Unitarian Church of Atlanta – Document, Jun 19, 1904 (Charter Fulton County New Name)

Georgia, Fulton County.

To the Superior Court of said County.

The petition of Frank Lederle, J.C. Peck, Julius R. Watts, John L. Moore, J.S. Russell, Geo. H Crafts, J. E. Harding, A. F. Walker, C.H. Behre, W.J. Govan, J.B. Young, W.M. Francis, W.A. Jackson, Jr. Hamilton Douglas, C.A. Langston, Ralph H. Brown, W.J. Tucker, J.G. St. Amand and Chas. D. Atkinson, all of said State and County with all associated with them, respectfully petition and show for themselves, their associates and successors.

1) That, they are the corporators of the legal successors of the corporators of the Church of Our Father of said State and County which was incorporated by the Honorable Fulton Superior Court June 28th, 1884 and  have been in charge of said institution.

(2) That petitioners desire that the charter of said church now called The Church of Our Father issued on said June 28th, 1884 be amended so as to change the said name so that said Church as incorporated shall hereafter be name, called and known as

The UNITARIAN CHURCH OF ATLANTA

(3) That they desire that the Charter of said Church as amended be renewed for a period of twenty years beyond the period for which said charter was originally issued on said June 28th, 1884

(4) That they ratify and confirm each and all the allegations, of the original petition for incorporation as to the objects, purposes and powers of said Church as incorporated and make same a part of this petition for amendment and renewal.

(5) Wherefore petitioners pray that after this petition shall have been duly filed and advertised as required by law that an order be made.

(a) Changing the name of said Church from the Church of Our Father to the Unitarian Church of Atlanta.

(b) That the Charter of said Church be renewed for a period twenty years, with the right of a further renewal at the end of said first renewal, with all the rights, privileges and franchises originally granted or enjoyed by similar corporations under the laws of the State of Georgia and the Acts of the Legislature emendatory thereof.

Hamilton Douglas.

Attorney for petitioners.

Filed in office this the 9th day of May 1904

Arnold Broyles Clerk

 

Georgia, Fulton County.

It appearing to the Court that the foregoing petition for amending the Charter of the Church of Our Father, and for extending the time of said Charter as amended for twenty years has been duly filed and advertised and that same is within the purview and intention of the law of Georgia it is considered and ordered that said petition he granted, and that said. Charter he so amended that said Church as incorporated shall hereafter be named

THE UNITARIAN CHURCH OF ATLANTA.

It is further ordered that the Charter of said Church be extended for a period of twenty years beyond the period for which said Charter was originally issued with all the rights, privileges and franchises prayed for in said petition and as are bestowed by the laws of Georgia and the Acts of the Legislature amendatory thereof in open Court this 9th day of June 1904.

J.H. Lumpkin
Judge S.C.A.C.
Georgia,
Fulton County.
Recorded June 10th 1904 in Charter Book 5 folio 7
Arnold Broyles, Clerk S.C.

 

STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF FULTON.

Arnold Broyles, Clerk of the Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia Jo hereby Certify that the foregoing and attached pages is a true and correct copy of the Application for Amendment and renewal of Charter and the order granting same in the matter of

THE UNITARIAN CHURCH OF ATLANTA.

as the same appears of file and record in this office. Witness my hand and seal of said Court this the 11th day of June 1904

Arnold Broyles.

 

Clerk Superior Court Fulton County, Georgia.

Source: Physical Archive: UUCA   Box: 25   Folder: 04   Book: 01   Pages:  257 – 260
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

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