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1865

WILLIAM PARKMAN, Grand Master

Charles C. Dame, Deputy Grand Master
Wendell T. Davis, Senior Grand Warden
Solon Thornton, Junior Grand Warden


QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

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)

03/08 Agenda

  • VII-11; Report of Committee on Charity.

06/14 Agenda

  • 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.

09/14 Agenda

  • 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.

12/13 Agenda

  • 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.
  • 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

None.

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.
  • 03/08: VII-7; Petition for Hope U.D., Gardner, granted.
  • 06/14: VII-14; Petition for William Parkman U.D., Winchester; granted, with detailed description of revisions to proposed by-laws.
  • 06/14: VII-17; Petition for North Star U.D., Ashland; granted, with minor corrections to by-laws.
  • 06/14: VII-18; Petition for Star U.D., Athol; granted.
  • 12/13: VII-39; Petition for Saggahew U.D., Haverhill; granted, with minor corrections to 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

  • Return of Dispensations (lodges dissolved):

Petitions for Restoration of Charter

None.

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

None.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Freemasons Hall, Boston, 12/27/1865); VII-52.

LIST OF LODGES BY DATE OF PRECEDENCE: 1865

When more information is available, this will be updated with district information. (Note: There were 12 Districts in 1865, plus a special area for Chile.

  • DISTRICT 1: James A. Fox, Boston, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 2: William Sutton, South Danvers, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 3: William F. Salmon, Lowell, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 4: H.C. Skinner, Milford, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 5: John P. Lovell, East Weymouth, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 6: J. W. Dadmun, Roxbury, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 7: Lucius W. Lovell, East Weymouth, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 8: R.S. Pope, Hyannis, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 9: Henry Chickering, Pittsfield, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 10: David W. Crafts, Northampton, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 11: William E. Parmenter, Boston, District Deputy Grand Master
  • DISTRICT 12: Newell A. Thompson, Boston, District Deputy Grand Master
  • CHILE: George H. Kendall, Special Deputy for Chile


ARMY LODGES


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