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where a Grand Encampment shall notify the Grand Lodge that they have not elected a Representative, and shall not for the current year, that the dues shall be remitted."
Rep. Neilson, of Maryland, offered the following resolution, which was rejected.
Resolved, That hereafter no charter shall be granted to any number of Odd Fellows under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of the United States, who propose to perform their work in any other than the English language.
Rep. Moore, of District of Columbia, from the Committee on the State of the Order, submitted the following report, which was adopted.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States :
The Committee on the State of the Order, recommend that the 18th ByLaw be amended by inserting a parenthetical clause after the word “territory"—the second line, in the following words: ("and may divide any state or territory into more than one district, when he shall deem i. essential to the interest of the Order to do so.") Respectfully submitted.
WILLIAM W. MOORE,
On motion of P. G. Sire Glazier, it was
Ordered, That the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer, be hereafter required to give bonds in the sum of $2000 each, for the faithful discharge of their respective trusts, to be approved by the Grand Sire.
Rep. Moore, of District of Columbia, offered the following, which was concurred in.
Resolved, That it be recommended to the various state Grand Lodges and Grand Encampments, to conform, as far as practicable, in making up their returns to this Grand Lodge, to the regulations prescribed for making up the returns of lodges and Encampments, working under charters granted by this body.
On motion of Rep. Moore, of District of Columbia, it was Ordered, That the By-Law which requires the Grand Secretary to have the record of proceedings of each Annual Session made up and printed within thirty days after the adjournment, be suspended so far as relates to the proceedings of the present session, and that a sufficient number of copies of said Journal be printed to furnish one copy to each subordinate and each Grand Lodge, and each subordinate and each Grand Encampment, working under this jurisdiction, together with one hundred additional copies for the use of this body.
On motion of Rep. Case, of South Carolina, it was
Resolved, That the minutes of the proceedings of this R. W. Grand Lodge, shall be printed in the Covenant, and compose one number.
Rep. Moore, of District of Columbia, from the Committee on the State of the Order, submitted the following report, which was concurred in.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of the Uniled States :
The Committee on the State of the Order, to whom was referred a com munication from the Worthy Grand Master of the State of Louisiana, sug. gesting an amendment in the work of the Order, have had the same under
consideration, and respectfully report: that as the subject is already in the hands of a committee of this Grand Lodge, it is inexpedient to take any action at present on the proposition contained in the said communication. Respectfully submitted.
WILLIAM W. MOORE,
Ordered, That the worthy Grand Sire, and Grand Corresponding Secretary, respeotively, be authorized to have 200 copies of their annual reports, to this body printed, and ready to be placed on the tables of members, without waiting for a special order of this Grand Lodge, whenever it may be practicable for them to prepare their said reports, in time to have the work performed.
Rep. Case, of South Carolina, submitted the following, which was adopted :
Resolved, That the Editor of the Covenant, be directed to publish in the October Nomber, the report on the English Mission, together with the report and resolutions of the committee on the same.
Rep's Hubelie, of Pennsylvania, and Moore, of District of Columbia, asked and obtained leave of absence.
On motion, the Grand Lodge adjourned until three o'clock, this after
FRIDAY, 3 o'clock, P. M. The Grand Lodge assembled pursuant to adjournment: Present, the Grand Officers and the same Represensentatives as of the morning session.
The journal of the morning session was read and approved.
Rep. Tyler, of Kentucky, from the Committee of Correspondence, made the following report, which was accepted. To the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States :
The Committee of Correspondence, beg leave to report: That they have carefully examined the documents submitted to them, and find nothing of importance to bring before this Grand Lodge. All which is respectfully submitted,
WILLIAM A. TYLER,
On motion of Rep. Hinman, of Connecticut, the committee heretofore appointed to examine the Work, and report what alterations, if any, should be made therein, was discharged from the further consideration of that subject.
On motion of Rep. Hinman, of Connecticut, the Work of the Order was referred to a select committee of three, to report to the next session what alterations, if any, should be made therein.
On motion of Rep. Stokes, of Pennsylvania, it was
Ordered, That all business not now before the Grand Lodge, be referred to the next session.
The Grand Sire announced the following appointments of District Deputy Grand Sires for the several districts named, to serve for one year from 1st January next, viz: For Massachusetts and Rhode Island, P. G. M. DANIEL HERSEY. « Connecticut
G. M. CHARLES W. BRADLEY. i New Jersey,
P. G. M. SYLVESTER VN SICKELL. “ Delaware,
P. G. Sire ZENAS B. GLAZIER. « District of Columbia,
P. G. M. WILLIAM W. MOORE. “ North Carolina,
P. G. M. GEORGE M. BAIN. " South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, - G. M. ALBERT CASE. “ Mississippi and Alabama, G. M. CHARLES J. B. FISHER. “ Louisiana,
P. G. M. A. MONDELLI. Tennessee,
P. G. M. TIMOTHY KEZER. “ Indiana,
P. G. M. CHRISTIAN BUCHER. “ Missouri and South Illinois, P. G. M. WILLIAM S. STEWART. “ North Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa, P. G. M. JOHN G. POTTS.
