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Full text of "Proceedings of the M. W. Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California, at the ... annual communication"

CALIFDRNIANA 



SAK FRANCISCO HJSTQftY CENTER. . 

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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REFERENCE BOOK 

Not to be taken from the Library 



JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS 



O F T H E 



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O F 



THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. 



1850 — 1854. 



TRANSACTIONS 



O P T II E 



M.-.W.-. GRAND LODGE 



Jfree airir %aqttti fjfeoits 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA, 



FROM ITS 



ORGANIZATION IN APRIL, A. L. 5850, 



TO AND INCLUDING ITS 



FIFTH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, IN MAY, A. L. 5854; 



TOGETHER WITH THE 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION 

ASSEMBLED FOR ITS FORMATION, 

AND THE 

Constitution StattMng Solutions, aufr ig-f ates 

OF THE GRAND LODGE. 



BY AUTHORITY OF THE GBAND LODGE. 



SAN FRANCISCO: 

FRANK EASTMAN, PRINTER, WASHINGTON STREET, OPPOSITE THE POST-OFFICE. 

1857. 



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8AN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



To t\ve Masonic T?*ateraity in California*. 

The published proceedings of the Grand Lodge of this State during 
the earlier years of its existence, having been comparatively limited in 
number, and very few of those having been preserved, at the Annual 
Communication of the Grand Lodge in May, A. L. 5856, it was rec- 
ommended by the present Grand Secretary that five hundred copies of 
its transactions from its organization to and including the year 1854, 
be republished for the use of the Lodges and Masons of this jurisdic- 
tion. It was thought by him that in after years it would be more 
satisfactory to depend upon type than upon tradition for the history of 
Masonry in California, and he was admonished by his knowledge of the 
incompleteness of the records of the older Grand Lodges in the United 
States, of the propriety and utility of perpetuating our own, while it 
was still within our power. The proposed republication was limited to 
the years prior to his own occupancy of the office of Grand Secretary, 
because he had taken the responsibility, from the time he entered upon 
its duties, of reserving the number of copies above named of each year's 
proceedings, (5855 and 5856,) that they too might be bound there- 
after, and that thus a complete record of the Masonic transactions of 
this State might be preserved. 

The proposal was looked upon with favor by the Grand Lodge, and 
the usefulness of the republication was acknowledged ; but it was 
thought by the committee to whom the subject was referred, that in 
the then depressed condition of its finances, it was inexpedient that 
that body should assume the expense attending the proposition. A 
resolution, however, was presented by them and adopted, authorising 
the undersigned, if it should so please him, on his own account to exe- 
cute the work proposed ; and, influenced by a strong desire to carry 



VI PREFACE, 

out a project which he deemed of very great importance to the Lodges 
in California, with a probability of considerable pecuniary loss, he has 
accepted and acted upon the permission thus given. It is needless to 
say that it has cost much time and labor, as with the view of arranging 
the proceedings in the same order as that adopted by the writer in the two 
succeeding years, nearly all of that which had previously been printed 
has been re-written. The files of the Grand Secretary's office have 
been thoroughly searched, and a number of papers, not published here- 
tofore, have been introduced in their proper places. Many gram- 
matical and typographical errors have been corrected, and not a few 
changes in form and phraseology have been made, but in no case has 
there been the least alteration of any fact, opinion or idea presented in 
the record; and the work is now presented to the Fraternity in Cal- 
ifornia with the confident belief that in method of arrangement and 
neatness of typography it will compare favorably with any similar 
Masonic publication. 

ALEX. G. ABELL. 
San Francisco, May 1, A. L. 5857. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



PAGE. 

Proceedings of the Convention assembled at Sacramento, in April, A. L. 
5850, to organize a Grand Lodge, with the Constitution then 
adopted, 9 

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge at its first Annual Communication, held at 

Sacramento, in May, A. L. 5850, 25 

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge at the Semi- Annual Communication, held 

at Sacramento, in November, A. L. 5850. 33 

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge at its second Annual Communication, held 

at Sacramento, in May, A. L. 5851. 57 

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge at the Semi-Annual Communication, held 
at Sacramento, in November, A. L. 5851, with its Revised Constitu- 
tion, By-Laws and Standing Resolutions. 89 

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge at its third Annual Communication, held 
at San Francisco, in May, A. L. 5852, with the amendments to the 
Constitution then adopted, 14.°> 

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge at a Special Communication, held at San 

Francisco, in August, A. L. i)So2, 211 

Proceedings oi the Grand Lodge at its fourth Annual Communication, held 
at San Francisco, in May. A. L. ij^ou, with the amendments to the 
Constitution tben in force. 223 

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge at its fifth Annual Communication, held 
at Sacramento, in May, A. L. 5854, with the proposed Constitution 
as again revised, and the Standing Resolutions and By-Laws of the 
Grand Lodge. 293 

List of Lodges and Summary of their Returns from 5850 to 3854: inclusive 

— List of Grand Officers — A \h\ statement of Expulsions, 380 



<&rctu5 Coogc of California 



I, Alexander G. Abell, Grand Secretary of the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge 
of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California, do hereby certify 
that the following pages contain a correct and faithful transcript of the 
proceedings of that body, authorized to be published, and of the Convention 
assembled for its organization, so far as exhibited by the printed transac- 
tions and manuscript records in this office, from the meeting of the Con- 
vention, 17th April, A. L. 5850, to the close of the Fifth Annual Commu- 
nication of the Grand Lodge, Oth May, A. L. 5854. 




3n ifosttmcmt) iUljereof, 

I have hereunto appended my 
official signature and affixed the 
Seal of the Grand Lodge of the 
State of California, at the office of 
the Grand Secretary in the City 
of San Francisco, this first day of 
Mav. A. L. 5857. 




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PROCEEDINGS 



CONVENTION OF FREEMASONS, 



ASSEMBLED AT 



THE CITY OF SACRAMENTO, 



FOR THE PURPOSE OF ORGANIZING AND CONSTITUTING 



A GRAND LODGE 



FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS 



FOR THE 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA; 

COMMENCED APRIL 17th, A. D. 1850, A. L. 5850, 
AND TERMINATED APRIL 19th, A. D. 1850, A. L. 5850; 

TOGETHER WITH 

THE CONSTITUTION 

THEN ADOPTED, 

AND THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE THEN ORGANIZED. 



18 50. 



M.-. W.-. CHARLES GILMAN, 

PAST GRAND MASTER OF MARYLAND, 



W.-. B. D. HYAM, 



Secretary. 



% dtouvtution 

OF 

FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS 



Delegated by the several Lodges in this State, assembled at the Masonic 
Hall, in the City of Sacramento, State of California, on the seventeenth 
day of April, A. L. 5850, for the purpose of considering the propriety of 
establishing a Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for said State. 

The Convention was duly organized at 10 o'clock, A. M., when the 
M.\ W.\ Charles Oilman, of San Francisco, Past Grand Master 
of Maryland, was called to the Chair, and the W.\ B. D. Hyam, of 
Benicia, was appointed Secretary. 

On motion of Bro. W. N. Doughty, of Sacramento, it was 

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to examine the credentials 
of Delegates from the several Lodges in this State to this Convention, and to 
ascertain, if possible, the authority in them vested to organize and constitute 
a Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for the State of California. 

The Chairman appointed as such committee — 

( Bro. W. N. Doughty, of Sacramento ; 
On Credentials : < u John A. Tutt, of Sacramento ; 
( u J. H. Gihon, of San Francisco. 

The following named brethren presented credentials as representa- 
tives of their respective Lodges, which were received and referred to 
the committee above named : — 

Bro. Charles Gilman,.... "J 

u J. D. Stevenson,.... V California Lodge, No. 13, San Francisco ; 
" John H. Gihon, ) 

Bro. John A. Tutt, ] 

u L. J. Wilder, > Connecticut Lodge, No. 75, Sacramento ; 

" B. B. Gore, ) 

Bro. J. Wilcoxson, "| 

" Thos. E. Gray, \ Western Star Lodge, No, 98, Benton City ; 

" C.Clarke, ..) 

Bro. W. N. Doughty,....] 

" Berry man Jennings \ New Jersey Lodge, U. D., Sacramento ; 
« A. G. Hartt, J 

Bro. B. D. Hyam, Benicia Lodge, U. D., Benicia. 

The Convention then adjourned until 3 o' clock, this afternoon. 

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12 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [April, 



hi &0\XDt\lt\0\\. 

Afternoon Session, 
April 17th, A. L. 5850. 

The Convention assembled at 3 o'clock, P. M., Past Grand Master 
Charles Oilman presiding. 

Bro. }Y. N. Doughty, from the Committee on Credentials, presented 
the following report : — 

To the Masonic Convention : — 

Brethren: The committee appointed this morning, for the purpose of ex- 
amining the credentials of representatives to this Convention, respectfully 
report, that they have examined the Charters of California Lodge, Xo. 13, 
Connecticut Lodge, No. 75, and Western Star Lodge, No. 98, and the Dis- 
pensation of New Jersey Lodge, together with the credentials of the repre- 
sentatives of said Lodges, and of the representative of Benicia Lodge, and 
have ascertained the following facts, viz. : — 

The Charter of California Lodge, No. 13, authorizes Bros. Levi Stowell, 
Worshipful Master, Win. Van Voorhies, Senior Warden, and B. F. McDon- 
ald, Junior Warden, to open and hold a Lodge in San Francisco. This Char- 
ter bears date November 9th, A. D. 1848, A. L. 5848, and has affixed the 
seal of the Grand Lodge, and the signatures of the Grand Officers of the 
District of Columbia. In conformity with the authority thus derived, Bro. 
Stowell opened California Lodge, in the City of San Francisco, in October, 
1849, and was elected Worshipful Master on St. John r s Day last, which 
office he still retains. This Lodge is in successful operation, and is duly rep- 
resented in this Convention by Bros. Charles Gilman, Jonathan D. Steven- 
son, and John II. Gihon, whose credentials bear the signatures of the officers 
present at the last meeting of California Lodge. 

The Charter of Connecticut Lodge, No. 75, is dated January 31st, A. D. 
1849, A. L. 5849, and bears the signatures of the Grand Officers and the seal 
of the Grand Lodge of the State of Connecticut. It grants full power to 
Bros. Caleb Fenner, Worshipful Master, James W. Goodrich, Senior War- 
den, and Elizur Hubbell, Junior Warden, to open and continue a Lodge in 
the Territory of California. Connecticut Lodge was, therefore, opened in 
Sacramento City, by Bro. Fenner, on the eighth day of January last, and 
continues in successful operation. Its representatives to this Convention, 
legally qualified, are Bros. J. A. Tutt, Worshipful Master, L. J. Wilder, 
Senior Warden, and B. B. Gore, Junior Warden. 

The Charter of Western Star Lodge, No. 98, was granted by the Grand 
Lodge of the State of Missouri, to Bros. Saschel Woods, Worshipful Master, 
L. E. Stewart, Senior Warden, and Peter Lasson, Junior Warden. It bears 
date May 10th, A. D. 1848, A. L. 5848, and has the signatures of the Grand 
Officers and the seal of the Grand Lodge of Missouri affixed. This Charter 
authorizes the brethren named to open and hold a Lodge in Benton City, 
Upper California. Bro. Woods accordingly opened said Lodge, in Benton 
City, on the thirtieth day of October, A. D. 1849, and it is now performing 
Masonic work. Its duly qualified representatives to this Convention, are 
Bros. J. Wilcoxson, T. E. Gray, and C. Clarke. 

The Dispensation of New Jersey Lodge bears the seal of the Grand Lodge 
of the State of New Jersey, and the signature of Edward Stewart, Deputy 



5850.] MASONIC CONVENTION. 13 

Grand Master of that State, and is dated March 1st, A. D. 1849, A. L. 5849. 
This Dispensation authorizes Bros. Thomas Youngs, Moses W. Personett, 
John B. Clark, and others, to open a Lodge in the Territory of California, 
with power to continue the same through themselves or their successors, until 
the next regular communication of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, or until 
their Charter is granted. Bro. Youngs, named in said Dispensation as 
the first Worshipful Master of the Lodge authorized thereby to be opened, 
conveyed the same to Bro. John E. Crockett, and certifies this fact on the 
back of the Dispensation. With the authority thus granted, Bro. Crockett 
opened New Jersey Lodge in Sacramento City, on the fourth day of Decem- 
ber, A. D. 1849, and said Lodge is now in active and successful operation. 
Its legally authorized representatives to this Convention, are Bros. W. N. 
Doughty, Worshipful Master, Berryman Jennings, Senior Warden, and A. G. 
Hartt, Junior Warden. 

Your committee have also examined the credentials of Bro. B. D. Hyam, 
properly drawn and certified by Benicia Lodge, located at Benicia ; but 
they have not received either a Dispensation or Charter, or any other Masonic 
information of the existence of said Benicia Lodge. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

W. N. Doughty,] 

John A. Tutt, > Committee. 

John H. Gihon, ) 

The report was received and taken up by sections •; and after due 
consideration thereof, it was 

Resolved, That, in the judgment of this Convention, California Lodge, No. 
13, Connecticut Lodge, No. 75, and Western Star Lodge, No. 98, are le- 
gally constituted and chartered Lodges of Free and Accepted Masons ; and 
that the representatives of said Lodges here present are duly authorized and 
qualified to organize and constitute a Grand Lodge for the State of Cali- 
fornia. 

On motion of Bro. J. D. Stevenson, it was 

Resolved, That the representative from Benicia Lodge, and all other Mas- 
ter Masons in good standing, now present, be invited to take part in the de- 
liberations of this Convention. 

The Convention then adjourned until 9 o'clock, to-morrow morning. 



%\\ Contention, 

Morning Session, ) 
April mil, A. L. 5850. } 

The Convention assembled at 9 o'clock, A. M., Past Grand Master 
Charles Gilman presiding. 

The minutes of the sessions of the preceding day were read and 

approved. 

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14 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [April, 

On motion of Bro. J. D. Stevenson, the following preamble and 
resolutions were unanimously adopted : — 

Whereas, The representatives of the several Lodges of Free and Accept- 
ed Masons of California, assembled at Sacramento City on the seventeenth 
clay of April, A. L. 5850, have assurance that there are in successful opera- 
tion in California the requisite number of duly and constitutionally war- 
ranted Lodges to authorize the formation of a Grand Lodge for the State of 
California : 

And whereas, it has been made to appear that delegates from said Lodges 
are now present, clothed with sufficient authority to organize and constitute 
such a Grand Lodge : — it is therefore 

Resolved, That the representatives of the several duly warranted Lodges 
now in operation in California, and present at this assemblage, proceed to 
the organization of a Convention for the formation of a Grand Lodge for the 
State of California. 

Resolved, That a committee of five (the presiding officer of this meeting 
being the chairman thereof) be appointed by the chair to draft a Constitution 
for the Grand Lodge of the State of California. 

The chairman named the following brethren as the Committee — 



On Drafting a Constitution : 

The Convention then adjourned until 4 o'clock, this afternoon. 



ro. 


J. D. 


Stevenson, 


a 


J. A. 


Tutt, 


a 


J. H. 


Gihon, 


it 


Thos. 


E. Gray. 



hi &0tU)£ttti0tt. 

Afternoon Session, } 
April 18*, A. L. 5850. j 

The Convention assembled at 4 o'clock, P. M., Past Grand Master 
Charles G-ilman presiding. 

The committee appointed to draft a Constitution, reported progress 
and presented nine articles of a Constitution, which, being read and 
separately considered, were unanimously adopted* 

On motion of Bro. J. D. Stevenson, it was 

Resolved, That the committee be permitted to complete their labors, and be 
instructed to report at the next meeting of the Convention. 

The Convention then adjourned until 9 o'clock, to-morrow morning. 
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5850.] MASONIC CONVENTION. 15 



#n (Horamitton, 

Morning Session, ) 
April 19*, A. L. 5850. } 

The Convention assembled at 9 o'clock, A. M., Past Grand Master 
Charles Oilman presiding. 

The minutes of the sessions of the preceding day were read and 
apprpved. 

The Committee on the Constitution reported that they had concluded 
their labors, and presented a completed Constitution for the considera- 
tion of the Convention. 

The Constitution was taken up and acted upon from Article IX., and 
was adopted by sections ; and it was then unanimously 

Resolved, That the following be adopted as the Constitution of the Grand 
Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for the State of California : — 

CONSTITUTION 

OF THE GRAND LODGE, F. & A. M. OF CALIFORNIA. 

ARTICLE I. 

STYLE AND TITLE. 

Section 1. The style and title of this Grand Lodge shall be, u The Grand 
Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for the State of California." 

ARTICLE II. 

RANK AND TITLE OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS. 

Section 1. The Grand Lodge shall consist of a Most Worshipful Grand 
Master, a Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master, a Right Worshipful Senior 
Grand Warden, a Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden, a Right Worshipful 
Grand Treasurer, a Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, a Right Worshipful 
Grand Chaplain, a Grand Marshal, a Grand Standard Bearer, a Grand Sword 
Bearer, a Senior Grand Deacon, a Junior Grand Deacon, two Grand Stew- 
ards, a Grand Tyler, and such other subordinate officers as the Grand Lodge, 
from time to time, may appoint, — Most Worshipful Past Grand Masters, 
Right Worshipful Past Deputy Grand Masters, Right Worshipful Past Grand 
Wardens, Right Worshipful Past Grand Treasurers, Right Worshipful Past 
Grand Secretaries, — together with the Worshipful Masters and Wardens, for 
the time being, of the several chartered and constituted Lodges under the 
jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, or their legally appointed proxies, and the 
Past Masters, members of Lodges under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge. 

ARTICLE III. 

MEETINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 

Section 1. The regular Communications of the Grand Lodge shall be held 

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in Sacramento City, on the first Tuesday in May and November, in every 
year ; and after the year 5850, the election of Grand Officers shall take place 
at the semi-annual meeting in the month of May. 

Sec. 2. The Grand Master, (or, in his absence from the State, or inability 
to attend, the Deputy Grand Master,) upon the application of the presiding 
officers of any three Lodges under this jurisdiction, shall call special meet- 
ings of the Grand Lodge. 

ARTICLE IV. 

ELECTION OP GRAND OFFICERS. 

Section 1. The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Right Worshipful Deputy 
Grand Master, Right Worshipful Senior and Junior Grand Wardens, Right 
Worshipful Grand Treasurer and Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, shall 
be elected annually, by ballot, and shall hold their offices until their success- 
ors are duly elected and installed. A majority of all the votes cast at an 
election for Grand Officers, shall be necessary for a choice. All other Grand 
Officers shall be appointed in such manner as the Grand Lodge may direct. 

Sec. 2. No brother shall be eligible to an elective office unless he is a 
Present or Past Master, nor entitled to membership in the Grand Lodge un- 
less a member of a subordinate Lodge under its jurisdiction. 

ARTICLE Y. 

VOTING. 

Section 1. Each of the Grand Officers, for the time being, and every 
elective Past Grand Officer, when present at a meeting of the Grand Lodge, 
shall be entitled to a vote. Each Lodge shall be entitled to three votes by its 
proper officers, or, in their absence, their representatives ; and Past Masters, 
members of Lodges, shall each be entitled to one vote. No member, in his 
own right, shall be entitled to more than one vote. 

Sec 2. In all questions, excepting those decided by ballot, in case of a 
tie, the presiding officer shall have the casting vote. 

Sec. 3. Upon any question coming before the Grand Ledge, excepting 
that of the election and appointment of Grand Officers, the representatives 
of any three Lodges may demand a vote by Lodges ; in which case each 
Grand Officer shall be entitled to one vote ; each elective Past Grand Officer, 
one vote ; each Lodge, by its representatives, ene vote ; and the Past Mas- 
ters of each Lodge, collectively, one vote. 

Sec 4. In the event of the absence of the proper officers and their repre- 
sentatives of any Lodge, the Past Masters of the Lodge present, shall be en- 
titled to cast the vote of the Lodge. 

ARTICLE VI. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Section 1. At each annual meeting of the Grand Lodge, the Grand Mas- 
ter or presiding officer shall appoint the following standing committees, each 
to consist of not less than three, nor more than five members, viz. : — 

A Committee on Credentials ; 

A Committee on Grievances, who shall be Past Masters ; 

A Committee on Unfinished Business ; 

A Committee on Finance and Accounts ; and 

A Committee on Foreign Correspondence. 

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5850.] MASONIC CONVENTION. 17 

AKTICLE VII. 

GRAND OFFICERS. 

Section 1. The Most Worshipful Grand Master or the Right Worshipful 
Deputy Grand Master, may, either of them, upon the petition of seven or more 
Master Masons, properly recommended by the nearest Lodge of Ancient York 
Masons working under a Charter, grant Dispensations to form new Lodges 
within the limits of this State, or in the adjoining Territories where no Grand 
Lodge exists ; which Dispensation shall be returnable at the next regular Com- 
munication of the Grand Lodge, when the Grand Lodge may order a per- 
petual Charter, or continue the Dispensation until the next succeeding regular 
meeting of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 2. On the first day of the regular meeting of the Grand Lodge, or as 
soon thereafter as possible, the Grand Master shall lay before the Grand 
Lodge a written message, therein detailing an account of his official acts 
during the recess, and the state and condition of Masonry in his jurisdiction ; 
and shall recommend to the Grand Lodge such measures as he may deem 
expedient and necessary. 

Sec. 3. The Deputy Grand Master shall also report, in writing, at every 
semi-annual meeting of the Grand Lodge, all his acts and doings relating to 
his office, during the vacation. 

Sec. 4. The Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer and Grand Tyler, shall re- 
ceive such compensation for their services as the Grand Lodge may, from time 
to time, determine. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Grand Secretary to pay over to the Grand 
Treasurer all moneys in his hands belonging to the Grand Lodge, at each regular 
Communication, and quarterly, during the recess thereof; and to render an ac- 
count of the same at each semi-annual meeting of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 6. The Grand Treasurer shall receive all moneys from the Grand Sec 
retary, belonging to the Grand Lodge, keep a correct record thereof, and, at" 
each semi-annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, shall render an account 
of all his receipts and disbursements; but no disbursement shall be made by 
him without an order from the Grand Lodge, signed by the presiding officer 
and the Grand Secretary, excepting as hereinafter provided. 

Sec 7. The Grand Treasurer elect, prior to his installation, shall execute 
to the Grand Master for the time being, to the use of the Grand Lodge, a bond, 
with such security, and for such sum, as the Grand Master may approve, con- 
ditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties. 

Sec. 8. All other Grand Officers receiving funds belonging to the Grand 
Lodge, shall immediately transmit the same to the Grand Secretary. 

ARTICLE VIIL 

POWERS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 

Section. 1. The Grand Lodge may grant Charters for new Lodges, to be 
located within the limits of its jurisdiction, to a competent number of worthy 
brethren applying therefor : Provided, that no new Lodge shall be established 
by Dispensation or otherwise, excepting upon the recommendation of the Lodge 
nearest to the place of the location of the proposed new Lodge : And provided 
further, that in case there are two or more Lodges in the same town or place 
nearest to said proposed location, the recommendation of any one of them 
shall be deemed sufficient. 

Sec. 2. The Grand Lodge has authority to require from subordinate Lodg- 
es such contributions in money as may be necessary for purposes of revenue. 

Sec. 3. The Grand Lodge also has power to exercise all the privileges 
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and prerogatives over its subordinates, claimed and exercised by other Grand 
Lodges, according to the ancient usages of the Order. 

ARTICLE IX. 

REVENUE. 

Section. 1. The fee for instituting a subordinate Lodge shall be two hund- 
red and fifty dollars, one hundred and fifty dollars of which shall be paid upon 
the issuing of the Dispensation, and one hundred dollars when a Charter shall 
have been granted ; but upon the issuing of a Charter, in a case where no 
previous Dispensation shall have been granted, the whole amount of two hund- 
red and fifty dollars shall be required. And every Lodge, upon receipt of its 
Charter, shall pay the Grand Secretary the sum of twenty-five dollars for en- 
grossing the same and affixing thereto the seal of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 2. Each Lodge shall pay into the treasury of the Grand Lodge the 
sum of three dollars for every degree conferred upon candidates, the sum of 
five dollars for every adjoining member, and five dollars and fifty cents, semi- 
annually, for each contributing member. 

Sec. 3. There shall be paid into the hands of the Grand Secretary, for the 
use of the Grand Lodge, five dollars, by the applicant, for every Diploma 
granted to a member of a subordinate Lodge : but no Diploma shall issue ex- 
cept upon the presentation of a certificate from tbe Secretary of the Lodge of 
which the applicant is a member, of his good and regular standing therein. 
Such Diploma, when issued, shall be signed by the Grand Master, or Deputy 
Grand Master, and countersigned by the Grand Secretary, who shall also affix 
thereto the Seal of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 4. For all and every copy of any portion of the proceedings of the 
Grand Lodge, or of any document in his possession proper to be published, 
which the Grand Secretary shall be required to make, he shall demand and 
receive, for the use of the Grand Lodge, fifty cents for every one hundred 
words. 

ARTICLE X. 

subordinate lodges. 

Section. 1. Every subordinate Lodge shall elect its officers annually by 
ballot, by a majority of the votes of the members present, at the stated meeting 
next preceding the anniversary of St. John the Evangelist, who shall be in- 
stalled on the evening of their election, or as soon thereafter as practicable, 
and shall retain their respective offices until their successors in office shall be 
elected and duly installed. 

Sec. 2. Each subordinate Lodge shall have the right to adopt By-Laws 
for its own government, which shall be submitted for the approval of the 
Grand Lodge at its regular meeting next ensuing their adoption ; and if ap- 
proved, no amendment thereto shall be valid until it shall have received the 
sanction of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 3. Each subordinate Lodge shall assemble for work at least once in 
every calendar month ; and if any Lodge shall fail to meet for six successive 
months, it shall forfeit its Charter. 

Sec 4. All the proceedings, ballotings, and business of the Lodge, except 
that of conferring the subordinate degrees, shall be had and done in a Lodge 
of Master Masons. 

Sec 5. No Lodge shall confer the three degrees in Masonry for a less 
sum than one hundred dollars ; and the fee for each degree, as may be reg- 
ulated by the Lodge, shall be paid invariably in advance. 

Sec 6. All applications for initiation or membership shall be made in 
writing, at a stated meeting of the Lodge ; but shall not be acted upon until 

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5850.] MASONIC CONVENTION. 19 

after the expiration of two weeks ; nor shall there be conferred more than 
one degree upon the same candidate at any one meeting of the Lodge ; and 
no Lodge shall confer the degrees upon more than five candidates at any one 
meeting. 

Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of every Lodge working under a Dispensation, 
on an application for an extension of such Dispensation, or for a Charter, to 
submit its book of records for the inspection of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 8. Each Lodge shall be represented in every semi-annual meeting of 
the Grand Lodge, when it shall also furnish a correct account of its proceed- 
ings during the past six months, in a form to be prescribed by the Grand 
Lodge, and make payment of its regular dues ; and in case of the non-per- 
formance of these duties for the space of twelve months, its Charter may be 
declared forfeit. 

Sec. 9. It is not competent for any Lodge to suspend or expel a member 
from all the rights and privileges of Masonry for the non-payment of dues ; 
but any member, who shall have neglected to make payment of his dues for 
the space of one year, except in case of protracted illness or absence from 
the State, may be summoned to appear before the Lodge to show cause why 
his name should not be stricken from the roll of members. And any Mason, 
whose name shall be stricken from the roll, shall not be received as a member 
of any other Lodge until he shall have paid up ail arrearages to the Lodge of 
which he was last a member, or, in case of the non-existence of said Lodge, 
to the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 10. All complaints and charges brought against a brother before a 
Lodge, proper to be written, shall be reduced to writing, and filed with the 
Secretary; a copy of which shall be served upon the accused at least ten days 
before he is arraigned for trial. And, after trial had, should the accused be 
suspended or expelled from the rights and privileges of Masonry, it shall be 
the duty of the Lodge to report the fact to the Grand Lodge at its next stated 
meeting. 

Sec. 11. In all cases of suspension or expulsion by a subordinate Lodge, the 
right of appeal lies to the Grand Lodge ; but no such appeal shall be enter- 
tained unless prosecuted at the regular meeting of the Grand Lodge next en- 
suing the time of the decision from which the appeal is made ; and no suspen- 
sion or expulsion shall be published until the Grand Lodge shall have cogni- 
zance thereof. The Grand Lodge shall prescribe rules and regulations for 
the trials of all appeals. 

Sec. 12. No appeal from any decision of the Master of a Lodge shall be 
taken to the body of the Lodge, nor shall any charges be entertained against 
him by his Lodge during his term of office ; but he shall be amenable for his 
conduct to the Grand Lodge only. 

Sec. 13. No Entered Apprentice or Fellow-Craft shall be advanced to a 
superior degree in any Lodge except that in which he received the previous 
degree or degrees, unless by the consent, in writing, of that Lodge. 

ARTICLE XI. 

M I S C E LLANEO U S . 

Section 1. It shall be the duty of the Grand Secretary, as early as prac- 
ticable after each semi-annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, to cause 
to be published, in pamphlet form, all such minutes of the proceedings of the 
Grand Lodge as are proper to be published ; appended to which he shall also 
publish all standing rules and orders of the Grand Lodge ; together with a list 
of officers and members of each subordinate Lodge, according to the last previ- 
ous returns ; the times of the stated meetings of said Lodges, and the placea 

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20 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [April, 

where they are respectively located : copies of which publication shall be for- 
warded to each Grand Officer, and to each subordinate Lodge under this 
jurisdiction, and to each of the Grand Lodges of the United States. 

Sec. 2. In case of the forfeiture of the Charter, or the dissolution, from any 
cause whatever, of a Lodge, all its books, papers, jewels, funds and other 
property, shall be forthwith transmitted to the Grand Secretary. 

Sec. 3. When a Dispensation shall issue to open and hold a Lodge, the 
officers therein mentioned shall hold their respective offices until the time of 
the expiration of the Dispensation ; and upon the issuing of a Charter, it 
shall be the duty of the Grand Master or Deputy Grand Master, in person or 
by proxy, (upon notice that the brethren desire to have the Lodge constituted,) 
to convene said brethren at such time as may best suit his and their conveni- 
ence ; and, when so convened, to hold an election of officers j whereupon he 
shall proceed to constitute said Lodge, and install such officers, according to 
the ancient regulations and usages of the craft. 

Sec. 4. It shall be competent for the Grand Lodge to adopt such other rules 
and regulations as it may deem necessary, not inconsistent with this Consti- 
tution and the ancient rules and regulations of Freemasonry. 

ARTICLE XII. 

AMENDMENTS AND ALTERATIONS. 

Section 1. Any proposed amendment or alteration of this Constitution may 
be presented, in writing, to the Grand Lodge at a semi-annual meeting, by the 
representatives of three subordinate Lodges ; and, if sanctioned by a majority 
of the members present, it shall be published with the minutes as a subject for 
future action ; and upon its adoption at the next regular Communication of 
the Grand Lodge, by a vote of two thirds of the members present, the same 
shall become a part of this Constitution. 

PROVISIONAL ARTICLE. 

Whereas, the Delegates present are clothed with power to adopt a Consti- 
tution and to organize a Grand Lodge — therefore, 

Upon the adoption of this Constitution, an election shall be held for officers 
of the Grand Lodge, who shall hold their respective offices until the semi- 
annual Communication to be held in May, A. L. five thousand eight hundred 
and fifty-one. 

The Committee on the Constitution was then discharged, and, on mo- 
tion of Bro. B. Jennings, it was 

Resolved, That a Lodge of Master Masons be opened for the purpose of or- 
ganizing and opening, in Masonic Form, the Grand Lodge of Free and Ac- 
cepted Masons for the State of California. 

The following officers were appointed to fill the stations and places : — 

Bro. Charles Gilman, Worshipful Master; 

" Jon. D. Stevenson, Senior Warden; 

" "W. N. Doughty, Junior Warden; 

u B. D. Hyam, Secretary ; 

" B . Jennings, Senior Deacon ; 

" B. B. Gore, Junior Deacon ; 

" Jos. C. Derby, * Tyler; 

— and the Lodge was opened in ancient Masonic form. 

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5850.] MASONIC CONVENTION. 21 

On motion of Bro. J. A. Tutt, it was then 

Resolved, That an election for Grand Officers be held forthwith. 

The election being had, agreeably to the requisitions of the Consti- 
tution, the Worshipful Master announced the following named breth- 
ren as having been duly elected : — 

Bro. Jonathan D. Stevenson, Mr. W.\ Grand Master ; 

11 John A. Tutt, R.\ W.'. Deputy Grand Master ; 

u Caleb Fenner, R.\ W:. Senior Grand Warden; 

" Saschel Woods, R.\ W.\ Junior Grand Warden; 

u John H. Gihon, R.\W.\ Grand Secretary. 

On motion of Bro. B. B. Gore, it was 

Resolved, That the election of the remaining officers be suspended for the 
present, and that the Lodge proceed to the installation of the officers elect. 

The Most Worshipful Past Grand Master, Bro. Charles Gilman, 
then installed Bro. J. D. Stevenson, as Grand Master ; after which, 
the Grand Master installed the Deputy Grand Master and the Grand 
Secretary, the Grand Wardens elect being absent. 

The Master Masons > Lodge was then closed in ancient Masonic form, 
and the Convention, having completed the business for which it had 
assembled, was adjourned, sine die. 

CHARLES GILMAN, Chairman. 
B. D. Hyam, Secretary. 

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22 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [April, 



City of Sacramento, j 
April mix, A. L. 5850. j 

The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons 

of the State of California, was opened in ^TlltipU JFontt, in the Masonic 

Hall, at 12 o'clock, M. 

present : 

The M.\ W.\ Jona. D. Stevenson, Grand Master ; 

R.\ W.\ John A. Tutt, Deputy Grand Master ; 

" u Thomas E. Gray, as Sen. Grand Warden; 

u u "\y. N. Doughty, as Jun. Grand Warden; 

11 " John H. Gihon, Grand Secretary ; 

W.\ Berryman Jennings, as Sen. Grand Deacon ; 

u B. B. Gore, as Jim. Grand Deacon; 

u Joseph C. Derby, as Grand Tyler ; 

With other members of the Grand Lodge, and sundry visiting breth- 
ren. 

Bro. W. N. Doughty presented the following petition from New 
Jersey Lodge, U. D. : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California, : — 

The undersigned would most respectfully represent to your honorable body 
that they have been working under a Dispensation from the Grand Lodge of 
New Jersey for some months past, under the name of Neiv Jersey Lodge ; and 
that, if their work be approved, they would most respectfully pray that you 
grant them a Charter for a Lodge in Sacramento, to be called Berryman 
Lodge, No. — . 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

W. N. Doughty, W. M. ] 

B. Jennings, S. W. > Delegates. 

A. G. Hartt, J. W.J 

Bro. B. D. Hyam presented the following petition from Benicia 
Lodge, U. D. : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The undersigned would most respectfully represent to your worshipful body, 
that for some time past a Lodge has been working at Benicia, under a Dis- 
pensation from the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, by the name of Benicia Lodge ; 
and that, if their work be approved, they would most earnestly pray that you 
grant them a Charter for a Lodge at that place, to be called Benicia Lodge, 
No. — . 

fiA\ of which is respectfully submitted. 

B. D. Hyam, W. M., Delegate. 

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5850.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 23 

Both which petitions were received and referred to a special com- 
mittee. 

The Grand Master named the following brethren as the committee — 

f Bro. Charles Gilman, 
On the Petitions of New Jersey and Benicia Lodges: \ u John A. Tutt, 

( " Thos. E. Gray. 

On motion of Bro. J. A. Tutt, it was 

Resolved, That Bros. J. D. Stevenson, C. Gilman and J. H. Gihon, be 
appointed a committee to procure a suitable seal for the use of this Grand 
Lodge. 

On motion of Bro. C. Gilman, it was 

Resolved, That the following Order be endorsed ou the back of the Charter 
of Connecticut Lodge, viz. : — 

This Charter having been submitted to the Grand Lodge of the State of 
California — It is hereby 
Ordered, That the Lod^e be recognized as a legally constituted Lodge, 
under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodsre aforesaid, by the name of Tehama 
Lodge ; and that this order be signed by the Most Worshipful Grand Master, 
Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master, and Grand Wardens, and counter- 
signed by the Right Worshipful Grand Secretary. 

On motion of Bro. T. E. Gray, it was 

Resolved, That the same Order be endorsed upon the Charter of Western 
Star Lodge, with the exception that the original name of said Lodge be re- 
tained. 

On motion of Bro. C. Gilman, it was 

Resolved, That the same course be adopted in regard to the Charter of 
California Lodge, if the Lodge should so desire. 

Bro. C. Gilman, from the committee to whom were referred the 
petitions of the delegates from New Jersey and Benicia Lodges, pre- 
sented the following report : — 

To the M.'.W.'. Grand Lodge of California : — 

The special committee to whom were referred the petitions from New Jer- 
sey and Benicia Lodges, beg leave to report that they have had before 
them the Dispensation and books of proceedings of New Jersey Lodge, and 
are of opinion that the prayer of the petitioners should be granted. And as 
respects Benicia Lodge, that not having had either the Dispensation or books 
of proceedings before them for inspection, they recommend that, upon the sub- 
mission of those documents to the M.\ W.\ Grand Master, if he should find 
their work to be in accordance with the usages of the Order, he cause a Charter 
to issue in accordance with their petition. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Charles Gilman,! 
John A. Tutt, \ Committee, 
Thomas E. Gray, J 
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24 JOURNAL OP PROCEEDINGS. [April, 

Which report was received and concurred in, and the committee was 

discharged. 

On motion of Bro. J. A. Tutt, it was 

Resolved, That the delegates from Berryman Lodge be received as mem- 
bers of this Grand Lodge, and that a Charter be granted to said Lodge. 

On motion of Bro J. H. Gihon, it was 

Resolved, That the work of New Jersey Lodge already completed, be ap- 
proved and ratified ; and that, as Berryman Lodge, it be authorized to perfect 
such of its work as may remain now unfinished. 

On motion of Bro. J. H. Gihon, it was 

Resolved, That the Grand Lodge proceed to the election of a Grand Treas- 
urer. 

The ballot being taken, Bro. Berryman Jennings was unanimously 
elected, and he was then installed as Grand Treasurer. 
On motion of Bro. B. Jennings, it was 

Resolved, That five hundred copies of the proceedings of the Convention, 
and of the Constitution and Proceedings of the Grand Lodge, be published 
by the Grand Secretary, in pamphlet form. 

There being no further business, the Grand Lodge of California was 
then closed in pimple Jowt. 

J. D. STEVENSON, Grand Master. 
JOHN H. GlHON, Grand Secretary. 



PROCEEDINGS 



OP THE 



M..W.-. GRAND LODGE 



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Jree anfr lixapiefr $£faa0M 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA, 



FIRST J±JSI2<TTJJ±.Tj C03S^I^TJISriCA.TI03Sr, 

HELD AT 

${p 3#wonir lull, Is tjjt City nf taararata ; 

COMMENCED ON 

TUESDAY, MAY 7th, A. D. 1850, A. L. 5850, 

AND TERMINATED ON 

■y7-EiDisrEsr>A.^r, m-a.y sth, a. r>. isso, a.. Ij. cseo. 
R.-. W.-. JOHN A. TUTT, 

Deputy Grand Master, Presiding. 

R.-. W.-. JOHN H. GIHON, 
Grand Secretary. 



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1850, 



GRAND OFFICERS 



OF THE 



GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA, 

FOR THE PRESENT MASONIC YEAR. 



M.\ W.\ J. D. STEVENSON,..Grand Master, San Francisco; 

B.\W.\ JOHN A. TUTT, Deputy Grand Master, Sacramento; 

" " CALEB FENNER,... Senior Grand Warden, Sacramento; 

tl " SASCHEL WOODS,.Junior Grand Warden, Benton; 

" " LEVI STOWELL, Grand Treasurer, San Francisco; 

11 " JOHN H. GIHON,.... Grand Secretary, San Francisco; 

u u yp^ q DEAL, Grand Chaplain, Sacramento; 

W,\ POPE GORDON Grand Marshal, Sacramento; 

" WM. DAVENPORT,..Grand Standard Bearer,.. ..Sacramento ; 

11 B. B. GORE...... Grand Sword Bearer, Sacramento ; 

tl BENJ. D. HYAM, Senior Grand Deacon, Benicia ; 

u EDW. J. WILLIS,. ...Junior Grand Deacon, Sacramento ; 

u SIMON GREENWALT,. ) ~ ' a 

* AARON GREENWALT, } GRA ™ StE ™> SacrammOo; 

" FRED. A. CLARKE, Grand Tyler Sacramento; 



GRAND LODGE 



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OF THE 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA. 



FIRST ANNUAL COMMUNICATION. 

The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons 

of the State of California, commenced its First Annual Communication 

at the Masonic Hall, in the City of Sacramento, on Tuesday, the 

seventh day of May, A. L. 5850, and was opened in JDtte Jbttll 

at ten o'clock, A. M. 

present : 

The R.\ W.\ John A. Tutt, Deputy Grand Master ; 

11 '•' Edward J. Willis, as Senior Grand Warden; 

u tl Saschel Woods, Junior Grand Warden; 

u u Joseph S. Barnard, as Grand Treasurer ; 

u %i John H. Gihon, Grand Secretary; 

W.\ Levi Stowell, as Senior Grand Deacon ; 

u E. D. G. Bumstead, as Junior Grand Deacon; ] 

u B. B. Gore, as Grand Tyler ; 

and Bros. P. A. Brinsmade, Reuben R. Raynes, Wm. N. Doughty, 
A. G-. Hartt, Cameron E. Thorn, Gr? W. Thayer, and a number of 
visitors. 

The minutes of the proceedings at the Communication in April 
were read and approved. 

The Deputy Grand Master named the following brethren as a com- 
mittee — 

( Bro. Levi Stowell, 

On Credentials: \ " W. N. Doughty, 

I " Saschel Woods. 
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28 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

The following communication was received from the M.\ W.\ Grand 
Master, which, having been read, was ordered to be entered upon the 
minutes : — 

To the M-'-W;. Grand Lodge of California: — 

Brethren: The formation of a Grand Lodge for the State of California 
should be a subject of sincere congratulation to every Mason here and else- 
where ; for probably in no part of the habitable globe has its usefulness been 
made so manifest as in this country within the past year. Already does Cal- 
ifornia number among its inhabitants persons of every nation and clime known 
to the civilized world, all seeking, by enterprise and industry, to improve their 
condition in life ; and it not unfrequently happens that within the distance of 
a few hundred yards of a mining district, there will be found many persons 
laboring together who are strangers in language, heart, and in feelings ; but if 
they be members of our ancient Order, each is the master of a language that all 
can understand, and there at once springs up that deep feeling of fraternal 
affection which has ever so distinctly marked and distinguished the members of 
the Masonic Fraternity above all others ; for, as a member of this Order, no one 
can be a stranger among his brethren — no one can be in sickness or affliction 
without some one ministering to his wants and contributing to his comforts — 
and no where is this holy fellowship and brotherly love more frequently called 
into requisition than in this land of gold and promise; for no where is man 
more dependent upon his fellow man for all the necessary comforts of life than 
in California ; and so often has the benign influence of the Masonic Order 
been witnessed and felt in various parts of this country, as well in health as in 
the dreary hours of sickness and death, that all who have witnessed those in- 
fluences have learned properly to appreciate the benefits of the Institution in a 
community like ours. The cultivation of brotherly love and affection is there- 
fore earnestly recommended to all, and especially among the Lodges of this 
jurisdiction. No strife should ever exist, either among Masons or Lodges, 
except that honorable strife or emulation of who can best promote the happi- 
ness of his fellow man, and the true interest, honor, and dignity of our ancient 
Craft. 

In accordance with the requirements of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge, 
the Grand Master respectfully reports, that since the adjournment of the Grand 
Lodge, he has, pursuant to a resolution passed April nineteenth, A. L. 5850, 
issued a Charter to Berry man Lodge, located in Sacramento City ; and that he 
has also examined the books of Benicia Lodge, and finding their work to have 
been conducted according to the usages of the Order, has issued a Charter to 
that Lodge : under which Charters both Lodges are now working. Owing 
to the short time that has elapsed since the organization of the Grand Lodge, 
the Grand Master has no other official acts to report at its present Communi- 
cation. „ 

From the best information that can be obtained on the subject, there can 
be no doubt that Masonry is in a most flourishing condition in this country. In 
no part of the world is its usefulness to society more apparent than in Cali- 
fornia, and hence the manifest desire of so many persons to be admitted to the 
mysteries of the Order. In the City of San Francisco this is especially the 
case ; for at this time there is standing upon the books of California Lodge a 
greater number of candidates for each degree than the Constitution authorizes 
to be admitted at any one meeting, and, in consequence, preparation is being 
made for the establishment of one or more other Lodges in that City. 

The Lodges under the jurisdiction^ this Grand Lodge, having received their 
original Dispensations and Charters from several different States of the Union, 
have not that uniform system of work which should characterize the Lodges 

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5850.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 29 

within the same jurisdiction. The Grand Master would therefore recommend 
that a committee be appointed, denominated a Working Committee, who shall 
meet, compare their knowledge, and report to the Grand Lodge at its next 
meeting, the proper mode of work for the Lodges under its jurisdiction. 

In all action the Grand Lodge may deem proper to take upon any matter 
that will tend to promote the usefulness, interest, or honor of the Masonic Order 
in California, the Grand Master promises his most cordial cooperation. 

J. D. STEVENSON, Grand Master. 

San Francisco, May 5th, A. L. 5850. 

The following report of the R.\ W.\ Deputy Grand Master was also 
received, and ordered to be entered upon the minutes : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Grand Lodge having so recently been established, I have but little at 
this time to report to your worshipful body. Some time during the past month 
I received a petition from sundry brethren, Master Masons in good standing, 
and recommended by Tehama Lodge, praying for a Dispensation for a Lodge 
to be called Sutter Lodge, and to be located in Sacramento City, which, 
after due deliberation, was granted. Sutter Lodge has accordingly been open- 
ed and properly organized, has about eighteen members, is working in a cred- 
itable manner, and promises much usefulness. 

JOHN A. TUTT, Deputy Grand Master. 

The Committee appointed to procure a seal for the use of the Grand 
Lodge, reported that they had ordered one to be executed, which would 
be ready before the next Communication : which report was received, 
and the committee was continued. 

The following communication was received from the Grand Treas- 
urer : — 

To the M.\ W:. Grand Lodge of California : — 

I hereby resign my office as Treasurer of the Grand Lodge of California, 
and you will please accept this my resignation. 

Fraternally submitted. 

Berryman Jennings. 

Which resignation of the Grand Treasurer was accepted. 

On motion of Bro. J. H. Giiion, it was 

Resolved, That the names of the first Worshipful Master, and Senior and 
Junior Wardens of Berryman Lodge, be inserted in the Charter recently 
granted said Lodge by this Grand Lodge. 

The following report was received from the Secretary of California 
Lodge, and ordered to be recorded among the minutes : — 

San Fbancisco, May 6, A. L. 5850. 
To the M.'.W.'. Grand Lodge of California: — 

California Lodge, No. 13, of Free and Accepted Masons, meeting regularly 
at stated periods in San Francisco, and heretofore working under a Charter 
from the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, by its proper officers, would 
respectfully report — that they have heard with satisfaction of the organization 

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30 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

and constitution of the Grand Lodge for the State of California, and that they 
embrace the earliest opportunity to acknowledge their allegiance and their 
determination to abide by and support its Constitution, laws, and regulations. 
In conformity with this determination, they would furthermore report, that 
they have now upon their roll the names of thirty-three contributing members, 
as follows : 

L. Stowell,... Worshipful Master; John H. Gihon,... Secretary; 

A. Bartol, Senior Warden; A. A. Seloyer,.... Treasurer ; 

J. W. Geary,... Junior Warden ; W. P. BuRDicK,....I^er ; 
Michael Caspari, Isidor Meyerowitz, Joel Noah, J. H. Leinning, Joseph C. 
Barnard, A. Watters, Charles L. Wilson, George W. Anthony, James Smiley, 
Daniel Cronin, Mayer Schafer, P. A. Brinsmade, Meier Rehfisch, Eben May 
Dorr, William Reynolds, George A. Hudson, James Beckett, P. de Liagre, 
Hugh C. Murray, Richard N. Allen, Edward F. Northam, Thos. Snow, 
Jonathan D. Stevenson, Thomas L. Pickering, R. E. Cole, Amos S. Rogers, 
John Middleton, and John H. Dall. 

The Past Masters of the Lodge are, John H. Gihon, Joel Noah, Jonathan 
D. Stevenson, and Thomas L. Pickering. 

The following named brethren have recently been entered in the Lodge, viz. : 
F. C. Ewer, J. E. Addison, H. A. Yandermeden, F. Tilford, Theodore Payne, 
Chas. G. Scott, John Vandewater, H. Ray Bowie, and John B. De Fiennes. 

Applications for membership are now before the Lodge from Bros. T. R. 
Korn, L. T. Wilson, and R. B. Hampton ; and Messrs. Wm. C. Parker, 
Reuben A. Wingate, and P. M. Schooffy, have petitioned for initiation. 

The Lodge has recently contracted for the use of a new and handsome 
hall, now in the course of erection, which will be completed in a few weeks, 
r.nd famished in a'style highly creditable to the members, and to the Order 
whose interests they are endeavoring to subserve. 

The Lodge meets for the transaction of business and for Masonic work, on 
Thursday evening of every week. Its financial affairs are in a healthy condi- 
tion, and every thing connected with it gives the promise of permanent 
success and usefulness. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

John H. Gihon, Secretary, 

Bro. E. J. Willis presented the following petition from Sutter Lodge, 
U. D. : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The undersigned w r ould most respectfully represent, that they have been 
working under a Dispensation for some time past from the J?.\ W.\ Deputy 
Grand Master of this Grand Lodge, under the name of Sutter Lodge ; and 
that, if their work be approved, they would most earnestly pray you to grant 
them a Charter for a Lodge, to be called Sutter Lodge, in Sacramento City. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Edward J. Willis, W. M. 
C. E. Thorn, S. W. 
Addison Martin, J. W. 

The Deputy Grand Master announced that he had examined the 
By-Laws and books of Sutter Lodge ; that he found the By-Laws to be 
in strict conformity to the Constitution of the Grand Lodge ; and that 
the business and work of Sutter Lodge had been correctly performed- 
Whereupon, it was 

Resolved, That the petition of Sutter Lodge, for a Charter, be granted. 

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5850.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 31 

The Grand Secretary presented the following report, which was re- 
ceived and ordered to be entered upon the minutes : — 

To the M.\W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Since the organization of the Grand Lodge, the Grand Secretary, by the 
direction of the Grand Master, has executed Charters for Benicia Lodge, 
located at Benicia, and Berryman Lodge, located at Sacramento City. He 
has received from Benicia Lodge the sum of one hundred dollars, the fee for 
Charter required by the Constitution. 

Agreeably to a resolution of the Grand Lodge, the Grand Secretary has 
also caused to be printed in pamphlet form, the Constitution and proceedings 
of the Grand Lodge, and the proceedings of the Convention by which the 
Grand Lodge was organized ; copies of which have been forwarded to the 
various Lodges of the State of California, and to each of the Grand Lodges of 
the United States. 

He also caused to be published in three daily newspapers of San Francisco, 
a notice of the meeting of the Grand Lodge, to be held in Sacramento City 
on the seventh inst. The bills for printing five hundred copies of proceedings 
and Constitution, publishing notice of meeting, and for books for the use of 
the Grand Secretary, amounting to two hundred and thirty-three dollars, are 
herewith presented. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

John H. Gihon, Grand Secretary. 

On motion of Bro. P. A. Brinsmade, the bills presented by the 
Grand Secretary were ordered to be paid. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 3 o'clock, to-morrow after- 
noon. 



lit (Sranft €ob%c. 

Wednesday, May 8th, A. L. 5850. 
The Grand Lodge was called on at 3 o'clock, P. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

The Grand Secretary being absent, Bro. Levi Stowell was ap- 
pointed Grand Secretary, pro tempore. 

The minutes of the session of yesterday were read and approved. 

On motion of Bro. L. Stowell, the Lodges under the jurisdiction 
of this Grand Lodge were numbered in accordance with the dates of 
their organization, as follows : — 

California - Lodge, No. 1, at San Francisco : 

Western Star u " 2, " Benton City ; 

Tehama " " 3, u Sacramento; 

Berryman u " 4, " Sacramento; 

Benicia " " 5, " Benicia; 

Sutter « " 6, " Sacramento. 

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32 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

On motion of Bro. W. N. Doughty, it was 

Resolved, That the name of Berryman Lodge, No. 4, be changed to that 
of Jennings Lodge, No. 4. 

On motion, the Grand Lodge proceeded to the election of a Grand 
Treasurer, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Bro. B. 
Jennings ; and Bro. LeviStowell was duly elected Grand Treasurer, 
to serve until the annual meeting of May, A. L. 5851. 

The Deputy Grand Master then announced the following appoint- 
ments for the ensuing Masonic year : — 

^is Grand Chaplain, Bro. W. G. Deal, 

u Grand Marshal, " Pope Gordon, 

" Grand Standard Bearer,., " Wm. Davenport/ 

" Grand Sword Bearer, u B. B. Gore, 

u Senior Grand Deacon, " B. D. Hyam, 

u Junior Grand Beacon, " E.J. Willis, 

u sy j en 7 f " S. GREEXWALT, 

« Grand Stewards, j M A . Geebnwalt ; 

(i Grand Tyler, " F. A. Clarke, 

Bro. E. J. Willis presented the following notice of an amendment 
to the Constitution : — 

We hereby give notice to the Grand Lodge, that at the next regular meeting 
a motion will be made to alter the second section of Article IX. of the Con- 
stitution, by reducing the taxes therein provided for. 

Edward J. Willis, Sutter Lodge, No. 6 ; 

L. Stovell, California Lodge, No. 1 ; 

Wm. N. Doughty, Jennings Lodge, No. 4. 

The Grand Secretary announced that the sum of one hundred and 
fifty dollars, being the fee for Dispensation, had been received from 
Sutter Lodge, No. 6. 

A form for the semi-annual return of subordinate Lodges, was unan- 
imously adopted \ and, there being no further business, the Grand 
Lodge of California was closed in WtXt JTottn. 

J. A. TUTT, Deputy Grand Master. 
Levi Stowell, Grand Secretary, pro tern. 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



M.-.W.-. GRAND LODGE 



F 



Jfree aiu) ^cttfrfefo spawns 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA, 



AT THE 

semi - ^^isnsrxj^L.L coivi]s^:xj2sric-A.Ti02sr 3 

HELD AT 

$Jp 3BfiDMntc lull, in % d^xttj nf inratmnitn ; 

COMMENCED ON 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 36tli, A. D. 1850, A. L,. 5850, 

AND TERMINATED ON 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28th, A. D. 1850, A.L. 5850. 

R.-. W.-. JOHN A. TUTT, 

Deputy Grand Master, Presiding. 

R.-. W.-. JOHN H. GIHON, 
Grand Secretary. 



18 5 0. 



GRAND OFFICERS 



OF THE 



GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA, 

FOR THE PRESENT MASONIC YEAR. 



M.'.W.: J. D. STEVENSON,..Grand Master, San Francisco; 

E.'.W.'. JOHN A. TUTT, Deputy Grand Master, Sacramento; 

M " CALEB FENNER,... Senior Grand Warden, Sacramento; 

u " SASCHEL WOODS,.Junior Grand Warden, Benton; 

u * LEVI STOWELL, Grand Treasurer, San Francisco; 

" " JOHN H. GIHON,.... Grand Secretary, San Francisco ; 

u u WM. G. DEAL, Grand Chaplain, Sacramento; 

W.\ POPE GORDON Grand Marshal, Sacramento; 

" WM. DAVENPORT,..Grand Standard Bearer,.... Sacramento ; 

u B. B. GORE, Grand Sword Bearer, Sacramento ; 

11 BENJ. D. IIYAM, Senior Grand Deacon, Benicia ; 

14 EDW. J. WILLIS,. ...Junior Grand Deacon, Sacramento ; 

" SIMON GREENWALT, ) n Q „ 

* AARON GREENWALT, } GRA ™ StEWARDS ' ^'^^ ; 

" FRED. A. CLARKE, Grand Tyler. Sacramento. 



GRAND LODGE 



OF 



Sxu autr &c«ptei> Mazom 



OF THE 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA. 



SEMI-ANNUAL COMMUNICATION. 

The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons 
of the State of California, assembled at the Masonic Hall, in the City 
of Sacramento, on Tuesday, the twenty-sixth day of November, A. L. 
5850, and was opened in JDlte JFortlt at ten o'clock, A. M. 

present : 

The E.\ W.\ John A. Tutt, Deputy Grand Master ; 

" u Berryman Jennings, as Sen. Grand Warden; 

" " L. B. Mizner, as Jun. Grand Warden; 

u u N. 0. Hinman, as Grand Treasurer ; , 

§i u John TI. Gihon, Grand Secretary ; 

W.\ Lucius J. Wilder, as Sen. Grand Beacon ; 

u Edward J. Willis, Jun. Grand Deacon ; 

" A. C. Harrison, as Grand Tyler ; 

and the following members and visitors : — 

Bros. T. A. Thomas, B. B. Gore, John Beer, R. D. Kimbrell, Jacob Gold- 
smith, Joseph Hull, Charles E. Knight, William D. Deering, B. N. Freeman, 
F. H. Harman, and Abner Spencer. 

The Grand Secretary stated that the time named in the Constitution 
for the meeting of the Grand Lodge, is the first Tuesday in November ; 
but that the alarming prevalence of the cholera in Sacramento had ren- 
dered the meeting at that time inexpedient, if not utterly impracticable ; 

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06 journal or proceedings. [November, 

and that the Grand Master, after consulting with several of the Grand 
Officers, had postponed it until the present day : he therefore offered 
the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the action of the Grand Master, in postponing the meeting of 
the Grand Lodge, be approved. 

Which was adopted. 

The following communication was received from the Grand Master : — 

San Francisco, Nov. 25th, A. L. 5850. 
To the Mr. W.\ Grand Lodge of California: — 

It is with inexpressible regret that the Grand Master finds himself deprived by 
circumstances which he can not control, of the pleasure of meeting the Grand 
Lodge at its present semi-annual Communication ; but he begs to assure his 
brethren that in every feeling of the heart, as well as in interest, be is with them, 
and will take pleasure in carrying into effect any action they may take upon 
any subject calculated to promote the true interest of the Masonic fraternity, 
here or elsewhere. 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Constitution, the Grand Master has the 
honor to report, that since the last semi-annual Communication, Dispensations 
have been granted by him for four Lodges, to wit: Davy Crockett Lodge, 
located in San Francisco ; San Jose Lodge, located in San Jose ; Tuolumne 
Lodge, located at Sonora ; Willamette Lodge, located at the town of Portland, 
Oregon Territory ; all of which are in a flourishing condition, and are promot- 
ing, by their usefulness, the best feeling of respect in the community for the 
Order. In addition to these, applications for three more Charters from different 
points in California and Oregon are on their way, and may reach the Grand 
Lodge before the close of the present session. At the next semi-annual Com- 
munication of the Grand Lodge, there can be no doubt of a great accession of 
Lodges, and that the usefulness and strength of the fraternal bonds that bind 
Masons to each other, will be made so manifest as to secure to the Order the 
confidence and respect of the whole community. At every point where Lodges 
are located, the good influences of the Institution are seen and felt, and the 
manifest desire to become members is greater than the capacities of the Lodges 
to admit them. Under these circumstances, every Mason feels a just pride in 
acknowledging himself a member of our ancient and honorable Order. 

The Grand Master would again renew his suggestion, that some action be 
taken upon the subject of establishing a uniform system of work for the sev- 
eral Lodges under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, if it be practicable ; 
or that, at least, proper Grand Visitants be appointed, whose duty it shall be to 
visit each Lodge within the State, and report their condition. 

The Grand Master would call the attention of the fraternity to the fact, that 
the Grand Lodge is still without any regalia, or the necessary implements and 
furniture required by the well-established regulations of the Order. He would 
therefore recommend, if the funds will justify it, that a committee be ap- 
pointed to procure suitable regalia, implements, and furniture, or so much 
thereof as may be deemed most necessary for the use of the Grand Lodge. 

J. D. STEVENSON, Grand Master. 

On motion of Bro. N. 0. Hinman, the Grand Master's communica- 
tion was referred to a special committee of three. 

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5850.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 37 

The Deputy Grand Master named the following brethren as the com- 
mittee — 

f Bro. E. J. Willis, 

On the Grand Master's Communication: -1 u B. B. Gore, 

[ " L. B. Mizner. 

The Deputy Grand Master also appointed the following committee — 

f Bro. B. Jennings, 

On Credentials: i " N. 0. Hinman, 

( " L. B. Mizner. 

The following communication, accompanying a handsomely bound 
copy of the " Free Mason's Monitor " was received, and a vote of thanks 
was tendered to Bro. J. L. Cross, for his appropriate and acceptable 
present : — 

New York, September 12th, A. L. 5850. 
To ike M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

I take the liberty of presenting to your Grand Body a copy of the true 
Masonic Chart, or Hieroglyphic Monitor, a work which has been sanctioned 
as a text-book, by most of the Grand Lodges of these United States, and very 
generally used by.'all the members of the subordinate Lodges for the past thirty 
years. I would take this occasion for expressing to you my great pleasure at 
the recent act of Congress, in admitting your golden State into the Union, 
thus adding one more link to our beautiful chain ; and for expressing the 
hope that union, harmony, and brotherly love may continue to be our watch- 
words, which no sectional interest may ever sever. 

A list of your Grand Officers, together with a list of your subordinate Lodges, 
would be very acceptable. 

I am, with esteem, yours fraternally. 

Jeremy L. Cross. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 3 o'clock, this after- 
noon. 



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Afternoon Session, j 

Tuesday, November 26th, A. L. 5850. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 3 o'clock, P. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

The R.\ W.-. Wm. G. Deal, Grand Chaplain, appeared and took his 
seat ; and there were present the following members and visitors, in ad- 
dition to those named this morning : — 

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38 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [November, 

Bros. F. W Thayer, Benjamin F. Washington, John Bigler, John S. Love, 
Henry A. Schoolcraft, Jacob Kohlmann, E. R. Scott, and A. G. Hartt. 

The Deputy Grand Master announced the following committees : — 

( Bro. B. Jennings, 

On Charters and Dispensations : < " N. 0. Hinman, 

[ " L. B. Mizner. 

[Bro. E.J. Willis, 

On Finance and Accounts : < " W. G. Deal, 

( " L. J. Wilder. 

Applications for Charters were received from Willamette, Davy 
Crockett, and Tuolumne Lodges, which were referred to the Committee 
on Charters and Dispensations. 

Reports were received from the Secretaries of California, Tehama, 
Jennings, Benicia, Sutter, Davy Crockett, Tuolumne, and Willamette 
Lodges, which were referred to the Committee on Finance and Ac- 
counts. 

The committee appointed at the first Communication, to procure a 
seal for the use of the Grand Lodge, reported that they had attended 
to the duty assigned them, and presented a seal, with the bill for the 
same, amounting to twenty-five dollars ; which report was received, the 
committee discharged, and the bill ordered to be paid. 

On motion of Bro. E. J. Willis, it was 

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to suggest such altera- 
tions to the IXth Article of the Constitution, relative to the dues of subordinate 
Lodges, as are necessary for the prosperity of said Lodges. 

The Deputy Grand Master named the following brethren as the 
committee — 

f Bro. E. J. Willis, 

On Alterations of the Constitution: < " R. D. Kimbrell, 

[ u Jacob Goldsmith. 

A bill of two hundred' dollars, for printing two hundred and fifty 
copies of the proceedings of previous meetings, and of the Constitution 
of the Grand Lodge, was ordered to be paid ; as was, also, a bill of one 
hundred and twenty-five dollars, for fifty blank Charters, printed in 
lithograph, on parchment. 

The Committee on Credentials presented the following report, which 
was received, and the delegates therein named were admitted to seats : — 

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5850.] GRAND LODGE OP CALIFORNIA. 39 

To the M;. W.\ Grand Lodge of California: — 

The committee appointed this morning to examine the credentials of rep- 
resentatives from the different Lodges subordinate to this Grand Lodge, beg 
leave to report that they have had before them the credentials of Bros. L. B. 
Mizner, Senior Warden of Benicia Lodge, No. 5, and^Robt. D. Kimbrell, of 
Davy Crockett Lodge, and find said brethren duly appointed to represent 
their respective Lodges in this Grand Lodge. 

They would also report Bro. John H. Gihon as duly authorized to repre- 
sent California Lodge, No. 1 ; Bros. Edward J. Willis and N. 0. Hinman, 
Sutter Lodge, No. 6 ; and Bro. Jacob Goldsmith, Willamette Lodge, of Port- 
land, Oregon. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

B. Jennings, 1 

L. B. Mizner, > Committee. 

N. 0. Hinman, J 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 10 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning. 



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Morning Session, ) 

Wednesday , November 27th, A. L. 5850. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 10 o'clock, A. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

The R.\ W.\ Levi Stowell, Grand Treasurer, appeared and took 
his seat. 

The minutes of the sessions of yesterday were read and approved. 
The Committee on Credentials presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Committee on Credentials beg leave further to report, that they have 
examined the credentials of Bro. Henry P. Watkins, W. M., and Bro. B. S. 
Olds, proxy for Henry P. Haun, S. W. of Marysville Lodge, working under 
a Dispensation at Marysville, California, and find that they are duly author- 
ized to sit in this Grand Lodge. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 



B. Jennings, ] n ... 
L. B. Mizner, j Co ™™^- 



Which report was received, and the representatives therein named 
were admitted to seats. 

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40 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [November, 

Applications for Charters were received from Marysville and San 
Jose Lodges, which were referred to the Committee on Charters and 
Dispensations. 

The Committee on Charters and Dispensations reported that they 
had examined the By-Laws and work of Davy Crockett and Willamette 
Lodges, and found them in strict conformity to the requirements of the 
Constitution of this Grand Lodge, and the established usages of the 
Order ; and recommended that Charters be granted to said Lodge. 

The report was received and concurred in, and Charters were ordered 
for those Lodges. 

Bro. E. J. Willis, fron the special committee to whom was referred 
the communication of the Grand Master, presented the following report : — 

To the Ms. W:. Grand Lodge of California : — 

The committee to whom was referred the communication ©f the M.\ W.\ 
Grand Master, would respectfully report, that they have Carefully examined 
said communication, and believe that the recommendations therein contained 
call for some action at this Communication of the Grand Lodge. 

Your committee feel deeply sensible of the importance of a more uniform 
work among the different Lodges in the State ; and now, at the commence- 
ment of our operations, it behooves us to adopt some measure by which such 
uniformity can be secured. 

To this end, your committee would recommend the appointment of a Grand 
Lecturer, whose duty it shall be to visit the several Lodges in the State, and 
instruct them in their work, and also reporttheir condition to the Grand Lodge. 

With reference to the recommendation of the M.\ W.'. Grand Master in re- 
lation to regalia, &c, for the use of the Grand Lodge, your committee are of 
the opinion thatitwould be inexpedient,,in the present condition of the finances 
of the Grand Lodge, to incur the expense necessary to procure such regalia, 
&c, as would be desired for its use. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

E. J. Willis, ] n ... 
L.B.Mizner, \GommiUee. 

Which report was received and concurred in, and the committee was 
discharged. 

Bro. E. J. Willis, from the special committee on the alteration of 
the IXth Article of the Constitution, presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The committee to whom was referred Article IX. of the Constitution, beg 
leave to recommend that it be altered so as to read as follows: — 

ARTICLE IX. 

REVENUE . 

Section. 1. The fee for instituting a subordinate Lodge shall be one hund- 
red and fifty dollars, one hundred dollars of which shall be paid upon the 
issuing of the Dispensation, and fifty dollars when a Charter shall have been 

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5850.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 41 

granted ; but upon the issuing of a Charter, in a case where no previous 
Dispensation shall have been granted, the whole amount of one hundred and 
fifty dollars shall be required. And every Lodge, upon receipt of its Charter, 
shall pay the Grand Secretary the sum of twenty-five dollars for engrossing 
the same, and affixing thereto the seal of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 2. Each Lodge shall pay into the treasury of the Grand Lodge the 
sum of one dollar and fifty cents for every degree conferred upon candidates, 
the sum of two dollars for every adjoining member, and the sum of two dol- 
lars, semi-annually, for each contributing member. 

Sec. 3. There shall be paid into the hands of the Grand Secretary, for the 
use of the Grand Lodge, five dollars, by the applicant, for every Diploma 
granted to a member of a subordinate Lodge ; but no Diploma shall issue ex- 
cept upon the presentation of a certificate, from tbe Secretary of the Lodge of 
which the applicant is a member, of his good and regular standing therein. 
Such Diploma, when issued, shall be signed by the Grand Master, or Deputy 
Grand Master, and countersigned by the Grand Secretary, who shall also affix 
thereto the Seal of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 4. For all and every copy of any portion of the proceedings of the 
Grand Lodge, or of any document in his possession proper to be published, 
which the Grand Secretary shall be required to make, he shall demand and 
receive, for the use of the Grand Lodge, fifty cents for every one hundred 
words. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Edward J. Willis, ] 

Jacob Goldsmith, v Committee. 

R. D. Kimbrell, J 

The report was received, and the committee was discharged ; and 
Article IX., as recommended by the committee, was taken up by sec- 
tions. 

The first section was so amended as to read as follows : — 

Section 1. The fee for instituting a subordinate Lodge shall be one hun- 
dred and twenty-five dollars, seventy-five dollars of which shall be paid, &c, 
&c. : 

And, as thus amended, was adopted. 

The second section was amended so as to read as follows : — 

Sec 2. Each Lodge shall pay into the treasury of the Grand Lodge the 
sum of one dollar for each degree conferred upon candidates, the sum of one 
dollar for every adjoining member, and one dollar, semi-annually, for each 
contributing member : 

And, as thus amended, was adopted. 

The third and fourth sections were adopted without alteration. 

The report of the committee, thus amended, was concurred in ; and 
the IXth Article of the Constitution, as thus altered, was adopted. 

The following communication from Bro. A. M. Winn, was present- 
ed : — 

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42 journal or proceedings. [November, 

Sacramento City, Nov. 27th, 1850. 
To the M:.W:. Grand Lodge of California : — 

An ample provision for the education of children has ever been one of the 
dearest objects of every good Mason. 

The thousands of Masons coming to this country who die on their way, and 
the thousands who will die and have died after arriving here, warn us that 
some provision should be made for the education of their orphans ; and the 
sooner we commence the work of preparation, the more apt we will be to suc- 
ceed to our own satisfaction. 

I owii four hundred acres of high and beautiful land within one mile of this 
city, about ten acres of which I design laying off in its centre, for the use 
of a Masonic Institution of Learning; the balance I design laying off into 
family squares, that residences may be had near enough to the city for busi- 
ness, and at the same time, our children can be educated at home. 

I propose to give to the Grand Lodge the ten acres, and also, five per cent, 
of the balance of the tract ; and ask that during this session they will appoint 
trustees to receive the deed for the property. 

Yours fraternally, 

A. M. Winn. 

On motion of Bro. W. G. Deal, the communication was referred to 
a special committee of three, with directions to consult with Bro. 
Winn in regard to the terms upon which he purposes to make the 
proposed grant of land ; and to report to the Grand Lodge, at the earliest 
opportunity. 

The Deputy Grand Master named the following brethren as the com- 
mittee — 

f Bro. Wm. G. Deal, 

On Bro. Winn 7 s Donation: < " L. B. Mizner, 

[ u B. Jennings. 

Bro. L. B. Mizner stated that the Lodge at Benicia had just com- 
pleted the erection and furnishing of a new Hall in that place, at an 
expense of ten thousand dollars, which had so far exhausted its funds 
as to prompt him to ask the Grand Lodge to remit the dues of Benicia 
Lodge, No. 5 ; and he offered a motion to that effect, which was lost. 

A bill of one hundred and eighty-nine dollars, for expenses of the 
Grand Secretary in attending the last and present meeting of the 
Grand Lodge, and for printing blanks, postage, &c, was ordered to be 
paid. 

The Committee on Charters and Dispensations reported that they had 

examined the work and By-Laws of Marysville Lodge, and finding them 

all correct, they offered a resolution that the prayer of the said Lodge 

for a Charter be granted, which was unamimously adopted. And it 

was also 

Resolved, That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, paid by Marysvill 
Lodge, be received in full satisfaction for dues from said Lodge and for Char 
ter fee. 

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5850.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 43 

On motion of Bro. J. H. Gihon, it was 

Resolved, That the reports from Secretaries of subordinate Lodges, hereto* 
fore referred to the Committee on Finance and Accounts, be withdrawn from 
that Committee, and referred to a special committee of three, with directions 
to carefully examine them, and so correct them as to make them conform to 
the requirements of the Constitution, and report at the present meeting of the 
Grand Lodge, 

The Deputy Grand Master named the following brethren as such 
Committee — 

f Bro. Levi Stowell, 

On Reports of Lodges : J " B. S. Olds, 

( " A. G. Hartt. 

A report was received from San Jose Lodge, and referred to the spe- 
cial committee above named. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 3 o'clock, this afternoon. 



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Afternoon Session, ) 

Wednesday, November, 21th, A. L. 5850. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 3 o'clock, P. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

The Committee on Credentials reported that Bro. Levi Stowell 
had been regularly appointed as proxy for Bro. H. C. Melone, S. W., 
to represent San Jose Lodge in this Grand Lodge ; and Bro. Stowell 
was admitted as a delegate from that Lodge. 

The Grand Treasurer presented the following report : — 

Toihe M:.W:. Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Grand Treasurer has only to report that he received (May 9th, 1850,) 
from Sutter Lodge, No. 6, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, the fee 
for a Dispensation ; and that he has paid to the order of the Grand Master 
(dated May 31, 1850,) the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, on account 
for printing the Constitution and proceedings of the Grand Lodge, thereby 
leaving no funds in his hands. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

L. Stowell, Grand Treasurer. 

Which report was received, and ordered to be entered upon the 
minutes. 

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44 journal or proceedings. [November, 

The Committee on Dispensations and Charters reported that they 
had examined the By-Laws and books of Tuolumne and San Jose 
Lodges, and recommended the granting of their petitions for Charters; 
and it was 

Resolved, That Charters be granted to Tuolumne Lodge, located at Sonora, 
and to San Jos6 Lodge, located at San Jose. 

The Lodges chartered at this Communication of the Grand Lodge, 
were then, by resolution, numbered as follows : — 

Davy Crockett Lodge, No. 7, at San Francisco ; 

Tuolumne '' No. 8, " Sonora; 

Marysville u No. 9,... u Marysville: 

San Jose " No. 10,.. u San'Jose; 

Willamette " No. II,. " Portland. 0. Ter'y. 

Bro. L. B. Mizner presented the following notice : — 

We hereby give notice to the Grand Lodge of California, that a motion will 
be made at the next regular Communication, for a general revision of the Con 
stitution of said Grand Lodge. 

L. B. Mizner, for Benicia - Lodge, No. 5. 

Edward J. Willis, for Sutter " u 6. 

L. Stowell, for California u u 1. 

L. Stowell, as proxy for ...San Jose* " u 10. 

B. Jennings, for Jennings '•' " 4. 

John H. Gihon, for California " u 1. 

Which was ordered to be entered upon the minutes. 

Bro. Wm. G. Deal presented the following communication : — 

To the if/. W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

One year ago the Masons of this city united with the Odd Fellows to provide 
a place for the indigent sick. Until within a few weeks, the hospital of these 
two Orders has had in its wards from five to twenty sick. For defraying the 
expense we have depended on voluntary contributions, but the burthen has 
fallen upon comparatively few. 

The total amount of indebtedness which has been incurred to 
the present time is $31,436 14 

The amount of above which has been paid is 17,010 7< I 

Leaving an indebtedness existing of. §14,425 44 

For a large portion of this the Trustees are sued, and for the payment of the 
whole, the credit and honor of our Brotherhood here are pledged. We therefore 
ask the Grand Lodge to take our situation into consideration, and authorize 
two persons, in the States, to appeal to our brethren there to aid us in reliev- 
ing ourselves from embarrassment, that we may be prepared to go forward in 
that good work of relief, in which the Order has acted so noble a part within 
the past year. 

Wm. Grove Deal, Pres., ] 
John F. Morse, Sec, 

N. C. Cunningham, \ Board of Trustees. 

A. M. Winn, 

J. Bigler, J 

Sacramento City. Nov. 27, 1850. 

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5850.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 45 

Which communication was received and referred to a special com- 
mittee of three. 

The Deputy Grand Master named the following brethren as the 
committee — 

[Bro. B. S. Olds, 

On the Indebtedness of the Hospital : < li H. P. Watkins, 

( " R. D. Kimbrell. 

On motion of Bro. B. Jennings, it was 

Resolved, That a special committee of three be appointed to determine upon 
and exhibit a uniform mode of work for the subordinate Lodges under the 
jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge. 

The Deputy Grand Master named the following brethren as the com- 
mittee — 

f Bro. Levi Stowell, 

On Uniformity of Work: \ " B. S. Olds, 

( u N. 0. Hinman. 

On motion of Bro. L. Stowell, the Deputy Grand Master was added 
to the committee. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 10 o'clock, to-morrow 
mornino*. 



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Morning Session, 
Thursday, November 2$t7i, A. L. 5850. 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 10 o'clock, A. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

The following additional visitors were present : — Bros. Charles 
Levy, M. Englander, and A. Hollub. 

The minutes of the sessions of yesterday were read and approved. 

Bro. B. S. Olds, from the committee to whom was referred the com- 
munication of the Trustees of the Hospital, presented the following- 
report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California: — 

Your Committee, to whom was referred the petition of the Trustees of the 
Sacramento Hospital, have had the same under consideration, and would re- 

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46 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [November, 

spectfully report, that they consider it a matter of justice to the brethren of 
Sacramento, that this Grand Lodge should grant the prayer of the petitioners, 
to enable them to obtain all the aid in their power to relieve them from the em- 
barrassments consequent upon their benevolence and charity toward our dis- 
tressed brethren. 

Your committee would therefore respectfully recommend the appointment of 
Bros. Wm. N. Doughty and Win. G. Deal as suitable persons to carry out the 
views of the Trustees. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

B. S, Olds, ] 

H. P. W atkins, > Committee. 

ROBT. D. KlMBRELL, J 

Which report was received and concurred in, the committee was dis- 
charged, and it was 

Resolved, That the suggestions in the report of the committee on the Sacra- 
mento Hospital be adopted ; that the Grand Lecturers in the various States, 
the Grand Masters in the States where there are no Grand Lecturers, and 
the editors of the several Masonic periodicals and magazines, be requested 
to 'cooperate with Bros. Doughty and Deal in the object specified^ and that 
the Grand Secretary be instructed to furnish the committee with a copy of 
the above resolution, and the proceedings relative to the Sacramento Hos- 
pital. 

Bro. Wm. G. Deal, from the Committee on the communication of 
Bro. A. M. Winn, presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W:. Grand Lodge of California : — 

The committee appointed to confer with Bro. Winn in reference to a pro- 
position to donate certain land in the city of Sacramento, beg leave respect- 
fully to report, that they have had a conference with Bro. Winn, who informed 
them that in offering the donation mentioned, it was not his intention to bind 
the Grand Lodge to any condition other than that the proceeds of the land 
to be given shall be devoted to educational purposes. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Wm. G. Deal, | 

B. Jennings, > Committee. 

L. B. Mizner, J 

Which report was received, the committee was discharged, the prop- 
osition of Bro. Winn was accepted, and a vote of thanks was unani- 
mously tendered to him for his generous donation. 

On motion of Bro. L. B. Mizner, it was then 

Resolved, That the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, and Senior Grand 
Warden be appointed Trustees to receive and hold all property coming and 
belonging to this Grand Lodge. 

On motion of Bro. B. Jennings, it was also 

Resolved, That this Grand Lodge make application to the District Court 
for a Charter of Incorporation, and that the R.'. W.\ Deputy Grand Master 
be appointed to make such application. 

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On Finance and Accounts : ■{ " Levi Stowell, 



5850.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 47 

The Deputy Grand Master then announced the following Standing 
Committees : — 

f Bro. B. Jennings, 

On Credentials: < " L. B. Mizner, 

[ " Abram Bartol. 

f Bro. E. J. Willis, 

On Grievances: < " Reuben Clarke, 

{ " Caleb Fenner. 

f Bro. James B. Long, 

On Unfinished Business : < u B . S. Olds, 

( « H. C. Melone. 

Bro. B. D. Hyam, 
Levi Stowell, 
H. P. Watkins. 

{ Bro. John H. Gihon, 
I " J W Gearv 
On Foreign Correspondence: A u L ev i'stoweli, 

[ " B. Jennings. 

On motion of Bro. J. H. Gihon, the Deputy Grand Master was 

added to the Committee on Foreign Correspondence. 

On motion of Bro. L. B. Mizner, it was 

Resolved, That this Grand Lodge appoint a Grand Lecturer, whose duty it 
shall be to visit the Lodges under this jurisdiction, whenever required so to 
do ; the Lodges making the requisition, to defray the expenses of said Grand 
Lecturer. 

• On motion of Bro. J. H. Gihon, it was 

Resolved, That the Grand Lecturer be elected by ballot, and that said 
election take place forthwith. 

The Deputy Grand Master appointed Bros. E. D. Kimbrell and B. 
S. Olds as tellers of the election ; and, the ballot being taken, Bro. 
John A. Tutt was duly elected as Grand Lecturer, to serve until the 
next semi-annual Communication of the Grand Lodge. 

Ordered, That the salaries of Grand Lodge officers be as follows : — 
The Grand Secretary shall receive four hundred dollars per annum ; the 
Grand Treasurer shall receive one hundred dollars per annum ; and the Grand 
Tyler shall receive sixteen dollars per diem during the sessions of the Grand 
Lodge. 

Bro. L. Stowell, from the committee to whom was referred the 
reports of the Secretaries of subordinate Lodges, presented the following 
report : — 

To the 31.'. W:. Grand Lodge of California: — 

The committee appointed to examine and correct the reports of the various 
Lodges, and to make such suggestions, and recommend such alterations as to 
them might seem expedient, have had the same under consideration, and 
would respectfully report as follows : — 

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48 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [November, 

They have had under consideration the subject of taxation by the Grand 
Lodge, and its power to tax subordinate Lodges, and are of the unanimous 
opinion that the Grand Lodge has not the power to tax Lodges working under 
Dispensation ; and thus, no dues having accrued to the Grand Lodge, under 
the 2d Section of Article IX. of the Constitution, from the Lodges working 
under Dispensation, they report only theses due from such Lodges for their 
Dispensations and Charters. 

The committee have carefully examined and corrected the reports of the 
various Lodges working under Charters, so far as in their power, from the 
dates and information contained in said reports, and present the amount of 
fees and dues which have accrued to this Grand Lodge under the 9th Article 
of the Constitution. Many of the reports being very imperfect, for want of 
dates and other necessary information, they would suggest to the various 
Lodges the imperative necessity of a full and complete report, with the date 
of all admissions, of conferring each degree, and of every demit, resignation, 
suspension, expulsion, death, or other matter of interest to the Grand Lodge. 

The committee report the following amount of dues, and of fees for Charters 
and Dispensations, as having accrued from the various Lodges, from the or- 
ganization of this Grand Lodge, to Nov. 1st, 5850, to wit : — from 

Dues. Fees. Total. 

California - Lodge, No. 1, $453 46 $ $453 46 

* Western Star " " 2,. 



Tehama " " 3, 206 74 

Berryman " " 4, 116 26 

Benicia " " 5, 179 96 

Sutter " " 6, 146 00 

Davy Crockett " " 7, 

Tuolumne " " 8, 

SanJos6 " " 10, ... 

Willamette " " 11, 





206 74 


100 00 


216 26 


100 00 


279 96 


100 00 


246 00 


250 00 


250 00 


250 00 


250 00 


250 00 


250 00 


250 00 


250 00 



$1,102 42 $1,300 00 $2,402 42 

Your committee, being of the opinion that it is only within the province of 
the Grand Lodge to tax subordinate Lodges sufficiently to defray the actual 
expenses of the Grand Lodge, and believing that the amount of fees and dues 
which have already accrued is more than sufficient to defray such expenses, 
would recommend that one half of the dues, (exclusive of fees for Dispensa- 
tions and Charters,) as reported above, be remitted; and that the various ac- 
counts of the different Lodges shall stand as follows, dating from Nov. 1st, 
1850: — 



California - 

* Western Star 

Tehama 

Jennings 

Benicia 

Sutter 

Davy Crockett 

Tuolumne 

Marysville 

San Jose* 

Willamette 


Lodge, 
it 


No 
u 

it 

a 
a 
a 
u 
a 
a 
tt 
a 

am 


• i, 

2, 

3, 

4, 

5 


Dues. 

. $226 73 


Fees. 
$ 


Amount. 

$226 73 








i 


. 103 37 
. 58 13 
. 89 98 
. 73 00 




103 37 


100 00 
100 00 
100 00 
250 00 
250 00 
125 00 
250 00 
250 00 


158 13 

189 98 


v 7 

6, 

7, 

8, 


173 00 

250 00 




250 00 


9, 

10 

11, 

Dunt dues 




125 00 




250 00 




250 00 


r IV+«i 








.$1,976 21 




j. 











• No returns have been received from Western Star Lodge, No. 2, and the amount of its duos 
can not he ascertained. 



5850.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 49 

The amount charged to Mary sv Me Lodge is the amount decided upon by 
resolution of the Grand Lodge. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

L. Stowell, ) Committee 
B. S. Olds. } Lommittee - 

Which report was received, its recommendations were adopted, and 
the committee was discharged. 

The following bills were ordered to be paid : — 

For services of the Grand Tyler, three days, at $16, $48 00 

" salary of the Grand Secretary for one year, 400 00 

" " " " « Treasurer, " " 100 00 

" expenses of the Junior Grand Warden, 50 00 

" " " " Grand Treasurer, 50 00 

Total, $648 00 

The Grand Secretary presented the following report upon the con- 
dition of the Grand Lodge, from its organization to the commencement 
of this Communication : — * 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of Calif omia : — 

The Grand Secretary avails himself, with great pleasure, of an opportunity 
previous to the adjournment of your worshipful body, to furnish you with a 
brief outline of the condition of the Grand Lodge, and of the several subordi- 
nate Lodges under its jurisdiction. 

It will be remembered that, at the last semi-annual Communication, there 
were six regularly Chartered Lodges subordinate to this Grand Lodge, viz. : — 

California - Lodge, No. 1 , at San Francisco ; 

Western Star " u 2, " Benton City ; 

Tehama u " 3, il Sacramento; 

Jennings u Li 4, i{ Sacramento; 

Benicia " " 5, tl Benicia j 

Sutter " " 6, " Sacramento. 

