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1842

CALEB BUTLER, Grand Master

Simon W. Robinson, Deputy Grand Master
Thomas Tolman, Senior Grand Warden
Winslow Lewis, Junior Grand Warden


NOTES

EVENTS IN 1842


QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

  • 03/09 (Masonic Temple, Boston): IV-539;
    • IV-540: Rt. Wor. Charles W. Moore appointed delegate to national Masonic convention.
      • 06/08: IV-556; report of Bro. Moore, with a copy of the proceedings.
    • IV-540: Henry M. Pinkham of Urbanity Lodge summoned, and then expelled (but invited to the next Quarterly to answer why he should not be expelled.)
      • 06/08, IV-553; confirmed.
    • IV-542: Death of Cyrus Balkcom, Grand Steward.
    • IV-542: Communication from Rt. Wor. C. Gayton Pickman; but he could not provide copies for the files due to "the condition of his eyes."
  • 06/08 (Masonic Temple, Boston): IV-550; Officiated by Deputy Grand Master, Simon W. Robinson.
    • IV-553: Thanks of Grand Lodge voted to Thomas Power for his requiem for Thaddeus Mason Harris.
  • 09/14 (Masonic Temple, Boston): IV-558; Officiated by Deputy Grand Master, Simon W. Robinson.
    • IV-559ff: Extensive report on the Washington Masonic Convention.
    • IV-564: Committee of elective officers to procure a design for Grand Lodge certificates.
      • 12/14: IV-573; report given.
    • IV-566: Thanks voted to Bro. Edward A. Raymond for the presentation of an organ.
  • 12/14 (Masonic Temple, Boston): IV-568; Annual Communication. Officiated by Deputy Grand Master, Simon W. Robinson.
    • IV-569: Report of the Committee of Finance.
    • IV-570: Statement from the D.D.G.M. of the First District, regarding delinquency of lodges.
    • IV-570: Report of the Committee of Charity.
    • IV-571: Report of the Trustees of the Grand Charity Fund.
    • IV-573: Report of committee on the appointment of Grand Lecturers.
    • IV-573: Petition by Star in the East Lodge, New Bedford, for remission of dues.
    • IV-574: Communication from Most Wor. Caleb Butler, declining to be a candidate for re-election due to infirmity.
    • IV-575: Recording Grand Secretary instructed to "wind up the affairs of Hiram Lodge, Lexington."
    • IV-532: Election of Rt. Wor. Augustus Peabody as Grand Master (34 ballots). Other Grand Lodge officers elected.
  • 12/27 (Masonic Temple, Boston): IV-578;

Noted that 14 lodges were present, "a larger number than any previous meeting within the last ten years."

    • IV-579: Instruction by Grand Lodge Lecturers.
    • IV-580: Installation of Grand Master Peabody and other Grand Lodge officers. (Order of ceremonies noted.)
    • IV-583: Address by Grand Master Peabody.
    • IV-585: An "eloquent and chaste address on the character and tendency of the Institution." By Rev. Bro. Joseph O. Skinner.

PETITIONS FOR CHARTERS

  • 03/09: IV-540; Petition by Morning Star Lodge, Worcester, for the charter to be restored.
    • 06/08: IV-551; withdrawn; seal and charter never returned, cannot be restored.

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

LIST OF LODGES BY DISTRICT: 1842

Note: This is extremely conjectural, and based in part on the locations of the appointed Deputies.

DISTRICT 1

Samuel Eveleth (Boston), District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges

DISTRICT 2

Isaac Collyer (Marblehead), District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges

DISTRICT 3

Jeremiah Kilburn (Groton), District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges

DISTRICT 4

Jonathan Greenwood (Framingham), District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges

DISTRICT 5

Benjamin Huntoon (Canton), District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges

DISTRICT 6

Gardner Ruggles (Hardwick), District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges

DISTRICT 7

Jonathan Ames (West Bridgewater), District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges

DISTRICT 8

Robert F. Parker (Nantucket), District Deputy Grand Master; 2 Lodges

DISTRICT 9

Gardner Ruggles, Special Deputy; 4 Lodges

★ = Appeared in Grand Lodge during 1842. (See Attendance Summary)


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