Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York Volume 112-113

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York Volume 112-113

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... to dispose of them to the satisfaction of all concerned, so that, with a single exception, no judgment of mine will be presented to you for review. I hail it as a most encouraging sign, that strife among the brethren is diminishing, as shown by the decreasing number of cases or appeals which from year to year are presented. REVISLON OF THE CONSTITUTION AND STATUTES. Twenty-one years have elapsed since the present Constitution and Statutes were revised. During that period various sections have been from time to time amended, and others have been at different sessions construed in difl'erent ways, so that it is not always easy to say what they at present mean. For example, under Section 45, when has an applicant for afiiliation "consummated membership in the other Lodge"? How, under Section 46, must a brother nnafilliated for the non-payment of dues be restored? and what are the rights of a Lodge, by amendment to its by-laws, to disturb the supposed acquired vested rights of privileged members? Again, numerous decisions have been made which were subsequently modified. changed, or set aside by others. Printed with the Constitution and Statutes as all these decisions are, those set aside by subsequent rulings are frequently accepted as a correct interpretation of the law, and to my certain knowledge have been the means of leading brethren into error. I may also remark, there are instances where the Statutes are not in harmony with the Constitution; for example, Section 57 of the Constitution declares that " A ballot for each degree is an undeniable right whenever demanded;" while Section 54 of the Statutes limits the ballot to a stated communication. These examples might he multiplied, and they are only here cited to...show more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889797
  • 9781236889799