At the present Communication, five others have been chartered, viz. : — 

Davy Crockett - Lodge, No, 7, at San Francisco; 

Tuolumne u u 8, u Sonora ; 

Marysville u u 9, " Marysville;' 

San Jose " u 10, " San Jose ; 

Willamette u a 11, " Portland, O. T. 

All these Lodges are in a prosperous condition, unless Western Star 
Lodge, No. 2, be an exception ; the Grand Secretary having received no re- 
port from that Lodge, and it having no representative at this Communica- 
tion. Nothing definite, therefore, can be affirmed concerning its condition 
and prospects. 

A summary of the reports from the Secretaries of all the Lodges repre- 
sented at this Communication, (excepting Marysville Lodge, No. 9, from 
whose Secretary no report has been received, save that furnished in the book 
of records of the Lodge,) will be found appended. 

The following statement exhibits the present condition of the financial af- 
fairs of the Grand Lodge. 

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50 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [November, 

Since its institution, the Grand Secretary has received for the use of the 
Grand Lodge, from 

Jennings - Lodge, No. 4, $ 35 00 

Benicia " " 5, 100 00 

Sutter " il 6, 150 00 

Davy Crockett " " 7, 250 00 

Tuolumne " " 8 402 00 

Marysville u " 9, 125 00 

San Jose " "10, 250 06 

Willamette " " 11, 420 00 $1732 00 

The Grand Lodge has directed the following disbursements to be made, 
for which orders upon the Grand Treasurer have been drawn : — 

May 8. For Printing, Books, Stationery, &c, ,$233 00 

Nov. 26. " Printing Constitution and Proceedings, 200 00 

" " " Blank Charters, on Parchment,, 125 00 

u 27. " Expenses of Grand Secretary, present 
and last Communication, printing 

Blanks, Postage, &c, *.. 189 00 

" " " Seal for Grand Lodge, 25 00 

11 28. " Expenses of Grand Treasurer, 50 00 

" '• u Expenses of Jun. Grand Warden,, 50 00 

" " " Services c? Grand Tyler, 48 00 

" " " Salary of Grand Secretary, 400 00 

" " " Salary of Grand Treasurer, 100 00 $1420 00 

Balance paid to the Grand Treasurer,. $312 00 

Of this amount Willamette Lodge, No. 11, has overpaid, 

and has placed to its credit, $170 00 

And Tuolumne Lodge, No. 8, has overpaid, 152 00 $322 00 

Showing an indebtedness of the Grand Lodge, above its 

cash in hand, of. $10 00 

There is due to the Grr.nd Lodge, from various sources, the following 
amounts, viz. : — from 

California Lodge, No. 1, for dues, $226 73 

Tehama " " 3, " " 103 37 

Jennings " " 4, " " 58 13 

" l " « 4, " bal. of Charter fee, 65 00 

Benicia " " 5, " dues, 89 98 

Sutter " u 6, u " 73 00 

" " " 6, " Charter fee, 100 00 $716 21 

Deduct above amount to debit, 10 00 

Leaving a balance over all expenses, due the Grand 

Lodge, of. $706 21 

To which the dues of Western Star Lodge, No. 2, are to be added, when as- 
certained. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

JOHN H. GIHON, Grand Secretary. 

Which report was received, and ordered to be entered upon the 

minutes, 

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5850.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 51 

On motion of Bro. L. Stowell, it was 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary be instructed to have printed two hun- 
dred and fifty copies of the minutes of the proceedings at this Communica- 
tion of the Grand Lodge, and that he be authorized to draw on the Grand 
Treasurer for the amount of the cost thereof. 

There being no further business, after prayer by the Grand Chap- 
lain, the Grand Lodge of California was closed in JDttC Jfontt. 

JOHN A. TUTT, Deputy Grand Master. 

John H. Gihon, Grand Secretary. 



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RETURNS 

OF THE 

SUBORDINATE LODGES 

UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF 

THE GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA, 

NOVEMBEK, .A.. 3L,. 5850- 



California Lodge, No. 1. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County* 

Meets every Thursday, 

OFFICERS : 



L. Stowell, W. Master and G. Treas. 
A. Bartol, Sen. Warden, 
J. W. Geary, Jun. Warden, 
A. A. Selover, Treasurer, 



J. H. Gihon, Secretary and G. Sec. 
A. Watters, Sen. Deacon, 
J. H. Leining, Jun. Beacon, 
W. P. Burdick, Tyler. 



J. D. Stevenson, G. M. 
A. Bartol, 



Addison, J. E. 
Allen, R. N. 
Anthony, G. W. 
Atkinson, G. D. 
Barnard, J. C. 
Beckett, J. 
Brinsmade, P. A. 
Bowie, H. R. 
Caspari, M. 
Cole, R. E. 
Cronin, D. 

Greene, W. 

Ewer, F. C. 
Ingram, J. 

Eddy,W.H. 



Past Masters: 

J. H. Gihon, G. Sec. 
T. L. Pickering, 

MASTER MASONS : 



O. J. Preston, 
Joel Noah. 



Dall, J. H. 
Dorr, E. M. 
De Fiennes, J. B. 
De Liagre, P. 
Hampton, R. B. 
Haven, J. P. 
Hoen P. 
Hudson, G. A. 
Johnson, T. R. 
Korn, T. R. 
Larned, F. S. 



Meyerowitz, I. 
Middleton, J. 
Murray, H. C. 
McCarthy, D. 
Neep, J. 
Northam. E. F. 
Parker, W. C. 
Pavne, T. 
Rehfisch, M. 
Reynolds, W. 
Rogers, A. S. 



FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Harrington, W. T. Hoyt, R. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Mallet, J. H. Pollard, A. 

Morse, J. B. Rabe, W. 

WITHDRAWN: 

Roberts, G. W. 
Initiated, 23. Passed, 19. Raised, 17. 



Schaffer, M. 
Scoofy, P. M. 
Scott, C. G. 
Smiley. J. 
Smith, V. C. R. 
Snow, T. 
Van De Water, J. 
Ward, I. M. 
Wehler, E. 
Wilson, C. L. 
Wingate, R. A.— 56. 

Tilford, P.- 4. 
Stebbins,AV. P. C.-7. 



Williams. H. F.— 3. 



Western Star Lodge, No. 2. 

Benton City, Shasta County. 

No Returns. 
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5850.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 53 

Tehama Lodge, No. 3. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 
Meets first and third Thursdays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 

J. A. Tutt, W. Master and D. G. M. R. H. McDonald, Secretary, 

L. I. Wilder, Sen. Warden, J. 0. Derby. Sen. Deacon, 

B. B. Gore, Jun. Warden, , Jun. Deacon, 

E. D. G. Bumstead, Treasurer, A. C. Harrison. Tyler. 

Past Masters: 

J. A. Tutt, D. G. M. C. Fenner, 5. G. W. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Bean, E. S. Johnson. J. N. Rowe, C. Thompson, A. C. 

Beer, J. Little, J. Shepherd, D. M. Tracy, J. N. 

Bigler, J. Livingston, J. Somes, G. W. Wales, T. P. 

Cashing H. Morrill, J. Stodden, — . Wilburn, T. 

Gordon, P. Peebles, C. Thomas, T. A. Winn, A. M.— 29. 
Greenwalt, S. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Job, T. 0. Marshall, J. E.— 2. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Laudon, W. S. Lawton, A. Marsh, R. E. Rogers, J. P. — 4. 

WITHDRAWN: , 

Glasson, J. Schoolcraft, H. A.— 2. 

DIED: 
E. D. G. Bumstead, J. McKinley.— 2. 

Initiated, 6. Passed, 3. Raised y 6. 



Jennings Lodge, No. 4. 

Sacramento, Sacramento; County. 

Meets first and third Fridays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 

W. N. Doughty, W. Master, P. Dunlap, Secretary, 

B. Jennings, Sen. Warden, W. G. Deal, Sen. Deacon, 

A. G. Hartt, Jun. Warden, S. J. May, Jun. Deacon, 

A. Greenwalt, Treasurer, , Tyler. 

Past Master: 
B. Jennings, P. G. Treas. 

MASTER MASONS : 

Adams, G. W. Gillespie, E. F. McClure, S. Thiel, H. 

Deal,W. G. Hastings, S. C. Prettyman, W. F. Whiteside, W. B. 

Fowler, J. S. Kewen, E. J. C. Ricbxrls, H. J. Wright, L. A.— 22. 

Gallop, E. K. Latson, A. C. Scott, E. N. 

Initiated, 2. Passed, 2. Raised, 2. 



Benicia Lodge, No. 5. 

Benicia, Solano County* 

Meets second and fourth Mondays in each month. 
OFFICERS: 

B. D. Hyam, W. Master, S. Bynum, Secretary, 

L. B. Mizner, Sen. Warden, W. Robinson, Sen. Deacon, 

A. Riddle, Jun. Warden, C. Gillis, Jun. Deacon, 

R. Semple, Treasurer, W. B. Nurse, Tyler. 

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54 



JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. 



[November, 



MASTER MASONS: 
Chopson, T. McKay, W. R. J. Robinson, B. 

Derby, G. H. Newton, H. B. Saunders, J. H. 

Dyerly, C. P. Norman, R. B. Vaughn, S. 

Hyde, B. Perry, S. M. 

Initiated, 6. Passed, 6, Raised, 6, 



Vines, B. 

Von Pfister, EL H. 

Yount, G. C— 22. 



E. J. Willis, W. Master, 
C. E. Thorn, Sen. Warden, 
A. Martin, Jun. Warden, 
N. 0. Hinman, Treasurer, 



Sutter Lodge, No. 6. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

F. W. Thayer, Secretary, 
F. W. Ames, Sen. Beacon, 
F. A. Clarke, Jun. Beacon. 
, Tyler. 



MASTER MASONS : 
Alderman, G. Davenport, W. Levy, L. 

Anderson, A. P. Ellsbury, T. Moones, F. W. 

Crockett, A. Gammell, W. Munroe, J. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 
McKinley, H. McKinstry, E. W. Nickerson, B. R. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Hermance, L. McKibbens, R. Sackett, C. C. 

DIED: 

A. McCulloch.— 1. 
Initiated, 9. Passed, 5. Raised, 1. 



Schoolcraft, H. A. 
Spaulding,W.W. 18. 



Thompson, R. — 4. 
Strong, D.— 4, 



Davy Crockett Lodge, No. 7. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

Meets every Wednesday. 



A. C. Labatt, W. Master, 
J. L. Thorpe, Sen. Warden, 
J. Knowles, Jun. Warden, 
J. McQuoid, Treasurer, 



OFFICERS: 

R. D. Kimbrell, Secretary, 
R. Clark, Sen. Deacon, 
W. Johnson, Jun. Deacon, 
W. P. Burdick, Tyler. 



Past Master: 

G. Gorin. 
PIASTER MASONS: 



Barry, E. 
Birdsall, J. M. 
Brown, F. C. 
Charles, G. 
Clement, J. 
Corbett, A. H. 



Dunbar, J. 
Eastin, A. 
Gaillaird, E. 
Howard, W. B. H 
Jacoby, A. 
Lindenberger, T. E. 

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Luke, E. E. 
Murphy. D. TV. 
Nelson, G. W. 
Price, W. W. 
Ragsdale, E. B. 



Ross, R. 
Vise, N. 
Walsh, T. H. 
Wilson, E. F. 
Woods, R. E.— 31. 



5850.] 



GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 
FELLOW CRAFT: 

Kelly, T.— 1. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 
Johnson, J. McCabe, J.— 2. 

DIED: 

Samuel C. Davis.— 1. 

Initiated, 10. Passed, 8. Raised, 7. 



55 



Marysville Lodge, No. 9. 

Marysville ? Yutea County. 

No Returns. 



Tuolumne Lodge, No. 8. 

Sonora, Tuolumne County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month, 
OFFICERS: 

C. M. Radcliff, W. Master, H. W. Theall, Secretary, 



-, Sen. Deacon, 
-, Jun. Deacon, 
-, Tyler. 



R. F. Sullivan, Sen. Warden, 

E. Runnels, Jun. Warden, 

, Treasurer, 

MASTER MASONS: 

Allen, J. J. Cooper, W. H. Mace. J. D. Perkins, W. 

Barry, R. C. Davis, J. A. Marshall, E. C. Plaster, J. H. 

Besanc,on, L. A. Dodge, C. F. Mehen, P. Sherman, I. H. 

Burke, H. H. De La Hay, J. B. Montgomery, T. Torney, J. 

Candee, J. G. Farnsworth, A. Moorchison, J. Tuttle, A. A. H. 

Cave, J. Horr, B. D. Murphy, R. L. Wilkins, W. W. 

Chatfield, A. F. Labetome, C. McKay, R. H. Yaney, J. P.— 34. 

Claxton, G. W. Lineberg, E. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Elkins, A. Marshall, B. F. Mellen, W. E.— 3. 

WITHDRAWN: 
Gullege, F. W. Kenney, R. C. Rogers, R. Snodgrass, W.— -4. 

Initiated, 20. Passed, 17. Raised, 17. 



San Jose Lodge, No. 10. 

San Jose, Santa Clara County. 

Meets every alternate Saturday, 



W. B. Almond, W. Master, 
H. C. Melone, Sen. Warden, 
J. Townsend, Jun. Warden, 
E. D. Hammond, Treasurer, 



OFFICERS J 

C. T. Ryland, Secretary, 
W. Van Voorhies, Sen. Deacon. 
H. F. Williams, Jun, Deacon, 
L. Provost, Tyler, 



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56 



JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. 



[Nbvem her. 



MASTER MASONS: 
Burton, W. T. Donnellan, B. C. Minor, P. 0. Roddick, J. 

Campbell, A. C. Eddy, W. H. McKinney, F. S. Van Canegan. J. 

Corey, B. Hoppe, J. D. Powell, H. M. S. Wilson, AY.— 22. 

Curl, J. D. Houston, J. S. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Laurencel, H. Morrow, W. — 2. 

WITHDRAWN : 
Hudson, L. Whittaker, W. R. Wigginton, A. M.— 3. 

Initiated, 8. Passed, 6. Raised, 0. 



Willamette Lodge, No. U. 

Portland, Oregon Territory. 

Meets 



J. P. Long, W. Master, 
R. Wilcox, Sen. Warden, 
T. J. Hobbs, Jun. Warden, 
W. M. King, Treasurer, 



OFFICERS: 

B. Stark, Secretary, 
L. May, Sen. Deacon, 
J. Goldsmith, Jun. Deacon, 
J. B. Butler, Tyler. 



Barbour, G. H. 
Caldwell, W. S. 
Chapman, W. W. 
Couch, J. H. 



MASTER MASONS : 

Crosby, N. Howard, J. 



Delan, N. 
De Witt, F. 
Flanders, G. H. 



Lownsdale, D. H. 

McKinney, F. H. 

'Bryant, G. W. 



Thompson, R. 
Tryon, D. 
Tryon, S. H. 
Wrenn, G. P.— 24. 



WITHDRAWN : 

Long, J. P.— 1. 

Initiated, 8. Passed, 8. Raised. 8. 



KECAPITULATION. 

Total number of Lodges, 11 

Lodges from which returns have been received, 9 

Total number of Master Masons, as reported, 258 

Total number of Fellow Crafts, "■ " 11 

Total number of Entered Apprentices, as reported, 22 

Total number initiated, as reported, 92 

Total number passed, " " 74 

Total number raised, " " 70 



Note. — Where blanks have been left in the foregoing returns, it has been because the Lodges 
have neglected to complete their reports in those respects. — Gr. Sec. 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OP THE 



M.-. W.\ GRAND LODGE 



P 



Jf ra anfr ^cajjiefo lifasmw 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA, 



AT THE 

SECOND ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, 

HELD AT 

€\i fflmvk lull; in tip (City nf Inmtratn ; 

COMMENCED ON 
TUESDAY, MAY 6tli, A. D. 1851, A. L. 5851, 

AND TERMINATED ON 
FRIDAY, MAY 9th, A. D. 1851, A.L. 5851. 



©rterjefc io U &zzb in all tfue 3Ufcjj*s. 
M.-. W.-. JONATHAN D. STEVENSON, 

Grand Ma ster, presiding. 

R.-. W.-. JOHN PENMAN, 
Grand Secretary ) pro tern. 



1851. 

H 



GRAND OFFICERS 



OF THE 



GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA, 

FOR THE PRESENT MASONIC YEAR. 



M.\W/. JOHN A. TUTT, Grand Master, Sacramento; 

R.'.W.\ BENJ. D. II YAM,. ..Deputy Grand Master, Benicia ; 

" " EDW. F. W. ELLIS... Senior Grand Warden, Nevada; 

%i " B. S. OLDS, Junior Grand Warden,.. Marysville; 

" " T. A. THOMAS,. Grand Treasurer, Sacramento; 

" " LEVI STOWELL, Grand Secretary, San Francisco ; 

" " JOHN PENMAN, Grand Chaplain, Sacramento; 

W.\ L. B. MIZNER, Grand Marshal,, Benicia; 

" R. B. NORMAN, Grand Standard Bearer,. ...Benicia; 

" WM. REYNOLDS,... Grand Sword Bearer, San Francisco ; 

" WM, D. DEERING,.. Senior Grand Deacon, Napa; 

" ROBERT SEMPLE,.. Junior Grand Deacon, Benicia; 

il J. M. KOON, 1 n G e 

" PRESLEY DUNLAP, } G*and Stewards, Sacramento; 

" A. C. HARRISON,.. .Grand Tyler, Sacramento. 



GRAND LECTURERS. 

TTv. ADOLPHUS HOLLUB, For the Sacramento District; 

" 0. J. PRESTON, For the San Francisco District , 

" E. F. W. ELLIS, For the Nevada District 



GRAND LODGE 



OF 



jFru anir Qatptth Mazom 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA. 



SECOND ANNUAL COMMUNICATION. 

The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons 
of the State of California, commenced its Second Annual Communica- 
tion at the Masonic Hall, in the City of Sacramento, on Tuesday, the 
sixth day of May, A. L. 5851, at 10 o'clock, A. M. 

PRESENT : 

The E.\ TF.*. John A. Tutt, Deputy Grand Master ; 

11 u Peter A. Brinsmade, as Sen. Grand Warden; 

" u L. B. Mizner, as Jun. Grand Warden; 

11 " John Penman, as Grand Secretary ; 

Tf.'. Robert Semple, as Sen. Grand Deacon; 

li Edward J.Willis, ...Jun. Grand Deacon; 

u A. C. Harrison, as Grand Tyler ; 

And the representatives of six chartered Lodges, together with a 
n umber of visiting brethren. 

There being a sufficient representation, the Grand Lodge of Califor- 
nia was opened in jDttE ifontt. 

The reading of the proceedings at the last semi-annual Communica- 
tion was dispensed with, the members having been furnished with 
printed copies thereof. 

The Deputy Grand Master announced the following committee — 

f Bro. L. B. Mizner, 

On Credentials:... \ " T.A.Thomas, 

1 " Joel Noah. 
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60 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

* A Committee on Dispensations and Charters was also appointed. 

On motion of Bro. S. Marx, it was 

Ordered, That a list of the names of Past Masters be drawn up, who are 
now in attendance, and members of Lodges under this jurisdiction. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 2 o'clock, this after- 
noon. 



In <&rmt& ftotyt. 



Afternoon Session, ) 
Tuesday, May 6th, A. L. 5851. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 2 o'clock, P. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

Bro. L. B. Mizner, from the Committee on Credentials, reported 
the following officers and representatives of chartered Lodges, and Past 
Masters holding membership within this jurisdiction, as present and 
entitled to seats in the Grand Lodge, viz. : — from 

California, No. 1, P. A. Brinsmade, Worshipful Master; 

John Van De Water, J. W. and proxy for S. W. 

Tehama, No. 3, T. A. Thomas, Worshipful Master; 

L. I. Wilder, Senior Warden ; 
R. H. McDonald, Junior Warden. 

Jennings, No. 4, B. Jennings, Worshipful Master ; 

J. H. Ralston Senior Warden ; 

Presley Dunlap, Junior Warden. 
Benicia, No. 5, L. B. Mizner, Worshipful Master; 

Robert Semple, S. W. and proxy for J. W. 

Sutter, No. 6, E. J. Willis, Worshipful Master ; 

Addison Martin, Senior Warden : 
H. A. Schoolcraft, Junior Warden. 

Davy Crockett, No. 7, Samuel Marx, Representative. 

PAST MASTERS : 

Bro. J. M. Sterling, Bro. W. D. Deering, 

" Joel Noah, " J. H. Ralston, 

" B. D. Hyam, " E. J. Willis, 

u Joseph Shannon, " Adolphus Hollub, 

" R. Akan, " Saschel Woods, 

" E. F. W. Ellis, u T. A. Thomas, 

" J. R. Crandall, u 0. D. Chafee. 

* The names of the committee are not recorded in the minutes. [A. G. A., Grand Sec.] 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OP CALIFORNIA. 61 

Which report was received and concurred in, and the brethren therein 
named were admitted to seats. 

Bro. * , from the Committee on Dispensations and Charters, 

presented the following report : — 

To the M.\W:. Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee beg leave to report that they have examined the Dispen- 
sation and report from Lafayette Lodge, at Nevada, which Lodge worked for 
some time under a Charter from the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin. The 
Charter, together with its hall and records of proceedings, have been lately 
consumed, by fire ; and your committee recommend that a Charter be granted 
to said Lodge, under the name of Nevada Lodge. 

They have also examined the Dispensation and work of Sonoma Lodge, at 
Sonoma, and find all in due form and properly recorded ; it is therefore re- 
commended that a Charter be granted to said Lodge, under the name of Tem- 
ple Lodge. 

They have also examined the Dispensation and work of Yount Lodge, held 
at Napa City, and find all in due form ; and it is recommended that a Char- 
ther be granted to said Lodge, under the name of Yount Lodge. 

The committee have also examined the By-Laws of Sonoma and Yount 
Lodges, and recommend such alterations as are marked in the margin thereof, 
some portions of them not being in conformity with the Constitution of this 
Grand Lodge. 

Which report was received and concurred in, and it was 

Ordered, That Charters be issued to those Lodges, with the following names 
and numbers : — 

Yount Lodge, No. 12, at Napa, 

Nevada " " 13, "Nevada, 

Temple " " 14, " Sonoma ; 

And that the dues to this Grand Lodge, from Nevada Lodge, No. 13, be, 
and the same are hereby remitted, in consideration of its Charter, hall, furni- 
ture, etc., having been destroyed by fire ; provided, said Lodge pay the usual 
fee to the Grand Secretary. 

Bro. P. A. Brinsmade, on behalf of Bro. A. M. Winn, presented 
a map of the City of New Jerusalem to the Grand Lodge, which, on 
motion of Bro. T. A. Thomas, was received, and the thanks of the 
Grand Lodge were voted to the donor. 

Bros. B. S. Olds and E. F. W. Ellis were added to the Finance 
Committee. 

On motion of Bro. P. A. Brinsmade, the delegates from those 
Lodges to which Charters have been granted at this Communication, 
were received as members of this body. 

On motion of Bro. T. A. Thomas, it was 

Ordered, That the Grand Lodge proceed to the election of Grand Officers, 
at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning. 

* No names of the committee signed to the report. [A. G. A., Grand Sec] 

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62 JOURNAL OP PROCEEDINGS. [Mai/, 

On motion of Bro. T. A. Thomas, it was 

Ordered, That a new Charter be issued to Western Star Lodge, No. 2, its 
* original one having been mislaid or lost, and never returned by said Lodge ; 
and that Bro. Saschel Woods be received as its representative in this Grand 
Lodge. 

On motion of Bro. L. B. Mizner, it was 

Resolved, That a special committee of nine be appointed to revise the Con- 
stitution of this Grand Lodge. 

The Deputy Grand Master named the following brethren as such 
committee — 

f Bro. J. R. Crandall, 

" B. S. Olds, 

" E. F. W. Ellis, 

" P. A. Brinsmade, 

" A. Hollub, 

" J. H. Ralston, 

" Robert Semple, 

« L. B. Mizner, 

" Reuben Clark. 

On motion of Bro. S. Marx, it was 

Ordered, That Davy CrocJcett Lodge, No. 7, be authorized again to receive 
and act upon the petition of D. Jacobi, which had been once rejected. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 9 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning. 



On the Revision of the Constitution : 



Morning Session, ) 

Wednesday, May 7th, A. L. 5851. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 10 o'clock, A. M., the M.\ W.\ 

Grand Master, J. D. Stevenson, presiding. 

The Rr. W.\ Levi Stowell, Grand Treasurer, and W.-. B. D. 
Hyam, Senior Grand Deacon, appeared and took their seats. 

The reading of the minutes of the sessions of yesterday was dis- 
pensed with for the present. 

*The original Charter of Western Star Lodge is now in the office of the Grand Secretary. Jan 
1, A. L. 5857. [A. G. A., Grand Sec.\ 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OP CALIFORNIA. 63 

The first business in order being the election of Grand Officers, in 
accordance with the resolution of yesterday afternoon, it was 

Ordered, That action under the said resolution be suspended until the re- 
ports of the Grand Master, the Grand Secretary, and the Committee on Cre- 
dentials be received. 

The Grand Master then delivered the following Address : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Grand Master, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the Grand 
Lodge, respectfully reports the condition of Masonry in California and in 
Oregon, (whose Lodges are under this jurisdiction,) to be as prosperous and 
creditable to the Order, as it can be in any part of the world. But one year 
has elapsed since the organization of the Grand Lodge of California. At that 
time there were but three chartered Lodges in this State, and but two of those 
were properly organized, and in a working condition. The others, who formed 
a portion of the Convention, were working under Dispensation. Since that time 
many Lodges have been organized by Charter and Dispensation, here and in 
Oregon, all of which are prosperous and flourishing. It should be a source 
of sincere and heartfelt pleasure to every true-hearted Mason, 10 Know and feel 
that our Institution has been productive of so much good in this new coun- 
try, and that the members of the fraternity here are so numerous and respect- 
able ; for it is a well established fact, that every arrival, whether from Europe, 
or from any part of the Union, brings to us Masons of the highest character, 
respectability, and usefulness. The great benefit of the Order to the human 
family, has been fully proven in California, as it has been demonstrated that 
no where have so many sick and distressed brethren, within the same space 
of time, received so much fraternal relief and brotherly attention, as in Cali- 
fornia. 

The Grand Master would again suggest the necessity of adopting some 
means whereby a uniform system of work may be established among the Lodges 
under this jurisdiction. To perfect such a system, will require muck time, 
labor, and no inconsiderable expense ; yet the great benefits which will result 
therefrom, must be so apparent to all, that no effort should be spared to ac- 
complish it. 

I am advised of meetings having been held at various points in California 
and Oregon for the purpose of forming new Lodges ; and in this city, but for 
the awful calamity which has just visited us, a Charter for a Lodge of our 
French brethren would have been asked for at the present Communication, as 
all the necessary arrangements and recommendations had been made, to ena- 
ble them to make the application in due form. 

Communications have been received from the Grand Lodges of Maine, 
New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, District of 
Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana, Mississippi, and Florida, and 
placed in the hands of the Committee on Foreign Correspondence, who will, 
in due time, make the necessary report thereon. 

It is to be regretted that schism still exists in some of the States, and es- 
pecially in the State of New York, where two parties claim each to be the 
legitimate Grand Lodge. However painful it may be to us, as Masons, to 
witness this disagreement, I regard it as so peculiarly a local question, which 
can only be settled by the fraternity of that State, that I deem it my duty to 
suggest to the Grand Lodge of California the avoidance of any expression 
upon the subject of the legal right of either party to be considered the legiti- 
mate Grand Lodge, until they shall have settled the difficulty among them- 

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04 JOURNAL OP PROCEEDINGS. \May y 

selves ; as our organization is of too recent a date, and our position too re- 
mote, to enable us to form a judgment sufficiently correct to justify any deci- 
sive action on our part. 

The Dispensations for the formation of new Lodges, granted by the Grand 
Master since the last semi-annual Communication, have been to La Fayette 
Lodge, at La Fayette, Oregon ; Yount Lodge, at Napa City ; and Sonoma 
Lodge, at Sonoma j all of which are in a most flourishing condition, and will 
ask for Charters at the present Communication. As the communication from 
the Grand Secretary, (who has been unexpectedly called to the Atlantic 
States,) herewith transmitted, refers especially to those Dispensations, I re- 
commend that said communication be placed on file. 

The Grand Master will again take this occasion to say how cheerfully he 
will second the views of the Grand Lodge, in any action they may deem 
proper to take in promoting the honor, harmony, and interests of the Masonic 
Fraternity in California, or elsewhere. 

J. D. STEVENSON, Grand Master. 

The Address of the Grand Master was ordered to be laid upon the 
table for the present. 

The following communication was received from the Grand Secre- 
tary : — 

San Francisco, April 15th, 1851. 
To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Grand Secretary takes this opportunity, the last he will have previous 
to leaving the State on a visit of some months to his former residence in Penn- 
sylvania, to transmit to you a report of such matters pertaining to the inter- 
ests of the Grand Lodge, as have come before his notice since the last Com- 
munication. 

So far as he has been able to learn from frequent intercourse with the 
brethren, and from letters received from every section of our jurisdiction, the 
Lodges generally are in a prosperous condition, and conducing very liberally 
to the interests of the Order, and the welfare of the fraternity. The works of 
charity and benevolence, for which they have so justly been distinguished in 
this country, have elevated them to a high position in the regard of all classes 
of our people. 

The Grand Secretary, by direction of the Grand Master, has furnished 
Dispensations, agreeably to petitions properly drawn and recommended, for 
three new Lodges, viz. : La Fayette Lodge, at La Fayette, Oregon ; Yount 
Lodge, at Napa City ; and Sonoma Lodge, at Sonoma. The fees for the first 
two named have been received and paid into the hands of the Grand Treasu- 
rer ; that for the last, will doubtless be forwarded at or before the approach- 
ing Communication of the Grand Lodge. A petition for a Dispensation has 
also been received from certain brethren at Union, Humboldt Bay ; but as 
no fee accompanied the petition, and no guarantee was given that it would be 
paid, the Dispensation was not granted. 

The whole amount of cash received has been one hundred and fifty dollars, 
being the above-named Dispensation fees. The amount expended has been 
two hundred dollars, being for printing the proceedings of the last Commu- 
nication of the Grand Lodge, — the bill and receipts for which are in the 
possession of the Grand Treasurer, with all other books and papers belonging 
to the Grand Lodge. 

A number of respectable brethren have recently been holding meetings in 
San Francisco, preliminary to the establishment of a French Lodge in that 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. G5 

city, and an application for a Charter will be duly presented during your ap- 
proaching session. 

The contemplated absence of the Grand Secretary will preclude the possi- 
bility of his attending, hereafter, to the duties of his office ; and it will there- 
fore be necessary to supply his place by the election of another brother. 

With the most sincere and earnest wishes for the continued prosperity of 
our Order generally, but more especially within the limits of the jurisdiction 
of your worshipful body, I have the honor to subscribe myself, 

With fraternal respect, 

JOHN H. GIHON, Grand Secretary. 

Which communication was ordered to be laid upon the table for the 
present. 

The Committee on Credentials reported that Bro. L. B. Mizner 
was the legally appointed proxy of Bro. B. Robinson, J. W. of Bc- 
nicia Lodge, No. 5; which report was received and concurred in. 

On motion of Bro. T. A. Thomas, it was 

Ordered, That further action under the resolution of yesterday afternoon, 
fixing the time for the election of Grand Officers, be postponed. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 3 o'clock, this afternoon. 



hi (Bxanb Cofcge. 



Afternoon Session, \ 

Wednesday, May 7 th, A. L. 5851. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 3 o'clock, P. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

On motion of Bro. P. A. Brinsmade, the report of the Grand Mas- 
ter was ordered to be entered upon the minutes ; as much thereof as 
relates to affairs without this jurisdiction, was referred to the Committee 
on Foreign Correspondence ; and that portion which refers to uniformity 
of work, was referred to a special committee of seven. 

The Grand Master named the the following brethren as the special 

committee — 

) Bro. P. A. Brinsmade, 
" T.A.Thomas, 
" J. A. Tutt, 
" E. F.W.Ellis/ 
u B. S.Olds, 
" B. D. Hyam, 
" A. Hollub. 



On Uniformity of Work: 

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66 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. \_^y, 

On motion of Bro. T. A. Thomas, the report of the Grand Secre- 
tary was referred to the Committee on Finance and Accounts. 

The Deputy Grand Master presented the following report : — 

To the M.'.W:. Grand Lodge of California: — 

Since the last Communication of this Grand Lodge, I have granted Dispen- 
sations to La Fayette Lodge, at Nevada City, and to Eureka Lodge, at Gray 
Eagle ; the petitions for each having been recommended by Lodges in Sacra- 
mento City. La Fayette Lodge was organized and working nnder a Charter 
from the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin until the destruction of Nevada City by 
fire in March last, when the Charter was lost, leaving a great deal of unfin- 
ished work on hand, which I considered a good and sufficient reason for grant- 
ing a Dispensation. The Dispensation of Eureka Lodge was returned to 
me without any organization, the brethren not having had time to effect one, 
previous to this Communication of the Grand Lodge. It is the wish of the 
brethren to have the Dispensation continued until the next Communication. 

J. A. TUTT, Deputy Grand Master. 

Which report was ordered to be entered upon the minutes. 
The Grand Treasurer presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The total receipts ^and disbursements on account of the Grand Lodge, 
during the past year, have been as follows : — 

RECEIPTS. 

1850, Nov. 28, Receipts, as per last report, $1732 00 

1851, April 12, Cash from Grand Secretary, 1" 

a " 14, Cash from California Lodge, No. 1, for dues, 22 

Making, in the whole, the sum of. $2,108 73 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

1850, May 31, Cash paid for printing, as per voucher No. 1, $150 00 

« <• " « " « " No. 2 2SI 

" Nov. 28, " u " " No. 3, 48 00 

" " « " " " " No. 4, 25 00 

" " " " " " " No. 5, 1 ■ 

" « » " " " " No. 6, 32: 

« « " " " « «< No. 7. 

" Dec. 31, " " « u No. 8, 200 00 

Balance in the hands of the Grand Treasurer, 

$2108 7i 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

L. STOWELL, Grand Treasurer. 

Which report was ordered to be entered upon the minutes. 

The Committee on Credentials further reported the following legal 

proxies : — 

Bro. L. Stowell, for J. Van De Water, J. W. California, No. 1 ; 
" A. Martin, " E. J. Willis, ' W. M. Sutter, " I 

" J. Penman, " PI. A. Schoolcraft, J. W. Sutter, " 0. 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 67 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

A communication from the Grand Lodge of New York was received 
and referred to the Committee on Foreign Correspondence. 

The Committee on By-Laws reported that they had examined the 
By-Laws of Tehama Lodge, No. 3, and Benicia Lodge, No. 5, and 
having found them in conformity with the Constitution of the Grand 
Lodge, recommended their approval : and that they had also examined 
the By-Laws of Marysvitte Lodge, No. 9, and recommended their ap- 
proval, with such amendments as are noted on the margin thereof. 
Which report was received and concurred in, with the exception 
that the last clause of Sec. 1, Art. III. of the By-Laws of Tehama 
Lodge, was ordered to be stricken out. 

The Committee on Finance and Accounts reported the following 
amounts due to the Grand Lodge, according to the returns thus far 
received, viz. : — 

From California - Lodge, No. 1, $117 00 

" Tehama " " 3, 83 14 

" Benicia " u 5, 116 98 

" Davy Crockett u " 7, 52 00 

" Marysville " " 9, 43 00 

" Yount " U. D., 9 00 

" Sonoma " " 5 00 $426 12 

The Committee on the Revision of the Constitution was instructed 
to report, to-morrow morning, such amendments as they may deem ad- 
visable to be acted upon at the next semi-annual Communication ; and 
Bro. B. D. Hyam was added to said Committee. 

Bro. J. R. Crandall offered the following preamble and resolu- 
tion : — 

Whereas, La Fayette Lodge, at Nevada City, was organized under a Char- 
ter from the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin, and under this organization received 
petitions in the way prescribed by the Constitutions of Masonry ; and where- 
as, in consequence of the late fire at Nevada City, the Masonic Hall and fur- 
niture, with tke Charter of said Lodge, were destroyed ; and ivhereas, said 
La Fayette Lodge has applied t this Grand Lodge for a Charter, which has 
been granted, under the name of Nevada Lodge, No. 13 ; therefore, it is 

Resolved, That said Lodge be permitted to finish the work commenced un- 
der the Charter from Wisconsin, and make returns for the same to this 
Grand Lodge. 

Which preamble and resolution was adopted. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 9 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning. 

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In (Bxanb £ob%t. 

Morning Session, ) 

Thursday, May 8th, A. L. 5851. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 9 o'clock, A. M. ; the Grand 
Master presiding. 

The minutes of the preceding sessions were read and approved. 

The Committee on By-Laws reported that they had examined the 
By-Laws of Jennings Lodge, No. 4, and having found them in con- 
formity with the Constitution of the Grand Lodge, recommended their 
approval : which report was received and concurred in. 

Bro. J. R. Crandall, from the Committee on the Revision of the 
Constitution, presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The committee appointed to revise the Constitution of this Grand Lodge, 
beg respectfully to report, that they have, with great care, prepared the follow- 
ing amendments thereto, which are recommended to your consideration. 

They propose to amend Article L, so that it shall read : — 

11 STYLE AND TITLE. 

Section 1. The style and title of this Grand Lodge shall be, ' The Grand 
Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, of the State of California.' " 
To amend Article II., so that it shall read : — 

" RANK AND TITLE OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS. 

Section 1. The Grand Lodge shall consist of the following officers and 
members : — The Most Worshipful Grand Master, The Right Worshipful Dep- 
uty Grand Master, The Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden, The Right 
Worshipful Junior Grand Warden, The Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer, 
The Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, The Right Worshipful Grand Chap- 
lain, a Grand Marshal, a Grand Standard Bearer, a Grand Sword Bearer, a 
Senior Grand Deacon, a Junior Grand Deacon, two Grand Stewards, a 
Grand Tyler, and such other officers as the Grand Lodge, from time to time, 
may elect or appoint ; together with the Most Worshipful Past Grand Mas- 
ters, Right Worshipful Past Deputy Grand Masters, Right Worshipful Past 
Grand Wardens, Right Worshipful Past Grand Treasurers, Right Worshipful 
Past Grand Secretaries, who remain members of Lodges under this jurisdic- 
tion, and the Masters and Wardens, for the time being, of the several 
chartered and constituted Lodges under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge, 
or their legally appointed proxies ; and the Past Masters, members of Lodges 
under the jurisdiction of this. Grand Lodge." 

To amend Article III., so as to read : — 

" MEETINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 

Section 1. The regular Communications of the Grand Lodge shall be held 
in Sacramento City, or at such place as the Grand Lodjre may from time to 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 69 

time designate, on the first Tuesday in May and November, in each year 5 
and the election of Grand Officers shall take place at the semi-annual meet- 
ings in the month of May." 

Your committee recommend that Section 2, of this Article, be retained. 

To amend Article IV., so as to read : — 

" ELECTION OP GRAND OFFICERS. 

Section 1. The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Right Worshipful Deputy 
Grand Master, Right Worshipful Senior and Junior Grand Wardens, Right 
Worshipful Grand Treasurer, and Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, shall 
be elected annually, by ballot, after the other business of the Lodge shall be 
completed, and shall hold their offices until their successors are duly elected 
and installed. A majority of all the votes cast at an election for Grand 
Officers, shall be necessary for a choice. All other Grand Officers shall be 
appointed in such manner as the Grand Lodge may direct." 

Your committee recommend that Section, 2, of this Article, be retained. 

To amend Article V., so as to read : — 

" VOTING. 

Section 1. Each of the Grand Officers, for the time being, when present 
at a meeting of the Grand Lodge, shall be entitled to a vote: Past Grand 
Masters and Past Deputy Grand Masters, to a vote collectively : Past Senior 
and Junior Grand Wardens, to a vote collectively : Past Grand Treasurers 
and Secretaries, to a vote collectively : each Lodge to three votes by its prop- 
er officers, or, in their absence, by their proxy or proxies : and Past Masters 
of each Lodge under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, to one vote col- 
lectively. No member, in his own right, shall be entitled to more than one vote." 

Your committee recommend that Sections 2, 3, and 4, of this Article, be 
stricken out. 

To amend Article VI., so as to read : — 

" standing committees. 

Section 1. At each meeting of the Grand Lodge, the Grand Master, or 
presiding officer, shall appoint the following committees, each to consist of 
not less than three, nor more than five members, viz. : a Committee on Cre- 
dentials ; a Committee on Grievances ; a Committee on Unfinished Business ; 
a Committee on Finance and Accounts ; a Committee on Foreign Corres- 
pondence ; a Committee on Dispensations and Charters ; and a Committee 
on By-Laws." 

To amend Article VII., so as to read : — 

" GRAND OFFICERS. 

Section 1. The Most Worshipful Grand Master, or the Right Worshipful 
Deputy Grand Master, may, either of them, upon the petition of seven or move 
Master Masons, properly recommended by the nearest or most convenient 
Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, working under a Charter, grant Dis- 
pensations to form new Lodges within the limits of this State, or in the ad- 
joining Territories where no Grand Lodge exists ; which Dispensation shall be 
returnable at the next regular Communication of the Grand Lodge, when the 
Grand Lodge may order perpetual Charters, or continue the Dispensations 
until the next regular meeting of the Grand Lodge." 

Your committee recommend that Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, of this Article, 
be retained ; and that Section 7 thereof be amended so as to read : — 

u Sec. 7. The Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer, prior to their in- 
stallation, shall execute respectively, to the Grand Master, or, in his absence, 
to the Deputy Grand Master, for the time being, to the use of the Grand Lodge, 
a bond, with such security, and for such sum, as the Grand Master, or, in his 

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absence, the Deputy Grand Master, may approve, conditioned for the faithful 
discharge of their respective duties." 

Your committee recommend that Section 8, of this Article, be retained. 

To amend Article VIII., so as to read : — 

" POWERS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 

Section. 1. The Grand Lodge may grant Charters for new Lodges, to be 
located within the limits of its jurisdiction, to a competent number of worthy 
brethren applying : Provided, that no new Lodge shall be established by 
Dispensation or otherwise, except upon the recommendation of the Lodge 
nearest or most convenient to the place of the proposed new Lodge. And pro- 
vided further, that in case there are two or more Lodges in the same town or 
place nearest or most convenient to said proposed location, the recommenda- 
tion of either of them shall be deemed sufficient. 

Sec. 2. The Grand Lodge shall have full and complete appellant and cor- 
rective powers in all cases relative to the fraternity* within its jurisdiction ; and 
it shall have power to assess upon its subordinate Lodges such contribu- 
tions, from time to time, as the good of the Order may require." 

Your committee recommend that Section 3, of this Article, be stricken out. 

To amend Article IX., so as to read : — 

•'revenue. 

Section. 1. The fee for instituting a subordinate Lodge shall be one hund- 
red and twenty-five dollars, seventy-five dollars of which shall be paid on 
the issuing of a Dispensation, and fifty dollars when the Charter is granted ; 
but upon the issuing of a Charter, in a case where no previous Dispensation 
shall have been granted, the whole amount of one hundred and twenty-five 
dollars shall be required. And every Lodge, upon receipt of its Charter, 
shall pay to the Grand Secretary the sum of twenty-five dollars for engrossing 
the same, and affixing thereto the seal of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 2. Each Lodge shall pay into the treasury of the Grand Lodge the 
sum of one dollar for every degree conferred upon candidates,, the sum of one 
dollar for every adjoining member, and the sum of one dollar, semi-annual- 
ly, for each contributing member/' 

Your committee recommend that Sections 3 and 4, of this Article, be re- 
tained. 

To amend Article X., so as to read : — 

" SUBORDINATE LODGES. 

Section. 1. Every subordinate Lodge shall elect its officers annually, by 
ballot, by a majority of the votes of the members present, at the stated meeting 
next preceding the anniversary of St. John the Evangelist, (except in cases 
hereinafter provided,) who shall be installed on the evening of their election, 
or as soon thereafter as practicable, and shall retain their respective offices 
until their successors in office shall be elected and duly installed/' 

Your committee recommend that Sections 2, 3, and 4, of this Article, be 
retained, and that Sections 5 and 6 be amended so as to read : — 

u Sec 5. No Lodge shall confer the three degrees in Masonry for a less 
sum than seventy-five dollars ; and the fee for each degree, as may be reg- 
ulated by the Lodge, shall be invariably paid in advance. 

Sec. 6. All applications for initiation or membership shall be made in 
writing, at a stated meeting of the Lodge ; but shall not be acted upon until 
after the expiration of two weeks, and then only at a regular meeting. Nor 
shall there be conferred more than one degree upon the same candidate at 
any one meeting of the Lodge ; and no Lodge shall confer the degrees upon 
more than five candidates at any one meeting." 

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Your committee recommend that Sections 7 and 8, of this Article, be re- 
tained, and that Section 9 be so amended as to read : — 

fi Sec. 9. It is not competent for any Lodge to expel or suspend a member 
from all the rights and privileges of Masonry for the non-payment of dues ; 
but any member, who shall have neglected to make payment of his dues for 
the space of six months, except in case of protracted illness, or absence from 
the State, may be summoned to appear before the Lodge to show cause why 
his name should not be stricken from the roll of members. And any Mason, 
whose name shall be stricken from the roll, shall not be received as a member 
of any other Lodge, until he shall have paid up all arrearages to the Lodge of 
which he was last a member, or in case of the non-existence of said Lodge, 
to the Grand Lodge." 

Your committee recommend that Sections 10 and 11, of this Article, be 
retained, and that Section 12 be amended so as to read : — 

" Sec. 12. No appeal from any decision of the Master of a Lodge shall be 
taken to the body of the Lodge ; but five or more members of any sub- 
ordinate Lodge may prefer charges against the Master of said Lodge, to 
the Grand or Deputy Grand Master, who, upon the hearing of said charges, 
shall, if he deem necessary, suspend said Master from the exercise of the 
duties of his office until the next semi-annual Communication." 

Your committee recommend that Section 13, of this Article, be retained, 
and that the following section be added thereto : — 

" Sec. 14. On the rejection of an applicant for initiation or membership, 
by any Lodge under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, the Secretary of 
said Lodge shall forthwith notify all the Lodges in, said jurisdiction thereof, 
and no Lodge shall be allowed to receive his petition short of one year from 
such rejection." 

To amend Article, XL so as to read : — 

11 miscellaneous. 

" Section 1. (To remain as at present.) 

Sec 2. In case of the forfeiture of the Charter, or dissolution, from any 
cause whatever, of a Lodge, all its books, papers, jewels, funds, and other 
property, shall be forfeited to the Grand Lodge ; and it shall be the duty of 
the Grand Master or Grand Secretary to take possession of the same." 

Your committee recommend that Sections 3 and 4, of this Article, be re- 
tained. 

To substitute the following for Article XII. : — 

" DEFINITIONS. 

Section 1. The regular meeting of subordinate Lodges, referred to in 
this Constitution, shall not be construed to mean any other than the meeting 
specified in the By-Laws of the Lodge; and no adjourned or called meeting 
shall be considered to be part of said regular meeting. 

Sec. 2. A Past Master is only one who has been regularly elected and 
installed, and has served for one term as Worshipful Master of a Lodge/' 

Your committee lastly recommend that Article XII., of the present Con- 
stitution, be altered to Article XIIL, to read as follows : — 
" amendments and alterations. 

Section 1. Any proposed amendment or alteration of this Constitution may 
be presented, in writing, to the Grand Lodge at a semi-annual meeting, by the 
representatives of three subordinate Lodges ; and, if sanctioned by a majority 
of the members present, shall be published with the minutes as a subject for 
future action ; and upon its adoption at the next regular Communication of 

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72 GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. \M a V) 

the Grand Lodge, by a vote of a majority of the members present, the same 

shall become a part of this Constitution. M 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. R. CRANDALL, \ 
B. S. OLDS, \ 

P. A. BRINSMADE, ! 

A. HOLLUB, / 
E. F. W. ELLIS, I n 
J. H. RALSTON, > Oammittee. 
R. SEMPLE, 
L. B. MIZNER, 
R. CLARK, 

B. D. HYAM, 

Which report was received, and, having been taken up by sections, 
was concurred in as presented. 

A continuance of the Dispensation of Eureka Lodge, at Grey Ea- 
gle, as recommended by the Deputy Grand Master, was ordered. 

A communication was received from Tuolumne Lodge, No. S, con- 
taining the Report and By-Laws of said Lodge, which was appropri- 
ately referred. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 2 o'clock, this afternoon. 



Afternoon Session, } 

Thursday, May 8th, A. L. 5851. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 2 o'clock, P. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

Bro. R. Semple, from the Committee on By-Laws, presented the 
following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee have again examined the By-Laws of Tehama Lodge, No. 
3, re-committed to them, and finding that the last clause of Article IX., Sec- 
tion 1, is contrary to the Constitution of the Grand Lodge, the) 7 recommend 
that it be stricken out. They have also examined the By-Laws of Tuolumne 
Lodge, No. 8, and recommend that such portions of them as are marked, be 
stricken out, and the remainder approved. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

R. Semple, ) n ... 

J. H. Ralston, } CommMee - 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE 01* CALIFORNIA. 73 

On motion of Bro. E. F. W. Ellis, it was 

Ordered, That a special committee of three be appointed to prepare By- 
Laws and Rules for the government of this Grand Lodge, to report at the 
next semi-annual Communication. 

The Grand Master named the following brethren as the committee — 

[ Bro. E. F. W. Ellis, 
On By-Laws and Rides of the Grand Lodge :.. < " B. D. Hyam, 

( " P, A. Brinsmade. 

Bro. P. A. Brinsmade, from the Committee on Uniformity of 
Work, presented the following report : — 

To the M,\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee, to whom was referred so much of the communication of 
the Grand Master, as relates to the establishment of a uniform system of 
work for the Lodges under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, have duly 
considered the subject, and respectfully report : — 

That they can suggest no mode for accomplishing the ©bject, admitted on 
all accounts to be most desirable and necessary, but by oral instruction to be 
delivered by lectures to the several subordinate Lodges, from Grand Lectur- 
ers duly appointed and approved by the Grand Lodge ; and, inasmuch as the 
field to be traveled over is so broad in its geographical extent, as to render 
the visitation of the several Lodges almost impossible to any one Lecturer, 
your committee recommend the nomination and appointment, at the present 
session, of three Grand Lecturers, who will be expected to agree upon a sys* 
tern of work to be communicated by them in their lectures, and to divide the 
Lodges under this jurisdiction to suit the convenience of their visitations ; 
and also to notify the several Lodges of the time and terms upon which lec- 
tures may be had by all Lodges desirous of receiving them. 

Your committee would suggest that such compensation for traveling ex- 
penses and time, as may be satisfactory to the several Lecturers, be paid by 
the Lodges which may receive the benefit of lectures, so that no charge shall 
fall upon the Grand Lodge. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

P. A. Brinsmade, 

T. A. Thomas, 

J. A. Tutt, 

E. F. W„ Ellis, \ Committee. 

B. S. Olds, 

B. D. HyaMj 

A. HOLLUB, 

Which report was received and concurred in, and the committee was 
discharged; and, on motion of Bro. J. H. Kalston, the Grand Master 
was authorized to appoint the Grand Lecturers contemplated in the 
foregoing report. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence was granted further time 
to report. 

Bro. J. H. Ralston offered the following resolution : — 
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74 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

Resolved, That the Grand Lodge proceed to the election of Grand Officers 
for the ensuing Masonic year, at half past 5 o'clock, P. M., this day. 

Which was adopted. 

Bro. J. A. Tutt offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That each Lodge under this jurisdiction shall transmit a copy of 
its By-Laws to the Grand Secretary, to be filed in his office, after being ap- 
proved by the Grand Lodge. 

Which was adopted. 

Bro. P. A. Brinsmade offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That this Grand Lodge adopt, as the true meaning of Section 2, 
of Article V. of the Constitution : That the legal representative of any Lodge, 
represented in this Grand Lodge, shall cast the three votes to which the Lodge 
is entitled. 

Which was adopted. 

The hour designated for the election of Grand Officers having now 
arrived, that business was proceeded with; and at its termination, the 
Grand Master declared the following officers elected for the ensuing 
Masonic year : — 

W:. Grand Master ; 
W.\ Deputy Grand Master ; 
W.\ Senior Grand Warden; 
W.'. Junior Grand, Warden ; 
W.\ Grand Treasurer ; 
R.\ W.\ Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 8 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning. 

J. PENMAN, Grand Secretary, pro tern. 



Bro. 


John A. Tutt,. 


Mr. 


a 


B. D. Hyam, 


R.\ 


a 


E. F. W. Ellis, 


R.\ 


a 


B. S. Olds, 


R.\ 


a 


T. A. Thomas, 


R.\ 


a 


Levi Stowell, 


R.\ 



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Morning Session, ) 

Friday, May 9th, A. L. 5851. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 8 o'clock, A. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

The minutes of the sessions of yesterday were read and approved. 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 75 

The Grand Master installed the Mr. W.-. John A. Tutt, as his 
successor in the office of Grand Master ; and he installed the other 
Grand Officers elect. 

Bro. B. D. Hyam, from the Committee on Finance and Accounts, 
presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W:. Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee beg leave respectfully to report, that they have examined 
the books and accounts of the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer, and 
the returns of the Lodges under this jurisdiction, and find as follows : — 

Balance in hands of the Grand Treasurer, $338 73 

Received by the Grand Secretary, pro tern., 479 00 $817 73 

Due from Tehama Lodge, No. 3, 103 37 

" " Jennings u " 4, 174 13 

" " Benicia li u 5, 124 98 

* " Sutter " " 6, . 173 00 575 48 

Total amount on hand and due, $1393 21 

They find no returns from Western Star Lodge, No. 2, and recommend 
that any dues now owing may be remitted to said Lodge, or that further time 
be granted for the payment of the same. 

San Jose and Willamette Lodges have not furnished any returns ; and the 
returns from Tuolumne Lodge being very imperfect, it is recommended that 
they be returned by the Grand Secretary for revision. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

B. D. Hyam, ] 

B. S. Olds, > Committee. 

E. F. W. Ellis, ) 

Which report was received; as much thereof as relates to delin- 
quent Lodges was laid on the table for the present; the remainder was 
concurred in ; and it was 

Ordered that the dues of Western Star Lodge No. 2, be remitted. 
Bro. J. D. Stevenson offered the following resolutions : — 

Resolved, That the Regalia of the Grand Lodge of the State of California 
shall be, for all Grand Officers, a collar and apron of royal purple, trimmed 
with gold lace, one and a half inches wide, with the appropriate Jewel of the 
station. The proper Regalia of Past Grand Officers, shall be a white apron, 
trimmed with gold lace, one and a half inches in width ; and for the Past 
Grand Master, if he wears a Jewel, the collar shall be of white, and trimmed 
as above. 

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to fix the size of the apron and 
width of collar, and inquire the whole cost of furnishing the entire Regalia 
and necessary furniture for the Grand Lodge ; — to report at the next semi-an- 
nual Communication. 

Which were adopted, and the Grand Master named the following 
brethren as the committee — 

{Bro. J. D. Stevenson, 
" Lev^Stowel?' 
" T. A. Thomas. 
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76 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

Bro. W. Keynolds appeared as proxy for the Senior Warden of 
California Lodge, No. 1, and was admitted to a seat. 

On motion of Bro. L. Stowell, it was 

Ordered, That the addresses of the Grand Officers be printed with the pro- 
ceedings of the Grand Lodge. 

The Grand Master announced the following committee — 

Bro. Levi Stowell, 
lt P. A. Brinsmade, 

On Foreign Correspondence: \ " L cha?le?&n, 

u T. A. Thomas, 
a J. D. Stevenson. 

Bro. J. H. Kalston offered the following resolutions : — 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be tendered to the late 
Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bro. J. D. Stevenson, for the zeal, fidelity, 
and ability displayed by him in the discharge of his varied and important 
duties, during the time he has presided over this Grand Lodge. 

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to procure and present to him a 
suitable Jewel, as a memento of our high appreciation of his services as the 
First Most Worshipful Grand Master of the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of Free 
and Accepted Masons of the State of California. 

Which were adopted, and the Grand Master named the following 
brethren as the committee—^ 

f Bro. J. H. Ralston, 
| " P. A. Brinsmade, 

To procure a Past Grand Master* s Jewel : -{ " Levi Stowell, 

u Charles Gilman, 
L " Adolphus Hollub. 

The Grand Master also announced the following committee — 

fBro. B. D. Hyam, 

* n r st j " E. F. W. Ellis, 

On By-Laws of Lodges:..., A cl RA . Brinsma ^ 

[ " Levi Stowell. 

Ordered, That the committee on Foreign Correspondence assist the Grand 
Secretary in preparing the proceedings of this Communication for publica- 
tion. 

On motion, Bro. J. Penman was voted the sum of one hundred dol- 
lars, for services rendered to the Grand Lodge as Secretary at this Com- 
munication. 

The following bills were read and ordered to be paid : — 

Grand Tyler, for services, stationery, etc., $69 00 

Expenses of Bro. J. D. Stevenson, as G. Master, 48 00 

il of the Grand Treasurer, 48 00 $165 00 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 

The Grand Master then announced the following appointments for 
the ensuing Masonic year : — 

As Grand Chaplain, Bro. John Penmam, of Tehama Lodge, No 3. 

" Grand Marshal, " L. B. Mizner, il Benicia " u 5. 

u Grand Standard Bearer,.. u B. B. Norman, " Benicia " u 5. 

11 Grand Sword Bearer, u Wm. Reynolds, u California " u 1. 

11 Senior Grand Deacon, " W. D. Deering, " Yount u "12. 

" Junior Grand Deacon, ,.... il Robert Semple, " Benicia a " 5. 

u n , e . , f " J. M. Koon, " Tehama " a 3. 

Grand Steioards, j M p RESLEY d^^ « Jcnm - n ^ <i * 4 . 

u Grand Tyler, " A.C.Harrison, " Tehama " M 3. 

( H E. F. W. Ellis, " Nevada " " 13. 

" Grand Lecturers, J u Adolph. Hollub, " Jennings " u 4, 

[ u 0. J. Preston, " California %t M 1. 

On motion of Bro. T. A. Thomas, it was 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary have printed one hundred blank Dis- 
pensations, for the use of the Grapd Lodge. 

The following resolutions, offered by Bro. L. Stowell, were adopt- 
ed : — 

Resolved, That every subordinate Lodge, under the jurisdiction of this 
Grand Lodge, be required to have read in open Lodge, on thp first meeting 
after their reception, the proceedings of the Grand Lodge, as well as every 
circular issued by the Grand Secretary. 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary, when communicating to the respective 
Grand Lodges with whom a correspondence is preserved, the result of any 
election of Officers of this Grand Lodge wherein a change may have been made, 
shall accompany the same with the signatures of the Grand Master, Deputy 
Grand Master, and Grand Wardens, written with their own proper hand, and 
duly authenticated under the seal of this Grand Lodge, together with a request 
to each and every such Grand Lodge, that they will, hereafter, as often as by 
any change of Grand Officers it may become important, furnish this Grand 
Lodge with a similar document. 

Resolved, That hereafter it shall be the duty of the Master of each subordi- 
nate Lodge within this jurisdiction, immediately upon the death of a regular 
member of the same, in good standing, to have a record of said death entered 
upon the Lodge-book of his Lodge, and to report the same to the Grand Sec- 
retary ; who shall thereupon transmit to the Master of said Lodge, a Grand 
Lodge Diploma, filled up with the name of the deceased brother, free of ex- 
pense, for the benefit of his widow and orphans, or either. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be tendered to Bro. Chas. 
VV. Moore, for the presentation to this Grand Lodge of a copy of his Masonic 
Trestle-Board. 

Resolved, That the Grand Treasurer be authorized to pay such bills as may 
become due during the recess, for printing, postage, salary, stationery, and 
other expenditures growing out of the proceedings of this Grand Lodge, they 
being first approved by the Grand or Deputy Grand Master. 

Bro. J. H. Ralston offered the following preamble and resolu- 
tion : — 

Whereas, it has been represented to this Grand Lodge, that La Fayette 

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78 GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. [^y, 

Lodge, in Oregon, working under a Dispensation from this Grand Lodge, de- 
sires a Charter to be issued ; therefore — 

Resolved, That a Charter be furnished, upon the presentation to and ap- 
proval of their work by the Grand Master or Grand Secretary, and upon the 
payment of the requisite fees. 

Which was adopted. 

Bro. A. Hollub offered the following preamble and resolution : — 

Whereas, Jennings Lodge, No. 4, has been laboring under pecuniary em- 
barrassment on account of the extension of charity to brethren not members 
of said Lodge ; and whereas, the effect of such embarrassment retards the 
progress of said Lodge ; therefore — 

Resolved, That the dues of said Lodge be and are hereby remitted. 

Which was adopted. 

Bro. J. D. Stevenson offered the following preamble and resolu- 
tion : — 

Whereas, Several of the Lodges undef this jurisdiction, and the members 
thereof, by their great liberality to stranger brethren, sick and in distress, have 
become indebted in greater amounts than they are able to pay ; therefore — 

Resolved, That a committee of seven (of which the Grand Master to be 
chairman) be appointed to address a circular to other Grand and subordinate 
Lodges, setting forth the amount and nature of the embarrassments aforesaid, 
for what causes incurred, and the amount and nature of the relief afforded, etc.; 
which circular shall be published with the proceedings of this Grand Lodge. 

Which was adopted. 

The Grand Master named the the following brethren as the commit- 
tee — 

/'Bro. J. D. Stevenson, 
" L. Stowell, 
n n- i An " T. A. Thomas, 

On Circular Address: j M p. A . Brinsmade, 

H B. Jennings, 
" E.J.Willis. 

On motion of Bro. B. F. W. Ellis, it was 

Resolved, That Western Star Lodge, No. 2, be permitted to remove its place 
of meeting from Benton City to Shasta City, provided a majority of its mem- 
bers be in favor thereof. 

On motion of Bro. P. A. Brinsmade, it was 

Resolved, That two hundred and fifty copies of the proceedings of this 
Communication be printed under the direction of the Grand Secretary, for 
distribution, and that the Grand Treasurer pay the expenses of the same. 

The Grand Master announced that the Lodges for which Charters 
have been ordered at this Communication, are 

Yount - Lodge, No. 12, at Napa ; 

Nevada " " 13, " Nevada ; 

Temple u u 14, " Sonoma ; 

La Fayette " " 15, " La Fayette, 0. T. 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE 5F CALIFORNIA. 79 

The Grand Secretary announced the following amounts received from 
the various Lodges by him, at this Communication : — 

From California - Lodge, No. 1, $117 00 

" Tehama " " 3, 83 00 

" Davy Crockett " " 7, 52 00 

" Marxjsville " u 9, 43 00 

" Yount " " 12, 59 00 

" Temple il " 14, 125 00 

" Eureka " U. D., 75 00 $554 00 

There being no further business, after prayer by the Grand Chap- 
lain, the Grand Lodge of California was closed in simple JFonn. 

JOHN A. TUTT, Grand Master. 
L. Stowell, Grand Secretary. 

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CIRCULAR ADDRESS. 

(©rtaeir to fo $\Mix\)t}& toil!) tit $x*m1tirt%z.) 



To the M.\ W.\ Grand Masters, Wardens, and Brethren of the Grand Lodges 
of the United States and of Europe, and to the W.\ Masters, Officers, 
and Brethren of the subordinate Lodges under their respective jurisdic- 
tions : — 
At the Annual Communication of the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of the S^ate 
of California, the following resolution was unanimously adopted : — 

" Whereas, Several of the Lodges under this jurisdiction, and the members thereof. 
by their great liberality to their stranger brethren, have become indebted for greater 
amounts than they are able to pay j therefore — 

u Resolved, That a committee of seven be appointed to address a circular to other 
Grand and subordinate Lodges, setting forth the amount and nature of the embarrass- 
ments aforesaid, and for what causes incurred, which circular shall be published with the 
proceedings of this Grand Lodge." 

The undersigned were appointed that committee, and in the discharge of 
their duties, beg your indulgence to state : That at an early period in the his- 
tory of the immense emigration into this new country from every State in the 
Union, and from every part of Europe, it was found that vast numbers came 
without any adequate knowledge of the nature or extent of the wants to which 
they would become exposed in the prosecution of the mining enterprises which 
they came to pursue, as well as without any idea of the causes which have 
been found to. operate in breaking down their health and constitutions. They 
came most lamentably unsupplied with any other means of providing for their 
necessities than their capacities far labor. It therefore happened in the autumn 
of 1849, and the succeeding winter, that large numbers were compelled to 
leave the mining districts, and repair to Sacramento City for medical advice, 
and for attendance in sickness. As a considerable number of such sick and des- 
titute persons were members of the Masonic Fraternity, they naturally and of 
right made their condition known to their brethren, then established at that 
place. 

Under a most generous impulse, and a lively sense of their obligations, the 
brethren undertook to institute a sanitary establishment, that should supply the 
place of a hospital. At that time, municipal government had not been organ- 
ized, and public affairs were conducted chiefly on the voluntary principle. So 
it was in the case of the health establishment set up by the Masons. They found, 
however, that the demands upon them were, in the course of a few months, in- 
creased to an extent greater than they had anticipated, and greater than their 
own means, and the contributions which they could collect, would enable 
them to meet. They could not, however, go back, nor could they abandon 
the sufferers whom they had been obliged to receive, and whose numbers 
were greatly multiplied by the distress caused by the freshet which swept over 
the City in the winter of 1849-'50. As a consequence, they made themselves 
liable for an amount of bills, the payment of which would reduce some of 
them to absolute indigence. They raised and paid, for the purposes above 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 81 

stated, over thirty-two thousand dollars, and are now in arrears about fourteen 
thousand dollars. 

For that, they feel justified in calling upon the Grand and subordinate 
Lodges of the Fraternity, to aid in relieving them. No record has been kept 
by which it can be known what exact amount any one sufferer received, be- 
longing to any particular Lodge, of all that have been provided for. But this 
is certain ; no sick, destitute and suffering brother has been permitted to suffer 
or die in their midst, uncared for. The noble generosity and disinterested- 
ness with which a few Masons in one of our new cities have contributed so 
largely to the wants of the brethren coming in upon them from all parts of the 
civilized world, has afforded a brilliant illustration to the world of the excel- 
lence and strength of our principles, and has been most effective in commend- 
ing our Order to the respect of those who are not of us. Inasmuch as the 
effort has produced a common good, and its benefits have reached members of 
such a great number of Lodges, it seems but right that the existing pecuniary 
obligations should be discharged by a common effort of Masons . 

This circular is therefore designed to appeal to the several subordinate Lodg- 
es, for a contribution from each, of from five to ten dollars, or more, as their cir- 
cumstances shall warrant ; to be forwarded through the Secretaries of their re- 
spective Grand Lodges, to be concentrated in the hands of the Grand Secretary 
of the Grand Lodge of New York, in New York City, and by him transmitted 
to the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of California, or through any more 
direct channel, as may be most convenient. 

Brethren, we do not think we ask too much, nor can we doubt you will give a 
prompt response to this appeal in behalf of these noble few, who have become 
embarrassed by their devotion to those who have acquired in your Lodges the 
right to value upon their brethren on these Western shores. 
Respectfully and fraternally, 

JOHN A. TUTT, 

J. D. STEVENSON, 

L. STOWELL, 

T. A. THOMAS, Committee. 

P. A. BRINSMADE, 

B. JENNINGS, 

E. J. WILLIS,; 

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RETURNS 

OF THE 

SUBORDINATE LODGES 



UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF 



THE GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA, 



3S£-A."Sr, -A.. L- 5851. 



California Lodge, No. 1. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County* 

Meets every Thursday. 

offic:j t : 5 ^ - 



P. A. Brinsmade, W. Master, 
A. A. Selover, Sen. Warden, 
J. Van De Water, Jun. Warden, 
M. Caspar!, Treasurer, 

L. Stowell, G. Sec. 
J. D. Stevenson, P. G. M. 
J. H. Gihon, P. G. Sec. 
J. Noah, 



Reynolds, Secretary, 
i G. Scott, Sen. Deacon 

. Hoen, Jun. Deacon, 
T. R. Johnson, Tyler. 
Fs.st Masters: 
C. C. iuvcii, P. G.M. of Md. 
T. L. Pickering, 
0. J. Preston, 



Addison, J. E. 
Allen, R. N. 
Anthony, G. W. 
Atkinson, G. D. 
Barnard, J. C. 
Beckett, J. 
Bowie, H. R. 
Cole, R. E. 
Cronin, D. 
Dall, J. H. 
Dorr, E. M. 
De Fiennes, J. B. 
De Liagre, P. 

Geoffrey, L. 

Blood, J. H. 
Brown, H. S. 
Cazneau, T. N. 



Field, S. C. 
Findla, J. 
Geary, J. W. 
Gerke, H. 
Gower, S. J. 
Greene, W. 
Gross, E. 
Hampton, R. B, 



MASTER MASONS: 

Hudson, G. A. 
Korn, T. R. 
Mallet, J. H. 
Meyerowitz, I. 
Middleton, J. 
Monell, G. I. N. 
Morris, G. F. 
Morse, J. B. 



M. Fallon, 
P. Petrovits, 
J. Shannon, 
A. Bartol. 



Harrington, W. T. Murray, H. C. 

Hastings, J. McCarthy, D. 

Haven, J. P. Neeb, J. 

Hoskin, J. Oldfield, W. C. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 
Gerry, S. R. Hoyt, R. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Ewer, F. C. Morton, M. 

Ingram, J. Rabe, W. 



Parker, W. C. 
Pavne, T. 
Rehfisch, M. 
Rogers. A. S. 
Schaffer, M. 
Shepheard, P. W 
Smiley, J. 
Smith, W. C. R. 
Snow, T. 
Tilford, F. 
Ward, I. M. 
Wehler, E. 
Wilson, C. L.-^6$. 

Pollard, A.— 4. 

Stebbins, W. P. C. 
Woods, L C>— 9. 



WITHDRAWN : 

Bassett, P. V. Leining, J. H. Scoofy, P. M. 

Larned, F. S. Northam, E. T. Watters, A. 

Initiated, 15. Passed, 11. Raised, 9. Affiliated, 6. 

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Wingate, R. A. -7. 



5851.] 



GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 



83 



Western Star Lodge, No. 2. 

Benton City, Shasta County. 

No Returns. 



Tehama Lodge, No. 3. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 

Meets first and third Mondays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 

T. A. Thomas, W. Master,- 
L. I. Wilder, Sen. Warden, 
R. H. McDonald, Jun. Warden, 
J Kohlman, Measurer, 

Past Master: ! 
J. A. Tutt, D. G. M. 

MASTER MASONS: 



J. Penman, Secretary, 
J. A. Tutt, Sen. Deacon, 
C. H. Smith, Jun. Deacon, 
, Tyler. 



Beckley, L. 
Beer, J. 
Bigler, J. 
Biley, A. F. 
Biley, A. H. 
Blunt, L. 
Brieger, A. 
Coakley, L. 
Conrad, S. 
Cushing H. 



DeYoung, E. 
Green, M. 
Greenwalt, S. 
Gordon. P. 
Hagan, L. 
Harrison, A. C 
Ish, T. A. 
Johnson, J. N. 
Kalkman, P. 
Kinsey, L. 



Albrecht, A. E. 



Heard, W. T. 



Koon, J. M. 
Lewis, V. P. 
Lowdon, W. Y. 
Marthea, J. E. 
Morrill, J. 
Peebles, C. 
Rowe, C. 
Shepherd, D. M. 
Shoemaker, W. 
Solomon, L. 
FELLOW CRAFTS: 
Bennett, A. A. 

ENTERED APPRENTICE: 

Stockfleth, T.— 1. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Livingston, J. 



Somes, G. W. 
Thompson, A. C. 
Tracy, J. M. 
Tuttle, C. 
Wales, T. P. 
Wetzler, J. 
Wilburn, T. 
Winn, A. M. 
Wolf, L.— 46. 



Wright, G. G.— 3. 



Straus, L. R. — 3. 



Initiated, 13. Passed, 12. Raised, 10. Affiliated, 11. 



Jennings Lodge, No. 4. 

Sacramento, Sacrar , -ia^o County. 

Meets second and fc idays in each month. 

3EJRS 2 

B. Jennings, W. Master, A. Hollub, Secretary, 



J. H. Ralston, Sen. Warden, 

P. Dunlap, Jun. Warden, 

S. S. May, Treasurer, — 

Past Masters: 
B. Jennings, P.G.T. J. H. Ralston, A. Hollub, 

MASTER MASONS : 



Adams, G. W. 
Buckley, D. 
Clemens, W. J. 
Deal,W. G. 
Edwards, E. R. 
Fowler, J. S. 



Gallup, E. K. 
Gillespie, E. F. 
Greenwalt, A. 
Hartt, A. G. 
Hastings, S. C. 
Herstell, L. 



Kewen, E. J. C. 
Latson, A. C. 

McOlure, S. 
Prettyman, W. F, 
Richards, H. T, 
Schwartz, M, 

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-, Sen. Deacon, 
— , Jun. Deacon, 
-, Tyler. 

W. N. Doughty. 

Thiel, H. 

Tweed, 

White, W. S. 
Whiteside, W. B. 
Wright, L. A.— 29. 



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FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Freeman. J. B. Unger, J. — 2. 

WITHDRAWN : 

tfcott, E. N.— 1. 
Initiated, 6. Passed. G. liaised. C> Affiliated. A'. 



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Benicia Lodge, No. 5. 

Benicia, Solano County* 

Meets second and fourth Mondays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 



L. B. Mizner, W. Matter, 
R. Semple, Sen. Warden. 
B. Robinson, Jun. Warden, 
S. Bynum, Treasurer, 



R. B. Norman, Secretary, 

C. Gillis, Sen. Deacon, 

E. H. Von Pfister, Jun. Deacon, 

S. Vaughn, Tyler. 



Fast Master : 

B. D. Hyam. 
MASTER MASONS: 
Dyerly, 0. P. Riddell, A. Stocker, J. T. 

McKay, W. J. R. Robinson, W. Stoneman, G. 

Perry, S. M. Saunders, J. H. Thorpe, M. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Chopson, T. Hyde, E. 

Derby, G. H. Newton, H. B. 

Initiated, 3. Passed, 3 Raised, 3. Affiliated, 1 



Williamson. R. S. 

—19. 



Vines, B. 

Yount. g. c.- 



Sutter Lodge, No. 6. 

Sacramento. Sacramento County. 

Ko Returns. 



Davy Crockett Lodge, No. 7. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays in each month. 



OFFICERS: 



R. Clark, W. Master, 
J. Knowles, Sen. Warden. 
T. H. Walsh, Jun. Warden. 
R. Ross, Treasurer. 



R. D. Kimbrell, Secretary. 

D. B. Grant, Sen. Deacon. 

E. Barry, Jun. Deacon. 
T. R. Johnson. Tyler. 



Past Master: 

A. C. Labatt. 
MASTER MASONS: 



Birdsall, J. M. 
Brown, F. C. 
Charles, G. 
Clement, J. 
Corbett, A. H. 
Craine, W. 
Dunbar, J. 



Gaillaird, E. 
Gronlier, C. 
Howard, W. B. H. 
Jacoby, A. 
Johnson, W. 
Johnston, J. 



Kelly, T. 
Leeke, E. E. 
Lindenberger,T.E. 
Marx, S. 
Murphy, D. W. 
McCabe, A. J. 



Price, W. W. 
Ragsdale, E. B. 
Sterling, J. M. 
Vise, N. 
Wilson. E. F. 
Woods, R. E.— 34. 



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Eastin, A. 
Gorin, G. 



Initiated. 5. 



FELLOW CRAFT: 
McCabe, J. W.— 1. 

WITHDRAWN : 
Knowles, J. 
McQuoid, J. 

Passed, 5. Raised, 4. 



Nelson, G. W. 
Thorpe, J. L.— 6. 

Affiliated, 3. 



Tuolumne Lodge, No. 8. 

Sonora, Tuolumne County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

C. M, RadclifF, W. Master, , Secretary, 



-, Sen. Warden, 
-, Jun. Warden, 
-, Treasurer, 



i Sen. Deacon, 

, Jun. Deacon. 

, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Collins, W. Fitzpatrick, M. Ross, J. McD. Walsingham, F. L. 

Decker, W. H. McFarlane, J. F. Selling, P. —10. 

Evans, G. S. McLean, G. 

ENTERED APPRENTICE: 

Calbreath, J. C.— 1. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Elkins, A. Horr, J. P. Montgomery, T. 

Hamilton, R. H. Mehen, P. Runnels, E. — 6. 



Marysville Lodge, No. 9. 

Marysville^ Yuba County. 

Meets first and third Thursdays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 

A. Maurice, Jr., W. Master, 

B. S. Olds, Sen. Warden, 
H. J. Williams, Jun. Warden, 
J. Burlingame, Treasurer, 

PAST MASTER: 

B. S. Olds. 



IT. P. Haun, Secretary, 
L. W. Taylor, Sen. Deacon, 
S. T. Watts, Jun. Deacon, 
C. B. Mitchell, Tyler. 



Brewster, L. T. 
Covillaud. C. 
Ellet, C. 
Engler, G. 
Field. S. J. 



MASTER MASONS: 

Goodwin, J. O. Mulford. S. B. 



Briceland, J. W. 
Hughes, S. 



Initiated, 4. 



Hand, E. B. Pierce, W. S. 

Hanson, G. M. Pierson, O. H. 

Levy, J. Rueger, J. 

Miles, S. M. Sargent, W. S. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Nelson, W. W. 
Palmer, A. T. 

DIED: 

J. H.Mitchell.— 1. 
Passed, 4. Raised, 4. Affiliated, 4 

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Simmerly, S. 
Smith, J. G. 
Steinhart, L. 
Taylor, R. H. 
Tuttle, C. J.— 28. 

Watkins, H. P.— 5. 



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San Jose Lodge, No. 10. 

San Jose, Santa Clara County. 

No Returns, 



Willamette Lodge, No. U. 

Portland, Oregon Territory. 

Meets second and fourth Saturdays in each month, 

OFFICERS: 

J. Elliot, W. Master, W. S. Caldwell, Secretary, 



L. May, Sen. Warden, 

H. D. 'Bryant, Jun.' Warden, 

D. H. Lownsdale, Treasurer, 



F. A. Clark, Sen. Deacon, 
J. H. Couch, Jun. Deacon, 
N. Delain, Tyler. 
MASTER MASONS : 
Dryer, T. J. King, W. JVI. Try on, D. 

McKinney, F. H. Try on, S. H. 

Robinson, T. G. Ward, I. 

Stark, B. Wilcox, R. 

Stewart, E. Wilson, A. E.— 31. 

Thompson, R. 

FELLOW CRAFTS : 

Burgoyne, G. F. Loomis, J. Newton, N. — 5. 

Couch, J. P. Lynde, J. B. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Avery, J. C. Fulkerson, P. 



Barber, G. W. 

Bell, S. W. 

Butler, J. Y. B 

Chapman, W. W. Goldsmith, J, 

Crosby, W. Hayes, S. 

De Witt, F. 



Flanders, G. H 
Gibbs, G. 



Howard, J. 



Simmons, M. T.— 3. 



WITHDRAWN : 



Colkins, L.H. 
Fisher, W. H. 



Hinman, W. M. 
Hobbs, T. J. 



Long. J. P. 
Russell, F. S. K. 



Palmer, J. N. 
Wrenn, G. P.— 8 



Initiated, 12. Passed, 9. Raised, 4. Affiliated, 1 1. 



Yount Lodge, No. 12. 

Napa, Napa County. 

Meets first and third Fridays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

W. D. Deering, W. Master, W. W. Stillwagon, Secretary, 

J. M. Small, Sen. Warden, J. Mount, Sen. Deacon, 

M. T. McClellan, Jun. Warden, B. Vines, Jun. Deacon, 

G. C. Yount, Treasurer, T. Chopson, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS: 
Kendig, M. H. N. Moody, G. W. McGarry, E. Seawell, J. H.— 12, 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 
Bristol, J. D. Browne, J. E.— 2. 

ENTERED APPRENTICE: 

McKinney, N. — 1. 
Initialed, A. Passed, 3. Raised, J. Affiliated, 1, 

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Nevada Lodge, No. 13. 

Nevada, Nevada County, 

No Returns. 



J. R. Long, W. Master, 
J. Hendly, Sen. Warden, 
M. Rector, Jun. Warden 
S. Akers, Treasurer, 

Burris, W. 



Blakely, J. C 
Cameron, J. 



Temple Lodge, No. 14. 

Sonoma, Sonoma County. 

Meets second and fourth Saturdays in eacli month. 
OFFICERS: 

G. Stoneman, Secretary, 
G. H. Derby? Sen. Deacon, 
B. Hecklin, Jun. Deacon, 
J. Smith, Tyler. 
MASTER MASONS : 

Davison, J. Peabody, E. T. — 11. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Norris, J. Ray, J. G. Tenant, A. — 5. 

Initiated, 5. 



La Fayette Lodge, No. 15. 

La Fayette, Oregon Territory. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 
OFFICERS: 



D. Logan, Secretary, 
H. D. Garrett, Sen. Deacon. 
W. J. Martin, Jun. Deacon. 
J. B. Walling, Ty,er. 



F. B. Martin, W. Master. 
J. Palmer, Sen. Warden, 
A. J. Hembree, Jun. Warden, 
H. D. Martin, Treasurer, 

MASTER MASONS: 
Blanchard, W. Gilmore, J. M. Hibbed, P. Moore. S. 

Clark, R. Gondy, G. B. Moore, 0. Taylor, C— 16. 

FELLOW CRAFT: 
Richardson, C. — 1. 

ENTERED APPRENTICE: 

Crisp, W. N.— 1. 
Initiated, 4. Passed, 3. Raised, 2. 



Note. — Where blanks have been left in the foregoing returns, it has been in consequenoe o f 
the incompleteness of the returns of the Lodges in those respects. — [A. G. A., Gr. Sec") 



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RECAPITULATION. 

Total number of Lodges, 15 

Lodges from which returns have been received, 11 

Total number of Master Masons reported, 305 

Total number of Fellow Crafts " 18 

Total number of Entered Apprentices reported, 21 

Total number initiated, as reported, 71 

Total number passed, " il 5G 

Total number raised, " " 43 

Total number affiliated, " " 41 

Total number withdrawn, " " 42 



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PROCEEDINGS 



O F T II E 



M.-. W.-. GRAND LODGE 

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OF T H E 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA, 



semi - A.2srisrTJA.]L comzs^tt^icatioi^, 



HELD A 'J 



€\i %mm lull, in tjj* £fti{ nf iBtrrairatn ; 

COMMENCED ON 
TUESDAY, NOV, 4:tli, A. D. 1851, A. Ii. 5851, 

AND TERMINATED ON 
SATURDAY, NOV. 8th, A. D. 1851, A.L. 5851. 



©rtatfr to fa 3&ea& in all tfj* 3U&5*jer. 
R.-. W.-. BENJ. D. HYAM, 

Deputy Grand Master, presiding. 

R.\ AY.-. LEVI STOWELL, 
Grand Secretary. 



1 S 5 1 . 
M 



GRAND OFFICERS 



OP THE 



GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA, 

FOR THE PRESENT MASONIC YEAR. 



M.\m\ JOHN A. TUTT, Grand Master, Sacramento; 

R.\W.\ BENJ. D. HYAM,.... Deputy Grand Master, Benicia ; 

" " EDW. F. W. ELLIS,..Senior Grand Warden, Nevada; 

'.? M B. S. OLDS, Junior Grand Warden, Marysville; 

" " T. A. THOMAS,., ....Grand Treasurer, Sacramento; 

n u LEVI STOWELL, Grand Secretary, San Francisco ; 

<; " JOHN PENMAN, Grand Chaplain, Sacramento : 

W.'.L. B. MIZNER, Grand Marshal, Benicia; 

" R. B. NORMAN,. Grand Standard Bearer,. ...Benicia; 

" WM. REYNOLDS,... Grand Sword Bearer, San Francisco ; 

" WM, D. DEERING,..Senior Grand Deacon, Napa; 

" ROBERT SEMPLE,. .Junior Grand Deacon, Benicia; 

u J. M. KOON, ") c e 

« PRESLEY DUNLAP, } GeaH D §TEWA RDS ' Sacramento; 

" A. C. HARRISON, ...Grand Tyler, Sacramento. 



GRAND LECTURERS. 

r 

W>. ADOLPHUS HOLLUB, For the Sacramento District; 

" 0. J. PRESTON, For the San Francisco District • 

" E. F. W. ELLIS, For the Nevada District. 



GRAND LODGE 



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fxu anir Sicctpteft ittasans 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA. 



SEMI-ANNUAL COMMUNICATION. 

The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons 
of the State of California, commenced its Semi- Annual Communication 
at the Masonic Hall, in the City of Sacramento, on Tuesday, the fourth 
day of November, A. L. 5851, at 10 o'clock, A. M. 

present : 

The E.\ W.\ B. D. Hyam, Deputy Grand Master ; 

" " 0. J. Preston, as Sen. Grand Warden; 

" u A. Hollub, as Jun. Grand Warden; 

" u T. A. Thomas, Grand Treasurer; 

" u Levi Stowell, Grand Secretary ; 

u M J. M. Small, as Grand Chaplain; 

W.\ Joel Noah, as Sen. Grand Deacon; 

u R. D. Kimbrell, as Jun. Grand Deacon; 

" pr2l E y dunlap,.'.':::'.::::::::::::'.': } Gmnd stewards •• 

u A. C. Harrison, Grand Tyler : 

And the representatives of nine chartered Lodges, together with a 
number of visitors. 

There being a sufficient representation, the Grand Lodge of Califor- 
nia was opened in 53ttC JFontl, with prayer by the Grand Chaplain. 

The reading of the proceedings at the last Communication was dis- 
pensed with, the members being furnished with printed copies thereof. 

The Deputy Grand Master announced the following committee — 

f Bro. A. Bartol, 

On Credentials: \ a R. D. Kimbrell, 

j " J.R.Long. 

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The Deputy Grand Master then delivered the following Address : — 

Brethren of the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

In the absence of our respected Most Worshipful Grand Master, the pleas- 
ing duty devolves on me to preside over your deliberations during this semi- 
annual Communication. Permit me to congratulate you on its return, bring- 
ing with it, as I hope it does, a happy meeting, trusting that we may, accord- 
ing to our time-honored rules, be linked together by the undying union of an 
unbroken chain, by which our mystic tie binds us. Meeting as we do to re- 
new the pledges of Brotherly Love, and to inquire for the good and interests 
of Free and Accepied Masonry, we should be thankful to Almighty God for 
the watchfulness extended over us to this time. Engaged as we are in the 
cause of benevolence, extending our commiseration where the woes of others 
need it, we should, by our best exertions, keep the landmarks that guide us to 
such action perfectly free from innovation ; recollecting that our body being 
far above an ephemeral character, we meet for the carrying out of objects of 
no ordinary nature. 

