MINUTES of Proceedings
of the Shareholders of the Bank of Nova Scotia, at a meeting convened
pursuant to a notice published in the Royal Gazette and two other
newspapers and held at the Exchange Coffee House in the Town of Halifax,
this tenth day of May 1832.
William Lawson, Esq., was called to the chair. Scott Tremain, acting
The names of the Subscribers or Shareholders were then called over and
the following persons appeared either in person or by proxy, that is to
resolution, moved by 'W. B. Bliss, Esq., seconded by Mr. Thomas
Resolved, That the Board of Directors shall have full power and
authority to make all or any Bye-Laws, Ordinances and Regulations for
the management of the concerns of the bank and the government and
direction of the several officers thereof, not inconsistent with the Act
of Incorporation as they shall from time to time think fit and necessary
and such Bye-Laws, Ordinances and Regulations so made by the Board of
Directors shall, unless otherwise altered by them, continue and be in
force until the next general meeting of the Stockholders, to whom the
same shall then be submitted for their approval. Passed unanimously.
The following resolution, moved by Mr. Bliss, seconded by Mr. Forrester:
Resolved, That if it shall happen at any meeting of the Stockholders
that the business shall not have been accomplished for which they were
convened on the first day they shall assemble ; it shall be lawful for
them to adjourn the meeting from time to time for the same purpose until
such business shall be completed, and at all adjourned meetings the
stockholders may transact and finish any business which at the original
meeting, regularly and legally came before them. Passed unanimously.
The following resolution, moved by Mr. W. B. Bliss, and seconded by Mr.
Resolved, That an adjourned meeting of the Stockholders shall take place
on the thirty-first day of May, instant, for the purpose of taking up
any stock which may not then be subscribed for. Passed unanimously.
The Stockholders then proceeded to choose Directors in the following
manner : Each Stockholder present writing the names of the persons for
whom he, or the person or persons for whom he was proxy, voted
upon a ballot with the number of votes he was entitled to thereupon
written and subscribing his name thereto. The ballots were then
collected in a hat and were drawn therefrom. Whereupon it appeared that
Upon motion of Mr. W.
B. Bliss, seconded by Mr. William F. Black, the meeting was adjourned
until the thirty-first day of May, instant.