An Act to Incorporate The Board of Trustees of the General Convention of Universalists in the United States of America: passed March 9, 1866.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section I. John T. Gilman, Henry E. Busch, D. C. Tomlinson, E. W. Crowell, Richard Eddy, G. L. Demarest, E. G. Brooks, James Cushing, Jr., and Quentin McAdam, their associates and successors, are hereby created a body corporate and politic by the name of the “Board of Trustees of the General Convention of Universalists in the United States of America,” with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the provisions and restrictions contained in the third title of the eighteenth chapter of the first part of the Revised Statutes, and chapter three hundred and nineteen of the laws of eighteen hundred and forty-eight, as amended, and said corporation may hold real and personal estate to the value of five hundred thousand dollars, to be devoted exclusively to the diffusion of Christian knowledge, by means of missionaries, publications, and other agencies.

An Act in Relation to The Board of Trustees of the General Convention of Universalists in the United States of America: passed May 7, 1872.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section I. The name of the corporation now known as and called “Board of Trustees of the General Convention of Universalists in the United States of America” (which corporation was created such by chapter one hundred and thirty-three (133) of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-six) is hereby changed to, and henceforth the said corporation shall be called, and known by, the name of “The Universalist General Convention.”

Sec. II. This act shall take effect immediately.

An Act in Relation to Universalist General Convention: passed May 4, 1881.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section I. The Universalist General Convention, a corporation of the State of New York, by virtue of chapter one hundred and thirty-three, laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-six, as amended by chapter five hundred and eighty-nine, laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, is hereby authorized to invest its funds in any securities approved by its Board of Trustees, or, in the intervals between sessions of the Board, by its Committee on Investments if unanimous. Such investments shall be reported from time to time by the Trustees to their principle Convention.

Sec. II. This act shall take effect immediately.