MassachusettsYear1849

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1849

EDWARD A. RAYMOND, Grand Master

George M. Randall , Deputy Grand Master
John J. Loring, Senior Grand Warden
Thomas M. Vinson, Junior Grand Warden

NOTES

EVENTS IN 1849


QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

Held at Masonic Temple, Boston

  • 03/14: V-224;
  • 06/13: V-234;
  • 09/12: V-238;
  • 12/12: V-259; (Annual Communication)

03/14 Agenda

  • V-225: Reception of Most Wor. William Field, Grand Master of Rhode Island.
  • V-225ff: Report on the February convention "for the purpose of providing a more general uniformity in the mode of Work and Lectures." A vote was adopted to exemplify the lectures; this was done by a group of Brothers, which were "discussed, amended and adopted."
  • V-226: Report of committee on a report "in relation to the existing Masonic difficulties in Louisiana."
  • V-229: Report of the Committee of Finance.
  • V-230: Petition of King Hiram's Lodge from 12/1848 was withdrawn.
  • V-232: Committee appointed "to put the Regalia of the Grand Lodge in a suitable condition."
  • V-233: Complaint by King Solomon's Lodge against East Thomaston Lodge in Maine (possibly Orient #15), for "initiating Sojourners from this State" referred.

06/13 Agenda

  • V-235: Committee appointed to obtain jewels and regalia for Permanent Members, Grand Lecturers, and Grand Organist.
  • V-236: Committee appointed for arrangements for Feast of St. John the Baptist in Newburyport.

09/12 Agenda

  • V-239: Report on communications from two different Grand Lodges in New York.
    • V-245ff: Committee report.
  • V-240ff: Report on the reduction of Grand Lodge fees.

12/12 Agenda

  • V-260: Report of the Committee of Finance.
  • V-261: Reception of Most Ex. Robert P. Dunlap, General Grand High Priest of the General Grand Chapter of the United States.
  • V-262: Presentation of the Constitution for a General Grand Lodge by the Grand Master, as adopted by the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island; referred.
  • V-262: Communication from the Washington Monument Association; referred.
  • V-263: Re-election of Grand Master Raymond (49 ballots), and other Grand Lodge officers.
  • V-264: Committee appointed on installation arragements.

Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals

None.

Grand Master's Address

None.

Necrologies and Memorials

None.

Petitions for Charters

Petitions for Dispensation for Lodges

None.

Petitions for Restoration of Charter

None.

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

None.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1849)

  • V-266: Report of the Committee of Charity.
  • V-267: Report of the Trustees of the Temple.
  • V-268: Report of the Trustees of the Grand Charity Fund.
  • V-269: Instruction session.
  • V-272: Installation of Grand Master Raymond and other Grand Lodge officers. Most Wor. Raymond was installed by proxy (Rt. Wor. John B. Hammatt, the oldest Past Master - having presided over a lodge in 1809).
  • V-274: "The Committee of arrangements having been disappointed in procuring the services of an orator the usual festive ceremonies were dispensed with."

LIST OF LODGES BY DISTRICT: 1849

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From the collection of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts

  • This list is based on the O.P. for 1849 (see above).
    • Social Harmony is listed in the O.P., but its charter was not restored until 1856.
    • District 10 was created this year (for Nantucket), but does not appear in the O.P. list. (Union ihas been placed there.)
    • Mount Pleasant Lodge does not appear in the O.P. but does in later years such as 1852. It has been excluded here.
    • Chicopee Lodge is listed as U.D. in the pages above, but it received its Charter in 1849.


DISTRICT 1

C. Gayton Pickman, District Deputy Grand Master; 14 Lodges

DISTRICT 2

Asa T. Newhall, District Deputy Grand Master'; 9 Lodges

DISTRICT 3

Nathan Ordway, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges

DISTRICT 4

Jonathan Greenwood, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges

DISTRICT 5

Paul Dean, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges

DISTRICT 6

Horace Chenery, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges

DISTRICT 7

Lucien B. Keith, District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges

DISTRICT 8

Waterman Crocker, District Deputy Grand Master; 2 Lodges

DISTRICT 9

W. Franklin Weston, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges

DISTRICT 10

Benjamin Brown, District Deputy Grand Master; 1 Lodge

OUTSIDE OF MASSACHUSETTS

No District Deputy Grand Master; 1 Lodge


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