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QUARTERLY SESSION.

BALTIMORE, August 22d, 1822.
The R. W. Grand Lodge met pursuant to adjournment, and opened in
regular form. Present:
THOMAS WILDEY,

M. W. G. Master.
JOHN WELCH,

R. W. G. Secretary.
JOHN BOYD,

R. W. G. Treasurer,
WILLIAM LÁRKAM,

W. G. Conductor.
McKORMICK,

W. G. Guardian, p. t., and P. G's Seeds and Mitchell.

The following officers were each fined 50 cents, viz: G. M. Wildey, G. G. Boyd, and P. G’s Seeds and McKormick.

P. G. Nelson was elected and admitted.
P. G. Mitchell submitted the following, which was adopted.
Resolved, That the sum of one dollar be charged for the Golden Rule Degree.

P. G. Nelson then applied for the G. R. Degree, who was duly elected and received the same.

P. G. William S. Couth tendered his resignation as G. Warden, which was accepted.

On motion, the Grand Lodge proceeded to the election of G. Warden, in place of P. G. Couth, resigned.

Whereupon, P. G. Thomas Mitchell was proposed, balloted for, and elected.

D. G. M. Entwisle, gave notice, that he should tender his resignation at the next Quarterly Session.

Application was made from Franklin Lodge, No. 2, for the Degrees of the Covenant and Remembrance, which was duly considered and granted.

D. G. M. Entwisle submitted the following, which was adopted.

Resolved, That the death of the lamented P. G. Winchester, be recorded on the books of the Grand Lodge.

G. G. Boyd offered the following, which was adopted

Resolved, That the members of the Grand Lodge wear crape for the next four quarters.

Cash Receipts. Fines,

2 00 P. G. Nelson, fourth degree,

1 00 Larkam,

2 94

$ 5 94 The Grand Lodge then closed in Brotherly Love.

JOHN WELCH, Grand Secretary.

QUARTERLY SESSION.

BALTIMORE, November 22d, 1822. The R. W. Grand Lodge met pursuant to adjournment, and opened in regular form. Present:

THOMAS WILDEY,

M. W. G. Master.
JOHN P. ENTWISLE,

R. W. D. G. Master.
JOHN WELCH,

R. W. G. Secretary
JOHN BOYD,

W. G. Guardian.
WILLIAM LARKAM,

W. G. Conductor, and
P. G's McKormick and Nelson.

G. Sec'y Welch and P. G. Seeds were each fined 50 cents.

P. G. Scotchburn presented his certificate from No. 2, and was then elected and admitted.

P. G. Scotchburn applied for the fourth (G. R.) degree, who was elected and instructed.

On motion, the following were adopted.

Resolved, That the Grand Lodge visit Washington Lodge, No. 1, on the first Monday in the third month of this quarter, and Franklin Lodge, No.2, the next quarter, in full form and order.

Resolved, That D. G. M. Entwisle, G. Sec'y Welch and P. G. Scotchburn, be a committee to make an alteration in the words and music of the ode sung at present in the different lodges, and make their report at the next Quarterly Session.

Resolved, That G. G. Boyd and G. C. Larkam do meet to settle the books of the Grand Lodge.

Report of the Grand Treasurer. Balance in hands of G. Treasurer,

14 71 Cash received August 22d,

5 94 from Washington Lodge, No. 1, dues, 2 qrs. 11 51 Franklin

2, 2“ 6 78 P. G. Scotchburn,

1 00

39 94 G. Treasurer, Cr. By bill paid,

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Balance in G. Treasurer's hands,

39 38 The Grand Lodge then adjourned.

JOHN WELCH, Grand Secretary.

ANNUAL SESSION Of the R. W. Grand Lodge of Maryland and of the United States.

BALTIMORE, February 22d, 1823.
The R. W. Grand Lodge convened this day, being the Annual Session,
and opened in regular form. Present:
THOMAS WILDEY,

M. W. G. Master.
JOHN P. ENTWISLE,

R. W. D. G. Master.
THOMAS MITCHELL,

R. W. G. Warden.
JOHN WELCH,

R. W. G. Secretary.

W. G. Guardian.
WILLIAM LARKAM,

W. G. Conductor, and
P. G's Seeds, Nelson and Scotchburn.

P. G. Anstice presented his certificate, who was elected and admitted.

P. G. Anstice then applied for the fourth (G. R.) degree, and was elected and duly instructed.

On motion, the following were adopted,

Resolved, That each member of the Grand Lodge be required to give the P. G's S. and P. W. before they can be admitted into the Grand Lodge.

