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Proof of succession of the Most Reverend Patrick William Riordan, archbishop of San Francisco.

[In the matter of “the Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco,” a religious corporation sole.]

State of California,
City and County of San Francisco, ss:

Declaration and Notice of Corporate Succession.

Whereas the Roman Catholic archbishop of the archdiocese of San Francisco did heretofore, under and by virtue of the act of the legislature of the State of California entitled “An act concerning corporations,” passed April 22, 1850, and of the act amendatory thereof, approved May 4, 1852, become a religious corporation sole by the title of “The Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco,” for the purpose of the administration of the temporalities of the Roman Catholic Church in the said archdiocese of San Francisco, and the management of the estate and property of said church;

And whereas the proper certificate or declaration of such incorporation was heretofore duly made by Most Rev. Joseph S. Alemany, who at the time was the duly appointed Roman Catholic archbishop of the said archdiocese;

And whereas the said declaration, together with the bull or commission of his appointment as such archbishop, was, on the twenty-fourth day of February, A. D. 1854, duly recorded with the county clerk of the city and county of San Francisco, State of California, the said city and county being the see and place of residence of the said archbishop;

And whereas the said Most Rev. Joseph S. Alemany has resigned his said see and office of archbishop of said archdiocese;

And whereas the Most Rev. Patrick William Riordan is the present incumbent of said see and of said corporation;

Now therefore we, the undersigned, the said Joseph S. Alemany, the said former incumbent, and the said Patrick William Riordan, the said present incumbent, do hereby certify and declare:

That the said Most Rev. Patrick William Riordan was, by the constituted authorities of said church, viz, His Holiness Pope Leo XIII, on the seventeenth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, duly appointed archbishop coadjutor of said archdiocese with the right of succession to said see and to said [Page 378]office of archbishop of said archdiocese on the occurrence of a vacancy therein;

That the said Most Rev. Joseph S. Alemany thereafter duly resigned his said appointment, and his resignation was duly accepted on the twenty-first day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-four, by the constituted authorities of said church, viz, His Holiness Pope Leo XIII;

That the said Most Rev. Patrick William Riordan thereupon became the successor of said Most Rev. Joseph Alemany as such archbishop; and as such has become and is now entitled to hold, manage, and administer the temporalities, property, and estate of said Roman Catholic Church in said archdiocese;

That a copy of the bull or letter of commission, in the Latin language, appointing said Patrick William Riordan such archbishop coadjutor with said right of succession, duly attested, together with a true and sworn translation thereof, has been recorded with the said county clerk, together with a copy, duly attested, of the letter of acceptance of the said resignation of said Joseph S. Alemany, in the Latin language, and a true and sworn translation thereof;

And we, the undersigned, the said Joseph S. Alemany, the former incumbent, and said Patrick William Riordan, the present incumbent, do hereby certify to all and singular the premises, and give notice thereof to all persons whom it concern; and we further give notice and declare that all the property heretofore held by said Joseph S. Alemany, as such corporation, is now held by said Patrick William Riordan, as his successor and as such corporation, in trust for the use, purpose, and behoof of said Roman Catholic Church, and that the said Joseph S. Alemany, the former incumbent of said office and corporation, has delivered and surrendered to his successor, the said Patrick William Riordan, the present incumbent of said office and corporation, all property and all archives, books, papers, and the corporate seal of said corporation.

In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names this 25th day of March, A. D. 1885, and Have acknowledged these presents before a notary public; and I, the said Patrick William Riordan, as present incumbent, have also signed hereto the corporate name of said corporation, and affixed hereto its corporate seal, and have also acknowledged these presents as the act of said corporation.

[seal.] Joseph S. Alemany.
Patrick William Riordan.
Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco.

State of California,
City and county of San Francisco, ss:

On this 25th day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, before me, John E. Hamill, a notary public of the State of California, in and for said city and county of San Francisco, duly commissioned, personally appeared Joseph S. Alemany and Patrick William Riordan, known to me to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the within instrument, and each of them for himself, respectively, acknowledged to me that he executed the same; and at the same time personally appeared the said Patrick William Riordan, the present incumbent of the corporation described in said instrument, viz, “The Roman Catholic Archbishop [Page 379]of San Francisco,” and acknowledged to me that such corporation executed the same.

