FRANCIS J. OLIVER, Grand Master
- 1 NOTES
- 2 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 3 PETITIONS FOR CHARTERS
- 4 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 5 LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1817
- 5.1 DISTRICT 1 (Boston and vicinity)
- 5.2 DISTRICT 2 (Newburyport and North Shore)
- 5.3 DISTRICT 3 (South Shore and Cape Cod)
- 5.4 DISTRICT 4 (Southeast)
- 5.5 DISTRICT 5 (Framingham, west and north)
- 5.6 DISTRICT 6 (Central Mass., Worcester)
- 5.7 DISTRICT 7 (North Central Massachusetts)
- 5.8 DISTRICT 8 (Berkshires)
- 5.9 DISTRICT 9 (Southern Maine)
- 5.10 DISTRICT 10 (Central Maine)
- 5.11 DISTRICT 11 (Eastern Maine)
- 5.12 DISTRICT 12 (Islands)
- 5.13 OUTSIDE OF MASSACHUSETTS
- 03/10 (Masons Hall, Boston): III-85;
- III-86ff: Report of committee on incorporation.
- III-92: Petition by St. George Lodge to remove to Union, denied.
- III-93: The committee on procuring a place of meeting discharged. A committee appointed to make arrangements for the consecration of the new hall.
- 09/08: III-113; Grand Lodge to meet in the Exchange Coffee House for a term of ten years.
- III-93: Committee on appearance of summoned officers discharged and a new committee appointed.
- 06/09 (Masons Hall, Boston): III-97;
- III-100: Committee appointed to examine a selection of "Songs, Hymns &c" to be published under the Patronage of the Grand Lodge.
- III-100: Committee appointed to consider a Library.
- 12/08: III-125; established.
- III-102: Committee appointed for the amendment of the Constitutions for a Deputy Grand Secretary.
- III-102: Committee report on the response to the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania regarding the "calumny" of instituting a black lodge.
- III-104: Committee report on the testimonial to R.W. Rev. Thaddeus Harris.
- 09/08 (Masons Hall, Boston): III-108;
- III-109: Petition by Jerusalem Lodge to remove to Northampton, granted.
- III-111: Petition by Pacific Lodge to remove to Amherst, granted.
- III-112: New code of Grand Lodge By-Laws to be sent to constituent Lodges.
- 12/08; III-123: By-Laws committee reported, some By-Law revisions accepted;
- 12/27; III-132: To be printed.
- III-112: Committee appointed to collate and revise By-Laws and redesign the seal.
- III-114: Report of the committee on transcripts.
- III-115ff: Act of Incorporation (1817) enacted.
- 12/08 (Masons Hall, Boston): III-118; Annual Communication.
- III-120: Report of Finance Committee.
- III-123: Grand Master Installation of Grand Master Oliver re-elected. Other Grand Officers elected.
- III-126: New form for diploma to be presented.
- 12/27 (Masons Hall, Boston): III-128;
- III-128: Installation of Grand Master Oliver and other Grand Lodge officers. Appointment of other Grand Lodge officers.
- III-131: Petition by Federal Lodge to meet alternately at Blandford and Chester; refused.
- III-131: Petition by Rising Star Lodge to remove to Stoughton; granted.
- III-133: Report of Charity Committee.
- III-134: Deputy Grand Secretary appointed.
PETITIONS FOR CHARTERS
- 06/09: III-100; Petition for Temple Lodge, Winthrop (Me.), deferred.
- 09/08: III-110; petition granted.
LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1817
DISTRICT 1 (Boston and vicinity)
Samuel P.P. Fay, District Deputy Grand Master; 16 Lodges
- St. John's (Boston, 1733)
- 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)
- Good Samaritan (Reading, 1816)
- Mount Hermon (Malden, 1817)
DISTRICT 2 (Newburyport and North Shore)
James C. King, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- 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)
Hector Orr, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Old Colony (Hanover, 1792)
- King Hiram's (Provincetown, 1795)
- Fellowship (Bridgewater, 1797)
- Adams (Wellfleet, 1797)
- Fore Fathers' Rock (Plymouth, 1801)
- Sumner (Dennis, 1801)
- Fraternal (Barnstable, 1801)
- Corner Stone (Duxbury, 1801)
DISTRICT 4 (Southeast)
James Bliss, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Bristol (Attleboro, 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)
Caleb Butler, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Trinity (Lancaster, 1776)
- Middlesex (Framingham, 1795)
- St. Paul's (Groton, 1797)
- Corinthian (Concord, 1797)
- Social (Ashby, 1798)
- Aurora (Leominster, 1801)
- Fredonia (Northboro, 1810)
DISTRICT 6 (Central Mass., Worcester)
James Fisk Robbins, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges
- Morning Star (Worcester, 1793)
- Fayette (Charlton, 1796)
- Thomas (Monson, 1796)
- Olive Branch (Oxford, 1797)
- Meridian Sun (Brookfield, 1797)
- Mount Zion (Hardwick, 1800)
- Harris (Templeton, 1802)
- Charity (Milford, 1803)
- Humanity (Holland, 1811)
- Thompson (Rutland, 1812)
- Hampden (Springfield, 1817)
DISTRICT 7 (North Central Massachusetts)
Titus Strong, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges
- Federal (Blandford, 1792)
- Republican (Greenfield, 1794)
- Harmony (Northfield, 1796)
- Jerusalem (Northampton, 1797) relocated 09/08
- Pacific (Leverett, 1801)
- Mountain (Rowe, 1806)
- Mount Vernon (Belchertown, 1807)
- Friendly Society (Southwick, 1807)
- Mount Pleasant (Granville, 1808)
- Rising Sun (Sandisfield, 1808)
- Golden Rule (New Salem, 1815)
DISTRICT 8 (Berkshires)
John Whiting, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 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)
- Mystic (Pittsfield, 1810)
- Orion (Cummington, 1815)
DISTRICT 9 (Southern Maine)
Simon Greenleaf, District Deputy Grand Master; 16 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.), 1804)
- Solar (Bath (Me.), 1804)
- Ancient Landmark (Portland (Me.), 1806)
- Oxford (Paris (Me.), 1807)
- Maine (Farmington (Me.), 1808)
- Oriental Star (Livermore (Me.), 1811)
- York (Wells (Me.), 1813)
- Freeport (Freeport (Me.), 1814)
- Village, (Bowdoinham (Me.), 1817)
DISTRICT 10 (Central Maine)
Samuel S. Wilkinson, 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 (Me.), 1809)
DISTRICT 11 (Eastern Maine)
Jonathan D. Weston, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
- Warren (Machias (Me.), 1778)
- Tuscan (Columbia (Me.), 1797) Charter surrendered
- Eastern (Eastport (Me.), 1801)
- Belfast (Belfast (Me.), 1816)
DISTRICT 12 (Islands)
Nathaniel Barrett, District Deputy Grand Master; 2 Lodges
OUTSIDE OF MASSACHUSETTS
No District Deputy Grand Master; 2 Lodges