From the best information I have been enabled to procure, by letters and 
otherwise, I am proud in stating that most of the Lodges in the jurisdiction 
are in a prosperous condition. As one of the fraternity in this State, I re- 
joice in the rapid extension of our time-honored Order throughout the juris- 
diction, and to find that several temples have been erected to its service, and 
others projected. 

In reviewing the progress the Order has made since first established a few 
months back in this State, there is indeed much to excite in us gratitude and 
pleasure. In the goodness of the Most High, our institution has prospered 
beyond our most sanguine expectations, not only in this Far West, but. through- 
out the civilized world. Although for a long period assailed in other States 
by persecution, it has gloriously triumphed, and silently, though surely, have 
we witnessed its progress ; bringing in its train, wherever established, peace 
to the hearts of its followers, carrying love to the families of its members, 
suppressing vice, producing peace aucl good will, and tending especially, by 
its influence, to alleviate the sufferings of hundreds who, without friends or 
means, found on their arrival here those who, although strangers, were yet 
brothers — brothers ready and willing to assist to the utmost of their abilities, 
to their necessities incident to coming to a strange and far-off country — far 
from home, overcome by appalling sickness and disease, engendered and 
consequent on tedious travel, and beggared by its consequences. The glori- 
ous and glad work of charity thus begun, is still on its onward march, and 
will triumph, so long as the duties inculcated by us are adhered to ; and little 
fear need be entertained but that the principles of our institution will remain 
pure and unsullied, so long as we abide by its peculiar discipline ; and the 
hopes that such will always be so should animate us to persevere in the path 
to which it leads and instructs. Let us trust that by the demonstrations of 
Masonry, every member thereof, under appropriate appliances, may break 
through every moral bondage and rise superior from the degradations which 
unfortunately assail and surround the human family. 

Communications from several sister Grand Lodges have been received since 
our first organization, and we must all feel that the receipt of these docu- 
ments evinces much true courtesy on the part of the distant fraternity. From 
them we are afforded opportunity, in this isolated country, to obtain much 
valuable information on Masonic matters. Among those recently received 
stands forth the glad and joyous tidings of the u Union " in New York. Its 
consummation must bring joy to the breasts of all, for it is a re-union of gen- 
erous hearts that had long been separated, but who now feel pleasure in gath- 
ering under one banner. Our Committee on Foreign Correspondence will, I 

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feel satisfied, furnish a full report on all points of importance that fall within 
their notice and duty. I can not, however, dismiss this subject without inti- 
mating to you that an unhappy and much to be regretted dissension yet exists 
in New York. Grand Lodges throughout the Union and Europe have, I find, 
given this subject much and attentive consideration, and it behooves this 
Grand Lodge, although far from the scene of disagreement, to take such ac- 
tion in the premises during its present session, as will decide which shall be 
acknowledged by us as the lawful Grand Lodge of the State of New York. 

It is an incongruity that can not be acknowledged among us for two Grand 
Lodges to exist in one State ; neither does the discipline of the Order permit 
such existence. Without feeling a desire to dictate to this Grand Lodge on 
the point, and trusting that the exertions that are in progress by the friendly 
members of the Order, to produce the harmony so essentially necessary for 
the prosperity of the Order in New York, may be successful ; yet I deem it 
my imperative duty to attract your attention to the fact alluded to, and also 
that each Grand Lodge there claims respective jurisdiction. Therefore it will 
be for you to decide which we shall acknowledge as the legitimate Grand 
Lodge, so that the subordinate Lodges within our jurisdiction maybe apprized 
of what material they are authorized to admit as visitors in their respective 
Lodges from that State, and the Grand Secretary be in a proper position to 
know to which he is to forward his correspondence. Approaching this sub- 
ject as I do with extreme reluctance, yet I consider I should be derelict in the 
high and sacred duties reposed in me, incident on being chosen to the respon- 
sible position I fill among you, were I not to direct your attention thereto, and 
fully rely upon you to render your decision in the spirit our beloved Order re- 
quires ; neither aggravating nor palliating the offences of our brethren, but 
giving judgment to the best of your abilities, in calmness and candor, con- 
struing the same in the most charitable and Masonic feeling. 

I find by the reports forwarded us that the Grand Lodges who claimed re- 
spective jurisdiction in Louisiana, have united and become one, and all heart- 
burnings incident to the previous state of affairs " are forgiven and forgot- 
ten ; " yet at an early date after their " union/' several of the subordinate 
Lodges in New Orleans, (three, I believe,) seceded from the jurisdiction of 
the Grand Lodge, and gave up their charters. They then procured charters 
from a body calling itself a '* Supreme Grand Council of the 33d," and lo- 
cated in New Orleans. As no right exists, I believe, for any authority for a 
" Supreme Council," (if even it be a legitimate body of such,) to grant char- 
ters in a State where an acknowledged jurisdiction exists; and as such a pre- 
cedent, if tolerated or conceded, would be detrimental to the best interests of 
our Order ; we should, by all possible means within our power, express our 
decided determination on this point, and instruct our subordinate Lodges that 
the said three Lodges be considered clandestine, and can not be allowed to 
fraternize with any law-abiding Mason, nor tjieir members be permitted to 
visit in any Lodge within our jurisdiction. To these two last subjects, so vital 
in their respective bearings and features, I earnestly solicit your best atten- 
tion and action. 

I notice in several Grand Lodges throughout the Union, that the project for 
forming a General Grand Lodge of the United States is daily gaining favor. 
Incipient steps were taken in 1847 by a National Masonic Convention, the 
result of which has been debated on, I believe, in every sister Grand Lodge. 
The formation of such a body excites, however, some difference of opinion as 
to its usefulness, and we should examine it with deliberate care, and if possi- 
ble ascertain the ultimate advantages to accrue by such a body existing. I 
regard it as a proper authority that will, if formed, be of general and vast 
benefit to the Order, and I candidly believe much harmony would result thereto 
throughout the Union, and am induced to favor its formation, feeling assured, 

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were it in existence, the many difficulties that have existed and at present 
exist, would be settled through its medium ; and finding the good that results 
from the superintending care of the General Grand Chapter of the United 
States over the Grand Chapters throughout the Union since its organization, 
I can not too strongly advocate the propriety and utility of a General Grand 
Lodge being formed. It is with these few remarks left to your deliberations, 
for such action as to your worshipful body may seem most proper and desira- 
ble. 

I would recommend that steps be at once taken in regard to the educating 
of the children of Masons. 1 notice other sister Grand Lodges, as well as 
Lodges in Europe, are engaged with much attention in this very important 
subject ; and I trust we will by judicious action be enabled to imitate them. 
It is with a sincere desire to see a decided movement taken therein that I 
especially recommend it to your serious consideration. In the Charity and Uni- 
versal Benevolence we profess, we have a responsibility to perform to the rising 
generation \ and, living in the utilitarian age as we do, we should reduce the 
professions we make, to practical usefulness,and adopt some measure whereby 
education can be disseminated and inculcated in this State, and bestowed on 
those 'whose position towards us demand it. We can not lose sight of the kind 
views of Bro. Winn in this regard, and we should by some practical means 
render available his kind and benevolent donation. 

I am informed by our Grand Secretary that he has forwarded a large num- 
ber of the circulars ordered by this Grand Lodge, to all the sister Lodges in 
the Union, as well as to all the known Grand Lodges in Europe. Numerous 
copies have also been transmitted to several Provincial Grand Lodges through- 
out Canada and the West Indies, and no doubt ere long we will learn a satis- 
factory result, in our endeavors in the appeal made to them, on behalf of our 
Sacramento fraternity, who, by their unbounded liberality, acted the good 
Samaritan to those who, from sickness and poverty, required their fostering 
care. 

I would solicit your attention, in the revising of our Constitution, to have 
our Communications, after May ensuing, annual, in lieu of semi-annual, as 
thereby we should be enabled to curtail the vast expense the Grand Lodge 
necessarily has entailed on her as also on individual members, who are com- 
pelled, as delegates, to attend its meetings. 

I notice, with unfeigned regret, that the degrees are too rapidly conferred 
on candidates in several of the subordinate Lodges. Much detriment there- 
by accrues to the Order, and, unfortunately, the candidate is not benefited to 
the extent intended. I would suggest that the Grand Lodge, by its action 
during the present session, do direct the time that should intervene between 
the conferring of each degree. Too much stress is laid on " emergency.*' 
No such excuse should be admitted or entertained, if we desire to see the Or- 
der placed on a solid and sure foundation in this State. The landmark in 
this respect can not, or should not, be misunderstood, although the innovation 
thereon too frequently occurs. 

I would recommend that some system be devised for the complete registra- 
tion, and procuring of diplomas by the respective Lodges from the Grand 
Lodge, for each and every one of its members. Such a system will produce 
many desirable advantages, that in years to come will develope themselves. 

I trust the Grand Lodge will not separate without adopting some proper 
regulation so that uniformity in work, throughout its jurisdiction, may be pro- 
cured. Thrown together as we are from all sections of the Union, it can not 
be expected that we should agree in minutiae, yet it will be truly desirable 
that we forthwith commence and establish a system that shall in no way be 
deviated from ; and although it may be attended with some expense to the 
subordinate Lodges to procure this end, yet the benefit that will inevitably 

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result to them by following, adopting, and adhering to a uniform system, must 
be apparent to all, and therefore every effort should, without delay, be made 
to procure its accomplishment. To produce entire uniformity, 1 would rec- 
ommend that the State be divided into districts, and that District Deputy 
Grand Masters be appointed to supervise the work, under such regulations as 
may be considered necessary to attain that-end. I believe, by such appoint- 
ments, in connection with the Grand Lecturers, that much benefit will re- 
sult to the Order generally, and ere long tend to produce the uniformity so 
desirable to be promoted. I would also suggest that, so far as is practicable, 
the By-Laws of all the subordinate Lodges should be similar; and I have no 
doubt you will give this subject, in connection with others adverted to the 
due consideration they are entitled to. 

The Grand Secretary will lay before your body, correspondence received 
by him from Tuolumne Lodge, No. 8. To the subject matter thereof I soli- 
cit your attention. 

The Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Virginia has forwarded to me 
u A Masonic Text-Book/' with a prospectus of the purposes intended by its 
compilation. I beg to lay them before your body for inspection. I notice 
the Grand Lodge of Virginia has adopted it for the guidance of all the Lodges 
under its jurisdiction, and that very favorable mention is made of it by sev- 
eral of the sister Grand Lodges. The copyright is offered gratuitously to us 
if we wish it. Comparing it with other Masonic Manuals, I am inclined fa- 
vorably towards this, as being, in my humble opinion, far superior to most 
others in use ; and believe, should you decide on its being adopted within this 
jurisdiction, that it will, in a great measure, tend to benefit the Order, and be 
to some extent, the means of producing the uniformity adverted to. In fact 
each member of the Order in this State, and more particularly the junior 
ones, should be in possession of a work so useful in all its points, and espe- 
cially to that portion that instructs him in the constitutions on which the Or- 
der throughout the civilized world is based. With a work of this worth in 
their possession, much may be acquired that otherwise many for years may 
remain in ignorance of. 

I have to inform your worshipful body that the Lodges in Oregon Territo- 
ry, over which our jurisdiction extended, have retired therefrom, and, with 
other chartered Lodges^. there, have formed a Grand Lodge. The correspond- 
ence in relation thereto will be submitted to you for further information. 

I would suggest that provision be made for the immediate purchase of 
clothing, jewels, and necessary Grand Lodge paraphernalia, during this ses- 
sion, so that it may be in possession of the Grand Lodge at its next Commu- 
nication. It now devolves on you to consider the various subjects I have 
deemed it my duty to bring before you, giving them the deliberation necessary, 
in a spirit of fraternal benevolence, and a due regard to maintain our cardinal 
principles. Being assembled for mutual conference, I hope that all your dis- 
cussions may evince a sincere devotion to Charity, Justice, and Truth, and 
secure to you the happy reflection, on your return home, of having fulfilled 
the trust reposed in you by your respective Lodges ; and that you may, by the 
experience received here, be enabled to dispense u further light" to those 
with whom it is your good fortnne to be associated. 

Availing himself of this opportunity, the Deputy Grand Master assures the 
Grand Lodge that he will, at this and at all other times, to the best of his 
ability, cheerfully second the action of your body, in all matters before it, for 
promoting its honor and benefit, or that may subserve its interest, or of any of 
the Masonic Fraternity in California, or any portion of the Masonic world and 
to aid in carrying out in harmony and success, all the objects for which we are 
met. Invoking the aid of the Most High to guide you through your labors and 
deliberations; that all your actions may tend to His glory, to your advance- 

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96 GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. [November, 

ment in knowledge and virtue ; and that, when you depart to your respective 
homes, it may please the all-loving Architect of the Universe and of the Eter- 
nal Lodge above, to grant you safe journeys to your friends and families j and 
when life's toil is ended to take you to his mansion to rest, and be among the 
true and faithful of his elect. ■ 

B. D. HYAM, Deputy Grand Master. 
Masonic Hall, Nov. 4th, A. L. 5851. 

On motion of Bro. J. D. Creigh, the Address was referred to a 
special committee. 

The Deputy Grand Master named the the following as the commit- 
tee — 

fBro. J. D. Creigh, 

On the Deputy Grand Master's Address: \ u A. Bartol, 

[ " J. R. Crandall. 

The Deputy Grand Master also announced the following commit- 
tees : — 

( Bro. T. A. Thomas, 

On Grievances: < " A. Hollub, 

[ " Joel Noah. 

( Bro. J. R. Crandall, 
On Unfinished Business : < * ' L.I. Wilder, 

( " Isaac Williamson. 

(Bro. J. R. Crandall, 
On Visiting Brethren: 1 u R. H. McDonald, 

( " Geo. A. Hudson. 

(Bro. A. Bartol, 
On Returns of Lodges : \ " L. I. Wilder, 

( " J. R. Long. 

On motion of Bro. A. Bartol, Bro. G. A. Hudson was appointed 
on the Committee on By-Laws and Rules for the Grand Lodge, in 
place of Bro. P. A. Brinsmade, absent from sickness. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 2 o'clock, this afternoon. 



M (Bxanb £otye. 

Afternoon Session, ) 

Thursday , Nov. 4th, A. L. 5851. ) 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 2 o'clock, P. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

The Committee on Credentials reported the following officers an d 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 97 

representatives of chartered Lodges, as present and entitled to seats 
in the Grand Lodge, viz. : — from 

California, No. 1, Geo. A. Hudson, proxy for Worshipful Master: 

A. Bartol, proxy for Senior Warden ; 
0. J. Preston, proxy for Junior Warden. 

Western Siar,..No. 2, A. Hollub, Representative. 

Tehama, No. 3, J. Neely Johnson, proxy for Worshipful Master ; 

L. I. Wilder, Senior Warden ; 

R. H. McDonald, Junior Warden. 

Jennings, No. 4, J. H. Ralston Senior Warden ; 

J. L. Thompson, proxy for Junior Warden. 
Davy Crockett, No. 7, J. D. Creigh, proxy for Worshipful Master ; 

R. D. Kimbrell, proxy for S. and J. Wardens. 

San Jose, No. 10, H. F. Williams, Representative. 

Yount, No. 12, J. M. Small, Representative. 

Nevada, No. 13, J. R. Crandall, Worshipful Master; 

J. S. Irwin, Senior Warden ; 

Isaac Williamson, Junior Warden. 
Temple, No. 14, J. R. Long, Senior Warden. 

The report was received and concurred in, and the brethren therein 
named were admitted to seats. 

On motion of Bro. J. D. Creigh, it was 

Ordered, That the votes of the Grand Lodge shall be taken by ayes and nays. 

On motion of Bro. J. H. Ralston, all Master Masons in good 
standing were invited to take seats in this Grand Lodge. 

The Deputy Grand Master presented the following report, which was 
received and ordered to be entered on the minutes : — 

To the Mr. Wr. Grand Lodge of California : — 

In conformity with our Constitution, I have the honor to report, that since 
our last meeting I have granted a Dispensation to open a Lodge at San Die- 
go, to be called San Diego Lodge, and to expire at this Communication. A 
Charter, no doubt, w T ill be applied for during this session. The fee for said 
Dispensation has been duly received by the Grand Secretary. The recom- 
mendation necessary to enable me to grant the same was duly and regularly 
signed by California Lodge, No. 1. 

Application was also made for a Dispensation to enable brethren located 
at Coloma, to open a Lodge in that city, but from informality I was con- 
strained to deny the prayer of the petition. 

Since the last Communication I have visited and installed the officers of 
Temple Lodge, No. 14, Yount Lodge, No. 12, and Western Star Lodge, No. 
2 ; and I feel much pleasure in stating that these Lodges are in a flourishing 
condition. B. D. HYAM, Deputy Grand Master. 

Bro. L. Stowell, from the committee appointed at the last Commu- 
nication to prepare and present a Jewel to Bro. J. D. Stevenson, Past 
Grand Master, presented the following report : — 
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98 JOURNAL OP PROCEEDINGS. [November, 

To the M.\ Wr. Grand Lodge of California : — 

The committee appointed to procure and present a Jewel to the Its. W.*- 
J. D. Stevenson, Past Grand Master of California, beg leave to report that 
they have performed the duty assigned them, and that the following is a de- 
scription of the Jewel presented. It is of solid gold, of oval shape, about 
two inches in length and about one and a half inches in width, with raised 
edges of specimen work. Upon the face the compasses, and the arc of a cir- 
cle, with the letter G in the centre, all of raised work, are exhibited ; and 
the following inscription is engraved upon the reverse : " Presented to the 
M.\ W.\ J. D. Stevenson, by theilf.*. W:. Grand Lodge, as a memento of its 
high appreciation of his services, as the first M.\ W.\ Grand Master of the 
Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of California/' 

The Jewel was presented with the following note : — 

San Francisco, Oct. 1th, 1851. 
To the M.\ W..J. D, Stevenson, 

Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of California : — 
Dear Sir and Brother : As members of the committee appointed at the last Com- 
munication of the Grand Lodge of California, to procure and present to you a Jewel, as 
a testimonial of its appreciation of your services as its first M.-. W.\ Grand Master, we 
beg to offer to your acceptance the token placed in your hands herewith. The Jewel is 
made from the product of the new State of your adoption, and is of virgin purity 5 and 
we trust that the associations of originality, in respect to your efficient services to the 
State in which the institution over which you have so satisfactorily presided is estab- 
lished, the history of Masonry in California, and the material that is used to commemo- 
rate your services, will compensate for all that may be wanting in the intrinsic value of 
the memorial. Respectfully and fraternally yours, 

P. A. Brinsmade, ^ 
Charles Gilman, *>of the Committee. 
Levi Stowell, } 

To which note the following reply has been received : — 

San Francisco, Oct. 9th. 1851. 
To Bros. P. A. Brinsmade, ^ 

Charles Gilman, > Committee : — 
Levi Stowell, } 
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt, through you, of the Jewel of Past 
Grand Master, ordered by the M:. W.\ Grand Lodge of the State of California, at its 
last annual Communication, to be prepared and presented to me, as a mark of its appro- 
bation of my services as Grand Master during the first year of its organization. 

Beautiful and intrinsically valuable as the Jewel is, to me its chief value consists in its 
being the flattering testimonial of the confidence and esteem of an Order of which 1 have 
been so long a devoted member, and of my having faithfully performed the important 
duties confided to me as theirs* Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accept- 
ed Masons of California. 

Be pleased, brethren, to accept my most sincere thanks for the kind and fraternal man- 
ner in which you have discharged your duties as a committee to prepare and present the 
Jewel in question, and I beg you to accept the assurance of my continued fraternal respect 
and esteem. 

J.D.STEVENSON. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

P. A. Brinsmade, 1 

Levi Stowell, > Committee. 

Chas. Gilman, J 

Which report was received and concurred in, and the committee was 

discharged. 

Bro. L. Stowell, from the committee appointed to address a cir- 
cular to other Grand and subordinate Lodges, presented the following- 
report : — 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 99 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The committee appointed at the last Communication of the Grand Lodge 
to address a circular to other Grand and subordinate Lodges, in reference to 
the embarrassments of the Lodges in Sacramento City, beg leave to report, 
that they have performed the duty assigned them, by drafting a circular, (a 
copy of which is herewith presented) which they trust will effect the desired 
relief. They have caused three thousand of the circulars to be printed, inde- 
pendent of the publication with the Grand Lodge proceedings, a large number 
of which have been distributed by the Grand Secretary and by other members 
of the committee. 

The bill for printing the same, amounting to eighty dollars, was paid by the 
Grand Secretary, as ordered by the Grand Lodge. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. D. Stevenson, ") 

Levi Stowell, ! n ... 

P.A.BrINSM^DE.K ™™^ 

T.A.Thomas, j 

Which report was received and concurred in, and the committee was 
discharged. 

The Deputy Grand Master announced the following committee — 

( Bro. J. M. Koon, 

On Dispensations and Charters : < u Joel Noah, 

( " J. M. Small. 

A communication from the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island, dated 
March 17th, 1851, was read and placed on file. 

A communication from Widow's Son Lodge, No. 72, Alabama, was 
read and placed on file. 

A communication from the Provincial Grand Lodge of New South 
Wales, dated May 24th, 1851, was read, placed on file, and ordered to 
be answered by the Grand Secretary. 

A communication from Tuolumne Lodge, No. 8, in reference to a 
difficulty in said Lodge, was read and referred to the Committee on 
Grievances. 

A communication from the Grand Secretary (i?.\ W.\ Jas. W. 
Powell) of the Grand Lodge of New York, dated April 18th, 1851, 
was read and placed on file, having been duly answered by the Grand 
Secretary. 

A communication from A. Hirsch was read and laid on the table. 

A communication from the Grand Lodge of Mississippi, dated June 
14th, 1851, was read and placed on file. 

Communications from Willamette Lodge, No. 11, and La Fayette 
Lodge, No. 15, were received and laid on the table. 

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100 journal OF proceedings. [November, 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 9 o'clock, to-morrow 



In (Bxanb £otyz. 

Morning Session, ) 

Wednesday, Nov 5th, A. L. 5851. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 9 o'clock, A. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

After prayer, by the Grand Chaplain, the minutes of the sessions of 
yesterday were read and approved. 

Bro. J. D. Creigh, from the committee to whom was referred the 
Address of the Deputy Grand Master, presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California: — 

The committee to whom was referred the Address of the R.\ W.'. Deputy 
Grand Master, have had the same under consideration, and beg leave to re- 
port the following recommendations : — 

That those parts of the Address relative to the difficulties in the Grand 
Lodges of New York and Louisiana, and to a Supreme Grand Lodge, be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Foreign Correspondence ; that part relative to 
Education, to a special committee ; that part referring to annual meetings of 
the Grand Lodge, to a special committee ; that part relative to conferring 
degrees, to the Committee on By-Laws ; that part referring to Grand Lodge 
Certificates and Registrations, to the Committee on Finance ; that part rela- 
tive to uniformity of work, to the Grand Lecturers ; that part relative to uni- 
form By-Laws, to the Committee on By-Laws; that part relative to Text- 
Books, to a special committee ; and that part relative to Grand Lodge jewels 
and clothing, to a special committee. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. D. Creigh, ) 

A. Bartol, > Committee. 

J. R. Crandall, J 

Which report was received and concurred in, and the committee 
was discharged. 



The Deputy Grand Master named the following special committees, 

as above ordered : — 

f Bro. J. Neely Johnson, 

On Education : \ ll J.L.Thompson, 

( " Jas. S. Irwin. 
[Bro. J. R. Crandall. 

On Annual Meetings : i " J. M. Small, 

I " A. Hollub. 
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5851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 101 

f Bro. 0. J. Preston, 

On Text-Books: < " J. D. Creigh, 

[ " T. A. Thomas. 

f Bro. Geo. A. Hudson. 

On Jewels and Clothing : < " Jas. R. Long, 

i " 0. J. Preston. 

The Deputy Grand Master also named the following brethren as the 

committee — 

(Bro. R. D. Kimbrell, 

On Finance and Accounts : < " H. F. Williams, 

I " J. Neely Johnson. 

Bro. A. Bartol, from' the Committee on Returns of Lodges, pre- 
sented the following report : — 

To the M.'.W;. Grand Lodge of California: — 

The Committee on Returns of Lodges beg leave to report, that they have 
examined the returns of the following Lodges : — 

California - Lodge, No. 1; Willamette - Lodge, No, 11; 

Tehama " "3; Yount u " 12; 

Jennings " "4; Temple " a 14; 

Davy Crockett " " 7 ; La Fayette u " 15 ; 

San Jos6 " " 10 ; 

and have found them correct, with the exception of a few clerical errors, 

which your committee (with the brethren from the Lodges where such errors 

occurred) have corrected. 

The returns of Willamette and La Fayette Lodges are made to the 15th 
September, 1851, at which time the Grand Lodge of Oregon was established, 
and they retired from this jurisdiction. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

£ ^I. A Long,} CommUi *. 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

The Grand Secretary, from the Committee on Foreign Correspond- 
ence, presented the following report: — 

To the M^'.W.'. Grand Lodge of California: — 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence respectfully report, that they 
have bestowed such attention upon the matters submitted to them as time 
and opportunity would permit, and have examined, though cursorily, the pub- 
lished proceedings of other Grand Lodges, so far as the same have come to 
hand, viz. : those of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New 
York, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana, 
Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Florida. Accident, 
probably, has prevented the reception of others. 

It is with great pleasure and pride that the committee are enabled to as- 
sure the Grand Lodge that, from all they can gather from these and other re- 
liable sources, at no previous period has the institution of Freemasonry occu- 
pied a more elevated position, or been more active in the benevolent objects 
of its creation, than at the present time. That it is altogether free from in- 
ternal commotion, they regret to say they can not assert ; nor can they hope 
that it will ever prove itself impregnable to wrong influences, so long as the 

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102 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [November, 

human heart shall retain aught of impurity, or the judgment of men shall 
continue fallible. But when one shall consider the vast numbers and the 
variety of character and pursuits of its members, he will only admire that there 
is so little to be said of its difficulties, in this respect. In this unity, this one- 
ness of end and aim, consists its strength and beauty ; and this it is, that has 
foiled and put to flight its enemies and calumniators. With gratitude and in 
humility, every lover of justice should rejoice at this triumph of right over 
wrong, of truth over falsehood. In no State of the Union has this triumph 
been so conspicuous as in Vermont. But the other day her Grand Lodge 
had scarcely more than a name in the history of the Order. A few stout 
hearts and steady hands, however, remained upon the deck, and amoug those 
may be named, without hazard of invidious distinction, a Hazwell and a Tuck- 
er, who never forsook the helm until safe in port the storm-tossed bark was 
safely moored. Now we see that at her annual Communication for the current 
year there were fifteen Lodges under Charter, and three under Dispensation, 
represented. Until her verdant mountains shall be no more seen, may Free- 
masonry continue to cheer and gladden the valleys and the plains of the 
State of Vermont. 

In respect to the formation of this Grand Lodge, at the time and under the 
circumstances of its organization, it seems that a question, not only of expedi- 
ency, but of Masonic right, has arisen ; but your committee are pleased and 
gratified to find that it has not been made a barrier to our recognition, and 
that, so far as other Grand Lodges have been heard from, all have extended 
to it the right-hand of fellowship. The question of the right to organize a 
Grand Lodge as this was organized, is not now open for discussion ; but were 
it so, the committee would say to the objector that they know of no peremp- 
tory law requiring a greater number than three Lodges in a State or Territo- 
ry, to authorize the formation of a Grand Lodge ; and it is admitted that 
there is at least one precedent for the forming of a Grand Lodge by three 
subordinate Lodges, and that too where there were Grand Lodges within a 
few hours' travel. With how much more propriety might California do so, 
when thousands of miles intervened between her and a Grand Lodge. 

While upon the subject of the Institution in this State, it may not be amiss 
to allude to aparagraph in the address of the Grand Master of Missouri, at 
the opening of the Grand Lodge in that State, in May, 1850. In speaking 
of California, he remarks : — 

"I received a communication from a Master Mason in that distant land, who informed 
me, as a friend, that the ties of Masonry even, appeared to him to have lost much of their 
binding force in California 5 that gold, and the thirst for gold, had dried up the fountains 
of Brotherly Love and Relief in that country. That such is the case is not astonishing. 
Wherever that raging thirst for Mammon seizes a fellow-being; here with us, even, the 
channels of fraternal feeling become dry 5 the finer sensibilities of the heart become 
diseased, and at length cease to operate on his conduct, because he has ceased to call 
them into action 5 and his sensibilities and the charities of his nature become dead for 
want of being used. In such a bosom no sympathy for Freemasonry, no sympathy for 
others' woe or weal can be found." 

However true these deductions may be from the premises, the committee 
can assure their M.\ W.\ Brother that they did not, do not, apply to the char- 
acter of the fraternity here ; and whoever his correspondent may be, they 
can further assure him, that whatever may have been the appearance to that 
Master Mason, it is their opinion, that during the terrible winter of 1849-50, 
the few Lodges then in California, and the individual members of the frater- 
nity, expended more money in relieving the sick and destitute than was ex- 
pended during the same period of time in any other ten States of the Union. 
Such wholesale denunciations of Masons, in a country where one man can 
know so little of the character of the mass of the fraternity, should be re- 
garded with suspicion, to say the least. 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OP CALIFORNIA. 103 

Among the various subjects of greater or less importance, which have en- 
gaged the attention of our sister Grand Lodges during the last two years, 
may be mentioned the following : — 

The difficulties in the Grand Lodge of New York : 

The propriety of organizing a Supreme or General Grand Lodge of the 
United States : 

The encroachment upon the territorial jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of 
New York by the Grand Lodge of Hamburg : 

The prerogatives of a Grand Master in and out of a Grand Lodge : 

Whether Master Masons, not members of the Grand Lodge, should be per- 
mitted to be present during the transaction of certain business therein : 

Whether it is competent for a Master of a Lodge, or even for the Lodge itself, 
to demand of a member his reasons for voting against an applicant for de- 
grees, or for membership : 

Whether the ballot should be taken prior to the conferring of each degree: 

Concerning the physical disqualifications of candidates for the honors of 
Freemasonry : 

And concerning the education of youth, and charitable institutions. 

The Grand Lodge of New York has been particularly unfortunate in her 
domestic relations at more than one period of her history. Prior to 1827, 
there had been a schism, and for some years there were two bodies within the 
State, each styling itself the Grand Lodge of New York, and each denying to 
the other the right to that distinction. In that year, happily, the difficulty was 
reconciled, and both bodies were harmoniously blended into one. Ten years 
elapsed : and then, for causes, or supposed causes, not necessary now to con- 
sider, or even to name, a body styling itself St. John's Grand Lodge was 
organized, which obtained little favor either at home or abroad. Pending 
this difficulty a schism again occurred in the Grand Lodge proper of New 
York, which continues violently to agitate the fraternity in that State, and to 
excite much attention in other Grand Lodges of the United States. In the 
meantime, however, a reconciliation has been brought about through the friend- 
ly intervention of neighboring Grand Lodges, whereby the so-called St. John's 
Grand Lodge has been disbanded, and its officers and subordinate Lodges, 
and the members of those Lodges, have been received into harmonious fellow- 
ship with the Grand Lodge and the Fraternity. This was certainly a consum- 
mation most devoutly to be wished : and the only difficulty with your committee 
is to comprehend how those officers who were expelled Masons"; those Lodges 
which not only the Grand Lodge of New York, but nearly every other Grand 
Lodge in the United States and elsewhere, had pronounced clandestine — and 
the persons who had been therein initiated, passed, and raised, clandestine 
Masons — by the mere acknowledgment of the Grand Lodge of New York, 
can be held as Lodges and Masons duly constituted and in good and regular 
standing. Be this as it may, it is not the purpose of the committee to discuss 
the matter, nor to cavil at that which has been done in the premises, and which 
seems to have met the approbation of other Grand Lodges. They would only 
say, that they have been taught a way of restoration and of healing, which 
seems not to have been deemed necessary in this instance. 

The present difficulty in New York, as the committee understand it, mav be 
thus briefly stated : — Previous to 1848, the Past Masters of Lodges had been 
members of the Grand Lodge, and, as such, were each entitled to a vote upon 
all questions coming before that body. At the June Communication of that 
year, a proposition was made, and received the affirmative vote of the Grand 
Lodge, so to amend the Constitution as that the persons who last had passed 
the chair of each Lodge only, should have a right to vote, while all others were 
merely to have seats as honorary members. Upon the subject of amendments 
their Constitution has this regulation : — 

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104 JOURNAL or PROCEEDINGS. [November, 

" No amendment to this Constitution shall be made, or have any effect, until the same 
shall have received the affirmative vote of the Grand Lodge at two successive June Com- 
munications 5 unless, in addition to the affirmative vote of the Grand Lodge at one June 
Communication, it shall have received the affirmative vote of a majority of the Lodges 
within this jurisdiction. If such proposed amendment shall receive the affirmative vote of 
the Grand Lodge, at one June Communication, the same shall be appended to the pub- 
lished proceedings at the end, under the caption, ' Proposed amendments to the Constitu- 
tion/ and sent to each Lodge within this jurisdiction, in order that the Lodges may, if 
they think proper, instruct their representatives thereon 3 and the action of the Grand Lodge 
in relation thereto, shall also appear in the appropriate place in the proceedings/' 7 

It will be seen the proposition received the affirmative vote of the Grand 
Lodge in June, 1848. It would also seem that the proposed amendment had 
been published according to the provisions of the Constitution. At the June 
Communication in 1849, at the opening of the. Grand Lodge, the Grand Sec- 
retary stated that the proposition had received the affirmative vote of a majority 
of the Lodges under that jurisdiction 3 and thereupon the Grand Master an- 
nounced that the Constitution was accordingly amended. 

A scene of uproar and confusion followed this announcement, most disgrace- 
ful to those who created it, and most painful to contemplate. The acting 
Junior Grand Warden, as it is said, declared the Grand Lodge dissolved ! and 
thereupon the Senior Grand Warden was called to preside in the assembly 
there congregated ; when under his assumed authority, they proceeded to elect 
officers for the Grand Lodge. Subsequently an election was held under the 
direction of the Grand Master, with the aid of such other Grand Officers and 
Lodges as adhered to him 3 and thus the two bodies, under their respective 
officers, claim each to be the Grand Lodge of New York. The proceedings of 
both these bodies, so far as the same have been published, have been received. 
They are voluminous, and in some respects contradictory. The subject has 
been very fully as well as ably discussed in other Grand Lodges ; and as your 
committee have had but little time to devote to the examination of those argu- 
ments, they must content themselves with such views of their own as may 
seem to them sufficient to enable this Grand Lodge to act with intelligence in 
the matter, so far as it may be necessary to take action. 

At the settlement of the difficulties in 1827, there were certain terms agreed 
upon between the parties in difference, which, in 1844, were denominated a 
"Compact," and declared to be a " fundamental law of the Grand Lodge which 
never shall, be disturbed.'' Among the provisions of this compact are the fol- 
lowing : — 

" That there ought to be one Grand Lodge in the State of New York, and that it ought 
to be held in the City of New York 3 that the records and archives of the Grand Lodge be- 
in " in the City of New York, the Grand {Secretary and Grand Treasurer shall be fe chosen 
from that city 5 that the Grand Master or Deputy Grand Master shall be chosen, one from 
the City of New York, the other from the country, and the two Wardens from some other 
part of the State than the City of New York 3 that the permanent fund be managed by 
live trustees 5 that the number of Lodges which one Past Master may represent shall not 
exceed three 3 that Past Masters shall not be represented by proxy 3 and that representa- 
tives be paid as heretofore," &c. 

It also appears that, from the time of the organization of the Grand Lodge 
as a Provincial Grand Lodge under the Grand Lodge of England, Past Mas- 
ters were members, with a right to vote in Grand Lodge, as before observed. 
This right in the Past Masters was recognized by the " compact." And now the 
first question is, was it competent for the Grand Lodge, according to the mode 
pointed out in the Constitution, to change the Constitution so as to limit, in 
any respect, the acknowledged right of the Past Masters prior to the arrange- 
ment of 1827 ? Secondly, if so, is there any thing in that compact by which 
that power was taken away ? 

The seceders contend that the right of the Past Masters is an inherentright, 
the exercise of which could in no respect be curtailed or controlled : that it is 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 105 

a landmark, that may not be removed. To this doctrine your committee can 
not subscribe. In the first place, a landmark in Freemasonry is a universal 
principle, limited to neither time nor place, the disturbance of which affects 
the whole fraternity alike. It will not be contended that Past Masters have 
the same privileges in all Grand Lodges. Perhaps there are scarcely five in 
the United States that have the same rule in this respect. What matters it to 
the Grand Lodge of Maryland, for instance, whether one Past Master or ten 
of the same Lodge, has a vote in the Grand Lodge of New York ? — or to 
the Grand Lodge of New York, whether each Past Master in Maryland shall 
have a vote, or all the Past Masters of each Lodge have collectively one 
vote, as is the case there ? Not being landmarks in Masonry, like every 
other constitutional provision, the regulation is liable to be constitutionally 
changed. 

Is there then any thing in the compact aforesaid, controlling such an 
amendment ? Your committee think not. There is nothing in the provis- 
ion, that it is " a fundamental law of the Grand Lodge, and never to be dis- 
turbed.' 1 As applicable to those provisions, they are words without meaning. 
Is it a fundamental law that a Grand Lodge shall hold its stated meetings in 
a particular city ? or that certain officers shall be selected from certain sec- 
tions of a State? or that a permanent fund shall be under the control of five 
trustees, instead of a greater or less number ? or that a Past Master may 
represent three Lodges, and no more ? or that Past Masters may not be rep- 
resented by proxy, provided a Grand Lodge Constitution, by its terms, 
should otherwise prescribe ? It is difficult to suppose any one can for a mo- 
ment so contend. Then, if they are not fundamental laws — laws, the abro- 
gation of which would destroy the superstructure itself — they are liable to 
be changed whenever the will of the constituency shall elect so to do, under 
and by virtue of the Constitution itself. 

Nor is there any thing in the argument, that this was a provision in the 
original Charter given by the Duke of Athol. When New York ceased to be 
a British Province and became an independent State, the Grand Lodge of 
England no longer attempted to exercise control over the Grand Lodge of 
that State. She then assumed to herself an independence corresponding to 
that of the State ; and one might as well urge that the State of Rhode Island 
had no authority so to do, when, some few years ago, she changed the pro- 
visions of a government organized under a charter from Charles II., as that 
the Grand Lodge of New York had no power to alter any and all the provis- 
ions of her Charter, always maintaining the landmarks of Masonry. The 
expediency of the alteration was, and is, a domestic question, with which this 
Grand Lodge has nothing to do. Yet one can not avoid seeing how easy it 
was for a large and populous city like New York, by a rapid increase of 
Lodges and of Past Masters in those Lodges, together with such interest as 
might easily be made in other parts of the State by proxies, &c, completely 
to control the matters of that Grand Lodge. Nor is it less difficult to com- 
prehend that this must necessarily beget jealousy and discontent. 

Another question presents itself. Was the proposed amendment adopted 
by the constitutional regulation ? This is a question which we have no power 
to consider ; but it does not seem to us that the Grand Lodge of New York 
adopted the legitimate mode of ascertaining the fact. The announcement of 
the Grand Master was but the ipse dixit of that officer. Your committee 
know of no mode of coming to a legitimate solution of such a question but 
through the report of a committee. That the Grand Master should have 
taken upon himself to determine so important a question, having but the 
statement of the Grand Secretary as evidence of the fact, was most unfortu- 
nate, to say nothing more. Notwithstanding this, your committee seek in 
vain for an excuse, or even a palliation, for the subsequent conduct of Mr. 

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106 JOURNAL OF proceedings. [November, 

Phillips and his supporters. It will be borne in mind that the Grand Lodge 
was in session, and that the Grand Master was in his appropriate place. No 
act had been done under the amendment. Whether regular or irregular, 
constitutional or unconstitutional, as yet nothing had occurred save that sin- 
gle declaration of the Grand Master. As yet that body was the Grand 
Lodge, and the Grand Officers were in power under the Constitution as it was 
a year before. Under all these circumstances, your committee are of opin- 
ion that the act of the Wardens, and those who took part with them, was an 
act of the grossest insubordination, and unprecedented in the Masonic history 
of modern times. Duty, as sentinels at their posts in this Grand Lodge, 
painful as is the task, constrains your committee to speak out upon this sub- 
ject. In doing this they do not forget the fact, that they are speaking of the 
acts of those with whom they have taken sweet counsel in days past ; and 
they now implore those erring brethren to return upon their steps, and beseech 
them by their manhood, by their Masonic ties, and by all that men and Masons 
hold dear, not to persist in this great error ; for, having organized their body 
in wrong, they can never bring it into the right way. The day will come 
when they or their successors will pause and reflect ; and the breach, broad 
as it may seem to be now, will assuredly be healed, and the sooner it is done 
the better it will be for them, and the Fraternity everywhere. 

Another circumstance has occurred within the territorial jurisdiction of the 
Grand Lodge of New York, deserving the attention of this, as also of every 
other Grand Lodge in the United States. Upon application from Pythagoras 
Lodge, composed of Germans, in the City of New York, to the Grand Lodge 
of Hamburg, Germany, for a Charter to enable it to conduct its business un- 
der that jurisdiction, the Senior Grand Master of that body applied to the 
Grand Master of New York, for permission to gratify the prayer of the peti- 
tioners. Without waiting for a definite reply, a Charter was forwarded by 
the Grand Lodge of Hamburg to Pythagoras Lodge, which was duly an- 
nounced by the Senior Grand Master to the Grand Master of New York. It 
is hardly necessary to say that New York resists this encroachment upon her 
rights with becoming dignity, and with full determination to protect herself 
from all such usurpations. We hope and believe that the Grand Lodge of 
Hamburg will see the impropriety of the step, and that she will recall the 
Charter. If one of the Grand Lodges of a State in our own Union may not 
so trespass upon the rights of that of another, much less can we permit one 
of another country to set up her authority among us. There needs no argu- 
ment to show that such a step can not for a moment be tolerated. 

The propriety of organizing a Supreme or General Grand Lodge for the 
United States, still continues to engage the attention of the several Grand 
Lodges. As heretofore, the matter has its warm supporters and determined 
opposers. This question has been so long under consideration, and so often 
and so fully discussed, that your committee deem it not worth while to repeat 
the arguments, pro and con, nor attempt new ones. The opinion of one of 
the committee, at least, is well known throughout the States ; and although 
that opinion remains unchanged, he does not desire again to thrust his rea- 
sons in support of it upon his brethren. One great difficulty seems to be the 
want of ability in those Grand Lodges, favorable to the measure, to agree 
upon the provisions of a Constitution. It is manifest that a compromise 
must accomplish this if it ever is accomplished. This might be done by each 
Grand Lodge forming a Constitution, such as would suit itself; and then, by 
putting it into the hands of delegates, to be depended upon for their skill and 
discretion, who should meet others of like character in general convention, 
with authority to compare and alter, a Constitution might be formed accepta- 
ble to all. 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OP CALIFORNIA. 107 

make Masons at will ? To this we say, most assuredly he has, by preroga- 
tive right from time immemorial ; and the wonder is, that there are those who 
deny the right. Does an appeal lie from the decision of the Grand Master 
to the body of the Grand Lodge ? Under no circumstances whatever. Under 
the provisions of the Constitutions, and of immemorial usage, his power is 
absolute. The idea of an appeal, in such case, is of modern origin. So, 
likewise, the decision of the Master of a subordinate Lodge, upon a matter 
properly submitted to him, is final and conclusive. 

Is it competent for the Master of a Lodge, or for the Lodge itself, to de- 
mand of a member his reasons for voting against a candidate for the degrees, 
or for membership ? Your committee answer, No, The whole object of the 
secret ballot would otherwise be defeated. 

Should a ballot be taken prior to the conferring of each degree ? So have 
the committee been taught, so they believe, and so they teach. 

The committee observe that a question has been raised in one or more of 
the Grand Lodges, as to whether Master Masons, not members of the Grand 
Lodge, should be permitted to be present in Grand Lodge during its business 
deliberations ? It is not supposed that in this, there is a question of right 
raised. No one can contend that any such right to be present exists. But 
where is the impropriety ? Are Master Masons, members of the Grand 
Lodge, invested with any new or additional obligations of secrecy, in virtue 
of their offices ? It is thought not : but that such as may be admitted (for it 
is is ex gratia their being admitted on any occasion) might profit from being 
present, and thereby be the better prepared to be useful members themselves 
at some future day. 

These are all questions that, one way or another, have recently come be- 
fore Grand Lodges ; but the decisions have not been uniform. The commit- 
tee must content themselves by a simple answer to the respective questions, 
trusting to the firm belief that they are right, and that those who are more 
particularly interested in this report will supply the arguments for them- 
selves. 

Of the physical qualifications of candidates for the honors of Masonry : 
your committee cannot withhold an expression of surprise that there should 
have been a difference of opinion on this subject. Let any Mason ask him- 
self whether the candidate who is blind, or deaf, or who has lost a leg or an 
arm, is capable of acquiring a knowledge of Masonry, so as to impart the 
same to another ? Whether he is capable of making himself known as a 
Mason, under all circumstances, in the dark as well as the light? His 
answer to these simple questions, as answer them he can but in one way, will 
supersede all argument upon this subject. 

The subjects of education and of charitable institutions are engaging the 
attention of several of our sister Grand Lodges, and should not be neglected 
by this. The former, so far as California is concerned, has yet to have a be- 
ginning ; the latter needs care and fostering. Should it be found practicable 
to commence a foundation for a permanent fund for such objects, in a few 
years, by careful nursing, it might become available for great and good pur- 
poses. 

The Grand Secretary has received a neat little work, entitled " The Free- 
mason's Directory and Register for A. D. 1851, A. L. 5851," by Bro. Wm. B. 
Shove, Assistant Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of New York, a most 
useful and convenient publication for every Mason. 

The committee note with great satisfaction, the report of a special com- 
mittee in the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, on the matter of a 
petition for a Dispensation to open and hold a Lodge in Monterey, in this State, 
from certain persons in that place. Your committee recognize in that report 
the true spirit, as well as the established laws and rules of the Order. 

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108 JOURNAL OP PROCEEDINGS. [November, 

A communication from the Master and Wardens of a Lodge at Panama, 
has been placed in the hands of your committee, asking the attention of the 
Masonic world to the peculiar condition of that place, and to the utility, and in 
fact, the necessity, of building up there a " Charity Fund, with which to admin- 
ister comfort to the sick and distressed, or to bury the dead," of such wayfaring 
brethren as may there need such relief. Your committee can well comprehend 
that the kind office of the u Good Samaritan r ' is frequently required there, 
more frequently perhaps, at this period, than at any other point in the civiliz- 
ed world ; and would recommend that the Grand Lodge take such action in 
the matter as its ability will allow. 

The committee do not claim to have even alluded to all the matters of inter- 
est which have been recently brought before other Grand Lodges, or to have 
discussed those mentioned with the care, or so elaborately, as they would have 
been glad to do, and as the subjects deserve. But time has not permitted 
them to do more, and they close their report by submitting the following res- 
olutions for the consideration of the Grand Lodge : — 

1. Resolved, That this Grand Lodge recognizes the body of which the M.\ W.\ Wm. 
H. Milnor is the presiding officer, as the Grand Lodge of New York, and that Masonic 
correspondence shall be held with no other body in that State as such. 

2. Resolved, That this Grand Lodge can give no countenance or support to the pre- 
tension of the Grand Lodge of Hamburg, or any other foreign Grand Lodge, to a right 
to grant Charters for Lodges in any of the territory of the United States of Ameri- 
ca 3 and that the granting of such to Pijthagoras Lodge, in the City of New York, is a 
violation of the established and well-known usages of Masonry. 

3. Resolved, That, from immemorial usage, the Grand Master of a Grand Lodge has 
power to assemble Masons and confer the degrees upon a candidate at pleasure. 

4. Resolved, That there is no appeal from the decision of the Grand Master in any 
matter coming before him for his decision in Grand Lodge, and that the same rule ob- 
tains with the Master of a subordinate Lodge over which he presides, or from that of any 
other officer while presiding. 

5. Resolved, That no member of a Lodge can be required to divulge his vote on bal- 
loting for a candidate for the degrees in Masonry, or for membership, nor to assign rea- 
sons for his vote, if known. 

6. Resolved, That a separate ballot should in all cases be taken prior to the conferring 
of each degree, and that one negative defeats the candidate ; provided, that when a sin- 
gle negative appears, the presiding officer may allow a second ballot to be forthwith 
taken, with a view of correcting a mistake $ and provided further, that if, upon the state 
of the vote being declared, a member shall announce to the Lodge that he has voted 
contrary to his intention by accident, the ballot may be retaken for correction. 

7. Resolved, That the degrees in Masonry should not be conferred upon any one whose 
physical deformity is such that he cannot acquire a knowledge and impart to others the 
secrets of the Craft, according to the rules of the Order. 

8. Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed, whose duty it shall be to consid- 
er and report at] the next meeting of this Grand Lodge, the ways and means of estab- 
lishing a permanent fund for the promotion of education and charitable objects. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Levi Stowell, | 

Benj. D. Hyam, n ... 

Chas. Oilman, Y Committee. 

J. D. Stevenson, J 
The report was received and laid on the table for the present, and it 
was 

Ordered, That the resolutions accompanying the report be taken up and 
acted upon separately. 

The first, second, and third resolutions were separately read and 
adopted. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 2 o'clock, this afternoon. 

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Afternoon Session, ) 

Wednesday } Nov. bih, A. L. 5851. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 2 o'clock, P. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

The consideration of the resolutions reported by the Committee on 
Foreign Correspondence was resumed. 

The fourth, fifth, and sixth resolutions were separately read and 
adopted. 

Upon the reading of the seventh resolution, Bro. A. Bartol offered 
the following as a substitute : — 

Resolved, That all our sister Grand Lodges who are specidalive in reference 
to the qualifications of applicants for the degrees of Masonry, are most re- 
spectfully referred to the original Constitutions of the Craft, as we do not 
wish to provoke debate. 

Which substitute was adopted. 

The eighth resolution was read and adopted ; and, the resolutions 
having all been acted upon, 

Bro. J. L. Thompson moved that the report of the committee be 
concurred in \ which motion Bro. J. R. Crandall moved to amend 
by striking out all that part of the report acknowledging that the 
Grand Master has the right to assemble and make Masons at pleasure. 

The amendment did not prevail, and the report of the Committee 
on Foreign Correspondence was concurred in. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 9 o' clock, to-morrow 



M <&ran& Co&ge. 

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Morning Session, 
Thursday, .Nov 6th, A. L. 5851. 



The Grand Lodge was called on at 9 o'clock, A. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

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110 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [November, 

After prayer by the Grand Chaplain, the minutes of the sessions of 
yesterday were read and approved. 

Bro. J. Cloudsley, W. M. of San Jose Lodge, No. 10, appeared 
aud took his seat. 

Bro. B, D. Hyam, from the Committee on Foreign Correspondence, 
presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence, to whom was referred that 
portion of the Deputy Grand Master's Address, in regard to the difficulties in 
Louisiana, and the action necessary for the formation of a General Grand 
Lodge of the United States, beg leave to recommend : — 

That the Grand Secretary be instructed by the Grand Lodge to address the 
Grand Master of Louisiana, to ascertain the names of the offending Lodges 
in Louisiana, and when obtained, to advise the subordinate Lodges in this 
jurisdiction thereof: 

And, in regard to the formation of a Supreme Grand Lodge of the United 
States, that this Grand Lodge fully approves of the formation of such a body, 
and fraternally suggests to our sister Grand Lodges, that they each take some 
definite action in the premises, to procure the organization of such a body at 
an early date. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

B. D. Hyam, ] 

Levi Stowell, V Committee. 

Adolphus Hollub, J 

Which report v^as received and concurred in. 

Bro. 0. J. Preston, from the Committee on Text-Books, presented 

the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee, to whom was referred the subject of a Text-Book, to be 
used by the Lodges under this jurisdiction, have given the subject all the at- 
tention that time would allow, and would respectfully beg leave to submit the 
following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the Grand Lodge recommend to the favorable consideration of each 
Lodge under this jurisdiction, the u Masonic Text-Book/' by the R.\ \V.\ John Dove. 
Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Virginia ; and that the Grand Secretary be in- 
structed to procure copies thereof, and furnish each of the Lodges with a copy, 

they paying the cost thereof. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

0. J. Preston, ] 

J. D. Creigh, > Committee. 

T. A. TnoMAS, ) 

Which report was received and concurred in ; the blank in the res- 
olution was filled with the words "one hundred; " the resolution was 
adopted as completed; the committee was discharged j and the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted : — 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary be authorized to dispose of the surplus 
copies of the Text-Book not wanted by the Lodges and the Grand Lodge, at 
a small advance upon the original cost, the receipts to be placed to the credit 
of the Grand Lodge. 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. Ill 

A majority and a minority report, from the committee to whom was 
referred that portion of the Deputy Grand Master's Address relative to 
Annual Communications, were received and laid on the table. 

A communication from Western Star Lodge, No. 2, relative to an 
expulsion, and an appeal from the decision of the Lodge, were received, 
and both referred to the Committee on Grievances. 

On motion of Bro. J. D. Creigh, it was 

Resolved, That a committee of three (the Deputy Grand Master to be one) 
be appointed to procure a seal for the Grand Lodge, with appropriate inscrip- 
tions thereon, with power to draw on the Grand Treasurer for the cost there- 
of ; to report at the next Communication. 

The Deputy Grand Master named as the other two members of the 
committee — 

On procuring a Grand Lodge Seal : > • < T i Sto 1 1 ' 

On motion of Bro. J. Noah, it was 

Resolved, That every subordinate Lodge shall have a Masonic seal, to be 
affixed to certificates, returns, and other documents for publication ; an im- 
pression from such seal to be recorded on the records of the Lodge, and one 
to be sent to the Grand Secretary. 

On motion of Bro. J. D. Creigh, it was 

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to procure a suitable block of 
stone, with an appropriate inscription thereon, to be presented, on behalf of 
this Grand Lodge, to the " National Washington Monument Association,'' 
with a request that it be placed in a proper position in said Monument j and 
that said committee be empowered to raise, by voluntary subscription, a suf- 
ficient sum to pay the expenses of the same. 

The Deputy Grand Master named as the committee — 

f Bro. J. D. Creigh, 

On Stone for Washington Monument : < " T. A. Thomas, 

( " Levi Stowell. 

On motion of Bro. T. A. Thomas, the Deputy Grand Master was 

added to the foregoing committee. 

The Grand Secretary presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Grand Secretary, since the last Communication of the Grand Lodge, 
has had printed two hundred and fifty copies of its proceedings, and has dis- 
tributed the same to all the Lodges under this jurisdiction, and to each of the 
Grand Lodges in the Lnited States, in Canada, and Europe, so far as their 
addresses were known ; and has accompanied the same with the autographs 
of the officers of this Grand Lodge, as required. He has also caused to be 
printed one hundred blank Dispensations, and one hundred and fifty blanks 
for autographs, as directed by the Grand Lodge. 

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112 JOURNAL OF proceedings. [November, 

The Grand Secretary, also, after examining the books of La Fayette Lodge, 
in Oregon Territory, and finding them in due form and properly recorded, has 
issued a Charter to that Lodge, by direction of the Grand Master, dated May 
9th, 1851, agreeably to an order of the Grand Lodge at its last Communication. 
He has also received from Willamette Lodge an order on the Grand Treasu- 
rer for the balance due said Lodge, ($45.00,) as a donation, to be paid over 
to the " Sacramento Relief Committee/'' appointed at the Jast Communica- 
tion of the Grand Lodge. The Lodges in Oregon under this jurisdiction 
have sent in their reports, dated September 15th, stating that a Grand Lodge 
had been formed there at that date, under whose jurisdicti6n they are now 
working ; but the proceedings of the Convention forming said Grand Lodge 
have not yet come to hand. 

The Grand Secretary has issued, by direction of the Grand Master, a Dis- 
pensation for Parfaite Union Lodge, at San Francisco, dated June 6, 1851 ; 
and also, by direction of the Deputy Grand Master, a Dispensation for San 
Diego Lodge, at San Diego, dated August 1, 1851. Another petition was re- 
ceived from Stockton, from a number of brethren, but no fee accompanying 
it, their prayer was not granted. 

The following sums of money have been received by the Grand Secretary 
since the last Communication, viz. : — 

May 20, from La Fayette Lodge, 0. T., fee for Charter,... $50 00 

June 4, u Parfaite Union, fee for Dispensation, 75 00 

Aug. 1, " San Diego " " 75 00 

Cash in Grand Secretary's hands at last report, 338 73 $538 73 

And there has been expended, as directed by the Grand Lodge, 
the following : — 

Paid for printing 250 copies of the Proceedings, $200 00 

•'< " " 100 blank Dispensations, 20 00 

" " " 150 blank Autographs, 25 00 

" " * 3000 Circulars, relative to Hospital,... 80 00 

" « Gold Medal for Bro. J. D. Stevenson, P. G. M., 125 00 

" f* Advertising, in various papers, 23 00 

" " Stationery, Postage, &c, (as per vouchers,).... 27 90 

Grand Treasurers receipt for balance, 37 83 $538 73 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

L. Stowell, Grand Secretary. 

Which report was received and referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance and Accounts. 

The Grand Treasurer presented the following report : — 

T. A. Thomas, Grand Treasurer, in acct. with the Grand Lodge of California. 

1851. Dr. 

May, 9. To cash received from Grand Secretary, $554 00 

Nov. 4. " " " " " 538 73 $1092 73 

1851. Cr. 

May. 9. Paid G. Treasurer's expenses to Grand Lodge,. .$48 00 

" " u Grand Tyler's bill, 69 00 

u " " Grand Master's expenses to Grand Lodge,.. 48 00 

" u u Grand Secretary, pro tern., for services, 100 00 

Nov. 4. u bills and appropriations, as ordered by 

Grand Lodge, 500 90 $765 90 

Balance in the hands of the Grand Treasurer, $326 83 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

T. A. Thomas, Grand, Treasurer. 
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5851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 113 

Which report was received and referred to the Committee on Finance 
and Accounts. 

On application of Bro. J. R. Long, of Temple Lodge, No. 14, good 
and sufficient reasons being given the Grand Lodge, that Lodge was 
authorized to re-ballot on the petition of Mr. Robert Hopkins. 

A petition was presented from Jennings Lodge, No. 4, asking the 
privilege of amending its By-Laws, so that they may read, " The regular 
meetings of this Lodge shall be held on the second and fourth Mondays 
of every month, and on the anniversaries of St. John the Evangelist and 
St. John the Baptist :" which was received, and the prayer of the pe- 
titioners was granted. 

Bro. J. J. Ames, Senior Warden of San Diego Lodge, U. D., made 
application to have the Dispensation of said Lodge extended until the 
next regular Communication of the Grand Lodge \ which application 
was granted. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 2£ o'clock, this after- 
noon. 



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Afternoon Session, ) 
Thursday, Nov, 6th, A. L. 5851. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 2 J o'clock, P. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

The Committee on Returns of Lodges reported the returns of Beni- 
cia Lodge, No. 5, and Nevada Lodge, No. 13, as correct. 

A communication from Bro. J. R. Cuandall, in reference to Pacific 
Lodge, U. D., was received and referred to a special committee of three. 

The Deputy Grand Master named as said special committee — 

( Bro. J. H. Ralston, 

On Pacific Lodge ; \ " T. A. Thomas, 

( « Adolph. Ilollub. 

The amendments to the Constitution, reported by a committee ap- 
pointed for that purpose at the last Communication, and printed with 
the proceedings, were taken up for final action. 
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114 journal of proceedings. [November, 

Articles I., II., III., IV. The proposed amendments to these Arti- 
cles were separately read and adopted. 

Article V. The proposed amendment to Sec. 1 was rejected ; the 
proposed erasure of Sec. 2 was rejected; and the proposed erasure of 
Sections 3 and 4 was adopted. 

Article VI. The proposed amendment to this Article was adopted. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 7 o' clock, this evening. 



In <&xanb Cobge. 



Evening Session, } 

Thursday, Nov. 6th, A. L. 5851. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 7 o'clock, P. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

The consideration of the proposed amendments to the Constitution 
was resumed. 

Articles VII., VIII., IX., X., XL The proposed amendments to 
these articles were separately read and adopted. 

Article XII. The proposed interpolation of this new article was 
adopted. 

Article XIII. The proposed amendment to this article (foimerly 
Article XII.) was rejected. 

Bro. H. F. Williams moved a reconsideration of the vote rejecting 
the amendment to the Xlllth Article, which motion prevailed ; but 
the vote being again taken upon the proposed amendment, it was again 
rejected. 

The Constitution, as thus amended, was then declared to be adopt- 
ed, and it was ordered to be published with the proceedings of the 
Grand Lodge. 

Bros. J. D. Creigh and J. S. Irwin were added to the Committee 
on By-Laws of the Grand Lodge, to fill vacancies. 

The Committee on the size of Aprons and Collars for the Grand 
Lodge reported, recommending the size to be fourteen inches in depth 
and sixteen inches in width; which report was referred to the Com* 
mittee on Jewels and Clothing. 

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1851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 115 

Bros. J. S. Irwin and T. A. Thomas were added to the last named 
committee. 

The Deputy Grand Master announced the following committee — 

( Bro. Joel Noah, 

On By-Laws of Lodges : 1 " J. M. Koon, 

I " A.Hollub. 

The G-rand Lodsre was then called off until 9 o'clock, to-morrow 



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Morning Session, ) 
Friday, Nov 7 th, A. L. 5851. J 

The G-rand Lodge was called on at 9 o'clock, A. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

The minutes of the sessions of yesterday were read and approved. 

Bro. J. D. Creigh offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the jewels to be worn by the officers of the Grand Lodge be of 
gold, pendant to a collar of purple ribbon or velvet ; the apron of white silk 
or purple, with the appropriate jewels embroidered, and trimmed with purple 
ribbon, or silk fringe ; and that all other resolutions describing the regalia be 
and are hereby repealed. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

The committee to whom was referred that portion of the Deputy 
G-rand Master's Address relative to procuring jewels and clothing for 
the G-rand Lodge, reported the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to procure the jewels, 
furniture, and clothing, which have been adopted by the Grand Lodge, for the 
use of the same ; to report at the next regular Communication, with power to 
draw on the Grand Treasurer for the necessary funds : and that the Deputy 
Grand Master be the chairman of said committee. 

Which resolution was adopted . 

The Deputy Grand Master named as the other two members of the 
committee — 

On Jewels and Clothing, &c, } Br °- ^ v f StoweT' 

A petition from Eurelca Lodge, for a Charter, and for the location 

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116 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [Xouember, 

of the Lodge at Auburn, Placer County, was read and referred to the 
Committee on Dispensations and Charters ; as was also a petition from 
Parfaite Union Lodge, praying for a continuance of their Dispensa- 
tion. 

The Grand Lecturers presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ IF.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Grand Lecturers, to whom was referred that part of the Deputy Grand 
Master's Address, relative to uniformity of work, beg leave to recommend 
that the State be divided into three districts, and that a Grand Lecturer be ap- 
pointed for each ; and that it shall be the duty of each Grand Lecturer to 
visit the several Lodges in his district, instruct them in their work, examine 
their records, and make a full report to the Grand Lodge at the next regular 
Communication. ^ 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 



Adolph. Hollub, ) £. , Urhirer* 
0. J. Preston, J ™ ana Lectuieis ' 



Which report was received and concurred in, and the following res- 
olutions were adopted : — 

Resolved, That it shall be the duty of the Grand Lecturers to visit all the 
Lodges under Charter and Dispensation within their respective districts, ex- 
amine their records and work, and correct the same, and give the proper in- 
structions to such Lodges ; and in case of any irregularities, or violation of 
the rules and regulations of Masonry, or of the Constitution of this Grand 
Lodge, that they report the facts to the Grand Master, whose duty it shall be 
to examine into the same, and, if necessary, to suspend the labors of the 
Lodge or Lodges so offending, until the next Communication of the Grand 
Lodge, and then report the same thereto. 

Resolved, That the necessary expenses of the Grand Lecturers shall be 
paid by the respective Lodges : and that the Grand Lodge shall pay, for their 
time expended, a reasonable compensation. 

Resolved, That the subordinate Lodges are hereby directed to forward a 
copy of their By-Laws, at or before the next Communication of this Grand 
Lodge, in conformity with a resolution passed at the last Communication. 

Bro. T. A. Thomas, from the Committee on Grievances, presented 
the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Committee on Grievances, to whom was referred the appeal of Bro. M. 
Green, of Western Star Lodge, No. 2, have had the same before them, to- 
gether with the records of said Lodge. By the report of the Secretary of West- 
ern Star Lodge, it appears that on the — day of — , Bro. Green was expelled 
from all the privileges of Freemasonry for unmasonic conduct. From this 
action Bro. Green appeals to this Grand Lodge, and states that the Mas- 
ter of said Lodge did not give him a trial in accordance with the Constitution ; 
which statement is sustained by the records of the Lodge, and the testimony 
of its representatives. Your committee therefore recommend the non-con- 
currence of this Grand Lodge in the expulsion of Bro. M. Green, and that 
said Lodge be directed to give him a new trial. 

They have also had before them the communication of the Secretary of 
Tuolumne Lodge, No. 8, notifying the Grand Secretary of the expulsion (on 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 117 

the 17th of May last) of R. C. Barry, by said Lodge, for unmasonic conduct ; 
and in this case they recommend the concurrence of the Grand Lodge. In the 
same communication Bro. Peter Mehen is reported to the Grand Lodge for un- 
masonic conduct ; and your committee respectfully suggest that no such 
report should ever be made to the Grand Lodge, unless the party has been 
suspended or expelled. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

T. A. Thomas, ] 

Adolph. Hollub, >• Committee. 

Joel Noah, ) 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

Bro. A. Hollub, from the. Committee on By-Laws of Lodges, pre- 
sented the following report : — 

To the M..W.'. Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Committee on By-Laws report that they have examined the By-Laws 
of Western Star Lodge, No. 2, and, finding them in conformity with the Con- 
stitution of the Grand Lodge, recommend their approval. 

A. Hollub, | ommittee _ 
Joel Noah. J 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

Bro. J. R. Crandall offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the next regular Communication of this Grand Lodge shall 
be held in the city of San Francisco. 

Which was adopted, and it was also 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary be authorized to subscribe, in the name 
of this Grand Lodge, for the following works, viz. : — 

" The Freemason's Magazine, " edited by C. W. Moore, Boston, Mass. 

u The Masonic Review/' edited by C. Moore, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

" The Signet, " edited by J. W. S. Mitchell, St. Louis, Mo. 

11 The Masonic Miscellany, " edited by A. G. Mackey, Charleston, S. C. 

" The Temple, " edited by B. Parke, Harrisburg, Pa. 

i( The Masonic Union, " edited by F. M. King, Auburn, N. Y., and 

"The Masonic Journal, " edited by J. B. Randall, Marietta, Ga. 

The whole to commence with the first number of the present volume, and 
to be bound at the close of each volume, and kept in the Grand Lodge Li- 
brary ; and the Grand Secretary to draw on the Grand Treasurer for the amount 
of the subscriptions. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 2 J o'clock, this afternoon. 



hi (&xa\\b Cofcge. 



Afternoon Session, 
Friday, Nov. 7th, A. L. 5851 



.} 



The Grand Lodge was called on at 2 J o'clock, P. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

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1 

Committee. 



118 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [November, 

Bro. J. Noah, from the Committee on By-Laws of Lodges, present- 
ed the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee, to whom was referred so much of the Address of the E.\ 
W.\ Deputy Grand Master as refers to conferring degrees, respectfully re- 
port that they have given the subject due consideration, and fully concur 
with the Deputy Grand Master, that the time adopted between conferring the 
several degrees is too short for the candidate to be proficient in the work ; 
and they therefore recommend that the application for the first degree lie 
over not less than four weeks, and that not less than two weeks intervene be- 
tween the conferring the subsequent degrees, unless the candidate shall show, 
upon an examination in open Lodge, that he is fully qualified in his work to 
advance to the next degree. 

Your committee, to whom was also referred so much of the Deputy Grand 
Master's Address as relates to the uniformity of the By-Laws of subordinate 
Lodges, beg leave further to report that they fully concur with the Deputy 
Grand Master, " that a uniformity of By-Laws is very desirable," but are of 
opinion that the Grand Lodge has no authority to make By-Laws for the sub- 
ordinate Lodges, and that it would be an improper interference with their 
rights. The only right the Grand Lodge has reserved to herself, is that of 
restraining them in their By-Laws from encroaching upon the ancient Con- 
stitutions, and the Constitution of the Grand Lodge. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Joel Noah, 

J. S. Irwin, 

J. M. Koon, 

J. D. Creigh, 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

Bro. J. D. Kimbrell, from the Committee on Finance and Ac- 
counts, presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee beg leave to report, that they have examined the books 
and accounts of the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer, and find them 
correct, and kept in a neat and proper style. 

The following is the amount of receipts and disbursements to Nov. 4, 
1851 : — 

Receipts, from all sources, $1092 73 

Disbursements, as per vouchers, 765 90 

Leaving in the Grand Treasurer's hands, $326 83 

We find the following Lodges, according to their returns, deficient to the 
amount set opposite their names, viz. : — 

Tehama - Lodge, No. 3, Nov., 1850, $103 51 

Benicia " " 5, Nov., 1851, 132 98 

Sutter " " 6, Nov., 1850, 23 00 

Nevada* « " 13, Nov., 1851, 194 00 

Temple " " 14, May, 1851, 5 00 

La Fayette " il 15, May, 1851, 23 00 

Amount still due from Lodges, $481 49 

* The dues of this Lodge were detained by accident, and have since been paid. 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 1.19 

Marysville Lodge, No. 9, has not reported. Tuolumne Lodge, No. 8, over- 
paid $152 7 Nov., 1850. No report has since been made. Willamette Lodge, 
No. 11, has remitted to the Grand Secretary $45, being the surplus in the 
hands of the Grand Treasurer due that Lodge, with instructions that it be 
appropriated as per circular issued at the last Communication, as a donation 
from that Lodge. 

There is now in the hands of the Grand Treasurer, $326 83 

And the amount due the Grand Lodge is 481 49 

Making a total of resources of. $808 32 

Exclusive of the amounts due from Marysville and Tuolumne Lodges. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

R. D. Kimbrell, ") 

H. F. Williams, > Ccmmittee. 

J. Neely Johnson, J 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

On motion of Bro. J. R. Crandall, a committee was appointed to 
ascertain what disposition Sutter Lodge, No. 6, had made of its funds, 
jewels, and furniture, and report at this Communication. 

The Deputy Grand Master named as such committee — 

[Bro. T.A.Thomas, 

On the Property of Sutter Lodge: < " J. M. Koon, 

( il J. N. Johnson. 

The Committee on Education asked for time until the next Com- 
munication to report, which was granted. 

The Grand Secretary was directed to notify all delinquent Lodges to 
pay up their dues forthwith. 

Bro. J. R. Crandall offered the following resolution : — 

Whereas, Marysville Lodge, No. 9, has failed to make returns at this Com- 
munication of the Grand Lodge ; and whereas, Bro. S. M. Miles has in part 
made known to the Grand Lodge the cause of that delinquency, and has asked 
that time be given for the payment of its dues until December next : therefore 

Resolved, That the attention of the Grand Lecturer in whose district that 
Lodge is located, be particularly called to that Lodge 5 and if, on examination, 
nothing appears calling for exemplary discipline, he be authorized to grant 
the request of said Lodge. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

The committee appointed to draft a code of By-Laws and Rules for 
the government of the Grand Lodge, reported such code, a portion of 
which was adopted, and will be found in its appropriate place in the 
proceedings. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 7 o'clock, this evening. 

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120 JOURNAL OF proceedings. [November, 



Evening Session, ) 

Friday, Nov 7 th, A. L. 5851. } 



The Grand Lodge was called on at 7 o'clock, P. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

Bro. James Rice, Jr. , Past Grand Master of Kentucky, appeared 
and was invited to a seat in the Grand Lodge. 

Bro. J. Noah, from the Committee on Dispensations and Charters, 
presented the following report : — 

To the M:. W.\ Grand Lodge of California: — 

Your committee respectfully beg leave to report, that they have examined 
the By-Laws and Records of Eureka Lodge, and with some few exceptions 
find them correct. The latter clause of Sec. 1, Art. Ill, ef said By-Laws, is ex- 
ceptionable, and we recommend that it be stricken out. Your committee find 
in the work of the Lodge, but few slight inaccuracies, and would therefore 
recommend, in accordance with the prayer of the petitioners, that a Charter be 
granted to that Lodge, and that it be permitted to remove to the town of Au- 
burn, in Placer County. 

Your committee also recommend that the Dispensation of Parfaite Union 
Lodge be renewed until the next Communication. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Joel Noau, ) n ... 
J.M.Koox,\ CammttUe - 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

Bro. L. Applegate, Senior Warden of Eureka Lodge, was then 
admitted to a seat in the Grand Lodge. 

Bro. L. Stowell offered the following resolutions : — 

Resolved, That the Grand Master nominate, and the Grand Lodge appoint, 
a Deputy Grand Secretary, who shall perform the duties of said office in the 
absence of the Grand Secretary, and for whose acts the Grand Secretary shall 
be responsible. 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary be authorized to procure one hundred 
blank Diplomas, for the use of the Grand Lodge. 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary cause two hundred and fifty copies of 
the proceedings at this Communication to be printed, (including the Consti- 
tution, as revised, and the By-Laws,) and distributed as usual. 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary be authorized to draw on the Grand 
Treasurer, to pay all expenses growing out of the proceedings of the Grand 
Lodge at this Communication. 

Which resolutions were all adopted. 

Bro. J. R. Crandall offered the following resolutions : — 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OP CALIFORNIA. 121 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Grand Lodge, that the degrees of 
Masonry, conferred in a Lodge by a Master Mason, in the absence of the 
W.\ Master and Wardens, under the direction and supervision of a Past 
Master who has presided as Master of a Lodge, shall be regarded by this 
Grand Lodge as valid and constitutional. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 9 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning. 



Morning Session, j 

Saturday, Nov. Sth, A. L. 5851. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 9 o'clock, A. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

The minutes of the sessions of yesterday were read and approved. 

Bro. A. Bartol offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That this Grand Lodge will receive no delegate or representative 
at any of its Communications, unless he be a member of some Lodge under 
its jurisdiction. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

Bro. J. Noah moved a reconsideration of the resolution offered by 
Bro. J. R. Crandall yesterday evening ; which motion did not pre- 
vail. 

On motion of Bro. L. Stowell, the communications from Willa- 
mette and La Fayette Lodges, 0. T., were taken from the table and 
referred to a committee of one, to report forthwith. 

Bro. J. B. Crandall was appointed such committee. 

The committee appointed to inquire into the affairs of Sutter Lodge, 
No. 6, reported, that in consequence of the absence of the Secretary, who 
had in charge the records of said Lodge, the necessary information 
could not be obtained ; and they asked that the time be extended, in 
which to report, until the next Communication : which was granted. 

Bro. J. R. Crandall, to whom was referred the communications 
from the Lodges in Oregon Territory, presented the following report : — 
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122 journal OF proceedings. [November, 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee regrets that time is not allowed to notice the subject as 
he would desire. He appreciates the position of La Fayette and Willamette 
Lodges, and can not but approve the course pursued in their associating with 
the Grand Lodge of Oregon, as, in this, he feels assured that thej were 
prompted by a rule regarded as Masonic. The jurisdiction of a Grand Lodge 
is usually conceded to be the boundary of the State or Territory where such 
Grand Lodge is located, but extending to other States or Territories where 
no Grand Lodge exists ; and now that those Lodges are not under our imme- 
diate jurisdiction, we should none the less regard them with fraternal inter- 
est, and as members of one great Masonic family. Their prompt response 
to the call made by this Grand Lodge, to subordinate as well as Grand 
Lodges, is a sufficient guarautee that they possess the true Masonic qualities, 
and in that respect they have set us an example worthy of imitation. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. R. Cr and all, Committee. 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

The following amendments to the Constitution were presented : — 

We propose to amend Sec. 3, of Art. IX., by fixing the price of diplomas at 
three dollars — one dollar for the Grand Secretary : To amend Sec. 4, of 
Art. IX., by striking out the words il Grand Lodge," in the last line, and in- 
serting " Grand Secretary : " To amend Sec. 1, of Art. X., so as to allow Lodges 
at their discretion to elect their officers semi-annually, at the meetings next 
preceding the anniversaries of St. John the Baptist and Evangelist : To 
amend Art. III. so as to have the regular meetings of the Grand Lodge an- 
nual, instead of semi-annual : To amend Sec. 6, of Art. X., so as to require pe- 
titions to lay over four weeks for consideration : and to amend Art. XIIL, so 
that it shall read as follows : " Any proposed amendment or alteration to the 
Constitution may be presented to the Grand Lodge, at a regular Communi- 
cation, by the representatives of three subordinate Lodges, and, if sanc- 
tioned by a majority of the members present, shall be published with the 
minutes, as a subject for future action ; and, upon its adoption at the next 
regular Communication of the Grand Lodge, by two thirds of the votes given 
thereon, the same shall become a part of this Constitution/' 

A. Bartol, California Lodge, No. 1 ; 



T. A. Thomas,. 



Tehama 



J. Neely Johnson, $ jLO " M " /tu 

H. F. Williams, San Jose " * 10. 

Which were ordered to be entered upon the minutes. 
Bro. R. D. Kimbrell, from the Committee on Finance and Ac- 
counts, presented the following report : — 

To the M.\W.\ Grand Lodge of California: — 

Your committee beg leave to report as follows : There have been received 
during this Communication the following amounts from the various Lodges 
hereinafter named : — 

From California - Lodge, No. 1, $93 00 

" Western Star « " 2, 34 00 

" Tehama " " 3, 77 00 

" Jennings " " 4, 35 00 

" Davy Crockett u " 7, 58 00 

w San Jose- " "10, 80 00 

« Yount " " 12, 16 00 $399 CO 

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5851.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 123 

Amount brought forward, $399 00 

From Temple - Lodge, No. 14, 93 00 

« La Fayette " " 15, 11 00 

* Eureka " " 16, 171 00 $674 00 

In hands of Grand Treasurer, as before reported, 326 00 

Total cash in the Treasury, $1000 83 

Due from the Lodges, so far as ascertained, 481 49 

Total of moneys on hand and due, $1482 32 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

R. D. Kimbrell, ] 

J. Neely Johnson, > Committee. 

H. F. Williams, J 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

The Committee on Diplomas and Registrations ."reported no business 
before them, and asked to be discharged : which was so ordered. 

Bro. A. Bartol offered the following, which was adopted : — 

Resolved, That the fees of the Grand Tyler shall be eight dollars per day 
at the next Communication of the Grand Lodge. 

The Deputy Grand Master nominated Bro. O. J. Preston as Deputy 
Grand Secretary, which was approved by the Grand Lodge. 

The following bills were read and ordered to be paid : — 

Grand Tyler's bill for services, $ 80 00 

Grand Treasurer's bill, six months salary and expenses, 76 00 
Grand Secretary's " " " " u ^ " 240 00 

Deputy Grand Master's bill, expenses, &c, $55, which, 

on motion, was ordered to be made 100 00 $496 00 

Bro. J. R. Crandall, from the Committee on Districting the State, 
presented the following report : — 

To the M.\W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Committee on Districting the State beg leave to report, that they re- 
commend the division of the State into the following districts, viz. : — 

The San Francisco District, to embrace all the Lodges located, or here- 
after to be located, in the counties of San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, 
San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, San 
Francisco, Solano, Napa, Marin, Mendocino, and Sonoma. 

The Sacramento District, to embrace the counties of Sacramento, Yolo, 
Colusi, Shasta, Trinity, Klamath, Butte, Sutter, and Yuba. 

The Nevada District, to embrace the counties of Nevada, Placer, El Do- 
rado, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Tuolumne, and Mariposa. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. R. Crandall, I 

Adolph. Hollub, > Committee* 

J. D. Creigh, J 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

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124 journal of proceedings. [November. 

The Deputy Grand Master announced that the only Charter issued 
at this Communication, was for 

Eureka Lodge, No. 16, at Auburn, Placer County. 

The following resolution was adopted : — 

Besolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be tendered to the R.'.W.'. 
Deputy Grand Master, for his efficient services in presiding over the Grand 
Lodge during this Communication. 

No further business appearing, the Grand Lodge of California was 
then closed in JBlte JJOrm. 

B. D. HYAM, Deputy Grand Master. 

L. Stowell, Grand Secretary. 

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CONSTITUTION 

OF THE 

(Sranii JTohu of $xn att& %tu$ttb iHaMtis 

O P T H E 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA, 

AS REVISED AND ADOPTED 

J±T THE SE3^I--A.^T3STXJA.Ij OOMMTJ^IO-AuTIOIN* 

IN NOVEMBER, A.L. 5851. 



-«•► 



ARTICLE I. 

STYLE AND TITLE. 

Section 1. The style and title of this Grand Lodge shall be, " The Grand 
Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, of the State of California." 

ARTICLE II. 

RANK AND TITLE OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS. 

Section 1. The Grand Lodge shall consist of the following officers and 
members : — The Most Worshipful Grand Master, The Right Worshipful Dep- 
uty Grand Master, The Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden, The Right 
Worshipful Junior Grand Warden, The Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer, 
The Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, The Right Worshipful Grand Chap- 
lain, a Grand Marshal, a Grand Standard Bearer, a Grand Sword Bearer, a 
Senior Grand Deacon, a Junior Grand Deacon, two Grand Stewards, a 
Grand Tyler, and such other officers as the Grand Lodge, from time to time, 
may elect or appoint ; together with the Most Worshipful Past Grand Mas- 
ters, Right Worshipful Past Deputy Grand Masters, Right Worshipful Past 
Grand Wardens, Right Worshipful Past Grand Treasurers, and Right Wor- 
shipful Past Grand Secretaries, who remain members of Lodges under this 
jurisdiction; the Masters and Wardens, for the time being, of the several 
chartered and constituted Lodges under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge, 
or their legally appointed proxies ; and the Past Masters, members of Lodges 
under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge. 

ARTICLE III. 

MEETINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 

Section 1. The regular Communications of the Grand Lodge shall be held 
in Sacramento City, or at such place as the Grand Lodge may from time to 
time designate, on the first Tuesdays in May and November, in each year ; 
and the election of Grand Officers shall take place at the semi-annual meet- 
ings in the month of May. 

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Sec. 2. The Grand Master, (or, in his absence from the State, or inability 
to attend, the Deputy Grand Master,) upon the application of the presiding 
officers of any three Lodges under this jurisdiction, shall call special meet- 
ings of the Grand Lodge. 

ARTICLE IV. 

ELECTION OF GRAND OFFICERS. 

Section 1. The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Right Worshipful Deputy 
Grand Master, Right Worshipful Senior and Junior Grand Wardens, Right 
Worshipful Grand Treasurer, and Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, shall 
be elected annually, by ballot, after the other business of the Lodge shall be 
completed, and shall hold their offices until their successors are duly elected 
and installed. A majority of all the votes cast at an election for Grand 
Officers, shall be necessary for a choice. All other Grand Officers shall be 
appointed in such manner as the Grand Lodge may direct. 

Sec. 2. No brother shall be eligible to an elective office unless he is a 
Present or Past Master, nor entitled to membership in the Grand Lodge un- 
less a member of a subordinate Lodge under its jurisdiction. 

ARTICLE V. 



Section 1. Each of the Grand Officers, for the time being, and every 
elective Past Grand Officer, when present at a meeting of the Grand Lodge, 
shall be entitled to one vote. Each Lodge shall be entitled to three votes by 
its proper officers, or, in their absence, by their proxy or proxies : and Past 
Masters, members of Lodges, shall each be entitled to one vote. No mem- 
ber, in his own right, shall be entitled to more than one vote. 

Sec. 2. In all questions, except those decided by ballot, in case of a tie, 
the presiding officer shall have the casting vote. 

ARTICLE VI. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Section 1. At each meeting of the Grand Lodge, the Grand Master, or 
presiding officer, shall appoint the following committees, each to consist of" 
not less than three, nor more than five members, viz. : a Committee on Cre- 
dentials ; a Committee on Grievances ; a Committee on Unfinished Business ; 
a Committee on Finance and Accounts ; a Committee on Foreign Corres- 
pondence ; a Committee on Dispensations and Charters ; and a Committee 
on By-Laws. 

ARTICLE YIL 

GRAND OFFICERS . 

Section 1. The Most Worshipful Grand Master, or the Right Worshipful 
Deputy Grand Master, may, either of them, upon the petition of seven or more 
Master Masons, properly recommended by the nearest or most convenient 
Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, working under a Charter, grant Dis- 
pensations to form new Lodges within the limits of this State, or in the ad- 
joining Territories where no Grand Lodge exists ; which Dispensations shall be 
returnable at the next regular Communication of the Grand Lodge, when the 
Grand Lodge may order perpetual Charters, or continue the Dispensations 
until the next regular meeting of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 2. On the first day of the regular meeting of the Grand Lodge, or as 
soon thereafter as possible, the Grand Master shall lay before the Grand 
Lodge a written message, therein detailing an account of his official acts 
during the recess, and the state and condition of Masonry in his jurisdiction : 

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and shall recommend to the Grand Lodge such measures as he may deem 
expedient and necessary. 

Sec. 3. The Deputy Grand Master shall also report, in writing, at every 
semi-annual meeting of the Grand Lodge, all his acts and doings relating to 
his office, during the vacation. 

Sec. 4. The Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer, and Grand Tyler, shall re- 
ceive such compensation for their services as the Grand Lodge may, from time 
to time, determine. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Grand Secretary to pay over to the Grand 
Treasurer all moneys in his hands belonging to the Grand Lodge, at each regular 
Communication, and quarterly, during the recess thereof ; and to render an ac- 
count of the same at each semi-annual meeting of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 6. The Grand Treasurer shall receive all moneys from the Grand Sec- 
retary, belonging to the Grand Lodge, keep a correct record thereof, and, at 
each semi-annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, shall render an account 
of all his receipts and disbursements ; but no disbursement shall be made by 
him without an order from the Grand Lodge, signed by the presiding officer 
and the Grand Secretary, excepting as hereinafter provided. 

Sec. 7. The Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer, prior to their in- 
stallation, shall execute respectively, to the Grand Master, or, in his absence, 
to the Deputy Grand Master, for the time being, to the use of the Grand Lodge, 
a bond, with such security, and for such sum, as the Grand Master, or, in his 
absence, the Deputy Grand Master, may approve, conditioned for the faithful 
discharge of their respective duties. 

Sec. 8. All other Grand Officers receiving funds belonging to the Grand 
Lodge, shall immediately transmit the same to the Grand Secretary. 

ARTICLE VIII. 

POWERS OP THE GRAND LODGE. 

Section. 1. The Grand Lodge may grant Charters for new Lodges, to be 
located within the limits of its jurisdiction, to a competent number of worthy 
brethren applying : Provided, that no new Lodge shall be established by 
Dispensation or otherwise, except upon the recommendation of the Lodge 
nearest or most convenient to the place of the proposed new Lodge : And pro- 
vided further, that in case there are two or more Lodges in the same town or 
place nearest or most convenient to said proposed location, the recommenda- 
tion of either of them shall be deemed sufficient. 

