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Articles of Agreement, 2 January 1837

ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT.
Minutes of a meeting of the members of the Kirtland Safety Society,” held on the 2d day of January, 1837.
At a special meeting of the Kirtland Safety Society, two thirds of the members being present, Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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was called to the Chair, and Warren Parrish

10 Jan. 1803–3 Jan. 1877. Clergyman, gardener. Born in New York. Son of John Parrish and Ruth Farr. Married first Elizabeth (Betsey) Patten of Westmoreland Co., New Hampshire, ca. 1822. Lived at Alexandria, Jefferson Co., New York, 1830. Purchased land at...

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chosen Secretary.
The house was called to order, and the object of the meeting explained by the chairman; which was:
1st. To annul the old constitution, which was adopted by the society, on the 2d day of November, 1836: which was, on motion, by the unanimous voice of the meeting, annulled.
2nd. To adopt Articles of Agreement, by which the Kirtland Safety Society are to be governed.
After much discussion and investigation, the following Preamble and Articles of Agreement were adopted, by the unanimous voice of the meeting.
We, the undersigned subscribers, for the promotion of our temporal interests, and for the better management of our different occupations, which consist in agriculture, mechanical arts, and merchandising; do hereby form ourselves into a firm or company for the before mentioned objects, by the name of the “Kirtland Safety Society Anti-Banking Company,” and for the proper management of said firm, we individually and jointly enter into, and adopt, the following Articles of Agreement.
Art. 1st. The capitol stock of said society or firm shall not be less than four millions of dollars; to be divided into shares of fifty dollars each; and may be increased to any amount, at the discretion of the managers.
Art. 2d. The management of said company shall be under the supernintendence of thirty-two managers, to be chosen annually by, and from among the members of the same; each member being entitled to one vote for each [p. 441]
ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT.
Minutes of a meeting of the members  of the Kirtland Safety Society,”  held on the 2d day of January, 1837.
At a special meeting of the Kirtland  Safety Society, two thirds of the mem bers being present, S[idney] Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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was call ed to the Chair, and W[arren] Parrish

10 Jan. 1803–3 Jan. 1877. Clergyman, gardener. Born in New York. Son of John Parrish and Ruth Farr. Married first Elizabeth (Betsey) Patten of Westmoreland Co., New Hampshire, ca. 1822. Lived at Alexandria, Jefferson Co., New York, 1830. Purchased land at...

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cho sen Secretary.
The house was called to order, and  the object of the meeting explained by  the chairman; which was:
1st. To annul the old constitution,  which was adopted by the society, on  the 2d day of November, 1836: which  was, on motion, by the unanimous voice  of the meeting, annulled.
2nd. To adopt Articles of Agree ment, by which the Kirtland Safety  Society are to be governed.
After much discussion and investi gation, the following Preamble and Ar ticles of Agreement were adopted, by  the unanimous voice of the meeting.
We, the undersigned subscribers, for  the promotion of our temporal interests,  and for the better management of our  different occupations, which consist in  agriculture, mechanical arts, and mer chandising; do hereby form ourselves  into a firm or company for the before  mentioned objects, by the name of the  “Kirtland Safety Society Anti-Banking  Company,” and for the proper man agement of said firm, we individually  and jointly enter into, and adopt, the  following Articles of Agreement.
Art. 1st. The capitol stock of said  society or firm shall not be less than  four millions of dollars; to be divided  into shares of fifty dollars each; and  may be increased to any amount, at  the discretion of the managers.
Art. 2d. The management of said  company shall be under the supernin tendence of thirty-two managers, to be  chosen annually by, and from among  the members of the same; each mem ber being entitled to one vote for each [p. 441]
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Articles of Agreement, 2 Jan. 1837; Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate, Jan. 1837, pp. 441–443.

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