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the same to the clerk or secretary of the first meeting of the united association, society, organization or corporation, as herein provided and as specified in the terms of agreement. 93 v. 136.

3793c. Each member entitled to vote; approval, etc.

Agreement to be filed with secretary of stateAt the first meeting of the united association, society, organization or corporation, each member of each of said associations, societies, organizations or corporations shall be entitled to vote, and, if at such meeting the proceedings and acts of the several associations, societies, organizations or corporations, parties thereto, are submitted to and approved by the meeting, and a board of trustees, directors or other officers are chosen, in accordance with the terms of agreement, the clerk or secretary of the meeting shall certify such approved agreement or terms of union and file the same in the office of the secretary of state, whereupon the several associations, societies, organizations or corporations, parties thereto, shall be deemed and taken to be one corporation under the name by it adopted, possessing within this state all the rights, privileges and franchises, and subject to all the restrictions, disabilities and duties of such new corporation. 93 v. 136.

$ 3793d. Unperformed acts at first meeting may be per

fected subsequentlyAny of the acts provided for by section 3793c which shall not be performed or perfected at such first meeting may be performed and perfected at any subsequent or adjourned meeting of such united corporation. 93 v. 136.

$ 3793e. Recording of certificate of agreement-Evidence

of corporate existenceThe certificate to the secretary of state provided for by section 3793c shall be by him recorded, and a copy duly certified by him shall be recorded in the office of the recorder of deeds of the county where such corporation exists and may be recorded in the office of the recorder of deeds of any county where any real estate lies belonging to any of said associations, societies, organizations or corporations entering into said union, and a certified copy by the recorder of either county in whose office the same is recorded, or a copy certified by the secretary of state of the record in his office, shall be prima facie evidence of the existence of such corporation. 93 v. 136.

$ 3793f. Constitution, by-laws and rules

Such united corporation shall be authorized to adopt a constitution, by-laws and rules not inconsistent with the laws of the State of Ohio, and to amend the same from time to time under such provisions for such amendment as it may at any time adopt. 93 v. 136.

$ 3793g. Rights, powers and privileges of new corpora

tionAll the various associations, societies, organizations or corporations entering into such union shall be merged in said united body and the new corporation with its officers and chosen directors, trustees or other representatives shall succeed to, and be vested with, all and singular, the right, title and interest in and to every species of property, real, personal and mixed, and all and singular the rights, privileges and franchises held by or vested in each of the said associations, societies, organizations or corporations, parties to the agreement, without any other act, conveyance or transfer, and such new corporation shall hold and enjoy the same with all the rights pertaining to such property, franchises and trusts, and shall be subject to all the debts, liabilities and obligations in the same manner and to the same extent as any or either of the associations, societies, organizations or corporations, parties to the new corporation. 93 v. 136.

$ 3793h. Property held in trust to be governed by original

termsAll and any real estate or other property vested or held by either of said associations, societies or organizations or corporations under any trust or terms governing the grant, shall continue to be subject to such trust and controlled by the original terms under which such real estate or property became vested in or entrusted to the parties to the union. 93 v. 136.

$ 3793i. Petition for conveyance of real estate; order of

court; decree to serve as conveyance-De

fendants to petitionThe united corporation may, at the request of a majority of its members, or by act of its trustees, directors or other governing body, in its corporate name petition the court of common pleas of the proper county, setting forth the fact of such union, and the court may in its discretion make an order requiring such officers to convey to such new corporation the real estate owned and held by the parties to the union, as the court may direct, and, if any of such officers refuse or neglect to obey such order, the decree of the court shall serve as such conveyance, but such order shall in no case be inconsistent with the original terms under which such real estate became vested in, or entrusted to, the parties to the union; and in all cases the grantors of such real estate, to such parties, or their heirs, or such other parties as the petitioners may deem advisable, may be made defendants to such petition, and such of the defendants who shall make no defense shall not be subject to costs. 93 v. 136.

$ 3793j. Notice of petition by publication

Notice of the pendency of such petition shall be given by publication in a newspaper published in the county where the petition is filed for four consecutive weeks, setting forth the object and prayer of the petition, and, if no newspaper is printed in such county, publication shall be made in the newspaper published nearest to such county. 93 v. 136.

