Report on the Formation of the First Russian Jewish Colony in the United States at Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

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Stephens, Hayter, and Company, 1882 - Catahoula Parish (La.) - 18 pages
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Page 15 - ... of record in my office. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court this eighth September, AD 1875.
Page 15 - Illinois, do hereby certify the above and foregoing to be a true and correct copy of...
Page 4 - Ouchita rivers. The land is rich, nearly one-half being under cultivation, and is not subject to overflow. It is in the vicinity of several thriving towns, but New Orleans is its best market, which can be reached by boat within forty-eight hours. Catahoula is regarded healthy. The temperature rarely ever rises above 90 in summer, and seldom falls below freezing point in winter.
Page 11 - All citations or other legal process shall be served upon the president, or, in his default, on the vicepresident of the association or colony. ARTICLE SIXTH. ll' .• H.IK-VH-: any spirituous or malt i.
Page 10 - The object and purposes of this association shall be the improvement of the moral and intellectual condition of its members and their families, to promote their welfare by united and harmonious action on their part, and to afford mutual assistance to themselves. To found a colony in the said Sicily Island, there to purchase lands, apportion the same ; erect dwellings, farm houses, a scho ol house for the education of their children ; establish a library for the common use of the colony...
Page 9 - WITNESSES. 1. The statement in the certificate to a nuncupative will by public act, " Before me, CR, a notary public for the parish of Orleans and city of New Orleans," without " duly commissioned" or "sworn," or other addition, is sufficient to express the official character of the notary.
Page 10 - Island, there to purchase lands, apportion the same ; erect dwellings, farm houses, a scho ol house for the education of their children ; establish a library for the common use of the colony; supply money, farming utensils or other articles of husbandry, household furniture and stock to its members, and generally do and provide for their mutual support or for the furtherance of their aims and purposes aforesaid whatever shall be necessary.
Page 14 - Governors, by a two- thirds vote of its members, may recommend his expulsion from the association or colony to the Immigrants' Aid Association of New Orleans, whose action in the premises shall be final. The expelled member will receive the value of his land according to the estimation fixed by the Board of Governors, after deduction of the amount he may owe to the association or colony, or to the Immigrants' Aid Association of New Orleans.
Page 9 - America," it shall continue into existence for twenty-five years from the date hereof; it shall be capable to have, purchase, receive, take and hold for said corporation and its successors, lands, tenements, stocks, chattels, stores, warehouses, crafts, and effects of every kind and nature given or bequeathed unto or acquired by the same in any manner whatever ; it shall have power to sell, devise, give and mortgage the property of the corporation ; make contracts, and enter into other covenants...
Page 11 - Governors shall conduct, manage, govern, administer, and control the business, property, or effects of the association or colony, they shall also adjust all difficulties and controversies which may arise and grow among the members of the association or colony, or their families and employees ; represent the association or colony in all matters or things concerning the same ; grant, sign or execute in its name all deeds, contracts, obligations, and powers of attorney, and generally regulate, do, and...

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