In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature and name of office, and also my official seal, at my office in said city and county, the day and year in this certificate above written.

[seal.]

John E. Hamill, Notary Public.

I, Albert B. Mahony, county clerk of the city and county of San Francisco, State of California, and ex-officio clerk of the superior court in and for said city and county, hereby certify the foregoing to be a full, true, and correct copy of the original declaration and notice of corporate succession in the above-entitled cause, filed in my office on the 25th day of March, A. D. 1885.


[seal.]
Albert B. Mahony, Clerk
,
By
Joseph Riordan, Deputy Clerk.

(Endorsed:) 9639. In the matter of “The Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco,” a religious corporation sole. Declaration and notice of corporate succession. Filed March 25, 1885. Jas. J. Flynn, clerk. By Jno. J. Mott, deputy clerk.

Certificate of Election to Continue the Existence of the Corporation under the Provisions of the Civil Code of the State of California Applicable Thereto.

Whereas the Roman Catholic archbishop of the archdiocese of San Francisco did heretofore, under and by virtue of the act of the legislature of the State of California entitled “An act concerning corporations,” passed April 22nd, 1850, and of the act amendatory thereof, approved May 4th, 1852, become a religious corporation sole, under the title of “The Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco,” for the purposes of the administration of the temporalities of the Roman Catholic Church in the said archdiocese of San Francisco and the management of the estate and property of said church; and

Whereas a proper certificate or declaration of such incorporation was heretofore duly made by the Most Reverend Joseph S. Alemany, who at the time of the making of such certificate or declaration was the duly appointed and acting Roman Catholic archbishop of the said archdiocese; and

Whereas the said declaration, together with the bull or commission of his appointment as such archbishop, was on the 24th day of February, A. D. 1854, duly recorded with the county clerk of the city and county of San Francisco, State of California, the said city and county being the see and place of residence of the said archbishop; and

Whereas the Most Reverend Patrick William Riordan was, by the constituted authorities of said Roman Catholic Church, namely, His Holiness Pope Leo XIII, on the 17th day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, duly appointed archbishop coadjutor of said archdiocese with the right of succession in said see and to said office of said archbishop of said archdiocese on the occurrence of a vacancy therein; and

Whereas the said Most Reverend Joseph S. Alemany duly resigned his said position and office as Roman Catholic archbishop of the said [Page 380]archdiocese, and his resignation was duly accepted on the 21st day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-four, by the duly constituted authorities of said church, namely, His Holiness Pope Leo XIII; and

Whereas a copy of the bull or letter of commission in the Latin language appointing said Patrick William Riordan such archbishop coadjutor with such right of succession duly attested, together with a true and sworn translation thereof, was on the 25th of March, 1885, recorded with the county clerk of the city and county of San Francisco, together with a copy duly attested of the letter of acceptance of the said resignation of said Joseph S. Alemany in the Latin language, and a true and sworn. translation thereof, and thereupon and in pursuance of his said appointment as archbishop coadjutor of said archdiocese the said Most Reverend Patrick William Riordan became the successor of said Most Reverend Joseph S. Alemany as such archbishop, and as such became, ever since has been, and now is entitled to hold, manage, and administer the temporalities, property, and estate of said Roman Catholic Church in said archdiocese, and also the successor of said Most Reverend Joseph S. Alemany in his corporate capacity as a religious corporation sole under the title of The Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco; and

Whereas a certificate of such succession by said Patrick W. Riordan to said Joseph S. Alemany in the position and office of the Roman Catholic archbishop of the archdiocese of San Francisco, and of his corporate capacity as a religious corporation sole under the name and designation of The Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco, was duly executed and acknowledged by the said Joseph S. Alemany, the former incumbent, and the said Patrick William Riordan, the present incumbent, and by said Patrick William Riordan, archbishop as aforesaid, as the corporation sole hereinbefore mentioned on the 25th day of March, A. D. 1885, and which certificate was thereafter and on the 25th day of March, 1885, duly filed at the office of the county clerk in and for the city and county of San Francisco,

