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Rep. English, of Virginia, moved that the Grand Lodge do now adjourn, which was determined in the negative.

Rep. Hopkins, of Ohio, moved that the resolution accompanying the report of the Committee on the State of the Order, be adopted.

Rep. Neilson, of Maryland, moved to amend by striking out the letters “R. P.," and inserting the word “scarlet."

P. G. Sire Glazier moved that the Grand Lodge do now adjourn, which was decided in the negative.

The question being put upon the amendment submitted by Rep. Neilson, of Maryland, it was decided in the negative.

The question recurring on the motion of Rep. Hopkins, of Ohio, to adopt the resolution,

P. G. Sire Glazier called the previous question, which being seconded by a majority, the said previous question was put in the manner following: “Shall

the main question be now put ?" and it was decided in the affirmative. The question was then put, “Will the Grand Lodge agree to the motion submitted by Rep. Hopkins, of Ohio, to adopt the resolution accompanying the report of the Committee on the State of the Order ?" and was decided in the affirmative.

On motion, the Grand Lodge adjourned until nine o'clock, to-morrow morning

WEDNESDAY, September 21st, 9 o'clock, A. M. The Grand Lodge assembled pursuant to adjournment: Present, the same Officers and Representatives as yesterday.

Prayer by the Grand Chaplain.
The journal of proceedings of the session of yesterday was read.

On motion of Rep. Hopkins, of Ohio, to amend the journal, by abridging the canvass of all elections to mere results, it was determined in the negative.

On motion of Rep. Thomas, of Ohio, the journal was then approved as read.

Rep. Stokes, of Pennsylvania, from the committee on deferred business, submitted the following report.

To the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States :

The committee appointed to examine and report what deferred business of the last session requires the action of this session, beg leave most respectfully to report:

That on examination of the minutes of the Annual Session of 1841, they find the following items of business remaining unfinished or laid over for the action of this session.

On page 351, on motion of Rep. Bradley of Connecticut, the charges and printed work of the Order, were referred to a committee to report this Session.

On page 353, on motion of Rep. Ridgely, of Ohio, amendment to Article III, of the Constitution.

On page 353, on motion of Rep. Cook, of New York, amendment to Article XIV, of the Constitution.

On page 355, on motion of Rep. Kennedy, of Delaware, that a committee be appointed to prepare appropriate degrees for the Grand Encampment and P. C. Patriarch, and P. H. Priest.

On page 360, on motion of Rep. Cook, of New York, requiring lodges to work in scarlet degree.

On page 377, on motion of Rep. Taylor, of Ohio, amendment to Article II, of the Constitution.

On page 384, on motion of Rep. Wildey of Mississippi, amendment to Article XV, of the Constitution.

On page 380, the report of committee on the State of the Order, laid on the table.

On page 349 and 355, the Grand Sire and Grand Secretary have called your attention to their reports, and have been referred to appropriate committees Respectfully submitted.

JOHN W. STOKES,
WILLIAM A. TYLER,
WILLIAM W. MOORE.

The Grand Lodge proceeded to take up the said report, in the order in which the several subjects were presented.

The first subject was considered, and ordered to lie on the table.

The second subject was considered, and on motion of Rep. Leidy, of Delaware, to adopt the same, it was decided in the negative.

The votes by states being required, appeared as follows: YEAS.—Rep's Thomas, and Hopkins, of Ohio; Hull, and English, of Virginia; and Ridgely, of Alabama-5.

Nays.—Rep's Marley, 2 votes, and Neilson, of Maryland; Guild, of Massachusetts; Small

, Jordan, and McGowan, of New York; Hubelie, Stokes, and Hewitt, of Pennsylvania ; Moore, of District of Columbia; Leidy, of Delaware; Tyler, of Kentucky; Stewart, of Missouri; Hinman, of Connecticut; Case, of South Carolina; and P. G. Sire Glazier -17.

The next subject was considered, when Rep. Stokes, of Pennsylvania, moved to reject the proposed amendment to the Constitution.

The Chair decided that the motion was out of order, as in his opinion the affirmative question of adopting the amendment was presented by the journal.

