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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
WHEREAS, the undersigned are desirous of becoming a
NOW THEREFORE, this is to certify as follows:
the western boundary thereof; thence in a northwesterly Art. of Inc.
P. & A. V. (1.). direction to Salt Lake City, in the Territory of Utah; Also a railroad and telegraph line branching off from the route above designated at a convenient and practicable point, and extending therefrom in a westerly and southwesterly direction through the counties of Bent, and Las Animas in Colorado Territory to Santa Fe and Albuquerque in the Territory of New Mexico, and also a railroad and telegraph line extending from the most suitable point on the line last described through the counties of Bent and Las Animas, to Trinidad, in said County of Las Animas and the Territory of Colorado. · Said telegraph lines mentioned herein are to be appendant and appurtenant to railroads and are to be built, constructed, operated and maintained by said Pueblo and Arkansas Valley Railroad Company, at its option and election on and along the lines and routes of said railroads as hereinbefore specified or as near thereto as may be thought expedient by said railroad company, and that offices for the transaction of telegraphic business shall be opened and maintained at such points along the line of said railroads as may be deemed expedient. The termini of said telegraphic lines shall be the same as the termini of said railroads.
THIRD. The capital stock of said company shall be Capital stock. three millions of dollars, which said capital stock shall be divided into thirty thousand shares of the par value of one hundred ($100) dollars each.
FOURTH. The term of the existence of this company Term of corporate shall be fifty years from the filing of this certificate of
FIFTH. The number of trustees of said company shall Trustees. be eight, and Mahlon D. Thatcher, Oliver H. P. Baxter, James N. Carlile, Thomas Nickerson, Joseph Nickerson, F. H. Peabody, B. P. Cheney, and Charles L. Perkins are hereby designated 'trustees of said company and as such trustees are to manage the affairs of the company for the
Sixth. The principal office and place of business of Principal office and said company shall be in the city of Pueblo aforesaid, and place of business.
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Trustees may make by-laws.
the operations of said company shall be carried on along the lines of the routes heretofore designated in the counties heretofore named.
SEVENTH. The trustees of said company shali have the power to make such prudential by-laws as they shall deem proper for the management and disposition of the stock and business affairs of said company, not inconsistent with the laws of the Territory of Colorado, and prescribing the duties of officers, artificers and servants that may be employed; for the appointment of all officers and for carrying on all kinds of business within the objects and purposes of this company..
EIGHTH. This corporation shall have the right to fix the rates of freight and toll for the carrying of freight and passengers, to purchase and own real and personal property to make all proper contracts for the building and operating of the railroads and telegraph lines hereinbefore described; to borrow money, to issue the bonds of the company and to secure the same by mortgage or deed of trust upon the property of the corporation and to transact any and all business usually pertaining to a railroad company.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, witness our signatures and seals this eleventh day of January, A.D. 1875.
JOSEPH NICKERSON. [SEAL]
[SEAL] B. P. CHENEY.
[SEAL] JAMES N. CARLILE. [SEAL] Oliver H. P. BAXTER. [SEAL] Mahlon D. THATCHER. [SEAL) Thos. NICKERSON. [SEAL] CHAS. L. PERKINS. [SEAL]
Acknowledgments of TERRITORY OF COLORADO,
SS. Carlile and Baxter. PUEBLO COUNTY,
Before me, Chas. E. Gast, a Notary Public in and for said county in the Territory aforesaid, personally appeared James N. Carlile and Oliver H. P. Baxter, to me personally known as the persons whose names are subscribed
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to the above certificate of incorporation, and acknowledged Art. of Inc.
Given under my hand and notarial seal this eleventh day of January, A.D. 1875.
CHAS. E. GAST, [SEAL]
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS,
Acknowledgments of SUFFOLK, SS. SUPERIOR COURT,
T. Nickerson, Cheney, Before me, Jos. A. Willard, Clerk of Superior Court in and Peabody. and for said county and commonwealth aforesaid, personally appeared Joseph Nickerson, Thos. Nickerson, B. P. Cheney, and F. H. Peabody, to me personally known as the persons whose names are subscribed to the above certificate of incorporation, and acknowledged that they signed and sealed the said instrument of writing as their free and voluntary acts for the uses and purposes therein set forth.
Witness my hand and the seal of said court, this twentysixth day of January, A.D. 1875.
JOS. A. WILLARD, [SEAL]
STATENE Cour YORK NEW YORK, }
On this oth day of Feb. 1875, before me, Horace Andrews, a commissioner of deeds for Colorado Territory, personally appeared Charles L. Perkins, to me known to be one of the persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged to me that he had signed, sealed and delivered the same as his act and deed for the uses and purposes therein set forth.
Witness my hand and official seal.
in New York.
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TERRITORY OF COLORADO,
Before me, Chas. E. Gast, a Notary Public in and for said county in the Territory aforesaid, personally appeared Mahlon D. Thatcher, to me personally known as the person whose name is subscribed to the within certificate of incorporation, and acknowledged that he signed and sealed the said instrument of writing as his free and voluntary act for the uses and purposes therein set forth.
Given under my hand and notarial seal this 27th day of Feb. A.D. 1875.
CHAS. E. GAST, [SEAL]
STATE OF COLORADO,
I, J. S. Stewart, Clerk and recorder in and for said county, in the state aforesaid, do hereby certify the foregoing and annexed to be a true and complete copy of the Articles of Incorporation of the Pueblo and Arkansas Valley Railroad Company as the same were filed in this office on the 22d day of March, A.D. 1875, at 5.25 o'clock P.M. (excepting the certificate of the Secretary of State,) and duly recorded in volume 10 on pages nos. 512, 513, 514, and 515, of said Pueblo County Records.
Witness my hand and official seal at Pueblo, this 24th day of February A.D. 1887.
J. S. STEWART, [SEAL]
Certificate of County STATE OF COLORADO, Clerk of Bent County BENT COUNTY, of filing and recording of foregoing Articles I, John Jay, County Clerk in and for the County of Bent, in said County.
in the state aforesaid do hereby certify that with the exception of the certificate of the Hon. Secretary of State the foregoing is a true and complete copy of the Articles of Incorporation of the Pueblo and Arkansas Valley Railroad Company, which was filed in this office on the 25th day of