Greenville, Columbus & Birmingham
(Now called the Columbus and Greenville Railway [CAGY])
The following are the annual
minutes of the above named railroad. They
are typed as exactly written. They have been contributed by Rich Nichols.
"Minutes of the Annual Meeting
of the Stockholders of the Greenville
Columbus and Birmingham Rail Road Company
held at Johnson Hall Greenville Miss March 15th 1873.
On Motion Mr. S. B. Valliant was called to the chair and J. H. Nichols was requested to act as Secretary.
Regulary Moved and seconded that a Committee of Three be appointed to report a list of qualified voters, and the number of votes that each voter is entitled to cast, and also to make a programme for the Election of Directors for the G. C. & B. R. R. Co. for the ensuing year.
and J. Alexander W.A. Percy and J. P. Ball appointed as a Committee. Committee reported the names of those entitled to vote and submitted a programme for carrying on the Election.
Report received and Programme adopted.
When the following Resolution was offered by W. A. Percy. Resolved that the number of Directors of this Company for the ensueing year be increased to fifteen.
Communications received and read, from Carrolton, Winona and from the Board of Supervisors of Washington County. On Motion Went into an Election for Directors of this Company to serve for the ensueing year. M. Kretschmar (spelling?) and W. A. Everman were appointed tellers to receive and count the votes. Nine hundred and Sixty (960) shares of the Stock were represented and voted with the following result
W. A. Percy offered the following Resolution, seconded by D A Butterfield Resolved that we the Stockholders of this Company, heretofore known as the Arkansas City and Grenada Railroad Company have accepted and do hereby accept the Amendments to the Charter of said Company contained in the act of the Mississippi Legislature, Entitled an Act to amend (and) an act Entitled an Act to incorporated the Arkansas City and Grenada Railroad Company.
Approved March 5th 1872 (and) Approved March 4th 1873.
The President made a verbal
report of the financial condition of the Company
On Motion the meeting adjourned.
J. H. Nichols, Sec
S . B. Valliant, Chairman of the meeting"
Parenthesis are entries by Rich
Nichols. Alaxander could be Alexander. Kretschmar
and Kreschman spellings are as spelled in the document.
Hope this helps someone or will
bring an interest into this part of
LeFlore County history.
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