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1868

CHARLES C. DAME, Grand Master

Charles W. Moore, Deputy Grand Master
William F. Salmon, Senior Grand Warden
George H. Taber, Junior Grand Warden


QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(Held at Masonic Temple, Boston)

  • 03/11: VII-222;
  • 06/10: VII-235;
  • 09/09: VII-241;
  • 12/09: VII-251; (Annual Communication)

03/11 Agenda

  • VII-233: Report on communication from King Solomon's Lodge regarding jurisdiction.

06/10 Agenda

  • VII-237: Invitation by Springfield Masonic bodies to the Grand Lodge for the Feast of St. John the Baptist, referred.
  • VII-237: Committee appointed to consider the jurisdictional consequences of the annexation of Roxbury by Boston.
    • VII-239: Report.

09/09 Agenda

  • VII-247: Report of Committee on Charity.
  • VII-249; Committee appointed to prepare a statement of the Grand Lodge's present indebtedness, to be distributed to the Masters and Wardens.
  • VII-249; The Grand Master announced that "brethren who had received the degrees since the last annual return was made could commute their tax to the Grand Lodge by paying nine dollars each."

12/09 Agenda

Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals:

None.

Grand Master's Address

  • 12/09: VII-255; Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/29: VII-269: Grand Master Gardner's Address.

Lodge By-Law Changes

None.

Necrologies and Memorials

Petitions for Charters

  • 03/11: VII-228; Petition for Zetland U.D., Boston, granted with some revisions to by-laws.
  • 03/11: VII-230; Petition for William North U.D., Lowell, granted with minor revisions to by-laws.

Petitions for Dispensation for Lodges

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

None.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/29/1868); VII-207.

  • VII-266: Reception of M.W. Thomas Arthur Doyle, Grand Master of Rhode Island.
  • VII-266: Installation of Grand Master Gardner and other Grand Lodge officers.
  • VII-284: Annual Feast celebrated "after the manner of Masons."

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1868

There were 16 districts in Massachusetts in 1868. The district disposition is listed in the 1870 Proceedings, and this list is derived by excluding lodges chartered earlier from the district listings.

DISTRICT 1: Boston

James A. Fox, District Deputy Grand Master; 12 Lodges

DISTRICT 2: Charlestown

Tracy P. Cheever, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges + 2 U.D.

DISTRICT 3: Boston Highlands

Cephas Brigham, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges

DISTRICT 4: Cambridge

Henry Endicott, District Deputy Grand Master; 12 Lodges

DISTRICT 5: Salem

George H. Peirson, District Deputy Grand Master; 12 Lodges

DISTRICT 6: Newburyport

Lemuel A. Bishop, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges + 1 U.D.

DISTRICT 7: Lowell

Charles Kimball, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges

DISTRICT 8: Greenfield

Ithamar F. Conkey, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges

DISTRICT 9: Pittsfield

Henry Chickering, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges

DISTRICT 10: Springfield

David W. Crafts, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges

DISTRICT 11: Worcester

A. A. Burdin, District Deputy Grand Master; 12 Lodges

DISTRICT 12: Milford

Henry C. Skinner, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges

DISTRICT 13: Taunton

J. Mason Everett, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges

DISTRICT 14: New Bedford

Robert C. Brown, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges

DISTRICT 15: Barnstable

Joseph K. Baker, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges

DISTRICT 16: Plymouth

Zachariah L. Bicknell, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges + 1 U.D.

CHILE DISTRICT

George H. Kendall, District Deputy Grand Master; 2 Lodges

  • Bethesda (Valparaiso, Chile, 1854)
  • Hiram (Caldera, Chile, 1858)

CHINA DISTRICT

Ithamar B. Eames, Special Deputy; 1 Lodge

PERU DISTRICT

Richard H. Hartley, Special Deputy'; 1 Lodge


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