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IN UNION WITH THE MOST ANCIENT AND HONORABLE GRAND LODGES IN

EUROPE AND AMERICA, ACCORDING TO THE OLD CONSTITUTIONS,

From March 9 to Dec. 27, 1870;

DLING ITS ONE HUNDREDTU AND THIRTY-SEVENTH ANNIVEBSARY,

M.W. WILLIAM SEWALL GARDNER, GRAND MASTER.
R.W. SOLON THORNTON, GRAND SECRETARY.

Ordered to be Bead in all the Lodges.

BOSTON:
PRINTED BY SOLON THORNTON.

1871.

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QUARTERLY COMMUNICATION, March 9, A.L. 5870

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Officers present

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Reading of the records dispensed with

10

Proxies recognized

10

Roll of Lodges called

11

Petition for Charter for Rabboni Lodge

11

Petition for Charter for Globe Lodge

12

Petition for Charter for Charity Lodge .

12

Communication from the Grand Lodge of Montevideo .

13

Complaint against Saint Bernard's Lodge

13

Proceedings of Pacific Lodge us. George H. Blanchard

13

Proceedings of Tuscan Lodge vs. J. W. Hanson

13

Communication from R.W. W c. Blanchard, D.D.G.M., for China 13

Address of the M.W. Grand Master

15

Appendix to the Address

38

Recorded meetings of the Massachusetts Grand Lodge, from

1776 to 1792.

38

Charter granted by the “Massachusetts Grand Lodge” after

its independence, from March 8, 1777, to Dec. 8, 1792. 39

Copy of the Charter of the African Lodge

40

Document from the “ Massachusetts Centinel" of May 2,

1787

41

Extract from an Address of John'v. De Grasse, June 30,

1858

41

Declaration of Independence, June, 1827

41

Letter from John Hervey, Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of

42

Extract from the report of James Herring, Grand Secretary

to the Grand Lodge of New York, June 2, 1846

43

Letter of J. S. Rock to Peter G. Smith, September 6, 1855 45

Letter of Phillip C. Tucker, Grand Master of Vermont, to

Peter G. Smith

Letter from the Grand Secretary of England ·

Letter of Prince Hall to Grand Lodge of England

48

49

Petition of Samson H. Moody and others, to the Grand

Lodge of England

49

Address of the M.W. Grand Master referred to a committee.

Report of the Committee on complaint of Br. Henry Crippen 50

Committee on Communication from Grand Lodge of Italy

was granted further time

50

Report of the Committee on the Amendment to Part I.,

Article 3, Section 1 of the Constitutions

50

Report of the Committee on the Amendment to Part I.,

Article 8, Section 9, and Part 3, Article 1, Section 1 of

the Grand Constitutions

51

Amendment to Part I., Article 8, Section 9

52

Amendment to Part III., Article 1, Section 1

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