Resolved, That the Grand Lodge proceed to the election of G. Officers to serve for
the ensuing two years.
The following were then duly elected, and installed, viz:
THOMAS WILDEY,

M. W. G. Master.
JOHN WELCH,

R. W. D. G. Master.
THOMAS MITCHELL,

R. W. G. Warden.
JOHN P. ENTWISLE,

R. W. G. Secretary.
JOHN BOYD,

R. W. G. Treasurer.
JOHN BOYD,

W. G. Guardian.
WILLIAM LARKAM,

W. G. Conductor.

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Report of the Grand Treasurer. Balance in hands of G. Treasurer,

39 38 Cash received from Washington Lodge, No. 1, dues, 7 40 Franklin

2,

7 24 P. G. Anstice,

1 00 Balance in G. Treaurer's hands,

55 02 The Grand Lodge then adjourned.

JOHN P. ENTWISLE, Grand Secretary.

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Annual Report of the Subordinate Lodges to the R. W. Grand Lodge of

Maryland and of the United States, I. O. O. F, commencing February, 1822, and ending February, 1823.

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BALTIMORE, April 13th, 1823.
The Grand Committee met pursuant to call. Present:
THOMAS WILDEY,

M. W. G. Master.
JOHN WELCH,

R. W. D. G. Master.
THOMAS MITCHELL,

R. W. G. Warden.
JOHN P. ENTWISLE,

R. W. G. Secretary.

W. G. Guardian.
WILLIAM LARKAM,

W. G. Conductor, and
P. G's Seeds, Nelson, Scotchburn and Anstice.

An application was received from Massachusetts Lodge, No. 1,' at Boston, for a Charter with Grand Lodge powers. When, on motion, it was unanimously

Resolved, That a Charter be granted to Massachusetts Lodge, No. 1.

Resolved, That a Dispensation for a Grand Lodge to grant charters to other lodges in the State of Massachusetts, be given free of expense to the P. G's of those lodges, and to be located at Boston.

On motion, the following were adopted. Resolved, That the Lectures of the Degrees be printed. Resolved, That D. G. M. Welch and G. Sec'y Entwisle, be appointed a committee to write out the Lectures and Charges and attend to the printing of the same, and to be completed within the shortest time possible.

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to report amendments to the Constitution.

Resolved' unanimously, That our M. W. Grand Master be deputed to convey the Charter to Boston.t

G. Guar. Boyd, and P. G's Scotchburn, Nelson and Anstice, were appointed the committee to prepare amendments to the Constitution, in compliance with the resolution adopted by the Grand Lodge.

The members of the committee appointed to prepare amendments to the Constitution, were informed, that previous to entering on the duties of their appointment, they must receive a summons from the Grand Secretary.

The Grand Committee having discussed a variety of subjects relative to the good of the Order, then closed in unity and harmony.

JOHN P. ENTWISLE, Grand Secretary.

Massachusetts Lodge, No. 1–Was organized on the self-institution principle, at Boston, Mass., on the 20th of March, 1820. James B. Barnes, who now resides at East Cambridge, had been for several years endeavouring to collect a sufficient number of members to constitute a lodge, and finally suc. ceeded, by closely watching the passenger ships from Europe, on the arrival of one

of which he was enabled to add two to the number he had in waiting, when the lodge was opened in Federal-street, at the house of a Mr. Eaton, composed of the following persons, viz: James B. Bames, N. G.; II. D. Fregere, V. G.; Thomas Kennedy, Sec'y; James B. Eaton, Treasurer, and Jacob Myers, Warden. This lodge had tolerable success, but was unfortunate in its choice of location, having had necessity to remove four times in the first year. It continued to operate under the impression of being the only lodge in the country, until the early part of 1892, at which time the brethren in Baltimore opened a correspondence with its members, by authority of a resolution of the Grand Lodge, which eventuated in the following letter, being the application the Grand Committee were called to consider:

