CHARLES C. DAME, Grand Master
- 1 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 2 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 3 FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 4 LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1867
- 4.1 DISTRICT 1: Boston
- 4.2 DISTRICT 2: Charlestown
- 4.3 DISTRICT 3: Boston Highlands
- 4.4 DISTRICT 4: Cambridge
- 4.5 DISTRICT 5: Salem
- 4.6 DISTRICT 6: Newburyport
- 4.7 DISTRICT 7: Lowell
- 4.8 DISTRICT 8: Greenfield
- 4.9 DISTRICT 9: Pittsfield
- 4.10 DISTRICT 10: Springfield
- 4.11 DISTRICT 11: Worcester
- 4.12 DISTRICT 12: Milford
- 4.13 DISTRICT 13: Taunton
- 4.14 DISTRICT 14: New Bedford
- 4.15 DISTRICT 15: Barnstable
- 4.16 DISTRICT 16: Plymouth
- 4.17 CHILE DISTRICT
- 4.18 CHINA DISTRICT
- 4.19 PERU DISTRICT
(Held at Freemasons' Hall, 10 Summer St., Boston through June; in the new Masonic Temple on Tremont Street in September and after)
- 03/13: VII-143;
- 06/12: VII-158;
- 09/11: VII-174;
- 12/11: VII-190; (Annual Communication)
- VII-152: Order to establish a Sinking Fund for the Grand Lodge debt.
- VII-156: Announcement that the new Masonic Temple would be dedicated on 06/24.
- VII-159: Grand Master's report on the suspension of the Master of Berkshire Lodge.
- 09/11: VII-175; further report on the matter.
- 12/11: VII-205; Master expelled.
- VII-163: Memorial by King Solomon's Lodge in protest of increase of Grand Lodge dues; committee appointed to consider the matter.
- 06/12: VII-167: resolution of clarification.
- 09/11: VII-176; report of committee.
- VII-166: Motion to postpone the enforcement of a captiation tax.
- VII-181ff: Report of communications with the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia. The Grand Lodge will not recognize it as regular.
- VII-188; Communications from St. John's (Boston), regarding initiation of rejected candidates from Boston in New Brunswick.
- VII-189; Committee directed to prepare and report a new burial service.
- 12/11: VII-195; reported, and ordered to be printed.
- VII-196: Report of Auditing Committee.
- VII-201; Reports of District Deputies, including notes on capitation tax.
- VII-202: Re-election of Grand Master Dame, and other Grand Lodge officers.
- VII-205: Report of committee on incorporating lodges.
- VII-205: Communication from King Solomon's Lodge regarding jurisdictional dispute with Carroll Lodge in Freedom, N.H.
Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals:
- 03/13: VII-155; Amendment to the Grand Constitutions to prohibit Lodges from incorporating.
- 09/11: VII-188; Form of petition required to be signed by applicants to be attached to the Grand Constitutions.
Grand Master's Address
- 03/13: VII-145ff; Report on Grand Master's Address of 12/27/1866.
- 12/27: VII-211; Grand Master's Address.
Lodge By-Law Changes
Necrologies and Memorials
Petitions for Charters
Petitions for Dispensation for Lodges
- Ionic, Taunton (01/08; constitution and installation 12/19)
- Robert Lash, Chelsea (01/10; constitution and installation 12/23)
- Charles C. Dame, Georgetown (02/15; visited 09/30; constitution and installation 12/26, and dedicated hall)
- William North, Lowell (03/26)
- Paul Dean, North Easton (03/26)
- Zetland, Boston (04/15)
- Isaac Parker, Waltham (04/23)
- Ionic, Easthampton (08/23)
- St. Bernard, Southborough (09/06)
- Mizpah, Cambridge (09/12)
- 06/24; VII-170ff: Dedication of the New Masonic Temple. Extensive description of the procession and dedication proceedings at the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets.
Note: A thorough description of this ceremony and the festivities also appears in Moore's Freemason's Monthly Magazine, XXVI:9, July 1867, beginning on Page 263. An extensive description of the new Temple begins on Page 289, in the August 1867 (XXVI:10) issue.
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
(held at Freemasons Hall, Boston, 12/27/1867); VII-207.
- VII-208: Installation of Grand Master Dame and other Grand Lodge officers.