Sec. 2. The Grand Lodge shall have full and complete appellate and cor- 
rective powers in all cases relative to the fraternity within its jurisdiction ; and 
it shall have power to assess upon its subordinate Lodges such contribu- 
tions, from time to time, as the good of the Order may require. 

ARTICLE IX. 

REVENUE. 

Section. 1. The fee for instituting a subordinate Lodge shall be one hund- 
red and twenty-five dollars, seventy-five dollars of which shall be paid on 
the issuing of a Dispensation, and, fifty dollars when the Charter is granted ; 
but upon the issuing of a Charter, in a case where no previous Dispensation 
shall have been granted, the whole amount of one hundred and twenty-five 
dollars shall be required. And every Lodge, upon receipt of its Charter, 
shall pay to the Grand Secretary the sum of twenty-five dollars for engrossino- 
the same, and affixing thereto the seal of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 2. Each Lodge shall pay into the treasury of the Grand Lodge the 
sum of one dollar for every degree conferred upon candidates, the sum of one 
dollar for every adjoining member, and the sum of one dollar, semi-annual- 
ly, for each contributing member. 

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128 journal OF proceedings. [November, 

Sec. 3. There shall be paid into the hands of the Grand Secretary, for the 
use of the Grand Lodge, five dollars, by the applicant, for every Diploma 
granted to a member of a subordinate Lodge ; but no Diploma shall issue ex- 
cept upon the presentation of a certificate from tbe Secretary of the Lodge of 
which the applicant is a member, of his good and regular standing therein. 
Such Diploma, when issued, shall be signed by the Grand Master, or Deputy 
Grand Master, and countersigned by the Grand Secretary, who shall also affix 
thereto the Seal of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 4. For all and every copy of any portion of the proceedings of the 
Grand Lodge, or of any document in his possession proper to be published, 
which the Grand Secretary shall be required to make, he shall demand and 
receive, for the use of the Grand Lodge, fifty cents for every one hundred 
words. 

ARTICLE X. 

SUBORDINATE LODGES. 

Section. 1. Every subordinate Lodge shall elect its officers annually, by 
ballot, by a majority of the votes of the members present, at the stated meeting 
next preceding the anniversary of St. John the Evangelist, (except in cases 
hereinafter provided,) who shall be installed on the evening of their election, 
or as soon thereafter as practicable, and shall retain their respective offices 
until their successors in office shall be elected and duly installed. 

Sec. 2. Each subordinate Lodge shall have the right to adopt By-Laws 
for its own government, which shall be submitted for the approval of the 
Grand Lodge at its regular meeting next ensuing their adoption ; and if ap- 
proved, no amendment thereto shall be valid until it shall have received the 
sanction of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 3. Each subordinate Lodge shall assemble for work at least once in 
every calendar month ; and if any Lodge shall fail to meet for six successive 
months, it shall forfeit its Charter. 

Sec. 4. All the proceedings, ballotings, and business of the Lodge, except 
that of conferring the subordinate degrees, shall be had and done in a Lodge 
of Master Masons. 

Sec. 5. No Lodge shall confer the three degrees of Masonry for a less 
sum than seventy-five dollars ; and the fee for each degree, as may be reg- 
ulated by the Lodge, shall be invariably paid in advance. 

Sec. 6. All applications for initiation or membership shall be made in 
writing, at a stated meeting of the Lodge ; but shall not be acted upon until 
after the expiration of two weeks, and then only at a regular meeting. Nor 
shall there be conferred more than one degree upon the same candidate at 
any one meeting of the Lodge ; and no Lodge shall confer the degrees upon 
more than five candidates at any one meeting. 

Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of every Lodge working under a Dispensation, 
on an application for an extension of such Dispensation, or for a Charter, to 
submit its book of records for the inspection of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 8. Each Lodge shall be represented in every semi-annual meeting of 
the Grand Lodge, when it shall also furnish a correct account of its proceed- 
ings during the past six months, in a form to be prescribed by the Grand 
Lodo-e, and make payment of its regular dues; and in case of the non-per- 
formance of these duties for the space of twelve months, its Charter may be 
declared forfeited. 

Sec. 9. It is not competent for any Lodge to expel or suspend a member 
from all the rights and privileges of Masonry for the non-payment of dues ; 
but any member, who shall have neglected to make payment of his dues for 
the space of six months, except in case of protracted illness, or absence from 
the State, may be summoned to appear before the Lodge to show cause why 

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his name should not be stricken from the roll of members. And any Mason, 
whose name shall be stricken from the roll, shall not be received as a member 
of any other Lodge, until he shall have paid up all arrearages to the Lodge of 
which he was last a member, or, in case of the non-existence of said Lodge, 
to the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 10. All complaints and charges brought against a brother before a 
Lodge, proper to be written, shall be reduced to writing, and filed with the 
Secretary ; a copy of which shall be served upon the accused at least ten days 
before he is arraigned for trial. And, after trial had, should the accused be 
suspended or expelled from the rights and privileges of Masonry, it shall be 
the duty of the Lodge to report the fact to the Grand Lodge at its next stated 
meeting. 

St.c. 11. In all cases of suspension or expulsion by a subordinate Lodge, the 
right of appeal lies to the Grand Lodge ; but no such appeal shall be enter- 
tained unless prosecuted at the regular meeting of the Grand Lodge next en- 
suing the time of the decision from which the appeal is made ; and no suspen- 
sion or expulsion shall be published until the Grand Lodge shall have cogni- 
zance thereof. The Grand Lodge shall prescribe rules and regulations for 
the trials of all appeals. 

Sec. 12. No appeal from any decision of the Master of a Lodge shall be 
taken to the body of the Lodge ; but five or more members of any sub- 
ordinate Lodge may prefer charges to the Grand or Deputy Grand Master, 
against the Master of said Lodge, who, upon the hearing of said charges, 
shall, if he deem necessary, suspend said Master from the exercise of the 
duties of his office until the next semi-annual Grand Communication. 

Sec 13. No Entered Apprentice or Fellow-Craft shall be advanced to a 
superior degree in any Lodge except that in which he received the previous 
degrees, unless by the consent, in writing, of that Lodge. 

Sec. 14. On the rejection of any applicant for initiation or membership, 
by any Lodge under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, the Secretary of 
said Lodge shall forthwith notify all the Lodges in said jurisdiction thereof, 
and no Lodge shall be allowed to receive his petition short of one year from 
such rejection. 

ARTICLE XL 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Section 1. It shall be the duty of the Grand Secretary, as early as prac- 
ticable after each semi-annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, to cause 
to be published, in pamphlet form, all such minutes of the proceedings of the 
Grand Lodge as are proper to be published 5 appended to which he shall also 
publish all standing rules and orders of the Grand Lodge ; together with a list 
of officers and members of each subordinate Lodge, according to the last previ- 
ous returns 5 the times of the stated meetings of said Lodges, and the places 
where they are respectively located : copies of which publication shall be for- 
warded to each Grand Officer, and to each subordinate Lodge under this 
jurisdiction, and to each of the Grand Lodges of the United States. 

Sec 2. In case of the forfeiture of the Charter, or dissolution, from any 
cause whatever, of a Lodge, all its books, papers, jewels, funds, and otheV 
property, shall be forfeited to the Grand Lodge ; and it shall be the duty of 
the Grand Master or Grand Secretary to take possession of the same. 

Sec 3. When a Dispensation shall issue to open and hold a Lodge, the 
officers therein mentioned shall hold their respective offices until the time of 
the expiration of the Dispensation ; and upon the issuing of a Charter, it 
shall be the duty of the Grand Master or Deputy Grand Master, in person or 
by proxy, (upon notice that the brethren desire to have the Lodge constituted,) 
to convene said brethren at such time as mav best suit his and their convent 



130 tfOtJRNAlj OP proceedings. [November, 

ence ; and, when so convened, to hold an election of officers ; whereupon he 
shall proceed to constitute said Lodge, and install such officers, according to 
the ancient regulations and usages of the craft. 

Sec. 4. It shall be competent for the Grand Lodge to adopt such other rules 
and regulations as it may deem necessary, not inconsistent with this Consti- 
tution and the ancient rules and regulations of Freemasonry. 

ARTICLE XII. 

DEFINITIONS. 

Section 1. The regular meeting of subordinate Lodges, referred to in 
this Constitution, shall not be construed to mean any other than the meeting 
specified in the By-Laws of the Lodge ; and no adjourned or called meeting 
shall be considered to be part of said regular meeting. 

Sec. 2. A Past Master is only one who has been regularly elected and 
installed, and has served for one term as Worshipful Master of a Lodge. 

ARTICLE XIII. 

AMENDMENTS AND ALTERATIONS. 

Section 1. Any proposed amendment or alteration of this Constitution may 
be presented, in writing, to the Grand Lodge at a semi-annual meeting, by the 
representatives of three subordinate Lodges ; and, if sanctioned by a majority 
of the members present, shall be published with the minutes as a subject for 
future action ; and upon its adoption at the next regular Communication of 
the Grand Lodge, by a vote of two thirds of the members present, the same 
shall become a part of this Constitution. 



B Y-L A W S 



OF THE 



GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 



Article. 1. At every Communication, the Grand Lodge shall be opened 
at 10 o'clock, A. M., on the day appointed for meeting, or as soon as a sufficient 
representation shall appear. 

Art. 2. After reading the proceedings of the last meeting, the appoint- 
ment of committees shall be first in order ; then the presenting and hearing of 
petitions ; the reports of committees previously appointed ; and the unfinished 
business. And no new motion, or other business shall be received, without 
first obtaining leave of the Grand Lodge, until the former is disposed of. 

Art. 3. No motion for reconsideration shall be in order unless made within 
the same session (of the day) the question shall have been decided, unless all 
are present who voted on the question ; nor shall it be in order unless moved 
bv one in the majority, and seconded. 

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Art. 4. Every motion requiring to be recorded shall be in "writing. In 
filling blanks, the largest sum or number and the longest time shall be first 
stated. 

Art. 5. If the previous question shall be called for by one Lodge and se- 
conded by another, and the majority sustain such call, it shall be put in this 
form : u Shall the main question be now put? " If carried, such main question 
shall be the original proposition, as amended at time of the adoption of the 
call for the previous question. 

Art. 6. No member shall speak more than twice on the same subject, un- 
less he obtain consent of the Grand Lodge. 

Art. 7. All reports of committees shall be in writing. 

Art. 8. Any of the above By-Laws may be amended, or, when necessary, 
suspended for the time being, on the concurrence of two thirds of the mem- 
bers present. 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS 



GRAND LODGE OP CALIFORNIA. 



1. Resolved, That this Grand Lodge adopt, as the true meaning of the 1st 
Sec. of Art. V. of the Constitution : " That the legal representative of any 
Lodge, represented in this Grand Lodge, shall cast the three votes to which 
the Lodge is entitled." [May, 1851.] 

2. Resolved, That every subordinate Lodge under the jurisdiction of this 
Grand Lodge, be required to have read in open Lodge, on the first meeting 
after their reception, the proceedings of the Grand Lodge, as well as every 
circular issued by the Grand Secretary. [May, 1851.] 

3. Resolved, That the Grand Secretary, when communicating to the respect- 
ive Grand Lodges, with whom a correspondence is preserved, the result of any 
election of officers of this Grand Lodge, wherein a change may have been 
made, shall accompany the same with the signatures of the Grand Master, 
Deputy Grand Master, and Grand Wardens, written with their own proper 
hands, and duly authenticated under the seal of this Grand Lodge ; together 
with a request to each and every such Grand Lodge, that they will hereafter, 
so often as by any change of Grand Officers it may become important, furnish 
this Grand Lodge with a similar document. [May, 1851.] 

4. Resolved, That hereafter it shall be the duty of the Master of each 
subordinate Lodge within this jurisdiction, immediately upon the death of a 
regular member of the same, in good standing, to have a record of said death 
entered upon the Lodge book of his Lodge, and to report the same to the 
Grand Secretary, who shall thereupon transmit to the Master of said Lodge, a 

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ovcmoer. 



Grand Lodge Diploma, filled up with the name of the deceased brother, free 
of expense, for the benefit of his widow and orphans, or either. [May, 1851.] 

5. Resolved, That it shall be the duty of a Lodge to take cognizance of the 
conduct of any brother or brethren, not attached to any Lodge under this 
jurisdiction, on a charge of unmasonic conduct, and reprimand, suspend or 
expel him from the rights and privileges of Masonry. [Nov., 1851.] 

0. Resolved, That no subordinate Lodge shall receive a petition for initiation 
unless the Lodge be fully satisfied that the petitioner has been a resident within 
the State twelve months, and within the jurisdiction of the Lodge three months. 
[Nov., 1851.] 

7. Resolved, That the votes of this Grand Lodge shall be taken bv veas and 
nays. [Nov., 1851.] 

8. Resolved, That every subordinate Lodge shall have a Masonic seal, to 
be affixed to certificates, returns, and other documents for publication : an 
impression from such seal to be recorded on the records of the Lodge, also 
an impression to be sent to the Grand Secretary. [Nov., 1851.] 

9. Resolved, That it shall be the duty of the Grand Lecturers to visit all the 
Lodges under Charter and Dispensation within their respective districts, ex- 
amine their records and work, and correct the same, and give the proper in- 
structions to such Lodges ; and in case of any irregularities, or violations of 
the rules and regulations of Masonry, or of the Constitution of this Grand 
Lodge, that they report the facts to the Grand Master, whose duty it shall be 
to examine into the same, and, if necessary, to suspend the labors of the 
Lodge or Lodges so offending, until the next Communication of the Grand 
Lodge, and then report the same thereto. [Nov., 1851.] 

10. Resolved, That the necessary expenses of the Grand Lecturers shall be 
paid by the respective Lodges ; and that the Grand Lodge shall pay, for their 
time expended, a reasonable compensation. [Nov., 1851.] 

11. Resolved, That the Grand Master nominate, and the Grand Lodge ap- 
point, a Deputy Grand Secretary, who shall perform the duties of said ofiice 
in the absence of the Grand Secretary, and for whose acts the Grand Secre- 
tary shall be responsible. [Nov., 1851.] 

12. Resolved, That it is the sense of this Grand Lodge, that the degrees of 
Masonry, conferred in a Lodge by a Master Mason, in the absence of the 
W.\ Master and Wardens, under the direction and supervision of a Past 
Master who has presided as Master of a Lodge, shall be regarded by this 
Grand Lodge as valid and constitutional. [Nov., 1851.] 

13. Resolved, That this Grand Lodge will receive no delegate or representa- 
tive to any of its Communications, unless he be a member of some subordinate 
Lodge under its jurisdiction. [Nov., 1851.] 

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RETURNS 



F T H K 



SUBORDINATE LODGES 



UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF 

THE GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA, 

NOVEMBER, -A>- I- - 5851. 
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California Lodge, No. 1. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County* 

Meets every Thursday. 

OFFICERS : 

W. Reynolds, Secretary, 
C. G. Scott, Sen. Beacon, 
P. Hoen, Jun. Deacon. 
T. R. Johnson, Tyler. 
Past Masters: 
C. Gilman, P. G. M. of Md. J. Shannon, 
M. Fallon, T. L. Pickering, 

A. Bartol. R. F. Knott. 

P. Petrovits, J. S. Schultz. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Field. S. C. Monell, G. I. N. 

Findla, .J. Morris, G. T. 

Gerke. II. Morse, J. B. 

Greene, W. Murray, H. C. 

Hampton, R. B. McCarthy, D. 



P. A. Brinsmade, W. Matter, 
A. A. Se lover, Sen. Warden, 
J. Van De Water, Jun. Warden 
S. J. Gower, Treasurer, 



L. Stowell, G. Sec. 
J. D. Stevenson, P. G. 3L 
J. H. Gihon, P. G. Sec. 
O. J. Preston, 



Addison, J. E. 
Allen. R. N. 
Anthony, G. W. 
Atkinson, G. D. 
Barnard, J. C. 
Beckett, J. 
Brasseur, J. 
Cole, R. E. 
Cronin, D. 
Dall, J. H. 
Dorr, E. M. 
De Fiennes, J. B. 
De Liagre, P. 

Geoffrey, L. 
Gerry, S. R. 

Benham, C. 
Blood, J. H. 



Harrington, W. T. Necb, J. 
Hastings, J. Oldfield, W. C. 



Haven, J. P. Parker, W. C. 

Hudson, G. A. Payne, T. 

Korn, T. R. Peyton, B. Jr. 

Mallet, J. H. Piper, W. A. 

Meyerowitz, I. Rehiisch, M. 

Middleton, J. Rogers, A. S. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Hoyt, R. O'Bryon, F. J. 0. 

Monroe. J. A. Pollard, A. — tJ. 

ENTERED AFPREM'ICES: 



Schaeffer, M. 
Shepheard, P. W. 
Smiley, J. 
Smith, W. C. R. 
Snow, T. 
Stebbins, W. P. C 
Tilford; F. 
Tooker, L. 
Walker, W. 
Ward, I. M. 
Wehler, E. 
Wilson, C. L 



71. 



Bowie, H. R. 

Caspari i, M. 

Initiated, 6 



Brown, H. S. Ewer, F. C. 

Cazneau, T. N. , Ingram, J. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Geary, J. W. 
Gross, E. 

Paused, 6. RaUed. 1. 

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Norton. M. 
Woods.' 1. C- 

Hoskin, J. 
Noah, J.— li. 
Affiliated, 4. 



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[November. 



Western Star Lodge, No. 2. 

Shasta, Shasta County. 

Meets Jirst and third Saturdays in each month. 
D. Spencer, W. Master, W. Robinson. Secretary, 

A. Hawkins, Sen. Warden, J. Lemmon, Sen. Beacon, 

W. Oppenheiraer, Jun. Warden, J. Callahan, Jun. Deacon 

R. W. Crenshaw, Treasurer, M. Green, T^/Zer. 

Past Masters : 
J. Roop. M. Swan. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Collins, M. C. Harrison, W. R. Mooney, D. B. 

Goodwin, C. E. Hicks, T. E. Overdotfer, M. 

ENTERED APPRENTICE: 

Larabee, H. P. — 1. 



Quillen, P. 
Terbush, P. F.— 18. 



Tehama Lodge, No. 3. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 
Meets first and third Thursdays in each month. 



T. A. Thomas, W. Master, 
L. I. Wilder, Sen. Warden, 
R. H. McDonald, Jun. Warden, 
J. Kohlman, Treasurer, 



OFFICERS : 



Past Masters: 



J. A. Tutt, G. M. 



J. R. Atkins, Secretary, 
J. M. Koon, Sen. Deacon. 
0. L. Coakley, Jun. Deacon^ 
A. C. Harrison. Tyler. 

T. A. Thomas, G. T. 



Albrecht, A. E. 
Beckley, L. R. 
Belay. A. T. 
Bigler, J. 
Brooke, L. E. 
Brown, J. E. 
Bncklis, H. 
Chafee, 0. D. 
Conrad. S. 
Cook, J. S. 
Cummins, S. C. 
Cushing, H. 

Bennett, A. A. 



Hastings, L. W. 



Beer, J. 
Blunt, L. 



MASTER MASONS: 



E. 



DeYoung, E. Marshall, J. 

Ewer, P. F. Martin, A. 

Fisher, H. Mayer, L. 

Foley, J. J. Morrill, J. 

Hagan, L. Northam, E. F. 

Hall, J. Peebles, C. 

Harvey, J. C. Price, T. R. 

Ish, T. A. Rowe, C. 

Johnson, J. N. Shepherd, D. M. 

Kalkman, P. Shoemaker, W. 

Lewis, W. P. Smith, C. H. 
Lynch, P. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Mitchell, J. B. Rodney, J. H. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Ihnells, C. McCall, D. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Penman, J. 
Strauss. L. R. 



Solomon, L. 
Somes, G. W. 
Thompson, A. C. 
Tracy, J. M. 
Tuttle, C. L. 
Wadsworth, J. H. 
Wales. T. P. 
Wetzler, J. 
White, J. 
Winn, A. M. 
Wolf. L.— 55. 



Green, M. 
Kinsey, L. 



Wright, G. G 
Stockflesh, T.—l. 
Wilburn, T.— 7. 



1. 



Initiated, 9. 



DIED: 

Pope Gordon. — 1. 
Passed, 7. Raised, 

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Affiliated, 6. 



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Jennings Lodge, No. 4. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 

Meets second and fourth Tuesdays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 

B. Jennings, W. Master, A. Hollub, Secretary, 

J. H. Ralston, Sen. Warden. A. Greenwalt, Sen. Deacon, 

P. Dunlap, Jun. Warden, E. J. C. Kewen, Jun. Deacon, 

S. P. May. Treasurer. A. C. Harrison, Tyler. 

Past Masters : 

B. Jennings. P.G.T. J. H. Ralston, W. N. Doughty, J. Noah. 

MASTER MASONS : 

Buckley, D. Gallup, E. K. Sackett, C. C. linger, J. 

Deal,W. G. Gillespie, E. F. Schoolcraft. H. A. White, W. S. 

Edwards. E. R. Hartt, A. G. Schwartz, M. Whitesides, W. B. 

Fake. G. F. Herstell, L. Thompson, J. L. Winkle. H. 

Fowler, J. S. Mulvany, P. H. Tweed, C. A. Wright, J. A.— 31. 

Freeman. J. B. Nagle, G. D. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Hall, G. E. Selfridge, R. 0.— 2. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Grey, T. E. May, S. P. Theal, H.— 3. 

Initiated, 2. Passed, 1. Raised, 3. Affiliated, 7. 



Benicia Lodge, No. 5. 

Benicia, Solano County. 

Meets second and fourth Mondays in each month. 
OFFICERS: 

L. B. Mizner, W. Master, R. B. Norman, Secretary, 

R. Sernpie, Sen. Warden, H. B. Newton, Sen. Deacon, 

B. Robinson, Jan. Warden. E. H. Von Pfister, Jun. Deacon. 

S. Bynum, Treasurer, S. Vaughn, Tyler. 

Past Master : 

B. D. Hyam., D. G. M. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Dyerly, C. P. McKay, W. R. J. Stocker, J. T. Williamson, R. S. 

Gillis. C. Riddell, A. Thorpe, M. —16 



Sutter Lodge, No. 6. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 

No Returns. 



Davy Crockett Lodge, No. 7. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

R. Clark. W. Master. R. D. Kimbrell, Secretary, 

S. Marx. Sen. Warden. \). B. Grant, Sen. Deacon, 

T. H. Walsh, Jun. Warden, E. Barry, Jun. Deacon. 

R. Ross, Treasurer, F. C. Brown, Tyler. 

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Birdsall, J. M. 
Castle, J. G. 
Charles, G. 
Clement, J. 
Corbett, A. H. 
Craine, W. 
Curry, S. 
Fen ton. M. 



JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. 

Past Master: 

A. C. Labatt. 
MASTER MASONS: 

Fobs, H. C. Leeke, E. E. 



[ft 



ovember. 



Gaillard, E. 
Gronlier, C. 
Jacobi, D. 
Jacoby, A. 
Johnson, W. 
Johnston. J. 
Kelly, T. 



Ragsdale, E. B. 
Lindenberger,T.E. Rhienstien, L. 



Mendels, E. S. 
Murphy, D. W. 
McCabe. A. J. 
McCabe, J. W. 
McCarthy, E. 
Price, W. W. 



Sietz. C. 
Sterling, J. M. 
Van Hall, C. E. 
Vise. N. 
Willison. E. F. 
Woods, R. E.— 41. 



FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Donahue, J. Glen, T. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Damy. M. Gunter, H. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Howard, W. H. B.— 1, 

DIED: 

Thos. H. Walsh.— 1. 
Initiated, 10. Passed, 9. Raised, 7. Jjffiiiateii. 12. 



Whitney. T.~ 3. 



Walter. L. H.— 3. 



Tuolumne Lodge, No. 8. 

Sonora, Tuolumne County. 
Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 



OFFICERS: 



C. M. Radcliff, W. Master, 
W. Perkins, Sen. Warden, 
C. F. Dodge, Jun. Warden, 
A. A. H. Tuttle, Treasurer, 



H. W. Theall, Secretary. 
J. W. Torney, Sen. Deacon. 
E. Linoberg, Jun. Deacon. 
J. De La Hay, Tyler. 



MASTER MASONS: 



Allen, J. J. 
Burke, H. H. 
Ciiatfield, A. F. 
Claxton, G. W. 
Colbreath. J. C. 
Collins, W. 
Cooper. W. H. 
Croft, E. 
Davis, J. A. 
Decker, W. H. 

Bensan§on, L. A. 
Candee, J. D. 

Evans. G. S. 



Dillon, J. 
Farnsworth, A. 
Fashnia. A. L. 
Fitzpatrick, M. 
Horr, B. D. 
Labetome, C. 
Mace, J. D. 
Marshall, B. F. 
Marshall, E. C. 



Martin, G. T. 
Mellen, W. E. 
Morris. P. 
Morrison, W. P. 
McDowell. D. S. 
McFarland, J. F. 
McKay, R. H. 
McLean, G. 
Plaister, J. H. 



Reister, B. J. 
Ross, J. McD. 
Selling, P. 
Sherman, I. H. 
Smith, S. 
Talbot. J. A. 
Walsingham, F. L. 
Warren, A. 
Wilkins, W. W. 
Yaney, J. P. — 4G. 



WITHDRAWN: 
Gulledge, T. W. Murphy. R. L. 
Henry, R. G. Rogers, R. 

Marchison, J. Snodgrass. W. 

DIED : 

John Care. — 1. 



Stribling, J. E. 
Sullivan, R. F.- 



-11. 



Initiated, 9. 



EXPELLED : 

Richard C. Barry, — 1. 
Passed, 12. Raised, 14. 



Jjffihated. '2 



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L. Steinhart. W. Master, 
J. Levy, Sen. Warden, 
L. W. Taylor, Jim. Warden 
A. Scheussler, Treasurer, 



Marysville Lodge, No. 9. 

Diary sville, Yuba County. 

Meets first and third Mondays in each month, 

OFFICERS! 

G. Engler, Secretary, 
C. F Colton.Sen. Deacon, 
C. Levy, Jim. Deacon, 
C. L. N. Vaughn, T^fcr. 

Past Master « 

A. Maurice. Jr. 



Brewster, S. T. 
Burtingame, J. 
Covillaud. C. 
Ellet, C. 

Field, S. J. 
Friedman, J. 
Goodwin. J. O. 

Hanson. J. 



Hand, E. B. 
Hanson, G. M- 
Haun. H. P. 
Hopkins, G. W. 
Miles, S. M. 
Mnl ford. S. r>. 



MASTER MASONS: 

Pierce, VV. S. 
Piersoo, 0. IT. 
Rueger, J. 
Schmidt, M. 
Sergent, W. S. 
Simraerly, S. 



Smith, J. G. 
Taylor, R. H. 
Truax, A. M- 
Tuttle, C. J. 
Watts, S. T. 
Williams, H. J.— 34- 



ENTERED APPRENTICES •: 

Latham, W.B. Reinhart, S. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Olds. B. S. 



Mitchell, 0. B. 

Initiated, 11. Passed, 7. Raised. 



Tracy, E. W.~ 4. 

Simonson, M. — ?>. 
Affiliated, 2. 



San Jose Lodge, No. 10. 

Sau Jose, Santa Clara County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 
OFFICERS; 

J. Cloudslev, W. Master. V. S. McKinney, Secretary, 

B. C. Donnellan, Sen. Warden. H. F. Williams, Sen. Deacon. 

. C. T. Ryland, Jim, Warden. W. Wilson, Jnn. Deacon, 

P. O. Minor, Trcasvrer. .1. Reddick, Tyler. 

M ASTER MASONS: 

Basham, W r . R. Crittenden, A. P. Lamartine, G. A. Provost, L. 

Burrows, J. F. Curl. J. D. Laurencel, H. Sharer, A. 

Campbell, A. C. Eddy, W. H. Melone, H. C. Townsend, J. 

Campbell, C. Hammond, E. D. Morrow, W. Van Canegan, P. 

Cory, B. Hoppe, J. D. Powell, H. M. T. Van Voorhies, W. 



BidweU, 

Crosby, E. O. 

Baker, G. W. 
Burton, W. S. 



ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Damon, J. F. 
Hensley, S. J. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Cloudsley, J. 
Dorsey, H. P. 

DIED: 

H. C. Smith.— 1. 

Initiated, 12. Passed, 7. Raised, S. 

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Sansavaine, P. 
Veesaert. B.— 0. 



May, J. J. 
Wilson, W.— ('». 



JJiliated. 2; 



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Willamette Lodge, No. U. 

Portland^ Oregon Territory. 

Meets second and fourth Saturdays in each month. 
OFFICERS: 

J. Elliot, W. Master, W. S. Caldwell, Secretary, 



L. May, Sen. Warden, 

H. D. 'Bryant, Jun. Warden 

D. H. Lownsdale, Treasurer, 



Avery, J. C. 
Barber, G. W, 
Bell, S. W. 
Butler, J. B. V. 
Chapman, W. W. 
Couch, J. P. 
Crosby, N. 



F. A. Clark, Sen. Deacon 
J. H. Couch, Jun. Deacon, 
N. Delain, Tyler. 
MASTER MASONS : 

Dryer, T.jJ. King, W. M. Stewart, E. 

Leach, J. B. Thompson, R. 

Loomis, J. Tryon, D. 

Lynde, J. B. Tryon, S. H. 

McXinney, F. H. Ward, I. 

Robinson, T. G-. Wilcox, R. 

Stark, B. Wilson. A. E.— 36. 



De Witt, F 
Flanders, G. H. 
Fulkerson, P. 
Goldsmith, J. 
Hayes, S. 
Howard, J. 

FELLOW CRAFTS : 
Norton, Z. C. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Hall, R. Ingalls. R. 



Ambrose, G. H 

WITHDRAWN : 

Burgoyne, G. F. 

Initiated, 5. Passed, 4. Raised, 0. 



Olney, N.— 2. 

Simmons, M. T.- 

Gibbs, G.— 2. 

Jffiliated, 1. 



W. D. Deering, W. Master, 
J. M. Small, Sen. Warden, 
J. H. Seawell, Jun. Warden, 
G. C. Yount, Treasurer, 

Brown, S. E. 
Bristol. J. D. 



Yount Lodge, No. 12. 

Napa, Napa County. 

Meets first and third Fridays in each month, 

OFFICERS: 

W. W. Stillwagon, Secretary, 
J. Mount, Sen. Deacon. 
B. Vines, Jun. Deacon, 
T. Chopson, Tyler. 
MASTER MASONS: 

Kendig, M. H. N. McClellan, M. T. 

Moody, G. W. McGarry, E.— 14. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 



Gugsby. J. 



McKinney, N. — 2. 



Initiated, 1. Raked, 2. 



J. R. Crandall, W. Master, 
J. S. Irwin, Sen. Warden, 
1. Williamson, Jun. Warden 
D. G. Clark, Treasurer. 



Nevada Lodge, No. 13. 

Nevada, Nevada County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

E. F. W. Ellis, Secretary, 



J. R. McConnell. Sen. Deacon, 



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W. W. Whipple. ./« 
J. J. Martin. Tyler, 



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E. F. W. Ellis, S. G. W. 



Past Masters t 

J. R. Crandall, 
MASTER MASONS: 



Barbour, W. T. 
Barker, J. 0. 
Bellfield. T. 
Bothwell, W. 
Boyce, W. T. 
Buker. J. B. 
Cain, J. N. 
Caldwell, A. B. 
Caperton, W. W. 
Caswell, T. H. 
Coats, B. M. 
Congers, B. F. 
Corker, J. E. 
Covert, E. 
Cox, H. A. 
Davis, A. W. 
Davis, H. 



Dunlap, R. R. 
Dunn, T. 0. 
Fisher, F. 
Polsome, W. H. 
Gebheart, A. 
Gregg, J. M. 
Hanson, M. 
Hardesty, S. V. 
Hardy, A. 
Hodge, H. C. 
Hopkinson, W. 
Hoy, A. B. 
Hubbard, J. F. 
Jackson, E. 
Justice, W. 
Kinsey, S. 
Knox, A. J. 



Latta, S. 
Little, R. 
Long, J. 
Mann, J. S. 
Marsh, C. 
Maxy, W. W. 
Mills, H. A. 
Monroe, M. 
Moore, R. 
Morgan, A. 
Mclntyre, D. 
Nathan, D. 
Nixon, I. 
Overton, C. T. 
Phelps, J. 
Roberts, E. W. 
Sitler, W. W. 



J. F. Halsey. 

Smith, A. 
Smith, J. C. 
Smith, J. L. P. 
Smith, S. 
Smith, P. D. 
Spear, J. G. 
Talbot, J. G. 
Tillery, J. D. 
Turner. J. C. 
Turner, J. N. 
Wasper, L. 
Webb, S. D. 
Wells, F. 
Williams. T. G. 
Woods, H. B. 
Young, W. C.—76. 



Watkins, W. S.— 5> 



Winn, J. J.— 7. 



FELLOW CRAFTS 

Fagan, P. B. Ray, R. 

Harris, W. Spurr, W. S. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 
Furmau, J. C. Howard, A. Story, W. M. 

Hartsough, J. B. Pearce, W. C. Wapples, J. 

WIT [[DRAWN: 

Carland, D. Dysart, Gf. Ingram, J. 

Coleman. M. H. Ellwell, W. Miller, T. 

Cox, A. J. Gibson, O. H. P. McPhilips, B. 

Dills, J. W. Howell. C. G. Palmer, T. L, 

DIED : 

Calvin N. Reed. Jas. A. Thompson. — 1, 

Initiated, 37. Passed, 33. Rawed, 30. Affiliated, 23. 



Rich, J. 
Tillman, W. H. 
Williams, J. W.— 15. 



Temple Lodge, No. 14. 

Sonoma, Sonoma County. 

Meets second and fourth Saturdays in each month, 

OFFICERS: 



G. H. Derby, W. Master, 
J. R. Long, Sen. Warden, 
E. T. Peabody, Jun. Warden, 
S. Akers, Treasurer. 



G. Stoneman, Secretary, 
J. Davison, Sen. Deacon, 
W. Burriss, Jun. Deacon, 
J. Smith, Tyler. 



Past Masters: 



W. M. Knight. 



C. F. Ruoff. 



Adler, H. - 
Bartlett. C. H. 
Blakely, J. C. 
Brockman, J. 
Cameron, J. 



Carlton. C. 
Cook, M. E. 
Cooper, J. 
Farrell, J. 0. 



MASTER MASONS : 

Harden, J. A. 
Hecklen, B. 
Kemp, H. 
Leonard, H. 

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Lewis, J. 
McDonald, A. C. 
Norris, H. 
Ray, J. G. 
Scoffy, P. M.— 28. 



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Foster, T. 



Beasley. J. 
Benitz, W. 



Hendly, J. 

Initialed. 2'2 



JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 
Miller, G. W. 
ENTERED APPRENTICES: 
Brunei-, C. 
Hudspeth, C. ML 

WITHDRAWN : 

Knuckles, K. 



[November 

Neville. J. N.— 3. 



Hudspeth, J. 
Vaughn. N. — G. 



Rector, M. — 3. 
Passed. 21. Raised, 18. Affiliated, 3. 



La Fayette Lodge, No. 15. 

I*a Fayette, Oregon Territory. 

Meets first Saturday in each Month. 

OFFICERS: 



W. J. Berry, W. Master. 
H. D. Garrett, Sen. Warden. 
G. B. Gondy, Jun. Ward in, 
A. J. Hembree, Treasurer. 



R. Clark, Secretary, 
J. Palmer, Sen. Deacon. 
W. J. Martin, Jun. Deacon. 
0. Moore, Tyler. 



MASTER MASONS: 
Bailey, D. D. Gilniore, M. Martin, F. B. 

Blanchard. W. Hibbard. P. Martin, H. D. 

Crisp, M. R. FjOgan, D. Moore. S. 



Richardson, C. 
Richardson, J. 
AValling. C. B.-- 20. 



Eureka Lodge, No. 16. 

Auburn, Placer Count}', 

Meets every alternate Saturday. 

OFFICERS : 



R. Akan, W. Master, 
L. Applegate, Slew. Warden, 
R. W. Bolen, Jun. Warden. 
D. K. Newell, Treasurer, 



G. W. Applegate. Secretory. 
X. Faulkner, Sen. Deacon, 
J. F. Jacobs. Jun. Deacon. 
W. Callaway, Tyler. 



Beardsley, J. W. 
Couran, G. P. H. 



Bray, J. M. 
Bouton, A. P. 
Canny. P. 
Crabill, L. 
Davis, J. 
Frith, T. 



MASTER MASONS: 

Newell, G. R Rose, A. W. 

Romm, F. Russell, P. 8. 

E X TER ED APPRENTICE : 

Zouzalin, R. — 1. 



WITHDRAWN : 



Garney, P. B. 
Leob, B. 
Lester, P. B. 
Marquis, H. M. 
McNull, D. P. 
Pollock, B. 

Initiated. 1 ] . 



Prewitt, J. 
Rohrer, F. 
Rose, N. II. 
Ross, G. 
Russell, H. B. 
Smith, J. 

Passed. 9. Raised. '.». 
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Tyler, J. A. 
Weaver. A. J.— 16. 



Stockier, C. 
Strode, L. 
Vanclief. D. D. 
Woods, G. 
Young, H. M. — 23. 



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Parfaite Union Lodge, U. D. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

No Returns. 



Mountain Shade Lodge, U. D. 

Downieville, Yuba County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each Month. 
OFFICERS: 



H. P. Benton, W. Master, 
W. B. Hamblin, Sen. Warden. 
Geo. Fagg, Jun, Warden, 
, Treasurer, 



-, Secretory. 
-, Sen. Deacon. 
-, Jun. Deacon, 
-, Tyler. 



MASTER MASONS: 



Bates, H. P. 
Clements. T. 
Corcoran, J. 
Craycroft, J. H. 
Cummings, C. H. 
Cunningham, N. 
Fitzharris. J. 
Frazier. H. A. 
Freehill. T. B. 



Freeman, B. N. 
Frost, B. G. 
Gardner, J. H. 
Gardner, J. M. 
Garnasett, J. 
Graham. T.B. 
Green, B. 
EJarpham, A. 



Harris, G. 
Hinton. J. 
Hocker, N. B. 
Holt, C. 
Johnson, D. 
Lemmon. \V. C. 
McDonnell, R. J. 
McNabb, G. G. 



McNulty, H. 
Powell, J. 
Ramsdale, T. M. 
Ryan, P. 
Stien, J. W. 
Stillman, J. H. 
Swan, J. E. 
Vineyard, J. R. 
Whistler. T. H.— 37. 



FELLOW' CRAFTS: 
Hobbs. R. Young. W. P.— 2, 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Bleeker, E. Golden, J. McKibben. J. C. — 5. 

Ferguson. W. C. McDaniels, J. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Cheever, W. II.— i. 
Initiated, L5. Passed. 10. Raised, 8. jlffdiatcd, 7. 



San Diego Lodge, U. D. 

San Diego, San Diego County, 

No Returns. 



Notk. — Where blanks have been left in the foregoing returns, it has been in consequeuce of 
the incompleteness of the reports of the Lodges in those respects. — [A. G. A.. Gk. Sec] 

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RECAPITULATION. 

Total number of Lodges, 17 

Lodges from which returns have been received. 16 

Total number of Master Masons reported, 567 

Total number of Fellow Crafts " < 25 

Total number of Entered Apprentices reported, 53 

Total number initiated, as reported, 150 

Total number passed. " " 126 

Total number raised, " " 121 

Total number affiliated, " " '. 69 

Total number withdrawn, <; i; 81 

Total number died, 5 

Expelled, 1 

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M.\W.\ GRAND LODGE 



Jfrce antr ^tttptefc UPtowns 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA, 

A T T HE 
THIRD A. I*" 3XT XT A. Xj COMMUNICATIOKT, 

HELD AT 

■<Ejli Jttasnnu lull, in tjp €ity nf Inn /rniitarn ; 

COMMENCED ON 
TUESDAY, MAY 4:tli, A. D. 1853, A. L. 5853, 

AND TERMINATED ON 

SATURDAY, MAY 8th, A.D. 1852, A.L. 5652. 



©r&mfc to fa $tea& in all tlj* 5,o&stj&. 



M . • . W . • . JOHN A . TUTT, 

Grand Master, presiding. 

R.\ W.-. LEVI STOW ELL, 

Grand Secretary. 



L 8 5 2 . 



OR AND OFFICERS 



F T H K 



GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA, 

FOR THE PRESENT MASONIC YEAR. 



M.'.W:. BENJ. D. PI YAM,.... Grand Master, San Francisco; 

,W.\ C. M. RADCLIFF,.... Deputy Grand Master. Sonora : 

" ADOLP. HOLLUB,. ..Senior Grand Warden, Sacramento: 

" J. R. McCONNELL,..Junior Grand Warden Nevada; 

" ADDISON MARTIN..Grand Treasurer, Sacramento ; 

" LEVI STOWELL, Grand Secretary, San Francisco ; 

" J. M. SMALL,, Grand Chaplain. Napa: 

W.\ 0. J. PRESTON, Assist. Grand Secretary San Francisco > 

u ROBT. HOPKINS,.. .Grand Marshal, Sonoma] 

, Grand Standard Bearer, 

" FEN WICK F1SHER,.Grand Sword Bearer........ .Nevada : 

" JOHN COOK, Grand Bible Bearer, San Jose; 

4i J. J. PAPY, Senior Grand Deacon. San Francisco ; 

u L. STEINHART, Jumou Grand Deacon, Marysville: 

" F. C. ANDREWS,.. ) „ , [ Stockton ; 

t 13 rurmT f UKAND STEWARDS *J 

" J. r. GAu OH, J (Sacramento: 

" J. S. SHULTZ. Grand Tyler. ..San Francisco; 



GRAND LECTURERS. 

W.\ (). J. PRESTON, For the San Francisco District . 

• ; T. A. THOMAS, For the Sacramento District : 

" J. R. CRANDALL, For the Nevada District. 



GRAND LODGE 



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Ixtt emir &ccepUt> Jttaaans 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA. 

THIRD ^ANNUAL "* COMMUNICATION. 

* 
The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons 

of the State of California commenced its Third Annual Communication 

at the Masonic Hall, in the City of San Francisco, on Tuesday, the 

fourth day of May, A. L. 5852, at 10 o'clock, A. M. 

present : 

The M.\ W.\ John A. Tutt, Grand Master ; 

E.\ W.\ B. D. Hyam, Deputy Grand Master ; 

" " J. R. Cranball, as Sen. Grand Warden; 

" " Adolphus Hollub, as Jun. Grand Warden; 

11 " Reuben Clark, as Grand Treasurer; 

u " Levi Stowell, Grand Secretary ; 

14 " J. M. Small, as Grand Chaplain; 

W.\ L. B. Mizner, Grand Marshal; 

u W. D. Deering, Sen. Grand Deacon ; 

u Addison Martinis Jun. Grand Deacon ; 

a t x>' Tvr n ! r Grand Steicards ; 

■ J. K. McDonnell, as j 

11 J. S. Shultz, as Grand Tyler : 

And the representatives of ten chartered Lodges, together with a 
number of visiting brethren. 

There being a sufficient representation, the Grand Lodge of Califor- 
nia was opened in ^ItttpU JJOnil, with prayer by the Grand Chap- 
lain. 

The reading of the proceedings at the last Semi-Annual Communi- 
cation was dispensed with, the members having been furnished with 
printed copies thereof. 

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146 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May } 

The Grand Master announced the following committee — 

f Bro. Reuben Clark, 

On Credentials: \ <•' L. B. Mizner, 

{ " A. Hollub. 

Which committee reported the following officers and representatives 
of chartered Lodges, and Past Masters holding membership within 
this jurisdiction, as present and entitled to seats in the Grand Lodge, 
viz. : — from 

California, No. 1. R. F. Knott, Worshipful Master; 

P. W. Shepheard, Senior Warden ; 

R. E. Cole, Junior Warden : 

J. H. Gihon, P. G. S.) 

0. J. Preston, | 

J. S. Shultz, |- Past Masters. 

J. D. Creigh, 

W. H. Howard, J 

Tehama, No. 3, A, Martin, Worshipful Master; 

W. W. Stovall, proxy for Senior Warden. 

Jennings,...* No. 4, J. P. Gauch, Worshipful Master; 

A. Hollub, P. M. and proxy for Senior Warden. 
Benicia,. No. 5. B. D. Hyam, Representative and Past Master; 

L. B. Mizner, Past Master. 
Davy Crockett,. .No. 7, J. J. Papy, Worshipful Master; 

Samuel Marx, proxy for Senior Warden ; 

E. McCarthy, Junior Warden : 
Reuben Clark, Past Master. 

Ban Jose, No. 10, H. F. Williams, Senior Warden; 

John Cook, P. M. and proxy for Junior Warden. 
Youni, No. 12, J. M. Small, Worshipful Master ; 

W. D. Deering, Past Master. 
Nevada, No. 13, J. R. McConnell, Worshipful Master; 

F. Fisher, proxy for Senior and Junior Wardens : 
J. R. Crandall, Past Master. 

Temple, No. 14, R. Hopkins, Representative. 

Eureka, No. 16, G. W. Applegate, Representative. 

The report was received and concurred in, and the brethren therein 
named were admitted to seats. 

The Grand Master then delivered his Annual Address to the Grand 
Lodge, as follows: — 

Brethren of the Grand Lodge of California : — 

In the wisdom of the Supreme Grand Master of the Universe, we are per- 
mitted again to assemble in Annual Communication ; and whilst we exchange 
congratulations at the general health and prosperity with which we have been 
blessed since last we met, let us earnestly trust that our deliberations at this 
time will be conducted in the most fraternal manner, and that they may be 
productive of that which each of us cannot but have at heart — the advance- 
ment of our ancient and honorable Order. 



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The Constitution requires that I should, on the first day of your regular 
meeting, or as soon thereafter as possible, lay before you a written message, 
detailing my official acts during the recess, setting forth the state and condi- 
tion of Masonry within my jurisdiction, and recommending such measures 
as I may deem expedient and necessary. 

Since the meeting of the Grand Lodge in May last, as is well known to 
most of the brethren present, I have been absent from the State the greater 
part of the time, and I am consequently in a great measure uninformed as to 
what has been passing in my jurisdiction. During my absence I committed 
the charge of the Craft to Bro. B. D. Hyam, your Deputy Grand Master, and 
the state of the Order upon my return, is a sufficient evidence of the manner 
in which he has discharged the trust. Being fully apprised of what has trans- 
pired, he will, I have no doubt, lay before you a report of the condition of the 
Fraternity, and of such acts of an official nature performed by him, as he 
deems of sufficient interest to be brought to your notice. 

Upon my return to the State, about six weeks since, I fouud the Craft in a 
highly flourishing condition, and I am happy to be able to say that the same 
prosperous condition still continues. 

I deem it necessary to call the attention of the Grand Lodge to the subject 
of the length of time which should elapse after the receipt of one degree, be- 
fore another is conferred. In some of the Lodges it is well known that, at 
times, the degrees follow one another in inexcusable haste. According to 
the ancient Constitutions of the Order, it was indispensably requisite that a 
candidate should be perfect in a preceding, before he was allowed to take a 
higher degree, and this was ascertained by an examination in open Lodge. 
In later days, however, one would think, from the course which has been 
pursued, that the only object is to increase the number of initiates ; for how 
often is it the case that we find Masons advanced who know nothing whatever 
of the degrees which they have received. Such Masons are no credit to the 
Fraternity, and it is to be ascribed to this cause alone — the haste with 
which the degrees are conferred, and the neglect to require the candidate to 
be versed in the work and lectures of the degree received before he can be 
advanced — that we find so few bright Masons. It appears to me that the 
proper course to be pursued to correct this evil, is not only to prescribe that 
a definite length of time should elapse between the conferring of the degrees, 
but also to require the subordinate Lodges to satisfy themselves that the can- 
didate has made suitable proficiency before he is permitted to be passed or 
raised. 

Another subject to which I would call the especial attention of the Grand 
Lodge, is the propriety of a uniformity of work in this jurisdiction. To any 
well informed Mason, it is a great source of regret that such a diversity of work 
is to be found in different Lodges, and it is doubtless owing to this diversity 
that many Masons never qualify themselves for official positions. Though 
this body can do nothing towards producing a uniformity of work throughout 
the United States, yet it can do much towards effecting it within its own ju- 
risdiction. A system has already been agreed upon, and Grand Lecturers 
appointed to promulgate it. Let District Deputy Grand Masters also be ap- 
pointed ; let them be active, efficient, and bright Masons, acquainted with 
the work which you have authorized ; and that work will be carried to, and 
taught by them in every Lodge within your jurisdiction. 

At your last semi-annual Communication a committee was appointed to 
consider and report the ways and means of establishing a permanent fund for 
the promotion of education and charitable purposes. It appears to me that 
much might be effected towards the accomplishment of so desirable an ob- 
ject, by adopting here the plan pursued by the Grand Lodge of the State of 
Missouri, in levying a tax on non-affiliated Masons residing within our juris- 

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148 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [Jfoy, 

diction. Of their duty to coutribute there can be no question j and of the 
propriety of taxing them, when they are not contributing members, there can 
be but little doubt. There are hundreds of non-affiliated Masons within our 
jurisdiction, and by levying upon them a moderate annual tax, and setting it 
apart to constitute a portion of the permanent fund, we would either soon ac- 
quire a considerable fund, or, what is more desirable, they would be found 
affiliating with some of our Lodges. This has been the result, to a great 
extent, within the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri, 
and I am informed that in one county at least, every non-affiliated Mason, 
upon being summoned to pay the tax, immediately took the initiatory steps 
towards being admitted to membership. 

I deeply regret, as must every true Mason, that our brethren of the State of 
New York still remain at variance ; but I trust that they will listen to the 
counsel of the Fraternity, settle their difficulties, acknowledge the jurisdic- 
tion of the true Grand Lodge, and live in peace and brotherly love. 

Brethren of the Grand Lodge, the interests of the Craft in this jurisdiction 
are in your charge. Mar not in the slightest degree the beauty of the insti- 
tution, but, conscious of the strength of its claims upon mankind, and guided 
by the wisdom of the Great " I Am" let your deliberations result in the ad- 
vancement of the interests of the Fraternity : and may the principles of our 
Order ever continue as heretofore — dispensing light in the midst of dark- 
ness, breathing peace and good will to men. 

J. A. TUTT, Grand Master. 

The Address was laid upon the table for the present. 

The Deputy Grand Master delivered the following Address : — 

Brethren of the Grand Lodge of California : — 

It is with more than common gratification that I meet you in session, to 
deliberate on such subjects of moment as may tend to the advancement and 
strengthening of our noble institution. 

Praise be to the Giver of Light, that we have been, by His mercy, spared 
to hold out the hand of Fellowship and Good Will to each other on this occa- 
sion, and grateful should we all be to Him for His extended mercy in sparing 
us to this time, and keeping us safe from the attacks of the Arch Enemy, the 
leveler of all mankind. With one accord and voice we must feel thankful 
that, with few exceptions, death has been unknown among our ranks, and I 
believe all of the members that constituted the Grand Lodge last May, are at 
this time alive. 

Our M.\ W.\ Grand Master, having been absent from the scene of his 
duties for many months, the charge of the Craft devolved on me ; and since 
his return, I have been requested by him to bring before your notice such 
matters as I deem' of material importance to us — hoping, nay, resting satis- 
fied that they will receive at your hands such mature deliberation as their nature 
requires, and that whatever be the result thereof, it will be for the ultimate 
benefit and advantage of Freemasonry. 

Rejoicing as we all must, at the extension of our Order on the shores of 
the Pacific, even to its mountain fastnesses, wherein, a few months back, only 
the steps of the Red Man, and echo of the roar of the forest monsters were 
known — establishing itself through our influence in the Islands of the Seas 
thereof, wherein darkness and ignorance but a few years back overspread the 
land — what, may we ask ourselves, will be the effect, ere another quarter of a 
century revolves over the destinies of our Order. The answer, I believe, is sim- 
ple, and so sure as Freemasonry establishes its foothold, in company with civili- 
zation throughout these seas — which of a certainty itwill — the condition of our 

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5852.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 149 

fellow-inen must become inevitably ameliorated. A few months back in this 
State, now so prosperous, and swiftly marching on to greatness, but then in 
ignorance and darkness, it were little less than treason for a man to be bold 
enough to have openly declared himself a Freemason. How different at this 
moment ! 

In the liberal governments of Europe and South America, Freemasonry 
stands forth conspicuous and respected, not only supported and patronized by 
Kings, Princes, and great men in either place, and in the sister States num- 
bering among its members the best and greatest men, from the Father of his 
country, through the various grades of society, including Presidents, Rulers, 
and Warriors — and at this time with us progressing rapidly, and receiving 
under its banners members — men of the highest and noblest character and 
standing in the State. It is not merely idle curiosity that impels them to this 
movement. A far more noble sentiment induces the good man to enlist him- 
self in its cause ; and when the neophyte, whose moral organization is of the 
proper order, has the beauties of the " Mystic Science " unfolded to him, he 
finds much that is worthy of contemplation, and of necessity becomes a strict 
observer of its teachings and discipline. The uninitiated may with surprise 
ask, why is this? The answer is not difficult. We never meddle with poli- 
tics, nor with any matters that will in any way tend to outrage society, or the 
ramifications on which it is constructed ; but, whatever may be the religious 
or partisan feelings of a Mason, we leave all men to enjoy their liberty of con- 
science, and merely hold as our doctrine, that in Freemasonry we find a Sci- 
ence and Roya\ Art, which teaches social, moral, and benevolent virtues, 
whereby we learn to walk uprightly, and to avoid giving offence to God and 
man. 

I feel more than common gratification in stating that the Order stands in a 
high and proud position in this jurisdiction. May it always remain so, and 
continue to extend the sphere of its usefulness, and that the same unanimity 
that at present prevails throughout its branches, may never for time to come 
be marred — always remembering that " unity is strength." 

Since we last met, many new Lodges have been ushered into existence, 
and it is with pride that I am in a position to inform you that I have witnessed 
much noble emulation and proper spirit spring up among the rulers therein, 
and the Craft intrusted to their care. Let us fervently and sincerely hope 
the feeling may be permanent, and the precedent thus established never de- 
cay, but, on the contrary, press on to perfection ; and, by due care in guard- 
ing the " outer doors," little fear need be entertained but that each successive 
year will give ample and satisfactory evidences u that our labor has not been 
in vain, and that we have not wearied in well doing." 

Necessarily, and as a matter beyond idle speculation, our members must 
go on increasing ; and nothing, I firmly believe, will tend so much to advan- 
tage the u workmen in the temple," as the formation of a Masonic Library. 
Isolated as we are on these western shores, and cut off by space from the 
rest of the Masonic world, facilities should be afforded to all the Masonic Fra- 
ternity here, but more especially to those on whom Masonic light has only re- 
cently, or may hereafter, become visible; and that they may be enabled to 
u read, learn, mark, and inwardly digest " the beauties and moral tendencies 
of the Order, to say nothing of the valuable advantages and information to 
be derived from the carrying out of this suggestion, namely, establishing a 
Masonic Library, thereby giving opportunity to those who may be called upon, 
or required, to decide questions of constitutional usage and jurisprudence. 
To perfect this, I would suggest that we solicit from each of our sister Grand 
Lodges a copy of all their proceedings since their first organization, so far as 
practicable to be procured. These alone will furnish to the inquiring Mason 
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sessions, to arrive at just conclusions on subjects of established usages and 
constitutional landmarks. To fully, however, carry out the effect intended 
and desired, by purchasing the truly invaluable works of Anderson, Webb, 
Preston, Dermott, Mackey, Scott, Crucifix, Oliver, Moore, and others, who 
have devoted years of toil and research to enable them to develop the beau- 
ties and moral science with which our Order is possessed, and for the benefit 
of our brethren who speak other than English, procuring the works of Ma- 
sonic authors whose disquisitions are written in French, German, and other 
languages— the young Mason may learn that he has indeed become a mem- 
ber of an Order wherein much knowledge truly invaluable may he acquired, 
and whose disciplines and teachings lead to the path of moral rectitude, piety, 
and Heaven. 

Playing, as Masonry does at this time, so active a part in the glorious and 
passing events of the world, — teaching, as she does, principles founded on the 
purest design, we may with safety prophecy that the more we unfold the beau- 
ties thereof to the inquiring and rational mind, and afford facilities to satisfy 
those who may be skeptical on any point, we will receive ample assurances 
that our successors will feel it an imperative duty, and make it their delight 
to hand down our forms to posterity, in the purity ive have received them, 
from the days of Solomon, and be cautious how they attempt to remove 
any of the landmarks, or introduce others than those learnt throughout 
the Masonic world. Popular as Masonry is over the civilized world, and es- 
tablishing itself concurrently with religion and civilization, we invariably find 
her aiding to stimulate man's exertions, teaching him to " subdue his pas- 
sions," and hold out the right hand of fellowship to his strange brother : and 
sooner or later, as the tenets of our Order overspread the earth, so will its 
teachings tend to moralize it. Infidelity will, and must be unknown*, and it will 
become visibly apparent, that the glorious benevolence and good will that 
Freemasonry inculcates, is a medium whereby the followers of it can be met 
with rejoicing and secure feeling. To accomplish ends so truly desirable, let 
us educate the Mason's mind. 

I would at this time direct your especial attention to the subject of Educa- 
tion, and of establishing an institution for the dispensing thereof among the 
children of our Fraternity, who are not of themselves able to endow them, with 
a " Jewel far above riches." The expediency of so noble an undertaking 
must be evident to all of us, and I do trust means will be devised forth- 
with, for the founding an institution where learning can be disseminated. 
Let us remember that the diffusion of knowledge not only tends to amelior 
ate the condition of mankind, but that it is the iEgis and Palladium of all, 
but more especially a free government ; and that education is a il Moral En- 
gine," high and far above all institutions on earth, calculated to raise all 
men to the sphere our Great Creator intended them. Our brethren in Eu- 
rope and sister States, are laudably vying with each other in this praisewor- 
thy movement. I sincerely hope we may be able to devise means to follow 
their noble example ; and although it may be reserved for our successors to 
perfect what we may commence, yet we must always remember that u from 
small means great ends are obtained/' We can confer no greater benefit, 
and fulfil the benevolence our Order inculcates, than by bestowing on those 
who are destitute, such enlightenment as the blessings of education confer. 
It has been and is repeatedly asked by those who are inimical to the Order, 
and by others unacquainted with our mysteries and benevolence: — " Of 
what service is Freemasonry?" Let us answer the question by demonstrable 
proofs, that speak to the senses of all men. Apart from all other considera- 
tions, we must remember that the accomplishment of the purposed design will 
not only have its beneficial results, but also give to the Masonic Fraternity a 
proud position in this Golden State among their fellow men, and tend to en- 

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courage the members to be more assiduous in cultivating an intimate knowl- 
edge of an institution which has more in its organization than "' empty talk," 
and convince the world that it is reared upon a foundatian of solid rock. The 
labors of "benevolence and love," inculcated by our institution, should not 
be allowed to be superseded or surpassed by any other in the world ; and 
although other Orders have scattered themselves far and wide over its sur- 
face, and extended their use for the promulgation of education, yet we find 
that Freemasonry has not been backward in the good work, and in no country 
more than the United States, has the subject received greater attention. 

As far back as 1787, Ruspini, a Mason in England, noted for his love and 
zeal of the Order, conceived a plan for the educating of poor children of 
the Fraternity, and to him, and an enlightened lady, acting in concert with 
him, is the credit due for establishing the first Masonic School. The scheme 
thus begun on small means, has prospered beyond the expectations of the 
most sanguine ; and we find at this date that not only have England, Ireland, 
Scotland, Germany, Bohemia, Holland, Sweden, and other States in Europe, 
devoted their Masonic Funds towards so laudable a purpose, and taxed their 
members in their respective jurisdictions to aid in supporting their schools, but 
also that several sister Grand Lodges in the Union, viz. : Missouri, Kentucky, 
Texas, Alabama, and others, have at this time their Masonic Colleges and 
Primary Schools ; and, in u casting their bread upon the waters," have, be- 
yond doubt, experienced heartfelt pleasure in observing that their efforts and 
labors have not been in vain, and that an all-wise Providence has looked 
down with favor on their exertions, and blessed them ; and thousands who 
have, or will receive the benefits of their charity, will praise the Parent of 
All that they are the children of Masons. Spreading as our Noble Order is, 
through this land, and emigration unequaled in history, filling our mountains 
and valleys with thousands of civilized beings, among whom many of the Fra- 
ternity are to be found, I need not, I feel assured, remind you, that in a so- 
ciety like ours, there must, of necessity, be many whom fortune, either from 
caprice or other causes, points out to us as befitting objects for our benev- 
olence and care — and happy indeed will the hearts of hundreds thereof be, in 
after days, when they reflect that the universality of Freemasonry is a truth as 
strong as Holy Writ. By organizing a proper system for education, under 
the management and supervision of our Grand Body, many benevolent per- 
sons belonging to the Order, and others who are not, may be inclined, when 
they find that their donations can be properly and correctly disposed of, be- 
stow part of their worldly acquisitions in charity, and will not fear that their 
bounties will be misapplied, or diverted from the channel that generosity in- 
tended them. No great undertaking designed for the good of mankind, that 
has pure principles for its foundation, and is conducted with system and order, 
can ever fail to command esteem and respect, and will insure the support and 
liberality from the enlightened, generous and wealthy; and although we have 
not in this State, at this time, a Girard, yet we know not what the morrow 
may bring forth, nor how soon the day will arrive when others, as liberal- 
minded as he was, may arise among us, and whose philanthropy will seek a 
channel to divert their superfluous wealth to, and assuredly for no nobler 
cause can it be bestowed than education. 

I feel perfectly satisfied and assured from the offers already made to me, 
that endowments will be forthwith made towards this great purpose, and that 
many of us will be spared by our Heavenly Father, to live and look back with 
rejoicing to the day on which the first dollar was appropriated to the noble 
cause of* Masonic Education in California ; and further, that the humble seed 
east on the wide and boundless field of the charity of our Order, at this early 
date of its history in this State, will ere long, produce goodly fruit ; " the rear- 
ing of children in the wav they should go." An object such as this, must, and 

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will merit the admiration of mankind — and heaven will smile on our under- 
taking and bless those who devote their time, attention and study in the cause 
of humanity. I would therefore most fraternally suggest that a committee 
be raised at this session (it having been impossible for a report to be made at 
the last,) who shall prepare the ways and means for establishing a permanent 
fund for the promotion of education among the children of u Free and Ac- 
cepted Masons ; ,; and that without any delay, we organize the Grand Lodge 
into a corporate body, in conformity to the laws of the State, so as to enable 
us to receive donations and purchase any land necessary for our purpose. 
Having delayed this important step, the Fraternity has lost forever the be- 
nevolent donation tendered them by our worthy brother Winn, of ten acres of 
land. Let us guard against the future by prompt action. 

In my communication to your Most Worshipful Body, at our last meeting, 
T adverted to the necessity of producing a complete and uniform system of 
registration ; but by an omission, it was lost sight of. I must, with due respect, 
again bring the subject to your attention, feeling satisfied that it will receive 
the deliberation it needs. Springing into existence in this Far West rapidly 
as we have, and looking forward to the day when our Order will, following on 
the footsteps of improvement incidental to the extension of the spirit of the 
age, spread itself over the vast Pacific, we may fully expect ere many years 
revolve over our heads, to see Freemasonry as extensively established through- 
out its waters as it is in the broad Atlantic ; and beyond doubt, from our 
body will many branches shoot forth, and for some time remain under our ju- 
risdiction. In view of this, and of the present condition of the Order in this 
State, I candidly believe that the name of every brother who is, or hereafter 
may become a member under our jurisdiction, should be in possession of a 
certificate that will aid his wife or children, should they require the assistance 
of the Fraternity, and be invested with a document that will procure the desired 
end. Need I say, that to obtain this purpose, those to whom the benefits 
more or less ultimately result, should be made to bear li the heat and burden 
of the day " to which the Fraternity hitherto, as a body, have been subjected : 
and we should devise some end and means, so that the recipients of the Mys- 
teries of Freemasonry should be a medium whereby the benevolence of our 
Order can receive some aid, and they, or those dependent on them, feel as- 
sured that when necessity constrains them to call on us for assistance, we will 
not be found wanting to render it. 

I would earnestly recommend, to produce this complete and uniform regis- 
tration, and to bring it within the spirit and meaning of our Constitution, that 
all present members under our jurisdiction should have their names registered 
by the Grand Secretary, in numerical order — diplomas granted to correspond 
— and hereafter for subordinate Lodges to apply for diplomas from the Grand 
Secretary for every member affiliated, or made by them, at such times as your 
worshipful body in its wisdom may determine — with such other rules as you 
may consider necessary. The fund arising from this source alone will be 
considerable, and I would suggest that it should be exclusively applied for edu- 
cational purposes — thus devoting the tax to a beneficial end, and at the same 
time aiding a cause that must inevitably redound to the credit of the institu- 
tion. 

The subject of representation with sister Grand Lodges in Europe and 
South America, I deem of sufficient importance to attract your notice. With 
the attention of the civilized w r orld directed to these golden shores, the evi- 
dence we have had of the past, and the assurances what the future will unfold : 
that as the resources of our State become developed, immigration must nec- 
essarily be augmented, and innumerable of those on whom the " Light of 
Masonry " has dawned, will, from all parts of Europe and elsewhere, bo ere 
lon<r sojourning among us, speaking divers tongues, but one language. In 

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no State of the Union is such a position likely to be consummated, equal to 
our own ; and although all of* us may not speak their tongue, yet there is, 
and will, among the innumerable links of the mighty chain that bind us to- 
gether as brothers, be hundreds who, coming here with the universal tongue 
that we speak, that will feel a desire to be with us, and as one. I therefore 
deem it proper to recommend that we should have a representative at each of 
the Grand Lodges in Europe and South America, receiving one in return 
from them, so that we may be in position to be thoroughly and intimately 
acquainted with all subjects of Masonic interest, and at the same time tend 
thereby to throw a safeguard round our institution. Sister Grand Lodges 
throughout the world, who have adopted this system, find benefits innumer- 
able arise therefrom — to say nothing of the advantages of cementing, in a 
strong bond, the intimate connection that should always exist in our wide and 
far-spread family ; and although we are yet in our infancy, it may not be su- 
pererogatory, or out of place, to make provision for the day when we shall ar- 
rive at manhood, or follow on the well-trodden path. 

I deem it my imperative duty to direct your especial attention to the accu- 
mulation of young Masons in this State, made on the Atlantic side, but more 
especially in the western portion, where they have been made with railroad 
dispatch for the California market. I beg to quote from a Masonic letter on 
the matter : — 

" Masonry is flourishing here— -furiously, but I tremble for the result. It is one thing to 
grow in strength and beauty like the towering oak, to live for ages, and when time shall 
be no more to die a glorious death 5 and quite another thing to spring up like a garden 
weed, growing rank and luxuriant for a brief space, then wither and aie, without having 
accomplished a single desirable thing. 

" Masonry here is too much like a garden weed 3 petitions come pouring in, and ' cases 
of emergency ? are as frequent as mushrooms after a moist night in April ; and under one 
pretext and another, men are made Masons who will never add any thing to the credit of 
Masonry. At present the California fever is raging, and some twenty are i up ' for 
California in February, and all ' cases of emergency.' 

u Was it ever contemplated to make Masons by the wholesale in that way, admitting 
them to be worthy 1 Is it not abusing a license that has received a wider and wider lat- 
itude as Masonry has begun to prosper, (or rather been prospering ?) I think so. Then 
again, there are evils arising from crowding matters. It causes undue excitement in the 
Lodge room, and interferes with the good old plan of balloting ; for I know of departures 
having been made that ought not to have been, from old established rules." * * 

It is a matter of notorious and stubborn fact, that for the last three years 
thousands of new made Masons from the older States, have found their way 
to this new State, both by the plains and the Isthmus, and with very few ex- 
ceptions, have not been in a positon to, after due trial, gain admittance 
in our Lodges ; and when inquired of why such should exist, have declared 
" that they were made within two nights " of leaving home. I found the 
same evil existed during my sojourn in Panama, in the fall of 1850. The 
injury to those persons, if it only rested with them, I would not have touched 
on ; but I must ask the question, if it is correct that Masons should be made 
by wholesale, the funds derived thereby benefiting the Lodges wherein they 
were received, and we in this State to have to bear the heat and burden of 
extending the benevolence, to the illimitable extent we have, to these same 
persons, without having derived one cent of the money ? 

It is an appalling yet true statement, when I inform you that from the best 
and most authentic information I have been enabled to procure in this State, 
but one instance of charity has ever presented itself to a Lodge under our 
jurisdiction, that was a member thereof; but invariably of either no Lodge, 
or a new made brother from the east side of the Sierra Nevada, who, with a 
certificate of withdrawal in his pocket, found it an easy matter to receive the 
aid and comfort necessary to enable him to recruit his broken constitution and 
health, incidental on his wearisome journev. This Grand Lodge, I believe, 
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should give their decided opinion on the matter, more particularly as the Cir- 
cular issued by them last May, has, with very few exceptions, been passed 
unheeded by those whom duty at least should have induced to have liberally 
responded to it. 

I also appeal to you on behalf of those brothers who at this date have be- 
come embarrassed and ruined, in consequence of extending the aforesaid 
benevolence, and that some more determinate action will be taken by you, to 
portray the facts in the clearest manner to the whole Masonic world. 

I have noticed that the districting the jurisdiction between three Grand 
Lecturers has not produced the desired result, neither can we expect or hope 
that we shall ever arrive at uniformity, unless an arrangement can be made 
other than existing at present. Uniformity in work has been the sincere de- 
sire of the most ardent and zealous members in the State, from the first or- 
ganization of our Grand Lodge ; and at the last session of our Grand Body, 
it was presumed that the method then adopted to realize the wish, would tend 
to some extent to fulfil the solicitude evinced. From the nature of the labor 
to be performed, expenses incurred thereby, and the loss of time that would 
arise to the Lecturers, should their services be given, (and which with few 
exceptions during the recess it has been almost impracticable to carry out,) 
other arrangements, I believe, will have to be adopted, to produce the desired 
end. I have been apprised by several of the Lodges in the jurisdiction, that 
they feel the paramount necessity of having all their labors to correspond. 

At the last session I adverted to the precipitate and hurried manner in 
which the degrees were conferred on candidates. I must again attract your 
attention to a subject which should receive from y©u legislation of a nature 
stringent enough to prevent a recurrence in future. The records of some of 
the Lodges evidence that the landmarks in this respect are too often entirely 
lost sight of; and although it is not specially interdicted by our Constitution, 
I should have expected that the " Rulers in Israel " would not contravene so 
important a point. Allow me, therefore, to fraternally suggest that a resolu- 
tion be framed, ordering that not less than two weeks shall intervene between 
each degree, unless a sufficient cause of emergency can be shown to the proper 
authority to permit otherwise. If the Constitution and proceedings of the 
Grand Body were more closely studied, there would be no necessity at this 
time to have directed your notice to this important point, and I rest satisfied 
it will receive that due attention necessary. 

A question of momentous import has arisen during the recess, as to the 
legality or propriety of subordinate Lodges altering or varying the By-Laws 
thereof, and which had previously met the approval of the Grand Body. The 
Constitution provides u that each Lodge shall adopt By-Laws for its govern- 
ance, and when approved by the Grand Lodge, no amendment thereto shall 
be valid, until approved by that body/' I deem it highly important that the 
sense of the Grand Lodge should be had, as to whether Lodges shall adopt 
amended By-Laws, prior to approval by the controlling power, or whether they 
should take effect from the moment of adoption. Both have their advocates, 
and, beyond doubt, the Craft will be benefitted by determinate action at this 
time. 

The term for which the voice of my brethren elected me now expires, and 
I would avail myself of this opportunity to tender my most fraternal thanks to 
all with whom it has been my good fortune to meet or be associated with, 
through the labors incidental thereto, as well for the cordial cooperation in 
all matters appertaining to the discharge of the various duties devolving on 
me by virtue of the office. 

In conclusion, allow me to offer my earnest assurances that at this, and all 
times, will I be found ready and willing to act in the front ranks of the Order, 
for the advancement thereof: and relv, that whatever shall be vour decisions, 

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now and hereafter, will be for the ultimate benefit and advancement of Free- 
masonry : and by squaring our actions by the square of virtue, we may, when 
our pilgrimage is finished in this nether world, be found among those who 
will be called by our Heavenly Maker, to be used as fitting stones for his 
spiritual building, eternal in the Heavens. 

B. D. HYAM, Deputy Grand Master. 

The Address was laid upon the table for the present, and the Dep- 
uty Grand Master also presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.'. Grand Lodge of California : — 

In conformity with the provisions of the Constitution, I have the honor to 
report all such matters to your Worshipful Body as have been the subject of 
my labors daring the recess. 

Since last session, Dispensations permitting San Diego Lodge and Parfaite 
Union Lodge to extend their labors to the present time, according to their 
respective prayers, were granted by me ; and I doubt not but the result of their 
work will induce you to grant Charters at this session. I have also issued Dis- 
pensations as follows : — 

To Mariposa Lodge, under date 29th November, 1851 ; 

To Nashville Lodge, under date 24th December 1851 ; 

To San Joaquin Lodge, under date 19th January, 1852 ; 

To Mountain Shade Lodge, under date 16th January, 1852; 

To Washington Lodge, under date 21st February, 1852. 

The necessary recommendations required to the several petitions, praying 
that the respective brethren might be allowed to proceed to work, received the 
proper attestations from Chartered Lodges in our jurisdiction. All, I believe, 
have given evidences of their worthiness and capability to receive Charters at 
this session, with the exception of Mariposa Lodge, and which, I am credibly 
informed by one of its members, has not worked in consequence of having no 
Lodge Room. I would therefore recommend that the Dispensation be allowed 
to remain in their possession, or extended until next Communication. The 
others, I believe, will apply for charters, if evidence is given to your satisfac- 
tion that their work is correct. 

On the twelfth January, 1852, I received an application from thirteen breth- 
ren located at Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, soliciting a Dispensation to open a 
Lodge at that place, accompanying which was a letter from the Honorable 
Secretary of State of that Government, a well known brother, and highly re- 
commendatory to the petitioners. The proper recommendation accompanying 
the petition being regular, I granted a Dispensation to enable the aforesaid 
brethren to open a Lodge at Honolulu, under the title of Hawaiian Lodge. 
I cheerfully recommend that a Charter be granted them at this session, as evi- 
dence is given that there are "bright lights " in the midst of darkness. 

The funds that have come into my possession for said Dispensations were 
duly paid over to the R.\ W.\ Grand Secretary. 

It appears that Mountain Shade Lodge had been at work from June, 1851, 
under a Dispensation granted by the Mr. W:. Grand Master Tutt, but in con- 
sequence of a misconstruction as to the time of its duration, no representative 
was sent to our Grand Body last November. Learning, however, casually, 
after our last session, that a Lodge existed at Downieville, I applied there for 
information in relation thereto, and after corresponding with the Fraternity on 
the subject, and discovering that the Dispensation had expired, application was 
made for a renewal thereof, and I feel much pleasure in paying a high enco- 
mium on the brethren there, for their alacrity evinced, and ready compliance 
with our regulations. I deem it due to them that they receive full considera- 
tion at your hands r and that their burden be lightened as much as possible ; 

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more particularly as they suffered very considerably in the loss of furniture, 
hall, &c, by the late devastating conflagration at the aforenamed town. 

Certain brethren at Centreville adressed to me a communication on the 
thirtieth December last, soliciting an exchange of Dispensations, for one in their 
possession from the M.\ W.'. Grand Lodge of Indiana, granted subsequently 
to our organization, and never nsed by them ; but as I considered it would be 
transcending my duties to grant the same on the terms proposed, I declined 
their prayer. I respectfully submit the correspondence for your consideration 
and action. 

I have further to state that I have officially visited Mariposa, U.D., Sail Joa- 
quin, U. D., Benicia, No. 5, Tuolumne, No. 8, California, No. 1, Davy Crockett, 
No. 7, and Parfaite Union, U. D. On the 27th December last, the officers 
of California Lodge, No. 1, and Davy Crockett, No. 7, were publicly installed 
by me, at which brethren from those and other Lodges in the jurisdiction, not- 
withstanding the inclemency of the season, gave their attendance. 

I can only express my regret that I was unable to visit all the Lodges in 
the jurisdiction, but have received assurances that due regard has been paid 
to our rules in all those under Dispensation. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

B. D. HYAM, Deputy Grand Master. 

Which report was also laid upon the table for the present. 

The Grand Master announced the following Standing Committees : — 

f Bro. R. F. Knott, 
| " J. J.Papy, 

On Grievances: \ u J. R. McConnell, 

" John Cook, 
[ <•' J. M. Small. 

f Bro. J. D. Creigh, 

On Finance and Accounts : -j " R. Hopkins. 

( " J. P. Gauch. 

^ 77T • n j f Bro. L. Stowell, 

On foreign Correspondence: < u q t p, t 

( Bro. A. Martin, 

On Dispensations and Charters : < u A. Hollub,J 

| " W. D. Deering. 

( Bro. J. R. Crandall, 

On By-Laws of Lodges: \ u J. M. Koon, 

( " H. F. Williams. 

( Bro. R. Hopkins, 

On Returns of Lodges : \ u J. D. Creigh, 

( " W. W. Stovall. 

On motion of Bro. J. R. Crandall, the Addresses of the Grand 
Master and Deputy Grand Master were taken from the table and re- 
ferred to a special committee of three. 

The Grand Master appointed as the committee — 

[Bro. J. R. Crandall, 
On the Addresses of the G. and D. G. Master : \ " J. D. Creigh, 

( " R. Clark. 
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The report of the Deputy Grand Master was taken from the table, 
and referred to the Committee on Dispensations and Charters. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 3 o'clock, this afternoon. 



In (faxanb Cobgc. 



Afternoon Session, | 
Tuesday, May ±th, A. L. 5852. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 3 o'clock, P. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

Bro. L. Stowell, from the Committee on Foreign Correspondence, 
presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W:. Grand Lodge of California: — 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence, in carrying out the duties en- 
tailed on them, beg most respectfully to report that they, with as much care as 
time would permit, have examined the reports of sister Grand Lodges, re- 
ceived by the Grand Secretary since our last Communication ; and now 
present the following as the result of their labors, commencing with 

NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

This Grand Lodge held an Annual Comunication at Concord, June tenth and 
eleventh, 1851, at which fifteen Lodges were represented. Considerable business 
was transacted during the session, and from the evidences presented the Order 
appears to be prospering throughout that jurisdiction. The Grand Master 
presented an address, which, although short, is replete with assurances that he 
guards well the trust reposed in him 5 and he replies to certain inquiries made 
by the Grand Master of Louisiana, in reference to the legality of Lodges hold- 
ing their authority from a Council of the 33d degree of the Scottish Rite, as fol- 
lows : — 

" I have received your communication, dated first March last, propounding* certain ques- 
tions arising from the fact that three of the constituent Lodges of the M.-.W.-. Grand 
Lodge of Louisiana have returned their Charters to the Grand Lodge, and have re-organ- 
ized by warrants of Constitution from a body in New Orleans, styling itself the Supreme 
Council of Sovereign Grand Inspectors General of the 33d degree of the Scottish Rite, — 
and demand of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana and her constituents, to be recognized as 
legal Lodges, and their members and initiates as lawful brothers, entitled to visit and 
communicate. 

" In reply to your communication, I would state that with regard to the light in which the 
proceedings of the said Supreme Council of the 33d degree, in ]New Orleans, and the 
demands of the Lodges established by it, will be viewed by the several Grand Lodges in 
the United States, there cannot, it seems to me, be any doubt. I feel assured that no 
Grand Lodge will for a moment admit said proceedings to be in the least degree valid, 
but on the contrary, totally unconstitutional, null and void; and no Masonic intercourse 
whatever ought to exist between the Grand Lodge of Louisiana and its subordinates, and 
the Lodges established by the said Supreme Council.'' 

He also states that he is an " Officer of the Supreme Council of the 33d 
and last degree, Ancient and Accepted Rite>" for the Northern Masonic Dis- 
trict and jurisdiction of the United States, legally and constitutionally estab- 

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lished at the Grand East of the city of New York ; that the Supreme Grand 
Council of the 33d for the Southern Masonic District and jurisdiction, has its 
Grand East in the city of Charleston, S. C; that there cannot, constitutionally 
and legally, be more than two Supreme Grand Councils of the 33d in the 
United States of America ; and that the body styling itself a Supreme Grand 
Council of the 33d degree, in New Orleans, is regarded as spurious and ille- 
gitimate. 

New Hampshire recognizes the system of District Deputy Grand Masters. 
One of them, Bro. Stephen Hoyt, in his report, says: — 

11 In regard to myself, permit me to say that fifty-two years since found me a mem- 
ber of this venerable institution, and in Lodges under its jurisdiction 1 have seen those of 
different sentiments united in bonds of brotherly love and affection, and hushing all differ- 
ence of sectional opinion which divide and embarrass communities. Lodges are places 
in which virtue unmolested may be displayed. I am now in the latter part of my eighty- 
second year of age." 

Truly, we think they should regard him as one of their ancient Land- 
marks. 

CONNECTICUT. 

The Annual Communication of this Grand Lodge was held at Hartford, 
May fourteenth, 1851, when thirty-four Lodges were represented. 

The Grand Master uses the following language: "We meet under the 
most auspicious circumstances, peace and harmony prevailing in all our 
borders, and the dearest interests of our beloved institution in a condition of 
prosperity hitherto unparalleled in the Masonic annals of this jurisdiction." 
He commends to the favor of the Craft the project of erecting a monument to 
the memory of their late brother, Gen. David Wooster, a patriot, and a devoted 
Mason. Surely we feel that the name of the good man lives after him. 

The report of the Committee on Foreign Correspondence contains twenty- 
seven pages of closely written matter, and is prepared in a style highly cred- 
itable to the authors. In relation to admitting new members into our Order, 
they quote from the address of the Grand Master of New Hampshire of 1850, 
as follows : — 

" The qualifications of a candidate for the honors of Masonry should be of a positive 
nature. It is not sufficient that nothing of a vicious character is known respecting a can- 
didate j — the question should be, is he truly a virtuous man, one who fears God and 
works righteousness ? Nor should an individual whose moral character is defective be 
admitted under the hope that he may thereb} 7 be made better. If we would that the Ma- 
sonic Temple should endure, able to bear the buffeting of the storm and the shock of the 
tempest, we must take heed that the materials which are to compose it be not only hewn 
and squared, but likewise sound to the very heart's core." 

Your committee cannot too strongly or fraternally impress this sound and 
wholesome doctrine upon the Craft in our jurisdiction, for no where, in our 
opinion, have the same difficulties existed as in California, where all, as it were, 
are strangers to each other, thrown together from all parts of the world. 
General rules relative to admitting members into the Order, are wholly inappli- 
cable here — for we believe that in California greater caution and scrutiny must 
be used than elsewhere, and we hope our Lodges will be slow to record any 
case of " emergency," but compel every applicant for our mysteries, to travel 
the well known and beaten track. We think the old and well established rule, 
u that a petition must lay over one month, " should be rigidly adhered to by all 
our Lodges, and the candidate never be advanced, except he be qualified in 
the degree preceding ; and in furtherance of this view, we would suggest that 
your Worshipful Body adopt rules of sufficient stringency to enforce it. 

We trust our Lodges have too much respect for their own success, and that 
of our venerable Order, to send forth a brother unable to pass examination 
and gain admission anywhere. Such, however, we regret to say is not the 
case or course pursued in our sister States. From various sources, we are 

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constrained to believe that numerous Lodges under the jurisdiction of our 
sister Grand Lodges, on the Atlantic and east of the Sierra Nevada, have 
been making Masons not precisely in conformity with old established usages, 
but rather with telegraphic dispatch, more especially for the California mar- 
ket. To this, we at first gave little credence. We could not believe that such 
violence would be offered to the institution, or to the well-known and prescrib- 
ed duties which Masons owe to each other; evincing thereby such utter want 
of self respect and veneration for the well-known and defined principles of 
our ancient and venerable Order. But too many living witnesses testify and 
corroborate these facts. Innumerable applicants at the * outer door " of our 
Lodges have been unable to procure admission to our Temples — evidencing 
ignorance in what they should at least have been more perfect in ; and uni- 
versally the excuse has been — " I teas made just as I was ready to start from 
home for California, and have never been in a Lodge since. 11 

This calls from us feelings of animadversion, which we hope will prevent a 
recurrence ; for many of those, perchance, who were thus made, were sincere 
and proper applicants. To such, a gross wrong has been done. They paid 
their fees, and received the degrees without sufficient (or possibly any) in- 
structions to make themselves known as Masons ; and consequently are de- 
barred the benefits and privileges to which they are, or should be, justly 
entitled. But we fear that class are less numerous than those who applied 
through mercenary motives, thinking that Masonry might prove a personal 
benefit to them on arriving in California ; and who would not, or could not 
have received the degrees, had they not been leaving their homes for 
this Far West. For such we have little or no pity, and we feel satisfied they 
will have to return to the place whence they came, to reap any benefit from 
Masonry. The material and work are bad, and not such as we are author- 
ized to receive ; and we say to the Craft here, guard well the " outer door." 

We would most fraternally remonstrate with those who have committed this 
palpable wrong, (perchance unwittingly,) and beg them to pause and reflect 
thereon, if but for a moment; and we feel satisfied that they cannot but perceive 
the lasting injury inflicted upon the Fraternity, while reaping only temporary 
benefit to their individual Lodges. Therefore we say in all kindness, — 
put aside those tools of iron, and apply the plumb, square, and level, to all 
your work ; and such as will not stand the test of the Overseer's Square, cast 
it forth into the rubbish of the Temple. We want it not ! Nor will we have it. 

Connecticut, in speaking of California, says : — 

" Thus the hallowed mysteries of Freemasonry have been fairly and lawfully introduced 
on the golden soil of our young sister of the Pacific coast, with every prospect of a suc- 
cessful career of usefulness. We cordially extend to the Grand Lodge of California the 
right hand of fellowship, and invoke, for her guidance and protection, the continual 
presence and blessing of Him whose friendship is worth far more than gold, yea, than 
much fine gold." 

We cordially and fraternally respond to the feelings that dictated these 
sentiments, and assure our Connecticut brethren that our best exertions will 
be used to prove ourselves worthy the invocation. 