Rep. Ridgely, of Alabama, then moved to reject the motion (or question of adopting the amendment said to be presented by the journal,) when the Chair pronounced that motion, also, out of order, and decided that a motion to reject a motion could not be entertained.

On motion of Rep. Ridgely, of Alabama, the whole subject was ordered to lie on the table.

The next subject was considered, when the committee to whom it had been referred, submitted the following report, which was read.

To the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States:

The committee to whom was referred the duty of reporting to the Grand Lodge of the United States, a suitable degree for the Work of Grand Encampments; also, appropriate honorary degrees for the past offices of P. C. Patriarch, and P. H. Priest,

Respectfully report, that the duty intrusted to them has been performed, and they herewith present forms for each degree in sealed packets. And would suggest the propriety of referring them, respectively, to the whole number of members of the Grand Lodge who would be entitled to receive them when adopted.

JOHN A. KENNEDY,
SYLVESTER VN SICKELL,

RICHARD MARLEY.
Rep. Hull, of Virginia, moved that the report be adopted.
Rep. Hopkins, of Ohio, offered the following substitute:

Resolrod, That it is inexpedient to adopt any degrees that were not heretofore known to the Order.

On motion of Rep. Ridgely, of Alabama, the whole subject was referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The next subject was considered and unanimously rejected.
The yeas and nays being called upon its passage appeared as follows:
YEAS—0.

Nays-Rep's Marley, 2 votes ; Guild, Jordan, Small, Stokes, Hubelie, Moore, Leidy, Lucas, Thomas, Hopkins, Brandt, Tyler, Hull, English, Bucher, Stewart, Hinman, Case, Ridgely, Neilson, McGowan, Hewitt, Wildey, and P. G. Sire Glazier-26.

The next subject was considered and rejected.
The next subject was considered and rejected.
The

yeas and nays were called, and appeared as follows: Yeas-Rep's Small, Jordan, and McGowan—3.

Nays-Rep’s Marley, 2 votes; Guild, Stokes, Hubelie, Moore, Leidy, Lucas, Thomas, Hopkins, Brandt, Tyler, Hull, English, Bucher, Stewart, Hinman, Case, Ridgely, Neilson, Hewitt, and P. G. Sire Glazier-22.

The next subject was considered, and on motion of Rep. Neilson, of Maryland, it was indefinitely postponed.

Rep. Ridgely, of Alabama, offered the following, which was read and referred to the committee on the State of the Order.

Ordered, That the Committee on the State of the Order inquire into the practicability of abolishing the proxy system of representation in the Grand Lodge of the United States, and to that end consider what means of revenue, if any, can be devised, by which the expense of the Representatives of the several states may be paid out of the Treasury of the Grand Lodge of the United States.

Ordered, That the same committee report upon the expediency of so amending the Constitution as to limit the right of suffrage in the Grand Lodge, to Representatives of state Grand Lodges and Encampments.

Rep. Hinman, of Connecticut, proposed the following amendment to the Constitution, seconded by Rep. Guild, of Massachusetts.

To erase the words—«or Proxies," in the fourth line of Article II, and the word “Proxy," or "Proxies," wherever it occurs in the Constitution.

On motion of Rep. Brandt, of New Jersey, it was

Ordered, That 500 copies of the report of the Deputies to the Manchester Unity, be printed for the use of the Representatives.

The hour having arrived fixed for the election of the Editor to the “Covenant and Official Magazine," it was on motion of Rep. McGowan, of New York, further postponed until the afternoon session.

Rep. Tyler, of Kentucky, seconded by Rep. Stewart, of Missouri, proposed the following amendment to the Constitution.

That Article XII, of the Constitution, be so amended as to strike out "third Monday of September," in second line, and insert “third Monday in August.”

The Grand Secretary presented the credentials of Proxy Rep. P. G. James Earnest, of Illinois, which were referred to the committee on credentials.

On motion of Rep. English, of Virginia, the Grand Lodge resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, on the report of the select committee on Encampment work and degrees.

Rep. Hopkins, of Ohio, was called to the Chair, when the committee proceeded to the consideration of the subject referred to them, and after some time spent therein, the committee rose, and having by their Chairman reported progress, asked and obtained leave to sit again.

