EDWARD A. RAYMOND, Grand Master
- 1 NOTES
- 2 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 3 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 4 FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 5 LIST OF LODGES BY DISTRICT: 1849
Held at Masonic Temple, Boston
- 03/14: V-224;
- 06/13: V-234;
- 09/12: V-238;
- 12/12: V-259; (Annual Communication)
- 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- V-230: Petition of King Hiram's Lodge from 12/1848 was withdrawn.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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Grand Master's Address
Necrologies and Memorials
Petitions for Charters
- 06/13: V-234; Petition by members of Evening Star Lodge, and to remove to Lee; granted.
- 12/12: V-264; Petition for Chicopee Lodge, Chicopee, granted.
Petitions for Dispensation for Lodges
Petitions for Restoration of Charter
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
From the collection of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
- This list is based on the O.P. for 1849 (see above).
- Eden is listed in the O.P., but its charter had been surrendered in November 1848.
- Thomas is listed in the O.P., but its charter had been surrendered in 1835; still, it was mentioned by Grand Master Randall in 1853.
- 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.
C. Gayton Pickman, District Deputy Grand Master; 14 Lodges
- St. John's (Boston, 1733)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, (Boston, 1756)
- The Massachusetts (Boston, 1770)
- King Solomon's (Charlestown, 1783)
- Columbian (Boston, 1796)
- Union (Dorchester, 1796)
- Washington (Roxbury, 1796)
- Hiram (West Cambridge, 1797)
- Mount Lebanon (Boston, 1801)
- Amicable (Cambridge, 1805)
- Bethesda (Brighton, 1819)
- Star of Bethlehem (Chelsea, 1844)
- Mount Tabor (East Boston, 1846)
- St. Paul's (South Boston, 1846)
Asa T. Newhall, District Deputy Grand Master'; 9 Lodges
- Philanthropic (Marblehead, 1760)
- The Tyrian (Gloucester, 1770)
- Essex (Salem, 1791)
- St. Mark's (Newburyport, 1803)
- Mount Carmel (Lynn, 1805)
- Jordan (Danvers, 1808)
- St. Matthew's (Andover, 1822)
- Warren (Amesbury, 1822)
- Liberty (Beverly, 1824)
Nathan Ordway, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- St. Paul's (Groton, 1797)
- Corinthian (Concord, 1797)
- Aurora (Fitchburg, 1801)
- Pentucket (Lowell, 1807)
- Grecian (Lawrence, 1825)
Jonathan Greenwood, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Paul Dean, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges
- Montgomery (Medway, 1797)
- Rising Star (Stoughton, 1799)
- Corner Stone (Duxbury, 1801)
- Constellation (Dedham, 1801)
Horace Chenery, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- Morning Star (Worcester, 1793)
- Olive Branch (Sutton, 1797)
- Meridian Sun (Brookfield, 1797)
- Mount Zion (Hardwick, 1800)
- Harris (Templeton, 1802)
- Solomon's Temple (Uxbridge, 1818)
- Oxford (Oxford, 1825)
- Doric (Southbridge, 1826)
Lucien B. Keith, District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges
- Fellowship (Bridgewater, 1797)
- King David (Taunton, 1798)
- Star in the East (New Bedford, 1823)
- Mount Hope (Fall River, 1824)
Waterman Crocker, District Deputy Grand Master; 2 Lodges
W. Franklin Weston, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- Cincinnatus (Sheffield, 1795)
- Evening Star (Lee, 1795) charter restored, and removed to new location
- Harmony (Northfield, 1796)
- Jerusalem (Northampton, 1797)
- Mystic (Pittsfield, 1810)
- Humanity (Holland, 1811)
- Hampden (Springfield, 1817)
- Lafayette (North Adams, 1847)
- Chicopee (Chicopee, 1848)
Benjamin Brown, District Deputy Grand Master; 1 Lodge
OUTSIDE OF MASSACHUSETTS
No District Deputy Grand Master; 1 Lodge