Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of A.F. and A.M. of the State of North Dakota; Annual Communication Volume 17-20

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of A.F. and A.M. of the State of North Dakota; Annual Communication Volume 17-20

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...Secretaries, or others to represent them, to be present. The delegates met, with very few exceptions, total strangers to one another; yet before the convention was over, a comradeship had sprung up, and the spirit of good-will and of fraternity broke down the barriers of short acquaintance, and aroused a spirit of friendship, which made it appear, before the close, that old friends had gathered. ' At the opening of the convention, it was strongly predicted that no conclusion could be arrived at, and that the labors of the convention would be practically nothing. This prediction was not fulfilled, and the desire of the Grand Lodge to have a uniform system of records was accomplished, and accomplished with a spirit of goodwill which could hardly be anticipated at the opening. The delegates were earnest in the purpose for which they came. In many ways, it was remarkable; for forty Secretaries had come with forty ways of keeping their records, and each one believing his own the best or good enough. To have these barriers of usage and prejudice buried, and all agree unanimously upon the system adopted, cannot but strike the observer as a wonderful exemplification of what earnest and honest men can accomplish when setting out to attain a universal end. At the banquet on Wednesday evening, some sixty participated, and after the same the delegates adjourned to the Masonic Temple and were shown the various settings on the stage in the auditorium, after which the theater party was attended. The excursion over the street railway lines of Fargo and Moorhead was a happy incident. and all separated leaving behind only pleasant recollections. The only regrettable feature of the convention was that more lodges did not participate, yet it is more the loss...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681567X
  • 9781236815675