State of California, City and County of San Francisco
On this Fifth day of December A.D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-one, before me, E. V. Joice, a Notary Public in and for said City and County, duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared the within named James MaKee, J. B. M. Stewart, J. W. Stow, and N. B. Stone named are subscribed to the annexed instrument as parties thereto, personally known to me to be the individuals & described in and who executed the said annexed Instrument, and who acknowledged to me that they executed the same freely and voluntarily, and for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Official Seal, the day and year in this Certificate first above written.
E. V. Joice, Notary Public

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State of California, City and County of San Francisco
On this Fifth day of December A. D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-one before me E. V. Joice, a Notary Public in and for said City and County, duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared Frederick K. MacCrellish personally known to me to be the same person who executed by Power of Attorney the annexed Instrument as the Attorney in fact of Frederick A. Bee being named in the annexed Instrument as a party hereto, and therein described as the party executing the same by his said Attorney; and the said Frederick MacCrellish pledged to me that he executed the same freely and voluntarily, as and for the act and deed said party, and for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed my Official Seal, the day and year in this Certificate first above written.
E.V. Joice, Notary Public

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Certificate of Incorporation of the "The Central Polynesia Land and Commercial Company"
Know all Men by these Presents, That we, the undersigned, have this day associated ourselves together for the purpose of incorporating, under the laws of the State of California Corporation, to be known by the Corporate Name of "The Central Polynesia Land and Commercial Company"
and we hereby certify, That the objects for which the Corporation is formed, are:
The purchase and acquisition of lands on the Navigator Islands, and the cultivation, sale, lease or otherwise disposal of the same. The formation of a Coaling Station, for the U. S., N. Z., & H. Mail Steamship Line in accordance with letters of agreement between W. H. Webb and J.B. M. Stewart and the establishment of a Central Polynesia Depot to be connected with the various groups of islands in the South Pacific.
That the Capital Stock of this Corporation shall be One Hundred Thousand ($100,000) Dollars divided into One Thousand (1,000) shares of the par value of One Hundred ($100) Dollars and
That the time of its Existence shall be Twenty (20) years from and after the Date of this Certificate.
That the number of Trustees be Five (5) and that the names of those who shall be Trustees, and manage its affairs during the first Three Months, and until their successors are elected, are:
J. W. Stow of San Francisco, State of California, J. B. M. Stewart of the same place, James MaKee of Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, N. B. Stone of said City of San Francisco, and F. A. Bee, also of said City and State.
That its Principal Place of Business shall be in San Francisco, State of California.
In witness thereof, We have hereunto set our hands and seals, this Fifth day of December A.D. 1871.
Signed, sealed and delivered in Presence of
James MaKee
J.B. M. Stewart
J. W. Stow
F.A. Bee by his attorney, Fred K. MacCrellish
N.B. Stone

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Office of the County Clerk, of the City and County of San Francisco
William Harney, County Clerk of the City and County of San Francisco, State of California, and Clerk of the County Court thereof,
do hereby certify the foregoing to be a full, true and correct copy of the
Certificates of Incorporation of the "Central Polynesian Land and Commercial Company" filed in my office this the 6th day of December A. D. 1871
Witness my hand and the seal of said Court this 6th day of December A. D. 1871
William Harney
By William B. Smith, Deputy Clerk.

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No. 1408
Certificate of Incorporation of the Central Polynesia Land and Commercial Company
Filed in the Office of the Secretary of State
December 7, 1871
Drury Melone, Secretary of State
H. H. Russell, Deputy
Fee $5 paid

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Copy

"The Central Polynesia Land and Commercial Company"
Notice is hereby given that a Meeting of the Stockholders of "The Central Polynesia Land and Commercial Company" will be held at the office of the Company at No. 38 California Street, San Francisco, on the sixteenth day of January, 1873 at Three O'clock P.M. for the purpose of increasing the Capital Stock of the said Company to the amount of $1,000,000 to be divided in 10,000 shares of $100 each.
By order of the trustees,
Signed by A. Ashdown, Secretary
San Francisco, January 14, 1873
We and each of us Stockholders of "The Central Polynesia Land and Commercial Company" do hereby acknowledge due and legal Service upon us and each of us of the above written Notice as required by law for the purposes of the said Meeting.
Signed
J. B. M. Stewart
Frederic Clay
John Shineberger
A Crawford by his attorney E. Crawford
A Giorgiani
James Makee by his attorney J. C. Merrill
Frederick MacCrellish
Frederick A. Bee by his attorney F. MacCrellish
J.W. Stow
A. Germon & Company

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We do hereby certify and declare that a meeting of the Stockholders of the "The Central Polynesia Land and Commercial Company" was held at the office of the said Company at No. 38 California Street San Francisco, on the Sixteenth day of January 1873, at Three O'clock PM in pursuance of a Notice of which annexed is a Copy: that at said Meeting J. B. M. Stewart was the Chairman and A. Ashdown was the Secretary. That all of the Stockholders of the said Company either in person or by proxies acting under sufficient powers of attorney in writing ever present at the said Meeting and acknowledged in writing due and loyal service upon them and each of them of the said Notice, as required by law for the purposes of the said Meeting, and signed on the record of said Meeting or written consent to the said Meeting for the purposes in said Notice Specified that the whole amount of the Capital of the said Company is $100,000 divided into 1,000 shares of $100 each, and the whole amount thereof actually paid in is $80,000: that the amount of the debts and liabilities of the Company then was and now is $51,709.87: that at the said Meeting the following Resolution was passed, to wit.
Resolved. "That for the purposes of the 'The Central Polynesia Land and Commercial Company' the amount of $1,000,000 is a sufficient and proper amount of Capital Stock, and that the Capital Stock of the Corporation be increased to the said amount and do hereafter consist of $1,000,000 divided into 10,000 shared of $100 each."
that the said Resolution was passed by the following Vote cast in favor thereof. No vote being cast against.
N B. Stone for 39 shares $3,900
John Shineberger holding 30 shares $3,000
A. Crawford holding 15 shares $1,500
A. Germon & Co. holding 15 shared $1,500
A. Giorgiani holding 5 shares $5,000
Frederic Clay holding 15 shares $1,500
J. W. Stow holding 50 shares $5,000
James Makee holding 200 shares $20,000
Frederick MacCrellish holding 20 shares $2,000
Frederick A Bee holding 25 shares $2,500
J. B. M. Stewart holding 286 shares $28,600
Total 700 shares $70,000


Being a Vote of more than two thirds of all the Shares of Stock.
Signed J. B. M. Stewart, Chairman
A.C. Ashman Secretary
Subscribed and Sworn to before me this 20th day of January 1873
(Notarial Seal) signed John Hamill, Notary Public
We certify the above to be correct and true
Signed Frederic Clay
N B. Stone
J. W. Stow
Trustees
Majority of the Trustees