Now, therefore, the said religious corporation sole, “The Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco,” the Most Reverend Patrick William Riordan incumbent thereof, does hereby elect to continue its existence under the provisions of the civil code of the State of California, applicable thereto, and especially under the provisions of section 602 of said civil code, and the undersigned Patrick William Riordan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of the archdiocese of San Francisco, i and the incumbent and possessor of the corporate franchise of said religious corporation sole known as and called “The Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco,” do hereby certify that such election was duly made by said corporation and by said Patrick William Riordan, the incumbent and possessor of said corporate franchise.

In witness whereof the said Patrick William Riordan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of the archdiocese of San Francisco, has hereunto signed his name and official title and has also signed hereto the corporate name of said corporation, and affixed hereto its corporate seal, and has also acknowledged these presents as the act of said corporation.

Patrick William Riordan,
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of the
Archdiocese of San Francisco.

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco,
By Patrick William Riordan, Incumbent.

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State of California,
City and County of San Francisco, ss:

On this seventeenth day of February, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six, before me, Donzel Stoney, a notary public in and for the said city and county of San Francisco, State of California, duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared Patrick William Riordan, who is personally known to me to be the incumbent of the office of the Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco, and as such the only member of the corporation sole known as and called The Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco, the corporation sole that executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that such corporation sole executed the same.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal at my office in said city and county of San Francisco, the day and year in this certificate first above written.

[notarial seal.]

Donzel Stoney,
Notary Public in and for the City and County
of San Francisco, State of California.

State of California,
City and County of San Francisco, ss:

On this seventeenth day of February, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six, before me, Donzel Stoney, a notary public in and for the said city and county of San Francisco, State of California, duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared Patrick William Riordan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of the archdiocese of San Francisco, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to, and who executed the within instrument, and acknowledged that he executed the same.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal at my office in the said city and county of San Francisco, the day and year in this certificate first above written.

[notarial seal.]

Donzel Stoney,
Notary Public in and for the City and County
of San Francisco, State of California.

I, Albert B. Mahony county clerk of the city and county of San Francisco, State of California, and ex-officio clerk of the superior court in and for said city and county, hereby certify the foregoing to be a full, true, and correct copy of the original notice of election to continue existence of corporation under the codes of the State of California, in the above entitled cause, filed in my office on the 18th day of February, A. D. 1896.


[seal.]
Albert B. Mahony
,
By
Joseph Riordan, Deputy Clerk.

(Endorsed:) No. 9639. In the matter of The Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco, a religious corporation sole. Notice of election to continue existence of corporation under the codes of the State of California. Filed Feb. 18, 1896. C. F. Curry, clerk. By Wm. R. A. Johnson, deputy clerk.

[Page 382]

Most Reverend Father Joseph Alemany,
Archbishop of San Francisco. Sacred Congregation
of Propaganda Seeretariship. N. 3169–Object.

Most Illustrious and Rev. Sir: The humble petition of your lordship by which you asked of His Holiness Leo XIII to be exonerated from the weighty burthen of governing your archdiocese was laid before His Holiness on the 21st day of December of the present year. And His Holiness, having maturely considered the weighty reasons which have induced your lordship to send this supplication, has favorably considered your petition and has vouchsafed to accept your resignation. Your lordship has indeed managed with signal care the religious affairs in your archdiocese for a long space of time, and has endeavored to cultivate the vineyard of the Lord with unwearied labor and to make it prosperous. Therefore, I regret that the archdiocese should be deprived of so worthy a pastor; but, on the other hand, it appears just that after having endured so many and such great labors you should be permitted to spend the remainder of your life free from all solicitude, in peace and tranquillity. For the rest, I trust that your coadjutor, under your direction, has acquired sufficient knowledge and experience in the administration of the archdiocese, so that he may direct and govern the church in a proper manner.

But as after the acceptance of the renunciation you no longer have the title of that archdiocese, I will endeavor to provide you with some new titular archiepiscopal see.