$ 3793k. Subsequent union of associations, etc., with cor

porationSubsequent to the creation of the united corporation under the provisions of sections 3793a to 37937, inclusive, any one or more associations, societies, organizations or corporations of like character, may at any time unite with and become a part of said corporation in accordance with the provisions of said sections. 93 V. 136.

$ 3794. Sale, exchange or incumbrance of real estate by

charitable or religious society or association

Petition for purpose, etc.— When any charitable or religious society or association desires to sell, exchange or incumber by mortgage or otherwise any real estate now or hereafter owned by it, or held in trust by it for any specified religious or charitable purpose, or held for its use or benefit by trustees either chosen by it or otherwise constituted for any such religious or charitable purpose, except grounds used or occupied as burial places for the dead, the trustees, wardens and vestry, or other officers intrusted with the management of the affairs of such society or association or holding title to such property, or such society or association itself, if it be incorporated under any law of this state, may file in the court of common pleas of the county in which such real estate is situated, a petition stating how and by whom the title thereto is held, that such society or association desires to make such sale, exchange or incumbrance, and setting forth the object of the same; and if upon the hearing of such case it appears that such sale, exchange or incumbrance is desired by the members of such society or association and that it is right and proper that authority be given to accomplish the same, the court may authorize the trustees or other officers of such society or association, or if incorporated as aforesaid the society or association itself, to sell, exchange or incumber such real estate in accordance with the prayer of the petition and upon such terms as the court shall deem reasonable; and in case the title thereto is held for the use or benefit of such society or association by trustees, all or a majority of whom are not chosen thereby but otherwise constituted and who refuse upon request of such society or association, or its duly elected trustees, wardens and vestry, or other officers, to file such petition, the court upon the petition of such society or association or its duly elected trustees, or other officers aforesaid, may require said trustees holding such title to convey or incumber such real estate in accordance with the prayer of the petition and upon such terms as shall be deemed reasonable; provided, that all trustees holding title as aforesaid and refusing to file or join in such petition shall be made defendants therein and be served with summons as in a civil action. 92 0. L. 397. $ 3794a. Interconveyance of property

The trustees of any church organization, religious or charitable society or association and all persons now or hereafter holding title to any property in trust therefor are hereby authorized and empowered to transfer and convey the same to other trustees of the same denomination or to the trustees of such organization, society or association for which the same is held in trust, or to such organization, society or association itself if incorporated under the law of this state; provided, however, such transfer or conveyance shall be made only when the property so transferred is still to be used for the specified religious, charitable or church purposes, and the same shall be thereafter held in trust by the grantees for such purposes. 92 O. L. 397.

$ 3794b. Title to certain transfers of real estate guaran

teedProvided, however, that where the trustees or other officers mentioned in section thirty-seven hundred and ninety-four have heretofore sold and conveyed by deed in fee simple or mortgaged any real estate therein mentioned, without proceeding as required by such section, and the grantees thereof, and their successors in line of title, have, for five years since the date of such conveyance, held continued, exclusive, notorious and adverse possession of such real estate so conveyed, such sales, conveyances and mortgages shall be of, and have the same validity and effect as if the same had been made by proceedings instituted under said section and duly confirmed by the court of common pleas. 93 O. L. IOI.

(8 3794-1.) Sec. I. Women's Christian associations em

powered to procure homes for childrenThat every women's Christian association now or hereafter incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio, having and maintaining a branch or department as a retreat for unfortunate or fallen women, shall have, and they are hereby vested with, all the powers and authority conferred upon children's homes, incorporated under the laws of this state, in placing, indenturing and procuring the adoption in private families of children who are born in such retreats of the inmates thereof, and who are abandoned or deserted by their parents, and the supervision over them after they have been so placed or adopted. 89 0. L. 405.

$ 3795. Notice of the pendency of the petition

The petitioners shall cause notice of the pendency and prayer of the petition to be published in some newspaper of general circulation in the county where the real estate proposed to be sold, exchanged, or incumbered, is situate, for four consecutive weeks before the said application shall be heard. 79 O. L. 108.

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