Proceedings of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar and Appendant Order of the State of Louisiana

Proceedings of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar and Appendant Order of the State of Louisiana

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... keeping them in order, or fail to learn the drill, should bring disgrace and ridicule upon those Sir Knights whose hearts are really in their work, and desire to maintain the fair fame of the order in appearance as well as in every deed. R. E. Sir Knight Pitkin C. Wright says as follows: ' In my several oflicial visits, I have constantly heard complaints of a lack of punctuality and of attendance, especially on the part of ofiicers, to whom great and important duties have been intrusted, and who seem to have thought that when they were installed their obligations to their Commanderies and their brethren were fulfilled, and thus a great injury has been done to the Com mandery, and the work of conferring the orders could not be done as it should be, because the proper oflicers were not present, and " green hands" had to be pressed into the service. " I do not know of a more reprehensible offence against courtesy and duty, than for those who have voluntarily assumed positions to desert them when most needed, without strong and sufiicient reasons; and it is no less a duty of the members to support their superiors by their presence and assistance, than it is for the latter to be punctual and in readiness to carry out the duties assigned to them." This neglect arises from various causes. Oflicers and members are both alike to blame. Members will not procure uniforms, will not attend the meetings for drill, and the whole business of the Commandery is carried on in a dull. slouchy, listless manner. In one Commandery which numbers among its members three Past Eminent Commanders, two Deputy Past Grand Commanders, two Past Grand Generalissimos, six Past Grand High Priests, a Past Grand Master of Iowa, and more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866800
  • 9781236866806