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ASA T. NEWHALL 1779-1850

Junior Grand Warden, 1850 (died in office 12/18/1850)


Brother Newhall wrote an original hymn for the June 1849 celebration of the Feast of St. John the Baptist in Newburyport.


From Proceedings, 1850, Page V-318:

Resolved. That the sad intelligence of the death of the Hon. and R. W. Asa T. Newhall at his residence in Lynnfield on the 18th inst. has been received with the deepest sensibility by this G. Lodge of which he was a worthy officer and much esteemed member.

Resolved. That as a testimony of respect for the memory of our distinguished Bro. and a token of our heartfelt appreciation of his estimable personal character, his amiable disposition, his private virtues and public services and his long and unwavering devotion to the Fraternity.—the station he held in the South be vacant for the space of three months and clad in the usual badges of mourning.

Resolved, That as an expression of our sympathy with his afflicted family a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to them by the W. Secy.

Note also the dedicatory ode at the Feast of St. John in 1850.

From Moore's Freemason's Monthly, Vol. X, No. 3, January 1851, Page 96:

It has become our painful duty to record the death of this estimable Brother. He died at his residence in Lynnfield, on Wednesday, the 18th Dec. last, aged 71 years, and was buried on Saturday the 21st. The Grand Master, and several of the officers of the Grand Lodge of this State; the officers and members of Jordan Lodge, Danvers, and Brethren from Salem, aud neighboring towns, were present in their appropriate regalia.

The services at the grave were performed by Rev. Br. Benj. Huntoon, one of the Grand Chaplains ofrhe Grand Lodge, The deceased had just been elected, for the second time, J. G. Warden o[ the Grand Lodge of this State, and was to have been installed on the 27th ult. He had previously been Master of Jordan Lodge, and Dist. D. Grand Master of the Second District. He was an intelligent and active Mason. and most reputable citizen. He had been much in public life, and had held a seat at the Senate Board of this Commonwealth. Universally beloved by his Brethren, his loss will be felt by them as a calamity.

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