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FORMS OF DISPENSATIONS AND REPORTS,
ADOPTED BY THE GRAND LODGE, For opening Lodges and Encampments, fc.-power to institute-power to confer Encampment Degrees-warrant for D. D. Grand Sires- Annual and Quarterly reports.
[Form of Dispensation for Lodges or Encampments.]
I. O. O. F. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: WE
Most Worthy Grand Sire of the Grand Lodge of the INDEPENDENT ORDER OF Odd Fellows, of the United States of North America, and the jurisdiction of the Order thereunto belonging,
FRIENDSHIP, LOVE, AND TRUTH. Know Yɛ, That by virtue of the powers in us vested, we do hereby authorize and empower our trusty and well beloved brethren
their successors duly and legally elected, to constitute a in the of and state of to be known and bailed by the title of
AND WE DO FURTHER AUTHORIZE AND EMPOWER our said trusty and well beloved brethren and their successors, to admit and make ODD FELLOWS according to the ancient usages and customs of the Order, and not contrarywise; with full power and authority to hear and determine all and singular, matters and things relating to the Order within the jurisdiction of the said according to the rules and regulations of the Grand Lodge of the UNITED STATEs. Provided always, That the said abovepamed brethren, and their successors pay due respect to the GRAND LODGE of the UNITED States, and the ordinances thereof, otherwise this dispensation to be of no force or effect; and provided also, that this dispensation shall be approved by the said Grand Lodge at the next meeting thereof.
DER OUR HAND AND SEAL, at the city of BaLTIMORE, in the state of MARYLAND this
A. D. one thousand eight hundred and
and of our Order the
[Form of power to open Lodges or Encampments.)
I. O. O. F. WE,
Most Worthy Grand Sire of the INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD Fellows in and for the United States of North America and the jurisdiction of the Order thereunto belonging: To our Worthy Brother
Greeting : Reposing special confidence in your zeal and ability, we do, by virtue of the powers and authorities in us vested, hereby authorize and empower you to call to your assis:ance a sufficient number of known, approved and duly qualified
in the of, and state of to open and constitute a new - to be held there; and to proceed to the installation of our Worthy Brother who shall be elected
and other the officers of a new there to be established and constituted, to be hailed and known by the title of
-, according to the most ancient and honorable custom of the Order, and not contrarywise; and make report to us hereunto annexed of your proceedings. This dispensation to remain in full force for three months from the date hereof, and onger.
GIVEN UNDER OUR HAND AND SEAL, at the of —, in the
A. D. 18–
(Form of Dispensation to continue operations where a Charter has been destroyed.)
I. 0. O. F. WE
Most Worthy Grand Sire of the INDEPENDENT Order of Odd Fellows, in and for the United States of North America, and the jurisdiction of the Order thereunto belonging : To the of
No. --, held in the of in the State of these Presents in
FRIENDSHIP, LOVE AND TRUTH, Come Greeting : Whereas, it has been represented to us that the
has been de stroyed by and sufficient proof has been given that there is no illegal concealment nor wilful destruction of the same.
Now therefore, by virtue of the powers and authorities in us vested, we do hereby authorize, empower and request you, the present and succeeding
officers and members of the said. - No. —, to continue your labors in the same full and complete manner to all intents and purposes as you could or might legally have done, if your said - had not been destroyed, and was still in existence agreeably to all the usages, rules and regulations of Odd Fellowship, and especially to those of our Most Worthy Grand Lodge of the United States, and not contrary wise.
This dispensation to continue in force until the next Annual Communication of our said Most Worthy Grand Lodge, and until its pleasure in the premises shall have been made known to you.
Given under our hand and seal, at the -of-, in the of
this day of [BEAL.)
in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and
[Form of power to confer Encampment Degrees.)
