WILLIAM PARKMAN, Grand Master
- 1 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 1.1 03/08 Agenda
- 1.2 06/14 Agenda
- 1.3 09/14 Agenda
- 1.4 12/13 Agenda
- 1.5 Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals
- 1.6 Grand Master's Address
- 1.7 Lodge By-Law Changes
- 1.8 Necrologies and Memorials
- 1.9 Petitions for Charters
- 1.10 Petitions for Dispensation for Lodges
- 1.11 Petitions for Restoration of Charter
- 2 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 3 FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 4 LIST OF LODGES BY DISTRICT: 1865
Held at Freemasons' Hall, 10 Summer St., Boston)'
- 03/08: VII-1;
- 06/14: VII-12;
- 09/14: VII-25;
- 12/13: VII-36; (Annual Communication; also adjourned to 12/14)
- VII-11; Report of Committee on Charity.
- VII-18: Circular distributed by Grand Lodge of Missouri proposing "a Convention of all the Grand Lodges in the United States to consider the present condition of the Fraternity;" referred to the Grand Master.
- VII-22: Petition by Gate of the Temple Lodge, South Boston, requesting permission to remove temporarily to the city proper; declined.
- VII-23; Report of Committee on Charity.
- VII-26: Visit by R.W. George M. Hillyer, Past Grand Master of Mississippi.
- VII-28: Communication from Bethesda Lodge, Valparaiso, expressing regret on the death of President Abraham Lincoln.
- VII-30: Report of destruction by fire of the hall of Day Spring Lodge, Monson, resulting in the loss of Charter and Regalia. Suggestion of the remission of dues and presentation of new charter and jewels.
- 12/13: VII-42; communications from Day Spring Lodge.
- VII-30ff: Report on the charter and Master's gavel of the Lodge of St. Mary's, Georgia, in the possession of Old Colony Lodge; accompanying correspondence.
09/14: VII-34; Report of Committee on Charity.
- VII-43; Report of Committee on Charity.
- VII-44: Report of Auditing Committee.
- VII-46: Report of Library Committee, including a description of items lost due to the Winthrop House fire.
- VII-49: Election of Charles C. Dame as Grand Master and other Grand Lodge officers.
- VII-49: Committee appointed to make arrangements for the installation.
- VII-50: Lodge of Instruction on the following morning; nearly 600 brethren present ("the most numerously attended meeting of the kind in the history of the Grand Lodge.")
Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals
- 06/14: VII-22; Amendment to the Grand Constitutions to revise sections regarding processions by adding a Grand Standard Bearer.
- 09/14: VII-26; some parts adopted:
- Part 1, Article 2, Section 1
- Part 3, Article 7, Section 1 Note: this edit adds jewels for Grand Standard Bearer and Grand Organist, but the description of other officers' jewels is lacking. Will need to be updated.
- 09/14: VII-26; some parts adopted:
- 12/13: VII-42; Amendment to the Grand Constitutions to revise Part 3, Article 8, Section 1 regarding the jewels for officers.
Grand Master's Address
- 12/27: VII-55; Grand Master's Address.
Lodge By-Law Changes
Necrologies and Memorials
- 03/08: VII-9; Death of Rt. Wor. John R. Bradford, Past Grand Warden; memorial presented by committee.
- 03/08: VII-11; Death of Bro. Benjamin Stevens, "an active, adhering and faithful Brother."
Petitions for Charters
- 03/08: VII-4ff; Petition for Ancient Landmark U.D., Shanghai, China, granted; a full description of the proceedings leading to the petition are provided.
- 06/14: VII-14; Petition for William Parkman U.D., Winchester; granted, with detailed description of revisions to proposed by-laws.
- 12/13: VII-39; Petition for Mount Hollis U.D., Holliston; granted, with minor corrections to by-laws. (Dispensation 12/14/1864)
- 12/13: VII-40; Petition for Golden Fleece U.D., Lynn, granted with minor corrections to by-laws. (Dispensation 02/11)
Petitions for Dispensation for Lodges
- Mentioned in Grand Master's Address, beginning on Page VII-53:
- Mount Hollis, Holliston (12/14/1864; chartered 12/13)
- Golden Fleece, Lynn (02/11; chartered 12/13)
- The Lodge of Eleusis, Boston (02/22; chartered 12/13)
- Athelstan, Worcester (05/09)
- Lafayette, Roxbury (06/12)
- Konohassett, Cohasset (06/15)
- Acacia, Gloucester (08/08)
- Artisan, Winchendon (09/01)
- James Otis, Barnstable (09/13)
- Adelphi, South Boston (09/27)
- Charles W. Moore, Fitchburg (10/10)
- Adams, Wellfleet (12/14)
Petitions for Restoration of Charter
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
(held at Freemasons Hall, Boston, 12/27/1865); VII-52.
