The Official History and Manual of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America; A Chronological Treatise

The Official History and Manual of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America; A Chronological Treatise

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...made concerning rings in Philadelphia, and to his introduction the suggestion of choosing brethren from various parts of the country to make the Board of Directors; but, said he, the steps which might have been taken by this A. M. C. might have culminated into the formation of the most fearful and corrupt ring that we can well conceive of. All the moneys and interests passes through their hands, and is done by the S. C. of M. For an entire year they have perfect immunity to fix and arrange plans to injure and destroy the Order, spend its money, and then all they have to do is to have themselves elected delegates from the lodges, and bring to bear their concerted influences upon the A. M. C., and thus hide and cover up their misdoings. The G. M. thanked God for the action of A. M. C. of 1873, and thanked Brother Lewis, of Terry Lodge, for having called his attention to the law, for the Order has had a narrow escape from a vortex--a whirlpool--which eventually might have destroyed it. And now, in view of the action of the A. M. C. of 1873, on proposition from Phoenix Lodge, 894, of Philadelphia, we declare the resolution offered to admit delegate from Lodge 891, out of order; and so we rule. In July, 1886, Ex-Grand Master Edward Sewell, Esq., of England, paid a visit to America, and brought with him the fraternal greetings of our brethren on the other side of the Atlantic. Grand Master Faucett, in his annual address made the following allusion to this distinguished visitor: We stated in the early stage of our remarks, that this year had been very eventful in the history of our Order. One of such events was the visit paid to the Order and S. C. of M. by Ex-Grand Master Edward Sewell, Esq., of the Committee of Management, Leeds, England. This most...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488385
  • 9781236488381