We notice that Connecticut Lodge, No. 76, now Tehama 1 No. 3, having re- 
ceived her Charter from the Grand Lodge of Connecticut, should have made 
returns thereto, and paid dues to it, up to the period of our organization. 
No returns, we find, have been made, probably through inadvertance of the 
proper officers of that Lodge. We should regret to have to believe that the 
brethren of that Ledge who were the original members, and who came from 
that jurisdiction, would intentionally forget the obligations due to their Alma 
Mater; and we entertain the hope, and that confidently, that she will not lose 
any time in attending to the duty which devolves on her ; and thus in chang- 
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allow the ghost of a delinquency to disturb her quiet. In furtherance of 
these views, we quote from the Connecticut proceedings, as follows : — 

u Resolved, That this Grand Lodge cheerfully consents to relinquish her jurisdiction 
over Connecticut Lodge, No. 76, (now called Tehama, No. 3,) whenever said Lodge shall 
make proper returns to this body, and pay to our Grand Secretary the dues owing by 
her to us, up to the time of the organization of the Grand Lodge of the State of Cali- 
fornia.' ' 

They, we find, do not approve of the system of publishing the names of 
rejected candidates, and quote, in support of their views, a resolution passed 
by the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, to the same effect. 

NEW JERSEY. 

This Grand Lodge held its Annual Communication at Trenton, January 
fourteenth, 1852, when fourteen Lodges were represented, and considerable 
work done. 

The Craft is in a flourishing condition, and peace and harmony pervade 
her jurisdiction. 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 

We are in receipt of the proceedings of the last Annual Communication of 
this Grand Lodge, held on the twenty-seventh December, 1851 ; and we quote 
the following from the opening address of Grand Master French : — 

u If the year has not been marked by that prosperity that has marked some of our for- 
mer years, so far as additions have been made to our brotherhood, it certainly has been 
marked by a peculiarly healthy action amongst us ; and. in my opinion, we stand in a 
higher moral position than perhaps we have ever stood. Respectability of position, by 
bodies of men, either corporate or politic, depends not upon numbers — far, very far from 
it — and I am thankful that the Lodges under this jurisdiction are fast learning this truth. 
It is a solemn fact, my brethren, that it is far better to follow the body of a brother to 
the tomb, than to follow his good character to its grave. To see one with whom we 
have been accustomed to associate, on the warmest terms of fraternal affection — one 
whom we had ' grappled to our heart with hooks of steel/ — unmasked before the world, 
and made a mark for scorn ' to point her slow, unmoving finger at/ is one of the most 
humiliating positions in which a Mason can be placed ; and it were better that not a 
single candidate should be permitted to pass the threshold of a Lodge, from year's end 
to years end, than that one should be added to our number, who should ever cause us to 
blush that he were our brother! Be careful, then, my brethren ; be very careful that 
while you require a candidate entering your sacred portals, to ' take heed on what lie 
enters ' — that you do not forget to take heed also that you suffer him not to enter until you 
are fully satisfied, by every test that human knowledge can apply, that he is one who 
will surely and faithfully ' take heed on what he enters, 7 and worthily wear all the honors 
you are about to bestow on him. 7 ' 

We concur in this good counsel, so wisely and truly said, and so character- 
istic of the head and heart that conceived it ; and we pray all the brethren 
under this jurisdiction to read and practice the wholesome admonition. 

Your committee give place here to the following resolutions and accompa- 
nying letter, from the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of the District of 
Columbia, in 1850 : — 

Grand Secretary's Office, Grand Lodge ) 
Of the District of Columbia, March, A. L. 5850. ) 

To the M.-. W.-. Grand Master, R.\ W.\ Grand Wardens, 

and Brethren of the Grand Lodge of California : — 

Brethren : At a special Communication of our Grand Lodge, held on the twentieth 
of February last, among other proceedings was the adoption of the following resolu- 
tions : — 

u Whereas, This Masonic jurisdiction, although situated at the seat of Government, 
is small, and unable to erect a suitable building for Masonic purposes, for which a build- 
ing is desirable here, to accommodate sojourning brethren constantly assembling here 
from all parts of this great nation ; therefore — 

" Resolved, That the several Grand Lodges in the United States, in correspondence 
with this Grand Lodge, be fraternally requested to invite the Masonic brotherhood to 
unite in a subscription, for the purpose of erecting, in the City of Washington, a Central 

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Masonic Temple, to be dedicated to the memory of our illustrious brother, George 
Washington, and to be owned by the Masonic Fraternity of the United States of Amer- 
ica j and to be in charge of the Freemasons of the District of Columbia, uuder such reg- 
ulations as Trustees, to be appointed by this Grand Lodge, shall prescribe ; and that 
they be requested to forward any contributions that may be received to B. B. French, 
the M.\ W.\ Grand Master of this District. 

" Resolved, That the Grand Secretary be requested to communicate this resolution to 
each Grand Lodge in the United States, with such a letter as he may think proper." 

In accordance with the requisitions of the latter, I shall, in communicating the same to 
your Most Worshipful Body, accompany it with such observations upon the subject 
matter, deemed not only to be proper, under the circumstances, but necessary to fully 
elucidate the propriety of the appeal which is now made to our brethren throughout the 
Union 3 an appeal dictated by an utter inability to accomplish the object ourselves, but 
which we have forborne making until its propriety was suggested by many distinguished 
Masons from other jurisdictions, present at the meeting of the twentieth of February last, 
and the confident hope, engendered by their hearty approval of the project, of a favor- 
able response to such appeal. 

The brethren here, on a former occasion, undertook the erection of a hall, and com- 
pleted the same j but the limited jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, and of consequence the 
few Lodges and members from whom aid could be derived to meet the expenses of the 
building, caused them to contract a large debt, which subsequent events prevented them 
from liquidating, and the accruing interest ultimately absorbed the cash investments 
made, and the hall passed, after great struggling and sacrifice of means, into private 
hands. Since that time the Craft have held their meetings at divers places, and always 
under disadvantageous circumstances j being deterred by past experience, from all 
attempts at the erection of a structure of their own. The nature of our population at the 
seat of government, is such as to preclude the possibility of much wealth among the 
brethren, many being employees of the Government, with limited salaries, and nearly all 
of means scarcely beyond the daily wants of themselves and families. The hope, there- 
fore, of having a suitable Masonic edifice at this place, bearing the name of our illustrious 
brother of Mount Vernon, without aid from abroad, has long ceased to be indulged. 

The revival of our Order throughout the land, its prosperity in every section of the 
country, the gratification and pride every Mason should feel, in knowing that in this city, 
a temple worthy of its position and object had been erected, induce our Grand Lodge to 
make its present appeal, through you, to the Craft in your jurisdiction. We are willing 
to tax our means to the utmost, and feel able to raise from the little band of the faithful 
here, some few thousands of dollars 3 but our main dependence is upon the aid we shall 
receive abroad, which, we confidently trust, will be liberally bestowed, and such as to 
enable us to rear here, at this Metropolis of the Nation, and the gathering point from the 
remotest parts of the Union, a structure that shall be an honor to the Fraternity, and 
devoted to the use, not of ourselves alone, but of the thousands of visiting brethren from 
all parts of our country, and of the world. 

VVith sentiments of great respect and fraternal feeling, 

I remain yours, sincerely, 

Charles S. Frailey, Grand Secretary. 

We commend the foregoing to the favorable consideration of this Grand 
Lodge, believing that, as soon as her circumstances will admit, she will cheer- 
fully contribute to the consummation of so worthy and truly desirable an 
object. 

vVe quote from the Grand Secretary's report, made at their last Communi- 
cation, as follows : — 

" At the last Annual Communication, the Grand Lodge was advised of the unsettled 
state of the account of its then subordinate, California Lodge, No. 13, there being" a bal- 
ance of nine dollars and fifty cents yet due from the same to this Grand Lodge. Nothing 
further has been heard from that Lodge, although they were duly notified of the indebt- 
edness 5 but as circumstances have existed in California, calling upon every Lodge, as 
well as every Mason there, to exercise to the fullest extent their feelings of charity and 
benevolence, and thus by the exercise of a not uncalled-for, but greatly extended philan- 
thropy, has exhausted their own means, and rendered necessary a call upon their breth- 
ren upon the Atlantic border for assistance, I would respectfully recommend that the 
account of California Lodge, once No. 13, of our jurisdiction, now California Lodge, 
No. 1, of the Grand Lodge of California, be closed, by donating to it the balance due." 

One of the members of this committee testifies that this was an omission 
for which neither the Lodge, nor any of its officers, can be blamed. The 
Lodge ordered the amount paid, at the proper time ; the Secretary requested 
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it to be transmitted from a friend in Philadelphia, to the Grand Secretary at 
Washington, and until the above article was noticed, supposed all was set- 
tled ; but your committee learn that it was inadvertantly overlooked. How- 
ever, the matter has been explained to Bro. Frailey, and we trust he will 
set us right in due time. For the donation from that Grand Lodge, for Bro. 
Frai ley's exertions and trouble in our behalf, and the liberal tender from 
the Lodges under its jurisdiction, we return our warmest thanka. 

They adopt the following resolutions in regard to the Louisiana difficul- 
ties : — 

" Resolved, That this Grand Lodge regards the power claimed by the body calling 
itself the Supreme Grand Council m the Valley of New Orleans, of constituting Sym- 
bolic Lodges of Masonry, as an arrogation of authority deserving the reprobation of 
every good Mason 3 there being no other competent authority for such purpose in the 
United States, than a Grand Lodge legally constituted. 

'- Resolved, That this Grand Lodge do hold all Lodges, deriving their authority from, 
or acknowledging obedience to, any other power than the legally constituted Grand 
Lodge of the State in which they may be located, as clandestine Lodges, and the mem- 
bers thereof as clandestine Masons, with which and whom, the Lodges in this jurisdic- 
tion and their members, are hereby prohibited from holding any Masonic communica- 
tion. 77 ' 

INDIANA. 

This Grand Lodge held its Annual Communication at Indianapolis, May 
twenty-sixth, 1851, ninety-eight chartered Lodges and twenty under Dispen- 
sation, being represented. 

The work of the Craft appears to be very flourishing, and the number of 
Lodges has greatly increased the past year. The proceedings contain much 
of Masonic interest, and we should like to make many extracts, if time and 
space would permit. 

The Grand Lodge appointed their M.\ W.\ Past Grand Master, E. Deming, 
to collect the Masonic History of Indiana. This is worthy of their zeal, and 
such a work will no doubt contain much of value and interest to the Craft 
generally. The Address of the Grand Master is a well-written document, 
evincing a spirit of brotherly love and true Masonic feeling. In congratu- 
lating the Craft upon their success in having completed their Grand Lodge 
Hall, he says : — 

" It is in the right place, and within its walls will the right-minded gather. From the 
base of the Alleghany to the Gulf of Mexico, it will be nailed by brethren as a monu- 
ment of Masonic Fraternity 3 and should any flood again threaten to overwhelm us, it 
will appear to the faint-hearted through the gathering mists, like the Ark resting on Ara- 
rat. Consecrated to the perpetuity of the principles of Freemasonry, stability is written 
on its foundations. May its pillars of wisdom, strength, and beauty, never know decay." 

The report of the Committee en Foreign Correspondence occupies about 
twenty-two pages, passing in review most of the proceedings of other Grand 
Lodges. Indiana decides in favor of a Supreme Grand Lodge. 

In reviewing the proceedings of Rhode Island in reference to taxing non- 
affiliated brethren, and after also reviewing the action of several Grand 
Lodges on this subject, they suggest '' that it is probably one of those evils 
incident to our present imperfect, state, which can not be remedied by forci- 
ble measures in any way applied/' They think " the evil will disappear as 
Masonic light is diffused, and that moral means alone will be efficacious in 
this matter, and until those destroy the evil, it must be borne." In these sen- 
timents your committee are inclined, to some extent, to concur ; but the same 
question suggests itself to their minds, as is asked by the Indiana Commit- 
tee : " When a brother withholds his support from a Masonic body, the ques- 
tion arises, to what extent Masonic bodies should withhold their support from 
him? " We cordially agree with that committee, that some fixed and defined 
rule should be adopted, for nowhere, perhaps, has the Fraternity been so 
much aggrieved in the absence thereof, as in California. It is truly a vexed 

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question, and we have read the opinions and acts of the various Grand 
Lodges, and such other authority bearing upon the subject as we could ob- 
tain, with great caution, and have thought much upon the subject, and must 
confess it is full of difficulties. We can not but think, however, that compul- 
sory means are injudicious, and fail to remedy the evil ; but it seems to us 
there is good and sufficient authority — an abundance of good and whole- 
some doctrine, not inconsistent with the true principles of the Order — that, 
if a brother voluntarily withholds his support, and withdraws from the insti- 
tution, we may and should deny him all the rights and benefits of the Order. 
We cordially concur in the sentiments of the Grand Master of Illinois, as 
quoted by New Hampshire. He says : il I hold the opinion that no honest 
and good Mason at heart, will desire to live non-affiliated, unless impelled so 
to do by some extraordinary and imperative cause beyond his control ; a 
cause which, in the course of human events, does not often exist." We ap- 
pend resolutions to this report, in accordance with the above views. 

Indiana adopted a resolution recognizing our Grand Lodge. She disap- 
proves of admitting honorary members, and so do we, — for we could never 
discover any good reason for it. Appended to their proceedings is an address 
by the Rev. Bro. T. H. Lynch, on the occasion of laying the cope-stone of 
their Grand Masonic Lodge, and an ode read by Bro. H. F. West ; both of 
which are well worthy of perusal. 

MICHIGAN. 

Your committee have perused the proceedings of this Grand Lodge, held 
at Detroit, January fourteenth, 1852. 

The Grand Master admonishes the Craft to scrutinize well the qualifica- 
tions of candidates for the degrees of Masonry, and says they should be of a 
positive character ; and he cautions them against the least innovation in the 
principles of the Order, and recommends the adoption of a positive rule, re- 
quiring all ballots to be had in a Master Mason's Lodge, and that each de- 
gree be subject to a separate ballot. 

There was a large attendance, and considerable business transacted. The 
Craft is apparently very flourishing in that jurisdiction. 

TEXAS. 

We have received the proceedings of this Grand Lodge for 1851 — a 
pamphlet of two hundred pages. Forty-four Lodges were represented. The 
Grand Master was unable to attend, his health not permitting ; and Deputy 
Grand Master W. M. Taylor presided as Grand Master. 

Though this Grand Lodge is comparatively young, her proc eedings exhibit 
a degree of intelligence and usefulness worthy of imitation by those of more 
mature age. She has many bright and shining lights, and is not in want of 
master ivorkmen. 

Relative to demissions, their rule has been u that no brother shall demit 
from one Lodge unless for the purpose of uniting with another Lodge," and 
the design was to retain jurisdiction of the person in one Lodge, until he had 
actually become a member in another; and thus, if possible, prevent the in- 
crease of non-affiliated Masons. The committee, however, have changed 
their views, and recommend u that members be permitted to demit at pleas- 
ure, but that they be denied the privilege of visiting Lodges — that Grand 
Charities be withheld from them — and that they be excluded from Masonic 
processions and festivals, and other benefits enjoyed by regularly affiliated 
Masons." 

Coinciding to the fullest extent in these views, your committee would in- 
clude in the lt other benefits/ 1 exclusion from the rites of Masonic burial. The 
doctrine is by no means a novel one, as we believe that England and Scot- 
land require a brother to be a paying member for not less than two years, be- 

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fore they, or their widows or children can avail themselves of the respective 
Masonic bounties. 

IOWAi 

This Grand Lodge met at the town of Fort Madison, on the third of June, 
1851, — thirteen chartered Lodges and six under Dispensation being repre- 
sented. 

The Grand Master delivered a short address, regretting that he was pre 
vented from bringing several important subjects before the Grand Lodge, in 
which he says : — 

" I feel it my duty, however, to invite the attention of the Grand Lodge to a matter 
which 1 consider of vital importance : it is, the absolute necessity of every Mason be- 
coming better acquainted with the laws, rules, and regulations of Freemasonry. 7 ' 

We feel that this is truly of vital importance, and too much neglected by 
the Craft generally. Too little is known of the glorious principles of our 
Order, or of the laws and usages that have governed the Craft from time im- 
memorial. Every Mason should be in possession of some one or more works, 
containing the fundamental laws of the Order, and make himself perfectly 
acquainted with the same ; for we can not expect to have good work from 
uninstructed workmen. The Masonic Text-Book, by Bro. Dove, of Virginia, 

— the Mystic Circle, by Bro. G. H. Gray, Sen., of Mississippi, — the Lexi- 
con, by Bro. Mackey, of South Carolina, — are among the many valuable 
works of the day, and within the reach of every brother ; together with the 
various Masonic periodicals now published, which afford a vast amount of 
valuable Masonic information ; and we believe no brother should plead igno- 
rance, when information is so easily, and can be so cheaply obtained. We 
therefore recommend to every brother to purchase some of these works, to 
the extent of his ability. 

The Grand Master of Iowa states the Craft to be be in a healthy and pros- 
perous condition, and that the additions to their number are such as they may 
well be proud of, and as will permanently add to the perpetuity of the Order. 

NORTH CAROLINA. 

The proceedings of this Grand Lodge, held at Raleigh, on the first of De- 
cember, 1851, present a business-like appearance, and contain much valuable 
information. 

The Report of the Committee on Correspondence is an able document, 
containing sixty-four pages, and presents a variety of subjects of great inter- 
est to the Craft. 

The Grand Master, in his address, in speaking of the circular issued by 
our Grand Lodge, says : — 

" I have received a circular from the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California, addressed 
to the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, requesting aid in liquidating a debt contracted 
by furnishing sick and indigent brethren who had emigrated to that State from the United 
States, and other parts of the civilized world, with the necessary means to procure sub- 
sistence j and, in many instances, timely relief has rescued their suffering brethren from 
starvation and death. For these great and generous efforts, on their part, in providing 
for the wants of distressed Masons, they deserve the thanks of every member of the Ma- 
sonic Order. I hope you will give your attention to this matter as soon as practicable, 
to enable us to contribute our mite without delay." 

A committee was appointed, and from their report we extract the follow- 
ing : — 

" The select committee to whom was referred that portion of the Grand Master's Ad- 
dress referring to the circular received from the Grand Lodge of California, asking a do- 
nation in money from us, have had the same under consideration, and beg leave to re- 
port : That, from the facts in the case, the call has been made for praiseworthy purposes 

— for discharging debts contracted in affording relief to sick and indigent brethren — 
amongst whom were some, doubtless, from the good old North State — flesh of our flesh, 
and bone of our bone. It is, therefore, right and proper that we should lend a helping 
hand to their relief." 

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And they conclude by adopting the following resolution : — 
u Resolved, That the Grand Master be authorized to draw on the Grand Treasurer for 
one hundred dollars, and transmit the same to the proper authorities in California.' 7 

This prompt and truly liberal and fraternal response indicates that the pul- 
sations of the Masonic heart, in that quarter, beat with that true Masonic 
charity which passeth all show. 

The Grand Master, speaking of the flourishing condition of the Order 
•hroughout the world, as concurred in by the addresses of the Grand Masters, 
says : — 

" Not only are the great and good, the gifted of nature, and the favored of fortune — 
as in all ages they have done, approving the principles of our Fraternity, and becoming 
their most firm and consistent exponents — but the poor and the needy, the distressed 
and the bereaved, the widow and the orphan, are becoming more and more the sharers 
of its kindly charities, and with grateful and rejoicing hearts are invoking Heaven's 
choicest blessings upon our heads. To a Mason, who is truly such, what, save the ap- 
proval of his conscience and his God, can be more cheering to his hopes, or encouraging 
to his efforts in so good a cause ? " 

This Grand Lodge is engaged in the erection of a Masonic College, and they 
exhibit a most commendable zeal in that great and good work of education. 

The Grand Master deprecates the practice adopted in some of the Lodges, 
of imposing a fine on members for non-attendance. He also directs their 
especial attention to the system of adjourning Lodges, instead of closing, or 
calling to refreshment. He says this is " at variance with that principle 
of inviolable uniformity upon which the utility and perpetuity of our Order 
much depends/' 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence thus speaks of California : — 

" Across the broad rivers and arid plains — over the rugged mountains and unshorn 
forests that divide us — a voice comes up to us from the shores of the Western Ocean. 
Among the innumerable pilgrims to the land of golden dreams, there were those who 
carried their •' penates" with them, and when their long and distant wanderings terminat- 
ed, they were permitted to kneel at the same sacred shrine before which they knelt while 
Ihey remained in the homes of their childhood, and among the tombs of their kindred. 
How grateful the sight of our '* liglits and jewels 17 must have been in the far-off land, to 
the weary, wandering Mason ! How innumerable the throng of richest memories, that 
rushed in ouick array before his spirit's vision, of friends and home in other and distant 
lands ! With the faith of their fathers — pure, radiant and untarnished — they wandered 
forth to a realm of barbarism and heathenistic gloom, and amidst the deep darkness, they 
beheld the star of Masonry arise, to dissipate the gloom and cheer their hearts with a 
charity to which oceans and continents offer no barrier. 77 

For these and other evidences of Masonic and brotherly feeling from the 
Grand Lodge of North Carolina, the committee deem it their especial duty to 
to offer on behalf of the Fraternity in this State, their unfeigned thanks, and 
to assure them that at" all times, as heretofore, will the Good Samaritan be 
found at the way-side. 

ViniGNIA. 

Your committee have also before them the proceedings of a special Com- 
munication of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, held in the City of Richmond, 
on the twenty-first February, A. L. 5850. 

The purpose of this Communication was the laying of the corner-stone of 
the WASHINGTON MONUMENT, with Masonic Honors. An immense 
concourse of Masons, as well as those who were unconnected with the Order, 
assembled to witness this interesting ceremonv, in honor of our Illustrious 
Brother, GEORGE WASHINGTON. 

The volume containing these proceedings is fraught with interest to every 
Mason ; and we deem the addresses of Gov. Floyd and M: . W.\ Robert G. 
Scott, P. G. M., delivered on the occasion, as well as the Masonic corres- 
pondence of Washington, during his Masonic career, to be of sufficient worth 
and value to be by us perpetuated, and to be annexed to our report. The 

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(lay will long be remembered by all, but more especially by the Masons of 
the Old Dominion. 

The ceremonies of laying the corner-stone of the Washington Monument 
having been completed, and pronounced by the Governor to be well done, 
and agreeable to instructions, the Grand Orator, M.\ W:. Robert G. Scott, 
delivered the following eloquent, appropriate, and Masonic Address : — 

Governor Floyd : — 

The laying the first stone in the noble edifice here to be erected, is completed. 
By the invitation of the Chief Magistrate of the State, which to us of the " Mystic Tie n 
is understood to be a command, the Masonic body have come hither to act their, the 
humblest part, in the ceremonies of this day. Under your direction, Sir, and in consis- 
tency with the high duty imposed on the Craft, to be good, loyal, and obedient citizens 
of the State, we have assembled to render our profound homage to the shining virtues of 
the Great Dead. And, my brethren, friends, and fellow-citizens, tell me what brings here 
this vast assemblage ? Why do we see gathered together the men of the mountain and 
of the sea-board, of the North and the South, from the Potomac to the Roanoke 3 the 
white locks of age mingling with the ruddy faces of youth ? Why come here all class- 
es, conditions, orders, and sects 1 The work-shops stand still, the daily pursuits of life 
are suspended, the courts of justice are closed, and the strife of legislative debate is si- 
lent. In martial array, with streaming banners, stand yonder long line of Citizen Sol- 
diers of the State, and the deep-mouthed cannon is ready to speak to every hill and val- 
ley. But, above all, what brings to these ornamental grounds that countless and lovely 
assemblage of the best and purest of our God's work ? This can be no common occa- 
sion, else we should not be cheered by the approving smiles of woman, lovely woman — 
she who blesses us in prosperity, and is devotedly faithful in the darkest hours of adver- 
sity. The day, the birth-day of our great Chief, long remembered, and never, with us, 
passed uncelebrated and unhonoredj it is not that, no, no, it is not that which prompts to 
this imposing ceremoivy. Virginia speaks another language — she decrees a Monument 
to be erected — to-day commences the work, that work which is not to commemorate the 
birth-day of a man, but to stand, now and forever, as a living and speaking evidence of 
the affection and gratitude of an enlightened, virtuous, and free people, to their first, 
their greatest benefactor. It is the remembrance of illustrious services and unbounded 
devotion to the good of mankind, by one most preeminent and virtuous, the magic pow- 
er and august influence of whose name all acknowledge, which gathers us here. It is 
the name of Washington — Washington. Half a century has gone by since, in 
God's Providence, our country lost him — and yet, oh, how deep and thrilling are our 
feelings when his venerated name is uttered ! The young and old know his history, and 
talk of him as the best and greatest of mortal men that have ever lived. His name is 
lisped by the infant, under the teaching of the mother, to admire his virtues, and follow 
his bright example. It is the common and universal sentiment of all our people to look 
on him as one of surpassing greatness and purity of purpose. It is not, however, with 
the people of Virginia or the United States alone, that the vast proportions of his gigantic 
character stand above all others. In every civilized country his name is never mentioned 
but with affection and admiration. Go to Europe, and seek to know. In England, Ger- 
many, Italy, France, and even among the Russians of the North, we learn his character 
is known, and his eminent virtues and signal services for his country are undoubtedly 
admired. The sculptor, the painter, the orator, the poet, and the historian, have each 
striven by some great effort to be connected with the name of Washington. From the 
poor but faithful Mountain Republic of San Marino, to the rich and powerful govern- 
ments of Western Europe, all bow in reverence to the great American Statesman and 
Patriot, and each cherishes among its richest jewels the unadorned and simple portrait of 
Washington. What a wonderful triumph is this over the passions, prejudices, and doc- 
trines of past ages ! The plain, modest, unostentatious Planter of the Potomac, in our Com- 
monwealth, has become the admired of millions of the Old World 3 of the Prince and 
Potentate 3 of the strong, the wise, and the good 5 of the peasant and the lord 3 of the 
people of the Seine, the Rhine, the Danube, and the Thames. The denounced traitor of 
1776 stands now the beloved of his countrymen and the admiration of the world. Such 
is, and may such ever be, the reward of such services and such transcendent virtues. 

But I invade the duties assigned to another vastly better qualified to speak of Wash- 
ington, of his virtues, his services, and devotion lo all that has made him first among the 
good and great. I can, however, before you, my Masonic brethren, and all here pres- 
ent, most appropriately allude to one of the best and purest of the associations of George 
Washington. In nothing was he a common man. All his undertakings were well 
considered, and more than well executed. In none, in his long life, did he display this 
striking quality of his head and heart more strongly than by his early connection with, 
and unwavering adherence and devotion to the Ancient Order of Freemasonry, and it* 

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liberal and philanthropic principles and objects. Learning, from observation and reflec- 
tion, the benevolent ends our association designed to accomplish, he at an early age de- 
termined to become one of us. An honest advocate of the equal and inalienable rights 
of man, he became satisfied that Masonry had at all times, and under the harshest trials, 
been the unfaltering supporter of just and free principles. In Greece and in Venice — in 
the dark ages — in ancient and modern times — nay, in all ages, our Washington 
found Masonry true and steadfast in advancing the intellectual and moral improvement 
of the masses, aud the elevation of man to that condition of equality and happiness that 
now blesses more than twenty millions of American freemen. Yes, on this hallowed 
spot, hallowed henceforth and forever to the name of Washington, may I well say, 
and in all truth declare, that Masonry has done as much, nay, possibly more, than all 
other associations, for the establishment of the just rights of man. Broad, comprehen- 
sive, and never-yielding in its ends, it has steadily resisted wrong and oppression in all 
its forms. It has defied and overcome alike the commands of the despot and the tortures 
of the inquisition. It has triumphed morally over the seductions of power, and the temp- 
tations to render servile obedience to the most powerful monarchs of the earth. In our 
own loved land, it has proved itself pure and devoted to the principles of morality and 
stable free government. 

And why — oh ! why should not the name of Washington be most intimately asso- 
ciated with such an Institution ? He thoroughly studied and knew all that concerned it. 
In the closet he pondered over its designs 5 in the camp he ministered at its altar. And 
when war, with all its trials, sufferings, and carnage, had ceased to desolate his native 
country j when peace brought happiness and liberty to every fireside, still he is the same 
steadfast Masonic teacher, and its unchanged friend. Neither the patronage of power 
nor the advance of age ever chilled his ardent attachment to our ancient Order, or made 
him less an active and working Mason — active in all its charities, and working to give 
it an eternal endurance. In his youth George Washington became a Mason. Here 
is the record of his initiation 5 and here, too, 1 exhibit the Bible then used in the Lodge, 
and which, as we all know, is the first and greatest light of Masonry. In infancy he had 
been baptized in the Church of Christ, of which he remained to his death an humble and 
pious member. Here I exhibit to } r ou the cloak that covered the Infant Washington, 
in the arms of that admirable Mother, at the moment of the ceremony, and who taught 
him the ways of virtue and religion. [Here the speaker held up the cloak, which the 
immense audience hailed with cheers.] 

On the fourth of November, 1752, in Lodge No. 4, in the town of Fredericksburg, he 
became one of us, my Masonic Brethren — and you of that Lodge who stand here to- 
day the representatives of your illustrious ancestors, who were the compatriots of Wash- 
ington and of Mercer, should ever hold those relics of by-gone days in the deepest 
reverence. He hesitated not, and on the third of March, 1753, was passed a Fellow- 
Craft, and on the fourth day of August, 1753, was raised to the sublime degree of a Mas- 
ter Mason — and a Master, indeed, did he thenceforth prove himself to be. Master of 
all our mysteries, — but more than all that, a Master deeply imbued with, and ever prac- 
tising those charming virtues that adorn our Association. When the mighty struggle 
came with our Fatherland, and he was called by the united voice of his country to lead 
her armies and guide her destiny 3 when heavily taxed by the cares of office and com- 
mand, and his herculean frame was almost borne to the earth with the grave and innu- 
merable demands on his time and intellectual powers, he often devoted hours to the soft 
and chastening duties of Masonry. Frequently when surrounded by a brilliant staff, he 
would part from the gay assemblage and seek the iustruction of the Lodge. There lived 
in 1842, in our sister State, Ohio, Capt. Hugh Maloy, then ninety-three years old, who 
was initiated a Mason in the marquee of Washington, he officiating and presiding at 
the ceremony. Would that that venerable man was among us this day, 10 bear his tes- 
timony to this marked incident in the life of his great Captain — that Captain who could 
cheerfully turn from the world, its pleasures, temptations, and powers, and meet on the 
Square, the Plumb, and the Level, — one of the humblest in his camp. How lovely, how 
surpassingly beautiful, in all that commands the respect and admiration of the good, are 
such practices. Maloy was known to Washington to be a good man and true, and 
in the sincere and bright spirit of Masonry he hailed him as a Brother. Faithful to our 
principles, and never halting in his duty, an incident occurred during our Revolutionary- 
War which afforded him an opportunity to display them practically to the enemy. A 
detachment of the American Army had met and gallantly overcome a British force, and 
captured from them the working tools, jewels, and clothing of a Military Traveling 
Lodge. Washington learned this, and he would as soon have sanctioned the plunder- 
ing of a Church, as to have approved the retention of the booty. He ordered and made 
its restoration under a strong military escort, accompanied by the declaration that his 
countrymen waged no war against philanthropy and benevolence. 

The hour of Peace arrived. Our beloved great man had passed, untouched and un- 
harmed, through many a hard-fought battle, and a I kind and watchful Providence had 

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guarded and saved him, for a long life of after usefulness. His military labors termi- 
nated on the heights of Yorktown. In that village was Lodge No. 9, where, after the 
siege had ended, Washington and La Fayette, Marshall and JNelson, came to- 
gether, and, by their union, bore abiding testimony to the beautiful tenets of Masonry. 
The simple White Apron 5 the unsoiled and unspotted Lambskin I wear, were the prop- 
erty of that Lodge. Retirement to the quiet shades of Mount Vernon did not remove 
Washington from his Masonic labors and usefulness. On the twenty-eighth day of 
April. 1788, Edmund Randolph, the then Grand Master and Governor of Virginia, is- 
sued a Charter to Alexandria Washington Lodge, No. 22. Of this Lodge Washing- 
ton was a member, and was constant and punctual, and ever ready to communicate 
light and instruction — that light which time has never dimmed, and that instruction, the 
bountiful fruits of which are manifested in the uniform prosperity of the Lodge, and its 
now numerous and respectable attendance here. Elevated, shortly after this, to the first 
office in the Republic, in 1787, and though surrounded by the numerous and perplexing 
difficulties incident to the early organization and development of our Infant Institutions, he 
is yet found in constant correspondence and active connection with the Masonic body. His 
letters written in 1784, 1790, 1791, 1792, and 1797, speak the language of a true, faithful, 
and ardent follower of Masonry; and while these letters give enduring evidence of a 
great mind deeply imbued with the abiding utility and truthfulness of our beloved Order, 
they show conclusively that there were times when even he thought it not improper to 
relax the sterner requirements of Masonry, and to unite with his brethren around the in- 
nocently festive board. Thus we find him in the following letter accepting an invitation 
to dine with the Fraternity of Alexandria, on the twenty-fourth June, I78i : — 

Mount Vernon, June 19, 1784. 

Dear Sir : With pleasure I received the invitation of the Master aud members of Lodge 2s o. 39, 
to dine with them on the approaching anniversary of St. John the Baptist; — if nothing unforseen 
at present interferes. I will have the honor of doing it. For the poJite and flattering terms in 
which you have expressed their wishes, you will please accept my thanks. 
With esteem and regard, I am, dear Sir, 

Your most ob't. servant. 

GEORGE WASHINGTON. 

Wm. Herbert, Esq. 

Of the high veneration and lofty appreciation of his living character which the Sages, 
Patriots, and Masons entertained, who were his contemporaries in the eventful Drama, 
entitled " A Struggle for the Equal Rights of Man," and which had just successfully 
closed, let the following correspondence speak. I would not, under ordinary circum- 
stances, obtrude this correspondence on you, my fellow-citizens 3 but it is due to the Illus- 
trious Dead that his Masonic character should he known to the world by irrefragable 
testimony, the original of which is now in our possession. 
To the Master, Wardens, and Brethren of King David's Lodge, in Neviport, L\ J. : — 

Gektlemen : I received the welcome which you gave : me to Khode Island, and with pleasure ; 
and I acknowledge my obligations for the flattering expressions of regard contained in your ad- 
dress, with grateful sincerity. Being persuaded that a just application of the principles on 
which the Masonic Fraternity is founded must be promotive of private virtue and public pros- 
perity, I shall always be happy to advance the interest of the Society, and to be considered by 
them as a deserving Brother. My best wishes, Gentlemen, are offered for your individual happi- 
ness. GEO. WASHINGTON. 
To the Grand Lodge of South Carolina, Ancient York Masons: — 

Gentlemen : I am much obliged by the respect which you arc so good as to declare for my pub- 
lic and private character. I recognize with pleasure my relation to the Brethren of your Soci- 
ety : and I accept, with gratitude, your congratulations on my arrival in South Carolina. 

Your sentiments on the establishment and excrcire of our equal Government, are worthy of an 
association whose principles lead to purity of morals, and are beneficial of action. The fabric of 
our freedom is placed on the enduring basis of public virtue, and will, 1 fondly hope, long con- 
tinue to protect the prosperity of the architects who raised it. 

I shall be happy on every occasion to evince my regard for the Fraternity. For your pros- 
perity individually, I offer my best wishes. GEO. WASHINGTON. 

To the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: — 

Gentlemen: Flattering as it may be to the human mind, and trulj honorable as it is to re- 
ceive from our fellow citizens testimonials of approbation for exertions to promote the public 
welfare, it is not less pleasing to know that the milder virtues of the heart are highly respected 
bv a Society whose liberal principles are founded in the immutable laws of truth and justice. 

To enlarge the sphere of social happiness is worthy the benevolent design of the Mas* nic In- 
stitution, and it is most fervently to be wished that the conduct of every member of the Fra- 
ternity, as well as those publications that discover the principles which actuate them, may tend 
to convince mankind that the grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human 
race. 

While I beg your acceptance of my thanks for the '" Book of Constitutions" which you have sent 
me and for the honor you have done me in the dedication, permit me to a?sure you that I feel 
all those emotions of gratitude which your affectionate address and cordial wishes are calculated 
to inspire. And I sincerely pray that the great Architect of the Universe mny bless you here, 
and receive you hereafter in his Immortal Temple. GEO. WASHINGTON. 



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To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts : — 

Brothers: It was not until within these few days that I have been favored by the receipt of 
your affectionate address, dated in Boston, the twenty-first of March. ^ For the favorable senti- 
meuts you have been pleased to express on the occasion of my past services, and for the regrets 
with which they are accompanied for the cessation of my public functions, I pray you to accept 
my best acknowledgments and gratitude. 

No pleasure, except that which results from a consciousness of having, to the utmost of my abil- 
ities, discharged the trusts which have been reposed in me by my country, can equal the satisfac- 
tion I feel from the unequivocal proofs I continually receive of its approbation of my public con- 
duct; and I beg you to be assured that the evidence thereof, which is exhibited by the Grand 
Lodge of Massachusetts, is not among the least pleasing or grateful to my feelings. 

In that retirement which declining years induced me to seek— and which repose to a mind long 
employed in public concerns rendered necessary — my wishes, that bounteous Providence will con- 
tinue to bless and preserve our country in peace, and in the prosperity it has enjoyed, will be 
warm and sincere ; and my attachment to the Society of which we are members, will dispose me 
always to contribute my best endeavors to promote the honor and interest of the Craft. 

For the prayer you offer in my behalf, I entreat you to accept the thanks of a grateful heart, 
with assurances of fraternal regard, and my best wishes for the honor, happiness and prosperity 
of all the members of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. GEO. WASHINGTON. 

To the Ancient York Masons of the Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania : — 

Gentlemen and Brethren: — I received your kind congratulations with the purest sensations 
of fraternal affection ; and from a heart deeply impressed with your generous wishes for my pres- 
ent and future happiness, I beg you to accept my thanks. 

At the same time I request you will be assured of my best wishes and earnest prayers for your 
happiness while you remain in this terrestrial mansion; and that we may hereafter meet as 
Brethren in the Eternal Temple of the Supreme Architect. GEO. WASHINGTON. 

Can more conclusive, more unqualified evidence be adduced of the ardent and unwa- 
vering- attachment of any man to the principles of an Institution of which he professed 
to be a member ? Certainly not : and our only regret is that the unobtrusive character 
of Masonry should have so long" induced her to withhold from public gaze and inspection 
these inestimable testimonials in her favor, of one who, by the universal opinion and sen- 
timent of mankind, in both hemispheres, has long- since been pronounced a judge. At 
all times, whether in the working of Lodges or in the open ceremonies of public occa- 
sions, he was ready to perform his part. When the Capitol of the Nation was commenced 
he was present, and the leading actor on that occasion. But he was there as a Master 
Mason. This marble pallet, or Master's gavel, was then used by him, and is the prop- 
erty of Potomac Lodge, No. 5, in the District of Columbia. This apron and sash adorned 
his noble form. He understood the use of the one, and the high moral instruction de- 
rived from the other. With these simple relics of olden times, how many and interesting 
associations spring up. That apron and sash were, in 1824, moistened with the affection- 
ate tears ot the gallant Frenchman who toiled and shed his blood for us. They are yet 
the property of Alexandria Washington Lodge, and the liberal gifts of La Fayette to 
his brother Washington. Inestimably valuable as this connection renders them, oh! 
how precious and above all price do they become, especially with you, my country- 
women, when we know they were prepared at La Grange, and are the work of the fair 
hands of Madame de La Fayette. Keep and preserve them, my kind brothers of 
Lodge No. 22, unused and unworn by any, the most elevated and distinguished. They 
. are sacred legacies to you, and never can be looked on, that the mighty name and vir- 
tues of Washington do not freshly spring up before us. The Master's Chair, too, was 
given by Washington to the same Lodge. He often occupied it, and may it continue 
to be adorned by successors who may imitate, but can never equal the donor in wisdom, 
strength, and beauty. Such is an imperfect and half-finished outline of his Masonic 
character and services. He died, as he had lived, devotedly one of us, and was buried, 
as he desired, with Masonic honors. 

If we look for a bright and spotless example — if we seek for light and truth — if we 
desire to follow the blazing pathway of a noble spirit— .then Washington should be 
our beacon-light 5 by him we may be guided as by " a cloud by clay and a pillar of fire 
by night." As the great examplar of our Order, he never failed to inculcate "peace on 
earth and good-will to all men." 

Around him shone lesser lights. Many of them, had they lived in other periods, would 
have given lustre to their times. But he stands not alone in the temple. As the chief 
key and cope-stone of that temple he is sustained and supported by other tried and trusty 
workmen. Franklin, the scholar and the patriot — Warren, the first Grand Master 
of Masons in America, and who died loved and admired, gallantly battling for his coun- 
ry — La Fayette, Greene, Marshall, Mercer, and Randolph, were his Mason- 
ic associates. It is of such as these that our temple has been erected. They are the 
examples of our own country, the bright and shining lights of our Order, adding power 

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and beauty to all its parts. The historian informs us that all the Major-Generals of the 
Revolutionary Army, except one, were Master Masons. Each of them had beheld 

" That hieroglyphic bright, 
Which none but Craftsmen ever saw." 
And all, save that benighted one, died respected and beloved. He alone proved a trai- 
tor, and went to his grave stamped with the infamy of a traitor. Turning to our own 
time, the lights of Masonry burn }~et brilliantly. How many of our best and purest do 
we find united with its hopes, its prospects, and its fortunes ! Look around us now and 
behold the men who blush not at being hailed as sincere and honest Masons, and esteem 
themselves honored with being this day with us and dressed with the simple badge of a 
White Apron. Yes, on this stand is the Governor of our State, the respected first offi- 
cer of the Commonwealth. He is one of us. Shall 1 tell you who sits beside him ? 
Does the hero of the Rio Grande, the victor of Buena Vista, the elected President of the 
Nation, who has long served his country with devotion and fidelity, (and although not 
one of us,) require a higher compliment than to say that he, too, will meet us as a brother? 

But among us we have some young members and devoted associates 5 our tried friend 
and amiable, brave, and true Selden, the hero of Chepultepec ; and the sterling sol- 
dier, too, of the ancient County of Amelia ; he who gloriously won his Brevet at Resaca 
de la Palma — the gallant Graham — they are others of the Craft. Well may this, the 
greatest assemblage of Masons ever collected in this Commonwealth, exclaim, " How 
lovely and how beautiful it is for Brethren to dwell in harmony and peace ! " 

The power and the influence of our Order are here most happily exemplified. So 
great indeed have these been known to be, that in the heat and fury of the battle strife, 
when men, even the red and wild Indians of the forest were maddened by rage, and the 
scalping-knife and tomahawk were reeking with the blood of their victims, a single word 
has stricken down and paralyzed the uplifted arm of the warrior, and saved his prostrate 
and helpless foe. Such was the case at the River Raisin. 

But I forbear — I have passed the limits imposed on myself. There is but one senti- 
ment which pervades the hearts of this vast multitude, but one desire that animates us 
all : it is that this Monument, with which the honor and gratitude of the State are now 
indissolubly associated, may be speedily and successfully completed. And, Spirits ot 
our departed Fathers, we ask you to look down on us and encourage us with your smiles 
and your blessings, in this great and laudable undertaking. 

A benediction was then pronounced, and His Excellency, the Governor, 
delivered a most impressive and eloquent Oration on the occasion ; the fol- 
lowing extracts from which we have been enabled to obtain : — 

Fellow-Citizens : Virginia has come forth this day to celebrate, in a manner the 
most appropriate of all others, the birth-day of her greatest son. As the Chief Magis- 
trate of the Commonwealth, I am here to officiate in the ceremonies, and, as a part of 
my duties, to speak, however feebly, the voice of the State. I would most sincerely that 
some abler son of her's had been called upon to perform this task. 

We must regard ourselves as happy in the fortune which assigns to us the glory of 
being participators in the transactions of this da} r . The most pleasant of all duties is to 
requite an obligation, and surely no people under heaven were ever under a deeper 
weight of gratitude to a man, than Virginia is to Washington. The depth and strength 
of this sentiment in the hearts of our people, is in some measure evinced by this mighty 
outpouring of the population which we behold. We feel that Virginia intends an honor 
to the memory of that, son — and every citizen of the State would be present to witness it. 
The highlands and the plains have given up their population — the cities and villages 
have sent forth theirs to join in this pageant, and do honor to the day. 

This manifestation is a faint testimony of that love, admiration and reverence which 
the lessons of mothers and the precepts of our fathers have instilled into the hearts of all 
our countiwmen, for the illustrious founder of our institutions. In the recollection of his 
glory, and the fruition of his labors, we have not forgotton the trials through which he 
passed, nor the sufferings which must have wrung his manly heart, in the gloomy period 
of his country's struggle. 

When the first mutterings of that storm, which was to wrap America in bloodshed and 
fire, came sweeping over the bosom of the deep 3 when the colossal power of invincible 
England, wielded by a headstrong, intolerant, vindictive tyrant, was preparing to strike 
a blow at the defenceless colonics, a gloom little short of despair rented upon the country. 
In that hour the noble and magnanimous spirit of Washington prompted him to step 
forward as a sacrifice for the rights of his countrymen. Virginia, with her blessing 
him forth — and surely never since the patriarch's arm was stayed by the angel of the Lord, 
was there a nobler victim offered for any altar, than that which \ irginia sen! forth in the 
person of this son, to be immolated for the liberty of America. But the same voice which 

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called out of Heaven and said, " Abraham, Abraham, lay not thy hand upon the lad, nei- 
ther do thou anything- unto him," turned aside the bolts of death from the bosom of him 
who was to become the father of this chosen country. 

It has been said, and with great propriety, that, no monument should be raised to a liv- 
ing" man 5 for it is always uncertain, until death has drawn the curtain upon the final act 
of life's drama, whether the actor shall so play his part as to merit the applause of his 
countrymen. Surely there could never be selected a more propitious time for the erec- 
tion of a monument to the memory of any man, than the present, to the Father of his 
Country. The enthusiasm which he inspired in the day of his glory, has, with the revolv- 
ing- years of half a century, ripened into the highest admiration. We are not prompted 
now by any sudden ebullition of popular applause, elicited for a desperately fought bat- 
tle, nor by admiration for the conduct of a brilliant campaign. It is not to the warrior, 
red from the carnage of the battle-field, with the smoke and dust of the conflict still cling- 
ing to his garments, that we propose to erect this structure. No — it is far otherwise. 
The tide of battle has swept along 3 the shouts of the conquest have died upon the ear 
—the aspirations of ambition, the anguish of disappointment — the hopes and sorrows of 
all the host of actors in those stirring- scenes, are stilled forever — that generation has 
mingled with the clods of the valley, and the leader of the host is gone to his final ac- 
count. His character has undergone the scrutiny of mankind, whilst his actions have 
been left as a legacy to his race. The g-ood and wise of all the earth offer, with us, the 
heartfelt homage of reverence to the character of the man who was without a compeer 
for disinterestedness and virtue, whose services to his fellow man have never been 
equalled, except by those servants of the Lord wbo gave to us our blessed faith. 

The principles he so promptly espoused and so heroically fought for, are now estab- 
lished upon a basis as enduring as the fountains of the sea, or the foundations of the eter- 
nal hills. The equality and the rights of man are recognized and conceded. The capa- 
city for self-government is established beyond dispute. The avenues to honor and dis- 
tinction are alike open to all classes and conditions of men. The poor and friendless 
boy, pursuing his toilsome journey on foot to the bosom of the west, aided alone by ener- 
gy and enterprise, the gift of nature, returns presently to win laurels in the most 'august 
body on earth — the Senate of the nation. The laborer quits his vocation of drudgery and 
toil, and with the aids which are furnished by his intellect and genius, finds a seat in the 
Cabinet of the Republic. 

Nor are the blessings we enjoy confined alone to our people. The son of suffering and 
sorrow, from every nation under Heaven, finds in our midst a refuge and a home. When 
the throbs of ambition are stilled — when the chimeras of regal pomp have faded away — 
when the slaves of kingly authority have forgotten to bow with submission at the foot of 
the royal throne, and when the idolized Prince of yesterday is the outcast and fugitive of 
to-day, he, too, finds amidst our green valleys and upon the borders of our own free 
streams an asylum and a haven of rest. The sturdy yeoman, the son of labor, the opera- 
tive of Europe, whose heritage is suffering and unmitigated labor, whose stalwart arm and 
ever anxious heart are unable to drive away from his fireside the gaunt spectre of famine, 
in whose ears the cries of anguish from his famishing wife and little ones are sounding 
day and night, he, also, finds in our country consolation and food. 

But to enumerate the blessings which beam upon us from every hand were impossible, 
even did our time permit. They are multitudinous as the requirements of man, and 
blended all with the services of him whose fame we intend to commemorate. A people 
of but yesterday, our contributions to science have revolutionized the world. The light- 
ning-rod, the steam engine and the telegraph constitute in part the treasures which the 
land of Washington has added to the riches of mankind. The scathingbohs of Heaven, 
blackening and blighting alike the glory of the forest and the most cherished edifices of 
art, are subdued and rendered harmless by the knowledge we possess. The might of the 
waves and the terrors of the storm are baffled and controlled by the agents we supply ; 
whilst neither the winds of Heaven nor the light of the sun equal in their speed the swift 
messengers obedient to our will we send daily upon their errands through the land. The 
fires and waters of earth, with the lightnings of Heaven subdued to the will of man, are 
the heralds we send forth to proclaim our glory. 

We are fitly engaged this day, in commemorating the glory of him whose services have 
been more efficacious in producing these mighty results than any man who ever lived to 
bless a people. Upon one point all men are agreed— that this was the only hand in Amer- 
ica which could have sustained the Banner of Liberty through the struggle of the Revolu- 
tion. His, too, was the counsel that saved— his the spirit that inspired comfort and hope. 
In that conflict of storm, of earthquake, and of fire, which swept over this continent, and 
shook the political foundations of all Europe to the centre, " the still small voice 77 whisper- 
ing encouragement, consolation and strength, into the hearts of the subjugated and down- 
trodden men in all the earth, fell from the lips of our illustrious Washington. 

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As a military leader, his genius will rank with the most renowned captains of any 
c-ounlry 3 as the champion of human rights and liberty, he is without a parallel amongst 
the sons of men. Let the the equestrian monument arise ; it is the fittest emblem 
of his peculiar and distinguished greatness. We have a peculiar interest, as we have 
an undoubted preeminence, in his glory and his fame. Upon our soil he drew his 
first breath — here he commenced his career — here he consummated the crowning act of 
his deathless renown. Here, too, when the toils of his life were ended, he exchanged the 
brightest glories of the earth for the still brighter glories of Heaven, and laid down his 
body to rest in the bosom of his cherished State. His last battle-field and his last resting 
place are ours. The trump which shall raise him from his repose, can alone obliterate 
the glory of his name. He built a monument to his country, which the eves of the world 
delight to rest upon. Let us build this to him, an humble but enduring testimony of the 
love in which his memory is embalmed. 

Delightful is the task we have to perform, and the power of the State is here to execute 
it. The worthy representatives of a grateful people are present to see the work begun, 
which their noble patriotism so cheerfully and readily authorized. They will proclaim 
throughout the State that the work of duty is commenced. 

This is indeed a glorious day for our venerable Commonwealth. Her daughters are 
here to gladden and beautify the scene. The stalwart volunteer and the youthful cadet, 
whose young bosom will receive a lesson of virtuous patriotism never to be forgotten 
while the throb of life animates his generous breast, are with us. All associations of be- 
nevolence and brotherly love come forth to testify their respect for him who was the im- 
personation of all they teach. The army and navy, at once the bulwark and ornament of 
the nation, send up their representatives to cheer us in our undertaking. Every avoca- 
tion in life sends forth theirs to give us countenance in this labor of love and duty. Here, 
too, a son of our State, whose career has carried him to the summit of honor and 
glorious distinction, who wore his honors with a worthiness, and laid them aside with a 
grace, becoming the successor of the nation's greatest statesman — he comes from the 
shades of a dignified retirement, prompted by feelings of duty and affection, to join in the 
celebration of the day.* 

May we not be excused if the flush of pride mantles our cheeks at the presence of one 
who has celebrated this day with the thunders of the battle-field and the shouts of victory, 
the effulgence of whose arms has shed upon our country a lustre that shall never fade ?t 
May we not be excused for the exultation which we feel at seeing the Chief Magistrate of 
this great nation, with the honors of the country thick upon him, coming forward to per- 
form an act of homage to the memory of Washington 3 when we remember that he, too, is 
the son of the venerable parent which gave birth to the illustrious dead ? The com- 
mencement of the work is amidst the prayers of this countless multitude — it will be pros- 
ecuted amidst the blessings of a grateful nation. 

LOUISIANA. 

We have the proceedings of this Grand Lodge, from January twentieth to 
June eleventh, 1851, and are extremely happy in being able to state to your 
Worshipful Body that the difficulties which so long existed in Louisiana, 
from the existence of two Grand Lodges in that State, have been healed, by 
a general meeting of both bodies in convention, and by the formation of a 
new Constitution, which was adopted. The Lodges, as a general thing, ad- 
hered to the Symbolic Work of Ancient York Masonry, leaving the Council 
degrees to stand upon their own merits. 

In effecting the consummation of this great and truly Masonic work, so 
much to be desired by the Craft everywhere, the M.\ W.'. Johx Gedge, and 
his associates, are deserving of all praise for their untiring exertions and 
commendable zeal. The good feeling thus produced, and the blessings en- 
joyed by the Craft from this union, were not, however, long without inter- 
ruption. Three of their Lodges surrendered their Charters, but refused to 
give up their records, funds, &c. ; wishing to retain their relationship with the 
Lodges, but to adhere to the " Scottish Bite." One of these (Polar Star 
Lodge) is indebted to the Grand Lodge in the sum of $5861, harrowed money, 
which she refuses to pay. The former Grand Treasurer, Ramon ViONlT, 
also refused to pay over a large amount of funds in his hands, and even went 
so far as to apply for a mandamus to compel the Grand Lodge to retain him 
as its Treasurer. 

* Mr. Ex-President Tyler. 

t The Battle cf Buena Vista, fought 22d of February, 1847. 

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Of his unmasonic conduct, in both these matters, there can he but one 
opinion ; and the decision of the Court must convince him, as well as every 
brother who will dare to violate propriety, that " all will be rewarded accord- 
ing to their merits" and that u justice loill sooner or later overtake us, although 
our thoughts, words, and actions may be hidden from the eyes of many He 
has been expelled from all the privileges of Masonry. The three refractory 
Lodges have also met the same deserving fate — their names being Polar 
Star, No. 1, Amigos del Orden, No. 5, and Disciples of the Masonic Senate, 
No. 5. We concur in the determined action therein taken, and call upon 
the Lodges in our jurisdiction to guard well their portals against the admis- 
sion of any member owning allegiance to either of said Lodges. 

The Grand Lodge adopted the following resolution: — 

" Be it Resolved, That our sister Grand Lodges throughout the universe are requested 
to instruct their constituent Lodges not to receive to Masonic communication any Mason 
residing in the State of Louisiana, unless upon sufficient proof that he belongs to some 
Lodge working by the authority of this Grand Lodge ; or, if not belonging to any such 
Lodge, then only upon the proof that he does not belong to, or hold communication with 
any Lodge working in this State under authority not derived from this Grand Lodge, or 
the members and initiates of such Lodge. 77 

Your committee recommend that action be taken thereon by this Grand 
Lodge. 

The Grand Secretary has received a communication from R.'. W: . Bro. 
Edward Barnett, Grand Secretary of Louisiana, informing us that the 
Grand Lodge held its Annual Communication on the nineteenth January last, 
and also forwarding a list of the Grand Officers for the present Masonic year. 
The Mr. W.\ H. R. W. Hitl was elected and installed as Grand Master. 

The committee regret that a copy of the proceedings of that Communication 
lias not reached them, as it would have afforded them much gratification to 
have noticed in this report such portion proper to be laid before you. 

OREGON. 

Your committee have also received the proceedings of a Convention held 
at Oregon City, Oregon Territory, on the sixteenth August, A. L. 5851,^ by 
the chartered Lodges in that Territory, to take into consideration the subject 
of forming a Grand Lodge. The Convention adjourned to meet on the 
thirteenth of September following. Three Lodges were represented, viz. : 
Multnomah, No. 84, Willamette, No. 11, and La Fayette, No. 15. On the 
fifteenth a Constitution was reported and adopted. An election was held, the 
result of which was as follows : — 

M.'. W:. Berryman Jennings, Grand Master; 

R.\ W:. John Elliott, Deputy Grand Master ; 

" " W. J. Berry, Senior Grand. Warden; 

u " J. C. Ainswortii, Junior Grand Warden; 

u u Benjamin Stark, Grand Secretary; 

" " Robert Thompson, Grand Treasurer. 

The Grand Master was duly installed by Bro. John Elliott, P. M., and 
the Grand Master installed the other Grand Officers. Their Communications 
are to be held annually, on the first Monday in June. 

Your committee cannot but express regret that the Lodges in Oregon 
deemed it necessary, from any circumstances then existing, to organize a 
Grand Lodge at so early a date, as they fear the benefit to be derived will not 
compensate them for the burdens they must necessarily bear in supporting it 
with so few Lodges ; yet we would not sit in judgment on the acts of our 
brethren, for we believe they have done that which they were persuaded was 
for the good of the Order, and for the sake of harmony and good will toward 
each other. 

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Regretting, as we do, to part with No. 11 and No. 15 from our little fold, 
we nevertheless must fraternally and cordially extend to the Grand Lodge of 
Oregon, our youngest sister, the right-hand of fellowship, and in so doing wish 
them every prosperity. 

We cannot, however, close our remarks upon this Grand Lodge without 
mentioning that we have been informed that the construction of the Conven- 
tion upon the definition of u Past Master," includes not only those who 
have presided as Masters, but those also who only have received the degree; 
and that they admit all such as members of the Grand Lodge. We are sorry 
our brethren have adopted that construction, and trust they may soon be in- 
duced to retrace their steps ; for we hold and believe it to be bad Masonic 
doctrine, and dangerous to the peace and welfare of any Grand Lodge. 

ALABAMA. 

The proceedings of this Grand Lodge, held in the city of Montgomery, on 
the first of December, A. L. 5851, evidence a vast increase of Lodges in this 
jurisdiction. 

The Circular from this State appears to have been received, and the Com- 
mittee on Foreign Correspondence make allusion to it in their report, but no 
further notice or action was taken thereon during the session. 

VERMONT. 

The proceedings of this Grand Lodge, held in Burlington, on the fourteenth 
January, A. L. 5852, are only at this moment at hand, too late for your com- 
mittee to discuss as they would desire. 

The Grand Master speaks in his address of our Circular, and u hopes a call 
so reasonable will not pass unheeded ; ;; but no action seems to have been had 
on his fraternal suggestion. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence enter into a digest on all re- 
ports from sister Grand Lodges received, and include us, with a greeting and 
welcome to their " Atlantic borders." 

The Order seems to be recuperating in the Green Mountain State. Wc 
wish them stability, and hope that the fires now burning on their altars will 
never again be scattered. 

SACRAMENTO RELIEF FUND. 

The Grand Secretary has received several communications, notifying him 
of contributions made, in response to the Circular issued by this Grand Lodge 
in May, 1851, viz. : 
From Virgin Lodge, No. 558, Halifax, N. S., sent to Bro. Powell, 

Grand Secretary, New York, '. $30 00 

From the Deputy Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge, at 

St. George's, Bermuda, (Bro. James Taylor,) remitted to James 

Herring/ New York, 25 00 

From three other West India Lodges, to James Herring, 30 80 

From Rising Virtue Lodge, Bangor, Maine, to Bro. Powell, New 

York,..' 30 00 

A communication has just been received from the Grand Secretary of the 
Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, (Bro. Chas. S. Frailey,) notifying 
us that every Lodge but one in their jurisdiction had contributed their mite, 
amounting to $50, which is subject to our draft. 

The generous response to our call by North Carolina, the District of Colum- 
bia, and others, excites in us the liveliest emotions of gratitude. In order that 
the intent of our Circular may be understood, and that we may not be sup- 
posed to be asking charity for the Fraternity here, we would state that the 
committee has made due inquiry of the officers and representatives of our 
Lodges now here, and can find but one instance where a member of any Lodge 

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under this jurisdiction has ever asked or received a dollar of charity. This 
would hardly seem possible, where there has been so much distress, and so 
many relieved — yet it is true ; and it is sufficient evidence to whom the boun- 
teous hand of charity has been extended. It was to Masons of every clime. 
None were asked from whence they came. It was sufficient for us to know 
that he was u a brother' in distress" 

At the time referred to, the members of the Order here were few in num- 
ber — the amount of distress incalculable — the applications for relief almost 
incredible — and the exorbitant price of all the necessaries and comforts of life 
required a large amount of funds. The brethren at Sacramento, who under- 
took to provide a hospital, became responsible for all the accruing indebted- 
ness — they paid a large amount — for the balance, over $14,000, a judgment 
has been obtained — and it is to assist us in cancelling this, and not to refund 
anything that has been paid, that the call has gone forth to our brethren 
throughout the world. And it may not be inopportune to state that one 
brother, whose zeal in the noble cause that then was engaging the attention 
of the Sacramento brethren, has become a martyr thereto, and lost his little 
all therein. 

We do not wish to herald forth what has been done by others, or by Ma- 
sonry ; but we must state that other Lodges and individual brothers in this 
State were never found wanting, when an appeal was made to their charity. 
However significant may be the name of " Golden Sister/ 1 and however rife 
the supposition that all the sands of this State are composed of precious gold, 
notwithstanding the fact that the golden treasure has flowed into our coffers, 
and our private resources have been heavily taxed in addition thereto, still 
our treasuries are empty. The profuse hand of charity has been and is still 
busily and actively employed. The benign and glorious principles of our 
Order have been fully tested in this new State — and who shall say they have 
been found wanting ? From the evidences now before us we trust, nay, hope 
that ere long our Sacramento friends will be relieved from their embarrass- 
ments. 

Those sending contributions can forward a draft on any of the Atlantic 
cities, or San Francisco, or transmit to R.\ W.\ Bro. J. W. Powell, M. D., 
Grand Secretary of New York, who will forward the same. 

CONCLUSION. 

The committee have received a work, presented to the Grand Lodge by 
the author, Bro. G. H. Gray, Senior, of Clinton, Mississippi, called the 
u Mystic Circle." They have examined the same, and believe it to be a work 
of much merit, and recommend it with great confidence to the Fraternity. 
The valuable portion devoted to "Jurisprudence" will repay the acquiring 
of it, at any cost or time. 

Your committee would have experienced gratification to have extended 
their labors over a wider field, if time had permitted ; but delaying, as they 
have, to the latest moment, in expectation that lt our sisters " would have re- 
sponded to us. by forwarding their proceedings in return for ours, (our Grand 
Secretary having mailed to each a copy, in the proper season, as well as to all 
the foreign Grand Lodges known to him,) has left them no further ground to 
travel over. 

We sincerely regret that we have received so few, thereby, no doubt, de- 
priving us of much valuable information and Masonic light, which we, in 
this far-off portion of the world, so greatly need. But we confidently expect 
from our older and more intelligent sister Grand Lodges, that due care be 
had that we in future are furnished with the material desired — as surely 
they can not but appreciate our wants — seeing our isolated position, so far 
removed from the various sources of information, and from that interchange 

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of opinion so necessary to uniformity of work, and to the diffusion of Ma- 
sonic principles and the general intelligence and benefit of the Craft. If the 
cause of our not receiving any proceedings other than we have noted be on 
the part of the Grand Secretaries, we do earnestly hope it will be avoided in 
future. 

Reviewing the labors, your committee have to submit to your Worshipful 
Body the following resolutions : — 

1. Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be tendered to Bro. G. H. 
Gray, senior, for a copy of the u Mystic Circle" presented to our Grand Lodge, and that 
the same be recommended to the brethren as a valuable text-book of Masonic law and 
usage. 

2. Resolved, That we recognize our sister Grand Lodge of Oregon, and welcome her 
into the sisterhood of Grand Lodges, and that the Grand Secretary open the usual cor- 
respondence with her. 

3. Resolved, That a Grand Lodge is the Supreme Head of Symbolic Masonry, and 
that she has the exclusive right to establish Lodges and to confer the three Symbolic De- 
grees of Ancient Craft Masonry within her jurisdiction. 

4. Resolved, That Polar Star Lodge, No. J, Amigos del Orden, No. 5, and Disciples 
of the Masonic Senate, No. 5, in Louisiana, be declared clandestine, and that the Lodges 
under this jurisdiction shall not receive to Masonic communication any member belong- 
ing to any of said Lodges, or to any other Lodge in Louisiana, not holding authority un- 
der the Grand Lodge of that State. 

5. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Grand Lodge that it is contrary to and in- 
consistent with the ancient usages and precepts of our Order, to withdraw from a subor- 
dinate Lodge without some good cause ; or to reside in the neighborhood of a subordinate 
Lodge without becoming a member thereof. 

6. Resolved, That all non-affiliated Master Mason« who .refuse to contribute to the 
support of the institution, unless prevented by disability, do, by so doing, forfeit all the 
rights, privileges and benefits of the Order. 

7. Resolved, That hereafter no Lodge in this jurisdiction shall advance a candidate to 
a superior degree, unless he, in open Lodge, satisfy the members present that he is fully 
qualified in his work to enable him to progress. 



All of which is respectfully submitted. 



ell, | 

YAM, J 



L. Stowell, , r 
B. D. Hyam, h Lom 



The report was received and concurred in, and the several resolutions 
accompanying it were adopted. 

The Grand Lecturer for the San Francisco District presented the 
following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

I respectfully beg leave to present the following report, in acordance with 
the requirements of the Grand Lodge, as Grand Lecturer of the San Francis- 
co District. 

I visited Benicia Lodge, No. 5, at their request, in company with the R', W.\ 
Deputy Grand Master, and was most cordially and fraternally received by the 
brethren. Every facility was afforded me to inspect their records, and I take 
great pleasure in stating that their records are kept in a very neat manner — 
the language used Masonic — and so far as I have had time to examine, no 
violation of the Constitution and Rules of the Grand Lodge had been com- 
mitted. The brethren at Benicia deserve all praise for their really splendid 
Masonic Temple, and 1 hazard nothing when I say that it is the very best on 
the shores of the Pacific, owned by the Fraternity. 

The Lodges in San Francisco are in a flourishing and prosperous condition 
— the W.\ Masters being efficient and zealous, and the utmost harmony and 
brotherly feelings prevailing. Their work, so far as has come under my notice, 
does not conflict with the laws and regulations of the Grand Lodge. 

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Temple Lodge, No. 14, Yount Lodge, No. 12, and San Jose Lodge, No. 10, 1 
have not visited, but learn that they are each in a nourishing condition. 

I owe an apology to the Grand Lodge for not having fulfilled the duties of 
my office better ; but there being no fixed Lectures adopted by the Grand 
Lodge, and not having had the opportunity to compare the Lectures with either 
of the other Grand Lecturers, I deemed it best not to attempt to instruct Lodg- 
es therein until the Grand Lodge should adopt some standard, that all might 
be instructed alike, thereby producing that uniformity so much desired. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

0. J. Preston Grand Lecturer. 

Which was received and ordered to be entered on the minutes. 

Bro. J. R. Grandall offered the following resolution : — 

Whereas, The Senior Warden of Davy Crockett Lodge, No. 7, previous to 
leaving for the Eastern States, appointed Bro. Samuel Marks as his proxy, 
to represent him in the Grand Lodge at this present session ; and whereas, 
Bro. Marks' credentials have been, with others, referred to the appropriate 
committee ; and whereas, on the report of the committee the question arose 
as to the right of Wardens to representation in the Grand Lodge, they being, at 
the time of the sitting of the Grand Lodge, absent from the State : Therefore, 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Grand Lodge that the removal of a 
Warden without this jurisdiction does not affect his right to representation in 
the Grand Lodge, so long as he remains a member of the Grand Lodge, by 
virtue of being a Warden of a subordinate Lodge under this jurisdiction. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

Bro. J. K. Crandall presented the following memorial : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

In the month of March, A. D. 1849, a Dispensation was granted by the 
Grand Lodge of Illinois, appointing J. R. Crandall, Worshipful Master, 
A. 0. Garrett, Senior Warden, and W. Moffat, Junior Warden, and au- 
thorizing them to open a Lodge, as prescribed by the Constitutions of Masonry, 
in any State or Territory where no Grand Lodge existed. In the spring of 
1850, a Lodge was opened at Marysville, under said Dispensation, and the 
Lodge continued work until the organization of this Grand Lodge ; at which 
time the Lodge ceased its labors under said Dispensation, and applied to this 
Grand Lodge for, and was granted a Charter to constitute and open a Lodge 
at Marysville, under the name of Marysville Lodge, No. 9. 

Owing to my position, it becomes my duty to ask a second time the inter- 
position of this Grand Lod^e, on account of an apparent neglect on the part 
of Marysville Lodge, for which I am held amenable to the Grand Lodge of 
Illinois, whence emanated this Dispensation. I have, in person and by letter, 
requested and urged the importance of their making out the returns, that I 
might forward them, with the dues, to the Grand Lodge of Illinois, and thus 
relieve myself from the censure of that Grand Lodge. 

At our Communication in November last, this matter claimed the attention 
of the Grand Lodge, in the appointment of a committee, deemed proper in the 
absence of any representation from the Lodge. Opportunely, however, Bro. 
Miles, a member of said Lodge, came, and upon being made acquainted with 
the action of the Grand Lodge, volunteered his services in procuring the ne- 
cessary papers and placing them in my possession at as early a moment as 
convenient, upon which the committee was discharged. This was done at my 
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suggestion, presuming that Bro. Miles would be able to do all that was re- 
quisite. Whether he has taken any steps in the matter I know not, having 
never received any advice; and that the Grand Lodge may know my true po- 
sition, allow me to state that immediately after the location of the Lodge, and 
previous to their having done any Masonic work, I left Marysville and have 
never had the pleasure of meeting the Lodge while they were at work under 
said Dispensation. 

I advanced my own funds for the Dispensation, which has not been return- 
ed. This, however, is not cause of complaint — but the object of this petition 
is to elicit your interposition, and enable me to stand in a proper light with 
the Grand Lodge of Illinois, who fostered me in infancy, but must now re- 
gard me as an apostate. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. R. Crandall. 

The memorial was received, and ordered to be referred to a special 
committee of three. 

The Grand Master named the following brethren as such commit- 
tee — 

( Bro. J. P. Gauch, 
On the Memorial of Bro. Crandall: < u John Cook, 



J. J. Papy. 

Bro. J. P. Gauch, from that committee, presented the following 
report : — 

To the Ms. W.\ Grand Lodge of Calif ornia : — 

The committee to whom was referred the communication of Bro. J. R. 
Crandall, relative to the returns of Marysville Lodge, prior to the organiza- 
tion of this Grand Lodge, would respectfully report that they have conferred 
with Bro. Steiniiart, V/orshipful Master of said Ledge, who assures them 
that he will make out said returns, and forward them to Bro. Crandall, 
together with the necessary funds for him to remit to the Grand Lodge of the 
State of Illinois. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. P. Gauch, ] n ... 
t^ tt „ n™^ r Committee. 
John Cook, j 

Which report was received and concurred in, and the committee 
was discharged. 

On motion of Bro. B. D. Hyam, the amendment to the By-Laws of 
Benicia Lodge, No. 5, changing the monthly dues from four dollars to 
two dollars, was approved. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 10 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning. 

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In 0>ran& Cobgc, 



Morning Session, ) 

Wednesday, May 5th, A. L. 5852. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 10 o'clock, A. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

After prayer by the Grand Chaplain, the minutes of the sessions of 
yesterday were read and approved. 

The Committee on Dispensations and Charters reported that the 
records of the following Lodges under Dispensation had been examined 
and found satisfactory, viz. : -— 

Parfaite Union Lodge, at San Francisco ; 
Mountain Shade " u Downieville ; 
San Joaquin u u Stockton ; 

Washington u a Sacramento 5 

Hawaiian " %i Honolulu, S. I. ; 

and recommended that Charters be issued to the said Lodges ; which 
report was received and concurred in, and Charters were ordered in ac- 
cordance with the recommendation. 

The special committee to whom was referred the Address of the 
Grand Master, presented a report, recommending that so much thereof 
as refers to the length of time which should elapse between the confer- 
ring of the several degrees, be referred to the Committee on By-Laws; 
so much thereof as refers to uniformity of work, to a special committee 
of three ; and so much thereof as relates to Education and the taxation 
of non-affiliated Masons for that purpose, to a special committee of 
three ; which report was received and concurred in, and the Grand 
Master appointed the following special committees, as recommended : — 

f Bro. John Cook, 

On Uniformity of Work : < " Reuben Clark, 

[ fa R. F. Knott. 

f Bro. Robert Hopkins, 

On Education and Taxation: < " J. R. McConnell, 

( u L. B. Mizner. 

The Committee on the Returns of Lodges reported a few that were 
correct, several out of form, with the amount of dues incorrect and 
dates omitted, etc., all of which they had corrected as far as practica- 
ble ; and they called the attention of the Secretaries to the necessity 
of being more particular in making out their reports. 

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Which report was received and concurred in, and the committee wa* 
discharged. 

Bro. L. B. Mizner offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the resolution adopted at the last Semi- Annual Communi 
cation of this Grand Lodge, requiring the votes of the Lodge to be taken b; 
yeas and nays, be, and the same is hereby repealed. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

The Committee on Credentials reported the following additional 
brethren as present and entitled to seats, viz. : — from 

Marysville, No. 9, L. Steinhart, Representative. 

Mountain Shade,.... No. — , Jas. Corcoran, Representative. 

San Joaquin, No. — , F. C. Andrews, Senior Warden. 

Washington, No. — , Jesse Morrill, Senior Warden: 

Birge, proxy for Junior Warden. 

Which report was received and concurred in, and the brethren therein 
named were admitted to seats in the Grand Lodge. 

On motion of Bro. L. Stowell, the proposed amendments to the 
Constitution, presented at the last Communication, were taken up for 
action. 

Article III., Sec. 1. The proposed amendment to this section, 
making the Communications of the Grand Lodge annual, instead of 
semi-annual, was adopted. 

Article IX., Sec. 3. The proposed amendment to this section, re- 
ducing the fee for a Grand Lodge Diploma to three dollars, (one dollar 
for the Grand Secretary,) was adopted. 

Article IX., Sec. 4. The proposed amendment to this section, 
making the fees for copying papers, &c, payable to the Grand Secre- 
tary, instead of the Grand Lodge, was adopted. 

Article X., Sec. 1. The proposed amendment to this section, per- 
mitting the Lodges to elect their officers semi-annually, was rejected. 

Article X., Sec. 6. The proposed amendment to this section, re- 
quiring petitions to lie over four weeks for consideration, was rejected. 

Article XIII. The proposed amendment to this article, altering its 
phraseology so as to correspond with the change to Annual Communi- 
cations, was adopted. 

The Grand Master declared the Constitution to be be duly amended 
in accordance with the foregoing action. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 3 o'clock, this after- 
noon. 

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Afternoon Session, ) 
Wednesday, May, 5th, A. L. 5852. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 3 o'clock, P. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

A communication was received from Temple Lodge, No. 14, asking 
leave to change its By-Laws, so as to decrease the fee for affiliation to 
fifteen dollars, which request was granted. 

The following resolution, offered by Bro. L. B. Mizner, was adopt- 
ed : — 

Resolved, that a special committee be appointed, to report to this Grand 
Lodge in regard to non-affiliated Masons. 

The Grand Master named as the committee 

n -&t 4 j i\r f Bro. L. B. Mizner, 

On non-affiliated Masons : < " T T P 

A new form for the reports of subordinate Lodges was offered, adopt- 
ed, and two hundred copies ordered to be printed and distributed. 

The Committee on Credentials reported Bro. J. C. Morris as proxy 
for the Senior Warden of San Joaquin Lodge. 

The Grand Lecturer for the Sacramento District presented the fol- 
lowing report : — 

To the M.\W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

I beg most respectfully to report that I visited Western Star Lodge, No. 2? 
examined their work and records, and found them correct. I also examined 
the records of Tehama, Lodge No. 3, and found them kept in a neat and Ma- 
sonic style. Marysvillle Lodge, No. 9, I am happy to state, has awakened 
from her lethargy and resumed her labors, which had for a time been suspend- 
ed. I examined their records, and with one exception found them correct. 
A representative from the Lodge being present, with their returns, I refrain 
from making any comment. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

A. Hollub, Grand Lecturer. 

A petition was received from Marysville Lodge, praying for a Dis- 
pensation to hold an election of officers ; which was referred to the Grand 
Master, with a recommendation that the prayer of the petitioners be 
granted. 

The Committee on Dispensations and Charters reported that they had 
before them a petition from a number of brethren residing at Centre- 

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182 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

ville, praying for a Dispensation to open and hold a Lodge there, to be 
called Madison Lodge. The petition being properly signed and recom- 
mended, they recommended that a Dispensation be granted. 

The report was received and concurred in, and it was ordered that a 
Dispensation be issued to Madison Lodge. 

Bro. W. W. Stoyall requested that the following extract from the 
proceedings of Tehama Lodge, No. 3, be spread upon the minutes of 
the G-rand Lodge ; which request was granted : — 

" Resolved, That the Worshipful Master is hereby authorized to draw upon 
the Treasurer for an amount sufficient to pay the Grand Lodge of Connecticut 
the amount due her from Connecticut Lodge, No. 76, (now Tehama, No. 3,) 
and that it be remitted to said Grand Lodge at the earliest practicable pe- 
riod." 

"W. W. Stovall, Secretary Tehama Lodge, No. 3. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 8 o'clock, this evening. 



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Evening Session, ) 

Wednesday, May bth, A. L i 5852. } 

The G-rand Lodge was called on at 8 o'clock, P. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

Bro. J. M. Koon, from the committee appointed at the last Com- 
munication to ascertain what disposition had been made of the funds, 
jewels, furniture, &c, of Sutter Lodge, No. 6, presented the following 
report : — 

To the 31.'. W:. Grand Lodge of California: — 

Your committee report in regard to Sutter Lodge, No. 6, that as near as 
they can ascertain from the minutes of said Lodge, there is now in the hands 

of the late Secretary, $119 82 

Also in the hands of Bro. Martin, late Senior Warden, 30 00 

Also an order on Tehama Lodge, for 45 00 

Making the available means of said Lodge, $194 82 

And that said Lodge, at the time of surrendering her Charter, had neither 
jewels or furniture, with the exception of a Bible. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. M. Koon", Chairman, 

Which report was received and concurred in, the committee was 
discharged, and Bro. A. Martin was appointed to close up the books 

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5852.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 183 

of Sutter Lodge, No. 6, and make full settlement with. the Grand Sec- 
retary for its dues to the Grand Lodge. 

The Committee on Education reported that they deemed it inexpe- 
dient to expend any fuuds at present for educational purposes, there 
being little or no necessity for it at this time, and the finances not being 
in a state to admit of it; they recommended that a fund be raised for 
that purpose, however, and invested, under the direction of the Grand 
Lodge officers ; and that to facilitate the same, the Grand Lodge be 
incorporated : which report was concurred in. 

The committee appointed at the last Communication, on the affairs 
of Pacific Lodge, at Long's Bar, reported that said Lodge had been 
working under a Dispensation granted to Bro. Morse and others, by 
the Grand Lodge of Illinois ; but that said Lodge had closed and dis- 
solved before the committee had time to communicate with it, and the 
committee therefore asked to be discharged ; which was granted. 

On motion of Bro. J. R. Crandall, it was 

Resolved, That the regular Communications of this Grand Lodge be held in 
San Francisco until otherwise ordered b} 7 the Grand Lodge. 

On motion of Bro. R. Hopkins, it was 

Resolved, That all Masons made in Pacific Lodge, under Dispensation from 
Illinois, be received and acknowledged by the Lodges under this jurisdiction. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 11 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning. 



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Morning Session, > 

Thursday, Mai/ 6th, A. L. 5852. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 11 o'clock, A. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

After prayer by the Grand Chaplain, the minutes of the sessions of 
yesterday were read and approved. 

The Committee on Credentials presented a report in reference to the 

representatives of Marysville Lodge, No. 9, which was received and 

laid on the table. 

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184 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [^«y, 

The special cQmniittee to whom was referred that portion of the Grand 
Master's Address relative to uniformity of work, presented a report, 
which was received and laid on the table. 

The special committee relative to non-affiliated Masons presented a 
report, which was received and laid on the table. 

Bro. J. R. Crandall, from the special committee on the Addresses 
of the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master, presented the follow- 
ing report : — 

To the M:. W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The committee to whom was referred the address of the R.'. W.\ Deputy 
Grand Master, beg leave most respectfully to report that they have noticed, 
as far as time would allow, the subjects to which their attention was called in 
the recommendation. 

First, of procuring a Masonic Library : they appreciate the object but, 
however desirable, they regard it as premature, (this may be possible even in 
California,) and, until the permanent location of the Grand Lodge, it is im- 
politic to add to its archives a library of any considerable extent; while if it 
is to be limited to the works recommended, those may be procured by every 
Lodge, and every brother thus become the recipient of the information to be 
attained. 

Their attention is also called to the subject of Education, and they appre- 
hend that the views of the R.'. W.\ Deputy Grand Master will be met in the 
reference of this subject to the Committee on Education, the attention of the 
Grand Lodge having been called to that subject in the address of the M.\W.\ 
Grand Master. 

In reference to Registration, the committee are of opinion that the Grand 
Lodge has already made provision, as far as is politic, in the adoption of Res- 
olution No. 13, as appears in the printed proceedings of November fourteenth, 
1851. 

As regards Representation, however important it may be deemed that we 
should have a representative at each of the Grand Lodges in Europe, and 
South America, and in return receive one from them, the committee beg leave 
to say, that they regard too much legislation as fraught with evils, and they 
think that the history of the past will not justify a too hasty expression or 
action. 

Other subjects referred to in the address having been referred to T appro- 
priate committees, as recommended by the Grand Master, relieves your com- 
mittee from any expression thereupon. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. R. Craxdall, \ Commiifpp 
J. D. Creigh, } tommittee - 

Which report was received and concurred in ; and the committee 
was discharged. 

Bro. J. R. Crandall, from the Committee on By-Laws of Lodges, 
presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 
Your committee to whom was referred the By-Laws of the subordinate 

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Lodges, have had the same under consideration and beg leave to report that 
they have carefully examined the By-Laws of 



California - 
Tehama 


Lodge, 


No. 1 ; 
" 3; 


Yount - Lodge, 
Nevada " 


No. 

a 


12; 
13; 


Jennings 
Benicia 


it 


« 4; 
« 5; 


Temple u 
Eureka u 


il 

a 


14; 
15; 


Davy Crockett 


u 


" 7; 


Mountain Shade u 


u, 


D. 


Tuolumne 
Marysville 
San Jose 


u 
it 

a 


" 8; 
" 9; 
"10; 


San Joaquin u 
Washington a 
Hawaiian u 


a 
a 
ii 


a 

a 



and recommend their adoption, with the following alterations and amend- 
ments : — 

California Lodge, No. 1 — Art. VI., deemed exceptionable, and recom- 
mended that it be stricken out. 

Jennings Lodge, No. 4 — Rules of Order, Sec. 6, recommended to be 
stricken out. 

Benicia Lodge, No. 5 — recommended that Sec. 3, of Art. XVI., be 
stricken out, it being contrary to the letter nnd spirit of the Constitution. 

Davy Crockett Lodge, No. 7 — Sec. 2, of Art. VI., recommended to be 
stricken out. 

MarysvUle Lodge, No. — Sec. 2, of Art. X., recommended to be stricken 
out. 

San Jose Lodge, No. 10 — Art. VIII. , recommended to strike out the words 
i; he may be suspended," and insert, a his name may be stricken from the 
roll of members." 

Youni Lodge, No. 12 — Sec. 1, of Art. ILj recommended to strike out the 
words " St. John the Baptist,-' and insert " St. John the Evangelist.'' 

Nevada Lodge, No. 13 — Sec. 1, of Art. IX., recommended to strike out the 
words " he may be suspended/' and insert "his name may be stricken from 
the roll of members." 

Temple Lodge, No. 14 — Sec. 3, of Art. III., recommended to be amended 
so as to read 4 * the YY . M. shall decide all questions of order, from which 
there shall be no appeal." 

Eureka Lodge, No. 10 — Sec. 1, of Art. XIL, recommended that the follow- 
ing words be affixed to said Article, to wit : " Subject to the approval of the 
Grand Lodge;" and Sec. 1, of Art. IX., recommended that the words " he may 
be suspended," be stricken out, and '•his name maybe stricken from the roll 
of members," inserted. 

Mountain Shade Lodge, U. D. — Sec. 1, of Art. II., recommended to strike 
out the words " St. John the Baptist/' and insert " St. John the Evangelist ;" 
and in Sec. 1, of Art. XIL, recommended that the following words be affixed : 
u Subject to the approval of the Grand Lodge." 

San Joaquin Lodge, U. D. — Art. III., recommended to strike out u the 
twenty-fourth of June," and insert ''the twenty-seventh of December." Sec. 
5, of Art. VI., deemed exceptionable, and recommended to be stricken out. 
Sec. 1, of Art. IX., recommended to strike out the words, " he shall stand 
suspended," and insert lt his name may be stricken from the roll of mem- 
bers," and to Art. XIII., recommended that the following words be affixed : 
11 Subject to the approval of the Grand Lodge." 

It is also recommended to San Joaquin Lodge to change its By-Laws, so 
that but two meetings in each month can be regarded as regular meetings. 

Hawaiian Lodge, U. D. — Art. XL, recommended that the words " two or 
more," be stricken out, and "three" inserted. Art. XVL, (relative to fees,) 
recommended to be so amended as to conform to the requirements of the 

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Constitution of the Grand Lodge, and Art. XVIII., recommended that the 
following words be affixed : " Subject to the approval of the Grand Lodge." 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. R. Crandall, I 

J. M. Koon, \ Committee. 

H. F. Williams, j 

Which report was received and concurred in, and the Committee 
was discharged. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 3 o'clock, this afternoon. 



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Afternoon Session, { 

Thursday, May 6th, A. L. 5852. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 3 o'clock, P. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

The report of the Committee on the subject of non-affiliated Masons 
was taken up, and after some consideration, was again laid upon the 
table. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 11 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning. 



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. Morning Session, ) 
Friday, May 7th, A. L. 5852. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 11 o'clock, A. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

After prayer by Bro. T. A. Thomas, Acting Grand Chaplain, the 
minutes of the sessions of yesterday were read and approved. 

Bro. W. D. Fair was received as proxy for the Junior Warden of 
California Lodge, No. 1. 

Bro. J. E. McConnell offered the following resolution .— 

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5852.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 187 

Resolved, That the sum of four hundred dollars, in addition to the regular 
salary and perquisites of office, be appropriated to Bro. L. Stowell, as a 
compensation for his efficient services as Grand Secretary of the Grand 
Lodge of the State of California, for the past year. 

Which resolution was unanimously adopted. 

Bro. B. D. Hyam, from the special committee appointed at the last 
Communication to procure jewels, clothing, &c. for the Grand Lodge, 
presented the following report : — 

To the M.\W.\ Grand Lodge of California: — 

The committee to whom was assigned the duty of procuring Grand Lodge 
jewels, clothing, furniture, and other requisites, for your Most Worshipful 
Body, report : That on the fifteenth day of November last, an order was sent 
to Bro. J. W. Powell, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of New York, 
with a request that he would confer the favor on us to purchase the articles 
enumerated. Your committee had hoped ere this that they would have been 
in a position to have delivered the same to you, but as yet they have not 
come to hand. 

