The following is a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation for the Town of Loris:
By The Secretary of State

WHEREAS, A petition was filed on the 14th day of June, 1902, A.D. by ten freehold electors in the precinct in which the town of Loris is situated, setting forth the corporate limits, the number of inhabitants of the proposed town, and that they desired to be incorporated.

AND WHEREAS, A commission was issued on the 18th day of June, 1902, A.D. to Albert F. Cannon, D. James Butler and Yancy P. McQueen empowering them to provide for the registration of all electors within the proposed corporate limits of said town, and to appoint managers to hold the election, and to have them to certify the result under oath to the Secretary of State.

AND WHEREAS, J.C. Bryant, J.E. Prince and DJ. Butler, managers of election duly appointed to hold the election for the purpose of determining the incorporation of the town of Loris did, on the 26th day of July, 1902 file with the Secretary of State a written declaration of the result of said election under oath signed by themselves, setting forth:

FIRST: In favor of corporation

SECOND: The name of the proposed town to be LORIS.

THIRD: That James D. Butler was duly elected Intendant, and D. 0. Boyd, J. C. Bryant, R.F. Harrelson and H.H. Burroughs were elected Wardens.

NOW, THEREFORE I, M.R. Cooper, Secretary of State, by virtue of the authority vested in me by an Act of the General Assembly entitled "An Act to Provide for the Incorporation of Towns of Less Than One Thousand Inhabitants," do hereby issue to the Intendent and Wardens elect this certificate of Incorporation, with the privileges, powers, and immunities, and subject to the limitations prescribed in the said Act.

GIVEN under my Hand and Seal of the State, this 26th day of July in the year of out Lord one thousand, nine hundred and two and in the one hundred and 27th year of the Independence of the United States of America.

M.R. Cooper
Secretary of State

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