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1851

EDWARD A. RAYMOND, Grand Master

NOTES

QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

Held at Masonic Temple, Boston

  • 03/13: V-323;
  • 06/12: V-327;
  • 09/10: V-333;
  • 12/10: V-339; (Annual Communication)

03/13 Agenda

  • V-324: Report of the committee on District Grand Lecturers.
    • 12/10: V-346; Full report by committee; adopted; election of one lecturer per district. "That in consideration of the great convenience to urge no other reason of a uniform system of Work and Lectures and as this Grand Lodge has with great unanimity recommended such a system . . . it shall be the duty of the Grand Master to appoint some well qualified Brother to each Masonic District, as District Grand Lecturer whose duties and prerogatives shall be within his respective District, the same as those of the existing Grand Lecturers of the State. . ."
  • V-324: Reports of the committee on the subject of a General Grand Lodge.
  • V-325: Election of Rt. Wor. William Eaton as Junior Grand Warden, replacing the deceased Rt. Wor. Asa Newhall.
    • 06/12: V-328; Installation of Rt. Wor. Eaton as Junior Grand Warden.

06/12 Agenda

  • V-328: Communication from the Grand Lodge of Mississippi concerning the centennial of the initiation of George Washington. By resolution, Grand Lodge agreed to celebrate it.
  • V-329: Communication from the Grand Lodge of Louisiana regarding Scottish Rite and 33°.

09/10 Agenda

  • V-335: Communication from the Grand Lodge of New York, communicating the opinion of the Grand Lodge of England.
    • V-336: Report on General Grand Lodge tabled.
  • V-337: Grand Lodge declined to participate in the proposed "Railroad Jubilee" on 09/19/1851. (Note picture by William Sharp: Railroad Jubilee on Boston Common; 1851. Now in the Museum of Fine Arts.) Grand Lodge to offer "civilities" during the day. An evening would be set aside for the festivities.

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[http://www.mfa.org/collections/search_art.asp?recview=true&id=33221 William Sharp: Railroad Jubilee on Boston Common, 1851

  • V-337: Complaint against St. Paul's Lodge, Groton, regarding initiation of a candidate from New Hampshire.
    • 12/10: V-354; Committee appointed to consider the records of the lodge and render judgement.

12/10 Agenda

  • V-341: Petition by Cincinnatus and Mount Carmel Lodge for remission of dues; granted.
  • V-342: Report of the Committee of Finance.
  • V-343: Report of the Trustees of the Temple.
  • V-345: Report of the Committee of Charity.
  • V-349: Election of http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMRandall George M. Randall] as Grand Master (75 ballots), and other Grand Lodge officers.
  • V-351: Resolution in support of Rt. Wor. Charles W. Moore, "the moral character [of whom] . . . has been of late repeatedly and publicly aspersed by one Henry C. Atwood of the city of New York."
  • V-353: Committee appointed on installation arragements.

Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals

  • 03/13: V-326; Amendment to Grand Constitutions regarding voting power of members of Committee of Finance and Grand Lecturers.
    • 06/11: V-331; Presentation of final resolution.
    • 09/10: V-336; Report adopted. "The two Grand Lecturers and the member of the Committee of Finance shall be severally entitled to vote in Grand Lodge, provided that they are not otherwise entitled to a vote." (Part 1, Article 8, Section 17; Part 3, Article 1).
  • 12/10: V-353; Amendment to Grand Constitutions, Article 5, Part 1, "be referred to a committee for revision and amendment should amendment be deemed necessary."

Grand Master's Address

None.

Necrologies and Memorials

06/12: V-329; Death of Rt. Wor. John Soley, Past Grand Master; communication from King Solomon's Lodge.

Petitions for Charters

None.

Petitions for Restoration of Charter

  • 09/10: V-334; Petition by members of Plymouth Lodge, Plymouth; granted at the discretion of the Grand Master "when he shall be satisfied that the petitioners have strictly complied with the provisions of the Constitution."

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

None.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/30/1851)

  • V-355: Report of the Trustees of the Grand Charity Fund.
  • V-357: Report of the Committee on Charity.
  • V-357: Instruction session. A committee from the Grand Lodge of Maine was in attendance.
  • V-360: Installation of Grand Master http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMRandall Randall] and other Grand Lodge officers. "Appropriate and interesting valedictory address" by Past Grand Master Raymond. The Grand Master then offered an "interesting and animated address."
  • V-360: Presentation of a Masonic Jewel by Hon. Bro. Myron Lawrence of the Massachusetts State Senate, once in the possession of George Washington.

LIST OF LODGES BY DATE OF PRECEDENCE: 1851

When more information is available, this will be updated with district information.

  • DISTRICT 1: Steven Lovell, Boston, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 2: William Ferson, Gloucester, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 3: Prentice Cushing, Lowell, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 4: Jonathan Greenwood, Framingham, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 5: Paul Dean, Jr., Easton, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 6: Horace Chenery, Worcester, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 7: Lucien B. Keith, New Bedford, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 8: Jeremiah Stone, Provincetown, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 9: W. Franklin Weston, Dalton, District Deputy Grand Master
  • NANTUCKET: Benjamin Brown, Nantucket, Special Deputy for Nantucket

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