When the petition shall have been filed with the Secretary of State, he shall issue
to the company, under the great seal of the state, the following form of certificate:
“To all to whom these presents may come--Greetings:
Whereas, in pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly of Georgia, approved December
6, 1894, and (naming the persons who signed the petition) having filed in the office
of the Secretary of State a certain petition seeking the formation of a corporation
to be known as (here insert corporate name), with a capital stock of $ _____, for the purpose of owning, constructing, equipping, maintaining, and operating vessels,
steamboats, and all other watercraft to be engaged in navigation, and having complied
with the statutes in such cases made and provided; therefore, the State of Georgia
hereby grants unto the above-named persons, their successors, and assigns full authority,
by and under the said name of _____, to exercise the powers and privileges of a corporation for the purposes above-stated,
subject to the Constitution of this state and all laws governing such navigation companies
of force at the date of the granting of this certificate or that may hereafter become
of force, either by constitutional or statute law.
In witness whereof, these presents have been signed by the Secretary of State, and
to which is annexed the great seal of the State of Georgia, at Atlanta, Georgia, this
_____ day of _____, _____.”
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