Minutes of Houston Oil Company of Texas

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Minute book, 1901-1908; Minutes are handwritten; index is typed.; First entry, July 9 1901 - last entry May 25, 1908.; Cover title.; The Cushing Library/Chapman Texas Collection copy is part of the Floyd and Louise Chapman Texas and Borderlands Collection.; Gift of Amanda and Ken Kellar '65

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HOUSTON OIL COMPANY OF TEXAS.

INDEX TO MINUTES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF HOUSTON OIL COMPANY.

SUBJECT DATE OF MEETING PAGE
Incorporation July 9/01 2
Charter " " 2-6
By-Laws " " 6/10
Election of T. H. Franklin, Pres. " " 10
Proposition of J. H. Kirby " " 10-14
Agreement between HOCO and J. H. Kirby " " 15-18
Schedule of lands acquired " " 18
Acceptance of Proposition of J. H. Kirby " " 20
Offer to purchase Southern Oil Company " " 20-21
Forms of Preferred and Common Stock " " 22
Temporary Certificates " " 23
Authority to President to sell $7,500,000 Preferred Stock " " 24
Assignment of Contract Between HOCO and J. H. Kirby to Maryland Trust Company July 17/01 25-28
Mortgage to Maryland Trust Company " " 28-29
Assent of HOCO to transfer of Contract by J.H.K. to K.L.Co. " " 29
Asst. Secty office created " " 30
Issue of Timber Certificates August 12/01 31
Ratification of loan of $500,000 with Brown Bros. & Company " 26/01 32

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Subject Date of Meeting Page
Authority to President to renew loan of $500,000 August 26/01 32
Authority to President to borrow money, etc. " " 32-33
Interest Warrants to be engraved by Maryland Trust Co. " " 33
5% Commission to Maryland Trust Company for services " " 33
Authority to President to sign checks, etc. " 27/01 34
Appointment of Maryland Trust Company as Transfer Agent " 31/01 35
In Re Issue of Timber Certificates above $6,000,000 Dec. 7/01 37
Agreement not to box timber " " 37
Present Issue of Timber Certificates to be based on reports of Experts of Brown Bros. & Company " " 38
President to fix conditions in re Issue of Timber Certifications " " 38
Right of Way to Gulf, Beaumont & Great Northen Ry. " 10/01 39
Election of Patrick Calhoun, Chairman Executive Committee " 26/01 40
President to have same powers as Chairman Executive Committee " " 40
Redemption of Houston Oil Company Preferred Stock out of K. L Company payment of Jan. 10/02 January 29/02 42
Declaration of 3% Semi-Annual dividend February 3/02 43
Resignation of Maryland Trust Company as Registrar " 8/02 44
Appointment of Continental Trust Company as Registrar " " 44
Mr. Thornwell Mullally elected 2nd Vice President " " 44
T. B. Dean Appointed Transfer Agent " " 44
Maryland Trust Company authorized deliver HOCO Preferred Stock to subcribers " " 44

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Resignation of Mr. Patrick Calhoun as Director February 22/02 46
$2,500,000 Preferred Stock offered for subscription " " 46
In Re Commissions on above subscription " " 46
In Re Check for $35,300.83 to J. S. Bache & Company March 10/02 47
Furness & Wellsford Contract " 20/02 48
Election of Geo. Hamman as Treasurer May 1/02 49
Letter from Jno. H. Kirby " " 49-50
Acceptance of Propostion in Kirby letter of May 1/02 " " 50
Right of Way to Gulf, Beaumont & Great Northern Ry. " " 50
Authority to Pres. and V-Pres. to charter Vessels " 10/02 51
In Re Proposition of J. H. Kirby June 11/02 52-53
Conveyance of 20 acres to T. B. Kirkendall " 16/02 54
Conveyance to W. S. Frazer of 80 acres " " 55-56
Election of J. O. Moss as Director " " 56
Election of S. L. Shober, Jr. as Director " " 56
Election of P. Calhoun as Director July 7/02 57
Election of J. A. Whitaker as Director " " 57
Election of P. B. McLaren as Director " " 57
Notes executed by the President ratified: May 14/02,$200,00 July 3/02,$320,000 " " 57-58
In Re Lapse of Kountze option " 9/02 58-59
Election of Chas. L. Atterbury as Director August 5/02 60
Declaration of 3% Dividend " " 60
Closing Transfer Books " " 60
In Re Subscription of P. Calhoun for 9464 shares " " 60

