Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York Volume 108-109

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York Volume 108-109

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...not as well understood as it should be by the lodges in the city of New York. But a small portion of these lodges are contributors to the Board. All should be. As a matter of course, each lodge in the city provides for the necessities of its own members overtaken by misfortune, yet in a great city like the Metropolis of the Western World are found very many brethren of our Masonic household who need, are entitled to, and should receive our sympathy and our assistance. This class can only be reached through the instrumentality of the Board of Relief. It is true that very many brethren apply for assistance to the lodges, yet this is dangerous, because the lodges are liable to be deceived by those not justly entitled to our charity, for the reason that sutficieut time cannot be given to investigate the claims of the applicant. This danger is entirely obviated by referring the applicant to the Board of Relief, which promptly investigates each claim, and if a doubt exists as to the claimant's worthiness, supplies a temporary relief until that worthiness is fully established. Every lodge in the city of New York should contribute toward the maintenance of the Board of Relief, and should elect, annually, delegates to that body. Every lodge subscribing to the Board of Relief can refer applicants for assistance to that Board, and thereby not only avoid expending its funds upon those not entitled to receive Masonic charity, but also feel assured that every distressed worthy sojourning brother will be promptly cared for. With the rapid growth of our Fraternity, and the many applications that are made for assistance, among them large numbers unworthy, it is extremely necessary that the charities of the Craft should be distributed through the...show more

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  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 526g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845404
  • 9781236845405