Such furniture as could be purchased here is herewith delivered, and the 
bills therefor have been handed to the Grand Secretary. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

B. D. Hyam, ) n ... 
L. Stowell, } Committee. 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

Bro. J. D. Creigh, from the special committee on the National 
Washington Monument, appointed at the last Communication, pre- 
sented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The committee appointed at the last Communication of the Grand Lodge 
to procure a block of stone for the National Washington Monument, beg 
leave to report that they have not been able to fulfill the duties prescribed 
for them, and ask to be continued until the next session of the Grand Lodge. 
Your committee were also appointed to procure a new Grand Lodge Seal, 
which they ordered from New York, and which will arrive with the Grand 
Lodge clothing, etc., and will be handed over to the Grand Secretary. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. D. Creigh, 1 

B. D. Hyam, > Committee. 

L. Stowell, J 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

The Committee on Returns of Lodges further reported that they had 
examined the returns of Mountain Shade Lodge, but found them not 
in form and difficult to correct, for want of dates in conferring de- 
grees, admissions, &c. ; but they congratulated our brethren of the 
mountains on the prosperity indicated by the returns, and hoped here- 
after to find their reports in due form, and strictly correct : which re- 
port was received and concurred in. 

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Bro. J. R. Crandall, from the Committee on By-Laws of Lodges, 
presented the following report : — 

To the 31.'. W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The committee to whom was referred that portion of the Grand Master's 
Address which alludes to the time that should intervene between the confer- 
ring of degrees, have had the same under consideration, and beg leave to re- 
port as follows : — 

We hold that proficiency, (without regard to the time of probation,) should 
be the requisite to enable a brother to progress. We therefore recommend 
that an examination, in open Lodge, to the satisfaction of the brethren, 
should be had before passing or raising a candidate. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. R. Crandall, ] 

J. M. Koox, > Committee. 

H. F. Williams, ) 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

A communication was received from Parfaite Union Lodge, asking- 
leave to change its By-Laws, so that the regular meetings might be 
held on Friday instead of Sunday evenings ; which was referred to 
the Committee on By-Laws. 

A communication from Mountain Shade Lodge, asking the Grand 
Lodge to refund certain moneys expended in procuring a second Dis- 
pensation, was received and referred to the Committee on Finance and 
Accounts, who reported immediately on the same, and recommended 
that the Grand Lodge refund to Mountain Shade Lodge seventy-five 
dollars. 

The report was concurred in, and the Grand Secretary was directed 
to place that sum to the credit of Mountain Shade Lodge. 

The Grand Secretary presented the following report : — 

To the M:. W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Grand Secretary, in obedience to a requisition of the Constitution of 
the Grand Lodge, respectfully submits the following report, embracing the 
various transactions in his department since the last Communication : — 

He has caused two hundred and fifty copies of the Grand Lodge proceed- 
ings to be printed and distributed to our own subordinates, to the Grand 
Officers, and to each Grand Lodge in the Union ; and also to all foreign Grand 
Lodges, so far as their addresses could be obtained. In accordance with the 
instructions of the Grand Lodge, he subscribed for the publications ordered, 
and sent each editor a copy of our proceedings. The whole amount of sub- 
scription money was forwarded to Bro. Charles W. Moore, of Boston, who 
writes that he immediately forwarded the requisite amount to each ; for which 
act of kindness on his part we are greatly indebted. Several numbers of the 
u Magazine/' ci Review," u Temple," " Union " and "Journal,'' have come to 
hand ; but none of the " Signet " or " Miscellany" have been received The 
Grand Secretary would suggest, in consequence of the uncertainty and irre<r- 

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5852.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 189 

ularity in receiving mail matter here, that the Grand Lodge subscribe for at 
least two copies of each publication, and thus render a full volume the more 
certain. 

He has also addressed a communication to the Grand Master of Louisiana, 
to ascertain the names of the offending Lodges in that jurisdiction, and has 
received a reply, together with the proceedings of the Grand Lodge, and a 
convention held at Baton Rouge ; to which proceedings he refers us for the 
information necessary to the proper guidance of this Grand Lodge — all of 
which will be duly noticed by the Committee on Foreign Correspondence. 
He also addressed a fraternal letter to the Provincial Grand Lodge in New 
South Wales, agreeable to your order. Also a communication to Bro. John 
Dove, of Virginia, relative to the Text-Book, as ordered by the Grand Lodge. 
The order has been filled, and the books are ready for distribution. 

Under a resolution of the Grand Lodge, requiring each Lodge to procure 
a seal, and forward to the Grand Secretary an impression of the same, the 
Grand Secretary has received an impression of the seals of nearly all the 
Lodges, and also copies of their By-Laws, so far as practicable, and no doubt 
the balance will soon be received. 

The Grand Lodge Diplomas were ordered through Bro. James W. Powell, 
of New York, but have not as yet come to hand. The Grand Secretary 
would also state'that he has notified La Fayette Lodge, No. 15, Oregon Ter- 
ritory, of her indebtedness to this Grand Lodge, and requested payment of 
her dues, but that as yet they have not been paid. 

Various communications have been received, and are in the hands of the 
Committee on Foreign Correspondence, who will report thereon. Agreeable 
to a request of San Jose Lodge, and by authority of a Dispensation to me 
granted by the Deputy Grand Master, I proceeded thence, and regularly in- 
stalled, in public, on St. John the Evangelist's Day, the officers of San Jose 
Lodge, No. 10. This Lodge is in an active and healthy condition, and zeal- 
ous to maintain the landmarks of the Order, and respect the Constitution 
and regulations of the Grand Lodge. It promises much usefulness to the 
Or ler, and under its present organization we need little fear that it will be 
found without the boundary line of its duty. 

The Grand Secretary, in reviewing the old reports of the Lodges, (1850,) 
in order to enter and write up their accounts with the Grand Lodge, finds 
that an error was committed by the Committee of Accounts, in regard to 
several of the Lodges under Dispensation ; and in order to have the same 
corrected, he would suggest their reference to a committee, to report thereon 
at this Communication. He would respectfully call the attention of the 
Grand Lodge to the fact that the Grand Lodge has never provided any- 
thing in which to keep the records, books, and other papers of the Grand 
Lodge, which have accumulated to a great extent, and are fast multiplying ; 
and have only been cared for by the Grand Secretary, to the best of his abil- 
ity. The necessity of a safe and convenient repository therefor, must be 
obvious to all. 

The Grand Secretary has received the following amount of money during 
the vacation, to wit : — 

From Nevada Lodge, for dues, $192 00 

u Mariposa Lodge, fee for dispensation, 75 00 

" Mountain Shade Lodge, fee for dispensation, 75 00 

u " " for dues, 64 00 

San Joaquin Lodge, fee for dispensation, 75 00 

" Washington Lodge, u " u 75 00 

" Grand Treasurer, to pay printing bill, 350 00 

"• Benicia Lodge, for dues, 132 98 

' : Marijsville Lodge, for dues, 59 00 $1097 98 

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190 JOURNAL OP PROCEEDINGS. [^Vi 

Amount brought forward, $1097 98 

From Tehama Lodge, for dues, 103 00 

u Nashville Lodge, fee for dispensation, 75 00 

" T. A. Thomas, Grand Treasurer, 233 00 

" sale of Masonic Text-Books, 48 00 

u Hawaiian Lodge, fee for dispensation, 75 00 $1631 98 

The Grand Secretary has paid out, by order of the 

Grand Lodge, as per vouchers, $1479 12 

And he has the Grand Treasurer's receipt for this 

amount to balance, 152 86 $1631 98 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

L. STOWELL, Grand Secretary. 

Which report was received and referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance and Accounts. 

The Grand Treasurer presented the following report : — 

The Grand Lodge of California in account with T. A. ThomaSj Grand 

Treasurer. 

1851. Cr. 

May 9. By Cash from L. Stowell, Grand Secretary, $554 00 

Nov. 4. By <* " " " " " 538 73 

u 8# By " u " '•' • " u 746 00 
1852. 

May 7. By " " a " " " 1631 98 $3470 71 

1851. Dr. 

Mav 9. To Cash paid Bro. Stowell's expenses to Grand 

Lodge, 48 00 

" " To " « Grand Tyler's bill of services,... 69 00 
•« " To " u Grand Master J. D. Stevenson's 

expenses, 48 00 

May 12. To " u J. Penman, as per order, 100 00 

Nov. 4. To " " Bills and appropriations, as or- 
dered, 500 90 

8. To u * Deputy Grand Master's expenses 100 00 
il To u " Grand Treasurer's expenses and 

services, 76 00 

" To " " Grand Tyler's services, 80 00 

" To u u Grand Secretary's services and 

expenses, 240 00 

u To u u Grand Secretary's draft for print- 
ing. 350 00 

u To " " Grand Secretary's draft for re- 
galia, 233 00 

1852. 

May 7. To u u for printing circulars, 25 00 

•' il To " " for postage, stationery, &c, 80 12 

" " To " " for freight on Text-Books, 68 50 

" u To u " for printing proceedings of Grand 

Lodge, 330 50 

" " To " " for jewels for Grand Lodge, 950 00 

" lt To u u for designs for jewels, 25 00 

" 8. To " " Grand Secretary's check, 146 69 $3470 71 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

T. A. Thomas, Grand Treasurer. 

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5852.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 191 

Which report was received and referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance and Accounts. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 3 o'clock, this afternoon. 



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Afternoon Session, ) 

Friday, May 7th, A. L. 5852. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 3 o'clock, P. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

Certain papers relating to Bro. P. Mehen, received from Tuolumne 
Lodge, No. 8, were referred to the Committee on Grievances. 

Bro. S. J. Jones was admitted to a seat as the representative of 
Marysville Lodge, No. 9. 

The Committee on By-Laws reported thot they had examined the 
By-Laws of Nashville Lodge, and recommended no alteration, except 
in Article VI., to add the following words : " subject to the approval 
of the Grand Lodge " ; and they further recommended that the By- 
Laws of La Parfaite Union Lodge be amended so as to change their 
regular meetings from Sunday to Friday evenings. 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 9 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning. 



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Morning Session, \ 

Saturday, May 8th, A. L. 5852. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 11 o'clock, A. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

After prayer by the Grand Chaplain, the minutes of the sessions of 
yesterday were read and approved. 

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192 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. {M^V, 

The Committee on Dispensations and Charters reported that they 
had examined the records of Nashville Lodge, U. D., and found them 
kept in a correct and Masonic style, and recommended that their Dis- 
pensation be continued, agreeably to the prayer of the petitioners : 
which report was received and concurred in. 

The Committee on Credentials reported M.\ IF.-. J. A. Tutt as 
the duly appointed representative for Hawaiian Lodge, and Bro. L. 
B. Mizner as proxy for the representative of Mountain Shade Lodge; 
which report was received and concurred in. 

The report of the special committee on the subject of non-affiliated 
Masons was again taken up, and its further consideration was indefi- 
nitely postponed, 

Bro. B. D, Hyam offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved j That no Lodge in this jurisdiction shall receive lectures from 
any person, as the authorized work, unless under the sanction of the Grand 
Lodge or Grand Master. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

Bro. H. F. Williams offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the several subordinate Lodges under this jurisdiction be 
and are hereby required to make out their regular semi-annual returns, and 
forward the same, with their Grand Lodge due?, to the Grand Secretary. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

Bro. L. Stowell offered the following resolution : — 

Whereas, San Diego Lodge, U. D., has been prevented, from accident or 
otherwise, from attending this Communication — therefore : Resolved, That if 
said Lodge applies for a Charter, or for an extension of its Dispensation, 
the same may be granted upon the presentation to, and approval of their work 
by the Grand Master or Grand Secretary, and the payment of the requisite 
fees. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

Bro. B. D. Hyam offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the Grand Master open a correspondence with foreign Grand 
Lodges, and, if he deem it necessary, appoint representatives thereto. 

The consideration of which was postponed until the next Communi- 
cation. 

Bro. L. Stowell offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary take charge of the jewels, clothing and 
furniture of the Grand Lodge, and deposit them in some secure place, for safe 
keeping. 

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5852.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 108 

Which resolution was adopted. 

The Committee on Finance and Accounts reported that they had ex- 
amined the Grand Treasurer's accounts and report, and found them 
correct : which report was received and concurred in. 

A petition from a number of Master Masons residing in San Fran- 
cisco, was presented, praying for a Charter to open and hold a new 
Lodge in that city, to be called Occidental Lodge, No. — ; and it was 
ordered that a Charter be issued as soon as the necessary recommenda- 
tions were obtained by the petitioners. 

The Committee on Grievances reported, that in the case of Peter 
Mehen, who had been expelled by Tuolumne Lodge, No. 8, they found 
that no notice had been served on said Mehen, of the charges preferred, 
or of the time and place of trial, and they offered the following resolu- 
tion : — 

Resolved, That the papers sent up to the Grand Lodge, from Tuolumne 
Lodge, No. 8, in reference to the expulsion of Peter Mehen, be transmitted 
back to said Lodge, and that said body be required to give said Mehen a new 
trial, and due notice of the time and place of trial, in accordance with the 
Constitution. 

Which report was received and concurred in, and the resolution 
was adopted. 

The Committee on Dispensations and Charters reported that they 
had examined the petitions of sundry brethren residing at Georgetown 
and Centre vilie, and recommended that Dispensations for Lodges at 
those places be granted in accordance with the prayers of the petition- 
ers ; which report was received and concurred in. 

Bro. J. D. Creigii, from the Committee on Finance and Accounts, 
presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee beg leave to report that they have examined the books 
and accounts of the Grand Secretary, and find them correct in every par- 
ticular. 

In regard to so much of the Grand Secretary's report as refers to the error 
in the old accounts, we recommend that nothing be clone in the matter, but 
that they stand as the Grand Lodge decided them at the time. 

We recommend that the other suggestions in the report be adopted, and 
that the Grand Secretary subscribe for the various Masonic journals, and pur- 
chase the necessary fixtures for his office. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. D. Creioh, 

R. Hopkins, J- Committee, 
.7. P. Gaix'ii, 
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Which report was received and concurred in. 
The following resolutions were offered : — 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary cause two hundred and fifty copies of 
the proceedings of this Communication to be printed and distributed as usual, 
and that he be authorized to draw on the Treasurer for all the necessary ex- 
penses of the Grand Lodge, growing out of this Communication. 

Resolved, That after the present session of the Grand Lodge, none but the 
actual expenses for attending on the Grand Lodge, of the elective Grand Of- 
ficers, be allowed. 

Resolved, That the new Seal ordered for the Grand Lodge be adopted, if 
approved by the Grand Master and Grand Secretary. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge" be tendered to the M.\ 
W.\ J. A. Tutt, for his efficient services in presiding over the Grand Lodge. 

All of which resolutions were adopted. 

The report of the special Committee on the subject of Uniformity of 
Work was taken up, and its further consideration indefinitely postponed. 

The following amendments to the Constitution were presented : — 

We propose to amend Sec. 1, of Art. V., so that it shall read — 
a Each of the Grand Officers for the time being, and every elective Past 
Grand Officer, if present at a meeting of the Grand Lodge, shall be entitled 
to one vote. Each Lodge shall be entitled to three votes, by its proper offi- 
cers, or, in their absence, their proper representatives, and the Past Masters 
of each Lodge collectively one vote. No member, in his own right, shall be 
entitled to more than one vote." 

To amend Sec. 2, of Art. X., so that it shall read — " Each subordinate 
Lodge shall have the right to adopt By-Laws for its own government, which shall 
be submitted for the approval of the Grand Lodge ; and if approved, no amend- 
ment thereto shall be valid until it shall have received the sanction of the 
Grand Lodge, Grand Master or Deputy Grand Master. " 

W. "W. Stovall Tehama - Lodge, No. 3. 

J. P. Gauch, Jennings u 4. 

C. M. Radcliff, Tuohimnr- " « 8. 

W. D. Deering, Yount " " 12. 

J. R. McConnell, Nevada " u 13. 

J. Morrill, Washington ;i " 20. 

We propose to amend Sec. 5, of Art. X., so that it shall read — " No Lodge 
within this State shall confer the three degrees of Masonry for a less sum than 
seventy-five dollars ; and no Lodge under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge 
and out of the State, shall confer the three decrees of Masonry for a less sum 
than thirty-five dollars ; in each case the fee. for each degree, as may be reg- 
ulated by the Lodge, shall be invariably paid in advance. " 

R. F. Knott, California - Lodge, No. 1. 

R. Hopkins, Temple u " 14. 

J. Corcoran, Mountain Shade " " is. 

J.C.Morris, San Joaquin " " 1!>. 

All which "were ordered to be entered on the minutes. 

The Grand Secretary announced the following receipts from the 
various Lodges, during this Communication : — 

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5852.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 195 

From California - Lodge, No. 1, Dues, $120 00 

" Western Star u " 2 u 39 00 

" Tehama " « 3 u 60 00 

" Jennings " u 4 " 91 00 

u Benicia u " 5 u 19 00 

" Sutter " " 6 u 75 00 

* Davy Crockett " « 7 « 70 00 

" Tuolumne u " 8 " 112 00 

" Marysville il " 9 u 51 00 

u San Jose « " 10 " 53 00 

" Yount " " 12 u 24 00 

" Nevada " " 13 " 131 00 

" Temple a " 14 " 62 00 

« Eureka « u 16 « 64 00 

M Par faite Union " " 17 Charter fee and dues 62 00 

" Mountain Shade" " 18 Charter fee and dues 149 00 

Mountain Shade " c< 18 Donation to Wash. 

Mon ; tCom 29 00 

San Joaquin " " 19 Charter fee and dues 101 00 

Washington u " 20 Charter fee and dues 55 00 
" Hawaiian " ;< 21 Charter fee and dues 59 00 
" Hawaiian u tl 21 Donation to Sacra- 
mento Relief Com. 48 00 

" Occidental, tl a 22 Charter fee 125 00 

" San Diego " U. D. Dues 6 00 

u Nashville u li Dues 8 00 

Georgetown u " Dispensation fee.... 75 00 

u Madison u tl Dispensation fee.... 75 00 

4< T. A. Thomas, Grand Treasurer 146 69 $1909 69 

The Grand Master announced that Charters had been ordered at this 
Communication for the following Lodges : — 

Parfaite Union - Lodge, No. 17, at San Francisco. 
Mountain Shade " " 18 u Downieville. 

San Joaquin li ^19 u Stockton. 

Washington " " 20 " Sacramento. 

Hawaiian a u 21 M Honolulu, S. Islands. 

Occidental li '* 22 " San Francisco. 

The following bills were presented and ordered to be paid, viz. : — 

For Masonic Text Books for Grand Lodge, $130 08 

To J. S. Shultz, for wands, banner pole, etc., 42 00 

u " " '* tyling five days and cleaning Hall,... 60 00 

To S. R. Stubbs. for seven columns for Grand Lodge, 119 48 

Order in favor of Grand Secretary, as per resolution, 400 00 

To Franz & Beatley, for painting columns, staves, ban- 

nerpole, etc., 24 50 

For Square and Compass for Grand Lodge, 10 00 

Ordered to be refunded to Mountain Shade Lodge, 75 00 

Grand Master's expenses attending the Grand Lodge, 60 00 

Grand Treasurer's balance salary and expenses, 100 00 

To A. Hollub, services as Grand Lecturer and expenses,. 80 00 $1101 06 

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Amount fc brought forward,.. $1101 06 

To L. B. Mizner, Grand Marshal, for expenses, 30 00 

To W. D. Deering, Grand Deacon, u oo 00 

To J. M. KoOn, Grand Steward * .50 00 

To the Grand Secretary, balance salary, 200 00 

For stationery, postage, etc., 5 50 $1421 56 

The Grand Lodge then proceeded to the election of Grand Officers 
for the ensuing Masonic year, and upon its conclusion, the following- 
brethren were declared duly elected : — 



Bro. B.I). Hyam, Ms 

" Chas. M. Radcltffe, B.\ 

Hi ADOLPHUS HoLLUB, " 

U J. R. McCoNNELL, U 

" Addison Martin, " 

" Leti Stowell, u 



W.\ Grand Master; 

W,\ Deputy Grand Master ; 
u Senior Grand Warden : 
" Junior Grand Warden: 
11 Grand Treasurer : 
u Grand Secretary, 



The Grand Master installed the Mr. W.\ B. D. Hyam as his suc- 
cessor in the office of Grand Master, and he installed the other Grand 
Officers elect. 

The Grand Master elect announced the following appointments for 
the ensuing Masonic year : — 

As Grand Chaplain Bro. 

" AssH Grand Secretary, " 

u Grand Marshal, rt 

u Grand Sword Bearer, " 

1 c Grand Bible Bearer, " 

u Senior Grand Deacon. u 

li Junior Grand Deacon,,.... " 



Grand Stewards,. 
Grand Tyler, 

Grand Lecturers,, 



t 



J. M. Small, 


of Yount Lodge, No. 


12, 


O. J. Preston, 


" California u 


1. 


Rob't Hopkins, 


" Temple 


14, 


Fenw'k Fisher, 


11 Nevada u 


13. 


John Cook. 


u San Jose 


10. 


J. J. Papy, 


" Davy Crockett li 


7, 


L. Steinhart, 


4i Marysvillc u 


9. 


F. C. Andrews, 


" Sari Joaquin u 


19. 


J. P. Gauch, 


u Jenninqs " 


4. 


J. S. Shultz, 


" California u 


L 


O. J. Preston. 


•' California u 


1. 


T. A. Thomas, 


" Tehama " 


O. 


J. R. Crandall, 


" Nevada u 


13. 



t 

"I 

The minutes of this session were then read and approved, and there 
being no further business, the Grand Lodge of California was closed in 

2lmplc form, 

B. D. HYAM, Grand Master. 
L. Stowell, Grand Secretary. 

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AMENDMENTS 

TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE «RAND LODGE; 

ADOPTED AT THE COMMUNICATION 
I3ST HUC-A.-^, .A.. Xi. S8SS, 

AND NOW IN FOKCK. 



Article III., Section I. u The regular Communications of the Grand 
Lodge shall be held in Sacramento City, or at such place as the Grand Lodge 
may from time to time designate, on the first Tuesday in May in each year ; 
and the election of Grand Officers shall take place as hereinafter provided." 

Article IX., Section 3. " There shall be paid into the hands of the Grand 
Secretary, three dollars by the applicant, for every diploma granted to a mem- 
ber of a subordinate Lodge, (one dollar for the Grand Secretary ;) but no 
diploma shall issue except upon the presentation of a certificate from the Sec- 
retary of the Lodge of which the applicant is a member, of his good and reg- 
ular standing therein. Such diploma, when issued, shall be signed by the 
Grand Master or Deputy Grand Master, and countersigned by the Grand Sec- 
retary, who shall affix thereto the seal of the Grand Lodge." 

Article IX., Section 4. " For all and every copy of any portion of the pro- 
ceedings of the Grand Lodge, or any document in his possession which the 
Grand Secretary shall be required to make, he shall demand and receive, for 
the use of the Grand Secretary, fifty cents for every one hundred words." 

Article XIII. u Any proposed amendment or alteration to this Constitu- 
tion, may be presented to the Grand Lodge at a regular Communication, by 
the representatives of three subordinate Ledges, and, if sanctioned by a ma- 
jority of the members present, shall be published with the minutes as a sub- 
ject for future action ; and upon its adoption at the next regular Communica- 
tion of the Grand Lodge, by two thirds of the votes given thereon, the same 
shall become a part of this Constitution." 

L. STOWELL, 

Grand Secretary, 

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RETURNS 



OF THE 



SUBORDINATE LODGES 



UNDER THE JURISDICTION OP 



THE GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA, 

M-A/Y, -A.- Ij. 5852- 

4*. 

California Lodge, No. 1. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

Meets every Thursday. 

OFFICERS : 



R. F. Knott, W. Master, 

P. W. Shepheard, Sen. Warden, 

R. E. Cole, Jun. Warden, 

O. J. Preston, Treasurer. 



S. J. Gower, Secretary, 
J. A. Monroe, Sen. Deacon, 
W. C. Oldfield, Jun. Deacon. 
C. G. Scott, Marshal, 



J. S. Schultz, Tyler. 
Fast Masters ; 

L. Stowell, G. Sec. R. F. Koott. J. D. Creigh, 

P. A. Brinsmade, M. Fallon. W. H. Howard, 

J. D. Stevenson, P. G. M. P. Petrovits, L. T. Wilson, 

C. Gilman, P. G. M. of Md. T. L. Pickering, J. S. Schultz. 

J. H. Gihon, P. G. Sec. J. Shannon, 0. J. Preston, 

MASTER MASONS: 



Addison, J. E. 
Allen, R. N. 
Anthony, G. W. 
Atkinson, G. D. 
Barnard, J. C. 
Beckett, J. 
Boring, J. 
Brasseur. J. 
Cole, H. G. 
Cronin, D. 
Dall, J. H. 
Dorr, E. M. 
Douglass, D. F. 
De Liagre, P. 
Field, S. C. 

Amory, C. G. 
Benham, C. 
Friedlander, A. 

Blood, J. H. 
Brown, H. S. 
Cazneau, T. N. 



Findla, J. 
Fitton, J. 
Folsom, J. L. 
Gerke, H. 
Greene, W. 
Hampton, R. B. 
Harrington, W. T. 
Haven, J. P. 
Heeser. W. 
Hoen, F. 
Hudson, E. 
Hudson, G. A. 
Johnson, T. R. 
King, J. of Wm. 



Knox, G. T. 
Korn, T. R. 
Mallet, J. H. 
Meyerowitz, I. 
Middleton. J. 
Morse, J. B. 
McCarthy, D. 
O'Bryon, J. F. 
Parker, W. C. 
Pavne, T. 
Piper, W. A. 
Rehfisch, Iff. 
Reynolds, W. 
Revalk, F. 



FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Geoffrey, H. 
Gerrv, R. S. 
Hoyt, B. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 



Rogers, A. S. 
Schaeffer, M. 
Selover, A. A. 
Smiley, J. 
Smith, W. C. R. 
Snow, T. 
Spring, C. 
Stebbins, W. P. C. 
Tilford, F. 
Tooker, L. 
Van De Water, J. 
Walker, W. 
Watters, A. 
Wehler, E. 
Wilson, C. L.— 79. 

Matthews. H. 
Pollard, A. 
Ward, F.— 9. 



Ewer, F. C. 
Ingram, J. 
Kohler. J. J. 



Kuthmann. T. 
Norton, M. 
Woods, I. C— 9. 



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5852.] GRAND LODGE OP CALIFORNIA. 199 

WITHDRAWN: 
Bartol, A. Monell, G. I. N. Murray, H. C. Peyton, B. Jr. 

De Fiennes, J. B. Morris, G. T. Neeb, J. Ward, I. M.—8. 

Initiated, 12 . Passed, 11. Raised, 8. Affiliated, 9. 



Western Star Lodge, No. 2. 

Shasta, Shasta County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

W. Robinson, W. Master, M. C. Collins, Secretary. 

R. W. Crenshaw, Sen. Warden. J. Lemmon, Sen. Deacon. 

T. E. Swan, Jun. Warden, J. Roop, Jun. Deacon. 

J. Callahan, Treasurer. H. P. Larabee, Tyler. 

Past Masters : 

D. Spencer, J. Roop. 

MASTER MASONS : 

Goodwin, C. E. Hawkins, A. Mooney, D. B. Stanmore, J. 

Harrison. W. E. Hicks, T. E. McClung, S. H. Wiener, J. E.— 17. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Barrett, A. Moore, J.— 2. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Doll, J. G. Taylor, W. S. R.— 2. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Green, M. Terbush, P. F.— 2. 

STRICKEN FROM ROLL FOR NON PAYMENT OF DUES: 

Campbell, J. Oviatt, M. Thompson, J. 

Overdoffer, M. Quillion, P. Woods, S.— G. 

DIED : 

D. M. Gehee, Michael Oppenheimer. — 2. 

Initiated, 8. Passed, 7. Raised, 5. Affiliated, 1. 



Tehama Lodge, No. 3. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 

Meets first and third Mondays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 

A. Martin, W. Master. W. W. Stovall, Secretary. 

W Shoemaker, Sen. Warden, .1. M. Koon, Sen. Deacon, 

J. H. Wadsworth, Jun. Warden, A. F. Bilay. Jun. Deacon, 

R. H. McDonald, Treasurer. Tyler. 

Past Masters : 

J. A. Tutt, G. M. J. Hull. 

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[Mai/, 



MASTER MASONS: 



Albrecht, A. E. 
Beckley, L. R. 
Brooke, L. E. 
Buckles, H. 
Coakley. C. L. 
Cook, J. S. 
Cravens, R. O. 
Cummings, S. C. 



Davis, T. M. 
Ewer, P. F. 
Fisher, H. 
Foley, J. J. 
Gray, J. W. 
Gober, W. R. 
Hagan, L. 
Harrison, A. C. 



Johnson, J. X. 
Kalkman, P. 
Lewis. W. P. 
Lynch, P. 
Magerie, P. 
Maver, L. 
Mitchell, J. E. 
Morse. J. F. 



Bennett, A. A. 
Harkness. H. W. 



FELLOW CRAFTS 

Hoyt, J. P. 
McCall. D. M. 



Cone, J. L. 
Hastings, L. W. 

Atkins, J. R. 
Brown, E. L. 
Chatee, 0. D. 

Conrad, S. 



ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Ihmels, C. 
Persian, J. 0. 

WITHDRAWN : 

DeYoung, E. Rodman, J. H. 

Morrill, J. Rowe, C. 

Peebles, C. Solomon, L. 



Northam. E. F. 
Radcliff. W. M. 
Smith, C. H. 
Tatum, E. F. 
Topping, M. B. 
Tattle, C. L. 
Watch urst. H. C. 
White, J.— 41. 

Wright, G. G. -5. 



Stocknesh. F. 
Wheeler, 6. C— fi 

Thomas. T. A. 
Wetzler. J. 
Wolf, L.— 13. 



Bigler, J. 
Brieger, A. 
Cushing. H. 
Hall. J. 



STRICKEN FROM ROLL FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES: 

Price, T. R. Wales, T. P. 



Harvey, J. C. 
Ish, T. A. 
Loudon, W. S. 
Marshall, J. E. 



Shepherd, D. M. 
Somes, G.*W. 
Stalen, . 



Wilder, L. J. 
Winn. A. M.- 



15. 



Initiated, 12. Passed, If). Rahcd, 0. Affiliated, 



Jennings Lodge, No. 4. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 
Meets second and fourth Fridays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 



J. P. Gauch, W. Master, 
J. Z. Davis, Sen. Warden, 
J. G. Cleal, Jan. Warden, 
H. Winkle, Treasurer. 



A. Hollnb. 

Bnckley, D. 
Clyde, J. 
Daly, J. 
DeaLW. G. 
Dunlap, P. 
Fake, G. F. 
Fowler, J. S. 
Gallup. E. K. 
Gillespie, E. F. 



Hall, G. E. 
Philip, H. 



Past Masters: 

J. H. Ralston, 

MASTER MASONS 

Goldstein, M. Lewis. L. 

Greenbaura. A. 

Hartt, A. G. 

Hermance. L. 

Herstell, L. 

Kellogg, J. 

Kewen, E. J. C. 

Latson, A. C. 

Lester, J. 

FELLOW CRAFT: 

Kethan, W.— 1. 



C, C. Sackett, Sea*etary, 
A. Greenwalt, Sen. Deacoiu 
G. D. Nagle, Jan. Deacon. 
H. Theal, Tyler. 

W. X. Doughty. 



Mitchell, J, P. 

Mnlvany, P. H. 
Murray, J, 
Newborn, J. 
Poraraon, W. G. 
Schoolcraft. H.A. 
Schorsch, J. 



Schwartz, M. 
Seiner. P. 
Tweed, C. A. 
Unger, J. 
Wetherwax, J. 15. 
White. W. S. 
Whitesides. W. B. 
Wright, J. A.— 4:>. 



ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Price, F. W. 
Sharp. J. 

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Telftidge, ft. <">.- 



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GRAND LODGE 0¥ CALIFORNIA, 



201 



WITHDRAWN : 

Davis, I. Greenwalt. A. Jennings, B. Noah, J. 

Freeman. J. B. Hayne. G. Monell, G. I. N. Thompson, J. L. — 8. 

DIED: 

E. R. Edwards. — 1. 
Initiated, H. Passed. 12. Raised, 11. Affiliated. 10. 



Benicia Lodge, No. 5. 

Benicia, Solano County. 

Meets second and fourth Mondays in each month 

OFFICERS: 

A. Riddell, W. .Master, 

B. Robinson, Sen. Warden, 
R. B. Norman, Jun. Warden. 
B. Bynum, Treasurer, 

Past Masters 

B. D. Hyam., D. G. M. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Stooker, J. T. Thorpe. M. 



W. R. J. McKay, Secretary. 
C. P. Dyerly, Sen. Beacon, 
B. H. Von Pjfister, Jun. Deacon. 
S. Vaughn, Tyler. 

L. B, Mizner. 



Keane, E. K. 
Semple, R. 



FELLOW CRAFTS : 
Barry, J. — 1. 
WITHDRAWN : 

Gillis, C— 1. 
Initialed, 1. Passed, 2. Raised, 1. 



Williamson. R, S. 



-15. 



Sutter Lodge, No. 6. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 
iVo Returns. 



Davy Crockett Lodge, No. 7. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

Meets first Wednesday in each month. 



J. J. Papy, W. Master, 
J. Honigsberger. Sen. Warden. 
E. McCarthy, Jun. Warden. 
R. Ross, Treasurer. 



OFFICERS? 



A. C. Labatt. 



Past Masters : 

R. Clark, 
MASTER MASONS: 



W. Craine, Secretary. 
S. Curry, Se?i. Deacon, 
T. R. Eadie, «7im. Deacon, 
J. Schultz, 5}//er. 



J. M. Sterling. 



Atkinson, J. H. 
Barry, E. 
Castle, J. G. 
Clement, J. 
Donahue, J. 
Frizell, J, T. 
Gardiner, W. 



Glenn, J. 
Grant, D. B. 
Gronlier, C. 
Jacobi, D. 
Johnston, J. 
Kelly, T. 
Marx. S. 



Mendels, E. S. 
Moss, 1). II. B. 
McCabe, A. J. 
Ragsdale, E. B. 
Rhienstien, L. 
Rosenfeldt, M. L. 
Seitz, C. 
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Simpson, J. 
Treanor. J. 
Urie, J. 
Wade, J. 
Weiss. A. 
Whitney. W. J. 
Woods. R. E.— 38. 



202 



JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. 



{May, 



ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

DeGroot, L. A. Long, W. H.— 2 

WITHDRAWN : 
Brown, F. C. Creigh, J. D. Fenton, M.— .3 

DIED: 

Willis Johnson, R. D. Kiinbrell.— 2. 

Initiated , 7. Passed, 5. Raised, 8. Affiliated, 8. 



C. M. Radcliff, W. Master, 
C. F. Dodge, Sen. Warden, 
G. T. Martin, Jun. Warden, 
W. Hammond, Treasurer, 



Tuolumne Lodge, No. 8. 

Sonora, Tuolumne County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 
OFFICERS: 

H. G. Piatt, Secretary, 



W. H. Cooper, Sen. beacon, 
I. P. Yaney, Jun. Deacon, 
J. Delahay, Tyler. 



Anthony, P. B. 
Balls, R. R. 
Bull, H. 
Burke, H. H. 
Calbraith, J. C. 
Chatfield, A. F. 
Clark, T. 
Davis, J. A. 
Decker, W. H. 



Dwindle, S. H. 



Dillon, J. 
Elkins, A. 
Fitzpatrick, M. 
Imbrie, A. C. 
Linoberg, E. 
Miller, W. E. 
McFarlane, J. 
McKay, R. 



MASTER MASONS: 

McLane, G. 
Norris, J. A. 
Perkins. W. 
Phillips. S. G. 
Pinney. W. T. 
Plaister, J. H. 
Prasser, F. A. 
Reister, B. J. 



FELLOW CRAFT: 

Swope, H. K. — 1. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Redendo, F. Stoker, J. R. 



Rulofson, W. H. 
Smith, S. 
Sponsler, F. R. 
Theall H. W. 
Thompson, A. 
Torney, J. W. 
Tuttle, A. A. H. 
Warren, A. — 41. 



Yanbenschoten, J. W. 
—4. 



WITHDRAWN : 

Clark, A. H. Goldstein C— 2. 

EXPELLED : 

Claxton, G. W. Mehen, P. Walsingham, F. L,— 3. 

Initiated, 11. Passed, 7. Raised, 6. Affiliated, 7. 



L. Steinhart, W. Master, 
J. Levy, Sen. Warden, 
L. W. Taylor, Jun. Warden, 
A. Scheusler, Treasurer, 



Marysville Lodge, No. 9. 

Marysville ? Yuba County. 

Meets first and third Mondays in each month. 

OFFICERS % 

S. J. Jones, Secretary, 
H. Colton, Sen. Deacon, 
S. Price, Jun. Deacon, 
- , Tyler. 



Past Master : 

A. Maurice, Jr. 



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208 



MASTER MASONS: 



Brewster, S. T. 
Covillaud. C. 
Field, S. J. 
Friedman, J. 
Gildersleeve, J. 
Goodwin, J. 0. 



Hanson, G. M. 
Kaemle, G. 
Latham, W. B. 
Levy, C. 
Miles, S. M. 
Mulford, S. B. 



Pierce, W. S. 
Pierson, O. H. 
Rueger, J. 
Simmerly, S. 
Smith, J. G. 
Simonson, M. 



Taylor, R. H. 
Truax, A. M. 
Tuttle, C. J. 
Watts, S. T. 
Williams, H. J, 



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FELLOW-CRAFT: 
Reinhart, S. — 1. 



ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Armstrong, E. T. Tracy, E. W.— 2. 

WITHDRAWN : 
Burlingame, J. Hanson, J. Mitchell, C. B. Sargent, W. S. 

Ellett, C. ' Hopkins, G. W. Olds, B. S. Schmidt, M.— 9. 

Hand, E. B. 

Initiated, 3. Passed, 4. Raised, 3. Affiliated, 3. 



San Jose Lodge, No. 10. 

San Jose, Santa Clara County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

H. P. Dorsey, W. Master, A. Shearer, Secretary. 

H. F. Williams, Sen. Warden, A. C. Campbell. Sen. Deacon, 

P. O. Minor, Jun. Warden, J. F. Damon, Jun. Deacon, 

J. Reddick, Treasure)-, L. Prevost, Tyler. 

Past Masters : 
H. C. Melone, J. Cook. 

MASTER MASONS: 
Crittenden, A. P. Laurencel, H. 



Aram, J. 
Barrows, J. F. 
Bassham, W. R. 
Brownshield, H. 
Clark, E. A.' 
Cory, B. 



Davis, P. J. 
Eddy, W. H. 
Hensley, S. J. 
Hoppe, J. D. 
Lamartine, G. A. 



Lewis, J. 
Morrow, W. 
McKinney, F. S. 
Powell, H. M. T. 
Price, J. R. 



Reed, E. 
Ryland, C. T. 
Taylor, W. E. ' 
Van Canegan, P. 
Winn, A. M.— 33. 



Campbell, C 
Damon, J. F. 



FELLOW-CRAFT: 

Crosby, E. 0.— 1. 
ENTERED APPRENTICE: 

Peck, A. W.— 1. 

WITHDRAWN : 
Dorsey, H. P. 



Van Voorhies, W.— 5. 



Hammond, E. D. 
STRICKEN FROM ROLL FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES : 
Curl, J. D.— 1. 
Initiated, 4. Passed, 6. Raised, 5. Affiliated, 7. 



Willamette Lodge. No. 11. 

Portland, Oregon Territory. 

Withdrawn from this Jurisdiction, a Grand Lodge having been organized in Oregon. 

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J, M. Small, W. Master. 
J. H. Sea well, Sen, Warden, 
E. Mc Garry, Jun. Warden, 
G. C. Yount, Treasurer, 



Box. 

Bristol, J. D. 



Yount Lodge, No. 12. 

Napa, Napa County. 

Meets first and third Fridays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

E. W. McKinstry, Secretary. 
J. Mount, Sen. Deacon. 
M. T. McClellan, Jun. Deacon. 
B. Vines, Tyler. 
Past Master : 
W. D. Deering. 
MASTER MASONS: 
Brown, J. E. Kendig, M. H. N. Stillwagon. W. W. 

Grigsby, J. Moody, G. W. —16. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 
Kilburn, R. Vaughn, F. F. — 2. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Capell, J. S. McCombe, J.— 2. 

Initiated, A. Pained. 3. Raised, I. .Affiliated. 1. 



Nevada Lodge, No. 13. 

Nevada, Nevada County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 



J. R. McConnell, W. Master. 
I. Williamson, Sen. Warden. 
J. B. Buker, Jun. Warden. 
D. G. Clark. Treasurer. 



OFFICERS: 



R. Little, Secretary, 
J. B Carter, Sen. Deacon, 
B. M. Coates, Jun. Deacon. 
J. C. Smith, 2y«\ 



Past Masters : 

E. F. W. Ellis, & (A IF. 
J. R. Crandall. 



J. F. Halsey. 
J. S. Irwin. 



MASTER MASONS: 



Allen, 0. 
Barbour, W. T, 
Barker. J. 0. 
Belfield. T. 
Blythe, J. F. 
Bothwell, W. 
Brooks, A. D. 
Cain, I. N. 
Caperton, W. W. 
Caswell. T. H. 
Charles. L. C. 
Clark, E. N. 
Conyers, B. F. 
Corker, J. E. 
Covert, E. 
Cox, H. A. 
Davis, A. 
Davis, H. 
Dunlap, R. R. 

Caldwell, J. I. 



Dunn. T. 0. 
Endicott, W. H. 
Fisher, F. 
Folsom, W. H. 
Fitz James, J. 
Gebhart, A. 
Grove, J. H. 
Hanson, M. 
Hardy, A. 
Harris W. 
Hodge, H. C. 
Hopkinson, W, 
Hoy, A. B. 
Hubbard, J. F. 
Jackson, E. 
Justice. W. 
Kinsey, S. 
Knox, W.J. 
Kohlman, S. 



Latta, S. N. 
Long, J. 
Mann, J. S. 
Marsh, C. 
Maxy, W. W. 
Mills,' H. A. 
Moore, R. 
Morgan, A. 
Mclntyre. D. 
Nathan, D. 
Nixon, I. 
Palmer, T. L. 
Phelps, J. 
Roberts, E. W. 
Rogers, J. R. 
Rosenheim. M. 
Sitter, W. W. 
Slater. C. P. 
Smith. A. 



FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Hogue, F. S. 
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Smith, J. L. P. 
Smith, P. D. 
Smith, S. 
Spear, J. G. 
Talbot, J. G. 
Tillery, J. D. 
Turner, J. N. 
Waldauer, J. 
Wasper, L. 
Watkins. W. S. 
Wells, F. 
Whipple, W. W. 
Williams. T. G. 
Wilson. W. 
W^ood, H. 
Wyatt, R. C. 
Young, W. C— 86. 



McCharles. H. ■ 



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ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Beaslev, T. Briscoe. C. Dunn. J. S. 

Borradaille, G. Culberston. J. H. Kline. G. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Boyce, W. F. Harris, T. Overton. C. T. 

Clark, D. G. Martin. J. J. Ray. R. 



Wilson, A. P.— 7. 



Turner. J. C. 
Webb, S. D.— 8. 



Initialed. 19, Passed, 12. Raised, 10. Jffiliatcd, 0. 



Temple Lodge, No. 14. 

Sonoma, Sonoma County. 

Meets second and fourth Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 



J. R. Long, W. Master, 
J. Cooper, Sen. Warden, 
M, E. Cook, .Am. Warden. 
A. C. McDonald, Treasurer. 



R. Hopkins, Secretary, 
W. Burriss, Sm. Deacon, 
I, Brockman, /un. Deacon, 
J. C. Blakely, Ttyfcr. 



Akers. S. 
Bartlett, C. H. 
Beasley, J. 
Benitz, W. 
Cameron, J. 
Davison, J. 



Foster, T. 
Gillan. E. 
Harden, J 
Hicklin, B. 
Kemp, H. L. 
Lewis, J. 



Past Master : 
C. F. Ruoff. 

MASTER MASONS : 

Mallagh. D. 
Miller, G. W. 
A. Mollison. H. 

Neville, J. N. 
Norris, H. 
O'Farrell, J. 

FELLOW CRAFT : 

Hudspeth, J. M.— 1. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 



Peabody, E. T. 
Ray, J. G. 
Scoffy, P. M. 
Smith, J. 
Stoneman, G. 
Tenant, A.— 33. 



Aler. H. 



Bruner, C. 

Carlton, C. 



WITHDRAWN : 

Derby, G. H. 

DIED : 

William McKnight.— 1. 
Initiated, (i. Passed. 9. Raised, 9 



McDonald, D.— 2. 

Leonard, H. — 4. 



La Fayettee Lodge, No. 15. 

Lia Fayette, Oregon Territory. 

Withdrawn from this Jurisdiction, a Grand Lodge having been organized in Oregon. 



Eureka Lodge, No. 16. 

Auburn, Placer County, 
Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 



L. Applegate, W. Master. 
A. P. Josselynn, Sen. Warden. 
A. J. Weaver. Jun. Warden, 
H. R. Hawkins, Treasurer. 



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W. M. Jordan. Secretary, 

. Sen. Deacon, 

. Jun. Deacon. 

, Tyler. 



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[May, 



MASTER MASONS: 

Alexander. D. Calloway, 0. P. Lamb, W. H. 

Applegate, G. Fry. J. D. Munroe, W. H. 

Bass, J. Fuqua, W. Myers, B. B. 

Bedford, J. M. Hardesty, J. McDonald, C. 

Bolton, J. Harlow, M. Nye, J. 

Bowen, J. Hinman, N. 0. 



Herriman, A. 



Munroe, M. 



FELLOW-CRAFT : 

Thomas, H. D.— 1, 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

WITHDRAWN : 
Reutch, J. 



Patten, J. 
Richardson, J. 
Smith, S. A. 
Thomas, P. W. 
Vausrhn, W. D.— 27. 



Initiated, 8. Passed, 6. Raised, 5. 



Hurd, A. B.~ 2. 

Weaver, A. J.— 3. 

Affiliated, 1 9. 



Parfaite Union Lodge, No. 17. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

L. Hermann, W. Master. Du Jay de Rosay, Secretary, 

J. Haine, Sen. Warden, , Sen. Deacon. 

L. Levy, Jun. Warden, , Jun. Deacon. 

. Treasurer. , Tyler. 

Past Masters : 

L Hermann, P. G. M. of La., H. Kidel. 
MASTER MASONS: 

Boverat, J. Delbieke, J. A. La Fayette, C. de Michel, L. 

Chapieux, J. Gazan, A. Lequain, C. Portois. P. 

Corbiniere, P. Harris, A. Levy, M. Sacrisky, A. 

Delange, J. Lacharme, A. Messemaerker, C.E. Stiller, A. — 21. 

.FELLOW-CRAFTS : 

Teclaw, F.— 2. 



Hubert, C. 
Kiiner, A. 



ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

WITHDRAWN : 
Girard, A. — 1. 



Russ, J. — 2. 



Initiated, 4. Passed, 2. Affiliated, 5. 



Mountain Shade Lodge, No. 18. 

Qowiiieville, Yuba County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each Month. 

OFFICERS: 

G. Fagg, W. Master. 
T B Graham, Sen. Warden. 
H. McNulty, Jan. Warden, 
P. Ryan, Treasurer, 

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G. W. Hopkins, Secretary. 
G. A. Buotli, Sen. Deacon. 
C. E. Rosenmund, Jun. Deacon^ 
G. G. McNabb, Tyler. 



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207 



MASTER MASONS: 

Bates, H. P. Freehill, T. B. Harris, G. 

Benton, H. P. Freeman, B. N. Hart, W. H. 

Bleeker, E. Frost, B. G. Hill, T. P. 

Bronson, A. Fitzharris, J. Hobbs, R. 

Clements, T. Gardner, J. H. Hunter, J. 

Corcoran, J. Gardner, J. M. Lemmon, W. C. 

Craycroft, J. H. Garnassett, J. Maxwell, J. 

Cunningham, N. Gray, C. Morillee, M. M. 

Ely, W. Green, B. O'Brien, J. 

Ford, W. J. Haipham, J. Powell, J. 

Frazier, H. A. Hamblin, W. B. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Ferguson, W. G. Golden, J. Hunter, W. R. 

Follman, J. A. Humphries.. J. Johnson, J. 

WITHDRAWN : 
Burrill, R. G. Cummings, C. H. Sexton, 0. T. Smaw, J. E.- 

Initiated, 14. Passed, 11. Raised, 13. Affiliated, 7. 



Ramsdall, T. 
Reynolds, T. 
Simmonds, C. M. 
Skillman, J. H. 
Smith, E. J. 
Stean, J. W. 
Vinyard, J. R. 
Webb, J. M. 
Whisler, T. H. 
Young, W. P.— 50. 



McDaniel, J. M.— 7. 



San Joaquin Lodge, No. 19. 

Stockton, San Joaquin County, 

Meets first and third Mondays in each Month, 
OFFICERS: 

J. J. Candee, W. Master, E. "W. Colt, Secretary, 

F. C. Andrews, Sen. Warden, W. Hunter, Sen. Deacon, 

R. Biven, Jun. Warden, R. F. May, Jun. Deacon, 

J. C. Morris, Treasurer, J. Woods, Chaplain. 

M. Kierskie, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS : 

Baker, T. Howard, J. T. Poppe, C. L. Tung, W. H. 
Bancroft, E. A. Kennedy, J. B. Rothenbush, P. Webster, G. 
Corcoran, F. E. Langdon, S. Stephens, J. F. Winne, W. 
Couch, J. P. Matthews, H. 0. Swartz, P. Zachariah, I.- 
Goldman, M. McKamy, J. M. 

FELLOW-CRAFTS : 

Hoerchner, A. H. McKee, W. F. Rany, McKee, Van Dyke, J.— 4. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Crump, E. G. Keor, G. Lester, A. Smith, J. L. — 4. 

Initiated, 12. Passed, 8. Raised, 4. Affiliated, 13. 



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Washington Lodge, No. 20. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 

No Returns. 



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Hawaiian Lodge, No. 21. 

Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands* 

Meets first Monday in each month. 

L. Lyon, W. Master, A. J. Cartwright, Secretary, 

J. Meek, Sen. Warden. W. Wond, Sen. Deacon, 

C. W. Vincent. Jun. Warden, F. W. Thompson, Jun. Deacon. 

J. Irwin, Treasurer, , Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Mott, A. C. Penhallow, D. P. Sawkins, J. G. Stokes, F. M.— 11. 

FELLOW CRAFTS : 

Coady, R. Dean, J. Harvey, M. R. Montgomery. J. — 4. 

ENTERED APPRENTICE: 

McFarlane, H. — 1. 
Initiated, 5. Passed, 4. Affiliated, 4. 



* Occidental Lodge, No. 22. 

San Francisco. San Francisco County. 

Meets fourth Monday in each month. 



OFFICERS : 



J. Rice, Jr., W. Master, 
P. A. Morse, Sen. Warden, 
J. E. Wainwright, Jun. Warden. 
G. W. Baker, Treasurer, 



R. B. Hampton, Secretary. 
IS. Clark, Sen. Deacon, 
T. R. Johnson, Jun. Deacon, 
Tyler. 



Past Masters : 

J. Rice, Jr. P.G.M. of Ky. J. H. Gihon, P. G. Sec. 
P. A. Morse, A. Bartol, 



Baily, 0. 
Baird, J. H. 
Browne, J. V. 
Damon, J. F. 



MASTER MASONS: 

Dorr, E. M. Harris, S. R. 

Ferguson. C. Haven, J. P. 

Franz, F. W. McDougal, J. A. 



G. Yale. 



Norcross, D. 
Ryckman, G. W. 
Tompkins, P. W. 
Wood, R. N.— 24. 



Mariposa Lodge, U. D. 

Mariposa. Mariposa County. 

No Returns. 






-Chartered since close of Communication, the order of the (irand Lodge of May eighth haying 
been complied with. — (Or. Sec.) 

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San Diego Lodge, IT. D. 

San Diego, San Diego County* 

Meets second and fourth Thursdays in each month. 
OFFICERS : 

W. C. Ferrell, W. Master, Secretary, 

J. J. Ames, Sen. Warden, Sen. Warden, 

J. W. Robinson, Jun. Warden, Jun. Warden, 

Treasurer, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS: 
Barber, D. Davis, W. H. Hayes, J. Pickering, W. C. 

Cremony, J. E. Hartley, A. Moon, W. Raimond, R. E. — 11. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Hooper, G. F. Tibbetts, G. P.— 2. 



Nashville Lodge, U. D. 

Nashville, El Dorado County. 

Meets every Sunday. 
OFFICERS: 

T. A. Thomas, W. Master, - Secretary, 

G. McDonald, Sen. Warden, A. S. Ogg, Sen.. Deacon, 
J. W. Wilson, Jun, Warden, O. D. Chalee, Jun, Deacon, 
R. D. Young, Treasurer, . Tyler. 

Past Master: 

T. A. Thomas, G. T. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Mills, A. Robards, W. L. Snyder, S.— 9. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Hart, 0. P. Williamson, S. L.— 2. 

Initiated, 4. Passed, 2. Raised, 2. 



Noth. — Where blanks have been left in the foregoing returns, it has been in eonseque-ncs of 
the incompleteness of the reports of the Lodges in those respects. — [A. G. A., Gr. Sec] 



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RECAPITULATION. 

Total number of Lodges, 23 

Lodges from which returns have been received, 20 

Total number of Master Masons reported, Coo 

Total number of Fellow Crafts " 38 

Total number of Entered Apprentices reported, 62 

Total number initiated, as reported, 150 

Total number passed, " i( 121 

Total number raised, " " 100 

Total number affiliated, " " 105 

Total number withdrawn, " " 71 

Total number died, G 

Total number Expelled, 3 

Stricken from the rolls for non-payment of dues. 22 

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PROCEEDINGS 



O F THE 



M..W.-. GRAND LODGE 

F 

OF THE 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA, 

A T 
A. SFSCIAIi COMMUNICATION, 

HELD AT 

€\i %mvk lnll ; in t|j* City nf Inn /rnnrisrn ; 

COMMENCED ON 
TUESDAY, AUGUST lTtli, A. D. 1853, A. I*. 5853, 

AND TERMINATED ON 
THURSDAY. AUGUST 19th, A. D. 1852. A.L. 5852. 



©rfcmfc to U fttofc tit all iij* 3U&jj*a. 
R.-. W.-. CHAS. M. RADCLIFF, 

Deputy Grand Master, presiding. 

R.-. W.-. LEVI STOWELL, 

Grand Secretary. 



1852. 



CIRCULAR. 



Office of the Grand Secretary, | 
Grand Lodge, F. and A. M. } of California, j 

To the Grand Wardens and other Grand Officers of the Grand Lodge, the Past 
Grand Officers thereof, and the Masters. Past Masters and Wardens of all the 
Lodges itithin this jurisdiction, 

Greeting : — 

By order of the Right Worshipful Charles M. Radcliff, Deputy 
Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of 
California, (the Most Worshipful Grand Master being absent from the jurisdiction,) 
you are hereby notified to attend at a Special Communication of the Grand Lodge, 
which will be holden at the Masonic Hall, in the City of San Francisco, commencing 
on Tuesda3\ the seventeenth day of August. A. L. 5852, at 10 o'clock, a. m. 

This call of the Grand Lodge is occasioned by certain extraordinary proceedings 
of the M.-.W.-. B. D. Hyam, Grand Master of Masons in this State, which deeply 
and vitally affect the Institution of Freemasonry ; and it is therefore especially desired 
that every member may be present. 



Given under my hand and the 
Seal of the Grand Lodge, at San 
Francisco, this twenty-fourth day of 
July, A. L. 5852. 

L. STOWELL, 

Grand Secretary 




GRAND LODGE 



fxtt antr Qktapttb Ma&ow 



OF THE 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA. 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION^ 

In obedience to an order issued by the R.\ W.\ Charles M. Rad- 
cliff, Deputy Grand Master, (the M.\ W.\ Grand Master being absent 
from the State,) the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Ac- 
cepted Masons of the State of California assembled in Special Commu- 
nication, at the Masonic Hall, in the City of San Francisco, on Tuesday, 
the seventeenth day of August, A. L. 5852, at 10 o'clock, A. M. 

present : 

The B.\ W.\ Adolpii. Hollub, Sen.Gr. Warden, as Grand Master ; 

" u James Rice, Jr., as Sen. Grand Warden; 

u " J. J. Papy, as Jun. Grand Warden; 

" M Addison Martin, Grand Treasurer; 

u u Levi Stowell, Grand Secretary ; 

W.\ Jesse Morrill, as Sen. Grand Deacon; 

u Leopold Levy, as Jun. Grand Deacon ; 

M J. S. Shultz, , Grand Tyler. 

PAST GRAND OFFICERS '. 

The M.\ W:. J. D. Stevenson, Past Grand Master ; 

R.'.W.'. J. H. Gihon, Past Grand Secretary ; 

And the representatives of nine chartered Lodges, together with a 
number of visiting brethren. 

There being a sufficient representation, the Grand Lodge of Califor- 
nia was opened in jTOtni. 

The acting Grand Master named the following brethren as a com- 
mittee — 

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f Bro. P. W. Shepheard, 

On Credentials: 1 " J. Honigsberger, 

( " J. Haine. 

That committee reported the following officers and representatives 
of chartered Lodges, and Past Masters holding membership within this 
jurisdiction, as present and entitled to seats in the Grand Lodge, 
viz : — from 



California, No. 1, R. F. Knott, Worshipful Master: 

P. W. Shepheard, Senior Warden : 

J. D. Stevenson, j p M 

J. D. Creigh, j 
Tehama, No. 3, A. Martin, Worshipful Master: 

W. Reynolds, proxy for Junior Warden. 
Davy Crockett,. .No. 7, J. J. Papy, Worshipful Master; 

J. Honigsberger, Senior Warden. 

Yount, No. 12, George C. Yount, proxy for Worshipful Master : 

E. W. McGarry, Junior Warden. 

Nevada, No. 13, J. Fitz James, proxy for Worshipful Master : 

J. Williamson, Senior Warden ; 
Robert Little, proxy for Junior Warden. 

Temple, No. 14, James R. Long, Worshipful Master. 

Parfaite Union, No. 17, Lucien Hermann, Worshipful Master ; 

J. Haine, Senior Warden ; 

Leopold Levy, Junior Warden. 
Washington,... No. 20, Jesse Morrill, Senior Warden. 

Occidental, No. 22, James Rice, Jr., Worshipful Master : 

J. E. Wainwright, Junior Warden ; 
J. H. Gihon, Past Master. 

Which report was received and concurred in, and the brethren 
therein named were admitted to seats. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 10 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning. 



In (faxanb Cobge. 



Morning Session, | 

Wednesday, August 18th, A. L. 5852; 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 10 o'clock, A. M., the follow- 
ing officers bein^ in their stations and places : — 






5852.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 215 

The R.'. W.\ Charles M. Radcliff, Deputy Grand Master ; 

u u Adolphus Hollub, Senior Grand Warden; 

" u R.F.Knott, as Junior Grand Warden; 

" u Addison Martin, Grand Measurer; 

u " Levi Stowell, Grand Secretary ; 

W.\ I.Williamson, as Senior Grand Deacon ; 

u W. Shoemaker, as Junior Grand Deacon; 

u J. S. Shultz, Grand Tyler. 

The minutes of the session of yesterday were read and approved. 

The Committee on Credentials reported the following additional 
members of the Grand Lodge as present and entitled to seats, viz. : — 
from 

California, No, 1, R. E. Cole, Junior Warden. 

Tehama, No. 3, W. Shoemaker, Senior Warden. 

Davy Crockett,, No, 7, E. McCarthy, Senior Warden. 

San Jose, No. 10, II. F. Williams, Senior Warden: 

P. 0. Minor, Junior Warden ; 

John Cook, Past Master. 

San Joaquin,... No. 19, J. G. Candee. Worshipful Master. 

Occidental, No. 22, P. A. Morse, Senior Warden. 

Which report was received and concurred in, and the brethren there- 
in named were admitted to seats. 

Bro. R. F. Knott asked and obtained leave to present the follow- 
ing extract from the minutes of California Lodge, No. 1. : — 

To the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of California J^odqe, No. 
1., F.andA. M. : — 

Brethren : The committee to whom was referred certain matters relative 
to the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of 
California, Bro. B. D. Hyam, his tyranny over and malice towards indi- 
vidual Lodges, and his wanton abuse of the great power and trust reposed in 
him, have duly considered the same, and beg leave to report their opinion in 
the following preamble and resolutions, which are offered for the consideration 
of the Lodge : — 

Whereas, Grand Master B. D. Hyam did, on the night of the twen- 
ty-fifth of June, 1852, assemble a number of Masons in this city at 
a place other than the Lodge Hall, and confer the three degrees of Ma- 
sonry in one night upon H. M. Lewis — said Lewis having been duly re- 
jected by California Lodge, No. 1, on the evening of June third, 1852, 
in the presence of the Grand Master, and the Grand Secretary and the sub- 
ordinate Lodges having been duly notified thereof; and whereas, the Grand 
Master did not notify any of the Lodges in this city of his intention, (although a 
Lodge was in session on said evening, as was known to the Grand Master) 
but secretly and in a spirit of malice (as we have good reason to believe) to- 
wards California Lodge, No. 1, pursued this unprecedented course : and 
whereas, this Lodge has been duly notified by Mountain Shade Lodge, No. 
18, under this jurisdiction, that the Grand Master has conferred the degrees 
on one C. D. Aikin, who had been rejected by said Lodge, and upon others 
in the immediate vicinity, without notifying the Lodge, and has received and 
retained the fees therefor ; and whereas, the Grand Master has violated his 
Masonic obligations by acting contrary to the known wishes of the Fraternity 
— thus disturbing our peace, harmony and prosperitv, therefore, he it 

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216 JOURNAL or proceedings. [August, 

Resolvedj That the Grand Master has acted in an unmasonic manner, and 
in bad faith to California Lodge, No. 1, and the Fraternity in this jurisdiction, 
if he has not directly transcended his powers and abused the prerogatives 
with which he is clothed. 

Resolved, That we have lost all confidence in the skill, integrity, and Ma- 
sonic ability of the Grand Master, and believe him unfit and incompetent to 
discharge the duties of his office. 

Resolved, That we respectfully request the Grand Master, B. D. Hyara, 
(through the Grand Lodge,) to resign his office, or at least to cease the exer- 
cise of the functions thereof. 

Resolved, That if a Grand Master has the power and right to make Masons 
indiscriminately, of men known to him to be unworthy, and so declared 
to be by having been rejected in a Lodge in his presence — if he has the 
right to disobey the gavel of the Master, when in the Lodge as a simple visitor 
on ly — if such are the unqualified prerogatives of a Grand Master, then we 
recommend that the Grand Lodge take steps to propose] a new regulation 
for the general action of Grand Lodges, or that the powers and prerogatives 
of the Grand Master be more distinctly defined and set forth, in order that 
the craft may not suffer such grievances as have been inflicted upon us by 
the present incumbent of that office. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

James King, of Wm., 1 

R. E. Cole, [ Committee. 

W. D. Fair, j 

The report was received and adopted, and the Worshipful Master was di- 
rected to present it to the Grand Lodge, as a grievance, for its consideration. 

The foregoing is a true copy from the minutes of California Lodge, No. 1, 
twelfth August, 1852. 

R. F. KNOTT, W. M. 
Attest: George T. Knox, Secretary, pro tern. 

Which communication was received and ordered to be referred to a 
special committee of five Past Masters. 

The Deputy Grand Master named as such committee — 

f Bro. Lucien Hermann, 
" J. H. Gihon, 
On the Communication from California Lodge, No. 1 1 i " Adolphus Hollub, 

" Addison Martin, 
I, " J. G. Candee. 

Bro. J. J. Papy presented the following petition from Davy Crock- 
ett Lodge, No. 7 : — 
To the 1L: W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The undersigned, Master of Davy Crockett Lodge, No. 7, of Free and Ac- 
cepted Masons, respectfully represents that a resolution was unanimously 
adopted by that Lodge, requesting the Wor. Master to apply to the Grand 
Lodge to change the name of the Lodge from Davy Crockett to San Fran- 
cisco Lodge, No. 7. He therefore prays that the request of said Lodge be 
granted. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. J. Papy, W. M. 

Which petition was received, and it was 



5852. GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 217 

Ordered, That Davy Crockett Lodge No. 7 be known and designated upon 
the registry, hereafter, as San Francisco Lodge, No. 7. 

Bro. 11. F. Knott offered the following- resolution : — 

Resolved, That this Grand Lodge recommend to subordinate Lodges under 
its jurisdiction to celebrate, in an appropriate manner, the fourth of November 
next, the centennial anniversary of the initiation of our deceased brother. 
Gen. George Washington, into the mysteries of the Craft. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 10 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning;. 



%\\ (S>ran& Cobgc. 



Morning Session, 1 

Thursday, August 19th, A. L. 5852. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 10 o'clock, A. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

The minutes of the session of yesterday were read and approved. 

The Committee on Credentials reported the following additional mem- 
bers of the Grand Lodge as present and entitled to seats, viz. : from 

San Joaquin, No. 19, F. C. Andrews, Senior Warden. 

Occidental, No. 22, Gregory Yale, Past Master. 

Which report was received and concurred in, and the brethren 
named admitted to seats. 

Bro. J. H. Gihon, from the special committee to whom was referred 
the communication of California Lodge, No. 1, relative to the conduct 
of Grand Master B. D. Hyam, presented the following report : — 

To the M;. W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee, appointed to take under consideration the complaints 
made by California Lodge, No. 1, against the conduct of the M.'.W.\ Grand 
Master, B. D. Hyam, respectfully report that they have patiently and care* 
fully examined all the facts and authorities in relation thereto, of which they 
could obtain possession. Their duty has required considerable attention and 
labor, which they have performed to the best of their ability, and with a due 
sense of the importance of the subject and of their own responsibility. The 
case is one of so remarkable a character that no express provision appears to 
have been made to meet it, owing doubtless, to the fact that the supposition 
was never entertained of its coming within the range of possibility. The com- 
plaint involves to a lamentable extent the reputation of a brother who has 

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218 JOURNAL OF proceedings. [August, 

been exalted to the highest honors that the Fraternity can bestow, and is of so 
serious a nature as to demand the most prompt and decisive action. 

The absence of the Grand Master from this investigation was a source of 
regret to the committee. Knowing, as he did, that the Grand Lodge was 
about to assemble for the express purpose of considering his Masonic conduct, 
they could not but wonder that he should depart from the State, the more es- 
pecially, as he had been earnestly solicited by a large convention of the breth- 
ren to remain. Offences so grave as those with which he is charged, should 
not have been treated so lightly ; nor should the desire of the brethren who 
had so recently elevated him to power, have been thus scorned or disregarded. 
Still all proper allowance was made on that score, and the case of the Grand 
Master has been considered with as much delicacy as though he were present 
at its discussion. Indeed, the committee have manifested more concern for 
his reputation than himself appears to have entertained ; and under all the cir- 
cumstances, he can have no reasonable ground to complain of the result. 

Besides other imputations that have been presented to the committee's 
notice, injurious to the Masonic standing of the Grand Master, the following 
allegations are embraced in the complaint of California Lodge, No. 1 : — 

1. That Grand Master B. D. Hyam, on the night of the twenty-fifth of June 
last, assembled several Master Masons in a house not/ devoted to Masonic 
uses, and there conferred the three degrees of Masonry upon an individual 
who had been duly rejected as a candidate on the third day of the same month, 
in California Lodge, No. 1, in the presence of the Grand Master ; and that 
those degrees were given purposely in a covert manner, and in a spirit of mal- 
ice toward the Lodge in which the candidate had been so rejected. 

2. That the Grand Master, on another occasion and in a similar manner, 
conferred the Masonic degrees upon a candidate who had been rejected in 
Mountain Shade Lodge, No. 18, receiving a fee of one hundred dollars 
therefor. 

3. That on another occasion, in the near vicinity of working Lodges, the 
Grand Master, in known opposition to the desires of the Fraternity, and with- 
out any good reason, much less necessity for so doing, made Masons at will, 
receiving fees for the work, and appropriating them to his own use. 

4. That the Grand Master has entered a working Lodge as a visitor, inter- 
fered with its proceedings, refused to obey the gavel when called to order, 
and to treat the Master with the respect due to his office, used language unwor- 
thy a brother, and otherwise conducted in an unmasonic manner. 

Such is a brief synopsis of the offences of the Grand Master, of which com- 
plaint is made. The evidences of their truth are conclusive. The facts were 
substantially admitted by the party accused. At the convention above named, 
the Grand Master confessed having acted injudiciously in regard to the re- 
jected candidate of California Lodge, and could furnish no excuse by which 
to justify his conduct. On being assured that he had lost the confidence of 
the Fraternity in the State, and solicited to discontinue the further exercise of 
the powers he so strangely abused, he refined in such terms as to indicate a 
disregard for the opinions of his brethren, or the prosperity of the institution 
of which he had been made the head. He persisted that though his acts 
might tend to evil, he could do no wrong for which he could be held responsible ; 
for by virtue of his office he had the power and the right to perforin such acts 
as he might deem proper. He had obtained the impression, which he pertina- 
ciously maintained, that as Grand Master he was superior to all Masonic au- 
thority — that his will was above all law— that in him was vested the discre- 
tion and the power to make and break Masons, and create and destroy Lodges 
at will — that he could not be shaken from his high position — and that to 
himself alone was he accountable. This opinion seeuns to have actuated him 
in pursuing a course of conduct that has set the feelings and wishes of the 

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5852.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 219 

Fraternity at defiance, disturbed the peace and harmony of Lodges, and vio- 
lated the valued and ancient rules and usages by which the institution of 
Freemasonry has been so admirably controlled. And in examining docu- 
ments in relation to this subject, your committee perceive that authorities for 
which they desire to entertain the highest respect, sustain him to a consider- 
able extent in this despotic and destructive sentiment. In a report of the 
Committee of Foreign Correspondence of the Grand Lodge of New York, they 
find the following paragraph : — 

u Since the time when the memory of Masons runneth not to the contrary, Grand Mas- 
ters have enjoyed the high prerogative of making Masons at sight, without any prelimi- 
naries, and at any suitable time and place, they alone being the judges of the propriety, 
the time, and the place. For so doing, no earthly power can call them to account." 

In another part of the same report, the committee says : — 
u Of his possessing the power to do this, we have no doubt whatever. With regard to 
the expediency of doing so in a particular case, he is the sole judge. The Grand Lodge, 
during his term of office, cannot act upon it. After his term expires they can ; but can 
only proceed to the extent of censuring, by report of committee or by resolution, and of 
expressing opinions on the questions involved. They cannot deal with him for an error of 
judgment in the exercise of his prerogative, nor deprive him of any rights for or on ac- 
count of its exercise. He cannot be suspended, or expelled, or deprived of his office, 
dignities or membership in tne Grand Lodge, or any other privilege or right, during his 
term, nor be put upon trial during his term 5 for there is no power to try him, or to which 
he is amenable." 

Your committee find in substance the same doctrine published by other 
well instructed brethren ; but are unable to indorse it without material quali- 
fication. Let it be fully carried out by one possessing the spirit and disposi- 
tion of our present Grand Master, and its results would be disastrous in the 
extreme. There can be no limit to the evils to our institution that would 
necessarily accrue. There could be no peace nor safety for Freemasonry so 
long as such a Grand Master possessed the prerogatives ascribed to him 
under the circumstances named. It is true that the brethren who entertain 
the sentiments quoted, unite in the opinion that it would be injudicious and 
improper for a Grand Master to exercise the powers they accord to him. In 
this respect your committee go beyond them. They think the Grand Master 
should possess no prerogative, the full exercise of which is wrong ; and they 
cannot believe that the spirit and genius of Freemasonry ever intended that 
he should possess any such prerogative. Neither can they believe that, in 
electing a brother to the office of Grand Master, we absolve him from all or 
from any of his Masonic obligations, or from the proper consequences of their 
reckless and wanton violation. They cannot believe that in thus electing 
him, we elevate him upon a pinnacle so lofty that he cannot be reached — 
that we have the right or power to place him in a position that enables him 
to scorn with impunity the principles and laws of the Fraternity, and trample 
under foot our time-honored institution. In assuming his office, the Grand 
Master is obligated to support and enforce our Constitution and Laws, and 
the dignity of the station should render him, if possible, far more observant 
of such obligations than other brethren, and far more reprehensible for their 
violation. It is, perhaps, owing to this fact that no written law exists to gov- 
ern this particular case. We can be guided only by precedents, and as no 
case like that before us has occurred, we have not even a precedent for our 
guide. Indeed, it seems never to have been imagined that a brother could 
by any means reach the elevated place of Grand Master, who was capable of 
forfeiting Masonic confidence by unmasonic deeds. The ancient Romans 
had no law by which to punish fratricide, they not supposing it possible that 
a man could be so vile as to commit a crime so terrible. But when a case 
occurred, a law was made for the occasion. So with our ancient brotherhood. 
They never supposed it possible that a Grand Master could to any extent 
abuse his high prerogatives. But the case has transpired, and it now be- 

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comes the brethren every where to look well to the matter, and guard by 
proper and effectual means against its repetition. If there are no prescribed 
limits to the powers of the Grand Master, there should be, and they cannot 
be too soon adopted. If there is no law that holds the Grand Master ac- 
countable for unworthy acts, it is high time that one should be established. 

That our present Grand Master has shamefully abused the powers of his 
office ; that he has employed that office for unworthy purposes ; that he has 
exhibited an inexcusable indifference towatd the consequences of his unma- 
sonic acts ; that he has wilfully violated the spirit of our Grand Lodge Con- 
stitution ; that he has appropriated to his own use money that was never 
contemplated being employed for any other than Masonic uses ; that he has 
conducted himself with impropriety at a Lodge meeting: that he has treated 
his brethren with unmerited contempt ; that he has done all this, and more, 
deserving of reprehension, there is no room for any one conversant with the 
facts to doubt. And we repeat, if there is no precedent or law by which we 
can reach such flagrant acts, it is proper that one should now be made. 
Your committee are pleased to observe that the " General Regulations of the 
Grand Lodge of England" acknowledge the right and power of Grand 
Lodges to adopt such measures as exigencies may demand to meet such 
cases as that now being considered. They say, — 

"If the Grand Master should abuse his power, and render himself unworthy of the 
obedience of the Lodges, he shall be subjected to some new regulations, to be dictated 
by the occasion 3 because, hitherto, the ancient Fraternity have had no reason to provide 
for an event which they have presumed would never happen. — [Ed. 1847.] 

Were it otherwise, or were it indeed true that no law exists and none can 
be made to limit the rights and powers of a Grand Master, our institution 
would occupy a position not only lamentable but ridiculous. Our own Grand 
Master, for instance, might return among us, (a calamity whi jh we desire 
may nut happen,) and in the exercise of his despotic power, close every 
Lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of California, and make 
merchandise of Masonry by manufacturing Masons, wholesale, even without 
(as the New York Committee says) being "obliged to work the degrees,'' at 
any time and place that may best suit his interests and convenience, and for 
any purpose that he may think proper. All this he can do under the sanc- 
tion of his high prerogatives, and in the exercise of his legal Masonic power. 
And there exists no authority, nor can any be instituted, that dares question 
his motives or hold him accountable for his deeds. No doctrine can be 
sound that tends to results so pernicious. And we question whether the Fra- 
ternity in any State in the Union would sit tamely by, and suffer the institu- 
tion to be thus abused and destroyed by any brother, simply because in their 
misplaced confidence they had chosen him for their Grand Master. 

Your committee were pleased to perceive that an opinion differing from 
that quoted from the New York reports prevails with some of the brethren 
well instructed in Masonic knowledge. The Committee of Correspondence 
of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, touching the subject before us, reasons as 
follows : — 

"At that period of our history when there existed no Grand Lodges as at present 
organized, and when the Craft only met at an annual Grand Convocation, like that held 
by Prince Edwin at York, the Grand Master elected by them, held all the power and 
authority of Masonic government in his hands 5 being guided by no other rule than the 
ancient charges, and the customary unwritten laws. When the present system was 
adopted, and Grand Lodges became legislative bodies, the authority formerly held by 
the Grand Master alone, became vested in him and the Grand Lodge together. He can 
make no law by himself, nor can he perform any attribute of government save under the 
authority of the Grand Lodge — to every law of which, and to its Constitution, most he 
yield obedience and support, as well by his obligations of office, as by reason of his au- 
thority being derived from it. He is now strictly a constitutional officer, elected under 
and by virtue of a Constitution, deriving his powers from it, and subjected to its limita- 

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5852.] GRAM) LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 221 

lions ; and it is only when that Constitution is silent, that he can fall back on any of the form- 
er attributes of the office, and exercise them for the good of the institution. This is the 
natural and infallible result of the Grand Lodge system — and to say that the Fraternity, 
in forming a Grand Lodge, with a written Constitution, have not the power to limit and 
define the power of the Grand Master, is saying that they have no right to create a 
Grand Lodge at all ; for if they cannot do so, then, as a natural result, nis authority is 
superior, or at least equal, to that of the Grand Lodge, the Grand Master having the 
power to disregard and nullify every act that might not please him. If we accept the 
present Grand Lodge system, we must accept its consequences — one of which must 
infallibly be the curtailment of the power and prerogatives formerly attached to the office 
of Grand Master — the making him subject to the Constitution and Laws — and leaving 
him no other powers formerly attached to his office, but such as are not laid down in 
those Laws and Constitution, or are consistent with them. This is no more a violation 
of, or encroachment on, the ancient rules of the society, than the creation of modern 
Grand Lodges, the requiring of Charters for private Lodges, or many other regulations 
of the present day which encroach upon ancient rights and privileges, but which have 
been voluntarily and even cheerfully submitted to by the Fraternity, for the sake of disci- 
pline, harmony, order, and good rule 5 and upon exactly the same principle that men in 
civil societies surrender many natural rights for the mutual support and protection 
afforded by an ordinary government." 

After a thorough examination of this whole matter, your committee are 
clearly of the opinion that it is competent for this Grand Lodge to take such 
action in the case of Grand Master B. D. Hyam, as in its wisdom may be 
deemed expedient and proper. The course he has pursued has deprived him 
of the confidence of his brethren. He can no longer command the respect 
necessary to render the office he holds satisfactory to himself or beneficial to 
the Fraternity, and it is therefore desirable that he should cease immediately 
to perform the functions of that office. This is probably the unanimous wish 
of the members of all the Lodges under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge 
of California. To accomplish this end, however, we would recommend the 
adoption of the mildest course that circumstances will permit. The absence 
of the Grand Master, though voluntary on his part, has tended measurably to 
influence this advice. Had he been present, agreeably to the repeated solici- 
tations of the friends who desired his welfare as well as that of Freemasonry, 
a more stringent policy might with propriety be proposed and accomplished, 
without the violation of any well established law or regulation. 

The Grand Lodge of California being the youngest of the Grand Lodges in 
the United States, we deplore the unfortunate necessity for taking action in a 
case involving important doctrines, concerning which such a contrariety of 
opinion exists among the older Grand Lodges. But the exigencies of the 
case, demand that action, and we should be unworthy of the name of Freema- 
sons, should we from any consideration shrink from the responsibility. It is 
the deliberate opinion of the committee, that it is of the utmost importance to 
the well-being of Masonry, that Grand Master Hyam should retire from 
the responsible station he so unhappily fills, and that he may be induced so to 
do, we offer for your consideration the following resolutions : — 

Resolved, That Grand Master B. D. Ilyam has, since his elevation to the office of 
Grand Master, been guilty of conduct unbecoming his high station, and tending materi- 
ally to disturb the harmony and prosperity of the Fraternity within his jurisdiction, and 
has therefore merited the unqualified reprehension of this Grand Lodge. 

Resolved, That upon his return to this State, from which he is now temporarily absent, 
Grand Master Hyam be requested to permit the Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master to 
discharge the functions of Grand Master duringthe remainder of the present Masonic year. 

Resolved, That the Grand Lodge request each Lodge under its jurisdiction to appoint 
a committee to notify Grand Master Hyam of the proceedings of this convocation, and to 
induce him to comply with the terms of the foregoing resolutions. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Johx EI. Gihon, | 

Lucie n Hermann, ( n ... 
. tt r Committee. 

Adolphus Hollue, I 

Addison Martin, J 

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222 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [August. 

Which report was received and concurred in, the resolutions ac- 
companying it were separately adopted, and the committee was dis- 
charged. 

The following resolution was also adopted : — 

Resolved, That all the Grand and subordinate Lodges with which we are 
in communication, are hereby requested not to forward or pay to Grand Mas- 
ter B. D. Hyam, any funds intended for this Grand Lodge. 

Bros. Jas. Rice, Jr., and J. H. Gihon, were added to the Commit- 
tee on Foreign Correspondence. 

The following resolutions were adopted : — 

Resolved, That each Lodge within this jurisdiction shall pay to the order of 
the Grand Secretary the sum of one dollar for each of its contributing mem- 
bers, as a special tax, the same being for the purpose of defraying the expen- 
ses of this Communication. 

Resolved,, That the Worshipful Masters of the Lodges in San Francisco be 
a committee to procure a suitable place for the archives of the Grand Lodge. 

Resolved, That a vote of thanks of this Grand Lodge be tendered to Bro. 
CM. Radcliff, D. G. M., for his efficient services during this Commu- 
nication. 

Ordered, That two hundred and fifty copies of the proceedings of this com- 
munication be printed and distributed as usual. 

There being no further business, the minutes of this session were 

read and approved, and the Grand Lodge of California was closed in 

JDtte Jform. 

C. M. RADCLIFF, Deputy Grand Master. 
L. STOWELL, Grand Secretary. 

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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



M.-.W.-. GRAND LODGE 



F 



Jfree nnir ^aqttb fflaMns 



OF THE 

STATE OF CALIFOKNIA, 

AT THE 
FOURTH -flLNWTTJAIj COMMUNICATION, 

HELD AT 

€$i BinsBirit lull, w tjit Cilij nf Inn /rnnrisni ; 

COMMENCED ON 
TUESDAY, MAY 3d, A. D. 1853, A. L. 5853, 

AND TERMINATED ON 
MONDAY, MAY 9th, A. D. 1853, A.L. 5853. 



©r&tnfc to it $Uafc in all tf)t &o&£t*. 
M.-. W.-. BENJ. D. HYAM, 

Grand Master, presiding. 

R.-. W.-. LEVI STOWELL, 
Grand Secretary. 



1853, 



GRAND OFFICERS 



OF THE 



GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA, 

FOR THE PRESENT MASONIC YEAR. 



M.'.W.: C. M. RADCLIFF, Grand Master, Son or a ; 

R.-.W;. T. A. THOMAS. Deputy Grand Master,.. ..Sacramento; 

u J. R. CRANDALL, Senior Grand Warden,. ..Auburn; 

" R. F. KNOTT, Junior Grand Wardbn,...&mi Francisco: 

" ADDISON MARTIN,. ..Grand Treasurer, San Francisco ; 

" LEVI STOWELL, Grand Secretary, San Francisco; 

u ISAAC DAVIS, Grand Lecturer, Sacramento. 

u J.H. BRISTOW, Grand Chaplain, Marysville ; 

W:. 0. J. PRESTON, Ass't. Grand Secretary,. ,£a?i Francisco ; 

J. F. HALSEY, Grand Marshal, Marysville; 

E. M. CHAMBERLAIN, Grand Standard Bearer, Weaverville ; 

GEO. H. DERBY, Grand Sword Bearer, San Diego; 

JOHN COOK, Grand Bible Bearer, Santa Clara ; 

H. F. WILLIAMS, Senior Grand Deacon, ....San Francisco; 

A. E. CALLAWAY, Junior Grand Dexcox, .... Shasta ; 

M. RUCH, I „ a f Weaverville: 

J. H. MURPHY, j GRAND Ste ™^> } PtacerviUe; 

S. C. FIELD, Grand Tyler, San Francisco; 



u 



GRAND LODIGSE 



JFm anh Qkttzpttft Mazcm 

OF THE 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA. 

The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons 
of the State of California commenced its Fourth Annual Communica- 
tion at the Masonic Hall, in the City of San Francisco, on Tuesday, 
the third day of May, A. L. 5853, at 10 o'clock, A. M. 

present : 

The 3L\W.\ Benj. D. Hyam, Grand Master; 

R.\W.\ Charles M. Radcliff, Deputy Grand Master ; 

u " Adolphus Hollub, Senior Grand Warden; 

" " James Rice, Jr., as \. Junior Grand Warden; 

u u Addison Martin, Grand Treasurer; 

u " Levi Stowell, Grand Secretary ; 

u u J. H. Bristow, as .Grand Chaplain; 

W.\ 0. J. Preston, AssisH Grand Secretary; 

" Robert Hopkins, Grand Marshal ; 

11 William Robinson, as Senior Grand Deacon ; 

l l P. W. Shepheard, as Junior Grand Deacon; 

u H. G. Platt, as } n j &. 7 

a a n f Grand Sleicards ; 

" S. Curry, as j * 

" S. C. Field, as Grand Tyler. 

PAST GRAND OFFICERS : 

The M.'.W.\ Jona. D. Stevenson, Past Grand Master; 

M.\W.\ John A. Tutt, Past Grand Master : 

And the representatives of eighteen chartered Lodges, together with 
delegates from thirteen Lodges under dispensation. 

There being a sufficient representation, the Grand Lodge of Califor- 
nia was opened in 3UnpU JFomi, with prayer bv the Grand Chaplain. 
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The reading of the proceedings at the last Annual Communication, 
and at the Special Communication in August last, was dispensed with, 
the members having been furnished with printed copies thereof. 

The Grand Master announced the following Committee — 

f Bro. T. A Thomas, 

On Credentials: \ u J. D. Creigh, 

( " A. E. Callaway. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 2 o'clock, this afternoon. 



In (Sfrranfr &oh%z. 



Afternoon Session, ) 

Tuesday, May M, A. L. 5853. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 2 o'clock, P. ML, the Grand 
Master presiding. 

The Committee on Credentials reported the following officers and 
representatives of chartered Lodges, and Past Masters holding mem- 
bership within this jurisdiction, as present and entitled to seats in 
the Grand Lodge, viz. : — from 

California, No. 1, R. F. Knott, Worshipful Master; 

R. E. Cole, Senior Warden ; 
W. D. Fair, Junior Warden ; 
J. Shannon, "} 

P. A. Brinsmade. I 
J. D. Creigh, 

Lewis Peck, r Past Masters. 

