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ing required that a visit to the lodges in Massachusetts should be made, he had therefore deputized P. G. Sire Wildey to perform that duty. In pursuance of such appointment, he visited Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Delaware. Bills for the expenses attendant on the performance of those duties, have been submitted to the committee, amounting to $124 25, which the committee approve and recommend to be paid.
On motion, the report was accepted, and the bills ordered to be paid.
Resolved, That after the printing of the present proceedings, there be not exceeding fifty copies of the Work of the Order and proceedings bound, and the initials of each state, district and territory on the cover-to be retained in the possession of this Grand Lodge.
P. G. Sire Wildey offered the following resolution, which was adopted.
Resolved, That from and after the 1836, each and every lodge and Encampment, working by authority derived from this Grand Lodge, shall charge the candidates or brothers, the following fees: For Initiation, not less than
$5 00 For the White Degree, not less than
5 00 For the Covenant Degree,
4 00 For the Royal Blue Degree,
3 00 For the Remembrance Degree, “
2 00 For the Scarlet Degree,
1 00 For the Patriarchal and Encampment Degree,
5 00 For the Golden Rule Degree,
4 00 For the Royal Purple Degree,
3 00 Provided, a majority of Grand Lodges shall, on or before the next Annual Session of this Grand Lodge, certify their willingness to the establishment of the above fees.
Rep. Pearce, of New Jersey, moved that the blank be filled with the 31st December, which was determined in the affirmative.
On motion of Rep. Hopkins, of Pennsylvania, various corrections were made in the printed copy of the proceedings of the last Annual Session.
On motion, the Grand Lodge adjourned until four o'clock, this afternoon.
SATURDAY, 4 o'clock, P. M. The Grand Lodge met pursuant to adjournment: Present, all the Officers, and a full representation.
Rep. Hopkins, of Pennsylvania, from the Committee of Finance, presented the following report. To the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States :
The Committee of Finance respectfully report, that they have examined the account of A. Mathiot, Grand Treasurer, and compared it with the vouchers, and find his account correct, except two charges for money paid P. G. Sire Wildey, one for 811, the other 84 87, which sums were paid on orders drawn by G. Sire Gettys, without having been presented and approved by the Grand Lodge; and it now appears that the same amounts
had been included in a former order drawn in favor of P. G. Sire Wildey, and which had been paid except the sum of $5, part thereof for which a bill has been presented, and ordered to be paid at the present Session of the Grand Lodge. The committee therefore disallow these two items, which will make the balance due Grand Lodge by Grand Treasurer, $94 47. All of which is respectfully submitted.
On motion, the report was accepted.
P. G. Sire Wildey, moved that the Grand Secretary be authorized to receipt for all moneys received for the Plate. Which motion prevailed.
P. G. Sire Wildey, offered the following resolutions, which were adopted.
Resolved, That this Grand Lodge cause to be prepared a Certificate or Diploma, to be issued to members in good standing, they paying the price therefor, which shall be fixed by the Grand Lodge-and
Resolved, That a committee be appointed for the purpose of causing a plate to be engraved for such Certificate or Diploma.
On motion, the Grand Sire; and Rep's Hopkins, of Pennsylvania; and Sanderson, of Ohio, were appointed the committee.
Rep. Pearce, of New Jersey, called up for consideration the the committee on the Work of the Order, in relation to a Grand Encampment Degree, which was read.
Rep. Ridgely, of Maryland, moved that the same be indefinitely postponed, which was determined in the negative.
Rep. Hopkins, of Pennsylvania, moved to refer the same to a committee, which motion prevailed.
Rep. Sanderson, of Ohio, moved that the committee consist of three, to be appointed by the Chair, which was decided in the affirmative.
The Grand Sire appointed as the committee, Rep's Pearce, of New Jersey ; Ridgely, of Maryland ; and P. G. Sire Wildey.
The proceedings of the Special Session, held the 1st of September, 1835, were read, and on motion adopted.
Rep. Mowatt, of New York, offered the following, which was unanimously adopted
Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be tendered to the Grand Lodge of Maryland for the use of their Hall during the present Session.
Rep. Mowatt, of New York, offered the following resolution, which which was adopted.
Resolved, that the sum of ten dollars be paid to William Crouch, for his services as Grand Secretary, pro tem., during this Session of this Grand Lodge.