Finally, it being altogether just that you should receive the means of an honest sustenance from the church over which you exercise the apostolic ministry, a congruous and sufficient pension shall be assigned you, on the amount of which you may agree amicably with the new Archbishop Riordan. Meanwhile, I pray God long to preserve you.

Your lordship’s most devoted brother,

John Cardinal Simeoni, Prefect.

P. S.—I request your lordship to notify your coadjutor, who succeeds to the see made vacant by your resignation, that I have communicated to him, with power of substitution, all faculties, both ordinary and extraordinary, a printed copy of which shall soon be sent.

+D. Archiep. Tyren, Secrius.

Congregazione di Propaganda.

Segretaria.

N. 3169—Oggetto.

Roma li 31 Decembre, 1884.

Iltme ac Rme Domine.

Die 21 Decembris, currentis anni S. Smo. D. N. Leoni XIII relatus est supplex libellus R. T. que expostulabas ut te gravi pondere istius Archidioceseos regdenae exonerare placeret.

Sanctites vero sua mature perpensis non levis momenti rationibus, quae A. T. ad hanc supplicationem porrigendum impulerunt, benigne preces Tuas exipere, ac renuntiationem acceptare dignate est. Certe A. T. per longum temporis spatium magna cura negotia religionis in [Page 383]ista Archidiocesi gessit, ac vineam Domini tibi commissam indefesso iabore colere, ac secundare studuit.

Quapropter aegre fero Archidiocesim tarn digno viduari past ore, attamen ex altera parte aequum esse perspicio, ut post tot tantosque exautlates labores reliquam vitam expertem ab omni sollicitudine impare, et tranquillitate transigere possis.

De caetero confido Coadjutorem tuum sub tua directione Archidiocesanae administrationes sufficientem scientiem experientiem acquisiyisse ita ut aequa par est ratione, istam Ecclesiam regere ac gubernare valeat.

Cum autem post acceptatam renunciationem non amplius titulum istius Archidioeeseos habeas te de nova aliqua sede titulari Archiepiscopali providere curabo.

R. P. D. Josepho Alemany,
Archiepo. S. Francisci.

Demum cum aequitati omnino consonet ut, in quo Aplcum. ministerium exercuisti, inde honestate substentationes media capias, hinc de aerario archidiocesano tibi congrua ac sufficiens pensio dignanda erit; de cujus quantitates de terminatione cum nov. Archiepo Riordan convenire poteris.

Interea Deum precor ut te diutissime sospitet, A. T.

Uti Frater addictissimus,

Johannes Card. Simeoni, Prsæfectus.

P, 8. Rogo A. T. ut coadjutorem tuum, qui sedi per renuntiationem a te missam vacanti succedere debet, eertiorem facias. Ipsi communicavi et quidem cum protestate sub delegandi omnes facultates tarn ordinarias, quam extraordinarias, quarum exemplar typis impressum brevi mittetur.

+D. Archiep. Tyren, Secrius.

State of California,
City and County of San Francisco, ss:

Patrick William Riordan, being duly sworn, deposes as follows:

I am the Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco, and the present incumbent and the successor of the Most Reverend Joseph S. Alemany; the original bull accepting the resignation of the said Joseph S. Alemany as archbishop of San Francisco, as aforesaid, is written in the Latin language, and is now among the archives of the archiepiscopal see of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of San Francisco, and is in my custody as such archbishop. I am competent to translate Latin into English, and I hereby certify and declare, on oath, that I have carefully compared the foregoing instrument, written in the Latin language, with the original bull, aforesaid, and the same is a full, true, and correct copy of said bull; I further certify and declare, on oath, that the foregoing instrument, written in the English language, is a true and correct translation from Latin into English of the said bull.

Patrick William Riordan.


[notarial seal.]
John E. Hamill,
Notary Public.
[Page 384]
[Certificate attached.]

State of California,
State and County of San Francisco, ss:

I, Albert B. Mahony, county clerk of the city and county of San Francisco, State of California, hereby certify the foregoing to be a full, true, and correct copy of the original acceptance of resignation of Joseph S. Alemany, filed in my office on the 25th day of March, A. D. 1885.


