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OF THE

STATE OF NEW YORK,

PASSED AT THE

NINETY-SECOND SESSION

OF THE

LEGISLATURE,

BEGUN JANUARY FIFTH, AND ENDED MAY TENTH, 1869,

IN THE CITY OF ALBANY.

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L 379

AUG 2 1929

Chap 815.

AN ACT for the incorporatioù.of the Grand

Lodge of the Independent Order of Good

Templars of the State of New York.

Passed May $. 1869.

The People of the State of New York, represented

Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Silas Ball, Horace S. Hulburt, A. T. Ran-- Corpora-

dall, W. J. McKee, H. F. Fenin, B. F. Melrose, J. E.

Chapin, Joseph H. Petty, H. H. Morse, Samuel Gott-

wals, Chancey Boughton, J. A. Vance, M. M. Earl, M.

E. Dunham, G. 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. Mitch-

ell, 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 else-

where, 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

obtaiu 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 re-

quire : 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

thousand dollars.

§ 2. The object of said organization shall be the pro- Objects.

motion of the cause of total abstinence from the use of

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