Rep. Hopkins, of Pennsylvania, moved that the Grand Secretary be authorized to have printed with the proceedings, the amounts of moneys which may have come into his hands, subscribed for the Service of Plate, to P. G. Sire Wildey. On motion, the Grand Lodge closed the Annual Session with prayer.
ROBERT NEILSON, Grand Secretary.
Amount subscribed by the members of the several state, district and terri
torial Grand and Subordinate Lodges, of the I. O. O. F., in the United
States, for a splendid Service of Plate, to P. G. Sire Thomas Wildey. From the Order in Maryland,
$102 90 New York,
40 37 Pennsylvania,
150 00 Louisiana,
40 00 Ohio,
10 00 District of Columbia,
17 00 Virginia,
30 00 Kentucky,
8 00 Delaware,
Balance yet to be subscribed,
ost of Plate,
Dr. GRAND LODGE of U. S., in account with A. MATHIoT, G. Treas.
11834. Oct. 9, To cash, S. Pryor, G. Secretary, Oct. 9, By balance on hand, $181 49
By cash, Grand Secretary, 44 00 Thomas Morse, G.
Grand Lodge of
40 00 J. Gettys, G. Sire, 74 00 1835. 10, R. Neilson, D. G. July 27,By cash, Rep.Keyser,charSire, 30 00
ter fee, lodge No. 4, Ky., 30 00 T. Wildey, books, 11 00 Oct. 5, " S. Pryor, G. Secretary, sundries, 73 15
balance of account, in4 87
cluding $5,00 counterfeit, 75 13 1835.
“11, “ D. G. Sire Neilson, Oct. 11, balance on hand, 78 60 charter fee and per cent
age, lodge No. 3, Va., 45 00
Grand and Subordinate Encampments under the jurisdiction of the Grand
Lodge of the United States, reporting this Session. Grand Encampment of Maryland—3 subordinates, 22 initiations, 154 members, and $344 00, revenue.
Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania reports 1 Grand, and 4 subordinate Encampments, but returns no work.
Grand Lodge of New York, reports 2 subordinate Encampments, but returns no work.
Columbia Encampment, No. 1, D. C.—22 initiations, 14 members, $258 39, revenue.
Annual Report of the Grand and Subordinate Lodges to the R. W. Grand
Lodge of the United States, I. 0. O. F., commencing October, 1834, and ending October, 1835.
Expulsions. In Maryland.—No. 4, John Reiniken ; No. 6, John Willburn and Samuel Merritt; No. 17, Wm. Legg and Samuel Goldsmith. Improper conduct.
In New York.–No. 10, James Hathaway, J. W. Ashman, Peter Johnson, W. S. Jewitt, Jesse Casse, Joseph A. Perry, Edward Bell and N. Bacholer; No. 11, James R. Bogart; No. 12, Cyrus Hawley, Wm. Shires and Stephen Gremer; No. 13, Geo. Bachman and S. Haas; No. 14, George W. Clauer. Improper conduct. In Delaware.—No. 4, Robert Vince and Oliver Hall
. Non-payment of dues. In New Jersey.--No. 3, Silas Pownell; No. 4, Daniel H. Combs. Improper conduct.
In Kentucky.—No. 1, James Glascock. Improper conduct.
FORM OF A REPORT For a Subordinate Lodge or Encampment, working under Warrant from
the Grand Lodge of the United States, I. O. O. F. Quarterly Report of Lodge, No. of the State of commencing
and ending now held at
FORM OF A REPORT For a Grand Lodge or Grand Encampment, working under Warrant
from the Grand Lodge of the United States, I. O. O. F.. Annual Report of the R. W. Grand Lodge of the state of — , I.0.of O.
F., to the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States, commencing-
The R. W. Grand Lodge of — is composed of — members, and has under her
jurisdiction, working lodges.
[SEAL.C Names of Officers elected for the present year, &c.
GRAND LODGE OF THE UNITED STATES,
Held at the City of Baltimore, November, 1835.
MONDAY, November 30th, 1835. The R. W. Grand Lodge was summoned to meet this day, at Odd Fellows' Hall
, city of Baltimore, pursuant to an order of the M. W. Grand Sire, for the purpose of considering petitions for charters for lodges, when the following were present: GEORGE KEYSER,
M. W. G. Sire.
R. W. G. Secretary
W. G. Guardian.