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Section: Effect of definitions on treaties, compacts, or agreements

Statute: 16:17-3

Any Spiritualist society, church or congregation in this state, referred to in this article as "church" , which is a branch of and organized in accordance with the provisions of the constitution, by-laws and rules of the New Jersey State Association of Spiritualists, an auxiliary of the National Spiritualists' Association of the United States of America, incorporated as a religious society under the laws of the District of Columbia, may incorporate in the following manner: A meeting shall be called by written notice signed by at least seven duly enrolled members of the church in good standing, who are of full age and have contributed regularly and have submitted themselves to the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Association of Spiritualists and the National Spiritualists' Association of the United States of America. The notice shall state the time and place of the meeting and that it is called for the purpose of incorporating the church, selecting the corporate name therefor and electing the trustees thereof. The notice shall have the approval of the president or vice president, the treasurer and secretary of the New Jersey State Association of Spiritualists indorsed thereon, and shall be publicly read at each regular service of the church two successive Sundays next preceding the meeting.

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