Title: Legal Instrument naming Bronson Rumsey as Trustee

Date: undated

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That William F. Cody, George T. Beck, Bronson Rumsey, Nathan Salsbury, George Bleistein, Horace C. Alger, and H. Montgomery Gerrans, are the equal and joint owners of an undivided one-half (1/2) of all of Section Numbered Thirty-two (32), in Township Numbered Fifty-three (53) North, of Range Numbered One Hundred One (101) West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, including all the unsold lots in the town of Cody, located on a portion of the above described Section:

AND WHEREAS; By written instrument bearing date of the 8th day of June A.D., 1900, it was agreed that the title to said undivided one-half (1/2) interest should be placed in the LINCOLN LAND COMPANY, a corporation of the State of Nebraska, under the joint arrangement defined therein: And it was further agreed in said instrument that all purchases hereafter made in connection with the Cody townsite enterprise should be participated in equally, among the above parties one-half (1/2) and the LINCOLN LAND COMPANY one-half (1/2), but that the title to the same should be in the said LINCOLN LAND COMPANY;

AND WHEREAS; The above named parties in interest being widely separated by residences, for convenience in handling the joint interest it is desired that a Trustee be appointed with full power to transact any and all business in relation to said joint interest :

AND WHEREAS; It is mutually agreed that Bronson Rumsey of the City of Buffalo in the State of New York shall act as said Trustee:

NOW THEREFORE; this is to admit, make known and declare that the said Bronson Rumsey is hereby appointed and shall act as Trustee for the above named parties upon the following conditions, to-wit:

1. He shall have full power to represent and act for the above named parties in all transactions relating to said joint property, and particularly as relates to transactions with LINCOLN LAND COMPANY, in whom the title to said property is and shall be vested;

2. That he is authorized to receive reports and make settlements with the said LINCOLN LAND COMPANY in accordance with the mutual contract hereafter to be made between the said LINCOLN LAND COMPANY and the said Bronson Rumsey as Trustee, and shall receive and receipt for all monies   due and owing to said above named parties, in connection with the business which this instrument is intended to govern;

3. That after paying the ligitimate expenses of handling the above trust as said Trustee, shall distribute pro rata to the Seven (7) parties herein named all the funds coming into his hands as such trustee from any sources whatever.

Said Trustee shall have the power to enter into an agreement with the said LINCOLN LAND COMPANY, more particularly defining the conditions, methods and plans under which the said LINCOLN LAND COMPANY shall handle the joint property, which said contract is intended to take the place of and cancel the original agreement of June 8th, A.D., 1900, above referred to;

That in case of the death of any of the parties in interest the Trustee shall act for their heirs and legal representatives of such person; and in case of the death of the Trustee a new Trustee shall be appointed by the surviving parties in interest, who shall continue to act for all the parties in interest, including the heirs and legal representatives of such deceased Trustee;

It is agreed that the said Trustee shall not be held responsible for more than ordinary care in handling the joint and mutual interest above set forth.

WITNESS THE signatures of the parties hereto.

Julian F. Franke

W. F. Cody

A. D. Chamberlin,

George T. Beck

Jno Peacock (signed)

Nathan Salsbury

J. W. Bridgman

H. M. Gerrans

Jno Peacock

G. Bleistein

L. A. Canfield

Horace C. Alger

Granson Depew.

Bronson Rumsey

I hereby accept the above trust subject to the conditions therein stated.

Jno. Peacock (signed)

Bronson Rumsey

Note: Non-executed copy of document naming Bronson Rumsey as Trustee for the Shoshone Land and Irrigation Company, whose members were W. F. Cody, George T. Beck, Bronson Rumsey, Nathan Salsbury, George Bleistein, Horace C. Alger, and H. M. Gerrans. Shoshone Land and Irrigation Company became Shoshone Irrigation Company in 1896.

Title: Legal Instrument naming Bronson Rumsey as Trustee

Source: McCracken Research Library, MS407 Bronson Rumsey Collection, MS407.1.02.02

Date: undated

Topic: Buffalo Bill's Wyoming

People: Salsbury, Nathan, 1846-1902 Beck, George Washington Thornton, 1856-1943 Rumsey, Bronson, II, 1854-1946 Alger, Horace Chapin, 1857-1906 Gerrans, Henry M., 1853-1939 Bleistein, George, 1861-1918

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