. T. Ran-- Corporadall
, W. J. McKee, H. F. Fenin, B. F. Melrose, J. E. Chapin, Joseph H. Petty, H. H. Morse, Samuel Gottwals
, Chancey Boughton, J. A. Vance, M. M. Earl, M. E. Dunham, Ġ. Bowen, jr., W. W. Lyle, G. Clarke, M. C. Bignall, John O'Donnell, J. B. Van Petten, E. M. K. Glenn, Jessie T. Reynolds, Samuel B. McIntyre, Charles M. Scholefield, R. Š. James, William B. Taylor, Sanford M. Foster, Addison B. Tuttle, S. R. Pratt, J. W. Mitchell
, and all persons who now are or may hereafter become associated with them, or their successors, are Corporate hereby constituted a body politic and corporate by the name and title of the “Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Good Templars of the State of New York,” and as such shall have perpetual succession, and be Powers. able to sue and be sued in all courts of record, and elsewhere, and they and their successors may have and use a common seal, and alter and renew the same at pleasure; and for the purpose of their incorporation as hereinafter May hold named, and for no other purpose, to purchase and receive, personal take and hold lands, tenements and hereditaments, goods, money, chattels and all kinds of estate which they inay obtain by gift, grant, devise or bequest in any last will or testament, so far as the laws of this State in regard to devises will permit, and the same to sell, alien, devise or convey as the interests of said organization may require : provided, always, that the clear yearly income Annual of the real and personal estate held by the said corpo- therefrom. ration shall not at any time exceed the sum of twenty
$ 2. The object of said organization shall be the pro- Objects. motion of the cause of total abstinence from the use of