Minutes of a meeting of
the members of the “Kirtland Safety Society,” held
on the 2d day of
At a special meeting of the
Kirtland Safety Society, two thirds of the mem bers being present,
was call ed to the Chair, and
cho sen Secretary.
The house was called
to order, and the object of the meeting explained by the chairman;
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
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 capital
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