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Resolved, That the sum of fifteen dollars be appropriated to indemnify Companion F. J. S. GORGAs, Grand Treasurer, for credit given Jerusalem Council in error.
The committee on the address of the M.:. Ill.. Grand Master made the following report, which was, on motion, accepted and adopted :
To the M:. IN:. Grand Council of R.:. and S.:. Masters of Maryland :
The committee on the address of the M.:. Ill.:. G.:: Master beg leave to: report that they would recommend that a page be set apart in the Journal to the memory of Companion Louis C. Coon, P:: G.:. Sentinel, and the recommendation of the M:. Ill.:. Grand Master be adopted. Respectfully submitted,
THOS. J. SHRYOCK,
On motion of Companion GEO. W. SHEIVE, all the dues of Jeru-salem Council, No. 2, and Salem Council, No. 6, were remitted.
On motion of Companion F.J. S. GORGAS, it was ordered that the sum of $25.00 be paid to the Grand Recorder for services to date, and to Companion NICHOLSON $2.00 for services as Grand Sentinel.
The Grand Council proceeded to elect its officers for the ensuing year, as follows:
Companion CHARLES F. ACHEY was elected M.:. Ill.:. G.:. Master, but declined for want of time to give the position proper attention; when
Companion F. J. S. GORGAS was elected M.:. Ill.:. G:: Master.
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All the Grand Officers were then installed in due form.
The Grand Master made the following appointments :
Companion HENRY W. WORTHINGTON... ..G.. C:. of the Guard. Chas. F. RIEHL....
.G.:: C:. of the Council. C. B. WACK....
These proceedings were read and approved; when
WILLIAM A. WENTZ,
The following amounts were received at this Grand Assembly:
From Concofdia Council, No. 1......
" Tadmor Council, No. 4..... " Druid Council, No. 5...
5 50 7 25
. $64 25
WILLIAM A. WENTZ,
ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS,
STATE OF MARYLAND,
The M.:. Ill.:. Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Maryland convened in Annual Assembly in Masonic Temple, Baltimore, Wednesday, November 12th, A.. Dep.'. 2879—A.. D.. 1879, at 3 o'clock P. M.
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...G.P.. C.. of the Work. G. L. McCAHAN, P.:.M.Ill.:.G..M.. G.. Recorder, ad interim. THOMAS J. SHRYOCK..
...G.. Treasurer. HENRY C. LARRABEE.
.as G.. C:. of the Guard. C. C. Isaacs...
.....as G., C.. of the Council. NATHAN LEHMAN..
.as G.. Marshal. JOSEPI F. HINDES..
...G.. Steward. CHARLES E. KEMP....
.as G.:. Sentinel. Companion E.L. PARKER, Jr., P.:. M.:.Ill.:. G.: Master; Chas. F. ACHEY, P.:. Dep.. G.. Master, and Representatives of Concordia Council, No. 1, Jerusalem Council, No. 2, and Druid Council, No.5.
The Grand Council was opened in Ample form.
The M.:. Ill.:. G.. Master appointed the following committees :
ON CREDENTIALS. Companions Wm. F. COCHRAN, THOMAS J. SHRYOCK, CHARLES F. ACHEY..
ON FINANCE. Companions GEORGE W. SHEIVE, HENRY C. LARRABEE, C. C. Isaacs.
OF CORRESPONDENCE, Companions GEO, L. McCahan, EDWIN L. PARKER, JR., Chas. F. ACHEY.
The Committee on Credentials made the following report, which was accepted : To the M:. IU.:. G:. Council Royal and Select Masters of Maryland:
The Committee on Credentials respectfully report the following named Representatives entitled to seats in this Grand Council:
CONCORDIA COUNCIL, No. 1.
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WM. F. COCHRAN,
The M.:. Ill.:. G.:. Master read the following
ADDRESS: COMPANIONS : The events of another year have been registered in the annals of time, and once more, through the beneficence of the Grand Architect of the Universe, we are enabled to assemble in Grand Council for the purpose of deliberating upon the interests of Cryptic Masonry in our jurisdiction.
While the past year has not been one of great prosperity to the Cryptic Rite in Maryland, yet we have reason to be thankful that the Angel of Death has not passed through the door of the Secret Vault of our Grand Council, and placed his dread hand upon cherished Companions with whom