- VII-210: Report of the Grand Master for the preceding year:
- Constitutions and Installations:
- Hall Dedications, Installations:
- VII-214: Thanks voted to Charles W. Moore.
- VII-214: Report on travels by Rt. Wor. Marshall P. Wilder at the Grand Orient of France at the World's Fair.
- VII-218: Report of Library Committee.
- VII-220: Presentation of Portrait of Prince Frederic, Grand Master of the Netherlands.
LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1867
There were 16 districts in Massachusetts in 1867. The district disposition is listed in the 1870 Proceedings, and this list is derived by excluding lodges chartered earlier from the district listings.
James A. Fox, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- St. John's (Boston, 1733)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, (Boston, 1756)
- The Massachusetts (Boston, 1770)
- Columbian (Boston, 1796)
- Mount Lebanon (Boston, 1801)
- Germania (Boston, 1854)
- Winslow Lewis (Boston, 1855)
- Revere (Boston, 1856)
- Joseph Warren (Boston, 1856)
- Aberdour (Boston, 1860)
- The Lodge of Eleusis (Boston, 1865)
- Zetland (Boston, U.D.)
S. O. Dearborn, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- King Solomon's (Charlestown, 1783)
- Hiram (West Cambridge, 1797)
- Star of Bethlehem (Chelsea, 1844)
- Mount Hermon (Medford, 1854)
- Wyoming (Melrose, 1856)
- Mount Vernon (Malden, 1857)
- John Abbot (Somerville, 1857)
- Henry Price (Charlestown, 1858)
- William Sutton (Saugus, 1866)
- Robert Lash (Chelsea, 1867)
Cephas Brigham, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- Washington (Roxbury, 1796)
- Union (Dorchester, 1796)
- Mount Tabor (East Boston, 1846)
- St. Paul's (South Boston, 1846)
- Baalbec (East Boston, 1852)
- Gate of the Temple (South Boston, 1855)
- Hammatt (East Boston, 1859)
- Lafayette (Roxbury, 1865)
- Adelphi (South Boston, 1865)
- Eliot (Jamaica Plain, 1866)
Henry Endicott, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges + 2 U.D.
- Corinthian (Concord, 1797)
- Meridian (Natick, 1797)
- Amicable (Cambridge, 1805)
- Bethesda (Brighton, 1819)
- Monitor (Waltham, 1820)
- Putnam (Cambridge, 1854)
- Pequossette (Watertown, 1856)
- Dalhousie (Newtonville, 1860)
- Mount Olivet (Cambridge, 1863)
- Belmont (Belmont, 1864)
- Isaac Parker (Waltham, U.D.)
- Mizpah (Cambridge, U.D.)
George H. Peirson, District Deputy Grand Master; 12 Lodges
- Philanthropic (Marblehead, 1760)
- The Tyrian (Gloucester, 1770)
- Essex (Salem, 1791)
- Mount Carmel (Lynn, 1805)
- Jordan (Danvers, 1808)
- Liberty (Beverly, 1824)
- Ashler (Rockport, 1851)
- Amity (Danvers, 1863)
- Starr King (Salem, 1864)
- John T. Heard (Ipswich, 1864)
- Golden Fleece (Lynn, 1864)
- Acacia (Gloucester, 1865)
Lemuel A. Bishop, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- St. John's (Newburyport, 1766)
- Merrimack (Haverhill, 1802)
- St. Mark's (Newburyport, 1803)
- Warren (Amesbury, 1822)
- St. Matthew's (Andover, 1822)
- Grecian (Lawrence, 1825)
- John Hancock (Methuen, 1860)
- Tuscan (Lawrence, 1863)
- Saggahew (Haverhill, 1864)
- Charles C. Dame (Georgetown, 1867)
Charles Kimball, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- St. Paul's (Ayer, 1797)
- Aurora (Fitchburg, 1801)
- Pentucket (Lowell, 1807)
- Ancient York (Lowell, 1852)
- Mount Horeb (Woburn, 1855)
- Caleb Butler (Ayer, 1859)
- William Parkman (Winchester, 1864)
- Charles W. Moore (Fitchburg, 1865)
- Kilwinning (Lowell, 1866)
- William North (Lowell, U.D.)
