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Mentioned in the committee report on Grand Master [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMGardner William Sewall Gardner]'s address in September 1869; the lodge was granted a dispensation in 1858 and a charter in 1859 "but it is believed that the Lodge was never organized under it. . . the chairman of your committee is under the impression, that the Charter was lost at sea, in its transmission, and that the petitioners soon after abandoned the enterprise, and connected themselves with Bethesda Lodge."
 
Mentioned in the committee report on Grand Master [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMGardner William Sewall Gardner]'s address in September 1869; the lodge was granted a dispensation in 1858 and a charter in 1859 "but it is believed that the Lodge was never organized under it. . . the chairman of your committee is under the impression, that the Charter was lost at sea, in its transmission, and that the petitioners soon after abandoned the enterprise, and connected themselves with Bethesda Lodge."
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''From Moore's Freemason's Monthly, Vol. XXVIII, No. 11, September 1869, Page 356:''
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In 1858, another Dispensation was granted by Grand Master [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMHeard Heard], for a third Lodge in Chili, to be held at Valparaiso, under the name of "Southern-Cross Lodge." It was regularly organized, and in the following year made its returns and paid its dues, together with the fee for a Charter, which was forthwith forwarded to the petitioners ; but it is believed that the Lodge was never constituted under it. All the papers relating to the case were destroyed at the burning of the Temple in 1855; but the chairman of your committee is under the impression that the Charter was lost at sea in its transmission, and that the petitioners soon after abandoned the enterprise and connected themselves with Bethesda Lodge. Your committee, not receiving the papers referred to them, in sufficient season to attend to the duty personally, recommend that the Grand Secretary be directed to communicate with the Deputy for Chili on the subject.
  
 
=== BY-LAWS ===
 
=== BY-LAWS ===

Latest revision as of 19:11, 23 June 2020

SOUTHERN CROSS LODGE (CHILE)

Location: Valparaiso, Chile

Chartered By: John T. Heard

Charter Date: 12/14/1859 VI-276

Precedence Date: 11/17/1858

Current Status: unknown.


NOTES

Mentioned in the committee report on Grand Master William Sewall Gardner's address in September 1869; the lodge was granted a dispensation in 1858 and a charter in 1859 "but it is believed that the Lodge was never organized under it. . . the chairman of your committee is under the impression, that the Charter was lost at sea, in its transmission, and that the petitioners soon after abandoned the enterprise, and connected themselves with Bethesda Lodge."

From Moore's Freemason's Monthly, Vol. XXVIII, No. 11, September 1869, Page 356:

In 1858, another Dispensation was granted by Grand Master Heard, for a third Lodge in Chili, to be held at Valparaiso, under the name of "Southern-Cross Lodge." It was regularly organized, and in the following year made its returns and paid its dues, together with the fee for a Charter, which was forthwith forwarded to the petitioners ; but it is believed that the Lodge was never constituted under it. All the papers relating to the case were destroyed at the burning of the Temple in 1855; but the chairman of your committee is under the impression that the Charter was lost at sea in its transmission, and that the petitioners soon after abandoned the enterprise and connected themselves with Bethesda Lodge. Your committee, not receiving the papers referred to them, in sufficient season to attend to the duty personally, recommend that the Grand Secretary be directed to communicate with the Deputy for Chili on the subject.

BY-LAWS

The following images show the by-laws drafted by the petitioners for this lodge in 1858.

SouthernCrossByLaws1_TN.jpg SouthernCrossByLaws2_TN.jpg SouthernCrossByLaws3_TN.jpg SouthernCrossByLaws4_TN.jpg SouthernCrossByLaws5_TN.jpg SouthernCrossByLaws6_TN.jpg

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REFERENCES IN GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS

  • Petition for Dispensation: 1858
  • Petition for Charter: 1859 (though it was never put into use)

HISTORY

FROM CENTENARY HISTORY OF BETHESDA LODGE, VALPARAISO, SEPTEMBER 1953

From Proceedings, Page 1953-273:

"In August, 1858, Bethesda Lodge was asked to recommend a Charter from the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Massachusetts for a new Lodge in Valparaiso, to be called Republican Lodge. The name was subsequently changed to Southern Cross, and a dispensation was granted as requested. The first meeting of this Lodge was held on the 28th day of December, 1858, and worked until February, 1860, when it finally closed down."


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