ISAIAH THOMAS, Grand Master
- 1 NOTES
- 2 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 3 PETITIONS FOR CHARTERS
- 4 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 5 FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 6 LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1809
- 6.1 DISTRICT 1 (Boston and vicinity)
- 6.2 DISTRICT 2 (Newburyport and North Shore)
- 6.3 DISTRICT 3 (South Shore and Cape Cod)
- 6.4 DISTRICT 4 (Southeast)
- 6.5 DISTRICT 5 (Framingham, west and north)
- 6.6 DISTRICT 6 (Central Mass., Worcester)
- 6.7 DISTRICT 7 (North Central Massachusetts)
- 6.8 DISTRICT 8 (Berkshires)
- 6.9 DISTRICT 9 (Southern Maine)
- 6.10 DISTRICT 10 (Central Maine) (Central Maine)
- 6.11 DISTRICT 11 (Eastern Maine)
- 6.12 DISTRICT 12 (Islands)
- 6.13 OUTSIDE OF MASSACHUSETTS
- 03/13 (Masons Hall, Boston): II-403;
- II-404: Records of Grand Lodge to be copied.
- II-404: Petition by St. John's Lodge, Newburyport, to optionally meet at Bellville as well as Newburyport; referred.
- 06/12: II-409; Not granted.
- II-404: Disposition of Washington funereal objects, including golden Urn, considered. Thanks voted to Paul Revere for "the care he has hitherto taken of the Urn and its appendages."
- II-404: Approbation for Thaddeus Mason Harris' work as Corresponding Grand Secretary; thanks voted.
- 06/12 (Masons Hall, Boston): II-408;
- II-409: A copyist was engaged to copy the records of Grand Lodge.
- II-410: Report of committee on uniform clothing for Grand Lodge officers.
- II-410: Jewels and regalia of Grand Lodge to be entrusted to Grand Steward.
- II-410: Grand Secretary to be directed to "lay before the Grand Lodge all unfinished business."
- 09/11 (Masons Hall, Boston): II-413;
- II-411: Past Grand Master jewels presented for Grand Masters; sashes and jewels presented for Grand Lodge officers.
- II-412: Visit of delegation from Lodge of St. Andrew; the lodge had voted to request to come under the authority of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.
- II-413: Diplomas to be engrossed on paper instead of parchment due to expense.
- II-414: Correspondence from North Carolina and Baltimore.
- II-414: Committee on the Fiscal Concerns of the Grand Lodge appointed.
- 12/11 - 12/12 (Masons Hall, Boston): II-417; Annual Communication.
- II-418: Lodge of St. Andrew presented its charter for endorsement. Petition for admission and a copy of its charter included in record (beginning on page II-420) Lodge of St. Andrew to be ranked second in the seniority list (II-423).
- II-418: Resolution regarding the deposit of copies of the records of the Grand Lodge.
- II-418ff. Correspondence.
- II-419: Discussion on number and grades of Lodges; vote that this information be included in the annual written communications by the Grand Master.
- II-423: Election of Grand Master and Grand Officers. After "repeated trials", Grand Lodge was adjourned to the following day. In the morning, Josiah Bartlett was elected Grand Master.
PETITIONS FOR CHARTERS
- 05/10 (Sandisfield): II-407;
- 05/10 (Granville): II-411;
- 10/12 (Chelmsford): II-432;
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 12/27: II-428ff; Grand Officers installed. Past Grand Master Isaiah Thomas offered an "affectionate and eloquent valedictory speech" Grand Master Bartlett offered an "elegant and luminous Address" A "plenteous refreshment" was enjoyed.
- II-431: A faithful transcript of the records of Grand Lodge complete.
LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1809
DISTRICT 1 (Boston and vicinity)
Henry M. Lisle, District Deputy Grand Master; 15 Lodges
- St. John's (Boston, 1733)
- Rising States, (Boston, 1752)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, (Boston, 1756)
- The Massachusetts (Boston, 1770)
- King Solomon's (Charlestown, 1783)
- Columbian (Boston, 1796)
- Washington (Roxbury, 1796)
- Union (Dorchester, 1796)
- Hiram (Lexington, 1797)
- Meridian (Watertown, 1797)
- Mount Moriah (Reading, 1798)
- Mount Lebanon (Boston, 1801)
- Rural (Quincy, 1801)
- Constellation (Dedham, 1801)
- Amicable (Cambridge, 1805)
DISTRICT 2 (Newburyport and North Shore)
John Saunders, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges
- Philanthropic (Marblehead, 1760)
- St. John's (Newburyport, 1766)
- The Tyrian (Gloucester, 1770)
- St. Peter's (Newburyport, 1773)
- Unity (Ipswich, 1779)
- Essex (Salem, 1792)
- Merrimack (Haverhill, 1802)
- St. Mark's (Newburyport, 1803)
- Mount Carmel (Lynn, 1805)
- Pentucket (Chelmsford, 1807)
- Jordan (Danvers, 1808)
DISTRICT 3 (South Shore and Cape Cod)
Charles Turner, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Old Colony (Hanover, 1792)
- King Hiram's (Provincetown, 1795)
- Fellowship (Bridgewater, 1797)
- Adams (Wellfleet, 1797)
- Marine (Falmouth, 1798)
- Fore Fathers' Rock (Plymouth, 1801)
- Sumner (Dennis, 1801)
- Fraternal (Barnstable, 1801)
- Corner Stone (Duxbury, 1801)
DISTRICT 4 (Southeast)
James Ellis, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Bristol (Norton, 1797)
- Montgomery (Medway, 1797)
- Eastern Star (Rehoboth, 1798)
- King David (Taunton, 1798)
- Rising Star (Stoughton, 1799)
- Washington Remembered (Roxbury, 1803)
DISTRICT 5 (Framingham, west and north)
Timothy Whiting, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Trinity (Lancaster, 1776)
- Middlesex (Framingham, 1795)
- St. Paul's (Groton, 1797)
- Corinthian (Concord, 1797)
- Social (Ashby, 1798)
- Aurora (Leominster, 1801)
DISTRICT 6 (Central Mass., Worcester)
James J. Thompson, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Morning Star (Worcester, 1793)
- Fayette (Charlton, 1796)
- Thomas (Monson, 1796)
- Olive Branch (Oxford, 1797)
- Meridian Sun (Brookfield, 1797)
- Mount Zion (Hardwick, 1800)
- Harris (Athol, 1802)
- Charity (Mendon, 1803)
DISTRICT 7 (North Central Massachusetts)
John Phelps, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- Federal (Blandford, 1792)
- Republican (Greenfield, 1794)
- Harmony (Northfield, 1796)
- Jerusalem (South Hadley, 1797)
- Pacific (Leverett, 1801)
- Mountain (Rowe, 1806)
- Mount Vernon (Belchertown, 1807)
- Sylvan (Southwick, 1807)
- Mount Pleasant (Granville, 1808)
- Rising Sun (Sandisfield, 1808)
DISTRICT 8 (Berkshires)
Robert Walker, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Friendship (Williamstown, 1785)
- Franklin (Cheshire, 1794)
- Evening Star (Lenox, 1795)
- Cincinnatus (Great Barrington, 1795)
- Sincerity (Partridgefield, 1801)
- Wisdom (West Stockbridge, 1803)
- Sheffield (Sheffield, 1803)
DISTRICT 9 (Southern Maine)
John D. Hopkins, District Deputy Grand Master; 12 Lodges
- Portland (Portland (Me.), 1762)
- Lincoln (Wiscasset (Me.), 1792)
- Kennebec (Hallowell (Me.), 1796)
- United (Topsham (Me.), 1801)
- Saco (Pepperellboro (Me.), 1802)
- Pythagorean (Fryeburg (Me.), 1803)
- Cumberland (New Gloucester (Me.), 1803)
- Oriental (Bridgetown (Me.), 1805)
- Solar (Bath (Me.), 1804)
- Ancient Landmark (Portland (Me.), 1806)
- Oxford (Paris (Me.), 1807)
- Maine (Farmington (Me.), 1808)
DISTRICT 10 (Central Maine) (Central Maine)
Samuel Thatcher, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Hancock (Castine (Me.), 1794)
- Amity (Camden (Me.), 1801)
- Rising Virtue (Bangor (Me.), 1802)
- Orient (Thomaston (Me.), 1806)
- St. George (Warren (Me.) 1806)
- Felicity (Buckston, 1809)
DISTRICT 11 (Eastern Maine)
Oliver Snead, District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges
- Warren (Machias (Me.), 1778)
- Tuscan (Columbia (Me.), 1797)
- Eastern (Eastport (Me.), 1801)
- Ionic (Steuben (Me.), 1806)
DISTRICT 12 (Islands)
John Brock, District Deputy Grand Master; 2 Lodges
OUTSIDE OF MASSACHUSETTS
No District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges