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'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMThomas Isaiah Thomas]''', Grand High Priest<br>
 
'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMThomas Isaiah Thomas]''', Grand High Priest<br>
 
'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMRussell Benjamin Russell]''', Deputy Grand High Priest<br>
 
'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMRussell Benjamin Russell]''', Deputy Grand High Priest<br>
'''Amos Tappan''', Grand King<br>
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'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLOPrescott Oliver Prescott]''', Grand King<br>
'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGCJHopkins James D. Hopkins]''', Grand Scribe
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'''Thomas Carey, Jr.''', Grand Scribe
  
 
== REGULAR SESSIONS ==
 
== REGULAR SESSIONS ==
  
=== ANNUAL SESSION, 09/15/1807 ===
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=== ANNUAL SESSION, 09/13/1808 ===
  
''Meeting held at Mason's Hall, Newburyport (ChI-53):''
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''Meeting held at Mason's Hall, Boston (ChI-59):''
  
 
The Grand Chapter opened.  
 
The Grand Chapter opened.  
  
 
Grand Chapter voted as follows:
 
Grand Chapter voted as follows:
* To extend the period allowed for [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=RACKingSolomon King Solomon's] Chapter to make its returns was extended to December.
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* To permit [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=RACKingSolomon King Solomon's] Chapter to retain its charter.
* To establish a committee to fix the price of diplomas.
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* A committee of Companions to investigate "the proceedings of sundry spurious Royal Arch Masons at Roxbury reported; a list of persons admitted by these activities was to be distributed to all Chapters to prevent "Masonic communications" with them.
 
* To review the accounts of Treasurer and Secretary and fix their compensation.
 
* To review the accounts of Treasurer and Secretary and fix their compensation.
* To thank Companion Tappan for his service.
 
  
 
The meeting elected the following officers for the Grand Royal Arch Chapter for the ensuing year:
 
The meeting elected the following officers for the Grand Royal Arch Chapter for the ensuing year:
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMBigelow Timothy Bigelow], Grand High Priest
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMThomas Isaiah Thomas], Grand High Priest
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMThomas Isaiah Thomas], Deputy Grand High Priest
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLOPrescott Oliver Prescott], Grand King
 
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLOPrescott Oliver Prescott], Grand King
 
* Thomas Carey, Jr., Grand Scribe
 
* Thomas Carey, Jr., Grand Scribe
 
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLASigourney Andrew Sigourney], Grand Treasurer
 
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLASigourney Andrew Sigourney], Grand Treasurer
 
* Edward Horsman, Grand Secretary
 
* Edward Horsman, Grand Secretary
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The following officers were appointed for the coming year:
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMRussell Benjamin Russell], Deputy Grand High Priest
 
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLAEaton Asa Eaton], Grand Chaplain
 
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLAEaton Asa Eaton], Grand Chaplain
 
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLHPurkitt Henry Purkitt], Grand Marshal
 
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLHPurkitt Henry Purkitt], Grand Marshal
* Thomas Redman, Grand Steward
 
 
* Jacob Perkins, Grand Steward
 
* Jacob Perkins, Grand Steward
 
* James Locke, Grand Steward
 
* James Locke, Grand Steward
 
* Seth Johnson, Grand Steward
 
* Seth Johnson, Grand Steward
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLRLash Robert Lash, Jr.], Grand Steward
 
* William Tompkins, Grand Inside Sentinel
 
* William Tompkins, Grand Inside Sentinel
 
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLWEaton William Eaton], Grand Tyler
 
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLWEaton William Eaton], Grand Tyler
 
* Jeremiah Folsom, Grand Tyler
 
* Jeremiah Folsom, Grand Tyler
  
=== STATED MEETING, 12/15/1807 ===
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''Note that the majority of officers are listed for the first time as appointed.''
  
''Held at Mason's Hall, Boston (ChI-55):''
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=== STATED MEETING, 12/13/1808 ===
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''Held at Mason's Hall, Boston (ChI-62):''
  
 
The Grand Chapter opened.
 
