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SEC. 13. Special meetings of the Grand Council may be called by the Most Illustrious Grand Master, or in his absence or physical inability, by the Deputy Grand Master, whenever deemed necessary.
SEC. 14. The Grand Master shall appoint at the Annual Assembly, or as soon after his installation as practicable, a Grand Lecturer, whose duty it shall be to instruct the Subordinate Councils in the standard work of the Grand Council, and also to exemplify the same at each Annual Assembly of the Grand Council, unless it shall otherwise order.
Sec. 15. The revenues of this Grand Council shall be derived from the following sources: For every Charter or Warrant,
$ 15 00 For every Dispensation to form a new Council, And if a Charter is afterwards granted, the additional sum of Every Council shall pay dues as follows: For every Companion received,
50 For adjoining fee of every Select Master,
25 For each member at date of Annual return,
25 SEC. 16. There shall not be a greater number of Councils established in the State than there are Royal Arch Chapters, nor more than one Council within the jurisdiction of each Chapter.
Sec. 17. All governmental powers, whether executive, legislative, or judicial, not expressly delegated by the Grand Council, are inherent in and reserved to it as the supreme governing body.
ARTICLE III. REGULATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF SUBORDINATE COUNCILS.
SEC. 1. A Council of Royal and Select Masters shall consist of a Master, a Deputy Master, a Principal Conductor of the Work, a Treasurer, a Recorder, a Captain of the Guard, Conductor, Steward and Marshal, and as many members as may be convenient, congregating and working by virtue of a warrant held under the Grand Council, and at the place designated on the warrant or by the Grand Council.
SEC. 2. The first five officers of a Subordinate Council, hereinbefore named, must be chosen annually by ballot, and the remaining officers shall be appointed by the Master.
SEC. 3. The Master shall not be responsible for his official acts or otherwise to the Council over which he presides; but shall be at all times subject to discipline from the Grand Council or Grand Master.
SEC. 4. Every Council shall make full and complete returns to the Grand Council annually of all its members in the form prescribed by the Grand Recorder, and any Council neglecting or refusing to make such returns and pay dues for more than two years shall forfeit its warrant.
All By-laws of subordinate Councils and amendments to the same, must be submitted to the Grand Master and receive his approval before they can become operative.
Sec. 6. No Council in this jurisdiction, held in the City of Baltimore, shall confer the degrees for a less sum than five dollars, nor any Council outside of the City of Baltimore for a less sum than three dollars, por upon any one who shall not have received, in a regular manner the several degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, Master Mason, Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master, and Royal Arch Mason.
AMENDMENTS. This Grand Council is competent at any time to alter or amend this Constitution on the concurrence of two-thirds of the members present, at an Annual Assembly,-provided the proposed alteration shall have been submitted in writing at one Annual Assembly, and laid over until the next for consideration; unless such proposition shall be unanimously concurred in, and in that case may be adopted at once.
Resolved, That any Subordinate Council may, in its discretion, drop from the roll the name of any member who may be in arrears for dues over two years, and who may neglect or refuse to pay the same after thirty days notice of the intention of the Council to consider his delinquency. November 14, 1876.
Resolved, That the membership of the Subordinate Councils forming this Grand Council be considered to be those who were members of the various Councils prior to the formation of this Grand Council, and who have not expressed a desire to be relieved of their membership, in addi. tion to those who have since become members of the said Councils. November 14, 1876.
Resolved, That non-affiliated Cryptic Masons of this jurisdiction in affiliating with the Subordinate Councils be required to assume the 0.:. B.:. according to the revised work, and also that of allegiance to the G:: G.. Council of the United States. November 9, 1881.
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE GRAND COUNCIL
OF MARYLAND WILL BE HELD IN MASONIC TEMPLE BALTI.
MORE, ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, A.; DEP..