L. T. Wilson, 

L. Stowell, 

J. D. Stevenson, 

0. J. Preston, 

Western Star,. ..No. 2, A. E. Callaway, Worshipful Master 5 

J. J. Doll, Senior Warden ; 
Isaac Roop, Junior Warden ; 
Wm. Robinson, Past Master. 

Tehama, No. 3, W. W. Stovall, proxy for Worshipful Master ; 

J. A. Tutt, Senior Warden ; 

J. A. Wadsworth, Junior Warden ; 

T. A. Thomas, Past Master. 

Jennings, No. 4, J. Z. Davis, Representative. 

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5853.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 227 

Benicia, No. 5, P. W. Shepheard, proxy for Worshipful Master ; 

R. B. Norman, Senior Warden ; 
S. Marx, proxy for Junior Warden ; 
A. Riddell, Past Master. 

San Francisco,. No. 7, A. Hollub, Worshipful Master; 

S. Curry, Senior Warden ; 
J. J. Papy, Past Master. 

Tuolumne, No. 8, H. G. Piatt, Junior Warden. 

Marysville, \No. 9 J. F. Halsey, Worshipful Master; 

W. E. Rust, Senior Warden ; 
L. Taylor, Junior Warden. 

San Jose No. 10, H. F. Williams, proxy for Worshipful Master ; 

W. M. Stafford, proxy for Senior Warden ; 
L. Stowell, proxy for Junior Warden ; 
John Cook, Past Master. 

Yount, No. 12, F. B. Gilmore, Junior Warden. 

Nevada, No. 13, R. A. Davidge, proxy for Worshipful Master; 

Jas. Fitz James, Senior Warden ; 

P. Clarkson, proxy for Junior Warden. 

Temple, No. 14, R. Hopkins, Worshipful Master; 

H. Mathews, proxy for Senior Warden ; 
H. 0. Ryerson, proxy for Junior Warden. 

Eureka, No. 16, J. R. Crandall, Worshipful Master; 

H. R. Hawkins, Senior Warden ; 
Jas. Bowen, Junior Warden. 

Parfaite Union, No. 17, F. T. Teclaw, proxy for Worshipful Master; 

Leopold Levy, Senior Warden ; 
S. Driard, Junior Warden. 

Mountain Shade, No. 18 James Corcoran, Representative. 

San Joaquin,... No. 19, J. G. Candee, Worshipful Master; 

J. M. Goodwin, proxy for Senior Warden ; 
J. M. McKamy, Junior Warden. 

Washington,... No. 20, N. G. Curtis, Worshipful Master ; 

M. R. Hardin, Senior Warden ; 
D. Jordan, Junior Warden ; 

frcDt?}^ Master, 

Occidental, No, 22, James E. Wainwright, Worshipful Master ; 

Smyth Clarke, Senior Warden ; 
Geo. W. Baker, Junior Warden ; 
Gregory Yale, 1 
Jas. Rice, Jr., > Past Masters. 
G. W. Ryckman, ) 

And also that the following delegates were present, from Lodges un- 
der Dispensation, viz. : — from 

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[May, 



Madison - Lodge, G. W. Macrae. 



Mariposa 
Georgetown 



El Dorado 
Trinity 
Columbia 
Diamond 



G. B. Abel. 
T. M. Reed, 
J. P. Davison, 
P.W.Cunningharn. 
J. H. Murphy. 
E.M.Chamberlain. 
C. M. Radcliff. 
L. Bradley. 



Golden Gate Lodge, W. S. Moses, 
J. F. Damon, 



Mokelumne 

Gold mu 
Ophir 

Santa Clara 
San Diego 



J. Hunter. 
H. Q. Clark. 
Jas. E. Stewart. 
C. M. Radcliff. 
John Cook. 
Geo. H. Derby. 



Which report was received and concurred in. 

A resolution was offered, that the Master of MarysviUe Lodge, Xo. 
9, have power to appoint a Senior Warden for said Lodge, to serve the 
remainder of the Masonic year, (the S. W. being dead,) and to act as 
such in this Grand Lodge; which was laid on the table for the present. 

The Grand Master then read his Annual Address to the Grand Lodge, 
as follows : — 

Brethren of the Grand Lodge of California : — 

Another year has circled round, and brought us nearer to the great goal 
where all human beings must arrive ; yet, through the benign and merciful 
goodness of our Supreme Grand Master, we are permitted to meet together, 
officers and representatives, to transact the" business and interests of the ban- 
ner of the ancient Order under which we are enlisted. Allow me to congrat- 
ulate you on this occasion, that the mercies of the God of All have been ex- 
tended to us, — that He, in His great mercy, has kept and protected us 
through the great perils of disease, contagion and travel, — and truly grate- 
ful must we be, and offer our humble praises to Him for His continued care 
in preserving us to meet together this day. 

I believe the arch-enemy, Death, has made but little havoc among our 
ranks, and let us pray fervently that we, who are here assembled, and those 
we represent, may be permitted to run the full span of man's existence, and 
attain to the good old age of three score years and ten. 

In commencing and carrying out this session, let us carefully keep in mind 
the charge so often inculcated in our Lodge rooms, that,it is ''good for breth- 
ren to dwell together in unity/' Let us remember that Masonry is a science, 
inculcating a pure system of morality and virtue, based upon the practice of 
universal benevolence, and recognizing as the last, highest, and purest round 
of its moral ladder, Charity, the Heaven-born quality which not only beauti- 
fies, but adds lustre to all other virtues of our hearts. Recollect that around 
her followers Masonry throws a panoply which she forbids her children to 
raise, or tear aside with rudeness, — and when we are compelled to investi- 
gate a brother's character, she also commands us to do so with a tear of pity, 
and feeling of charity. Allow me to earnestly hope, that in your delibera- 
tions during this session, you may be aided with wisdom from on High, and 
be so guided by its power as to be enabled to spread the cement of brotherly- 
love with the Master's trowel, as will heal all difficulties existing, and that 

we may close our labors in peace, good-will and harmony. * 

********* 

As Deputy Grand Master at your last annual session, I directed the attention 
of the Grand Lodge to the propriety and necessity of adopting some meat 

* That portion of the Address commencing here and ending on the .'7ih manmcripl 
referring to the late difficulties with the Grand Master, "was ordered not to be t rin;< d. — I 

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in regard to Education, but which did not receive the care or support so im- 
portant a matter merited. Again I will reiterate that several of our sister 
Grand Lodges are evincing a spirit of emulous determination, well worthy of 
imitation on our part, to carry out, extend and support so laudable and be- 
nevolent an undertaking. We must be aware that education is the very 
foundation of intelligence, morality, and excellence. So vast is its influence 
upon position and character, that many have been ready to assume that it 
was the cause of all the differences in the social state ; that the main, and 
indeed, the only distinction of those farthest removed intellectually between 
La Place and a Hottentot, was Education. 

These extreme opinions are at variance with the influence of race and 
physical organization, and therefore untenable ; yet they serve to illustrate 
the vast effect justly attributable to correct training. It is unquestionable 
that the chief features of national distinction may be traced to Education. 
In the history of the human family, small tribes have been seen to elevate 
themselves above their compeers ; by a masterly policy, attach to themselves 
the elements of prosperity • and gradually, but effectually, assume the most 
lofty and commanding position. The superiority of the Grecian and Italian 
States in ancient times, and that of the more powerful nations of modern 
Europe, is to be mainly, if not entirely attributed to the method of education 
pursued among the people. Turn to our own Republic, and we have the full 
evidence of its advantages. 

Education may be considered in a two-fold point of view : as discipline 
and instruction. The object of the former is to confer energy, perseverance, 
just method of thought, practical habits, and the unconquerable spirit which 
is one of the noblest characteristics of a great people. That of the other is 
to give knowledge. — scientific, intellectual, and moral, — and thus to qualify 
for position and the duties of life. Without discipline or instruction, man is 
little less than a savage. The slave of his impulses and passions, he yields 
passively to fear, and lives but for the present moment. No sooner, however, 
does forethought arise, whether produced by experience or necessity, than 
he learns to prepare himself for the struggle of life. His first contests being 
with the wild tenants of the forest, he commences his process of education by 
acquiring skill in combat, and learning to form the rude weapons of physical 
force. Step by step he proceeds, as his mind becomes disciplined, gradually 
discovering resources of skill and success, the knowledge of which he im- 
parts, and, by union of efforts, improves in knowledge, wisdom, and power, 
until he arrives at the grand results of modern civilization. Centuries are 
necessary for human developments, and Education is the link by which suc- 
cessive generations, bound together by communion of interests, secure the 
glorious consummation of knowledge. 

So, too, all the results, and the vast discoveries of the present era, are 
attributable to Education. The caloric engine, the electric telegraph, the 
ocean steamship, the road of iron, the printing press, and the complicated 
perfection of sound constitutional government, are all the results of minds 
disciplined and taught by Education. Knowledge has been the foundation 
on which the great inventors have commenced, and from it they have built 
upward the u temple of truth. ?; Knowledge is the foundation on which our 
own glorious structure is erected, and its moral disciplines would have been 
tarnished, and perhaps swept away in the dark ages, had they not been pro- 
tected by those who possessed, and were the only possessors of Education. 

But the real nobility of man is not outward. His inward qualifications are 
what we admire. In the soul lies nobility. Greatness, power, and truth, 
there, will cast their light upon every action and event, — and, for his moral 
excellence, man must chiefly depend upon Education. According to the 
instructions inculcated, we fall to the level of the earth, or rise to the glory 

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230 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS, [May, 

of our Supreme Grand Master. What responsibility, then, rests upon us. 
Upon our course may depend the welfare of our institution in ensuing gene- 
rations. We have the power, if we only exhibit the will, and it is our privi- 
lege to build the stately edifice of truth, whose lofty vaulted roof may shelter 
those who follow us from the darkness of ignorance, the storms of unsubdued 
passion, and the scorching sun of superstition, — beneath whose domes may 
be stored the lore of ages, — in whose porticoes may walk the bands of future 
scholars, heroes, statesmen, brothers, who shall advance the interests of our 
country and Order to the highest measure of prosperity. Stupendous task ! 
worthy of our name, — worthy the mystic brotherhood who have ever been, 
and are always in the fore-front of civilization, — whose temples are the his- 
tory of human progress, and who are now working the benign purposes of 
our ancient and hallowed Order. 

The question has presented itself to my mind, whether Lodges in the juris- 
diction could not, by a proper system of legislation on your part, be induced 
to reserve a per centage of the fees arising from conferring the mysteries, to 
carry out the object tending to benefit the children of the Fraternity, who 
are as much entitled to our care as a distressed brother. I entertain no fear, 
if the subject is carefully and dispassionately investigated by you, but that 
some measure may be adopted which will easily be realized, without conflict- 
ing in the smallest way with the prosperity of individual snbordinate Lodges. 
A very large fund, apart from the per centage alluded to, could be annually 
raised by each member of a Lodge in the jurisdiction being duly and regu- 
larly registered on the records of the Grand Lodge, and taking a diploma, — 
and with the probability of donations being made for so laudable a purpose, 
we may, ere long, be in a position to realize what must meet the concurrence 
of every brother who takes an interest in fulfilling his duties. Masonry being 
as broad in its sphere as humanity itself, tending to the true interests of man, 
wherever found, and teaching us, by its disciplines and influences, to break- 
down and overthrow the asperities and austerities of life, — I would ask, can 
those interests be supported in any better way than by promoting the cause 
of Education ? 

One Lodge in Germany has, I find, in five years, educated eleven hundred 
children in the principles of morality, virtue, and knowledge. Lodges in 
our own Union have not been lacking in this great and meritorious work of 
true benevolence, — and I think it is the incumbent duty of Masons to pro- 
vide for the education of the orphans of deceased Masons, as well as to assist 
a Masonic parent to educate his children who may be so unfortunately cir- 
cumstanced as to be unable to provide therefor. Fraternally, I recommend 
this important part of our duty to your careful consideration. 

Since we last met in annual session, our great and good brother and 
patriot, Henry Clay, has been summoned to render up his spirit to the God 
who cave it. The Grand Lodge of Kentucky, of which he was a Past Grand 
Master, sensible of his virtues and loss, have resolved to erect a monument 
to his memory, and to remind the Fraternity, his countrymen, and future 
generations, u That the name of the good man lives after him/' His deport- 
ment through a long life, was indeed marked by those pure principles which 
are worthy the imitation of his survivors, — and when he stepped forth to 
quell and turn aside the storm that threatened to shake his country to the 
centre, he evidently did so, not only under the pure and hallowed spirit of 
patriotism, but also remembered the early lessons taught him in Masonry. 
He had beheld 

" That hieroglyphic bright, that none but craftsmen ever saw," — 

which he had kept before him as the polar star of his conduct, and could not 
deviate from the disciplines its precepts inculcated. Upon one point, all 
men in our Union are agreed ; that he sustained the Flag of Liberty through 

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a struggle which endangered its safety, and ceased not his efforts to protect 
it until it was safely and securely furled in the haven of Peace. 

Future generations will, with gratitude, remember and refer to the name 
of Henry Clay, as one of the greatest, brightest, and best of patriots that 
the soil of Freedom has given birth to. In view of this, I deem it not inop- 
portune to direct the attention of this Grand Lodge to the circular issued by 
the " Clay Monumental Association " to all the Lodges in the Union, (as well 
as to our Lodge,) and to suggest your adopting such measures as will aid 
the noble and deserving purpose projected by that body. In connection with 
this, I will mention that the Fraternity in this city participated in the funeral 
obsequies and celebration that was ordered by the municipal authorities 
thereof, and beyond doubt, it will be a gratification to our Kentucky breth- 
ren to learn, that even in this Far West, the surviving brothers therein paid a 
tribute of due respect to the irreparable loss the country has sustained by the 
death of one of its noblest sons. 

The Fraternity iu this jurisdiction failed not to evidence the due respect 
entertained for the memory of the great and good Washington. The re- 
spective Lodges in this city, and, I believe, throughout the State, held the 
centennial anniversary of his admission into the mysteries of Freemasonry 
in a suitable and creditable manner. The remembrance of his virtues and 
goodness should ever be kept before us, and induce us to imitate them as far 
as in our power lies. I can only express my deep regret that each Lodge in 
the jurisdiction did not avail itself of the opportunity to gather a suitable 
collection in aid of the National Monument now in progress of erection by 
his surviving grateful countrymen, — more particularly, as I find no memento 
from our Grand Lodge has been forwarded to assist in its construction. 

From personal observation, T am led to conclude that the constitutional 
regulations which govern processions are by no means properly understood, 
or observed in this jurisdiction. By the old Constitutions no public proces- 
sion can take place, nor can two or more chartered Lodges assemble for any 
such purpose, until a dispensation has been granted by the proper officer, — 
the Grand Master. A public procession is completely within the meaning of 
a general convention of Masons, — and although it may be had for the pur- 
pose of making a public appearance, is nevertheless in violation of Masonic 
law, unless duly authorized. All and every Master of a chartered Lodge is 
permitted to convene and govern his own Lodge, at the funeral of its own 
members ; and even then he is amenable to the superior body for any ill- 
conduct, irregularity, or wrong management, that, by virtue of his power, he 
may have prevented, — but it is impugning, nay, infringing on Masonic law, 
for two or more Masters to convene their Lodges, and place them separately 
in funeral, or other processions, without due authority, even to bury a brother 
of an individual Lodge, much less a non-affiliated one. Yet Lodges have 
convened as stated, thereby acting diametrically opposite to established usage 
and constitutional regulations, even to the burying of non-affiliated Masons, 
who, under any circumstances, when buried with Masonic honors, should only 
receive the attendance of one Lodge. The question would necessarily arise, 
under whose authority or control are the Lodges when so congregated. It is, 
however, I believe, a well-defined regulation that non-affiliated brothers are 
not entitled to Masonic funeral honors, but may be permitted to join in public 
processions on the festival days held by the Fraternity, but not on local occa- 
sions, — when a procession is limited to the members of a private Lodge 
and their invited affiliated brethren. 

Neither has a Lodge under Dispensation any authority to hold processions 
either on festivals, celebrations, or for funeral purposes. If they should so 
act, they are not only contravening Masonic usage and law, but are trans- 
cending the power granted them in the dispensation from their superior offi- 

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232 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

cer, and I must emphatically declare that none but chartered Lodges can 
hold a procession, and then under the limitations and restrictions pre- 
scribed. Lodges under Dispensation differ very materially from those char- 
tered, — not only in the respect mentioned, but they have no power to 
perpetuate themselves. They cannot receive members, neither can they 
fill vacancies, should their original numbers be diminished below the con- 
stitutional requirements, except' by special permission from the competent 
authority. The essential difference between them and a chartered Lodge 
is, that Charters are granted to the petitioners and their successors, while 
Dispensations run to the petitioners only, and terminate at the time specified 
on their faces. In the latter case the petitioners alone are known in the 
Grand Lodge, for, not having been constituted, they possess no power to ad- 
mit members. And furthermore, the petitioners, if members of a chartered 
Lodge or Lodges at the time of making application for a Dispensation, do 
not forfeit, release, or sever themselves from their rights or obligations therein, 
until a Charter is granted to them, and being until then a mere association 
under probation, and will of the power that gave it birth, although they must 
conform to the prescribed work of a Lodge, are not in the capacity or in 
possession of the full rights of a Lodge under Charter. A contrary opinion 
prevailing in this jurisciction, impels me to direct your attention to the 
subject. 

Unintentional as it may have been, petitioners for the mysteries, through 
their friends, acting under mistaken notions, have been permitted to withdraw 
their petitions prior to a ballot being had thereon. No Lodge, under any cir- 
cumstances, should ever tolerate a petition to be withdrawn, after it has been 
presented and referred. This must, or should be so well understood that I con- 
sider it supererogatory to dilate lenghtily on the subject. 

A desire to produce uniformity of work in the jurisdiction has been manifest- 
ed from the Chair since the early organization of this Grand Lodge, and it will 
be, I am fully satisfied, no small amount of gratification to ourselves and 
others, if some adopted system could be devised to accomplish it I am fully 
aware that numbers of the Fraternity in the jurisdiction feel the paramount 
importance and necessity of having all the labors of the respective ^Lodges 
therein correspond ; but under the present system of Grand Lectures it is 
found to be perfectly impracticable, and it is to be sincerly hoped you will not 
separate without defining and decreeing what shall be the acknowledged form 
and mode, giving it force and effect by proper legislation, so that our ears 
may not be assailed by the remarks, "that this is one man's work, and this 
the other's." 

Many brothers arrive at the Master's Chair who have never even filled any 
office in his own, or any other Lodge. The detriment this invariably occa- 
sions must be apparent and known to every brother, independent of produc- 
ing angry feelings on the part or those who consider themselves by service, as 
Wardens, entitled thereto and are overlooked. It must be evident to every 
brother, that an office so important as that of Master of a Lodge, should be 
filled by one who, at least, is fully competent to discharge the duties appertain- 
ing to it, but also versed in Masonic jurisprudence, and be intimately acquaint- 
ed with the modus operandi of governing a Lodge. There are at all times 
points arising in Masonic law, which, if not properly understood, or improp- 
erly interpreted, must tend to sap the progress and prosperity of a Lodge ; 
and as it is the duty of the Worshipful Master to. fully carry out and see prop- 
erly fulfilled the Constitutions of Masonry, as well of those of the Grand Lodge 
under which he holds his power, as also to decide and settle questions of im- 
portance in jurisprudence, and to see the By-Laws of his own Lodge are not 
violated or infringed, it is natural to expect that the brethren will look to 
him as the Pillar of Wisdom, for instruction and information ; and little re- 

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flection will convince, that if he is unacquainted with the details of his office, 
and furnishes constant evidences of incompetency, the members of his Lodge 
must and will become indifferent to their duties, and will hail with pleasure 
and gladness the time that relieves them of his services — if, in the mean- 
time, confusion does not ensue. By the ancient Constitutions, and by the 
Constitutions of several Grand Lodges in the LTnion, u no brother can become 
Master of a Lodge until he shall have served at least one year in the office of 
Warden," The necessity of this must be so apparent, that it cannot but ex- 
cite wonder that the contrary should ever occur ; and however laudable it 
may be for a brother to possess a spirit of ambition, yet it should be curbed, 
more particularly when he is fully aware of his incompetency to discharge the 
important duties appertaining to the Master's chair. 

According to notice, constitutionally submitted at our last session, to amend 
our Constitution with regard to the rights and privileges of Past Masters, 
more especially as to voting in Grand Lodge, you will be required to take ac- 
tion therein. No subject is more vital in its bearings on the future interests 
and destinies of the Order in this State, than this important question. It 
never was contemplated or intended by the framers of our first Constitution, 
that Past Masters from other States, joining Lodges in this, should become 
possessed of the privileges of those who have arrived at that position by vir- 
tue of service in our own Lodges. If it were otherwise, it would be highly 
pernicious in its effects, and be little less than injustice to those who have 
filled the office of Master in this State. Many Past Masters affiliate in this 
jurisdiction, and may from time to time affiliate, who were not entitled to any 
rights or votes in the Grand Lodges whence they last hailed, and it would be 
more than they of right can or should claim, to be admitted, or permitted to 
enjoy here, what they had no power to exercise elsewhere. If it were or is to 
be tolerated, 1 fear, ere many years roll over our heads, we shall look back 
with regret that such action was not had at a proper time, to check an influ- 
ence which, if permitted to gather strength, must inevitably produce a schism, 
disaffection, and perchance (which God forefend) irretrievable ruin, or at least, 
division among the Fraternity in the State. It must be fresh in the memories 
of many here present, the cause of the unfortunate rupture that occurred in 
New York, and which to this day I believe is not healed. It is in your power 
and province at this time, by proper legislation, to guard against an evil 
which, if tolerated, may bring tears of regret to the eyes of the beholders. 
We do not find any authority in ancient works whereby Past Masters were 
allowed a vote in Grand Lodges ; but that " no brother was eligible to the 
office of Grand Master and other elective offices in Grand Lodges, who had 
not been Master of a Lodge. " The same rule prevails to this day ; but we 
have abundant evidence that many Grand Lodges allow no one to vote at 
their sessions but certain Past Grand Officers, and the chief officers or repre- 
sentatives of subordinate Lodges. 

New York, gaining experience from the past, has amended her constitu- 
tion, as follows : u All Past Masters of Lodges under this jurisdiction who 
shall have been duly elected and installed, and served one year in the Chair, 
and are in good standing, shall be honorary members for life of this Grand 
Lodge, and as such, shall be entitled to be present at its meetings and partici- 
pate in its deliberations, but shall not, as such, be entitled to vote. The Past 
Master of each Lodge, who shall have last past the Chair thereof, shall be an 
acting member of this Grand Lodge, and as such entitled to vote, so that 
each Lodge, by its officers or proxy, shall be entitled to three votes, and last 
Past Masters, if present, to one vote ; making four votes in all." Although 
we cannot take so definite an action this session, in the premises, or go be- 
yond the amendment proposed, yet I earnestly urge on you to weigh well the 
matter prior to legislating thereon. 

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234 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

The welfare of our Order, rapidly spreading over the State, and a desire 
for its stability, harmony, and future success, renders it incumbent on me to 
direct your especial attention to the various subjects referred to, so requisite 
in their respective bearing to the vitality and prosperity of individual Lodges 
and the jurisdiction. Many of the difficulties that have agitated the Masonic 
world in the last two centuries may be more or less directly traced to some 
innovation ; which, by not receiving a timely check, is looked upon by 
some as law. A careful and scrutinizing inquiry as to what is law, must give 
security, harmony, and perpetuity to our venerable and time-honored institu- 
tion. Innovation or progression may be admissible in all things except Ma- 
sonry ; to which it must prove detrimental, if not destructive. The landmarks 
cannot be removed, and are unchangeable, as quoted by Preston, who says : 
a by the above precaution of our ancient brethren, the original Constitutions 
of York Masonry were established as the basis of all future Masonic jurisdic- 
tions," and the ancient landmarks, as they are emphatically styled, or the bound- 
aries set up as checks to innovation, were carefully secured against the at- 
tacks of future invaders. Averse, as I am fully aware some are, to legislate 
on Masonry, yet nevertheless it is only to a Grand Lodge that we can look in 
its corrective authority, to interpose it, and thereby save the Craft. 

The continued questions on important points and Masonic jurisprudence, 
which must, as our Order increases in this State, necessarily arise, demand 
that the Grand Lodge particularly and subordinate Lodges generally, should 
have some standard authorities to refer to ; and it is proper and not only so, 
but commendable, to found and support with their funds libraries of Masonic 
books for the use, instruction and entertainment of their members, as well as 
for reference. I recommend this subject to your notice, feeling satisfied by 
past experience, that every day affords evidence of the absolute propriety and 
necessity of carrying it into effect. The mere superficial knowledge acquir- 
ed in a Lodge, is not sufficient to store the mind with the law of Masonry, 
which can only be acquired by studying the writers and commmentators 
thereon. 

Having directed your notice to all matters of importance or vital interest 
to the Craft, they are submitted for your fraternal consideration, and I entreat 
you that such resolutions may be adopted as will guard and meet every exi- 
gency. At the session of November, 1851, a resolution was adopted as fol- 
lows : — 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Grand Lodge that the degrees of Masonry con- 
ferred in a Lodge by a Master Mason, in the absence of a Worshipful Master and War- 
dens, under the direction and supervision of a Past Master who has presided as Master 
of a Lodge ; is regarded by this Grand Lodge as valid and constitutional. 

Far from being valid and constitutional; and such was my opinion at its 
adoption, and I have no cause to change it since, more particularly, when 
having thoroughly investigated and digested the law thereon, I cannot dis- 
cover by what process a Lodge can be opened in the absence of all its superior 
or principal officers. The opinions of some of our best writers confirm my 
views ; and for the credit of the Grand Lodge, I hope it will be rescinded 
forthwith. 

Since our last session, Dispensations have issued as follows, from me : — 
Dispensation renewed to Mariposa Lodge, May 14, 1852. 
il " San Diego '• " u u 

u to R. C. Wyllie, Past Master, to install Haicaiian Lodge, 

Nov. 21, 1852. 
" for a new Lodge, named El Dorado, June 26, 1852. 
" for a new Lodge, named Diamond Springs Oct. 12, 1852. 
" for a new Lodge, named Golden Gate, Oct. 12, 1852. 
i( for a new Lodge, named Gold Hill, Nov. J, 1852. 
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The funds arising therefrom were immediately paid oyer. 

I cannot permit the opportunity to pass without expressing the merited 
praise Golden Gate Lodge, U. D., is deserving of for the very high perfection 
she has attained in her work. Although an infant, she exhibits the strength 
of a giant ; her work is unequalled and her zeal not surpassed by any of her 
elder sisters. 

I am pained to know that many of our temples have suffered from the de- 
structive elements which have swept over various towns in this State during 
the past year, and therefore recommend to your liberal consideration the pro- 
priety of relieving, if compatible with the state of our finances, the following 
Lodges from this year's dues, viz. : Tehama Lodge, No. 3 ; Tuolumne Lodge, 
No. 8 ; Mountain Shade Lodge, No. 18 ; and Washington Lodge, No. 20. 

The prosperity of the Order in this jurisdiction must be a gratification to 
all the Fraternity ; and when we consider that three years since there were 
only three chartered Lodges, and two under dispensation, and that at this 
date we have nineteen chartered, and fifteen Lodges under dispensation, we 
have indeed much to be proud of. 

The circular for and on behalf of our worthy brother Jennings, address- 
ed by me to my brother Grand Masters throughout the Union, immediately 
after the adjournment of our Grand Lodge in May last, has, I find, received 
due and fraternal attention ; and from information at hand, several have press- 
ed the subject on the notice of their subordinate Lodges, and I doubt not 
before we assemble again, a considerable amount will be in our possession to 
assist the liquidation of the debt due by that true Mason, incidental on the un- 
limited, boundless charity and brotherly feeling extended to his suffering and 
distressed brothers . 

The R.\ W.\ Deputy Grand Master, during my short absence from the juris- 
diction, was invested with the care of the Craft. A report of his labors will 
doubtless be presented to you. 

Before concluding, allow me to solicit that you will decide in what manner 
the funds in my possession, amounting to three hundred dollars, are to be 
disposed of. In such direction as you may order them to be appropriated, I 
can only assure you it will be perfectly satisfactory to me, and receive my cor- 
dial cooperation. 

Brethren : I will not occupy your time longer, craving your kind indulgence 
for what I have taken up, but solicit you to look well to your duties as Masons ; 
have respect for the discipline and landmarks of the Order, and the rule of 
conduct the institution inculcates ; live and act in accordance with the prin- 
ciples and obligations taught by them, and during the discussion of the 
various important questions that I have directed your attention to, remember 
that we are all brethren, bound together by ties that no other institution pos- 
sesses. Therefore let no contentions arise but that " Noble contention or 
emulation, who can best work and best agree. v 

I need, in conclusion, only say, that so far as depends on me, I shall be found 
ready and willing to aid all lawful measures, for the best interests of the 
Order, and hesitate ere I relax any of the feeling I have always entertained 
for it, from the time I first beheld its light. 

B. D. HYAM, Grand Master. 

The Address was ordered to be laid on the table for the present. 

The Deputy Grand Master read the following Address : — 

Brethren of the Grand Lodge of California : — 

By the indulgence of our Supreme Grand Master, we are once more per- 
mitted to meet in this sacred retreat of friendship and brotherly love. And 

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236 JOURNAL OP PROCEEDINGS. [*«^j 

while we exchange congratulations, let us remember our responsibility to 
God, our neighbors, and ourselves. Let us see to it that our deliberations at 
this time be conducted in harmony and and brotherly love — let our guiding 
star be the advancement of our beloved Order. 

I would call the attention of this worshipful body to the subject of Uni- 
formity of Work in the Lodges in this jurisdiction. Masons are thrown to- 
gether in this State from every part of the world, and there are few of them 
who work alike ; which tends to create confusion and discord among the 
Craft. And there is a great diversity, even among the officers of the Grand 
Lodge. Should this desired object be brought about by your legislation at 
this Communication, it would tend to allay the schisms that have, or would 
naturally arise from a diversity of opinions, and young Masons would study 
with a view to excel in good work. Before leaving this subject, permit me to 
suggest that one Grand Lecturer be appointed by the Grand Lodge, who 
shall exhibit a specimen of his work, and if approved by the Grand Lodge, 
let him be instructed to visit every Lodge in the State, and teach said work. 
Let this Grand Lecturer be some well informed brother, who will devote his 
time to the matter ; and that his salary be equal to his duties, let the subor- 
dinate Lodges be severally taxed in an amount equal to the salary and ex- 
penses of said Lecturer, and that the several Lodges shall pay over to the 
Lecturer the amount taxed against them. 

I must call your attention to a subject of the utmost importance to Masonry 
in this jurisdiction : that of non-affiliated Masons. Let me assure you that 
at least two-fifths of all the Masons in this State are brethren who contribute 
nothing to the support of the institution ; yet we are constantly called upon 
to relieve them in their distresses. I know that a fund of some four thousand 
five hundred dollars has been expended by Tuolumne Lodge since its organi- 
zation, to relieve non-affiliated Masons. Hence I would suggest that a tax 
be imposed on all non-affiliated Masons, equal to the dues of a Lodge, and 
when a sojourning brother pays his tax into any Lodge in the jurisdiction, 
said Lodge shall give the brother a certificate, which shall be taken as evi- 
dence of his good standing, (so far as documentary evidence can show that 
fact,) and enable him to visit any Lodge in this State, and be entitled to all 
the privileges of Masonry. I cannot but believe that a Mason who has so 
far lost sight of his duty to the Fraternity, as to visit every Lodge in his 
travels, for years, without contributing his mite for its support, is not entitled 
to our sympathies, and should not expect to receive that protection and relief 
which is due to worthy contributing members. 

The subject of educating the children of indigent Masons, demands your 
attention at this time, if a fund could be raised for that purpose. I will here 
remark, that in the mountain regions Masons have not a house they can call 
their own. Many Lodges, from fire and flood have lost all, and have been 
taxed individually beyond their means ; notwithstanding all these casualties, 
a needy brother has never been sent empty away. Any plan devised by 
your Most Worshipful body, whereby a fund can be raised for the purpose of 
Education, will meet with my hearty support. 

I deeply regret that our brethren in New York are still at variance with 
each other, but hope that they may listen to the voice of reason, and say with 
one accord, "there shall be but one shepherd and one sheep-fold." 

My term of office as Deputy Grand Master now expires, and here allow me 
to offer my thanks to all those with whom I have had the honor to be associ- 
ated during the past year, and for their assistance and cooperation in the 
duties I have had to perform. In concluding, permit me to assure you, that 
whatever be the result of your deliberations at this meeting, you shall have 
my cordial support ; trusting that your labors may tend to the advancement 
of our beloved Order, and that all your discussions may be conducted in the 

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5853. GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 237 

spirit of peace and harmony ; and when our probationary labors cease, 
may we be called to sit upon the right-hand of the great I AM, fit and fully 
prepared as "living stones in that spiritual building, eternal in the Heavens." 

C. M. RADCLIFF, Deputy Grand Master. 

The Address was ordered to be laid upon the table for the present, 
and the Deputy Grand Master presented the following report : — 

To the M:. W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

It becomes my duty as Deputy Grand Master, in compliance with the Con- 
stitution, to report to your worshipful body a statement of my acts and doings 
during the recess of the Grand Lodge. 

I have issued Dispensations to the following Lodges, viz. : — 

Trinity Lodge, July 9th, 1852. Mokelumnc Lodge, Oct. 25th, 1852. 

Martinez " July 26th, 1852. Ophir " Jan. 22d, 1853. 

Columbia u July 26th, 1852. Santa Clara " Feb. 24th, 1853. 

The petitions for the above Lodges were in due form, and properly recom- 
mended. They have given evidence of their zeal and capabilities, and 
should their work be approved, the Grand Lodge will no doubt grant them 
Charters. The funds received for the above Dispensations have been paid 
over to the Grand Secretary. 

I have visited the following Lodges during the past year, all of which are in 
a healthy and flouishing condition to wit : California Lodge, No. 1, San Fran- 
cisco, No. 7, Occidental No. 22, Golden Gate, U. D., Parfaite Union, No. 17, 
San Joaquin, No. 19, Columbia, U. D., Tuolumne, No. 8 ; and regret that I 
have not been able to visit all the Lodges under our jurisdiction. 

It became my painful duty oa the twentieth of September last, to suspend 
the Worshipful Master of Georgetown Lodge from his official position, for 
alleged un-masonic conduct. All the papers containing the charges and the 
correspondence in the matter, are on file with the Grand Secretary, for your 
examination and decision. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

CHAS. M. EADCLIFF, Deputy Grand Master. 

On motion of Bro. Jas. Rice, Jr., the Addresses of the Grand Mas- 
ter and Deputy Grand Master were taken from the table, and, with the 
report of the Deputy Grand Master, were referred to a special commit- 
tee of five. 

The Grand Master named the following brethren as the Committee — 

f Bro. Jas. Rice, Jr., 
" John A. Tutt, 

On the Addresses and Report: ■{ " J. G. Candee, 

" R. B. Norman, 

L " T. A. Thomas. 

The Grand Master also announced the following committees : — 

f Bro. II. F. Williams, 

On By- Lslios of Lodges : < u Jesse Morrill, 

( " Leopold Levy. 

( Bro. R. Hopkins, 

On Dispensations and Charters: \ u R. E. Cole, 

( " H. G. Piatt. 
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238 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

{ Bro. J. D. Creigh, 
" Wm, Robinson, 

On Grievances: -I " J. F. Halsey, 

! « J. S. Shultz, 
[ " A. Riddell. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 10 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning. 



In Q^ranft £oh%c. 



Morning Session, j 

Wednesday, May \.th, A. L. 5853. } 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 10 o'clock, A. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

Bros. John Cook, Grand Bible Bearer, and J. R. Crandall, Grand 
Lecturer, appeared and took their seats, 

After prayer by the Grand Chaplain, the minutes of the session of 
yesterday were read and approved. 

The special committee to whom was referred the Addresses of the 
Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master, presented the following 
report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The special committee to whom was referred the Address of the M.'.W.'. 
Grand Master, have had the same under consideration, and beg leave to re- 
commend — 

1. That so much of said address as shall be found to refer to certain charges 
preferred against the M.'.W.', Grand Master, and the proceedings thereon 
before this Grand Lodge at its special Communication in August last, (which 
will be found treated in the first fifty-seven pages of the Grand Master's Ad- 
dress,) 'be referred to a select committee of five Past Masters, with instruc- 
tions to report at ten o'clock, to-morrow morning ; and that the subject matter 
of the circular from El Dorado Lodge be referred to the same committee. 

2. That all that portion of the address relating to the subjects of education 
and library, be referred to the Committee on Education. 

3. That the remainder of said address, containing recommendations and 
suggestions in reference to uniformity of work, withdrawal of petitions, etc., 
be referred to a special committee of three, with instructions to report thereon 
at an early hour. 

The committee have also had under consideration the report of the R.'. W.'. 
Deputy Grand Master, and beg leave to recommend — 

1. That all that portion of said report which refers to the controversy there- 
in mentioned, be referred to a select committee of five Past Masters, with in- 
structions to report at ten o'clock, to-morrow morning. 

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5853.] GRAND LODGE OP CALIFORNIA. 239 

2. That all that part of said report referring to the subject of education, be 
referred to the Committee on Education. 

3. That so much thereof as relates to the suspension of the Master of 
Georgetown Lodge, be referred to the Committee on Grievances. 

4. That the remaining recommendations, with respect to uniformity of 
work, non-affiliated Masons, and indigent Masons, be referred to a select com- 
mittee of three, with instructions to report to-morrow morning. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Jas. Rice, Jr., 

T. A. Thomas, 

J. A. Tutt, \ Committee. 

J. G. Candee, 

R. B. Norman, 

Which report was received, and the committee was discharged. 

Bro. P. A. Brinsmade offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That so much of the Annual Address of the M.\W.\ Grand Mas- 
ter as relates to California Lodge, No. 1, and to Mountain Shade Lodge, No. 
18, and to the called meeting of the Grand Lodge on the seventeenth of Au- 
gust last, together with the report of the committee upon the disposition of 
that part of the M.\ W.\ Grand Master's Address referred to, be laid upon the 
table, and the further consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed. 

Which resolution the Grand Master ruled out of order, and gave as 
his opinion and decision, that all motions, resolutions, reports, and 
other matters (except such as emanate from special or standing com- 
mittees,) to come before the Grand Lodge, must be in writing, and 
first handed to him, to read and decide upon himself, whether proper 
to be presented to the Grand Lodge. 

Upon this decision, Bro. N. G. Curtis offered the following reso- 
lution : — 

Resolved, That the business of this Grand Lodge be declared completed, 
and that the Grand Lodge now proceed to elect its officers for the ensuing year. 

Which resolution the Grand Master also ruled as out of order. 

On motion of Bro. J. F. Halsey, the subject of the Senior Warden 
pro tern. , of Marysville Lodge, No. 9, was taken from the table, and 
the following preamble and resolution was offered : — 

Whereas, On the twenty-ninth day of April, A. L. 5853, Marysville Lodge, 
No. 9, sustained the loss of its Senior Warden by the hand of death, — and 
whereas, the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge taking place imme- 
diately, and no opportunity for action being left to Marysville Lodge, the Wor- 
shipful Master of said Lodge appointed Bro. Wm. E. Rust to fill the office 
of Senior Warden, pro tern. ; therefore, 

Resolved, That Bro. Wm. E. Rust be permitted to take a seat in this Grand 
Lodge as Senior Warden of Marysville Lodge, No. 9. 

Which preamble and resolution was adopted. 

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240 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [J^, 

A communication from Bro. T. W. Brotherton, late Master of 
Georgetown Lodge, U. D., was presented and referred to the Commit- 
tee on Grievances. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 2 o'clock, this afternoon. 



#n (^ranft Cotyge. 



Afternoon Session, \ 
Wednesday j May, 4tih, A. L. 5853. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 2 o'clock, P. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

The Committee on Credentials reported Bro. W. B. Cooke as proxy 
for the Junior Warden of San Francisco Lodge, No. 7 ; which was 
concurred in. 

The Grand Master announced that, after reflection and examination, 
being convinced that he was in error, he should reverse the ruling de- 
cided this morning upon the resolutions offered by Bros. P. A. Brins- 
made and N. G. Curtis. 

The proposed amendments to the Constitution, presented at the last 
annual Communication, were taken up ; but were laid upon the table 
till to-morrow morning. 

A petition was presented from Benicia Lodge, No. 5, asking leave 
so to change its By-Laws as to reduce the monthly dues to one dollar j 
which was granted. 

The appeal of Bro. J. P. Couch, from the action of San Joaquin 
Lodge, No. 19 ; the appeal of Bro. Joel Ball, from the action of 
Washing ton Lodge, No. 20 ; and sundry communications from George- 
town Lodge, U. J)., relative to the case of Bro. T. W. Brotherton, 
late Master of that Lodge, were presented and referred to the Commit- 
tee on Grievances. 

A communication from the Grand Lodge of New York, giving notice 
that the R.\ W.\ Robert R. Boyd, had been restored by that body to 
all the rights and privileges of Masonry, was read and ordered placed 

on file. 

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5853.] GRANt) LODGE Otf CALIFORNIA. 241 

A copy of the "True Masonic Guide/ ' by Bro. Robert Macoy, of 
New York, was presented in behalf of the author ; and the thanks of 
the Grand Lodge was voted to the donor therefor. 

Bro. A. Martin, appointed at the last annual Communication to set- 
tle the affairs of Sutter Lodge, No. 6, presented a report thereon ; which 
was received and referred to the Committee on Finance and Accounts. 

On motion of Bro R. B. Norman, all that part of the report of the 
Committee on the Grand and Deputy Grand Master's Addresses which 
referred a portion of said addresses to a special committee of five Past 
Masters, was concurred in ; and that committee was ordered to be ap- 
pointed. 

The Grand Master vacated the chair, and the Deputy Grand Master 

named as the special 

( Bro. J. R. Crandall, 
I " T.A.Thomas, 

Committee of Past Masters: *{ " N. G. Curtis, 

" John Cook, 
[ " J. G. Candee. 

Bro. J. R. Crandall offered the following preamble and resolu- 
tion : — 

Whereas, A custom prevails in some subordinate Lodges to convert the 
funds of the Lodge to the purchase of jewels, or other appropriate mementoes, 
to be presented to distinguished brethren, as an expression of the esteem and 
confidence of the Lodge — 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Grand Lodge, that the thus converting 
the charity fund of subordinate Lodges, is not in accordance with the true in- 
terpretation of the Constitution in reference to the disbursement of that fund ; 
its practice is therefore prohibited. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

Bro. H. R. Hawkins was named as one of the Committee on Re- 
turns of Lodges, in place of Bro. J. D. Creigh. 

The Grand Lodge was then called of until 10 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning. 



In <&xanb £otyt. 



Morning Session, ) 

Thursday, May 5th, A. L. 5853. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 10 o'clock, A. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

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242 ^Ottl^AL OF PROCEEDINGS. \}^V) 

After prayer by the Grand Chaplain, the minutes of the sessions of 
yesterday were read and approved. 

The consideration of the proposed amendments to the Constitution 
was postponed until 2 o' clock, this afternoon. 

The committee appointed at the semi-annual Communication in No- 
vember, 1851, to procure jewels, clothing, etc., for the Grand Lodge ; 
presented the following report : — 

To the 31.'. W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The committee appointed to procure Grand Lodge clothing, furniture, and 
jewels, take pleasure in reporting that the order has been fulfilled ; the jewels, 
and bills for the whole amount have been lately received from the R.\ W,\ 
Jas. W. Powell, Grand Secretary of New York, and are now in possession 
of the Grand Lodge. 

Bro. Powell states that the delay has been occasioned by the protracted 
illness of the manufacturer, and regrets they could not have been forwarded 
sooner. The jewels are of massive silver, heavily gilt, and of superior work- 
manship ; and the committee trusts that they will meet the wishes and ap- 
proval of the Grand Lodge. 

The bills amount in the aggregate to $1,235 16 

There w T as advanced on the same 950 00 

Leaving a balance due of $285 16 

for which the committee drew on the Grand Treasurer to balance the account. 

The committee ask to be discharged, and submit the following resolution 
for the action of the Grand Lodge: — 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge are due, and are hereby tendered to 
Bro. Jas. W. Powell, R.-.W.-. Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of New York, for 
his fraternal exertions in assisting the committee to procure our Grand Lodge clothing 
and jewels ; and for his many other acts of kindness toward this Grand Lodge. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. * 

B. D. Hyam, I 

0. J. Preston, > Committee. 

L. &TOWELL, j 

Which report was concurred in, and the resolution accompanying it 
was adopted. 

Bro. T. A. Thomas offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the Worshipful Master of Maryaville Lodge, iSO. 9, be re- 
quired, at his earliest convenience, to furnish Bro. J. K. Crandall with the 
return of work done under the Dispensation granted by the Grand Lodge of 
Illinois to Bro. Crandall, W. M., Bro. Garrett, S. W., and Bro. Maffitt, 
J. W., in March, 1849, to enable him to make return thereof to the Grand 
Lodge of Illinois. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

A report from a committee appointed by Jennings Lodge, No. 4, to 
close up the Lodge affairs and return its Charter, books, etc., to the 

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5853.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 243 

Grand Lodge, was read and referred to the Committee on Dispensations 
and Charters. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 2 o'clock, this afternoon. 



In <Bran& Coftge. 



Afternoon Session, ) 

Thursday, May 5th, A. L. 5853. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on 2 o'clock, P. M., the Grand Master 
presiding. 

The special committee to whom was referred the petition and reso- 
lution of San Francisco Lodge, No. 7, asking permission to re-ballot 
for U. Simon, reported in favor of granting the prayer of the Lodge, 
sufficient reasons having been shown to warrant a re-ballot : which 
report was concurred in. 

Bro. J. A. Tutt offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That all chartered Lodges, hereafter, in issuing any and all no- 
tices or other documents therefrom, shall attach the Lodge seal thereto ; oth- 
erwise they shall not be acted on by the Lodge to whom sent : and all returns 
and other papers returnable to the Grand Lodge shall bear such impress, 
allowing such Lodges as have no seals, three months to procure the same. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

The Committee on Credentials reported Bro. D. S. Roberts as 
proxy for the Senior Warden of Occidental Lodge. No. 22 ; which re- 
port was concurred in. 

Bro. W. D. Fair offered the following resolutions : — 

Resolved, That this Grand Lodge has witnessed with pleasure the efforts of 
Bro. J. R. Crandall to meet his Masonic obligations to the Grand Lodge of 
Illinois, in relation to his acts and doings as Master of a Lodge established in 
Marysville, in this State, under a Dispensation from said Grand Lodge. And 
while sympathizing with him for his failure, without any fault of his own, to 
make his returns as Master of said Lodge, they commend him for his Masonic 
zeal in the premises, and his readiness at all times to comply with every Ma- 
sonic duty. 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary furnish Bro. Crandall with a certified 
copy of this resolution. 

Which resolutions were adopted. 

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244 .Journal of proceedings. XM a Vy 

The proposed amendments to the Constitution, presented at the last 
annual Communication, were taken up. 

The further consideration of the first and second amendments was 
postponed until to-morrow ; and the third, being an alteration of Sec. 
5, Art. X., was adopted, and declared a part of the Constitution, as 
follows : — 

u Sec. 5. No Lodge within this State shall confer the three degrees of 
Masonry for a less sum than seventy-five dollars ; and no Lodge under the 
jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, and out of the State, shall confer the three 
degrees of Masonry for a less sum than thirty-five dollars. In each case the 
fee for each degree, as may be regulated by the Lodge, shall be invariably 
paid in advance." 

The report of the special committee on the Addresses was taken 
from the table ; those portions thereof not already acted upon, were 
concurred in ; and the references therein recommended were ordered. 

The Grand Master, in accordance with the recommendation, named 
the following special committees : — 

f Bro. John Cook, 

On Uniformity of Work : -j " C. M. Radcliff, 

( u Isaac Davis. 

f Bro. J. A. Tutt, 

On Petitions, Non- affiliated Masons, &c \ " Isaac Davis, 

( " T.A.Thomas. 

The Grand Master and Bro. Isaac Davis were added to the Com- 
mittee on Education.* 

The Committee on Dispensations and Charters reported that the 
books of the following Lodges under Dispensation had been examined, 
and that they recommended the issue of Charters thereto, viz. : — to 
Madison, Mariposa, Georgetown, El Dorado, Trinity, Columbia, Dia- 
mond, Golden Gate, Mokelumne, Gold Hill, Opliir, and Santa Clara 
Lodges : that they had also examined the books of Martinez Lodge, 
and recommended that no Charter be granted thereto ; that no reports 
had been received from NasJirille and San Diego Lodges; that they 
recommended the issue of a Dispensation as prayed for by certain 
brethren in Valparaiso, Chili; and that they further recommended that 
greater care be taken to ascertain that the officers proposed in petitions 
for Dispensations, were acquainted with the duties of such positions. 

That portion of the report relating to El Dorado and Marti 
Lodges was laid on the table for the present; the remainder was con- 



* Who the other members of that committee were, does not appear in the minutes — [A. G. A., 
Gr. Sec] 

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5853.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 245 

curred in, and Charters were ordered for the Lodges as above recited; 
and the following resolution was offered : — 

Resolved, That the representatives from all the Lodges to whom Charters 
have been granted, be invited to take seats in this Grand Lodge, and be en- 
titled to all the rights and privileges of members thereof. 

Pending the discussion of which, the Grand Lodge was called off 
until 10 o'clock, to-morrow morning. 



Morning Session, ) 

Friday, May 6th, A. L. 5853. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 10 o'clock, A. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

The minutes of the sessions of yesterday were read and approved. 

The Grand Master retired, and the Deputy Grand Master took the 
chair. 

The resolution pending when the Grand Lodge was called off yester- 
day afternoon, was taken up and adopted. 

Bro. I. Roop was appointed on the Committee on Dispensations and 
Charters, in the place of Bro. R. Hopkins. 

Bro. J. R. Crandall, from the special Committee of Past Masters 
to whom was referred that portion of the Grand Master's Address rel- 
ative to his controversy with the Grand Lodge, presented the following 
report : — 

To the M.\ TV.'. Grand Lodge of California : — 

The committee to whom was referred the first fifty-seven pages of the 
M:. W.\ Grand Master's Address, together with a circular from El Dorado 
Lodge, U. D., beg leave to report that they have the same now under consid- 
eration 5 and, in view of the vast amount of labor imposed on them by the 
appointment, and of the importance of time for due deliberation on the great, 
vital and important topics involved, that they ask further time. They have 
considered the circular from El Dorado Lodge, denouncing in terms not jus- 
tifiable, and in an unmasonic manner expressing an opinion in reference to 
the acta of our M.\ W.\ Grand Master ; and while they sincerely regret the 
circumstances which impelled the apparent hasty action of said Lodge, as 
expressed in a series of resolutions forming a part of said circular, they be- 
lieve that the Lodge labored under wrong impressions in reference to its duties 

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246 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. \_^JJ 

and the power of Lodges U. D., and that it would not assume rights which it 
did not suppose itself to possess. Believing further, that its zeal prompted 
the expression set forth in the circular without due and mature deliberation, 
and that it cheerfully acknowledges allegiance to the Grand Lodge and holds 
itself subject to all her decisions, the committee recommend the adoption 
of the following resolutions : — 

Resolved, That El Dorado Lodge erred in the issuing of a circular dated September 
thirteenth, 1852, and, in the adoption of the series of resolutions therein contained, far 
transcended its powers ; but that it is believed that the Lodge would not err intentionally, 
and that its zeal has prompted a too hasty action, which it would gladly retract when 
convinced of its error. 

Resolved, That a Charter be granted to El Dorado Lodge. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. K. Cr and all, "] 

John Cook. J 

Which report was received and concurred in, and the resolutions 
were adopted. 

The Committee on Finance and Accounts, to whom was referred the 
report of Bro. A. Martin, on the affairs of Sutter Lodge, Xo. 6, re- 
ported that the books, papers, &c, belonging to that Lodge, have been 
burned, and that there were no means of ascertaining the amount due 
the Grand Lodge. They therefore recommended that the amount due, 
as appears on the Grand Secretary's books, be remitted, and that the 
Grand Secretary be ordered to thus balance the account ; which was 
concurred in, and Sutter Lodge, No. 6, was declared extinct. 

Bro. H. R. Hawkins, from the Committee on Returns of Lodges, 
presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee have examined the returns of the following Lodges, and 
find them correct, viz. : — 



California - 


Lodge 


No 


. 1 


ParfaiU Union - 


Lodge, 


No. 17; 


Western Star 


u 


a 


2 


Mountain Shade 


u 


" 18; 


Tehama 


a 


a 


3 


San Joaquin 


ti 


- 19; 


Benicia 


tt 


it 


5 


Occidental 


a 


" 22 ; 


San Francisco 


a 


a 


7 


Madison 


a 


U. D. ; 


Tuolumne 


a 


n 


8 


Mariposa 


a 


n tt 


Marysville 


u 


tt 


9 


Georgetown 


a 


U it 


San Jose 


(• 


ti 


10 


El Domdo 


tl 


it n 


Yount 


u 


" 


12 


Columbia 


M 


ii ii 


Nevada 


ii 


" 


13 


Diamond 


U 


u 


Temple 


it 


it 


14 


Golden Gate 


u 


ii <i 


Eureka 


a 


a 


10 


Oph ir 


•* 


it u 


The returns from 


Gold Hill Lod«r 


3, U. D., have been sent back for corrcc- 


tion, and no returns have, 


to 


this 


date, been received from the 


following 


Lodges: — 








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Lodge, No. 4 ; 


Santa Clara - 


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San Diego 


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11 u 21 ; 


Martinez 


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Nashville 


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Jennings - 
Washington 

Hawaiian 

Trinity 

Mokelumne u u u 

All of which is respectfully submitted. H. R. Hawkins, Chairman. 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

A communication from the Board of Managers of the Washington 
National Monument Society, and also a communication from the M.\ 
W.-. B. B. French, Grand Master of the District of Columbia, in re- 
gard to establishing an Orphan Asylum, were read and referred to a 
special committee of three-, to report at the next annual Communication. 

The Grand Master named the following brethren as such — 

f Bro. P. A. Brinsmade, 
Special Committee: \ a N.G.Curtis, 

( u J. D. Creigh. 

Bro. J. D. Creigh, from the Committee on Grievances, presented 
the following reports : — 

To the M.'.W.'. Grand Lodge of California: — 

The committee to whom was referred the appeal of Bro. J. P. Couch, of 
San Joaquin Lodge, No. 19, who was expelled therefrom for unmasonic con- 
duct, beg leave to report : That they have had the case under consideration, 
examined the records, heard the Worshipful Master of the Lodge and the ap- 
pellant, and find that Section 10, of Article X., of the Constitution of this 
Grand Lodge has not been complied with in the case of Bro. Couch. They 
therefore recommend that the sentence of expulsion be reversed, and that the 
case be referred back to the Lodge for such action thereon as it shall see proper. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. D. Creigh, Chairman. 

To the M.'.W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The committee to whom was referred the case of Bro. T. W. Brotherton, 
Master of Georgetown Lodge, U, D., report : 

That Bro. Brotherton held the office of Worshipful Master of said Lodge, 
U. D. ; that during the time he held said office he was suspended by the B.\ 
W:. Deputy Grand Master from the performance of his duties as Worshipful 
Master, on charges preferred against him by the members of said Lodge : 
that the Committee have heard the complainants and the accused, and their 
testimony and explanations, and that the first charge was explained to the 
satisfaction of the committee : and that the second charge, being for un-ma- 
sonic conduct and practices, is sustained by the testimony before the com- 
mittee and the admissions of the accused. The committee therefore report 
that they cordially approve of the proceedings of the 2?.\ W.\ Deputy Grand 
Master in suspending Bro. Brotherton from his office of Master, and appoint- 
ing Bro. J. P. Davidson Worshipful Master of Georgetown Lodge. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. D. Creigh, ) 
J. S. Schultz, 

A. Riddell, [- Committee. 

W. Robinson, 
J. F. Halsey, J 
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Both which reports were received and concurred in. 

The M.\ W.\ Grand Master entered and resumed the Chair. 

Bro. R. E. Cole, from the Committee on Dispensations and Char- 
ters, presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California: — 

The Committee on Dispensations and Charters, to whom was referred the 
books and papers of Jennings Lodge, No. 4, have attended to the duties as- 
signed them, and beg leave to report as follows : — 

That it appears from the minutes of Jennings Lodge, No. 4, at a regular 
communication held on the fourteenth of February, A. L. 5853, that said 
Lodge resolved to surrender its charter to the Grand Lodge, and disposed of 
its furniture and jewels ; the former to the Lodges of Sacramento city — the 
latter presented to the Worshipful Master, J. P. Gauch, as an appreciation 
of his services as Worshipful Master. 

Upon examination of the records, we find that no Grand Lodge dues have 
been paid by said Jennings Lodge, No. 4, since the May Communication, A. L. 
5852, andthat the amount now due by said Lodge is $103. The committee of 
Jennings Lodge, to wit : the Master and Wardens, who had authority to col- 
lect the back dues and to settle the unfinished business of said Lodge, report 
the amount of money on hand to be $145 25, and represent that further col- 
lection of back dues is impracticable for the present, and express a doubt of 
ever being able to make further collections. 

Sec. 2, Art. XL, of the Constitution, reads : " In case of the forfeiture of 
the Charter, or dissolution from any cause whatever, of a Lodge, all its books, 
papers, jewels, funds, and other property shall be forfeited to the Grand 
Lodge." Therefore, all the property of said Lodge, at the time of its disso- 
lution, was vested in the Grand Lodge ; but, inasmuch as the disposal of the 
furniture and jewels has already been made by Jennings Lodge, No. 4, in a 
very proper direction, (had they the right so to do,) the committee recommend 
that the disposal of said furniture and jewels, already made, be approved by 
the Grand Lodge, and be considered their act. The amount collected by the 
committee of Jennings Lodge, to wit: $145 25, is in our hands, and is pre- 
sented with this report. We recommend, therefore, that the said amount be 
received by the Grand Lodge, in full adjustment of all debts and demands 
against said Jennings Lodge ; that the recent acts of the committee of that 
Lodge meet with the approval of this Grand Lodge ; and that the Lodge be 
declared to be dissolved. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

K. E. Cor. 
II. G. Pi 



3 0LE > 1 Committee. 

^LATT, j 



Which report was received and concurred in. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 2 o'clock, this afternoon. 

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Afternoon Session, ) 
Friday, May, 6th, A. L. 5853. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 2 o'clock, P. M., the Deputy 
Grand Master presiding. 

Bro. J. R. Crandall, from the Committee of Past Masters, to whom 
was referred those portions of the Addresses relative to the late con- 
troversy with the Grand Master, reported the following preamble and 
resolutions : — 

Whereas, difficulties have occurred between the Grand Master of Masons of 
the State of California, and the Grand Lodge — arising mainly from the fact 
of the Grand Master having made a man a Mason after he had been rejected 
by a Lodge, which making, owing to the difficulties which have grown out 
of it, the Grand Master regrets ; and whereas, no good can grow out of a fur- 
ther agitation of this matter, — be it therefore 

Resolved, That so much of the Grand Master's Annual Address as relates 
to the discussion of the above subject, as well as every other part appertain- 
ing thereto, calculated to produce discord and confusion, be omitted and left 
out by the committee to whom said Address was referred. 

Resolved, That while the committee recommend and even urge the above 
course, for the sake of promoting brotherly love and harmony, they claim to 
be heard in Grand Lodge on the question of the powers and prerogatives 
of Grand Masters of Masons. 

Resolved, That the committee desires and recommends the cultivation of 
fraternal love and affection between this Grand Lodge and its Grand Master. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. R. Crandall, 
Jno. Cook, 

T. A. Thomas, r Committee. 
N. Green Curtis, 
J. G. Candee. 
The foregoing preamble and resolutions, and the sentiments contained 
therein, have my cordial assent and approbation. 

B. D. HYAM, Grand Master. 

The preamble and resolutions were adopted. 

The Grand Master entered and took the Chair. 

The resolution authorizing the Grand Master to appoint representa- 
tives near foreign Grand Lodges, which was offered and laid over at the 
last Annual Communication, was taken up and indefinitely postponed. 

The Grand Secretary presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Grand Secretary respectfully reports that in obedience to the require- 
ments of the Grand Lodge, he caused two hundred and fifty copies of the 
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250 JOTTRNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [Mat/, 

proceedings of May and August last, to be printed and distributed as 
usual. 

The new seal, ordered by the Grand Lodge, having been received and 
approved by the Grand Master and Grand Secretary, (as required by the 
Grand Lodge,) has been used the past year, and the old seal broken. 

A communication was received from the officers of Georgetown Lodge, 
U. D. ? certifying that the Dispensation and property of that Lodge had been 
destroyed by fire, and requesting a copy of their Dispensation to be forward- 
ed ; and, by order of the Deputy Grand Master, a duplicate was forwarded, 
under date of seventeenth of August last. 

The Grand Secretary, by virtue of a resolution of the Grand Lodge, has 
continued the subscriptions l for the various Masonic journals, and has purchased 
a book-case, writing desk, and other necessary fixtures for his office ; and he 
has drawn upon the Grand Treasurer for payment of the same, and other 
necessary expenses of the Grand Lodge. He would again bring to the no- 
tice of the Grand Lodge the fact that no secure or convenient place has been 
procured for a Grand Secretary's office, wherein to deposit the records, jewels, 
clothing, and other property of the Grand Lodge. 

The Grand Secretary has not, as yet, received any Grand Lodge diplomas, 
but is in daily expectation of receiving them. He regrets that he has to re- 
port that only five Lodges sent in their semi-annual returns for November 
last, as required by the Grand Lodge. This, and other like omissions of 
prescribed duties, may seem trivial on the part of each Lodge, but a moment's 
reflection must surely convince them of the serious evils and inconveniences 
resulting from the non-performance of these necessary duties. They operate 
detrimentally to the interests of the Grand Lodge, prevent an orderly, prompt, 
and proper performance of its duties, and render it impossible for the Grand 
Secretary to discharge his duties with any satisfaction to himself, or credit to 
his office". He would, therefore, earnestly entreat of his brethren a reforma- 
tion in this respect. 

The printed proceedings of several sister Grand Lodges, and various other 
communications have been received, (many of them lately,) and were retained 
in the Grand Secretary's office, in consequence of the absence of some of 
the Committee on Foreign Correspondence, and the inability of the others to 
perform the duties of the committee, A short report, however, will be made, 
so far as a partial examination of the documents and the limited time allotted, 
will permit. 

A report from Bro. R. C. Wylie, of Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, has been 
received, of the installation of the officers of Hawaiian Ladge, No. 21, and 
the constituting of the Lodge ; which will be presented for your approval. 

The Grand Secretary has received the following amounts of money during 
the past year, all of which has been paid to the Grand Treasurer, and his 
receipt taken therefor : — 

1852. — May 27. Donation from Temple Lodge, No. 14, $ 25 00 

June 28. Fee for dispensation of El Dorado Lodge, 75 00 

July %. " ki (: "Trinity " 75 00 

" 26. iC " " iL Martinez " 75 00 

Aug. 4. " ik " *' Columbia Ct 75 00 

« "; * u « " Gold Hill ~ 75 00 

Nov. 9. " " '* " Mokelumne " 75 00 

1853.— Jan. 2. " * " " Ophir " 75 00 

Feb. 24. " " " " Santa Clara " 75 00 

« » " " " " Golden Gate " 75 00 

" « « " " " Diamond " 75 00 

Amount carried forward, , $775 00 

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Amount brought forward, $775 00 

1852. — Nov. 4. California - Lodge, No. 1, dues to date, 247 00 

" " Temple " No. 14, " " 93 00 

11 " Occidental ' ; No. 22, " u 63 00 

" " Tuolumne " No. 8, " u 113 00 

1853.— Feb. — San Francisco u No. 7, u " ,... 50 00 

Mar. 1. Pb2^ " No. 12, on account of dues,.... 50 00 

a Eureka " No. 16, M " .... 35 00 

" Mountain Shade li No. 18, (refunded) 75 00 

Total to credit of the Grand Lodge Fund, §1501 00 



1853.— Feb. — Donation from the Grand Lodge of the Dist. of Col.$ 9 00 

u u " the subordinate Lodges of a " 50 00 

" " " PaZeriiwe Lodge, No/204, New York,.. 5 00 

" " the Grand Lodge of North Carolina,... 100' 00 

u u " West India Lodges, per J. Herring,... 58 80 

" u k - Annapolis Lodge, No. 89, Maryland,... 5 00 

u u ki the Grand Lodge of Texas, 250 00 

" " u the subordinate Lodges of Vermont,... 55 00 

" " u the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts,... 100 00 

" - the subordinate Lodges of " ... 240 00 

" " u Diamond Lodge, U, D., California,... 10 00 

Total to credit of Donation Fund, $ 882 80 

To which adding the Grand Lodge Fund, 1501 00 

Makes a total amount of receipts, of. $2383 80 

There has beeu expended on account of the Grand Lodge, during 
the past year, as will be seen by the orders drawn on the 
Grand Treasurer, the sum of. 2202 07 

Leaving an excess of receipts for the year, of. $ 181 73 

To which add amount in Treasury, as per report May 8th, 1852,... 488 13 

Making now in the hands of the Grand Treasurer, for which the 

Grand Secretary has his receipt, $ 669 86 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

L. STOWELL, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Treasurer also presented the following report : — 

The Grand Lodge of California in account with Addison Martin, Grand 
Treasurer : — 

1853. Cr. 

May 3. By amount received from the Grand Secretary, $2871 93 

1852. 

Paid the Grand Secretary's orders, as follows : — Dr. 

May 14. No. 1. Bill stationery, $ 20 00 

" 22. il 2. Freight and insurance on clothing, G. L., 40 00 

June — " 3. Case for banners, etc., 90 00 

u 4. Kepairing Grand Lodge clothing, 15 00 

May 24. " 5. Printing Grand Lodge proceedings, May, 520 00 

Oct. — ; * 6. Printing circulars and list of Lodges, 25 00 

" 7. Printing Grand Lodge proceedings, Aug., 117 00 $827 00 
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Amount brought forward, §827 00 

Sept. — - " 8. Secretary, book-case, etc.,. 100 00 

4; 9. Freight and insurance on jewels, 28 60 

u 10. Grand Secretary's expenses at special 

Communication, 57 00 

" 11. Deputy Grand Master's expenses to G. L., 52 00 

Aug. 19. " 12. Tylers bill, three days, 24 00 

u 13. Balance on Grand Lodge jewels, etc ,... 285 16 
" 14. Grand Secretary, on account of salary,... 600 00 

" 15. Carpets, chairs, etc., for office, 31 25 

"16. Advertising notices, 10 00 

c< 17. Sundries for Grand Secretary's office, 109 81 

"18. Desk, wash-stand, etc., for " 53 25 

" 19. J. Coleman's bill, gilding, painting, etc., 24 00-§2,202 07 

1853. 

May 4. Balance on hand, $ 669 86 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

ADDISON MARTIN, Grand Treasurer. 

Both which reports, together with the books and vouchers of the 

Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer, were received and referred to 

the Committee on Finance and Accounts. 

The Coniniittee on Credentials reported Bro. A. B. Hoy as proxy 
for the Junior Warden of Washington Lodge, No. 20 ; which was con- 
curred in. 

Bro. J. D. Creigh, from the Committee on Grievances, presented 
the following report : — 

To the M.'.W:. Grand Lodge of California: — 

The Committee on Grievances, to whom was referred the petition of Bro. 
Joel Ball, suspended by Washington Lodge, No. 20, respectfully report : — 

That there are no papers in the possession of the Grand Lodge in relation 
to the matter, except the petition of Bro. Ball, and therefore the committee 
are unable to decide whether the trial of Bro. Ball was conducted in proper 
form or not. 

The committee have ascertained that this is the fault of the Lodge, and not 
of Bro. Ball; and would therefore respectfully suggest that the proceedings 
of the subordinate Lodge in this matter be reversed, and the case be referred 
back to the Lodge for further action. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. D. Creigh, j 

Wm. Robinson, > Committee. 

J. F. Halsey. J 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

Bro. L. Bradley asked leave to appoint Bro. T. A. Thomas as his 

proxy, and, in his absence, Bro. A. Martin ; which was granted. 

The Committee on Returns of Lodges reported that returns had 
been received from San Diego , Trinity, and Santa Clara Lodges, 
U. D., which they had found correct, and asked to be discharged ; 
which report was concurred in, and the committee was discharged. 

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5853.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 253 

On motion of Bio. T. A. Thomas, a vote of thanks was tendered 
to Parfaite Union Lodge, No. 17, for the offer of the hall to hold a 
session of the Grand Lodge this evening. 

The proposed amendments to the Constitution were then taken up. 

The first amendment proposed that Sec. 1, of Art. V., be so altered 
as to read as follows : — 

Sec. 1. Each of the Grand Officers for the time being, and every elective 
Past Grand Officer, if present at a meeting of the Grand Lodge, shall each 
be entitled to one vote. Each Lodge shall be entitled to three votes by its 
proper officers, — or, in their absence, their proper representatives, — and 
the Past Masters of each Lodge collectively to one vote. No member, in his 
own right, shall be entitled to more than one vote. 

Bro. J. D. CRErGH moved that its further consideration be indefi- 
nitely postponed ; which motion did not prevail, and the amendment 
was adopted. 

The second amendment proposed that Sec. 2, of Art. X., be so 
altered as to read as follows : — 

Sec. 2. Each subordinate Lodge shall have the right to adopt By-Laws 
for its own government, which shall be submitted for the approval of the 
Grand Lodge, and, if approved, no amendment thereto shall be valid until it 
shall have received the sanction of the Grand Lodge, Grand Master, or 
Deputy Grand Master. 

Which amendment was adopted. 

Bro. N. G. Curtis offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the By-Laws of any Lodge that may be approved by the 
Grand Master, or the Deputy Grand Master, during the recess of the Grand 
Lodge, shall be presented at the next annual Communication of the Grand 
Lodge for its approval. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

Bro. E. Hopkins, from Temple Lodge, No. 14, presented several 
questions to the Grand Lodge for information, which were referred to 
a special committee of three, of which it was ordered that the Grand 
Master should be chairman. 

The Grand Master named the following brethren as the other mem- 
bers of such — 

a • 7 n -,. S Bro. J. A. Tutt, 

special Committee: j lt » tt u v 

The Grand Secretary presented a communication from Bro. A. M. 
Winn, together with a deed of certain land, to the Grand Lodge, which 
was referred to a special committee. 

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The Grand Master named the following brethren as such 

) Bro. J. I). Creigh, 

{•special Committee: > " R.Hopkins, 

) " G. W. Macrae. 

Bro. A. Martin offered a resolution advocating the commencement 
of a Grand Lodge Library, and authorizing the Grand Master and 
Grand Secretary, as a committee, to purchase such Masonic works as 
they may deem proper, at a cost not to exceed the sum of one hundred 
and fifty dollars : which was adopted. 

Bro. H. F. Williams, from the Committee on By-Laws, presented 
the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee to whom was referred the By-Laws of the subordinate 
Lodges, have had the same under consideration, and beg leave to report : — 

That they have carefully examined those of Tehama Lodge, No 3 ; 
San Francisco, No. 7 ; Marysville, No. 9 ; San Jose, No. -10 ; Parfaite Union, 
No. 17 ; Washington, No. 20 ; Occidental, No. 22 ; Madison, U. D. ; George- 
town, U. D. ; Mariposa, U. D. : El Dorado, U. D. ; Trinity, U. D. ; Colum- 
bia, U. D. ; Diamond, U. D. : Gold Hill, U. 1). ; Golden Gate, U. D. ; Mo- 
Icelumne, U. I). ; Ophir, IT. B. ; and Santa Clara, U. B. ; and recommend 
their adoption, with the following amendments : — 

Teham,a Lodge, No. 3. — Article VIII., we recommend to strike out all after 
the word u year," to conform to Sec. 14, Art. X., of the Constitution. 

Marysville Lodge, No. 9. — Your committee recommend that the request of 
this Lodge be granted, to change their night of meeting from Monday to 
Thursday. 

San Jose Lodge, No. 10. — Your committee recommend that the request of 
this Lodge be granted, to change their night of meeting from Saturday to 
Wednesday. 

Parfaite Union Lodge, No. 17. — We recommend to strike out the words. 
" he may be suspended," and insert, " his name may be stricken from the roll 
of members." 

Occidental Lodge, No. 22. — We recommend that Art. IT. be stricken out. 
and the following be inserted, by request of the Lodge, to wit: — 

" Art. II., Sec. 1. The stated meetings of the Lodge shall be held on the 
fourth Monday of every month, commencing at seven o'clock, P.M., from No- 
vember to March, inclusive, and at 8 o'clock during the remainder of the year. 

Sec. 2. No business excepting that for which the Lodge has been con- 
vened, shall be transacted at any other than a stated meeting." 

Art. IV., Sec. 1., to be stricken out, and the following inserted, by request 
of the Lodge, to wit: " The following officers of this Lodge, viz. : the Wor- 
shipful Master, Senior and Junior Wardens, Secretary and Treasurer, shall 
be elected by ballot at the stated meetings next preceding the anniversary of 
St. John the Evangelist, and shall be installed on the evening of their elec- 
tion, or as soon thereafter as practicable/' 

Art. V. We recommend to strike out the first and third sections, entire, 
by request of the Lodge, and strike out the word li he," Sec. 2, and insert the 
words " Worshipful Master." 

Madison Lodge, U. D. — Art. VI., Sec. 4, we deem exceptionable, and re- 
commend that it be stricken out. 

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Art. VIII. We recommend that the following words be affixed thereto, to 
wit : u subject to the approval of the Grand Lodge." 

- Georgetown Lodge, U. D. — Art. VIII., Section 1. We recommend to strike 
out all after the word " year/' to conform to Sec. 14, Art. X., of the Consti- 
tution. 

Art. XL, Section 2. We recommend that the following words be affixed 
to said Article, to wit : "subject to the approval of the Grand Lodged 

Mariposa Lodge, U. D. — Art. I., Section 4. We recommend that the words 
" semi-annual Communication" be stricken out, and the following words sub- 
stituted, to wit : " at the stated meeting next preceding the anniversary of 
St. John the Evangelist." 

Art. III., Sec. 3. We recommend that all after the first sentence be strick- 
en out, and that Section 14, Article X., be substituted therefor. 

Art. III., Section 5. We recommend that the last clause be stricken out. 

Art. VI., Sec. 4 and (i, we deem exceptionable, and recommend that thev 
be stricken out. 

El Dorado Lodge, U. D. — We recommend that the request of the Lodge 
be granted to change the night of meeting from Monday to Saturday. 

Gold Hill Lodge, U. D. — Art. III., Sec. l,we recommend to be stricken out. 

Art. VIII., Sec. 1, we recommend to strike out all after the word " year," 
to conform to Sec. 14, Art. X., of the Constitution. 

Golden Gate Lodge, U. 1). — Art. XV. We recommend that the following 
words be affixed to said Article, to wit : " subject to the approval of the 
Grand Lodge." 

Mokelumne Lodge, U. D. — We recommend that Art. IV., Sec. 1, be 
amended so as to have but two stated meetings in each month, instead of 
four, or so amend Sections 1 and 3, of Article VIII., as to comply with the 
requirements of the Constitution, in reference to petitions. 

Art. IX., Sec. 1. We recommend to strike out the words, "he shall be sus- 
pended," and insert, " his name may be stricken from the roll of members." 

Santa Clara Lodge, U. D. — Art. VI., Sec. 2. We recommend that all after 
the word ifc year" be stricken out, to conform to Sec. 14, Art. X., of the Con- 
stitution. 

Art. IX., Sec. 2. We recommend to strike out the words, " he shall be sus- 
pended," and insert " his name may be stricken from the roll of members." 

Art. X. We recommend that the following words be affixed to said Arti- 
cle : " subject to the approval of the Grand Lodge." 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

H. F. Wiilliams, ] 

Leopold Levy, l Committee. 

J. Morrill. ) 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

The Grand Lodge was then called eft' until 9 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning:. 



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Morning Session, j 

Saturday, May 7th, A. L. 5853. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 9 o'clock, A. M., the Grand 
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256 JOURNAL OP PROCEEDINGS. [J/ay, 

The minutes of the sessions of yesterday were read and approved. 

The Committee on Credentials reported H. R. Hawkins as proxy 
for the Worshipful Master of Eureka Lodge, and W. W. Stovall as 
proxy for the Worshipful Master of Gold Hill Lodge, which was con- 
curred in. 

Bro. B. D. Hyam, from the special committee to whom was referred 
the questions from Temple Lodge, No. 14, presented the following 
report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee to whom was referred the correspondence from Temple 
Lodge, No. 14. beg leave respectfully to report, that the same has received 
their due consideration, and they refer said Lodge to the Constitutions of 
Masonry, and the opinion and action of this Grand Lodge at its session of No- 
vember 5851, on the subject of maimed persons. In regard to a brother not 
paying his just debts, they would fraternally say, that all Masons should be 
moral men, and consequently must avoid any ill behavior that will tend to 
bring reproach on themselves, or our ancient and honorable institution : and 
that it is the duty of all subordinate Lodges, to impose on their respective 
members the absolute necessity of conforming to all the rules aud regulations 
of Freemasonry — Lodges bearing at the same time in mind the power they 
are invested with, of disciplining a member for any and all improper be- 
havior. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

B. D. Hyam. ] 

Jno. A. Tutt, >- Committee. 

A. Hollub. J 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

Bro J. Cook, from the special committee on Uniformity of Work 
presented the following report. : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee to whom was referred that portion of the Grand Master and 
Deputy Grand Master's Addresses touching the Uniformity of Work, respect- 
fully report as follows : — 

They recommend that a Grand Lecturer be appointed, who shall devote his 
whole time to the matter ; and inasmuch as the Grand Lodge at this session 
will be unable to have said Lecturers work exhibited before them for their ap- 
proval, your committee would recommend that the first four Grand Officers be a 
committee to examine said Lecturers work, and if approved, that he be in- 
structed to visit every Lodge in the State and teach the work and see that 
all constitutional provisions are adhered to ; that the said Lecturer shall re- 
ceive a salary of five hundred dollars per annum, from this Grand Lodge ; 
and that each subordinate Lodge, when visited by the Lecturer, shall pay all 
his expenses attending said visitation, and during his sojourn. 

By this mode of procedure, your committee are of opinion that the much 
desired object would be attained. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

John Cook, 

C. M. Kadcliff, \- Committee. 
Isaac Davis. 
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Which report was received and concurred in. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence presented the following 
report : — 

To the M.'.W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence beg respectfully to report that 
the following communications have been received from various sister Grand 
Lodges, viz.: — The printed proceedings of Louisiana, 1852-3; Florida, 
1852; Arkansas, 1851-2; Georgia, 1851; Mississippi, 1852; Maryland, 
1851-2; Indiana, 1852; Virginia, 1851; South Carolina, 1851; Missouri, 
1852 ; Connecticut, 1852 ; Kentucky, 1852 : Maine, 1852 ; Tennessee, 1852 ; 
Massachusetts, 1851-2; Wisconsin, 1852; New Hampshire, 1852; Pennsyl- 
vania, 1851 ; District of Columbia, 1853 ; Canada West, 1851; and several 
communications from the Grand Orient of France. 

In consequence of the absence of those members of the committee upon 
whom it was expected the duties for the past year would devolve, the report 
must of necessity be brief, and we throw ourselves upon the leniency of the 
Grand Lodge, as they well know the multiplicity of duties that have devolved 
upon the ex-officio chairman of the committee, the past year ; and we can 
but express our thanks to Bros. II. F. Willtams and A. G. Abell for their 
valuable assistance in preparing this report. 

We can with unfeigned pleasure congratulate our brethren upon the con- 
tinued and unexampled prosperity of our beloved Order throughout every 
portion of our vast Republic. With triumphant joy we hail the onward 
march of the pure and benign principles of Masonry, which tend so effect- 
ually to elevate and enlighten the human understanding, when properly ap- 
preciated. Never were her prospects more flattering : redolent with the 
brightest hopes, and gathering within her folds the pure in morals, the ele- 
vated in incellect, the Statesman, the Divine, the high and the low, as one 
great band of workmen, each laboring in his own proper sphere, to advance 
the high and holy Mission of Masonry. 

But while these cheering salutations come pouring in upon us from everv 
quarter, let us be cautious of a too rapid growth. Your committee cannot 
express their views upon this point better than by giving a quotation from 
the able report of the Committee on Foreign Correspondence of the Grand 
Lodge of Georgia, as follows : — 

" While congratulating you upon the growth and flourishing condition of Masonry 
within our borders, your committee deprecate a too luxuriant growth ; weeds may be 
springing up, concealed by the golden grain, and when the harvest is gathered, evil and 
woe may befall us, and from a quarter least expected— -our own midst. We earnestly 
advise our Grand and Deputy Grand Masters to grant Dispensations with great caution ; 
to be careful to ascertain that a new Lodge is needed in the vicinity for which it is asked, 
and that the brethren who asked for the Dispensation are not only worthy men, but com- 
petent to discharge the duties which they take upon themselves. A Lodge should be to 
the Grand Lodge what an individual Mason should be to his Lodge — not a drone in the 
hive, but an active, zealous member — not a detriment but an ornament. A Lodge 
should be as jealous of its reputation and standing as a Mason should be of his charac- 
ter and honor. We trust, therefore, that our Grand Officers will use great care and 
deliberation, and grant no Dispensations unless imperatively needed.'"' 

This caution we would extend to our subordinate Lodges, in recommend- 
ing petitions for Dispensations to the Grand and Deputy Grand Masters. 

We notice many complaints are made of our brethren of New York and 
South Carolina, for making Masons of those not residents in their jurisdic- 
tions. Your committee also deprecate this practice, and will state a case of 
late occurrence, in which we think our New York brethren did not do as they 
would be done by. A candidate (a resident of this city,) for the degrees of 
Masonry, was rejected in California Lodge, No. 1, and soon afterwards left 
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for New York, where (we are informed by a brother here, who has received 
information to that effect,) he petitioned a Lodge for, and received the three 
degrees of Masonry. Upon this case we have no comments to make, as the 
evils of such a course are too apparent. 

It affords us no small degree of pleasure and gratification to notice with 
what zeal, fraternal kindness, and noble liberality many of our sister Grand 
Lodges have received and contributed to the worthy objects set forth in the 
circular of this Grand Lodge, for the benefit of our Sacramento brethren ; 
some of whom sacrificed all their worldly goods for objects of charity. It 
will undoubtedly be difficult for some of our distant brethren, at the first 
glance, to realize the fact that in this land of gold, we should become so em- 
barrassed as to call upon our brethren throughout the world, to aid and assist 
us in that noble and glorious work of Charity, the sustaining of which has 
caused our present pecuniary embarrassment. But the energy and generosity 
so nobly manifested by such of our sister Grand Lodges as have been heard 
from thus far, inspire the bright hope that ere another year rolls round, 
we will have received sufficient aid to relieve us very materially from our 
present embarrassment. 

Your committee have not time to notice, as they would like, the action of 
each Grand Lodge ; yet cann r, t refrain from mentioning the lively interest 
taken in our behalf by the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts in republishing our 
circular, together with the following resolutions, which were distributed among 
her subordinate Lodges, and sent to all the Grand Lodges in communication 
with her : — 

" Resolved, That this Grand Lodge has seen with great satisfaction the noble stand 
taken by our brethren in California, in carrying out at great personal loss, and amidst 
indescribable difficulties and dangers, the true and self-sacrificing principles of our Order. 
In the midst of the ' pestilence which walketh in darkness, and the destruction thatwasteth 
at noon-day/ they, firm in their Masonic faith, and fearless in the exercise of Masonic 
duty, were the saviors of the distressed and dying brother, when there was, under God, 
none other to save ; and have thereby earned a just title to the respect and gratitude of 
the Craft the world over, and through all time. 

" Resolved, That this Grand Lodge earnestly appeal to the Masonic sympathies of all 
the subordinate Lodges in this jurisdiction, and, as the sum asked of each institution by 
our friends in California is not large, though enough to relieve them from their difficulties, 
if their call i^ generally responded to, we hope that this most peculiar case will be met 
with that heartiness of approval which is its due, and that not only Lodges, but individual 
brethren, will, in emulation of the example so worthily set them, give of their abundance, 
or of their poverty, as God has given them the means. 

**■ Resolved, That in order to set the example in the good work, this Grand Lodge will 
appropriate the sum of one hundred dollars, sincerely regretting at the same time, their 
inability to do more. And that the Grand Treasurer be empowered to take charge of all 
donations from subordinate Lodges and from individuals, and forward the same to the 
<*rand Lodge of California. 

" Resolved, That the circular of the Grand Lodge of California, together with these 
resolutions, be printed, and a copy thereof sent to each Lodge under this jurisdiction : 
-also that a copy of the resolutions be sent to all Grand Lodges with whom this Grand 
Lodge is in communication." 

Your committee must also notice the great liberality of the Lodges in the 
jurisdiction of the District of Columbia, each having contributed to our relief 
liberally, in proportion to its means. 

Many donations have been made, which have not yet come to hand. Al- 
though the condition of our State has improved much, socially and otherwise, 
and though there is far less cause for destitution and actual suffering among 
us than formerly, still, while our population continues to increase so rapidly 
as at present, it must be expected (as is certainly the case) that many will be 
thrown among us sick and destitute, who need assistance ; aiid this keeps the 
number of applicants for charity as large or larger than in 1849 and 1850. 
Hence our Lodges are unable to accumulate a charity fund, and our private 
resources have been 3 and are constantly heavilv taxed. None, save those 

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who have been among us, can form correct ideas of our position in this re- 
spect ; yet it is a pleasing reflection to know that we have thus far been able 
to respond to every call for assistance, from those who were really needy, 
and have been enabled to carry out the great object of Masonry — Charity to 
all mankind. 

Your committee cannot resist the temptation to lay before this Grand Lodge 
a short address delivered by our much esteemed brother, B. B. French, Grand 
Master of the District of Columbia, upon the occasion of laying the corner- 
stone of the new Capitol at Washington, D. C, as follows: — 

My Masonic Brethren : — 

I arise to address you on this occasion, deeply oppressed with the circumstances which 
surround me. 

Standing-, as I do, in the presence of some of the most exalted men of this nation, and 
to be followed, as I am to be, by one admitted by all as emphatically the orator of his 
time, and of whom I can truly say, u He it is, who, coming after me, is preferred before 
me, — whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose," you will believe me guilty of no 
affectation, when I say 1 feel a diffidence, which is to me unusual. Still, as your Grand 
Master, I have a duty to perform, and I shrink from no duty, under any circumstances. 
As has been the custom of our revered Order on such occasions, I shall proceed briefly 
to address you. 

I am unable to conceive of a more interesting occasion than this upon which we are 
assembled, on this anniversary of the birth-day of American Freedom. Here we are, — 
the proud dome of our Capitol towering above us, — assembled together from the north 
and the south, from the east and the west, to perform a duty, indicative in itself, of the 
growth and prosperity of this mighty nation. 