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Appointment of Committee to Revise By-Laws August 5/02 61
Preferred Stock Redemption " 21/02 61-62
Lease to D. Call, et al. " " 62
Lease to Geo. A. Burt " " 62-63
Conveyance to A. F. Kountze " " 63-64
Conveyance to Higgins Oil & Fuel Co. " " 64-65
Authority to convey Easement to A. F. Kounzte September 3/02 65-67
Ratification of conveyance by Pres. to [ ] Ry. October 7/02 67-68
Authority to President to settle claim of Leonard Loftin " " 68
Authority to President to execute deed to Santa Fe Townsite Co. (Bronson) " " 68-69
Authority to President to execute deed to Santa Fe Townsite Co. (WEED) " " 69
$100,000 Loan with U. S. Mortgage & Trust November 26/02 72
President's Report December 16/02 73
$150,000 Loan With U. S. Mortgage Co. " " 73-74
Appointment of Committee to examine into affairs of Southwestern Oil Co. " 17/02 75
Report of Committee in Re Southwestern Oil Co. " 20/02 75-
Resolution regarding further advance to Southwestern Oil Co. " " 76
Regarding conversion of Southwestern Oil Company Account payable into Bill payable " " 76
Ratification of Appointment of A. P. Taliaferro as Auditor and Treasurer " " 76-77
In Re Steamship Progreso " 27/02 77-78
$1,000 Draft of P. B. McLaran " " 78
Agreement not to sell Timber Certificates for 4 months from Jan. 1/03 January 10/03 79
Authorizing re-conveyance of Votaw and Eagle Lands " 22/03 80
Contract with Sun Company in Re S/S Luckenbach " " 80
Directing Application of Timber Certificates Coupons collected " 30/03 81-
$64,000 note to Kountze Bros. " " 82
$23,744.20 note to W. D. Wing " " 82
$152,921.39 note of Southwestern Oil Company to Houston Oil Company February 3/03 82-83
Southwestern Oil Company Note; Application of Proceeds " " 83-

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Concerning re-purchase of 9464 shares HOCO preferred stock from K. L. Company February 3/03 84
Correction of Resolution re 9464 shares preferred stock " " 84
Adoption of Revised By-Laws " 4/03 85-91
Declaration of 5% dividend " " 92
Closing of books " " 92
Publication of Notice of Dividends " " 92
Redemption of HOCO preferred stock " " 92
Authority to make contract for sale of oil by Southern Oil Co. to Southwestern Oil Co. " " 93
In re Southwestern Oil Company notes heretofore authorized " " 93
Note of Southwestern Oil Company: Authority to change time of payment " " 93
Notes to Kountze Bros. Additional Collateral March 3/03 94
Consent to agreement between East Texas Oil Company & Gallup in re wells " " 94-95
Reduction of Issue of Timber Certificates - power to do- April 7/03 96
Reduction of Timber Certificates to $7,200,000 " " 97-97
Higgins Oil & Fuel Co. Stock-How to Vote- " " 97
Higgins Oil & Fuel Company Stock-Proxies " " 98
Kirby Land & Lumber Co.- Bill for Dissolution " " 98
Appointment of Committee to examine accounts between P. Calhoun and HOCO, etc., etc. " " 98
Resignation of B. F. Bonner as Pres. S.W.O. Co. " 14/03 98-99
Proposition from K. L. Company to purchase loblolly pine and Resolution " " 99
Proposition in re sale of sand stone-Referred to President " " 99
Cancellation of subscription for remainder of Higgins Oil & Fuel Co. Treasury Stock " " 99-100
S/S S. V. Luckenbach: Declination of substitution " " 100
Letter from J. H. Kirby in re sale of Timber Certificates " " 100
Deed to Solomon J. Smythe " " 100-101
Resignation of T. B. Dean as Transfer Agent and appointment of F. W. Spencer instead May 5/03 101
Luckenbach: Claim for Dead Freight " " 101

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