I. O. O. F. WHEREAS,
and -, residing at the have by petition requested to be enabled to open an Encampment of Patriarchs at the place aforenamed; and have produced to us sufficient testimony of their regular connection in the Order: THEREFORE We,
Most Worthy Grand Sire of the INDEPENDENT Os. DER OF Odd Fellows, in and for the United States of America, and the jurisdiction thereunto belonging; by virtue of the powers and authorities in us vested, do by these presents hereby authorize and empower our well beloved Patriarch whom we repose special confidence, to call to his aid such number of known, approv. ed and duly qualified Patriarchs as may be disposed to assist in the -- -ofand of and there to initiate the above named brethren into the mrste. ries of the Encampment branch of the Order, conferring upon them the sereral de grees thereunto appertaining, according to the most a.cient and honorable custom of our Order, and not contrary wise; so as to enable said brethren to make petition in due and lawsul form as Patriarchs of the Order for a charter for an Encampment to be located in said
And the said Patriarch to whom this commission is intrusted, is hereby required to make full and immediate report to us, hereunto annexed, of his proceedings.
This dispensation to remain in full force for three months from the date hereof and no longer.
Given under our hand and the seal of the Grand Lodge of the United
dar of A. D. one thousand eight hundred and and of our Order in the United States the
[Warrant for District Deputy Grand Sires.)
I. O. O. F. WE,
Most Worthy Grand Sire of the INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD Fellows in and for the United States and the jurisdiction thereunto belonging,
FRIENDSHIP, LOVE AND TRUTH. To our Worthy and well beloved Brother
-, and all whom it may concern,
these presents are sent Greeting. KNOW YE, that reposing special confidence in his zeal and ability, and by virtue of the powers and authority in us vested, we do hereby appoint and commission the said
our District Deputy for the District of embracing all the subordinate under the immediate jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of the United States, within the limits of the to be entitled Worthy District Deputy Grand Sire of
And as our District Deputy Grand Sire for said District, he is hereby fully authorized and empowered to act as our special organ with the before described subordinates; and as such it is made his duty to open all within the aforemertioned limits, chartered by the Grand Lodge of the United States, unless otherwise ordered; to visit as often as practicable each of the subordinates in said District, and communicate such instructions and information as may be necessary for the well-being of the Order intrusted to his charge.
And it is made his especial duty to see that the Work of the Order is performed uniformly by said subordinates ; to install, in regular form, at the periods designated by the regulations of the Grand Lodge of the United States, the officers duly elected and appointed in the several subordinates in the District; or cause the same to be done by competent persous, in form; to confer the Past Official Degrees on Past Officers upon the presentation of proper certificates from their respective - ; to make reports during the months in which installations take place of the officers installed and the amount of dues accruing froin each subordinate to the Grand Lodge of the United States; and to make full report during the month of July, of his acts and doings in office, and of the Work, condition and prospects of each of the in said District.
This deputation shall go into effect on the first day of next, and remain in full force until the first day of January, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and unless revoked.
Given under our hand and the seal of the Grand Lodge of the United
States, at the (SEAL.)
of of , in the
this day of A. D. one thousand eight hundred and and of our Or
der in the United States the By the Grand Sire,
Grand Corresponding Secretary.
Report of the R. W. Grand Lodge of the State of
I. 0. O. F., to the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States, 18—, and ending — 18–
The R. W. Grand Lodge of
is composed of
members, and has under its jurisdiction
In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands, and the Seal of the Grand Lodge of the State of this day of, A. D. 18,
A-B G. Master.
CD-, G. Secretary.
The names of suspended, for other causes than non-payment of dues, and expelled members, and the cause thereof, shall be appended, and attested under the hands of the Grand Master and Grand Secretary, logether with the Scal of the Grand Lodge.
Quarterly Report of Lodge, No. -, 1. 0. O. F., of
State of Slates, commencing 184, and ending
to the Grand Lodge of the United 184
Names of brothers Names of persons
No. of Degrees Whole number of Contributing
Past Grands, -
of our Lodge, this — day of -
N. G. A. D. 18-