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CONSTITUTION

OF THE

NATIONAL BOARD OF TRADE,

ADOPTED AT PHILADELPHIA, JUNE 5, 1868,

AND AS SINCE AMENDED).

DECLARATION. In order to promote the efficiency and extend the usefulness of the various Boards of Trade, Chambers of Commerce, and other chartered bodies, organized for general commercial purposes, in the United States; in order to secure unity and harmony of action in reference to commercial usages, customs and laws; and especially, in order to secure the proper consideration of questions pertaining to the financial, commercial and industrial interests of the country at large, this Association, on this 5th day of June, 1868, is hereby formed by delegates, now in session in the city of Philadelphia, representing the following named commercial organizations, to wit: Albany Board of Trade,

New York Chamber of Commerce, Baltimore Board of Trade,

New York Produce Exchange, Boston Board of Trade,

Oswego Board of Trade, Boston Corn Exchange,

Peoria Merchants' Exchange, Buffalo Board of Trade,

Philadelphia Board of Trade, Charleston Board of Trade,

Philadelphia Commercial Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade,

Pittsburgh Board of Trade, Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Portland Board of Trade, Cleveland Board of Trade,

Providence Board of Trade, Denver Board of Trade,

Richmond Chamber of Comnerce, Detroit Board of Trade,

St. Louis Board of Trade, Dubuque Produce Exchange,

St. Louis Union Merchanis’ Exchange, Louisville Board of Trade,

St. Paul Chamber of Commerce,
Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, Toledo Board of Trade,
Newark Board of Trade,

Troy Board of Trade,
New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Wilmington (Del.) Board of Trade.
And the following Constitution is adopted :

ARTICLE I.

Section 1. This Association shall be designated the NATIONAL Board of TRADE.

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