Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York Volume 116

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York Volume 116

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... JOHN COYLE, Grand Master, the representatives of seventy-two Lodges, and as visitors, Rx. W.'. A. W. FISHER, Deputy Grand Master, and Rs. W.'. DEFOREST D. Lnscu, Past Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma., This Grand Lodge had been called upon to mourn the loss of R.'. W.'. DAVID G. FLOW, Junior Grand Varden, whose death occurred July 23, 1896. The Grand Master had visited forty-two Lodges, and issued dispensations for five new Lodges. The question at issue with the Grand Lodge of Missourinoted last year--had been amicably arranged. Probably strictly according to local law, but it appears to be unwise action to receive a petition (by dispensation) iu less than the time required by law, 'the rejection being an alleged mistake. The decisions of the Grand Master appear to be correct and are concisely stated. d The financial status of this Grand Lodge is so comfortable that t-he Grand Master wisely suggested that the funds be invested or placed at interest. Very good idea to get it tied up---then it won't be so easily spent. This comfortable aspect, however, appears later on in the proceedings to have been rudely dispelled by the statement of the Grand Treasurer, " that at the present rate of expenditure the Grand Lodge would soon be bankrupt." Measures are to be perfected looking to a reduction of expenses. The animosities of a certain town election having been carried into a Lodge, the Grand Master not only plainly told them it was wrong, but gave them this good advice: " Let politics alone. Plow your corn, hoe your cotton, raise potatoes, and attend your Lodge meetings, and my word for it you will be better oii and better satisfied at the end of the year." We are strongly of the...
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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236756118
  • 9781236756114