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On motion of Rep. Kneass, of Pennsylvania, the Grand Lodge agreed to re-consider the vote had at the afternoon session of yesterday, by which the proposed amendment to the Constitution, to strike out the words “ proxy or " proxies” wherever they occur in that instrument, was rejected.

The question being upon the adoption of that amendment to the Constitution, the yeas and nays were required and appeared as follows:

YEAS-Rep's Guild, Ellis, Palmer, Hinman, Vn Sickell, Harris, Stokes, Kneass, Skinner, McDonnell, Marley, Sanderson, Moore, Webb, Segar, Hurlburt, Seymour, Dicks, Kezer, Marshall, Shaffner, Coleman, Sherlock, 2 votes—24.

Nars-Rep's Hersey, Brown, Wilson, Treadwell, Hillyer, Lucas, Earnest, and P. G. Sires Wildey, and Kennedy—9.

So it appearing that two-thirds present voted in the affirmative, the Grand
Sire declared that the proposed amendment to the Constitution was adopted.

Rep. Kneass, of Pennsylvania, from the select committee to whom was
referred so much of the Grand Sire's report relating to the revision of the
Lectures, &c., made the following report, which was adopted.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States :

The committee to whom was referred so much of the report of the Grand Sire as relates to the revision of the style of lectures and charges, and the propriety of preparing suitable lectures for the side degrees, ask leave to submit the following report :

In reference to the revision of the style of the lectures and charges, your committee submit that they have been unable to see any substantial reasons for making the proposed revision. If the style of the lectures and charges was revised, it would be necessary to forward to each subordinate lodge and Encampment a set of the revised works, free of chargethe actual expenditure, then, to which it would be necessary to submit, without the least return, could be easily ascertained by a reference to the number of subordinates under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge. In addition to the actual outlay, the books now on hand, amouting to would be utterly valueless. The expense of the revision referred to, in the opinion of your committee, constitutes an obstacle which it would not be well to urge this body to attempt at the present time to surmount, even if the expediency of such a revision was clear.

In reference to the propriety of preparing suitable lectures for the side degrees, your committee submit that so far as they are informed, it would probably injuriously interfere to some extent with the course of business now pursued in some of the Grand Lodges; and they can see no necessity for such lectures at the present time, even if the expense of publishing them, if prepared, could be endured, but the expense of such a thing at present would be more than we could bear under existing circumstances. The beauty and strength of our system of work lie in its simplicity, and any effort at complicating it

, sullies the one and impairs the other. Your committee, therefore, think it better to permit the side degrees to remain as they are for the present, without any alteration or addition.

HORN R. KNEASS,
WILLIAM W. MOORE,
JOSEPH SEGAR.

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Rep. Brown, of New York, offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That this evening, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be set apart for instruction in the work of the Order.

Rep. Hurlbut, of South Carolina, offered the following resolution, which, on motion was ordered to lie on the table.

Resolved, That the resolution of the last session, conferring on all members of this Grand Lodge, the Grand Encampment and side degrees, be rescinded.

Rep. Marshall, of Kentucky, offered the following, which was adopted:

Resolved, That the propriety and power of one subordinate lodge or Encampment, to initiate and confer degrees for another, be referred to the Committee on the State of the Order, and said committee be requested to report under what conditions such instructions may be had.

Rep. Hersey, of Massachuset:s, submitted the following resolution.

Resolved, That a special committee be appointed by this Grand Lodge, for the purpose of enlarging and improving the lecture of the first, or white degree of this Order, and such others as they may think for the interest of the Order, and report to the next session of this Grand Lodge.

Rep. Stokes, of Pennsylvania, moved to lay the resolution on the table, which was decided in the negative.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution, it was determined in the negative.

Rep. Treadwell, of New York, offered the following, which was adopted.

Resolved, That no copies of the printed journal of the Grand Lodge be permitted to pass out of the hands of the Representatives, until the adjournment of this body.

Rep. Coleman, of Indiana, offered the following resolution, which, on motion, was ordered to lie on the table.

Resolved, That the Corresponding Secretary take such steps as may be necessary to ascertain through the state Grand Lodges, the following information, from the time of the organization of each subordinate lodge under their jurisdiction :The names of all initiated, occupation, residence, and date of initiation.

Suspended, with the cause.
Expelled, with the date, and for what cause.

Rejected, and the time of such rejection.

“ Rejected upon application for admission upon cand. And report to this Grand Lodge at the earliest moment practicable.

