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Francis J. Oliver, Deputy Grand Master
John B. Hammatt, Senior Grand Warden
Joseph Baker, Junior Grand Warden



  • 03/13 (Masons Hall, Boston): II-618;
    • II-619: Report of the Committee on Charity.
    • II-619: Committee on removal of Morning Star Lodge to Leicester; "there is no just or good reason" for the removal; denied.
    • II-620: Petition on the removal of Harmony Lodge to Warwick to be reconsidered.
    • II-620: Consideration of a Library, beginning with the Masonic collection of Rev. Thaddeus Harris.
    • II-621: Committee on regulation of fees: voted that to fees are to be paid (as opposed to "notes of hand" - IOUs) when degrees are commenced. This is to be reviewed and possibly made a Regulation.
      • 12/11; III-13: Committee report: a circular to be sent to all lodges.
    • II-622: Petition by St. John's Lodge, Newburyport, for remission of dues; some to be remitted.
    • II-623: Petition for Wisdom Lodge to be removed to Stockbridge; granted.
    • II-623: Committees on Rising States Lodge discharged.
    • II-624: Report of the committee on the Board of Commissioners of the Poor Prisoners' Fund.
    • II-634: Committee on the requirement of attendance of masters and wardens when summoned was discharged; a new committee was appointed.
      • 09/11, II-634: the principle was rejected, maintaining the right to appear by proxy.
      • 12/27, III-32: A committee was appointed to consider this subject again, however.
  • 06/12 (Masons Hall, Boston): II-626;
    • II-626ff: Report of Committee on District Deputy Grand Lodges.
    • II-629: Public ceremonies and activities.
    • II-630: Petition by Ancient Landmark and Portland Lodges for diminution of fees; referred.
      • 12/11; III-7: report of committee.
  • 09/11 (Masons Hall, Boston): II-631;
    • II-631ff: Report on Prisoners' Fund. A circular to be forwarded to the Lodges, "informing them that the return of peace has superseded the necessity of making any appropriation for the Prisoners' Fund."
    • II-635: Petition by Olive Branch Lodge to remove to Sutton; granted.
    • II-635: Petition by Charity Lodge to remove to Milford; granted.
    • II-635: Petition by Mystic Lodge to meet at either Pittsfield or Lanesboro; referred.
      • 12/11; III-17: rejected.
  • 12/11 (Masons Hall, Boston): III-1; Annual Communication.
    • III-3: Rev. Harris to present a memorial to the widow of Samuel Dunn, P.G.M.
    • III-5: Report of Committee of Finance.
    • III-10: Report of Committee on Removal of Lodges. Permission of District Deputy Grand Master must be obtained, as well as consent of the nearest lodge.
    • III-10: Re-election of Grand Master Russell. Elecion of other Grand Lodge officers.
    • III-15: Report on the bequest of a dying Prisoner of War, Bro. Richard Holston.
    • III-17ff. Report of the Committee on Charity.
    • III-20: Inventory of Grand Lodge regalia.
  • 12/27 (Masons Hall, Boston): III-22.
    • III-23: Appointment of Grand Lodge officers; installation.
    • III-26: Report of committee on the prevention of initation of rejected candidates.
    • III-27ff: Committee to consider appointment of a Deputy Grand Secretary.


  • 06/12; II-628: Petition for Orion Lodge, Cummington, referred.
    • 09/11; II-634: petition granted.
  • 06/12; II-628: Petition for Corinthian Lodge, Parsonsfield, referred. (Never approved.)
  • 09/11: II-635: Petition for Perseverance Lodge, Orange, rejected.
    • 12/11; III-4: to be reconsidered.
    • 12/27; III-25: despite "laudable Zeal", petition rejected.
  • 09/11: II-635: Petition for Golden Rule Lodge, New Salem, referred.
    • 12/11; III-12: charter granted.


  • 04/08 (Masons Hall, Boston): II-625;
    • II-625: Funeral of Past Grand Master John Warren. Grand Lodge proceeded to the Stone Chapel; a "suitable Brother" would be chosen to deliver a eulogy. A report on this event was given on Page II-628 (06/12).


DISTRICT 1 (Boston and vicinity)

Asa Peabody, District Deputy Grand Master; 14 Lodges

DISTRICT 2 (Newburyport and North Shore)

Herbert F. French, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges

DISTRICT 3 (South Shore and Cape Cod)

Jotham Waterman, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges

DISTRICT 4 (Southeast)

Abner Morse, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges

DISTRICT 5 (Framingham, west and north)

Caleb Butler, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges

DISTRICT 6 (Central Mass., Worcester)

Ezekiel L. Bascom, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges

DISTRICT 7 (North Central Massachusetts)

Elijah Alvord, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges

DISTRICT 8 (Berkshires)

John Whiting, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges

DISTRICT 9 (Southern Maine)

Oliver Bray, District Deputy Grand Master; 15 Lodges

DISTRICT 10 (Central Maine)

Samuel Thatcher, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges

DISTRICT 11 (Eastern Maine)

Oliver Snead, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges

DISTRICT 12 (Islands)

John Brock, District Deputy Grand Master; 2 Lodges


No District Deputy Grand Master; 2 Lodges

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