Rep. McGowan, of New York, from the Committee of Finance, made the following report, which was read, accepted, and the resolutions adopted.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States :
The Committe of Finance respectfully report: That they have examined and found correct the following bills and accounts, viz: Robert Neilson for printing
8421 98 Deducting the amount paid by Grand Treasurer, 300 00
121 98 Bill of John A. Kennedy, Grand Sire, postage and expenses, 80 10 Thomas J. Ireland, penmanship,
17 00 Isaac P. Cook, stationary,
22 19 Horn R. Kneass, D. Grand Sire, expenses,
25 00 Thomas Wildey, P. G. Sire, for rent,
30 00 Sylvester Vn Sickell, expenses,
10 00 James L. Ridgely, for sundries,
25 90 Grand Messenger, for attendance,
12 00 John E. Chamberlain, for sundries,
The committee have also examined the accounts of the Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary, and find them to agree with the vouchers, and that the amount paid in the Treasury the past year, has been $2,901 39 And the amount paid by Grand Treasurer, .
1,539 78 Leaving in the hands of the Treasurer the sum of
81,361 61 Of which $583 50 is in uncurrent money.
The committee would recommend to the Treasurer hereafter to keep a separate and distinct account of the money received for dues and charters, for books sold, for receipts for the Covenant, and for the English mission
The Grand Secretary has received since he made his report the sum of $726 59, as follows, viz : Grand Lodge of Maryland, quota,
$40 00 Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, quota,
20 00 Grand Lodge of New York, quota,
40 00 Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, quota,
40 00 Grand Lodge of Ohio, quota,
40 00 Grand Lodge of New Jersey, quota,
20 00 Grand Lodge of Virginia, quota,
40 00 Grand Lodge of Indiana, quota,
20 00 Grand Lodge of Mississippi, quota,
20 00 Grand Lodge of Missouri, quota,
20 00 Grand Lodge of Connecticut, quota,
20 00 Wildey Encampment, No. 3, of Virginia, dues,
19 07 Neilson Encampment, No. 2, of Virginia, dues,
43 63 Damascus Encampment, No. 9, of Virginia, dues,
12 50 Mt. Ararat Encampment, No. 3, of New Jersey, charter,
30 00 Grand Encampment of Maryland, quota,
20 00 Marley Encampment, No. 2, of District of Columbia, dues, 46 91 Trenton Encampment, No. 2, of New Jersey, dues,
29 00 Sassacas Encampment, No. 1, of Connecticut, dues,
59 15 Oriental Encampment, No. 2, of Connecticut, dues,
6 00 Grand Encampment of New York, quota,
20 00 Grand Encampment of Pennsylvania, quota,
20 00 Degree Books,
32 00 Merrimack Lodge, No. 7, Massachusetts, dues,
15 70 do. do. do. do. quarter,
9 00 Degree Books,
4 00 Columbia Encampment, No. 1, of District of Columbia, dues, 13 63 do. Degree Books,
8 00 Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, Degree Books,
The committee recommend the adoption of the following resolutions.
JACOB HULL, JR. Resolved, That the M. W. Grand Sire draw orders on the Treasurer for the sums reported as due the several persons named in the report of the Finance Committee.
Resolved, That the M. W. Grand Sire draw an order on the Treasurer, in favor of R. W. Grand Secretary James L. Ridgely, for the sum of eight hundred dollars, for defraying his expenses on the late mission to Eugland.
Resolved, That the M. W. Grand Sire draw an order on the Treasurer, in favor of R. W. Grand Chaplain Williainson, for the sum of eight huudred dollars, for defray. ing his expenses on the late mission to England.
Resolved, That the Grand Treasurer be authorized to make sale of the uncurren: money in hand, to the best advantage.
Rep. McGowan, of New York, from the same committee, made the following report, which was accepted.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States :
The Committee of Finance, to whom was referred a communication from the Grand Encampment of New York, with regard to the purchase of a lithographic item, respectfully report, that it is not expedient to purchase
JACOB HULL, JR. On motion of Rep Thomas, of Ohio, the Grand Lodge proceeded to take up the amendment to the Constitution, proposed at the last session, to remove the existing constitutional qualifications that candidates for the office of Grand Sire should be P. G. Masters, and which was now lying on the table ; when the same was considered and rejected.
Rep. McGowan, of New York, from the committee on the “ Covenant and Official Magazine," submitted the following report, which was read. To the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States :
The committee to whom was referred the subject of the “ Covenant and Official Magazine," have had the same under consideration, and most respectfully beg leave to report :
That from the statement of the Agent it appears that he has received and delivered to subscribers and sub-agents, 2073 copies of the Official Magazine, which at the subscription price, will amount to $5,182 50 From which there will have to be deducted for printing 3000 copies of 12 Nos.
82,448 00 Interest on cash advanced,
35 92 Printing prospectus, stereotypeing, &c.
5 50 Postage, boxes, &c.
18 63 Commmission to Agent for the year,
• 1,295 63
Due the Grand Lodge by Agent,
1,378 82 From which deduct for appropriations to Editor of Magazine, 1,000 00 Leaving a surplus of
$378 82 Besides having on hand a sufficient number of copies of the first volume to supply brethren who may wish to have them bound.
From the above statement for the year, the committee have to congratulate the Grand Lodge, and the Order in general, on the success which has attended this attempt to disseminate the principles of the institution.
The committee are of opinion, that by an exertion on the part of the agents in the several states, the work will be a source of considerable revenue to this. Grand Lodge, which from the present state of the finances is absolutely necessary, as the regular revenue of this body will not meet the current expenses.
By the appropriation made at the last session of this Grand Lodge to the Editorial department, for the purpose of retaining intellectual aid to the work, there has only been received about one hundred dollars, and, as it is considered necessary that matter furnished for the work should be