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Articles of Incorporation

A document outlining the basic functions of a company. Among other things, it states whether it will be an S Corporation or a C Corporation and how many authorized shares there will be. It also states how its corporate governance and operations will work. A company that seeks to incorporate must file articles of incorporation with the appropriate authority. In the United States, that authority is usually the states and sometimes the federal government. It is also called a corporate charter or simply a charter. See also: Charter Amendment Limitations.


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d) As in Green Bay, the charter of incorporation must positively prohibit the team from moving to another city.
Coventry became a city in 1345 when King Edward III granted a Royal Charter of Incorporation, meaning Coventry could now govern itself with a council and an elected mayor.
The Foundation Stone of St David's College was laid in 1822 and its first students were admitted on St David's Day, 1827, but the College's Royal Charter of Incorporation was not completed until 1828 when it was sealed by King George IV.
Henry granted Sutton Coldeld a Charter of Incorporation naming it a Royal Town in 1528 thanks to the inuence of Tudor churchman Bishop Vesey, who was born in Sutton Coldeld and became Henry VIII's chaplain and later Bishop of Exeter.
The story in brief is that Sutton's most famous son, John Harman, became chums with King Henry VIII and, as Bishop John Vesey, his Chaplain - securing thereby a Charter of Incorporation for his home town and its right to be known 'for ever hereafter' as 'The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield'.
The work was to mark the 150th anniversary of the granting of Middlesbrough's Charter of Incorporation in 1853.
The booklet has been created as part of the town's Centenary celebrations which celebrates 100 years of the town being granted the Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1905, thus attaining County Borough status.
In 1877,Birkenhead's population had risen to 52,481and the town received its Charter of Incorporation, the first local authority in Wirral to have the honour.
The Charter of Incorporation in 1345 gave city folk the right to choose their own mayor, bailiffs and council.

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