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INCORPORATION AND CHURCH PROPERTY

Extract:

Articles of Association of The African Union Church, in Wilmington, State of Delaware.

ARTICLE I

The style and title of this corporation shall be the "Union Church" of African Members at Wilmington, Delaware, and Scotland Hill, David Smith, Jacob March, Benjamin Webb, John Simmons, John Kelly, and Peter Spencer, Members of the said Church (now duly elected) and their Successors duly qualified and elected as hereinafter directed shall be Trustees for the purposes and with the powers and privileges hereinafter granted of the said Corporation and of all and every other Church or place of meeting for public worship shall at any time hereafter become the property of this Corporation.

ARTICLE II

The said Corporation shall have, hold, possess and enjoy the temporal property which they have at this time or shall hereafter acquire. In trust for the Religious uses of the Ministers and Preachers of the said "Union Church" for them and their African Brethren and their descendants of the African Race, and also for the Ministers and Teachers of theAfrican Brethren duly licensed and ordained according to the Discipline adopted by this corporation.

ARTICLE III.

The said Trustees nor their Successors shall not deed or otherwise dispose of any part or portion of the Estates, real or personal, which may be bested in the said Corporation; nor Mortgage nor Pledge the same for payment of any debts by them contracted to any person or persons whomsoever, unless the same shall be done with the consent of two-thirds of the regular members of the said corporation.

Recorded September 18, 1813

STATE OF DELAWARE

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

 

I, the undersigned, Recorded of Deeds, in and for said County, do hereby certify the above and foregoing six pages certain a true copy of the record of a deed recorded in the office for Recording of Deeds, at New Castle, in book M. Vol. III, p. 470.

Witness my hand and seal of said office

(L.S.) WM. D. Ocheltree

Recorder

 
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