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To the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Frederick County Va Fairfax Cemetery Association (Colored) The Hon Robert H Turner Judge of the Circuit Court for the County of Frederick in Virginia This is to certify that Robert Orrick Robert Webb Peter Breckinridge Harvey Alexander Alfred Morton Cornelius Robinson and William Parks all of Winchester Virginia have associated themselves together as a corporation, the name of which shall be 'The Fairfax Colored Cemetery Association' and the purpose of its formation shall be to properly care for, manage control all property heretofore bought or dedicated as a burial ground for the Colored people of Winchester or Frederick County to acquire real estate to meet the necessity & requisites of their organization, to collect, invest or disburse money and funds for these purposes the said corporation propose to hold not more than six (6) acres of land in the County of Frederick and to create a nominal capital stock of not less than ($5000) Five thousand dollars nor more than ten thousand dollars to be divided in to shares of Five hundred dollars each, the principal office of said Company shall be at the City of Winchester Va. The Officers who shall manage the affairs of the company for the first year shall be as follows, Robert Orrick President Robert Webb X his mark Treasurer