- VII-53; Report of Committee on Charity.
- VII-53: Report of the Grand Master for the preceding year:
- Hall Dedications:
- Doric, Feltonville (01/19)
- Gloucester, for The Tyrian Lodge (02/07)
- May Flower, Middleboro (03/20)
- Roxbury, for Washington Lodge (03/17; description)
- Starr King, Salem (04/17)
- Waltham, for Monitor Lodge (05/01; description)
- Hope, Gardner (05/03)
- William Parkman, Winchester, Winchester (06/22)
- John T. Heard, Ipswich (07/08)
- Star, Athol (07/20)
- Monson, for Day Spring Lodge (12/22)
- West Harwich, for Mount Horeb Lodge (12/25)
- Hall Dedications:
- VII-55: Installation of Grand Master Dame and other Grand Lodge officers.
- VII-58: Report of committee on petition by Masons in South Carolina for aid to reestablish the Institution in Columbia, S.C.; a collection was taken.
- VII-61: Annual Feast celebrated.
LIST OF LODGES BY DISTRICT: 1865
This district layout is based on the O. P. edition of the Proceedings. However, this publication is riddled with errors, and some adjustment was necessary.
(Note: There were 12 Districts in 1865, plus a special area for Chile.
James A. Fox, Boston, District Deputy Grand Master; 14 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- St. John's (Boston, 1733)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, (Boston, 1756)
- Mount Lebanon (Boston, 1801)
- Corner Stone (Duxbury, 1801)
- Bethesda (Brighton, 1819)
- Monitor (Waltham, 1820)
- Mount Tabor (East Boston, 1846)
- Baalbec (East Boston, 1852)
- Winslow Lewis (Boston, 1855)
- Revere (Boston, 1856)
- Pequossette (Watertown, 1856)
- Hammatt (East Boston, 1859)
- Belmont (Belmont, 1864)
- William Parkman (Winchester, 1864)
- The Lodge of Eleusis (Boston, 1865)
- Adelphi, South Boston, U.D.)
William Sutton, South Danvers, District Deputy Grand Master; 14 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- Philanthropic (Marblehead, 1760)
- St. John's (Newburyport, 1766)
- The Tyrian (Gloucester, 1770)
- Essex (Salem, 1791)
- St. Mark's (Newburyport, 1803)
- Mount Carmel (Lynn, 1805)
- Jordan (Danvers, 1808)
- Warren (Amesbury, 1822)
- Liberty (Beverly, 1824)
- Ashler (Rockport, 1851)
- Amity (Danvers, 1863)
- Starr King (Salem, 1864)
- John T. Heard (Ipswich, 1864)
- Golden Fleece (Lynn, 1865)
- Acacia, Gloucester, U.D.)
William F. Salmon, Lowell, District Deputy Grand Master; 14 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- St. Paul (Groton, 1797)
- Corinthian (Concord, 1797)
- Aurora (Fitchburg, 1801)
- Merrimack (Haverhill, 1802)
- Pentucket (Lowell, 1807)
- St. Matthew's (Andover, 1822)
- Grecian (Lawrence, 1825)
- Ancient York (Lowell, 1852)
- Caleb Butler (South Groton, 1859)
- Wilder (Leominster, 1859)
- John Hancock (Methuen, 1860)
- Tuscan (Lawrence, 1863)
- Hope (Gardner, 1864)
- Saggahew (Haverhill, 1864)
- Artisan, Winchendon, U.D.)
H.C. Skinner, Milford, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Olive Branch (Sutton, 1797)
- Montgomery (Milford, 1797)
- Solomon's Temple (Uxbridge, 1818)
- Franklin (Grafton, 1851)
- Blackstone River (Blackstone, 1855)
- Webster (Webster, 1858)
- Oxford (Oxford, 1859)
- John Warren (Hopkinton, 1860)
- Mount Hollis (Holliston, 1864)
John P. Lovell, East Weymouth, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- Old Colony (Hingham, 1792)
- Rising Star (Stoughton, 1799)
- Corner Stone (Duxbury, 1801)
- Rural (Quincy, 1801)
- Norfolk Union (Randolph, 1819)
- Orphan's Hope (Weymouth, 1825)
- Plymouth (Plymouth, 1825)
- Paul Revere (N. Bridgewater, 1856)
- John Cutler (Abington, 1859)
- Orient (South Dedham, 1861)
- Blue Hill (Canton, 1863)
- Konohassett, Cohasset, U.D.)
