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To - Secretary of State :
We, the undersigned, George C Anderson, Rudolph S. Schenck, and Jonathan Bigelow, propose to form a corporation under an act of the general assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled, "An Act Concerning Corporations," approved April 18, 1872, and all acts amendatory thereof; and that for the purposes of such organization we hereby state as follows, to wit:
1. The name of such corporation is the Metropolitan Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Company.
2. The object for which it is formed is to carry on the business of manufacturing boots and shoes, in all its branches, and to sell the goods so manufactured in the best markets obtainable.
8. The capital stock shall be five hundred thousand ($500,000) dollars.
4. The amount of each share is one hundred ($100) dollars.
5. The number of shares five thousand (5,000).
6. The location of the principal office is in Chicago, in the county of Cook, State of Illinois.
7. The duration of the corporation shall be eighty (80) years.
GEORGE C. ANDERSON,
RUDOLPH S. SCHENCK,
The document must bear the following
Endorsement on the Back.
State of Illinois, County of Cook,
I,---------, a notary public in and for the said Cook county, and
State aforesaid, do hereby certify that on this thirtieth day of November, A. D 1881, personally appeared before me George C. Anderson, Rudolph S. Schenck, and Jonathan Bigelow, to me personally known to be the same persons who executed the foregoing statement, and severally acknowledged that they executed the same for the purposes therein set forth.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
- , Notary Public. .
A descriptive endorsement will also be made as follows:
Statement of incorporation of the Metropolitan Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Company. Location, Chicago, Cook county, State of Illinois. Capital stock, $500,000. Object, manufacture and sale of boots and shoes. Duration, eighty years.
LICENSED TO INCORPORATE. CHARTER OF AN ORGANIZED COMPANY.
The printed forms contain in addition to all these matters, which are essential, the following notes, which are important for the saving of time and trouble in the public office concerned, and to the incorporators.
The Constitution provides that all fees shall be paid in advance into the State treasury. .
Fee for filing statement and issuing license, $2.00; fee for filing report of commissioners and issuing certificate, $3.50.
The Secretary of State replies to the application, if accompanied by the fee indicated, forwarding the required license.
State of Illinois, Department of State.
, Secretary of State.
To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:
Whereas, it being proposed by the persons hereinafter named to form a corporation, under an act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled "An Act Concerning Corporations," approved April 18, 1872, the object and purposes of which corporation are set forth in a statement, duly signed and acknowledged according to law, and filed this day in the office of the Secretary of State.
Now, therefore, I, - , Secretary of State of the State of
Illinois, by virtue of the powers and duties vested in me by law, do hereby authorize, empower and license George C. Anderson, Rudolph S. Schenck, and Jonathan Bigelow, the persons whose names are signed to the before-mentioned statement, as commissioners to open books for subscription to the capital stock of the Metropolitan Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Company, such being the name of the proposed corporation, as contained in the statement, at such times and places as the said commissioners may determine.
In testimony whereof, I hereto set my hand and cause to be affixed the great seal of State. Done at the city of Springfield this sixth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and sixth.
- , Secretary of State.
The incorporators, thus empowered, proceed with the work of incorporation, and having allotted the capital stock of the company, report as follows, on another printed form prepared for such occasions :
To Hon.---------, Secretary of State of the State of Illinois:
The commissioners duly authorized to open books for subscription to the capital stock of the Metropolitan Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Company, pursuant to license heretofore issued bearing date the sixth day of December, A. D. 1881, do hereby report that they opened books for subscription to the capital stock of the said company, and that the said stock was fully subscribed; that the following is a true copy of such subscription, viz. : We, the undersigned, hereby severally subscribe for the number of shares set opposite our respective names to the capital stock of the Metropolitan Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Company, and we severally agree to pay the said company, on each share, the sum of One Hundred Dollars.
George C. Anderson
Rudolph S. Schenck
That on the twentieth day of December, A. D. 1881, at the offices of the company in Chicago, at the hour of ten o'clock A. m. , they convened a meeting of the subscribers aforesaid, pursuant to notice required by law, which said notice was deposited in the post-office, properly addressed to each subscriber, ten days before the time fixed therefor, a copy of which said notice is as follows, to wit:
You are hereby notified that the capital stock of the Metropolitan Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Company has been fully subscribed, and that a meeting of the subscribers of such stock will be held at the offices of the company, 209 Wabash avenue, Chicago, on the twentieth day of December, A. D. 1881, at ten o'clock a. m., for the purpose of electing a board of directors for said company, and for the transaction of such other business as may be deemed necessary.
GEORGE C. ANDERSON, RUDOLPH S. SCHENCK, JONATHAN BIGELOW,
That said subscribers met at the time and place in said notice specified, and proceeded to elect directors, and that the following persons were duly elected for the term of one year, as follows: George C. Anderson, Rudolph S. Schenck, Jonathan Bigelow.
Signed, GEORGE C. ANDERSON, RUDOLPH S. SCHENCK, JONATHAN BIGELOW,