Religious Societies - Book A
Original Index is located in the vault at the Greene County Courthouse. This document found on page 86. Transcribed by Arlene Goodwin.
State of New
County of Greene } ss We two of the members of the Church hereafter mentioned certify that on the seventh day of May 1860 the male members of full age who statedly meet for divine worship with said church in the village of Cairo & County of Greene according to the rules of the Methodist Episcopal Church (and which is believed to have been incorporated for it ___ ___ ____) being convened at the Meeting house the place of Public Worship heretofore occupied by said Church in the Village of Cairo in said county present to public notice having been given fifteen days and in two successive Sabbaths for the purpose of Incorporation said church Electing Trustees & designating a name or title by which said board of Trustees in law & in Equity – Should be hereafter Known. Nor thereof in presence of the ____ of at State of New York in such case made & provided Reverend George Woodworth was appointed Chairman & who thereupon nominated Orrin Slater & Edward T. Stevens two of the male members of said church of full age to preside as the election of the at the election of the Board of Trustees receive the ____of the electives Judge of the qualification of such electors who than severally by a plurality of voices duly election be ___ as aforesaid
That said persons the male members of full age of said church did then & there by like plurality of voices determine that there be five persons elected to constitute a board of Trustees for said church to take into possession all the estate of said church on which may hereafter may come into possession of said church by purchase or otherwise and to take charge of all the temporalities of said church & that said persons did then & there by a like plurality of voices elect John Stuart, Edward T. Stevens, Orin Slater, Henry Steels & Henry Brass members of said church as the Board of Trustees of said church.
And the said persons did then & there by a like plurality of voices designate this said board of Trustees & their successors in office will always be known both in Law & in Equity as the Trustees of the Cairo Village Methodist Episcopal Church. The said Trustees elected as beforesaid were the divided by law into three classes as follows
John Stewart } Orin Slater } Henry Steele
Edward Stevens } Henry Brass
Orrin Slater LS
Edward T. Stevens LS
Justice of the Peace
At 1 pm.
Jas Cooke Clk