History of the Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M

History of the Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... action was taken by this lodge: "The W. Master remarked that the Nauvoo lodges were working and finishing their hall, notwithstanding their dispensation had been withdrawn by the Grand Lodge. "Bro. Freeman was called upon, and stated that he had learned that the Nauvoo lodges were still at work, receiving, passing and raising Masons, and that the brethren of Warsaw lodge had notified the Grand oflicers on the subject. "On motion of Bro. Stahl: "Resolved, That the secretary be instructed to inform the Grand Master of this state that the Nauvoo, Keokuk and the other lodges in and about Nauvoo continue to work, that they have given notice in a public paper of their intention to consecrate their Masonic hall on the 5th inst., and that the said Masons pretend not to be in possession of oflicial notice that they were deprived of their charter and dispensations." This statement of facts was doubtless correct. In the Joseph Smith account book before mentioned the entries for and against the Masonic lodge (there seems to have been but one such account indicating that the various bodies kept a common fund) were continued to within a few days of the assassination of the "Prophet" and his brother Hyrum on June 23, 1844. It is known, also, that the lodges at Montrose and Keokuk retained their organizations until after that date. St. Clair lodge No. 24 of Belleville drew the line severely against Nauvoo. A brother was charged with having associated with these clandestine Masons on the occasion of dedicating their hall at the Mormon capital. The accused brother admitted joining in the procession, but denied that such act was a participtation in the work of a clandestine body. The committee to whom the matter...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236909275