Ithamar F. Conkey, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Republican (Greenfield, 1795)
- Harmony (Northfield, 1796)
- Mountain (Shelburne Falls, 1806)
- Bethel (Enfield, 1825)
- Orange (Orange, 1859)
- Pacific (Amherst, 1860)
- Hope (Gardner, 1864)
- Star (Athol, 1864)
- Artisan (Winchendon, 1865)
Henry Chickering, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Cincinnatus (Great Barrington, 1795)
- Evening Star (Lee, 1795)
- Wisdom (West Stockbridge, 1803)
- Mystic (Pittsfield, 1810)
- Lafayette (North Adams, 1847)
- Mount Moriah (Westfield, 1856)
- Berkshire (South Adams, 1857)
- Huntington (Huntington, 1866)
David W. Crafts, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- Thomas (Palmer, 1796)
- Jerusalem (Northampton, 1797)
- Hampden (Springfield, 1817)
- Chicopee (Chicopee, 1848)
- Mount Tom (Holyoke, 1850)
- Quaboag (Warren, 1858)
- Day Spring (Monson, 1862)
- Hayden (Brookfield, 1863)
- Eden (Ware, 1863)
- Roswell Lee (Springfield, 1864)
- Ionic (Easthampton, U.D.)
A. A. Burdin, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- Morning Star (Worcester, 1793)
- Mount Zion (Barre, 1800)
- Montacute (Worcester, 1858)
- Trinity (Clinton, 1858)
- Webster (Webster, 1858)
- Oxford (Oxford, 1859)
- Wilder (Leominster, 1859)
- Quinebaug (Southbridge, 1859)
- United Brethren (Marlborough, 1859)
- Doric (Hudson, 1864)
- Athelstan (Worcester, 1865)
- St. Bernard (Southborough, U.D.)
Henry C. Skinner, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges
- Middlesex (Framingham, 1795)
- Montgomery (Milford, 1797)
- Olive Branch (Millbury, 1797)
- Solomon's Temple (Uxbridge, 1818)
- Franklin (Grafton, 1851)
- Blackstone River (Blackstone, 1855)
- John Warren (Hopkinton, 1860)
- North Star (Ashland, 1864)
- Mount Hollis (Holliston, 1864)
- Excelsior (Franklin, 1866)
- Siloam (Westborough, 1866)
Jonathan R. Gay, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- Bristol (Attleboro, 1797)
- King David (Taunton, 1798)
- Rising Star (Stoughton, 1799)
- St. Alban's (Foxborough, 1818)
- Orient (Norwood, 1861)
- Blue Hill (Canton, 1863)
- St. James (Mansfield, 1864)
- Alfred Baylies (Taunton, 1866)
- Hyde Park (Hyde Park, 1866)
- Ionic (Taunton, 1867)
- Paul Dean (North Easton, U.D.)
George H. Taber, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- Marine (Falmouth, 1798)
- Star in the East (New Bedford, 1823)
- Mount Hope (Fall River, 1824)
- Eureka (New Bedford, 1857)
- Martha's Vineyard (Tisbury, 1859)
- Pythagorean (Marion, 1861)
- Pioneer (Somerset, 1863)
- May Flower (Middleboro, 1864)
- King Philip (Fall River, 1866)
- Oriental (Edgartown, 1866)
R. S. Pope, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Union (Nantucket, 1771)
- King Hiram's (Provincetown, 1795)
- Fraternal (Barnstable, 1801)
- Social Harmony (Wareham, 1823)
- Mount Horeb (Harwich, 1854)
- DeWitt Clinton (Sandwich, 1855)
- Pilgrim (Harwich, 1859)
- James Otis (Barnstable, 1865)
- Adams (Wellfleet, 1865)
Zachariah L. Bicknell, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- Old Colony (Hingham, 1792)
- Fellowship (Bridgewater, 1797)
- Rural (Quincy, 1801)
- Corner Stone (Duxbury, 1801)
- Norfolk Union (Randolph, 1819)
- Orphan's Hope (Weymouth, 1825)
- Plymouth (Plymouth, 1825)
- Paul Revere (North Bridgewater, 1856)
- John Cutler (Abington, 1859)
- Konohassett (Cohasset, 1864)
George H. Kendall, District Deputy Grand Master; 2 Lodges
Ithamar B. Eames, Special Deputy; 1 Lodge
- Ancient Landmark (Shanghai, China, 1863)
Richard H. Hartley, Special Deputy; 1 Lodge
- J. L. Hutchinson (Arica, Peru, U.D.)