[seal.]
Albert B. Mahony,
County Clerk
.
By
Joseph Riorda,
Deputy County Clerk.

(Endorsed:) 9639. In the matter of The Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco, a religious corporation sole. Acceptance of resignation of Joseph S. Alemany. Filed March 25, 1885. Jas. J. Flynn, clerk. By Jno. H. Mott, deputy clerk. 9639.

leo p. p. xiii.

Dilecte Fili salutem et apostolicam benedictionem. Annis et laborious fractus adversaque laborans valetudine Venerabilis Frater Josephus Sadoc Alemany Archiepiscopis S. Francisci in California ad explendas pastorales curas quum alterius ope indigeat supplex Nos rogavit, ut eiadiutorem cum successionis jure assignare velimus. Hinc necessitati consulere cnpientes egimus hac de re cum Venerabilibus Fratribus Nostris S. R. E. Cardinalibus Christiano Nomini prooagando praepositis diligenterque omnibus perpensis et consideratis hujusmodi munus de eorumdem Venerabilium Fratrum Nostrum consilio tibi, delecte fili, hujus pietas, doctrina, prudentia excellentis commendatur testimoniis, demandatum censuimus. Itaque te quern per similes Litteras Nostras hoc ipso die datas Archiepiscopum titularis Ecclesiae Cabasensis fecimus ac renuntiavimus, peculiari benevolentia complecti volentes, at a quibusvis excommunicationis et interdicti aliisque ecclesiasticis sententiis censuris et poenis quovis modo vel quavis de causa latis, si quas forte incurreris, hujus tantum rei gratia absolventes et absolutum fore censentes, Apostolica auctoritate Nostra harum litterarum vi coadiutorem praedicti Venerabilis Fratris Josephi Archiepiscopi S. Francisci in California cum futurae successionis jure eligimus et instituimus. Igitur quandocumque Archiepiscopalis Sedes supradicta per obitum dicti Archiepiscopi, vel aliam quamlibet ob causam vacaverit, a vinculo quo titulari Ecclesiae Cabasensi adstrictus detineris nunc pro tunc ex Apostolicae potestatis nostrae plenitudine solventes Archiepiscopum S. Francisci in Calif ornia facimus et constituimus cum omnibus et singulis juribus, honoribus, privileges et facultatibus quae ex jure vel ex consuetudine Archiepiscoporum sunt propriae. Volumus autem ut vivente praefato Venerabili Fratre Josepho Archiepiscopo S. Francisci eatenus te ingeras in Diocesis procuratione quatenus ille voluerit ac mandaverit. Parecipimus deinde omnibus ad quos spectat, au spectare poterit, ut, juxta praesentium Litterarum tenorem ad Coadiutoris afficium, et suo tempore in Archiepiscopum memoratae Sedes S. Francisci in California recipiant et admittant, tibique faveant [Page 385]preasto sint ac pareant, tuaque salubria monita reverenter excipiant at que efficaciter adimpleant alioquin sententiam seu poenam, quani in rebelles rite tuleris vel statueris ratam habebinius earn que faciernus auctorante Domino usque ad conde quam satisfaction em inviolabiliter observari. Non obstantibus constitutionibus et ordinationibus Apostolicis, et si opus sit dictae Archieposcopalis Ecclesias S. Francisci etiam iuramento eonfirmatione apostolica vel quavis firmitate alia roboratis statutis, et consuetudinibus caeterisque contrariis quibuseumque. Datum Romae apud S. Petrum sub annulo Piscatoris die XVII Julii MDCCCLXXXIII Pontificaius Nii Anno sexto.

Th. Cardis. Mertel.

(Leo Pont. Max.)

Dilecto Filio, Patritio Guilielmo Riordan, Rectori Ecclesiae ad honorem S. Jacobi in Civitate Chicagii.

To our beloved son, Patrick William Riordan, rector of the Church of St. James, in the city of Chicago.

leo xiii, pepe.

