RACMassachusettsYear1808

From MasonicGenealogy
Revision as of 14:22, 1 November 2021 by Hotc1733 (Talk | contribs)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

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

Previous (1807)
Next (1809)
Chapter Years