Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York Volume 88-90

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York Volume 88-90

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...guilt has been proved."Jbid. " The point in issue is to be proved by the party who asserts the atiirmative, aecording to the maxim of the civil law: ' Ei incumbit probatio qui dicil, non qui negat.' "--.Phz'1ips on Evidence; 2d Ed., Vol. I., p. 194. " It is one ofthe first principles ofjustice not to presume that a person has acted illegally till the contrary is proved."-Ibid. p. 195. " The law always presumes in favor of innocence, as that a man's character is good until the contrary appear, or that he is innocent of an offense imputed to him until his guilt be proved."-Starkie on Evidence, p. 755. See also STARKIE, page 756; Wnan1'oN's Criminal Law, Section 707, and almost any book of authority or reference in law. Our Report on European Grand Lodges is copied with due credit. His summing up is heavy. Among other things, he says: " In perusing over ten thousand pages of printed matter for your information, we have noticed the following points: " 1. More Masons are initiated than raised. " 2. More Masons dimit than affiliate. " 3. Very few published proceedings give the number of Lodges ' represented' at the proper place, viz., at the foot of the column of representatives. " 4. Very few Grand Masters give the number of ' dispensations' for new Lodges that they issue, and merely give the names and dates. " 5. In some Grand Lodges the important Committees, such as Grievance, Appeals, By-Laws, Lodges, etc., will make many supplemental reports, instead of combining all the matter in one report for each Committee." Touching the third " point," we may add that in quite a number of Transactions there is no more

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  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236982355
  • 9781236982353