Beloved son, health and apostolic benediction! Our venerable brother Joseph Sadoc Alemany, archbishop of San Francisco in California, debilitated by years and labors and suffering infirm health, has humbly petitioned us that, as he needs assistance in the discharge of his pastoral cares, we would deign to appoint a coadjutor to him with the right of succession. Wherefore, we being desirous of providing for this necessity, having first duly advised thereupon with our venerable brethren the Sacred College of Cardinals, charged with the propagation of the Christian faith, and all things having been diligently weighed and duly considered, according to their usual course in like cases, and upon the advice of our venerable brethren aforesaid have decided that the office of coadjutor aforesaid should be entrusted to you, beloved son, whose piety, learning, and prudence are attested by excellent testimonials. Therefore longing with a special affection to embrace you, whom we have by letters of even date herewith constituted and proclaimed archbishop of the titular diocese of Caves, and thereupon absolving you and declaring you absolved from all and every excommunication, interdict, or other ecclesiastical sentence or censure or penalty of whatever nature, and for whatsoever cause pronounced (if perchance you may have incurred any such), by our apostolic authority, and in virtue of these letters we have elected and constituted you coadjutor of our above-named venerable Brother Joseph, archbishop of San Francisco, in California, with the right of future succession to the said archbishopric. Therefore whenever the archiepiscopal see before mentioned shall become vacant, either by the death of the aforesaid archbishop, or from any other cause, by the plenitude of our authority, releasing you nunc pro tunc from the bond by which you are held to the titular church of Caves, we make and constitute you archbishop of San Francisco, in California, with all and each of the rights, honors, privileges, and prerogatives thereunto pertaining whether by right or custom. Nevertheless, it is our desire that, during the lifetime of the venerable brother Joseph, archbishop of San Francisco, you should take such part in the administration of the diocese as he may request and empower you to do. And finally we commend all whom it concerns, or may concern, that in accordance [Page 386]with the tenor of the present letters they receive and admit yon into the office of coadjutor and in the proper time as archbishop of the aforesaid see of San Francisco, and that they respect and obey you therein, and that they reverently receive your salutary admonitions and efficaciously carry them out, failing which we will ratify whatever sentence or judgment you may lawfully pronounce or ordain against the refractory, and we will continue to do this, the Lord confirming it, until perfect satisfaction be had. The constitutions and apostolic ordinances, and if need be the statutes of the aforesaid archiepiscopal church of San Francisco, confirmed even by sworn or apostolic ratification or fortified by any other power whatsoever, and all customs and other things to the contrary notwithstanding. Given at St. Peter’s in Rome, under the seal of the fisherman’s ring, the 17th day of July, MDCCCLXXIII, in the sixth year of our pontificate.

Th. Cardl. Mertel.

(Leo XIII. Pont. Max.)

State of California,
City and County of San Francisco, ss:

Patrick William Riordan, being duly sworn, deposes and says as follows: I am the Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco, and the present incumbent, and am successor of the Most Reverend Joseph S. Alemany; that the original bull, or letter, of my appointment by His Holiness Pope Leo XIII is written in the Latin language and is now among the archives of the archiepiscopal see of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of San Francisco, and is in my custody as such archbishop. I am competent to translate Latin into English, and I hereby certify and declare on oath that I have carefully compared the foregoing instrument, written in the Latin language, with the original bull aforesaid, and that the same is a full, true, and correct copy of said bull. I further certify and declare on oath that the foregoing instrument written in the English language is a true and correct translation from Latin into English of said bull.

Patrick William Riordan.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th day of March, A. D. 1885.

[notarial seal.]

John E. Hamill,
Notary Public.

State of California,
City and County of San Francisco, ss:

I, Albert B. Mahony, county clerk of the city and county of San Francisco, State of California, hereby certify the foregoing to be a full, true, and correct copy of the original proof of appointment and succession of Archbishop Patrick William Riordan, filed in my office on the 25th day of March, A. D. 1885.


[seal.]
Albert B. Mahony, County Clerk
,
By
Joseph Riordan, Deputy County Clerk.

(Endorsed:) 9639. In the matter of “The Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco,” a religious corporation sole. Proof of appbintment and succession of Archbishop Patrick William Riordan. Filed March 25, 1885. Jas. J. Flynn, Clerk. By Jno. H. Mott, Deputy Clerk.