JOSHUA B. FLINT, Grand Master
- 02/03 (Masonic Temple, Boston): IV-366; adjourned from 12/27/1834; Senior Grand Warden Elias Haskell presiding.
- IV-367: Report of Committee of Finance; that lodges petitioning for remission of dues should not have their prayer granted "which would . . . establish a precedent which would soon dissipate a fund which it has taken a long course of years to accumulate, and leave this Grand Lodge without any means . . . If there be any Lodge under this jurisdiction among the members of which there is not sufficient public spirit and attachment to the principles of the Order to induce them to raise the small annual fee . . . it would be well for such Institution to resign at once . . . the charter which only gives it a name to live while in fact it is dead."
- IV-368: Francis Baylies withdrew his acceptance of election as Grand Master; two votes followed, in the second of which Joshua B. Flint was elected. (22 votes cast.)
- 02/11 (Masonic Temple, Boston): IV-370; adjourned from 02/03/1835; Senior Grand Warden Elias Haskell presiding.
- IV-371: Grand Master Flint and other Grand Lodge officers installed.
- IV-372: Committee on "the policy of the Lodges under existing circumstances" was discharged.
- 03/11 (Masonic Temple, Boston): IV-374;
- IV-375: Committee on by-laws had its report laid upon the table.
- IV-375: Communication from Star in the East Lodge.
- IV-375: Communication from Mount Carmel Lodge.
- adjourned to 03/14: IV-376;
- adjourned to 03/24: IV-377;
- adjourned to 04/07: IV-378;
- 09/09: IV-380; recommitted.
- IV-378: Committee on Grand Lodge property instructed to complete its business by the Quarterly Communication.
- 06/10 (Masonic Temple, Boston): IV-379;
- IV-379; Committee on by-laws recommitted.
- 09/09 (Masonic Temple, Boston): IV-380;
- 12/09 (Masonic Temple, Boston): IV-382; Annual Communication.
- IV-382: Report of the Trustees of the Grand Charity Fund.
- IV-383: Report of the Committee of Finance.
- IV-384: Report of the Committee on Charity.
- IV-385ff: Committee on repurchase of the Masonic Temple reported at length.
- IV-385: Correspondence between R.W. Simon W. Robinson, DDGM of the 1st District, and Essex Lodge.
- IV-389: Re-election of Grand Master Flint, and other Grand Lodge officers.
- 12/28 (Masonic Temple, Boston): IV-392; Deputy Grand Master Abraham A. Dame presiding
- IV-393: Installation of Grand Master Flint and other Grand Lodge officers.
- IV-394: Arrangements made for the "observation of the nativity of St. John the Evangelist." Grand Chaplain Rev. Samuel Barrett "pronounced an interesting and animating discourse on the character and masonic relations of that distinguished Apostle." A repast with "suitable refreshments" followed.
PETITIONS FOR CHARTERS
- 06/30: IV-330; Deputy Grand Master Abraham A. Dane presiding.
LIST OF LODGES BY DISTRICT: 1835
From the collection of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
- This list is based on the O.P. for 1835 (see above).
- Mount Carmel Lodge is missing from the roll of lodges; it was active in 1835 and is in District 2.
- Grecian Lodge is listed in District 2, but the lodge may have been dark at the time.
- Marine Lodge is listed in District 8, but the lodge surrendered its charter in 1833.
- Orion Lodge ceased work in 1835 but is not listed; in District 9.
- Friendly Society is missing from the roll of lodges; it is in District 9 in 1837, and surrendered its charter in 1838.
Simon W. Robinson, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 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)
- Essex (Salem, 1792) ★
- Mount Lebanon (Boston, 1801) ★
- Amicable (Cambridge, 1805)
- Bethesda (Brighton, 1819)
Isaac Collyer, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- The Tyrian (Gloucester, 1770) ★
- Merrimack (Haverhill, 1802)
- St. Mark's (Newburyport, 1803)
- Mount Carmel (Lynn, 1805) ★
- Pentucket (Chelmsford, 1807)
- Jordan (Danvers, 1808)
- St. Matthew's (Andover, 1822)
- Warren (Amesbury, 1822)
- Liberty (Beverly, 1824)
vacant, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- St. Paul's (Groton, 1797)
- Corinthian (Concord, 1797)
- Hiram (Lexington, 1797)
- Social (Ashburnham, 1798)
- Mount Moriah (Reading, 1798)
- Good Samaritan (Reading, 1816)
- Freedom (Woburn, 1824)
Aaron Prescott, District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges
- Norfolk Union (Randolph, 1819) ★
- Middlesex (Framingham, 1795)
- Meridian (Watertown, 1797)
- Union (Dorchester, 1796)
Elijah Atherton, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Montgomery (Medway, 1797)
- Rising Star (Stoughton, 1799) ★
- Constellation (Dedham, 1801)
- Charity (Milford, 1803)
- St. Alban's (Wrentham, 1818) ★
- Cassia (Medfield, 1823) ★
Gardner Ruggles, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Olive Branch (Oxford, 1797)
- Meridian Sun (Brookfield, 1797)
- Mount Zion (Hardwick, 1800)
- Harris (Templeton, 1802)
- Solomon's Temple (Uxbridge, 1818)
- Eden (Ware, 1824)
- Oxford (Oxford, 1825)
- Doric (Southbridge, 1826)
Jonathan Ames, District Deputy Grand Master; 2 Lodges
- Bristol (Attleboro, 1797)
- Fellowship (Bridgewater, 1797)
- King David (Taunton, 1798) ★
- Social Harmony (Wareham, 1823)
- Star in the East (New Bedford, 1823)
- Mount Hope (Fall River, 1824)
, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
- Union (Nantucket, 1771) ★
- King Hiram's (Provincetown, 1795)
- Fraternal (Barnstable, 1801)
- Sumner (Dennis, 1801)
- Urbanity (Nantucket, 1822) surrendered 1835?
Gardner Ruggles, Special Deputy; 5 Lodges
★ = Appeared in Grand Lodge during 1835. (See Attendance Summary)