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Revision as of 14:42, 20 October 2011

1888

HENRY ENDICOTT, Grand Master

Samuel Wells, Deputy Grand Master
James M. Gleason, Senior Grand Warden
Dana J. Flanders, Junior Grand Warden


QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(Held at Masonic Temple, Boston)

  • 03/14: 1888-8;
  • 06/13: 1888-55;
  • 09/12: 1888-213;
  • 12/12: 1888-247; (Annual Communication)

03/09 Agenda

  • 1888-21: Installation of certain officers absent at the Feast of St. John.
  • 1888-25: Further time granted regarding Fraternity Lodge, with the committee reporting progress in the "settlement of its affairs."
  • 1888-25: Report of committee on the revision of forms and ceremonies; due to difference of opinion, the matter was tabled to the next Quarterly Communication.
    • 06/13: 1888-75: "After a very full expression of opinion by many brethren, it was voted to refer the matter to a new committee."
    • 09/12: 1888-219; Further time granted.
    • 12/12: 1888-291; Revisions on position of Chaplain and of the Great Lights; approved.
  • 1888-26ff: Report on the territorial limits of Boston Lodges, in response to a petition by Union Lodge of Dorchester. Note that on Pages 1888-35 and 1888-36 there is a list of the twenty-nine then extant lodges located within the city limits of Boston.
  • 06/13: 1888-72: Amendment to Grand Constitutions adopted (see above).
  • 1888-42: Charity Committee report.
  • 1888-42: Proposal to erect a new monument to Henry Price; voted to choose a day in June to celebrate this event.
    • 06/13: 1888-76: Dedication to be held on 06/21.

HenryPriceMedal1888.jpg
Henry Price Medal

  • 1888-44: Resolution to create a medal to honor Henry Price. (This is the origin of the Henry Price Medal, and was originally proposed by Past Grand Master Samuel Crocker Lawrence.)
    • 06/13: 1888-77: A full description of the medal. A picture of the medal as originally designed appears facing page 1888-77; the original date it bears is June 26, 1888.

06/09 Agenda

09/12 Agenda

  • 1888-219: Vote of thanks for Wor. Albert L. Fessenden for "numerous and valuable services rendered" in the erection and dedication of the monument to Henry Price; including securing the gift of the lot, the cleaning of the site, the transportation of the head stone to the Masonic Temple in Boston.
  • 1888-224: Petition by Mount Horeb (Woburn) Lodge ("and other lodges"), asking for a revision of the Grand Constitutions to reduce the initiation fee be reduced from $5 to $1 and that the head tax be reduced from $10 to $5 annually; and that a Grand Lecturer should be sent to the District. Referred.
    • 12/12: 1888-287; At the request of some petitioning brethren, this proposal was carried forward to the next Quarterly Communication.
  • 1888-226: Charity Committee report.

12/12 Agenda

  • 1888-257: Petition by "United Grand Lodge of New South Wales" for recognition; referred to committee.
    • 1888-296; Recognition granted.
  • Recorded in Grand Master Endicott's address, beginning on page 1888-264:
  • 1888-286: Report of Auditing Committee.
  • 1888-287: Report of committee on proposed corrections to ritual; there were "slight discrepancies between the Work and Lectures of the three degrees and some trifling grammatical errors." The committee proposed slight changes, for which permission was granted.
  • 1888-289: Appropriation for the Education and Charity Trust.
  • 1888-293: Re-election of Grand Master Endicott, and other Grand Lodge officers. Remarks by Deputy Grand Master Wells and Grand Master Endicott.

Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals

  • 06/13: 1888-72; Proposal to amend the Grand Constitutions, Miscellaneous Regulations, Section 27, concerning the territorial limits of Boston lodges; adopted.
  • 09/12: 1888-226; Proposal to amend Part 1, Article 8, Section 17, regarding Grand Lecturers; referred.
    • 12/12: 1888-288; adopted.

Grand Master's Address

  • 03/14: 1888-45: Report on Grand Master's address.
  • 12/12: 1888-259: Grand Master's Address; deaths of Gardner, Oliver, Tufts, Lowe, Williams, Spalding, Evans, Simons; visits; report of Board of Directors; final remarks.