J. W. Dadmun, Worcester, District Deputy Grand Master; 13 Lodges
- Morning Star (Worcester, 1793)
- Middlesex (Framingham, 1795)
- Meridian (Natick, 1797)
- Mount Zion (Barre, 1800)
- Trinity (Clinton, 1858)
- Quaboag (Warren, 1858)
- Montacute (Worcester, 1858)
- United Brethren (Marlborough, 1859)
- Quinnebaug (Southbridge, 1859)
- Eden (Ware, 1863)
- Doric, Feltonville, 1864)
- Hayden (Brookfield, 1863)
- North Star (Ashland, 1864)
- Athelstan, Worcester, U.D.)
Lucius W. Lovell, East Weymouth, District Deputy Grand Master; 13 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- Fellowship (Bridgewater, 1797)
- Bristol (Attleboro, 1797)
- King David (Taunton, 1798)
- St. Alban's (Foxborough, 1818)
- Star in the East (New Bedford, 1823)
- Social Harmony (Wareham, 1823)
- Mount Hope (Fall River, 1824)
- Eureka (New Bedford, 1857)
- Pythagorean (Marion, 1861)
- Pioneer (Somerset, 1863)
- May Flower (Middleboro, 1864)
- St. James (Mansfield, 1864)
- Charles W. Moore, Fitchburg, U.D.)
R.S. Pope, Hyannis, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges + 2 U.D.
- Union (Nantucket, 1771)
- King Hiram's (Provincetown, 1795)
- Marine (Falmouth, 1798)
- Fraternal (Barnstable, 1801)
- Mount Horeb (West Harwich, 1854)
- DeWitt Clinton (Sandwich, 1855)
- Pilgrim (Harwich South Village, 1859)
- Martha's Vineyard (Tisbury, 1859)
- James Otis, Barnstable, U.D.)
- Adams, Wellfleet, U.D.)
Henry Chickering, Pittsfield, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges + 1 U. D.
- Cincinnatus (Great Barrington, 1795)
- Evening Star (Lee, 1795)
- Thomas (Palmer, 1796)
- Wisdom (West Stockbridge, 1803)
- Mystic (Pittsfield, 1810)
- Hampden (Springfield, 1817)
- Lafayette (North Adams, 1847)
- Mount Moriah (Westfield, 1856)
- Berkshire (Adams, 1857)
- Day Spring (Monson, 1862)
- Roswell Lee (Springfield, 1864)
- United (Huntington, U.D.) charter returned
David W. Crafts, Northampton, District Deputy Grand Master; 12 Lodges
- Republican (Greenfield, 1795)
- Harmony (Northfield, 1796)
- Jerusalem (Northampton, 1797)
- Mountain (Shelburne Falls, 1806)
- Bethel (Enfield, 1825)
- Chicopee (Chicopee, 1848)
- Mount Tom (Holyoke, 1850)
- Orange (Orange, 1859)
- Pacific (Amherst, 1860)
- Star (Athol, 1864)
William E. Parmenter, Boston, District Deputy Grand Master;
- King Solomon's (Charlestown, 1783)
- Hiram (West Cambridge, 1797)
- Star of Bethlehem (Chelsea, 1844)
- Putnam (East Cambridge, 1854)
- Mount Hermon (Woburn, 1854)
- Mount Horeb (Medford, 1855)
- Wyoming (Melrose, 1856)
- Mount Vernon (Malden, 1857)
- John Abbot(Somerville, 1857)
- Henry Price (Charlestown, 1858)
Newell A. Thompson, Boston, District Deputy Grand Master; 12 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- The Massachusetts (Boston, 1770)
- Columbian (Boston, 1796)
- Union (Dorchester, 1796)
- Washington (Roxbury, 1796)
- Amicable (Cambridge, 1805)
- St. Paul's (South Boston, 1846)
- Germania (Boston, 1854)
- Gate of the Temple (South Boston, 1855)
- Joseph Warren (Boston, 1856)
- Dalhousie (Newtonville, 1860)
- Aberdour (Boston, 1860)
- Mount Olivet (Cambridge, 1863)
- Lafayette, Roxbury, U.D.)
George H. Kendall, Special Deputy for Chile; 3 Lodges
- Bethesda (Valparaiso, Chile, 1854)
- Hiram (Copiapo, Chile, 1858)
- Southern Cross (Valparaiso, Chile, 1858)
- Ancient Landmark (Shanghai, China, U. D.)