This section is from the book "Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: A Guide To Correct Writing", by Thos. E. Hill. Also available from Amazon: Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: The How-To-Do-Everything Book Of Victorian America.
FRANKLIN ALLEN, Attest: G. W. Flint. WALTER B. SMITH,
PETER CONANT, SIMON D. THOMPSON.
The claim which has been relocated, the new owners conclude to sell, and in doing so execute only a quit-claim deed. This differs very little in any essential point from common quit-claim deeds, (see "Deeds," on a previous page), in form. The description of the property is worded minutely, so that its location and dimensions are clearly defined.
"Situate in Merton mining district, in the county of Boulder, and State of Colorado, to wit: The Brilliant mining claim, on the Tennessee lode, known as survey 888, being fifteen hundred feet in length and three hundred feet in width, together with all and singular the lodes and veins within the lines of said claim, and the dips, spurs, mines, minerals, easements, mining fixtures, improvements, rights, privileges and appurtenances thereunto in anywise pertaining."
This must be acknowledged before a proper officer, like other deeds.
Allen and Smith being satisfied with their original claim, and the term for which it was leased having expired, propose to work it yet more vigorously, and to that end, with a view to getting more capital, they organize a stock company, the articles and forms of incorporation of which are shown in the following:
Whereas Franklin Allen, Walter B. Smith and Granville Smith, of the county of Clear Creek, and State of Colorado, have associated themselves together for purposes of incorporation under the General Incorporation Acts of the State of Colorado, they do therefore make, sign and acknowledge these duplicate certificates in writing, which, when filed, shall constitute the articles of incorporation of the "Coming-Day Mining Company."
Article I. - The name of said company shall be the "Coming-Day Mining Company."
Article II. - The objects for which said company is created, are to acquire and operate mines of silver-bearing ore, in said county of Clear Creek, and to do all things incident to the general object of mining.
Article III. - The term of existence of said company shall be fifteen years.
Article IV. - The capital stock of said company shall be Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars, divided into seven thousand five hundred shares of One Hundred Dollars each.
Article V. - The number of directors of said company shall be three, and the names of those who shall manage the affairs of the company for the first year of its existence are Franklin Allen, Walter B. Smith, and Granville Smith.
Article VI. - The principal office of said company shall be kept at Idaho Springs, in said county; and the principal business of said company shall be carried on in said county of Clear Creek; but a part of the business may be transacted in the county of Arapahoe, at the city of Denver, in this State. Article VII. - The stock of said company shall be non-assessable. Article VIII. - The directors shall have power to make such prudential by-laws as they may deem proper for the management of the affairs of the company, not inconsistent with the laws of this State, for the purpose of carrying on all kinds of business within the objects and purposes of said company.
In Witness Whereof the said incorporators have hereunto set their hands and seals this first day of January, A. D. 1883.
FRANKLIN ALLEN, -(seal)-
WALTER B. SMITH, -(seal)-
GRANVILLE SMITH. -(seal)-
State oF Colorado, County of Clear Creek, ss.
I, Nicholas Welch, a notary public in and for said county, do hereby certify that Franklin Allen, Walter B. Smith and Granville Smith, who are personally known to me to be the same persons described in, and who executed the within duplicate articles, appeared before me this day and personally acknowledged that they signed, sealed and delivered the same as their free and voluntary act and deed. Witness my hand and notarial seal this first day of January, A. D. 1883.
NICHOLAS WELCH, Notary Public.
These articles of agreement are made in duplicate copies. One is filed with the recorder, or register of deeds, of the county where the company is formed. In the above case, as part of the business of the company is to be done at Denver, a copy of the articles of association must be filed with the recorder of Arapahoe county; and another copy is filed with the Secretary of State. This last copy is not called a duplicate, but is known as the original of the document. The Secretary of State issues a certified copy of the articles, thus giving them his official approval.
The number of directors in such a company - sometimes they are called trustees - must not exceed nine, nor be less than three.