Lodge By-Law Changes

Necrologies and Memorials

  • 03/14: 1888-15; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Joel Spalding, M.D., Past Senior Grand Warden, presented by Rt. Wor. William F. Salmon, for the committee.
    • 12/12: 1888-263; Mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 06/13: 1888-62; Memorial to Rt. Wor. William S. Gardner, Past Grand Master, presented by Rt. Wor. Samuel Crocker Lawrence, Past Grand Master, for the committee.
    • 12/12: 1888-260; Mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 06/13: 1888-69; Memorial to Bro. W. Marlborough Williams, Grand Sword Bearer, and a member of Winthrop Lodge, who had been present at the constitution of the lodge a few weeks earlier. Referred to committee.
    • 09/12: 1888-217; Presented by Rt. Wor. Charles Harris, on behalf of the committee.
    • 12/12: 1888-262; Mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 06/13: 1888-77: Memorial to Rt. Wor. Charles Tufts, prepared by Rt. Wor. Lucius R. Paige, and presented by the Grand Master. (Note that Charles Tufts was Secretary of Amicable Lodge, and was in that office when the lodge was "wrecked in 1838 by the anti-Masonic tornado.")
    • 12/12: 1888-261; Mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 09/21: 1888-225; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Joseph D. Evans, Past Grand Master of New York. A brief memorial was offered by the Grand Master.
    • 12/12: 1888-263; Mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/12: 1888-260; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Samuel Parkman Oliver, Past Senior Grand Warden; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/12: 1888-261; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Abraham T. Lowe, Past Deputy Grand Master, "one of the oldest Masons in this state" (he was 92); mentioned in Grand Master's Address. He "had lived under the administration of every President of the United States"; was the oldest living representative of the Massachusetts legislature; and was the oldest graduate of Dartmouth College.
  • 12/12: 1888-263; Memorial to Rt. Wor. John W. Simons, Past Grand Master of New York; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.

Petitions for Charters

Petitions for Dispensation for Lodges

  • Dispensations for new lodges, mentioned in the Grand Master's Address beginning on Page 1888-264:

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • 01/20/1888: 1888-1; Malden. Constitution of Converse Lodge.
    • 1888-3: Procession by Grand Lodge into hall; welcome by committee. Constitution of Converse Lodge.
    • 1888-3: Installation of officers of Converse Lodge.
    • 1888-4: Address by Grand Master Endicott, as well as brief addresses by other officers.
  • 04/30/1888: 1888-49; Boston, at Grand Lodge. Constitution of Winthrop Lodge.
    • 1888-50: Constitution of Winthrop Lodge in Corinthian Hall.
    • 1888-51: Installation of officers of Winthrop Lodge.
    • 1888-52: Charge by Grand Master Endicott, as well as brief addresses by Past Grand Masters Parkman and Nickerson and Grand Chaplain Israel.
  • 06/21/1888: 1888-82; Townsend. Dedication of the Henry Price Monument.
    • 1888-83: Grand Lodge, along with about 40 members of Henry Price Lodge, and more than 100 members of St. Paul and Caleb Butler Lodges of Ayer, traveled by special train to Townsend and opened in ample form in the Odd Fellows' Hall.
    • 1888-84: Song by Rev. Bro. William Alger (Fame and Time) and an address by Grand Master Endicott.
    • 1888-86: Dedication of memorial marker. (Note: an engraving of this monument appears opposite page 1888-87; a portrait of Henry Price appears opposite page 1888-82.)
    • 1888-88: Address by Grand Master Grand Master Endicott and remarks of Recording Grand Secretary Nickerson, with a biographical sketch of Henry Price.
    • 188-100: A "bountiful collation" at the Town Hall, featuring many discussions of the Grand Lodge's visit to the Price grave in June 1866 (by Grand Master Heard and others).
  • 06/26/1888: 1888-102; Celebration of the Feast of St. John the Baptist.
    • 1888-104: Ceremonies and prayers.
    • 1888-106ff: Extensive remarks by Recording Grand Secretary Nickerson, regarding Henry Price, and a long discussion of the claims of seniority of Pennsylvania.
    • 1888-185: Remarks by Rt. Wor. Charles Levi Woodbury.
    • 1888-186: Remarks by Rt. Wor. and Rev. Lucius R. Paige, Senior Permanent Member; with some biographical information.
    • 1888-193: Remarks by Rev. Fielder Israel, Grand Chaplain.
    • 1888-193: Remarks by Past Grand Master Welch.
    • 1888-197: Remarks by Past Grand Master Lawrence.
    • 1888-199: Remarks by Deputy Grand Master Wells.
    • 1888-202: Poetic dedication to the Grand Lodge, composed by Rt. Wor. William W. Wheildon, Past Corresponding Grand Secretary.
  • 07/04/1888: 1888-204; Southbridge. Cornerstone Laying of Town Hall and High School.
    • 1888-205: Opening of Grand Lodge at Quinebaug Lodge hall; procession to hall site with the escort of Worcester County Commandery and Quinebaug Lodge, as well as "various Societies, the Fire Department, and Citizens of the town."
    • 1888-205: Ceremony of corner-stone; address by Grand Master Endicott.
    • 1888-208: Remarks by Presiding Officer C. D. Paige; letters from distinguished citizens, and an "eloquent oration" by Frank P. Goulding, Esq., of Worcester.
    • 1888-208: An excellent dinner at the C.A. Dresser House. The "early departure of the trains . . . deprived some of the visitors of the opportunity to air their eloquence."
  • 10/04/1888: 1888-228; Somerville. Dedication of the Somerville Masonic hall.
    • 1888-229: Procession by Grand Lodge into hall; welcome by Master of John Abbot Lodge, on behalf of John Abbot and Soley Lodges.
    • 1888-230: Dedication of hall.
    • 1888-230: Historical address by Bro. Aaron Soley of Soley Lodge.
    • 1888-239: Charge by Grand Master Endicott.
  • 11/21/1888: 1888-242; Yarmouth. Dedication of the Masonic hall of Howard Lodge.
    • 1888-243: Procession by Grand Lodge into hall; welcome by Master of Howard Lodge.
    • 1888-243: Dedication of hall.
    • 1888-244: Address by Grand Master Endicott; brief remarks by other attendees.
  • 01/10/1889: 1888-358; Wakefield. Constitution of Golden Rule Lodge.
    • 1888-359: Opening of Grand Lodge at Odd Fellows' Hall; procession by Grand Lodge into hall; welcome by committee. Constitution of Golden Rule Lodge.
    • 1888-360: Installation of officers of Golden Rule Lodge.
    • 1888-361: Address by Grand Master Endicott.
  • 02/22/1889: 1888-364; Springfield. Cornerstone Laying of Post Office.
    • 1888-365: Opening of Grand Lodge at Springfield Masonic hall; procession to hall site with a large procession, described in detail; a "short march through some of the principal streets."
    • 1888-367: Ceremony of corner-stone (as given in detail on Page 1886-77); address by Grand Master Endicott.
    • 1888-370: A fine dinner at the Union Hotel, with attendees in excess of 1000. Toast master Wor. Major Samuel B. Spooner.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1888)