Rep. Hillyer, of New Jersey, offered the following preamble and resolution, which was read and referred to the Committee of Finance.

Whereas, A dispensation to organize Mt. Sinai Encampment of Jersey City, in the state of New Jersey, was granted during the pendancy of the application for a charter for a Grand Encampment, in said state. Therefore,

Resolved, That the charter fee received by this Grand Lodge, from Mt. Sinai Encampment, of Jersey City, be remitted to the R. W. Grand Encampment of the stale of New Jersey.

Rep. Hillyer, of New Jersey, offered the following resolution, which, on motion of Rep. Marshall, of Kentucky, was referred to the Committee on the State of the Order.

Resolved, That the first C. Patriarch and H. Priest, of every newly instituted Encampment, be entitled to receive all of the past official degrees, incident to the Encampment of Patriarchs, after having filled either of said offices.

Rep. Sherlock, of Ohio, offered the following resolution, which, on motion of Rep. Marshall, of Kentucky, was referred to the Committee on the State of the Order.

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Resolved, That all P. C. Patriarchs and P. H. Priests who may have passed, or have been in those chairs , previous to or at the date of the adoption of the Grand Encampment degrees, by this Grand Lodge, be entitled to receive both side degrees.

On motion, the Grand Lodge adjourned until four o'clock, this after

noon

THURSDAY, 4 o'clock, P. M. The Grand Lodge met pursuant to adjournment: Present, all the Grand Officers and the same Representatives as of the morning session.

The journal of the morning session was read and approved.

Rep. Hinman, of Connecticut, from the Committee on Petitions, submitted the following report and resolution, which was adopted.

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

The Committee on Petitions have had under consideration the application for a lodge to be located at Montreal, province of Canada, find the same in due form, and recommend that the prayer of the applicants be granted, and the dispensation confirmed, and a charter granted.

ROBINSON S. HINMAN,
THOMAS SHERLOCK,

SYLVESTER VN SICKELL. Resolved, That the dispensation issued for “Prince of Wales Lodge, No. 1,” prov. ince of Canada, be confirmed, and a charter granted to said lodge.

Rep. Hinman, of Connecticut, from the same committee, submitted the following report and resolutions, which were read and adopted.

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

The Committee on Petitions have had under consideration the application of eleven fifth degree members, of Georgia, for a charter for an Encampment to be located at Macon, together with the accompanying documents.

The application was made under date of 24th August, a protest against the granting of said charter, signed by two members of the R. P. Degree, dated 31st August, has been before your committee. The protest asserts that an application from R. P. D. members was then pending. It appears, however, that that application was signed by but two members, and of course was incomplete. Your committee submit the following resolutions.

ROBINSON S. HINMAN,
THOMAS SHERLOCK,

SYLVESTER VN SICKELL. Resolved, That the Grand Sire, or such deputy as he may appoint, be authorized to confer the Encampment degrees (up to the R. P.) on brother James Wood and his ten associates.

Resolved, That the Grand Sire be, and he is hereby authorized to issue a charter to brother James Wood, and his associates, and such Ř. P. members, as may reside in the vicinity, (who may so elect,) for an Encampment to be located at Macon, in accordance with the prayer of the petition.

Rep. Hinınan, of Connecticut, from the same committee, made the following report and resolution, which was read and the resolution adopted.

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

The Committee on Petitions have had under consideration the application for a Grand Lodge for the state of Georgia, and find the same in due form, and recommend that a charter be granted for the same—they, therefore recommend the passage of the accompanying resolution. All of which is respectfully submitted.

ROBINSON S. HINMAN,
THOMAS SHERLOCK,
SYLVESTER VN SICKELL.

Resolved, That a charter be granted for a Grand Lodge within, and for the state of Georgia,* to be located at Savannah.

Rep. Treadwell, of New York, from the Committee of Finance, made the following report and resolutions, which were read, and on motion, the report adopted.

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

The Committee of Finance respectfully report in part, viz:

On the application of lowa and Milwaukie Lodges of Wisconsin, praying for a remission of dues, submit a resolution adverse to granting the prayer of the petitioners.

On the application of the Grand Encampments of Kentucky and Ohio, to be released from all dues which the said Encampments now owe the Grand Lodge, submit a resolution adverse to the application.

On the application of Rep. Salomon, of Alabama, that the sum of $20 be refunded to the applicants for a charter for a lodge, to be located at Mobile, and hailed as “ Brothers' Lodge, No. 3,” in consequence of the application having been withdrawn, offer a resolution that the amount claimed be credited to the Grand Lodge of Alabama, and that it be requested to pay the said applicants the $20 advanced.

