First Charter Amendment

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First Charter Amendment

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First amendment to the Charter

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Russell Conwell

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Temple University Libraries

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"The Temple College of Philadelphia"


In the Court of Common Pleas No. 1 for the County of Philadelphia.

of March Term, 1888, No. 346


To the Honorable the Judges of the said Court.

The Petition of the Temple College of Philadelphia, Respectfully Represents. That your petitioner is a Corporation existing under the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, having been incorporated on the Twelfth day of May A.D. 1888, by your Honorable Court, under an act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania entitled, "An Act to provide for the Incorporation and Regulation of certain Corporations," approved the Twenty ninth day of April A.D. 1874, and its supplements.

A Copy of the original Charter of Incorporation is hereto annexed marked "Exhibit A."

The purpose of your Petitioner's incorporation as stated in the Charter is the "Support of an Educational Institution intended primarily for the benefit of Working Men."

Your petitioner is desirous of altering, amending and improving its Charter, and at a special meeting of the members of the said Corporation duly convened, held at Philadelphia, on the Twenty fourth day of January, A.D. 1891, the alterations, amendments and improvements hereinafter specified were agreed to, and in pursuance of a Resolution adopted at the said meeting are now exhibited for approval and allowance to this Honorable Court, as follows namely, Amend, add to, and alter the Purposes, Objects and Conditions of the said Corporation, Article 2, so as to include and read, "The purpose for which the Corporation is formed is the support o£ an Educational Institution intended primarily for the benefit of Working Men; and for young men and women desirous of attending the same." Amend, add to, and alter the said Charter so as to include and incorporate the following Article, to wit,

"That the said Corporation shall have the right, power and authority to confer all the useful College Titles and Degrees."

Your petitioner therefore prays the Court to make a Decree approving and allowing the amendments, improvements and alterations to its Charter of Incorporation hereinabove specified, to the end that the same after being duly Recorded shall be deemed and taken as part of the Charter of the said Corporation, in accordance with the Statutes in such case made and provided.

And your petitioner will ever pray &c.


(seal) Russell A Conwell,
President of the Temple College

attest Zilia W. Dellow,
Secretary


State of Pennsylvania :
County of Philadelphia :

On the Twenty sixth day of February, A.D. 1891, before me the subscriber, a Notary Public for the State Of Pennsylvania, residing in the City of Philadelphia, personally appeared Zilla W. Dellow who being duly sworn according to law doth depose and say, That she is secretary of the within Petitioner; that the seal affixed to said Petition is the Common or Corporate Seal of said Corporation, and was affixed to said petition in accordance with a Resolution recited in said Petition; that the Petition of Russell H. Conwell, President of said Corporation and of this deponent in attestation of said Seal are in the proper handwriting of said persons respectively, and that said Petition has been executed as the act and deed of said Corporation. And further deponent saith that the facts set forth in said Petition are true.

Sworn and subscribed to :
before me the day and year : Zilla W. Dellow
above written. :


(seal) Wm. H. Eberle
Notary Public



In the Court of Common Pleas No. 1, for the County of Philadelphia
And now, February 27, 1891. The foregoing Petition of The Temple College of Philadelphia, having been presented to the Court by George W. Hall Esq. on behalf of said Corporation, and the amendments, alterations and improvements desired to the Charter of said Corporation having been exhibited to the Court, And the Court being of opinion that said alterations are lawful and beneficial and do not conflict with the requirements of the Statutes in such case made and provided, nor with the Constitution of the Commonwealth, it is Ordered that an application for a decree allowing said amendments be made on the Fourth day of April A.D. 1891, in open Court, And that notice of such application be given by advertisement for three weeks prior thereto in the Legal Intelligencer and in the Press and Daily News two newspapers of general circulation printed in the County of Philadelphia.
JOSEPH ALLISON.



In the Court of Common Pleas No. 1. for the City and County of Philadelphia

And now, this Eighth day of April A.D. 1891, the Amendments, Alterations, and Improvements of the Charter of The Temple College of Philadelphia, having been presented to me a Judge of the said Court, accompanied by due proof of publication of the notice of this application as required by the Act of Assembly, in such cases made and provided, I certify that I have examined them and have found that the same are lawful and beneficial and do not conflict with the requirements of the Statutes in such cases made and provided nor with the Constitution of the Commonwealth, and I do hereby in motion of George W. Hall, attorney, for the said College, approve and allow:-
An Amendment, addition and alteration for the purposes , objects and conditions of the said Corporation, as stated in Article II of the Charter, so that it shall include and read "The purpose for which the Corporation is formed is the support of an educational institution intended primarily for the benefit of Working Men, and for young men and women desirous of attending the same."

An Amendment, Addition and improvement of the said Charter, so as to include and incorporate the following article, "That the said Corporation shall have the right power and authority to confer all the useful College Titles and Degrees."
And I do hereby Order and Decree that upon due Recording of the same and of this Decree, the said amendments shall be a part of the Charter of The Temple College of Philadelphia


JOPSEPH ALLISON (Seal)
Pres't. Judge of Court of Common
Pleas No. One of Philadelphia



Recorded April 9 1891. at 11.3/4

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Russell Conwell, “First Charter Amendment,” Digital Exhibits, accessed May 22, 2019, http://gamma.library.temple.edu/exhibits/items/show/289.

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