The Grand Chapter opened.
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[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLRLash Robert Lash, Jr.] declined to serve as steward, and Companion Josiah Calef was appointed in his place. [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMRussell Benjamin Russell] resigned as Deputy Grand High Priest and was replaced by [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLHFowle Henry Fowle].
  
 
The Grand Chapter voted:
 
The Grand Chapter voted:
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* To appoint a Committee of Companions Fowle, Sigourney and Purkitt to meet with [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=RACKingSolomon King Solomon's] Chapter.
 
* To appoint a Committee of Companions Fowle, Sigourney and Purkitt to meet with [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=RACKingSolomon King Solomon's] Chapter.
  
=== STATED MEETING, 06/14/1808 ===
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=== STATED MEETING, 06/13/1809 ===
  
 
The Grand Chapter opened.
 
The Grand Chapter opened.
  
The committee appointed to visit [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=RACKingSolomon King Solomon's] Chapter made their report; action was suspended to the next meeting of the Grand Chapter.
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A petition for a charter for a Chapter in Roxbury was read "but being informal was not acted upon."
  
A committee of Companions Thomas, Russell, Fowle, Redman and Jackson was empowered to "take such measures as they may judge proper to meet the just expectations of the Grand Chapter" with regard to illegal doings in Roxbury, including the conferral of the Chapter degrees. ''Note: this is probably to do with illegal use of the charter of [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Washington Washington] Lodge in 1808.''
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The By-Laws Committee reported, "which was not acted upon by reason of the thin attendance of the members."
  
== LIST OF CHAPTERS IN MASSACHUSETTS: 1807 ==
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== LIST OF CHAPTERS IN MASSACHUSETTS: 1808 ==
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:22, 1 November 2021

1808

Isaiah Thomas, Grand High Priest
Benjamin Russell, Deputy Grand High Priest
Oliver Prescott, Grand King
Thomas Carey, Jr., Grand Scribe

REGULAR SESSIONS

ANNUAL SESSION, 09/13/1808

Meeting held at Mason's Hall, Boston (ChI-59):

The Grand Chapter opened.

Grand Chapter voted as follows:

  • To permit King Solomon's Chapter to retain its charter.
  • A committee of Companions to investigate "the proceedings of sundry spurious Royal Arch Masons at Roxbury reported; a list of persons admitted by these activities was to be distributed to all Chapters to prevent "Masonic communications" with them.
  • To review the accounts of Treasurer and Secretary and fix their compensation.

The meeting elected the following officers for the Grand Royal Arch Chapter for the ensuing year:

The following officers were appointed for the coming year:

Note that the majority of officers are listed for the first time as appointed.

STATED MEETING, 12/13/1808

Held at Mason's Hall, Boston (ChI-62):

The Grand Chapter opened.

Robert Lash, Jr. declined to serve as steward, and Companion Josiah Calef was appointed in his place. Benjamin Russell resigned as Deputy Grand High Priest and was replaced by Henry Fowle.

The Grand Chapter voted:

  • To suspend reports on By-Laws and Diplomas.
  • To appoint a Committee of Companions Fowle, Sigourney and Purkitt to meet with King Solomon's Chapter.

STATED MEETING, 06/13/1809

The Grand Chapter opened.

A petition for a charter for a Chapter in Roxbury was read "but being informal was not acted upon."

The By-Laws Committee reported, "which was not acted upon by reason of the thin attendance of the members."

LIST OF CHAPTERS IN MASSACHUSETTS: 1808

No. Location Lodge Precedence Date Chartering Body
1 Boston St. Andrew's 08/28/1769 Scotland
2 Newburyport King Cyrus 06/28/1790 ?
3 Groton St. John's 10/18/1804 Grand Chapter of Massachusetts
4 Portland (Maine) Mount Vernon 02/13/1805 Grand Chapter of Massachusetts
5 Charlton King Solomon's 09/17/1805 Grand Chapter of Massachusetts

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