  • 1888-299: Opening and roll call.
  • 1888-301: Installation of Grand Master Endicott by Past Grand Master Parkman, with full address recorded. Installation of other Grand Officers.
  • 1888-309: List of Grand Lodge Proceedings received.
  • 1888-308: Report of Grand Secretary; 1,581 Master Masons made.
  • 1888-310: List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1888, as well as the past 2-7 years.
  • 1888-313: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers:
    • 1888-315: Past Grand Master Parkman.
    • 1888-318: Past Grand Master Josiah Drummond of Maine. Some notes on Masonry in Maine during the anti-Masonic period.
    • 1888-325: Grand Chaplain Charles H. Leonard.
    • 1888-331: Rt. Wor. Solon W. Stevens.
    • 1888-336: Past Grand Master Welch.
    • 1888-339: Past Grand Master and Recording Secretary Nickerson.
    • 1888-343: Past Grand Master Lawrence.
    • 1888-348: Rt. Wor. Charles Harris.
    • 1888-349: Grand Chaplain Fielder Israel.
    • 1888-353: Deputy Grand Master Wells.
    • 1888-356: Senior Grand Warden Andrew C. Stone.

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1888

There were 28 districts in Massachusetts in 1888, as well as districts for Chile and China.

DISTRICT 1: Boston

W. H. L. Smith, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-v

DISTRICT 2: Cambridge

Franklin W. Hopkins, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-vi

DISTRICT 3: East Boston

Alexander M. Hayward, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-vii

DISTRICT 4: South Boston

E. Peabody Gerry, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-viii

DISTRICT 5: Newton

Horace E. Marion, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-ix

DISTRICT 6: Somerville

Charles H. Crane, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-x

DISTRICT 7: Lynn

Henry J. Mills, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xi

DISTRICT 8: Salem

S. Augustus Southwick, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xii

DISTRICT 9: Newburyport

Hiram N. Harriman, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xiii

DISTRICT 10: Lawrence

Andrew C. Stone, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xiv

DISTRICT 11: Lowell

Benjamin H. Hartwell, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xv

DISTRICT 12: Fitchburg

David W. Tinsley, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xvi

DISTRICT 13: Greenfield

Richard N. Oakman, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xvii

DISTRICT 14: North Adams

George French, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xviii

DISTRICT 15: Pittsfield

'George H. Tucker, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xix

DISTRICT 16: Chicopee

Emory Munyan, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xx

DISTRICT 17: Palmer

William S. Douglas, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xxi

DISTRICT 18: Worcester

Edwin A. Hill, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xxii

DISTRICT 19: Southbridge

E. P. Morton, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xxiii

DISTRICT 20: Milford

Clarke P. Harding, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xxiv

DISTRICT 21: Framingham

Henry Gage Wood, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xxv

DISTRICT 22: Hyde Park

Charles W. King, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xxvi

DISTRICT 23: Taunton

Alfred R. Crosby, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xxvii

DISTRICT 24: Brockton

Edward Sawyer, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xxviii

DISTRICT 25: Hingham

Frank P. Arnold, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xxix

DISTRICT 26: Fall River

James Taylor, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xxx

DISTRICT 27: Nantucket

Gifford H.G. McGrew, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xxxi

DISTRICT 28: Barnstable

A.P. Hannum, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1888-xxxii

CHILE DISTRICT

David Trumbull, District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges
Tabular: None

CHINA DISTRICT

William F. Salmon, Proxy of Ancient Landmark Lodge; 1 Lodge
Tabular: None


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