On the application of Rep. Stewart of Missouri, that all dues and arrearages from Wildey Encampment, No. 1, St. Louis, Missouri, and Lebanon Encampment, No. 2, Springfield, Illinois, previous to the present session, be remitted, submit a resolution adverse to the application.

On the subject of compensation for translation of the French work, alluded to by the Grand Sire, they submit a resolution to present P. G's Frederick Goll, Jr., and James Gavey, Jr., of Concorde Lodge, No. 43, of the state of New York, with a diploma, and that the same be copied on said diplomas.

On the subject of the Diplomas, alluded to by the Grand Secretary, the committee recommend that the resolution as recorded on page 360, proceedings. Annual Session, 1841, be rescinded, and that the Grand Secretary be directed to close up all agencies as soon as practicable; and recom

Grond Lodge of Georgia. - This body was instituted on November 13th, 1843, when the following Grand Officers were installed, viz: Alvan N. Miller, M. W. G. M. ; Guy L. Warren, R. W. D. G. M. ; Elisia Parsons, R. W. G. W.; George W. Miller, R. W. G, Secretary'; Elisha H. Rogers, R. W. G. Treasurer.

mend that the state Grand Lodges and Encampments be constituted agencies, and submit resolutions in accordance therewith.

On the subject of the charter of Mt. Sinai Encampment, No. 5, of Jersey City, New Jersey, for remission of same to Grand Encampment of New Jersey, in consequence of the dispensation having been issued during the pendency of the application for a charter for a Grand Encampment in said state, the committee would remark, that upon reference to the Grand Sire's report, it will be observed that the said Encampment was instituted on the 22d of March, 1843, and the Grand Encampment on the 11th of May, following, and that the granting of the dispensation of said Encampment has been confirmed by your R. W. body, and a regular charter ordered to be issued ; the committee cannot, therefore, see the propriety of granting the request. On the other hand, it would be attended with evil consequences; that should it be granted, all state Grand Lodges and Encampments would have the same privilege of asking for the remission of all charter fees to them, granted prior to their respective organization—they, therefore, submit a resolution adverse to the application. Respectfully submitted.

JOHN G. TREADWELL,
A. K. MARSHALL.
THOMAS SHERLOCK.

Resolved, That the application of lowa Lodge, and Milwaukie Lodge, of Wisconsin Territory, praying a remission of dues, be denied.

Resolved, That the application of the Grand Encampments of Kentucky and Ohio, to be released from all dues which the said Grand Encampments now owe this Grand Lodge, be denied.

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary be directed to credit the Grand Lodge of Alabama, the sum of twenty dollars, being amount received for an application for a charter for a lodge, to be located at Mobile, and hailed as Brother's Lodge, No. 3, in consequence of the application having been withdrawn, and charter not issuedand that the said Grand Lodge be requested to pay the said applicants the amount above specified.

Resolved, That the application for the remission of all dues and arrearages of Wildey Encampment, No. 1, St. Louis, Missouri, and Lebanon Encampment, No. 3. Springfield, Minois, previous to the present session, be denied.

Resolved, That this Grand Lodge present to P. G's Frederick Goll, Jr., and James Gavey, Jr., of Concorde Lodge, No. 43, state of New York, each a diploma, as an evi. dence of their sense of their valuable services, in correctly translating the lectures into the French language free of charge, and that this resolution be copied on said diplomas.

Resolved, That the resolution as recorded on page 360, proceedings, Annual Com, munication, 1841, relating to the sale of the diplomas be rescinded, and that the Grand Secretary be directed to close up all agencies as soon as practicable.

Resolved, That the state Grand Lodges and Encampments be, and are hereby constituted agencies for the sale of diplomas, at the fixed price of one dollar each, and that they be allowed 25 per cent out of the said sum of one dollar.

Resolved, That no diploma shall be granted except by a vote of the Grand Lodges and Encampments, or such subordinate lodges or Encampments under their respecte ive jurisdictions as may by the said Grand Lodge or Encampment, be constituted sub-agents for granting such diplomas.

Resolved, That the application for the remission of the charter fee of Mt. Sinai Encampment, No. 5, New Jersey, to the Grand Encampment of said state, be denied..

On motion of Rep. Ellis, of Connecticut, the resolutions were taken up separately.

The first resolution was accordingly considered and adopted.

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