" Boston, March 28, 1823. To the Most Noble Grand, Officers and Brothers of the Washington Lodge, Baltimore

* Your favor, through the hands of brother Wilson, was duly received by the Massachusetts Lodge, No. l. The kind and affectionate manner you received our worthy brother Wilson, merits our warmest acknowledgements, and rest assured, such praiseworthy conduct will meet with a reciprocation from us, as we are convinced it will tend more closely to cement the bonds of Odd Fellowship. From brother Wilson's statement, we are satisfied your lodge is legally the Grand Lodge of the United States; we do hereby acknowledge you as such, and beg you to grant us a charter as the Grand Lodge of this state, under the title of the Massachusetts Lodge of 1. 0. F., No. 1, giving us power to grant charters to such lodges as may from time to time arise in this state, but at all times to acknowledge your lodge as the Grand Lodge of the United States. We feel more anxious on this point, as we have just granted a few of our worthy brothers leave to withdraw from us and form a new lodge, with no other intention but to benefit the Order, by spreading it more extensively. We are without the lectures and degrees, and we wish you to state the manner of application and niethod of receiving them here. We shall at all times be proud of any communication from you, and sincerely hope there will be a free correspondence kept up between the two lodges. All expenses incurred in sending on these degrees, etc., will be paid by us.

Yours, with respect, (Signed)

PHILEMON STACY, Secretary. " Approved: Wm. Bishop, M. N. G. "P. 8. You will please send the lectures and degrees on as soon as possible.”

t Be deputed to convey, gc.-Under the authority given at this meeting, G. M. Wildey proceeded to Boston, where, on the 9th June, 1823, he instituted Massachusetts Lodge, No. 1, and on the 11th, the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. The Grand Officers installed, were as follows: P. G. Daniel Ilersey, M. W. G. M. ; P. G. Henry Solomon, R. W. D. G. M.; P. G. James B. Barnes, R. W. G. W.; P. G. William Bishop, R. W. G. S.; P. G. John Snowden, W. G. G.; P. G. James B. Eaton, W. G. C.

P. G's James Eccle and Russel Walls were present at the institution.

QUARTERLY SESSION.

BALTIMORE, May 18th, for 22d, 1823. The R. W. Grand Lodge met pursuant to adjournment, and opened in regular form. Present: THOMAS WILDEY,

M. W. G. Master.
THOMAS SCOTCHBURN, R. W. D. G. Master, p. t.
THOMAS MITCHELL, R. W. G. Warden.
JOHN P. ENTWISLE, R. W. G. Secretary.

W. G. Guardian.
WILLIAM LARKAM,

W. G. Conductor, and
P. G's Seeds, Nelson, Anstice and McKormick.

The Grand Master announced, that in consequence of the 22d instant coming on Sunday, he had called the Grand Lodge together this day to transact the regular quarterly business.

P. G. Wm. Tonge presented his certificate of membership, was elected, and admitted.

P. G. Tonge then applied for the fourth (G. R.) degree, was elected, and instructed.

P. G. Williams presented his certificate of membership, with an apology for non-attendance, being taken sick.

The Charter for Massachusetts Lodge, No. 1, was signed by the Grand Officers and members, and ordered to be sealed and coloured.

A Grand Committee was called to meet on Wednesday evening next, at half past 8 o'clock, to finish a Charter for the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.

G. Sec'y Entwisle offered the following, which was unanimously adopted :

Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be presented to G. M. Wildey, for his assiduity and perseverance in the service of the Grand Lodge. G. M. Wildey then responded in a very appropriate manner.

Report of the Grand Treasurer. Balance in hands of G. Treasurer,

$55 02 Cash rec'd from Washington Lodge, No. 1, dues,

5 75 Franklin

7 06 P. G. Tonge,

1 00 Balance in hands of the G. Treasurer, The Grand Lodge then adjourned in F. L. & T.

JOHN P. ENTWISLE, Grand Secretary.

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MEETINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE.

BALTIMORE, May 25th, 1823.
The Grand Committee met pursuant to call. Present:
THOMAS MITCHELL,

M. W. G. Master, p. t.
JOHN P. ENTWISLE,

R. W. G. Secretary.
JOHN BOYD,

W. G. Guardian, and
P. G.'s Anstice, Scotchburn, Nelson, Seeds and Tonge.

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