Excerpt from Proceedings of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of California, 1872
We believe if every Grand Lodge would pass a resolution similar to the one adopted by North Carolina it would be better for the Order, for it would weed out the drones, and only the active, working, producing members would remain. We do not apprehend or fear any of the dire results alluded to in the resolutions of the Grand Chapter. If compelling Masons to do their duty is going to arouse the de mon of anti-masonry, the sooner that devil is stirred up the better; the days of bigotry and superstition have passed away when Masonry could be injured by such opposing inﬂuences. We have tried the experiments in California for years which the Grand Lodge of North Carolina now seeks to inaugurate, and it works admirably. We venture to predict that. If the resolution of the Grand Lodge is faithfully ad hered to, the Order may date a new era of prosperity in North Carolina from its passage.
The Grand High Priest and Grand Secretary were both reelected. Address of Grand Secretary: Wilmington.
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