On motion, the Grand Lodge adjourned until half past three o'clock, this afternoon.

WEDNESDAY, 3 o'clock, P. M. The Grand Lodge convened pursuant to adjournment: Present, the Grand Officers and the same Representatives as of the morning session.

The journal of the morning session, was read and approved.

The Grand Secretary presented the report of the Agent of the Official Magazine, which was read and referred to the committee on that subject

Rep. Neilson, of Maryland from the committee on credentials, reported unfavorably on the certificate of Proxy Rep. Earnest, of Illinois, when after some explanation from the Grand Secretary, the report, on motion of Rep. McGowan, of New York, was re-committed to the committee.

On motion of Rep. Leidy, of Delaware, the Grand Lodge proceeded to the order of the day, being the election of Editor and Agent of the " Official Magazine."

P. G. M. James L. Ridgely, of Maryland, was placed in nomination for the office of Editor, and P. G. Sire Thomas Wildey, of Maryland, and P. G. Sec. William Curtis, of Pennsylvania, for the office of Agent.

The Chair appointed Reps Leidy, of Delaware, and Hinman, of Connecticut, tellers, who having received the ballots of the Representatives, as they were called, and counted the same, announced that P. G. M. James L. Ridgely had received all the votes polled for the office of Editor of the Official Magazine, and P. G. Sec. William Curtis had received a majority of the votes polled for the office of Agent of the Official Magazine.

Whereupon, the Grand Sire declared them elected for the respective of fices designated

Rep. Neilson, of Maryland, from the committee on credentials, to whom had been re-committed their report on the certificate of Proxy Rep. Earnest, of Illinois, reported favorably thereon, which was accepted.

Rep. EARNEST, of Illinois, appeared and took his seat.

On motion of Rep. English, of Virginia, the Grand Lodge resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, upon the report of the committee on the degrees of Encampments—after a lapse of some time, the Grand Sire resumed the Chair, when Rep. Hopkins, of Ohio, from the Committee of the Whole, reported that the committee had been engaged in the consideration of the report of the committee on the degrees of Encampments, and had recommended the adoption of the following resolution.

Resolved, That the work for Grand Encampments reported by the committee, be adopted, and that it is inexpedient to adopt the degrees reported by said committee.

On motion of Rep. Ridgely, of Alabama, the report and resolution were ordered to lie on the table.

Document A, accompanying the annual report of the Grand Sire, being the report of the Deputation to England, was read and referred to the committee on that subject.

On motion, the Grand Lodge adjourned until to-morrow morning, at nine o'clock.

THURSDAY, September 22d, 9 o'clock, A. M. The Grand Lodge met pursuant to adjournment: Present, the Grand Officers and the same Representatives as of the session of yesterday.

Prayer by the Grand Chaplain.
The journal of the proceedings of yesterday was read and approved.

The Grand Secretary presented a communication from the Grand Encampment of New York, which was read and referred to the Committee of Finance.

The Grand Secretary presented a communication from the Grand Master of Louisiana, which was read and referred to the Committee on the State of the Order.

The Grand Secretary presented a statement of the accounts of the late Grand Secretary, which was read and referred to the Committee of Finance.

On motion of Rep. Thomas, of Ohio, the Grand Lodge proceeded to the consideration of the report of the Committee of the Whole, on the proposed degrees of Encampments.

When Rep. Hopkins, of Ohio, moved to amend the resolution accompanying the report of the Committee of the Whole, by striking therefrom so much thereof as proposes to adopt the Grand Encampment degree. The yeas and nays being required by Rep. Stokes, of Pennsylvania, appeared as follows:

YEAs—Rep's Jordan, Stokes, Hubelie, Leidy, Hopkins, Bucher, Hinman, Case, Hewitt, and P. G. Sire Glazier-10.

Nays—Rep's Marley, 2 votes; Guild, Small, Lucas, Thomas, Brandt, Tyler, Hull, Wildey, Štewart, Earnest, Ridgely, Neilson, and McGowan - 15. So the inotion was rejected.

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