On the eighteenth day of September, 1793, was laid by George Washington, Pres- 
ident of the United States and Grand Master of Masons, (at least on that occasion) the 
corner-stone of the magnificent edifice before us. It was, doubtless, supposed that when 
completed according to the plan then adopted, it would be of ample dimensions to ac- 
commodate all the wants of the people by whom it was to be erected for ages then to 
come. Fifty-eight years have elapsed, and, in that comparatively brief space in the 
agres of governments, we are called upon to assemble here and lay the corner-stone of an 
additional edifice, which shall hereafter tower up, resting firmly on the strong foundation 
this day planted, adding beauty and magnitude to the People's house, and illustrating to 
the world the firm foundation in the People's hearts, of the principles of freedom and the 
rapid growth of those principles on this western continent. 

Yes, my brethren, standing here, where, fifty-eight years ago, Washington stood, 
clothed in the same Masonic regalia that he then wore, using the identical gavel that he 
med, we have assisted in laying the foundation of a new Capitol of the United States 
this day, as Solomon of old laid the foundation of the temple of the living God ! " Now, 
therefore," says the historian Josephus, " the king laid the foundation of the Temple very 
deep in the ground, and the materials were strong stones, and such as would resist the 
force of time j" and we, following this sublime example, have laid here, deep in the 
ground, and of strong stones, that we trust will resist the force of time, the foundations of 
a house, wherein we hope for lengthened years the representatives of a mighty people 
shall legislate for the glory, the happiness, and the good of that people ! 

When the corner-stone of the edifice before us was laid, in 1793, the Government was 
justly considered an experiment, and the prediction was again and again made by those 
who, thank God, turned out to be false prophets, that it would fail ; the wish was doubt- 
less " father to the thought ;' but it did not fail ! The first census of the United States, in 
1791, exhibited a population of less than four millions of souls ; at the time of laying that 
corner-stone there were probably something over four millions ; and now, in less than 
sixty years, the number has increased to upwards of twenty millions ! The predictions 
of failure, by the false prophets, have themselves utterly failed, while the prayer has been 
answered and the prophecy fulfilled which Washington made on assuming the duties of 
President, on the thirtieth of April, 1789. He then offered up his " fervent supplications to 
the Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, 
and whose providential aids can supply every humt.i defect, that his benediction would 
consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people c f the United States, a Government 
instituted by themselves for these essential purposes 5 and would enable every instrument 
employed in its administration to execute with success the functions afloted to his 
charge." 

The ear of the Almighty was open to that prayer ; it was recorded in heaven. And 
from Washington, down to the present President of the United States, who so worthily 
and with so much dignity and honor fills the proud station that Washington filled, it has 
been answered, and eve»y instrument employed in the administration of this Govern- 

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ment has executed with success the functions allotted to his charge. After this supplica- 
tion to the Most High, Washington expressed his conviction " that the foundations of our 
national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and 
the preeminence of a free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win 
the affections of its citizens, and command the respect of the world. 7 ' 

" I dwell/ 7 said he, " on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love of 
my country can inspire 3 since there is no truth more thoroughly established than that 
there exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between duty and 
advantage, between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy and the 
solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity 5 since we ought to be no less persuaded 
that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards 
the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained ; and since the pre- 
servation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of govern- 
ment, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked on the experiment en- 
trusted to the hands of the American people. u 

This prophecy has been fulfilled. "The foundations of our national policy were, laid 
in the pure and immutable principles of private moralitjv 7 and the eternal rules of order 
and right having been regarded, the propitious smiles of Heaven have beamed upon u the 
American people, to v/hose hands the "experiment'" 7 was entrusted. Prophecy has be- 
come fact, hope has become fruition, and the experiment on which the destiny of our re- 
publican model of government was deeply and finally staked, has been entirely 
successful. 

But, my brethren, we must for a moment reverse this bright picture of the past. As, 
in the fabled mirror, when under the power of the magic wand, clouds obscure the view 
for a time, and darkness and desolation shut from the beholder's eye some scenes of hap- 
piness and joy, so, within a short time past, have been hovering over the brightness of 
our political horizon the dark and dismal clouds of disunion, — and the time was, and that 
recently, u when the boldest held his breath, 77 in anticipation of the shock which was ex- 
pected to overwhelm the Republic. 

Thanks to Almight}' God, the good old ship of State weathered the dangers that 
seemed about to overwhelm her, and, like that glorious old battle-ship, the Constitution, 
she has escaped the imminent dangers of a •' lee shore,' 7 and is now again, we hope and 
trust, in smooth water, with a cloudless horizon all around her. Heaven works not on 
earth without human means, and men and patriots were inspired in our day of danger to 
cast themselves resolutely into the breach, and strike boldly for the Union. The names 
of Clay, Webster, Cass, Foote, Cobb, Dickinson, Houston, Douglas, and a host of 
others, shall live in the history of the dark storm through which we have just passed, 
as the saviors of this glorious galaxy of American States 3 their names shall stand in his- 
tory as pillars of their country in the hour of her darkest trial. 

I know 1 shall be excused for saying, that all save one whose names I have mentioned, 
are " brethren of the mystic tie. 77 He to whose eloquence you are about to listen, is, if I 
mistake not, the only exception. To these great, good, patriotic men, aided as they have 
been by the Executive of the nation, in whose every act a determination not to be misun- 
derstood has been manifested to preserve the Union, do we, as 1 firmly believe, under 
God, owe the existence, this day, of these United States of America! Thanks be to 
God ! Thanks be to them 1 

And now my brethren, do we see nothing here, in these ceremonies, on this occasion, to 
cheer us 1 Cold indeed must be our hearts, if they can beat on in their regular pulsations, 
while our eyes behold nothing but a plain rock of granite, hewed and squared, and our 
ears hear nothing farther than "it is a corner-stone. 77 I see in these ceremonies, as it 
were, the spirit of Washington amongst us, renewingthe hopes and wishes and prayers 
that he never failed to offer during his life-time for the perpetuation of the Union. In that 
corner-stone 1 perceive the seal set to a renewed lease of the existence of this Union. 
Lease, did I say ? No, a deed of warrant, in fee simple, to have and to hold, to us and our 
heirs and representatives forever ! 

In the erection of this new Capitol, adjoining the old one, 1 see Texas and California, 
and New Mexico, come in and unite themselves to our old Union, and become one and 
the same with it ; and in leaving this old Capitol untouched, I see the old Union — South 
Carolina and all — standing firmly, proudly, in its glorious strength, unbroken and un- 
breakable 5 and let us all firmly hope and pray, so may it stand, forever and forever !" 

Your committee also take pleasure in submitting the following communi- 
cations from the Grand Master and Grand Orient of France, to wit : — 

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GRAND ORIETVT OF PRANCE: 

TO THE GLORY OF THE GRAND ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE. 

Orient of Paris, ) 

1st of May, 1852. $ 
The Grand Master of the Masonic Order in France, 

To the Grand Lodge of California, Greeting : 
Very Dear and Illustrious Brethren : In entering- upon the discharge of the 
high duties which have been confided to me by the Grand Orient of France, and in ma- 
king you acquainted with this event, I most gladly hail the occasion presented to say how 
happy I am to see continued the friendly relations which exist between you and the Ma- 
sonic Senate of France. 

The honor which has just been conferred upon me — unsought by me, but the high 
value of which 1 deeply feel — I have accepted with the sincere hope of being useful to 
this Sublime Institution of ours, which embraces the entire world. 

To accomplish this hope, I rely upon the good will and united efforts of all French 
Masons ; and permit me, very dear and illustrious brethren, also to count npon your sym- 
pathies and assistance j for our institution knows no limits, and whencesoever there may 
come to us noble and generous inspirations, it is ever with great joy that we hasten to ac- 
cept them. 

Accept, very dear and illustrious brethren, the assurance of my great consideration 
and devotion. 

LUCIEN MURAT, 33]), 
Grand Master of the Order of Masonry in France. 

GRAND ORIENT OF PRANCE: 

SECRETARIAT GENERAL OF THE MASONIC ORDER IN FRANCE. 

Orient of Paris, ) 
1st of May, 1852. ) 
To the Grand Lodge at San Francisco : — 

Very Dear and Illustrious Brethren : I have the honor to transmit to you the 
letter which the new Grand Master of Masons in France, Prince Luc i en Murat, has 
written to the Masonic bodies of other countries, to announce to them his election and to 
renew more firmly the friendly bonds which attach the Masons of France 1o all throughout 
the world. 

I avail myself of this opportunity, very dear and illustrious brethren, to assure you of 
all the devotion with which 

I have the honor to be, 
V.\ S.\ P.-. L.-. M.\ L.\ S.-. and of: the H.\ Q,.-. V .-. S.\ D.\ 

ADOLPHE PERIER, 33d, 
Secretary General of the Grand Orient. 
Seen and registered. 

Hubert, 33d, Chief of the Secretariat General. 

AVe further recommend that the following answers be approved, as pre- 
pared by Bro. Alexander G. Abell, of California Lodge, No. 1, to whom we 
are indebted for the above translations. 



Grand Lodge of Californi 

San Francisco, May, 1853. 



lnia, ; 

3. \ 
To Prince Lucien Murat. Grand Master of JSlasons in France :*— 

Very Dear and Illustrious Brother : Your letter of May first, 1852, honoring the 
Grand Lodge of the State of California with the announcement of your election to the 
high dignify of Grand Master of the Masonic Order in France, has been communicated 
to that body at its present session. 

Feeling the most ardent solicitude to see the benignant influences and philanthropic- 
principles of our beloved Order expanded to the utmost, and the sacred bonds of brother- 
hood which unite Masons throughout the world, still more firmly knit, the Grand Lodge 
of California hails, with the sincerest joy, this sublime elevation of a Prince whose devo- 
tion to the Institution of Masonry has not failed to reach the knowledge of his brethren on 
the shores of the Pacific. 

It has been with no little satisfaction that the Grand Lodge of this State has observed 
the late proceedings of the Grand Orient of France, well calculated as they are to con- 
solidate and regulate, and place upon a firmer and more secure and lasting basis, the 
rights and benefits of our ancient Order in a country, every recollection of which is dear 
to American hearts. 

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VVc unite with you, most cordially, in the desire to see the fraternal relations which 
now exist between the Masons of France and those of the United States, still, and for- 
ever continued; and it will always be a source of pleasure to this Grand Lodge to do all 
in its power to cooperate with you in maintaining and extending them. 

Permit me to congratulate the Order in France upon the accession of a chief so distin- 
guished, both as a man and a Mason, and accept, most dear and illustrious brother, the 
assurances of my high consideration and fraternal devotion. 

CHAS, M. RADCLIFF, 
Grand Master of Masons of the State of California. 

Grand Lodge of California, , 
San Francisco, May, 1853. 
To the Grand Orient of France, at Paris : — 

Very Dear and Illustrious Brethren : The Grand Lodge of the State of Cali- 
fornia has been honored with the receipt of the letter of the illustrious brother, Adolphe 
Perier, Secretary General of the Grand Orient of France, dated May first, 1852, trans- 
mitting a communication from Prince Lucien Murat, which announces his late elevation to 
the high dignity of Grand Master of Masons in France. 

I am directed by this Grand Lodge to express the lively satisfaction with which this in- 
telligence has filled that body, and to congratulate you, most dear and illustrious brethren, 
upon the election of a Prince so worthy to administer the high functions with which he 
has been charged. 

I am also instructed to acknowledge the receipt of the bulletin of the proceedings of the 
Grand Orient, and the Masonic Calendar accompanying it — and while expressing the 
thanks of the Grand Lodge for this courtesy, to inform you that it will be reciprocated at 
the termination of the present session. 

Permit me to avail myself of this occasion to assure you, very dear and illustrious breth- 
ren, of the high consideration and fraternal devotion with which I have the honor to be, 

L. STOWELL, 
Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of California. 

Having thus briefly touched upon several topics well worthy of more ma- 
ture consideration, and which we admit should have received at the hands of 
your committee more than a passing notice, it now becomes our painful duty 
to allude to those unhappy differences which have arisen in our midst since 
the last regular Communication of this Grand Lodge, to mar the peace and 
harmony of our noble and time honored institution. The task is one from 
which your committee would gladly shrink, were escape possible, as it involves 
a discussion upon those undefined points in Masonic jurisprudence which the 
wisest of our noble Order have preferred should remain undiscussed, with the 
fond (though delusive) hope that no occasion would ever arise wherein their 
exercise would be needed. The differences alluded to, have grown out of an 
exercise of power, claimed as inherent by the Grand Master, which the Grand 
Lodge denies, as may be seen by the proceedings of the special Communica- 
tion of August last, and the Grand Masters narrative of October following. 

Your committee do not propose to dilate upon the particular circumstances 
which have caused this unfortunate state of affairs. It is sufficient to know 
that grave charges were preferred to the Grand Lodge against Grand 
Master B. D. Hyam, to which he responded in a published narrative — and 
though we do not propose to enter into a discussion of the merits or demerits 
of either side, still we cannot lose sight of the fact that serious differences 
have arisen between our Grand Lodge and Grand Master respecting their rel- 
ative powers, which renders it imperatively binding upon us, for the sake of 
harmony, to define clearly the powers and prerogatives of each, and thereby 
establish the supremacy of the one or the other. It is a source of sore regret 
to your committee that the ancient Constitutions are not more explicit — par- 
ticularly wherein the powers and prerogatives of the Grand Master are denned: 
yet it is quite obvious that the framers of those Constitutions were imbued 
with a just sense of the source of all power among men or Masons, and did 
not lose sight of the fact that an improper exercise might be made of the 
high powers delegated to the Grand Master, and accordingly laid down the 



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remedy in such an event, as follows, to wit : " If the Grand Master should 
abuse his great power, and render himself unworthy of the obedience and sub- 
mission of the Lodge, he shall be treated in a way and manner to be agreed 
upon in a new regulation ; because hitherto the ancient Fraternity have had 
no ocasion for it, " — thereby showing his accountability to and dependence 
upon the Grand Lodge, and firmly substantiating the two great principles 
which form the basis of all governments, viz. : First, u That there is no politi- 
cal evil without its corresponding remedy. ,? Secondly, That all powers among 
men must emanate from the people, and as the issue cannot be greater than 
the source, or the creature superior to his creator, the strength of all govern- 
ments must emanate from the consent of the governed. " 

In an hereditary monarchy, the ruler may, with at least a show of plausibil- 
ity, claim divine authority. But when the head of a government is an elective 
officer, the first and fundamental principle of election renders him amenable 
to those who bestow it. Oar traditions and historical records show that from 
the days of King Solomon, at least, the office of Grand Master has ever been 
elective — which by all parity of reasoning, renders the incumbent amenable 
to those who bestow it upon him, and, consequently their creature, with no 
other powers than those delegated to him. He is but the agent of his elec- 
tors, and, of necessity, according to every principle of justice and reason, is 
dependent upon and responsible to them. 

The highest delegated authority among Masons is vested in the Grand 
Lodge, which is composed of the officers and representatives of the several 
subordinate Lodges, — whence all powers emanate. A Grand Lodge, at this 
day, is but the representation of the Craft with the power of legislation. To 
it is confided the power of electing the executive officers of the Order and the 
exercise of such other powers as their own Constitution recognizes j to promote 
the welfare of the Craft, and the usages of Freemasonry. The Grand Officers 
are but constituent parts of the Grand Lodge, and it would be denying an axiom 
to assert that the Grand Master, or any other member thereof, possesses pow- 
ers superior to the whole body, collectively. It needs no argument or proof to 
show that the whole is greater than a part, or that a part is less than the whole. 
Then, if there be no power vested in this Grand Lodge by implication, apart 
from the strict letter of the Constitution, how can it be urged that the Grand 
Master, a constituent part thereof, possesses such implied powers ? 

The ancient Constitutions grant to the Grand Master the power " to assem- 
ble a Lodge and make Masons at will, " which with the most liberal construc- 
tion can only apply to time and place — a power which none will deny, either 
to the Grand Lodge or Grand Master, in cases of actual emergency, all other 
requisites being satisfactory. But the ancient Constitutions point out the re- 
quisites which a candidate for Masonry must possess ; one of which is that no 
man shall be made a Mason without the unanimous consent of the members 
present of the Lodge to which he may petition. ; ' The opposition of one 
member is sufficient to reject a candidate, and, say the ancient Constitutions 
u this is an inherent right, not subject to a dispensation. " 

The Constitution of our Grand Lodge says, Article X., Section 14: "On the 
rejection of any applicant for initiation or membership by any Lodge under 
the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, the Secretary of said Lodge shall forth- 
with notify all the Lodges in said jurisdiction thereof, and no Lodge shall be 
allowed to receive his petition, short of one year from such rejection. " This 
law is imperativly binding, not only on each of the subordinate Lodges, but 
also on the Grand Lodge, or any occasional Lodge which may be convened 
by virtue of the existing Masonic authority, as regularly constituted and 
acknowledged in the Grand Lodge of California. Nor will it admit of a dispen- 
sation, while the cause remains which induced the rejection. Should the 
member or members opposing such initiation withdraw their objections in 

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open Lodge, and thereby place the candidate in an unobjectionable attitude 
before the Fraternity, then the dispensing power may with propriety be exer- 
cised by the Grand Lodge (the immediate representative of the Craft,) if in 
session, or by the Grand Master (who is the representative of the Grand 
Lodge,) while not in session. But the dispensing power can only extend to 
the limitation of time, or to a change of place, which, it is quite obvious, are 
simple barriers to prevent further action upon the petition until the objections 
which induced its rejection may be removed, or more firmly established. In 
a case where the objections have been voluntarily removed, the e\il no longer 
exists which the rule was intended to check, and consequently the effect dies 
with the cause ; and your committee hold that where the dispensing power 
vested in a Grand Lodge, or Grand Master, is judiciously exercised, it is virtu- 
ally only an announcement to the Craft that the objections which the rule was 
intended to meet, had been removed ; and should such announcement be made 
to the Craft by the Grand Master, through the exercise of such powers on 
a candidate where the objections have nor been removed, the act should be re- 
garded as a breach of faith, and the offender should be dealt with as an un- 
worthy agent, and the high powers intrusted to him should be withdrawn. 

But how shall this be done? By adopting a new regulation for that pur- 
pose. To make this new regulation, what is necessary? 

" Why, surely nothing" else than to take, by solemn act and deliberation, the necessary 
steps to bring the offender to justice 3 for we must not mistake the form for the substance, 
and imagine that the assembling of the Grand Lodge and the adoption of a formal reg- 
ulation laying down the manner in which the Grand Master shall be accused, tried and 
punished, in view of a case of actual dereliction on the part of that officer, can be of 
greater validity or effect than the actual proceeding itself, without previous formal notice. 

It is a natural and logical sequence that the power of doing a thing resides with the 
power of willing or ordaining a thing, and that the execution evidences the pre-existing will 
that it should be done. The declaration contained in the existing Constitution of the Grand 
Lod^e of England upon this subject, is but the enunciation of what is and ever has been the 
understanding of the Craft of their ancient rights, and evidently means neither more nor 
less than that the representatives of the Fraternity, in whom they have lodged their indi- 
vidual and original power in trust, have the power to call the chief executive officer of the 
Order to account for his misdemeanors in office, and that they understand that the making 
of a new regulation on the subject was to mean the determination of the Grand Lodge 
in convocation to proceed and try, and if need existed, punish according to the principles 
of justice which govern all proceedings in ±\lasonic bodies.''' 

This quotation is from the report of the proceedings of the Grand Lodge 
of the State of Louisiana. It is given verbatim, as it accords entirely with the 
views of your committee upon this subject ; and they therefore conclude their 
report with the presentation of the following resolutions : — 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Grand Lodge that the Grand Master is but the 
creature of the Grand Lodge, with no implied powers, inherent or divine. 

Resolved, That it is competent for a Grand Lodge to try its Grand Master for a mis- 
demeanor in office, and deal with him as the nature of the offence may require, which 
action will comprehend what is understood by " A new Regulation." 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

L. Stowell, ) n ... 
0. J. Presto*, j <*»!■»«* 

Which report was received and concurred in; the resolutions accom- 
panying it were adopted; and the committee was discharged. 

The Committee on Finance and Accounts presented the following 
report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Committee on Finance and Accounts, to whom was referred the re- 
ports of the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer, respectfullv report that 

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5853.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 265 

they have examined said reports, together with the books and vouchers of said 
officers, and find that the accounts of the Grand Lodge, up to the present an- 
nual Communication, have been correctly kept. 

The committee would farther report that the Donation Fund, up to the 
present time, amounts to the sum of nine hundred and seventy-five dollars 
and eighty cents, ($975 80.) That there is now in the hands of the Grand 
Treasurer the sum of six hundred and sixty-nine dollars and eighty-six cents. 
($669 86,) leaving the Grand Lodge in debt to the Donation Fund, three hun- 
dred and five dollars and ninety four cents, ($305 94.) This arises from the 
fact that but five Lodges paid up their November dues to the Grand Lodge ; 
and the committee would earnestly but respectfully call the attention of 
every member of the Grand Lodge to that part of the Grand Secretary's re- 
port which so forcibly points out the difficulty and confusion which ensues 
from a neglect of the subordinate Lodges in this particular. 

While upon this subject, the committee would respectfully suggest that the 
mode of making returns to the Grand Lodge is not at all calculated to facili- 
tate the business of that body, or to simplify its accounts. 

Upon the first day of the Annual Communication, at the very time when 
the undivided attention of the Grand Secretary should be given to the pro- 
ceedings of the Grand Lodge, there is piled upon his table an immense mass 
of returns and accounts sufficient to occupy his attention for several days, and 
making it necessary to carry the accounts of the last six months (and when 
there are no November returns the accounts for the year,) over into the ac- 
counts of the next year. The committee would therefore recommend that the 
present plan be changed, that the returns of the subordinate Lodges may be 
made up to a period of two months before the meeting of the Grand Lodge, 
and that such Lodges as do not make their returns to the Grand Secretary, 
and pay up their dues to the Grand Lodge, be not allowed a vote in that body 
unless excused by the Grand Lodge. This would give the Grand Secretary 
the necessary time to get up the business of the Grand Lodge ; it would en- 
able each year's accounts to be kept by themselves, and would insure the at- 
tention of the subordinate Lodges to the matter of paying up their dues. 

The committee would also report that in their opinion the fees paid to the 
Grand Lodge for conferring the degrees, is not in proportion to the fees re- 
ceived by the subordinate Lodges. Under the jurisdiction of the Grand 
Lodges generally throughout the Union, the subordinate Lodges receive only 
fifteen dollars to thirty dollars for conferring the three degrees, out of which 
the Grand Lodge receives from fifty cents to one dollar and fifty cents on each 
degree conferred. Whereas, under this jurisdiction, the subordinate Lodges 
receive from seventy-five dollars to one hundred and fifty dollars for con- 
ferring the three degrees, and our Grand Lodge only receives one dollar for 
each degree. 

The committee would further report that the Grand Secretary is by no means 
properly remunerated for his services, either in the matter of salary or perquisites. 
During the last year the Grand Secretary has received, as salary, but six hun- 
dred dollars, while the duties of his office are such as to require nearly the 
constant attention of one person, or the partial attention of several. By an 
oversight in the Constitution, the Grand Secretary is not allowed to receive a 
fee for a Dispensation, although it requires as much, if not more labor, than 
that of making out a Charter. By an amendment of the Constitution, the fee 
for a diploma was reduced from five to three dollars, of which sum the Grand 
Secretary receives but one dollar ; a fee by no means commensurate with the 
duties to be performed, viz. : — that of communicating with the brother, re- 
cording his certificate, making out his diploma, and attaching the seal of the 
Grand Lodge. 

The committee would therefore recommend that the Grand Lod^e (before 
2 i [43] V 



266 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. {J^2/y 

the election of officers,) fix upon the salary of the Grand Secretary, which 
shall be sufficient to enable him to give his entire attention to the duties of his 
office. They would also recommend that the Grand Secretary be authorized 
to procure an office in a fire-proof building, for the better preservation of the 
archives and books of the Grand Lodge. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Wm. Robinson, ] n >,. 
Samuel Marx/ } Committee. 

Which report was received and laid upon the table for the present. 

Bro. T. A. Tho'mas offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the money forwarded to this Grand Lodge for the relief of 
the Sacramento Lodges, be paid over to Tehama Lodge, No. 3, to be dis- 
bursed as designed by this Grand Lodge ; and that the Worshipful Master of 
Tehama Lodge be authorized to draw for the same, countersigned by the Se- 
cretary of the Lodge, under seal, which shall be the Grand Treasurer's receipt 
for the same. * 

Which resolution was adopted. 

Bro. J. D. Stevenson offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That no money or fund in the treasury of the Grand Lodge, held 
in trust or specially appropriated, shall be paid out on any order or draft not 
made applicable to the same by the terms of such order or draft. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

The Committee on Dispensations and Charters reported on the books 
and work of San Diego Lodge, and recommended that a Charter be 
granted : which report was concurred in, a Charter was ordered, and 
Bro. Geo. H. Derby was admitted to a seat as the representative of 
that Lodge. 

The report of the Committee on Finance and Accounts was then 
taken up, and, together with certain proposed amendments to the Con- 
stitution, was referred to a special committee of three. 

The Grand Master named the following brethren as such — 

% ( Bro. Wm. Robinson, 

Special Committee: < " H. 0. Ryerson. 

( " G. W. Macrae. 

Bro. J. R. CnANDALL offered the following resolutions : — 

Resolved, That in accordance with the report of the Committee on Uniform- 
ity of Work, we hereby recommend Bro. Isaac Davis to said Committee on 
Work, and most respectfully request his appointment. 

Resolved, That in view of the importance of an established uniform system 
of work in subordinate Lodges, we recommend that the Grand Lecturer (when 
appointed) visit, if practicable, all the Lodges, and that for his services they 
pay him a reasonable compensation. 

Which resolutions were adopted. 

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5853.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 267 

Bro. R. F. Knott offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That a committee of five Past Masters be appointed, to present 
to this Grand Lodge, at its next annual Communication, a revised Constitu- 
tion, for their consideration. 

Which resolution was adopted, and the Grand Master named the 
following special committee — 

") Bro. B. F. Knott, 
| u Isaac Davis, 

On the Revision of the Constitution : J- " J. G. Candee, 

I " N. G. Curtis, 
J u Levi Stowell. 

Bro. G-. EL Derby offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Grand Lodge that any member of 
a subordinate Lodge under another jurisdiction, may become by affiliation a 
member of a subordinate Lodge under this jurisdiction, provided he be in 
good standing in his original Lodge, and pays his dues regularly to both. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

Bro. T. A. Thomas offered the following preamble and resolution : — 

"Whereas, The fees arising from the brethren made at Goodyear's Bar, and 
from Bro. C. D. Aiken, in Mountain Shade Lodge, have been placed by the 
Mr. Wr. Grand Master, B. D. IIyam, at the disposal of the Grand Lodge, 
therefore be it 

Resolved, That the amount received from the above-named brothers be paid 
over to Mountain Shade Lodge. 

Which preamble and resolution were adopted. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 2 o'clock, this afternoon. 



In iBxanb £otyt. 



Afternoon Session, 1 

Saturday, May 1th, A. L. 5853. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on 2 o'clock, P. M., the Grand Master 

presiding. 

Bro. Wm, Robinson offered a resolution relative to closing Lodges 
at their last meeting previous to the Anniversary of the Saints John ; 
which was indefinitely postponed. 

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26S JOURNAL OP PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

Bro. B. D. Hyam presented a resolution from Benicia Lodge, of- 
fering its hall for the use of the Grand Lodge at its next annual Com- 
munication ; which was received and placed on file, 

Bro. J. Morrill offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the next annual Communication of this Grand Lodge be 
held at Sacramento City. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

Bro. Wm, Robinson, from the special committee to whom was re- 
ferred the report of the Committee on Finance and Accounts, and the 
proposed amendments to the Constitution, presented the following re- 
port : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee to whom was referred the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance and Accounts, report the same back, recommending the concurrence of 
the Grand Lodge therein, and the adoption of the following resolutions: — 

Resolved, That the sum of twelve hundred dollars be appropriated to Bro. 
L. Stowell, as a compensation for his efficient services as Grand Secretary of 
the Grand Lodge during the past year. 

Resolved, That the salary of the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of 

the State of California for the year next ensuing, be twelve hundred dollars. 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary be authorized to procure an office in a 

fire-proof building, for the better preservation of the archives of the Grand 

Lodge. 

Your committee also report the following proposed amendments to the Con- 
stitution as properly signed, and recommend their adoption : — 

We propose to amend Sec. 1, of Art. X., so that it shall read, u Every 
subordinate Lodge shall elect its officers annually or semi-annually, (as they 
may deem fit,) by ballot, by a majority of the votes of the members present 
at the stated meeting next preceding the anniversaries of St. John the Evan- 
gelist and St. John the Baptist, who shall be installed on the evening of their 
election, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and shall retain their respect- 
ive offices until their successors in office shall be elected and duly installed." 
J. H. Murphy, FA Dorado - - • 
Jxo. F. Damon. Golden Gate 
Geo. H. Derby, San Diego 
Chas. M. R-adcliff, Tuolumne 
G. W. Macrae, Madison 
T. A. Thomas, Diamond 
John Cook, Santa Clara 
We propose to amend Sec. 8, of Art. X., so that it shall read, 
Lodge shall be represented in every annual Grand Lodge. On the first Tues- 
day in March each Lodge shall also furnish to the Grand Secretary a correct 
account of its proceedings during the past fiscal year, in a form to be pre- 
scribed by the Grand Lodge, and make payment of its regular dues ; and in 
case of the non-performance of these duties, the Lodge shall be deprived of 
any vote in the Grand Lodge, unless excused by the Grand Lodge, and its 
Charter may be declared forfeited/' 

And we further propose to amend Sec. 2, of Art. IX., so that it shall read. 
u Each Lodge shall pay into the treasury of the Grand Lodge the sum of two 

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Lodge, 


.No. 26, 


ti 


u 30, 


n 


u 35, 


a 


" 3, 


a 


" 23, 


it 


" 29, 


a 


" 34, 


[ read, 


" Each 



<( 


a 


10, 


U 


tt 


i, 


a 


a 


34, 


a 


a 


26, 


a 


M 


20, 


Committee 





5853.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 269 

dollars for every degree conferred upon candidates ; the sum of one dollar for 
every affiliating member ; and the sum of two dollars annually for each con- 
tributing member." 

John Cook, Santa Clara - Lodge, No. 34, 
E. M. Chamberlain, Trinity Li " 27, 
A. Hollub, San Francisco " " 7, 
Geo. W. Macrae, Madison " " 23, 
We propose to amend Sec. 1, of Art. IV., by striking out the words, " after 
the other business of the Lodge shall be completed." 

W W Stoyall, I Th . Lodge ,No. 3, 

J. A. W ADSWORTH, j B 

H. F. Williams, San Jose 

R. F. Knott, California 

John Cook, Santa Clara 

J. H. Murphy, El Dorado 

L. Stowell, Washington 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Wm. Eobinson, 
H. 0. Ryerson, 
G. W. Macrae, 

Which report was concurred in ; the resolutions accompanying it 
were adopted ; the proposed amendments to the Constitution were or- 
dered to be entered on the minutes ; and the committee was discharged. 

Bro. R. HorKiNS offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the twenty-five dollars donated by Temple Lodge No. 14, 
to the Grand Secretary, (he having placed the same to the credit of the Grand 
Lodge,) be now credited to the account of Temple Lodge. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

The Committee on procuring a Stone for the National Washington 
JMonurnent, reported no progress, and were discharged. 

The Committees on By-Laws and on Grievances reported no further 
business, and were discharged. 

The following resolution in regard to Martinez Lodge was adopted : — 

Resolved, That if Martinez Lodge applies for a continuation of its Dispen- 
sation, the same be granted, upon the presentation to and approval of its work, 
by the Grand Master or Grand Lecturer, and the payment of the requisite 
fee. 

The committee on the request of Marysvillc Lodge, No. 9, was 
granted until the next Annual Communication of the Grand Ledge to 
report. 

The following resolutions were offered by the Grand Secretary : — 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary cause three hundred and fifty (350) 
copies of the proceedings of this Communication, including the Constitution 
acid Standing Resolutions of the Grand Lodge, to be printed and distributed 
&S usuaJ ; and that he be authorized to draw on the Grand Treasurer for all 

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270 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

the necessary expenses of the Grand Lodge, growing out of this Communica- 
tion ; the bills to be approved by the Grand or Deputy Grand Master. 

Resolved, That it shall be the duty of the Grand Secretary, at the close of 
each session, to notify all Lodges in arrears, and request, the settlement of 
their dues. 

Resolved, That no books or papers belonging to the Grand Lodge shall be 
taken from the Grand Secretary r s office, except it be for the use of the Grand 
Lodge or officers. 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary furnish every brother elected or ap- 
pointed to fill any office or station in the Grand Lodge, with a certificate of 
his election or appointment, under seal of the Grand Lodge. 

All which resolutions were adopted, as was also the following : — 

Resolved, That the Grand Lodge call off until half past eight o'clock this 
evening, and that the first business in order shall be the election of Grand 
Officers. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until that hour. 



Mix (Bxanh €ob%L 



Evening Session, 
Saturday, May 7th, A. L. 5853. 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 8 -J o'clock, P. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

The first business in order being that of electing the Grand Officers 
for the ensuing Masonic year, the Grand Lodge proceeded to ballot, 
when the following brethren were declared to be elected : — 

Bro. C. M. Radcliff, M.\W.\ Grand Master ; 

u T. A. Thomas, R.\W.\ Deputy Grand Master; 

" J. R. Crandall, u u Senior Grand Warden ; 

" R.F.Knott, li " Junior Grand Warden ; 

u A.Martin, " " Grand Treasurer ; 

u L. Stowell, il " Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master then installed the Grand Master elect, and he 
installed the other Grand Officers. 

The Grand Master elect then announced the following appointments 

for the ensuing Masonic year : — 

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GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 



27i 



As AssH Gr. Secretary, Bro. 
u Grand Chaplain,... " 
u Grand Marshal,.... lt 
" Gr. Stand' d Bearer " 
" Gr. Sword Bearer,.. u 
" Gr. Bible Bearer,... " 
li Senior Gr. Deacon, u 
" Junior Gr. Beacon, " 



rf Grand Stewards, 



■i 



0. J. Preston, 


of California - Lodge, 


No. 1. 


Jas. H. Bristow, 


" Marysville 


" 9. 


J. F. Halsey, 


" Marysville 


14 9. 


E.M. Chamberlain 


, u Trinity 


" 27. 


Geo. H. Derby, 


M &m Diego 


1 35. 


John Cook, 


u Santa Clara 


" 34. 


H. F. Williams, 


il California 


1. 


A. E. Callaway, 


u Western Star 


u 2. 


M. Ruch, 


" Trinity, 


" 27, 


J. H. Murphy, 


" El Dorado 


" 26. 


S. C. Field, 


" California 


1. 



The Grand Lodge was then called off until 9 o'clock on Monday 
morning: next. 



In ®>ranb Coftge. 



Morning Session, ) 

Monday, May 9th, A. L. 5853. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 9 o'clock, A. M., the 31.. W.-. 
Grand Master, Ciias. M. Radcliff, presiding. 

The minutes of the .sessions of Saturday last were read and approved. 

Bro. H. F. Williams offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the subordinate Lodges in this jurisdiction be required to 
make out their semi annual returns on the fourth days of March and Septem- 
ber, and forward the same to the Grand Secretary as soon after as practica- 
ble, with their Grand Lodge dues. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

The Grand Master announced that Charters had been issued to the 
following Lodges : — 

Golden Gate Lodge, No. 30. 



Madison - 


Lodge, 


No 


.23. 


Mariposa 
Georgetown 
El Dorado 


u 
u 
il 


ii 

a 
it 


24. 

25. 
26. 


Trinity 
Columbia 


u 


it 
it 


27. 
28. 


Diamond 


a 


a 


29. 



Mokelumne 


n 


" 31 


Gold Hill 


u 


11 32 


Ophir 


u 


" 33 


Santa Clara 


u 


" 34 


San Diego 


n 


" 35 



The Grand Secretary announced the following receipts at this Com- 
munication, viz. : from 

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272 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [^%^ 

California - Lodge, No. 1, dues in full to date, $182 00 

Western Star " u 2, on account of dues, 77 00 

Tehama " " 3," " « " 100 00 

Jennings u u 4, in full, as per report, 145 25 

Benicia u " 5, " " for the year, 57 00 

San Francisco " *' 7, in full to date, 136 00 

Tuolumne " " 8, " " " « 91 00 

Marysville " * 9, " " « " 85 00 

San Jose a " 10, " " for the year, 101 00 

Taunt " " 12, to balance account, 18 00 

Nevada " "12," H " for the year, 29200 

Temple " " 14, " " " " « « 15 00 

Eureka " " 16, on account of dues 20 00 

Parfaite Union li tl 17, to balance account, ■ 87 00 

San Joaquin " "19," " 1* 273 00 

Washington " " 20, " " " 63 00 

Occidental u " 22, " " " 106 00 

Madison " " 23, dues and Charter fee, 133 00 

Mariposa " " 24, " " « « 118 00 

Gorgetown " " 25, " " " « 98 00 

El Dorado u " 26, « " « « 109 00 

!7W»% " " 27, " " " « 155 00 

Columbia " " 28, " « " " 144 00 

Diamond " " 29, " « " " 73 00 

Golden Gate " " 30, " « " « 98 00 

Gold Hill " " 32, on account of dues and Charter fee,... 50 00 

Ophir " " 33, dues and Charter fee, 95 00 

Santa Clara " "34, " " " « 56 00 

San Diego " "35, " « " " 96 00 

*Total amount received, $3073 25 

Bro. W. Robinson, from the Committee on Finance and Accounts, 
presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Committee on Finance and Accounts respectfully make the following 
final report : — 
The receipts from subordinate Lodges during this Communication 

have amounted to the sum of. $3073 25 

And there is in the hands of the Grand Treasurer, (as per former 

report,) 669 86 

Making the sum now in the hands of the Grand Officers, $3743 11 

From this sum is to be deducted, as belonging to the Sac- 
ramento Relief Fund, $975 80 

And the amount due to the Grand Secretary; as balance of 

salary for the past year, 600 00 1575 80 

Leaving, to be applied towards the expenses of the ensuing 

year, the sum of $2167 31 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

W. Robinson, | 
S. Marx, \ Committee. 
H. G. Platt, J 

* Note. — Mokdumne, Gold Hill, and some other Lodges, have sent in the balance of their dues 
since the Grand Lodge adjourned 

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5853.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 27^ 

Which report was concurred in, and the committee was discharged. 

The Grand Master announced the following committee — - 

( Bro. Levi Stowell, 

On Foreign Cot respon dence : < u P. A. B rinsmade , 

( " J. G. Candee. 

Bro. L. Stowell asked that the Committee on Foreign Correspon- 
dence be appointed a Committee on Printing, which was so ordered. 

The Grand Master then invested the appointed officers of the Grand 
Lodge. 

The bonds of the Grand Secretary and the Grand Treasurer were 
presented and approved. 

The thanks of the Grand Lodge were tendered to the Lodges here 
for the use of their hall ) and no further business appearing, the min- 
utes of this session were read and approved, and the Grand Lodge of 
California was closed in simple Jfltttt. 

C. M. RADCLIFF, Grand Master, 

L. Stowell, Grand Secretary. 

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274 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [M<*lf, 

THE FOLLOWING 

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Have been adopted since its general revision in November, A, L. 5851. 



Article TIL. Section 1. The regular Communications of the Grand Lodge 
shall be held in Sacramento city, or at such place as the Grand Lodge may 
from time to time designate, on the first Tuesday in May in each year ; and 
the election of Grand Officers shall take place as hereinafter provided. 
(Adopted, May, A. L. 5852.) 

Article V., Section 1. Each of the Grand Officers for the time being, 
and every elective Past Grand Officer, if present at a meeting of the Grand 
Lodge, shall each be entitled to one vote. Each Lodge shall be entitled to 
three votes by its proper officers, or, in their absence, their proper represen- 
tatives ; and the Past Masters of each Lodge collectively, to one vote. No 
member, in his own risrht, shall be entitled to more than one vote. (Adopted, 
May, A, L. 5853.) 

Article IX., Section 3. There shall be paid into the hands of the Grand 
Secretary three dollars, by the applicant, for every diploma granted to a mem- 
ber of a subordinate Lodge, (one dollar for the Grand Secretary:) but no 
diploma shall issue, except upon the presentation of a certificate from the 
Secretary of the Lodge of which the applicant is a member, of his good and 
regular standing therein. Such diploma, when issued, shall be signed by the 
Grand Master, or Deputy Grand Master, and countersigned by the Grand 
Secretary, who shall affix thereto the seal of the Grand Lodire. (Adopted, 
May, A. L. 5852.) 

Article IX., Section 4. For all and every copy of any portion of the pro- 
ceedings of the Grand Lodge, or any document in possession of the Grand 
Secretary, which he shall be required to make, he shall demand and receive 
for his use fifty cents for every one hundred words. (Adooted, Mav, A. L. 
5852.) 

Article X., Section 2. Each subordinate Lodge shall have the right to 
adopt By-Laws for its own government, which shall be submitted for the ap- 
proval of the Grand Lodge ; and, if approved, no amendment thereto shall be 
valid until it shall have received the sanction of the Grand Lodge, Grand 
Master, or Deputy Grand Master. (Adopted, May, A. L. 5853.) 

Article X., Section 5. No Lodge within this State shall confer the three 
degrees of Masonry for a less sum than seventy-five dollars ; and no Lodge 
under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, and out of the State, shall confer 
the three degrees of Masonry for a less sum than thirty-five dollars ; in each 
case the fee for each degree, as may be regulated by the Lodge, shall be in- 
variably paid in advance. (Adopted, May, A. L. 5853.) 

Article XIIL, Section 1. Any proposed amendment or alteration to this 
Constitution may be presented to the Grand Lodge at a regular Communica- 
tion, by the representatives of three subordinate Lodges $ and, if sanctioned by 
a majority of the members present, shall be published with the minutes, as a 
subject for future action, and upon its adoption at the next regular Commu- 
nication of the Grand Lodge, by two thirds of the votes given thereon, the 
same shall become a part of this Constitution. (Adopted. May, A. L. 5852.) 

[52] 



EETUENS 

OF THE 

SUBORDINATE LODGES 

UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF 

THE GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA, 

X&j^^zr, j^. Hi. 5853. 



California Lodge, No. 1. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

Meets every Thursday. 



R. F. Knott, W. Master. 
R. E. Cole, Sen. Warden. 
W. D. Fair. Jun. Warden. 
0. J. Preston. Treasurer, 



OFFICERS : 

E. W. Bourne, Secretary, 
II. F. "Williams. Sen. Deacon, 
II . Matthews, Jun. Beacon, 
S. C. Field. Tyler. 
Past Masters: 



L. Stowell, G. Sec. 


J. D. Creigh. 0, 


, J. Preston, 


P. A. Brinsniadc, 


M. Fallon, 


L. 


Peck, 


J. D. Stevenson, I 


'. G. M. W. H. Howard. L. 


T. Wilson. 


R. F. Knott, J. G. 


W. P. Petrovits 


I, L. 


Steinhart. 


J. Shannon. 










MASTER MASONS: 




Abell, A. G. 


Folsom, J. L. 


Molitor, A. P. 


Schaen'er. M. 


Addison, J. E. 


Friedlauder. A. 


Monroe, J. A. 


Scott, C. G. 


Adler, H. 


Gerke. H. 


Moutagnie,J.E.delaSelover, A. A. 


Allen, R. N. 


Gray, PL M. 


Morris, G. F. 


Shaw,T. 


Atkinson, G. D. 


Greene, W. 


Morse, J. B. 


Shephard, D. W. 


Barnard. J. 0. 


Harrington, W. T. 


Moulton. U. T. 


Shepheard, P. W. 


Beckett, J. 
Benham, C. 


Heeser, AY. 


McCarthy, D. 


Smiley, J. 


Hodgdon, J. H. 


McClure. A. T. 


Smith, J. T. 


Boring, J. 


Hoen, F. 


Nesbit. F. M. 


Smith, W. C. R. 


Bowers, C. K. 


Hoffman, 0. Jr. 


Newell, L. W. 


Snow, T. 


Brasseur, J. 


Howe, W. 


Noy^s, G. P. 


Spring, C. 


Brenham, C. J. 


Hudson, G. A. 


Oldfield, AY. C. 


Stebbins, W. P. C. 


Clark, E. Z. 


Ickelheimer, H. 


Olds, AY. B. 


Tilford, F. 


Coffin, R. 


Jones, J. T. 


Owner. II. 


Tooker, L. 


Cooke, W. B. 


Justh, E. 


(VBrvou, J. F. 


Tucker, J. W. 


Croniu, D. 


Kenney, AY. 1). 


Parker, AY. C. 


linger, R. 


Cropper, T. B. 


Killaly, R. G. 


Pavne, T. 


Uznay, C. 


Cross. 0. 


King, of AYm., J. 


Piper, AY. A. 


Van De Water, J. 


Ball, J. H. 


King, L. 


Preston, R. J. 


Wegener, F. 0. 


Delany, C. McC. 


Korn, T. R. 


Rehfisch, M. 


Walker, W. 


Derby, S. J. 


Kuthmann, T. 


Reynolds, W. 


Ward, F. 


Douglass, D. F. 


Mallet, J. H. 


Revalk, J. 


AYehler, E. 


De Liagre, P. 


Markwald, A. 


Rogers, A. S. 


Williams, J. S. 


De Woody, T.J. 


Meyerowitz. I. 


Saunders, B. C. 


Wilson, C. L. 


Findla, J. 


Middleton, J. 


Saunders. C. R. 


Woods, J. <\— 120. 


Fitton. J. 









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{May, 



Brainerd, C. P. 
Briggs, W. H. 



Damon, J. F. 
Gilman. C. 



FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Gilman, C. H. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Peabody, A. W. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Hobe, G. J. 
Knox. G. T. 

DIED: 
Edwin Hudson. — 1. 



Hart, B.— 3. 
Young, J. H. — 3. 
Watters, A. — 5 



Initiated, 33. Passed, 32. Raised, 34. J filiated, 21. 



A. E. Callaway, W. Master, 
J, G. Doll, Sen. Warden, 
I. Roop, Jun. Warden, 
J. M Rhodes, Treasurer. 



I. Roop, 



Benson, E. S. 
Callahan, J. 
Campbell, J. E, 
Coates, J. M. 
Collins, M. C. 
Cook. J. M. 



Hickey, J. 
Hayes, H. B 



Western Star Lodge, No. 2. 

Shasta, Shasta County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

J. T. Glenn, Secretary, 
P. T. Curtis, Sen. Deacon. 
D. P. Bystle. Jun. Deacon. 
H. P. Larabee, Tyler. 

Past Masters : 

W. Robinson. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Crenshaw, R. \V. Holmes, J. L. 

Goodwin, C. E. Lemmon, J. 

Harrison, W. R. Mooney, D. P>. 

Hawkins, A. Moore, J. 

Hicks, T. E. Morehead, W. 
Hollub, S. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Power, L. H. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Larabee, H. P. 

DIED: 



McClung, S. H. 
Raymond, J. A. 
Stanmore. J. 
Swan. T. E. 
Torbush, P. F.— 31. 



Taylor. W. S. R.- 



Wiener, J. E.- 



Arnold Barrett. 



Josiah Roop. 



Initiated. 5. Passed, 3. Raised, 5. Affiliated, J 1 . 



Tehama Lodge, No. 3. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 
Meets first and third Mondays in each month 

OFFICERS : 

W. Shoemaker, W. Master, 
J. A. Tutt, Sen. Warden, 
J*. A. Wadsworth, Jun. Warden- 
J. F. Morse, Treasurer. 

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G. E. Montgomery, Secretary. 
S. Kohlmann, Sen. Deacon. 
J. H. Gray. Jan. Deacon. 
O. D. Chafee. Tyler. 



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Past Masters: 

J. A. Tutt, P. G. M. A. Martin, G. Treat. 

T. A. Thomas, P. G. Treas. J. Hull, 

MASTER MASONS: 



Albrecht, A. E. 
Anthony, J. 
Arnold, W. B. 
Bean, E. S. 
Beckley, L. R. 
Bowles, J. S. 
Brewton, J. G. 
Buckles, H. 
Call, D. M. 
Cone, J. C. 
Cook, J. S. 
Cook, M. 
Cravens, R. O. 
Cushing, H. 



Davis, T. M. 
De Haven, J. 
Ewer, P. P. 
Fisher, H. F. 
Fitzgerald, J. 
Foley, J. J. 
Fox. II. S. 
Gober, W. R. 
Graham, H. 
Hagan, L. 
Harkness, H. W. 
Harrison. A. . 
Henry, W. F. 
Johnson. J. N. 



Johnson, T. I). 
Kalkman, P. 
Kohlman, J. 
Koon. J. M. 
Lewis, W. P. 
Lynch, P. 
Magerle, P. 
Marks, M. 
Mayer. L. 
Mitchell, J. E. 
Montgomery, J. F. 
McDonald, R. H. 
McKune, J. H. 
Ncwbaur. J. 



O. D. Chafee. 



North am, E. F. 
Polhemus, J. C. 
Price, W. W. 
Prosser, W. 
Radcliff, W. M. 
Smith, C. H. 
Tatum, E. F. 
Tittle, J. 
Tuttle, C. L. 
Watchorst, H. C. 
Wheeler, 0. C. 
White, J. 
Winn, A. M. 
Wolf. C— 07. 



FELLOW CRAFTS: 
Bennett, A. A. Hoyt, J. P McLean, D. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Fletcher, C. A. Hastings, T. W. Persian, L. D, 
Gunn, G. W. Ihnels, C. Rhodes. J. P. 

Harroll, J. M. Michael, S. D. Smith, E. M. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Smith, S. F.—1. 

PIED : 

Samuel Anderson, C. L. Coakley. — 2. 

Initiated, 18. Passed, 12. Raised, 12. Affiliated, 11. 



Wright, G. G.— 4. 

Smith, G. F. 
Stockflesh, T. F. 
Whitlock. G. W 



12. 



Jennings Lodge, No. 4. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 

Charter svrren dered. 



Benicia Lodge, No. 5. 

Benicia, Solano County. 
Meets second, and fourth Mondays in each month 

OFFICERS: 

C. P. Dyerly, W. Master. 
R. B. Norman, Sen. Warden. 
E. H. Von Pfister, Jan. Warden. 
L. B. Mizner, Treasurer. 

Past Masters r 

B. D. Hyam.. P. G. M. L. B. Mizner. 

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A. Riddell. Secretary, 
W. E. J. McKay, Sen. Deacon. 

B. Robinson, Jan. Deacon. 
S. Vaughn, Tyler. 

A. Riddell. 



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Barry, J. G. 
Bynum, S. 
Herbert, P. T. 



MASTER MASONS: 

Nurse, S. K. Stebbins, J. G. 

Pitzer, J. S. Stocker, J. T. 

Scrapie, E. Thorpe, M.— -18. 
FELLOW CRAFTS : 
Barry, J. — 1. 

KNTERED APPRENTICE : 

Scoby, J. W. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Williamson, R. S. 

Initiated, 4. Passed, :). Raised, 3. Affiliated, 2. 



Sutter Lodge, No. 6. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 
Charter surrendered. 



San Francisco Lodge, No. 7. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

Meets every Wednesday. 



OFFICERS: 



A. Hollub, W. Master. 
S. Curry. Sen. Warden. 
J. G. Castle, Jun. Warden , 
O. C. Osborne, Sr., Treasurer. 



J. Clement, Secretary. 
T. R. Eadie, Sen. Beacon, 
L. A. Degroot, Jun. Deacon, 
8. C Field, Tyler. 



A. C. Labatt, 



Past Masters : 

J. J. Papy, 

MASTER MASONS: 



A. Hollub, P. S. G. W. 



Andrew, W. 
Atkinson, J. EL 
Barry, E. 
Colville. W. 
Craine, W. 
Damon, J. F. 
Donahue, J. 
Doyle, H. 
Freanor. J. 
Frizell. J. 
Glenn, T. 



Grant, D. B. 
Gronlier, C. 
Howard, W. H. B. 
lis, J. G. 
Jacobi, D. 
Johnston. J. 
Kelly. T. 
Kohl, F. W. 
Laumiester. F. W. 
Leeke, E. E. 
Little, W. 



Marx, S. 
Mendels, E. S. 
Moss. D. H. D. 
Moylen, T. T. 
McCabe, A. J. 
McCabe. J. W. 
McCarthy, E. 
McKenna, P. 
Quirk, E.J. 
Raasdale, E. R. 
Ruje, R. A. 



Ross, R. 
Seitz, C. 
Simpson, J. 
Smith, E. J. 
Solomon, A. 
Tice, W. H. 
Urie, J. 
Wade. J. 
Whitney. W. J. 
Woods. R. E.— 52. 



FELLOW-CRAFTS: 



Willett, R. W.- 



Clark, R. 



Osborne, O. C. Jr.. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Rheinstcin, L. Rosenfeld. M. L. Weis*. A.- 



Initiated, J 3. 



Passed. 16. liaised, 14. 

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C. M. Radcliff, W. Master. 
H. W. Theall, Sen. Warden 
II. G. Piatt, Jun. Warden. 
W. Hammond. Treasurer. 



Tuolumne Lodge, No. 8. 

Sonora, Tuolumne County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

S. P. Dewey, Secretary, 
.J. Dillon, Sen. Deacon, 
A. H. Warren, Jun. Deacon. 
J. B. Delahay, Tyler. 
Past Master: 
0. M. Radcliff, G. M. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Palmer, D. C. Smith, S. 

Perkins, W. Sponsler. F. R. 

Phillips. S. G. Stoker, J. R. 

Finney. W. T. Swope, H. K. 

Plaister, J. H. Thomas, L. 

Pracer. F. Thompson, A. 

Purely, J. W. Torney, J. W. 

Rannie, W. A. Traylor, W. W. 

Roister, B. J. Tuttle, A. H. H. 

Rul of eon, W. H. Wertheimer, E. 

Sedgwick, J. Yaney, J. P. — 54, 



Balls, R, R. lmbrie, A. C. 

Bancroft, E. A. Jeffrey, W. 

Beel, S. Lee, J. T. 

Bull, H. Linoberg. E. 

Burke, H. H. Marklay. W. 

Calbraith. J. C. Martin, G. T. 

Clark, T. Means, A. 

Dodge, C. F. Mellen, W. B. 

Elkins, A. McDowell, D. S 

Farnsworth, A. McKay, R. R. 

Gower, E. H. M. McLean, G. 

Harr, B. D. Norris, J. A. 

FELLOW C HAFTS: 
Hathaway, W. F. Simpson, R. M. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES 

Beaty, W. W. Dwindle, S. H. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Anthony, P. B. Davis, J. A. Levy, N. 

Bugh, J. J. Decker, W. H. Packet, W. 

STRICKEN FROM ROLL FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES: 

Evans. G. S. McFarlane. J, T.- 2 

DIED : 

L. Montford.— 1. 
Initiated, '2'2. Passed, 19. Raised, 16. Jffiliated, 4. 



Walton. H. G.— 3. 



Murray, W. — 3. 

Taylor, S. R. 
VanBenschoten. J. — 8. 



Marysville Lodge, No. 9. 

Marysville^ Yuba County. 

Meets first and third Mondays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 



L. Halsey, W. Master. 
S. Price, Sen. Warden, 
L. W. Taylor, Jun. Warden, 
D. W. C. Rice, Treasurer. 



W. E. Rust. 



Past 3IafcttM' : 

A. Maurice, Jr. 

MASTER MASONS: 



Appison, D. H. 
Armstrong, W. 
Beckler, F. K. 
Colton, J. C. 
Covillaud, C. 
Culver, E. W. 



Curdy, S. M. 
Frank, J. M. 
Gildersleeve. J. 
Goodwin, J. O. 
Gray, M. 
Hanson. G. M. 



Levy, J. 
McCarty, J. T. 
Piersou, 0. H. 
Seheaple, A. 
Simmerlv. S. 
Taylor. R. H. 

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Secretary, 
Sen. Deacon. 
Jun. Deacon. 
Tyler. 



Teagarden. E. 
Truax, A. M. 
Vineyard, W. B. 
Watkins, H. P. 
Wilkins, E. T.— 29. 



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Brown, 0. H. P. 

Brewster, S. T. 
Burl in game, J. 
Field, S. J. 
Friedman, J. 
Kaemle. G. 



FELLOW-CRAFT : 
Paxton, J. A. — 1. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Kelley, J. S. 



WITHDRAWN : 



Latham, W. B. 
Levy, C. 
Miles, S. M. 
Mulford. S. B. 
Olds, b: S. 



Pierce, W. S. 
Reinhart, S. 
Simonson, M. 
Smith, J. G. 



Milne, J. — 3. 

Tracy, E. W. 
Tuttle, C. J. 
Watts, S. T. 
Williams, H. J.— 1 1 



Initiated. 5. Passed, 2. Affiliated* 61 



San Jose Lodge, No. 10. 

§an Jose, Santa Clara County. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays in each month. 
OFFICERS: 

J. Lewis, Secretary. 



B. Cory, W. Master, 
H. C. Mel one, Sen. Warden, 
H. Brownshield, Jun. Warden, 
E. Reed, Treasurer, 



-, Sen. Deacon, 
-, Jun. Beacon. 



H. C. Melone, 

Baird, L. 
Barrows, J. F, 
Barton, J. 
Bassham, W. R. 
Campbell, A. C. 
Christophe, F. 
Clark, E. A. 



Crosby, E. O. 
Davis, P. J. 
Easley, P. E. 
Eddy, W. H. 
Hensley, S. J. 
Lamartine, G. A. 
Laurencel. H. 



L. Prevost, Tyler. 
Past Masters : 

H. P. Dorsey, 

MASTER MASONS: 

Minor, P. 0. 
Morrow, W. 
McKinney, F. S. 
Peck, A. W. 
Powell, H. M. T. 
Price, J. R. 
Reddick, J. 



J. Cook. 

Robinson. H. 
Ryland, C. T. 
Shearer, A. 
Stafford', W. M. 
Taylor, W. E. 
Van Canegan, P. 
Winn, A. M.— 36. 



ENTERED APPRENTICE: 

Heninger, W. H. — 1. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Aram, J. Coleman, H. R. Crittenden, A. P. Williams, H. F. — 4. 

DIED: 

J. D. Hoppe. — 1. 
Initialed, 1. Passed, 1. liaised, 2. Affiliated, 6. 



Yount Lodge, No. 12. 

Napa, jVapa County. 

Meets first and third Fridays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 



J. H. ^eavvelL W. Master, 
£. Mc Garry, Sen. Warden, 

F. B. Gil more, Jun. Warden, 

G. C. Yount, Treasurer, 

J. M. Small. 



Past Masters \ 



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J. S. Robinson, Secretary. 
W. Vaughn, Sen. Deacon. 
M. Greenbaum, Jun. Deacon. 
F. F. Vaughn, Tyler. 

W. D. Deevinsr. 



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MASTER MASONS: 

Bafdridge, W. Gillan, E. Mount, J. 

Bristol, J. D. Grigsby, J. McClellan, M. T 

Brown, J. E. Kilburn, R. L. McKinney, N. 

Chopson, T. Moody, G. W. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Capell, J. S. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES 

Grigsby, A. P. Hargrove, W. 
WITHDRAWN : 
Box, 



McKinstry, E. W. 
Stillwagon, W. W. 
Vines, B.— 24. 



Smith, J.— 2. 
Nash, W. H- 



Initiated, 4. Passed, 4. Raised, 3. Affiliated, 5. 



Nevada Lodge, Mo. 13. 

Nevada, Nevada County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 



OFFICERS: 



J. R. McConnell. W. Master, 
J. Fitz James, Sen. Warden, 
J. F. Blythe, Jan. Warden, 
E. N. Clark, Treasurer, 



MASTER MASONS: 



G. M. Saul, Secretary, 
0. H Seymour, Sen. Deacon, 
M. Rosenheim, Jun. Deacon, 
C. C. Green, Tyler. 



Allen, C. 
Archer, A. C. 
Barbour, W. T. 
Bell, G. H. 
Boardman, J. H. 
Boring, S. W. 
Borridaile, G. 
Bothwell, W. 
Briscoe, C. 
Bukcr, J. B. 
Caperton, W. W. 
Carter, J. P. 
Caswell, T. H. 
Charles, L. C. 



H. 



Ciarkson, W. P. 
Conyers, B.F. 
Davidge, R. A. 
Dunn, T. 0. 
Endicott, W 
Gregg, J. M. 
Grove, J. H. 
Hardy, A. 
Hicks, N. A. 
Hodge, H. C. 
Howell, C. G. 
Hubbell, E. S. 
Jackson, E. 
Joyce, W. W. 



Justice. W. 
Knox, W. J. 
Latta, S. N. 
Lindsay. R. S. 
Little, R. 
Long, J. 
Mann, J. S. 
Marsh, C. 
Maxey, W. W. 
Miller, F. R. 
Montgomery, J. H. 
McCharles, H. 
Mclntyre. D. 
Phelps, J. 



Colwell, J. H. 
Hartsough, J. B. 



FELLOW CRAFTS: 
Hogue, E. S. 
Maltman, W. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 



Pierce, W. E. 
Roberts, E. W. 
Rogers, J. R. 
Sitler,W. W. 
Smith, A. . 
Spear, J. G. 
Triplett, T. H. 
Turner, J. N. 
Watkins. W. S. 
Wheeler, F. 
Williamson, I. 
Wilson. W. 
Wood, H. 
Young, E. D. — 64. 

Wilson, A. P.— 5. 



Anderson, T. 
Beasley, T. 
Cline, G. 
Culberston, J. 
Doyle, J. 
Dunn, J. S. 



H. 



Furman, J. C. 
Heart. J. F. 
Helm. J. H. 
Hill, E. W. 
Howsley, J. B. 
Jones, J. 



Keifer, J. 
Kilbourne, G. 0. 
King, L. 
Maltman, C. J. 
Smith, E. W. 
Stewart, W. M. 



WITHDRAWN : 



Barker, J. O. 
Coates, W, B. 
Crandall, J. R. 
Davis, A. N. 
Davis, H. 
Dunlap, R. R. 



Fisher, F. 
Halsey, J. F. 
Hoy, A. B. 
Kohlman, S. 
Miller. J. K. 



Mills, H. A. 
Moore, R. M. 
Morgan, A. 
Morrisay, A. 
Nathan, D. 



Tully, J. M. 
Wapples, J. 
Warren, G. R. 
Winn, J. J. 
Woodruff, H. R.-23. 



Reid, T. L. 
Smith, J. C. 
Waldauer, J. 
Whipples, W. W. 
Wyatt. R. C— 21. 



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STRICKEN FROM ROLL FOR NON PAYMENT OF DUES: 



Cain, J. N. 
Corker, J. E. 
Covert, E. 
Cox, H. A. 
Drysart, G. 
Ellis, E. F. W. 



Folsom, W. H. 
Hanson, M. 
Harris, W. 
Hubbard, J. F. 
Irwin, J. S. 
Kinsey, S. 



Nixon, I. 
Palmer, T. L. 
Slater, C. P. 
Smith, P. D. 
Smith, S. 
Story, W. M. 



Talbot, T. G. * 
Tillery, J. D. 
Wasper, L. 
Wells, F. 
Williams. T. G. 
Young. W. C— 24. 



Initiated, 32. Passed, 22. Raised, 19. Affiliated, 8. 



Temple Lodge, No. 14. 

Sonoma, Sonoma County. 

Meets second and fourth Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 



R. Hopkins, W. Master, 
I. Brockman, Sen. Warden, 
A. Tennent, Jun. Warden, 
S. Akers, Treasurer, 



Bartlett, C. H. 
Beasley, J. 
Benitz, W. 
Boake. S. A. 
Burris, W. 
Cameron, J, 
Cooper, J. 



Davison, J. 
Harden, J. A. 
Hicklin, B. 
Hudspeth, J. M, 
Kamp, H. L. 
Mallagh, D. 
Miller, G. W. 



Bruner, C. 

Carillo, J. 

Gillen, E. 
Long, J. R. 

Thomas Foster, 



Past Master 

C. F. Ruoff. 

MASTER MASONS : 

Mollison. H. P. 
Moore, W. H. 
McDonald, D. 
McKamy, J. W. 
Neville, J. N. 
OTarrell, J. 
Peabody, E. T. 

FELLOW CRAFTS : 

Hudspeth, C. II 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 



M. E. Cook, Secretary, 
W. M. Boggs, Sen. Beacon, 
R. R. Warder, Jun. Deacon. 
J. C. Blakenay, Tyler. 



Ray, J. G. 
Renick, A. B. 
Rupo, D. C. 
Rupe. S. H. 
ScofFy. P. M. 
Smith, J. 
Wilson, M. H.- 



-2. 



-37. 



Fine, I. H. 

WITHDRAWN : 

May, J. J. 
McDonald, A. C. 

DTED : 



Kelsey, S.— 3. 



Norris, H. 
Stoneman, 



G.— 6. 



John Lewis. — 2. 



Initiated, 0. Passed, 8. Raised, 9. Affiliated, 3. 



Eureka Lodge, No. 16. 

Auburn, Placer County, 

Meets first and third Mondays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

J. R. Crandall, W. Master, 
H. R. Hawkins, Sen. Warden. 
J. Brow T n, Jun. Warden, 
P. W. Thomas, Treasurer, 

Past Masters 

J. R. Crandall, 

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H. T. Holmes, Secretary, 
H. O.'Rycrson, Sen. JJeacon, 
M. P. H. Love, Ju,i Dearou. 
W. M. Jordan,' Tyler. 

L. Applegate. 



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MASTER MASONS : 
Bolton, J. Dillingham, W. H. Hardesty, S. V. 

Canny, P. Field, J. M. Hyneinan, M, 

Davidson, A. Hale, J. E. Leet, W. N. 

FELLOW-CRAFTS : 

Carroll, J. Crompton, H. J. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 



Alexander, D. 
Applegate, G. 
Bass, J. 
Bedford, J. M. 
Bower, J. 
Calloway, O. P. 



Folke, S. 

Fry. J. D. 
Fuqna, "W. 
Hardesty, J. 
Harlen, M. 
Hinman, N. 0. 



Welsh, 0.- 
WITHDRAWN : 

Keller. L. 
Lamb, W. H. 
Monroe, W. H. 
Myers, B. F. 
Nye, J. 



Mitchell, T. 
Reed, C. D. 
Snyder, S. L.— 21. 

Rust, P. C.— 3. 

-2. 

Patten, J. 
Richardson, J. 
Smith, S. A. 
Thomas, H. D. 
Vaughn, W. D.— 21. 



Initiated, 8. Passed, 7. Raised, 4. Affiliated, 5. 



Parfaite Union Lodge, No. 17. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

Meets first and third Fridays in each month 

OFFICERS: 

J. Haine, W. Master, 
L. Levy, Sen. Warden, 
S. Driard, Jun. Wardin, 
J. A. Harris. Treasurer, 

Past Masters : 
L Hermann, P. G. M. of La., 

MASTER MASONS: 
Etoubleau, L. Knox, G. T. 

Gazan, A. Lacharme, A. C, 

Hart, J. Letroadec, L. 

Hubert, C. Michel, L. 

Kaplan, A, Portois, P. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Bock, L. Kuner, A. Russ, J. Thierry, C. — 4. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Chapuy, C. Levy, A. Levy, M.— 3. 

DIED: 

Dujai de Rosoy. 
Initiated, 6. Passed, 4. Raised, 6. Affiliated, 8. 



Bertrand, C. M. 
Boverat, J. 
Chapieux, J. 
Clavis, — 
Corbiniere, P. 



C. Lequin, Secretary, 
P. Quayne, Sen. Deacon, 
J. Delange, Jun. Deacon. 
S. C. Field, Tyler. 

H. Kidel. 



Sandre, A. 
Stiller, A. 
Teclaw, F. T. 
Zacrisky, A. — 28. 



IT. P.Benton, W. Master, 

, Sen. Warden, 

. Jun. Warden 

, Treasure'/ , 



Mountain Shade Lodge, No. 18. 

X>owziieville, Yuba County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each Month. 
OFFICERS: 

W. C. Lemmon, Secretary, 



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Sen. Deacon, 
-, Jun. Deacon. 
-, Tyler. 



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G. Fagg, 

Aiken, C. D. 
Bates, H. P, 
Booth, G. A. 
Brown, J. 
Burnett, R. G. 
Clements, T. 
Corcoran, J. 
Craycroft, J. H. 
Cunningham, M. 
Ely, W. 
Fitzbarris, J. 

Conrad, J. 

Bronson, A. 
Frost. B. G. 



Past Master-: 
H. P. Benton, 

MASTER MASONS: 



Follraer, J. A. 
Ford, W. J. 
Frazier, H. 

Freehill, T. P. 
Gardner, J. H. 
Gardner, J. M. 
Graham, T. B. 
Gray, C. 
Green, B. 
Harpham, J. 
Harris, G. 

ENTEIi 



Hinds, P. 
Hobbs, R. 
Hooker, N. B. 
HofFstetter, J. 
Hunter, W. R. 
Lynch, J. 
Maxwell. J. 
Miller, H. 
Moralle, M. M, 
McNulty. H. 
O'Brien, J. 

ED APPRENTICES: 
Hunt. J. 



WITHDRAWN : 
Hill, T. P. 

Simmons, C. M. 

EXPELLED : 

Murphy, J. — 1. 



J. Garnossett, 

Polley, J. B. 
Powell, J. 
Remely, W.- 
G. Reynolds, T. 
Ryan, P. 
Scellen. J. D. 
Smith, E. J. 
Stailey, S. 
Stean, J. W. 
Vineyard, J. R. 
Young, W. P.— 49. 

Spohn, E. — 3. 

Whisler, T. H.— 5. 



Initiated, 5. Passed, 3. Raised, 4. Affiliated, 2. 



San Joaquin Lodge, No. 19. 

Stoelctoii, San Joaquin County. 

Meets first and third Mondays in each Month. 

OFFICERS: 



J. G. Candee, W. Master, 
F. C. Andrews, Sen. Warden, 
J. M. MeKarny, Jun. Warden, 
J. C. Morris, Treasurer, 



E. M. Howison, Secretary. 
J. S. Woods, Chaplain. 
J. B. Kennedy, Sen. Deacon, 
W. Graham. Jun. Deacon, 



C. M. Creanor, 



J.B.Hill, Tyler. 

Past Masters : 



J. Zachariah. 



Adams, M. W. 
Baker, T. 
Biven, R. 
Bradford, A. C. 
Brown, A. G. 
Claiborne, G. B. 
Collins, W. 
Colt, E. W. 
Corcoran. F. E. 
Cutts, J. B. 
Edwards, J. G. 
Freeborn, J. S. 
Friedlander, I. 
Fulton, J. 
Gage, A. S. 



Coldren, E. L. 
Crump, E. G. 



MASTER MASONS : 

Garshwiler. J. S. Langdon, S. 

Goldman, M. 

Goodin, J. W. 

Haynes, J. A. 

Hoerchner, A. H. 

Howard, J. T. 



Lester, A. 
Lester, J. B. 
Lewis. A. 
Mansfield, J. 
Matthews, H. 0. 
May, R. F. 
McKee, W. F. 
Olivia, A. 
Poppe, C. L. 
Puliiam, W. M. 
Reany, McKee, 
Rothenbush, P. 
Smith. J. L. 



Howard, L. F. 
Keenan, J. M. 
Keller, J. 
Kelley, J. W. 
Kelsey. J. M. 
Kelty/E. C. 
Kerr, G. 
Kitchings, D. 
Lane, J. P. 

EELLOW-CflAFTi: 

e, B. F. Richmond, B. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Daubney, G. A. Kurkendall. J. J. Winlram. W. L. ! 
Davis. J. C. Rothenbush. C. Yeiser, F.— 8! 

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Stephens, J. F. 
Stewart, S. H. 
Schwartz, P. 
Yan Dyke, J. 
Vaughn, A. F. 
Wagoner, J. P. 
Ward, C. A. 
Ward, M. L. 
Warten, D. B. 
Webster, G. 
Winham. M. A. 
Winne, W. 
Wormser, 1. 
Wormser, L. — 69. 



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Bancroft, E. A. 
Gunnisky, C. 



William A. Brown, 
William Leech, 



WITHDRAWN : 

Kieski, M. 

Lewis, S. 

EXPELLED: 

Couch, J. P. 

DIED: 



Lowery, J. H. 
Tung, W. H.— 6. 



William Hunter, 
William A. Root, F. C.— 4. 



Initiated, 30. Passed, 33. Raised, 32. Affiliated, 16. 



Washington Lodge, No. 20. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 

Meets Thursday of or next preceding full moon. 

OFFICERS : 

N. Greene Curtis, W. Master, A. C. Hunter, Secretary, 

M. R. Hardin, Sen. Warden. H. H. Welch, Sen. Beacon, 

D. Jordan, Jun. Warden, J. P. Aiken, Jun. Deacon, 

R. K. Burge, Treasurer, , Tyler. 



I. Davis, 

Andrews, A. 
Andrews, A. P. 
Atkins, J. R. 
Biglei, J. 
Brown, E. C. 
BulJard, J. A. 
Coachman, J. C 

Abbott, C.E. 
Aubrey, E. 
Brown, J. Q. 

Briceland, J. N. 



Past Masters: 

3 . J. Willis, C. Duncombe, 

MASTER MASONS: 



J. Morrill. 



Cohn, N. Holliday, W. N. 

Collins, C. P. C. Hoy, A. B. 

Fowler, J. A. Hutchinson, C. J. 

Grice, H. Isaacs, F. 

Goodman, A. J. Lewis. L. 

Hammond, A. N. Maddox, D. 

Henry, H. 0. Monell, G. I. N. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 
Day, J. Hall, J. T. 

Faville, C. Haskell, D. H. 

Graves, J. L. Jamison, J. S. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Groat. J. B. Haines, G. J. 

SUSPENDED: 

Ball, J.— 1 . 

Initiated, 19. Passed, 8. Raised, 8. Affiliated, 10. 



Pattersun, A. D. 
Pierce, G. 
Steevens.D. St.C. 
Thompson, J. L. 
Treat, J. D. 
Wetherwax, J. M. B. 
Waters, J. — 39. 



Meredith, H. 
Perkins, E. S.- 



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Kellogg, J. — 4. 



Hawaiian Lodge, Mo. 21. 

Honolulu* Hawaiian Islands* 

Meets first Monday in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

C. W. Vincent. W. Master. J. Irwin, Secretary, 

W. Wond, Sen. Warden, A. J. Cartwright, Jr., Sen. Deacon, 

T. W. Thompson, Jun. Warden, M. R. Harvey, Jun. Deacon, 

R. Coady, Treasurer. , Tyler. 



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MASTER MASONS: 



Babcock, W. 
Barton, C. S. 
Blair. J. D. 
Bowden, W. 
Bullions, J. C. 
Cummins, T. 



Greig, W. 
Hegarty. P. 
Hoffman, E. 
Johnson, J. W. 
Lewers, C. H. 



Macfarlane, H. 
Meek, J. 
Montgomery, J. 
McLean, G. C. 
Neilson, H. A. 



Patz, J. 

Penhallow, D. P. 
Rooke, T. C. B. 
Sea, H. 
Whildon, A.— 28. 



Dean, J, 



FELLOW CRAFTS : 
Comstock, H. S. Simmonds, E. C. 

ENTERED APPRENTICE: 
Ford, S. P.— 1. 
WITHDRAWN : 
Harris, H. Little, J. 

Initiated, 19. Passed, 18. Raised, 21 



Williams, J. W.— 4. 
Affiliated, 5. 



Occidental Lodge, No. 22. 



J. E. Wainwright, W. Master, 
S. Clark, Sen. Warden, 
G. W. Baker, Jun. Warden, 
R. L. Crozier, Treasurer. 



San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

Meets fourth Monday in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

T. R. Johnson, Sen. Deacon, 

J. Lewis, Jun. Deacon, 

S. R. Harris, ) , i 
r\ T3 -i r stewards, 

O. Bailey, $ 



R. B. Hampton, 


Secretary. 




— Tyler. 




Past 


Masters : 




J. Rice, Jr. 


P.G.M. ofKy. J. 


H. Gihon, P. G. Sec. 


G. Yale. 


P. A. Morse, J. 


H. Hor stall, 






MASTER 


MASONS: 




Baird. J. H. 


Fenner, C. G. 


Merrill, A. 


Sinton, R. H. 


Bates, G. C. 


Ferguson, C. 


Mount, C. E. 


Stevenson, J. E. 


Bowie, H. R. 


Finlev, J.' W- 


Norcross, D. 


Sullivan, E. L. 


Brown, J. H. 


Fitch, H. S. 


Pearson, J. G. 


Thompson, D. W. 


Brown, J. V. 


Hackett, J. K. 


Randall, A. G. 


Waterman, J. 


Byrne, H. H. 


Hayes, E. 


Roberts, D. S. 


Webb, H. A. 


Campbell, A. 


Holland, N. 


Ryan, E. 


Wells, A. 


Chapin, S. A. 


Hughes, J. L. 


Ryckman, G. W. 


White, T. J.— 49. 


Cook, E. 


LaRoche, W. M. 


Simpton, G. 






FELLOW-CRAFT : 






Clark 


, J. A.— 1. 






ENTERED 


APPRENTICES : 




Bowie, A. J. 


Lull, L. R. 


Saffrons, I. 


Wood, Wm. G.— 4 


Initiated, 24. Passed, 19. Raised, 18. Affiliated, 11. 



Madison Lodge, No. 23. 

Grass Valley, Nevada County. 

Meets first and third Tuesdays in each month. 



OFFICERS s 



Z. Wheeler, W. Master, 
J. M. Fouse, Sen. Warden, 
G. N. CrandalJ, Jun. Warden. 
IV. McCormick, Treasurer, 



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G. M. Sheriden, Secretary, 
, Sen. Deacon', 

. Jun. Dcccg.k 



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Past Masters : 

S. C. Richardson, O. H. Dibble. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Allen, W. Delano, A. ' Levy, Shubert, J. A. 

Assig, Denzer, C. Livingston, E. Smith, C. F. 

Bacon, Doran, B. Macrea, G. W. Smith, P. A. 

Blackford, J. Doyle, Moyes, R. B. Thurwell, 

Boring, J. Easley, MeDaniel, Uhl, 

Bonden, Giebhardt, N. L. Noble, Waldauer, J. 

Cunningham*, J. Hollis, W. H. Rhinehart, D. Wilson, J. — 35. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Bard, L. L. Erfinger, J. H. Lorimer, J. W. Musgrove, R. 

Clapp, W. B. Hubbard, F. A. Mills, C. H. Solomon, A.— 8. 

Initialed, 1 0. Passed, 9. Raised, 9. Affiliated, 6. 



Mariposa Lodge, No. 24. 



J. W. Risher, Wor. Master, 

• , Sen. Warden, 

G. B. Abell, Jun Warden, 
, Treasurer, 



Mariposa, Mariposa County. 

Meets Saturday preceding the full moon. 
OFFICERS: 

0. M. Dickinson, Secretary, 

, Sen. Deacon, 

, Jun. Deacon, 

, Tyler. 



Appling, R. A- 
Bell, S. 

Bondurant, J. M 
Bowen, J. C. 
Bowlin, J. S. 
Corbett, A. H. 



MASTER MASONS: 
HaHum,J. L. Minchausen, M. 



Hollister, D. S. Neville, G. 

Hutchinson, T. R. Newton, H. B. 
King, W. A. Norris, J. R. 

Mackay, J. N. Steptoe, J. P. 

Merritt, S. A. 

FELLOW-CRAFTS: 
McMullen, T. S. Papers, J. M. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 
Adams, J. T. Goodman, M. Nagle, P. B. ' 

Groscnmiers, J. T. Jenkins, J. C. 

DIED: 

J. W. Risher.— 1. 
Initiated, 15. Passed, 9. Raised, 6. Affiliated, 13. 



Stiner, C. M. 

Sweet, S. 
Thomas, J. N. 
Thornton, W. 
Williamson, G. — 24. 



Posner, J. — 3. 
Parker, W. T.— 6. 



Georgetown Lodge. No. 25. 

Georgetown, El Dorado County. 

M^eis first and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 



T. W. Brotherton, Wor. Master, 
J. P. Davidson, Sen. Warden, 
T. M. Reed, Jun. Warden, 
P. W. Cunningham, Treasurer, 



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H. Mills, Secretary. 
M. Deverter, Sen. Deacon, 
H. D. P. Draper, Jun. Deacon, 
S. Miller, Tyler. 



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[Mai/, 



MASTER MASONS: 
Burch, I. H. Frankenthal, M. Nye, S. P. Southworth, E. C. 

Davis, M. Frankenthal, M. M. Ray, F. G. Stewart, R. 

Fewel, J. M. Glaze, M. Schmitz, F. Winstead, A.— 20. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 
Greenwood, E. Matthews, R. L. — 2. 

WITHDRAWN : 
Frankenthal, M. J. Jones, J. H. — 2. 

Initiated. 13. Passed, 11. Raised, 11. Affiliated, 2. % 



El Dorado Lodge, No. 26. 

Placerville, El Dorado County. 

Meets first and third Mondays in each month. 



OFFICERS: 



J. H. Murphy, W. Master, 
D. K. Newell. Sen. Warden, 
J. P. Martin, Jun. Warden. 
W. H. Smith, Treasurer, 



Bloorningdale, E. 
Buchanan, J. 
Burwell. W. J. 
Davis, CD. 
Davis, G. W. 



MASTER MASONS: 

Finch. C. Mitchell. J. A. 

Fiske, L. C. McNeil, D. P. 

Gale, G. W. Phipps. E. A. 

Haas, A. Fallen, P. 

Keene, B. F. 

FELLOW CRAFT: 



F. F Barss, Secretary. 
F. H. Harmon, Sen. Beacon, 
A. Hunter. Jun. Beacon. 
A. T. Thatcher, Tyler. 



Shober. J. L. 
Tannewald, L. 
Tritt. L. 
Williams, W. D.-2G. 



Schoen, A. — 1. 
Initiated, 3. Passed, 3. Raised, 2. Affiliated, J • 



Trinity Lodge, No. 27. 

Weaverville^ Trinity County. 

Meets first and third Thursdays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 



E. M. Chamberlain, W. Master, 
G. B. Winston, Sen. Warden, 
C. L. N. Vaughn. Jun. Warden, 
T. S. McKenzie, Treasurer, 



Becket. J. 
Carr, J. 
Chillis, J. F. 
Circle.' V. 
Dale, D. R. 



MASTER MASONS: 
Davidson. II . B. McGillivray, J. 



W. B. May, Secretary, 
J. A. Lucket, Sen. Beacon, 
J. Cameron, Jun. Beacon, 
A. Mitchell, Tyler. 



Drumb. A. B. 
Edwards, F T 

Lowe, W. M. 
Musser. J. 



Lee, C. 
Maloney, W. 

Initiated, 22. 



Peters. J. M 
Ruch, M. 
Seaman. H. J. 
Smith, F. W. 

FELLOW CRAFT : 
Burch, J. C. — 1. 
ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

"Williams, C. E. 
Wyman, B. H. 
Passed, 17. Raised, 16. 

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Stuart, R. G. 
Sturdivant, J. A. 
Vanschaick. W. 
West, W. J. 
Williams, L. S.— 28. 



Wyman, C. E.- 

Affihated, 4. 



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J. Vanzile, W. Master, 
C. E. Blake, Sen. Warden, 
I. Levy, Jun. Warden, 
O. B. Anthony, Treasurer, 



Columbia Lodge, No. 28. 

Columbia, Tuolumne County. 

Meets Jirst and third Thursdays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 

J. Heckendorn, Secretary, 
J. A. Jackson, Sen, Deacon. 

, Jun. Deacon, 

, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS : 



Aaron, F.W.H. 
Arnold, S. 
Boswell. T. C. 
Brown, N. 
Burr, R. 
Campbell, A. 



Campbell, J. 
Carley, J. 
Field, G. A. 
Fletcher, A. 
Floyd, J. C. 
Ford, A. W. 



Gillespie, C. K. 
Gooley, R. 
Howland, L. L. 
Laird, J. W. 
Leon, S. 
Mills, J. 



Moore, J. 
Oxley, T. J. 
Raymond, V. R. 
Stone, W. E. 
Taylor, J.— 29. 



FELLOW CRAFTS : 

Norton, J. J. Wilson, G.— 2. 

ENTERED APPRENTICE : 
Piley, H.— 1. 
WITHDRAWN : 

Anthony, O. B. Currier, 0.— 2. 

Initiated, 12. Passed, 11. Raised, 9. Affiliated, 12. 



Diamond Lodge, No. 29. 

Diamond Springs, El Dorado County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 

L. Bradley, W. Master, Secretary, 

J. L. Martin, Sen. Warden, Sen. Warden, 

G. T. Bascon, Jun. Warden, Jun. Warden, 

Treasurer, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Arnold, M. Fleming, J. W. Koughman, W. Simmons. J. E. 
Beebe, C. W. Fronk, J. M. McDonald, C. M. Speck, J. 
Brooke. L. E. Garrison, G. D. Park, A. D. Tehbs, M. 
Connelly, M. H. Hawley. T. P. Redinger, J. Thorp, E. 
Denny, J. W. Heberling, J. C. Richling, T. White, S. W. P.- 
Durham, E. Henderson, W. 



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ENTKRED APPRENTICES: 

Phelps, M. Westcott, O. B. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Barton. J. Cassidy, J. 

Bradley. C. Cassidy, P. 

I nd luted, 6. Passed, 3. Raised, 4, 



AVhite, 0. P.— 3. 

Davis, T. 
Schocn, A. — (i. 



m 



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{May, 



W. S. Moses, W. Muster, 
J. F. Damon, Sen. Warden. 
J. Hunter, /tut. PTarrfew. 
S. Gamage, Treasurer, 



Golden Gate Lodge, No. 30. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

Meets every Tuesday. 

OFFICERS: 

G. S. Hull. Secretary. 



Cottrell, E. M. 
Everard. J. 



Schultz, J. S. 
Snook, R.— 16. 



G. J. Hobe, Sen. Deacon, 
W. B. Cooke, Jun. Deacon, 
E. C. Harford, Tyler. 
MASTER MASONS: 

Flood, J. C. Knowlton, J. J. 

Hacker, E. Robinson, R. P. 

FELLOW-CRAFT : 

Hutchinson, G. W. — 1. 

ENTERED APPRENTICE : 
Elliot, H.— 1. 
WITHDRAWN : 

Carpenter, D. E. Carter, H. 0.— 2. 

Initiated, Jl. Passed, 10. Raised. 9. Affiliated, 1. 



A. Piatt, W. Master, 
W. M. Rodgers, Sen. Warden 
C^A. Leake, Jwn. Warden, 
E. Gates, Treasurer, 



Mokelumne Lodge, No. 31. 

Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras County, 

Meets every Saturday evening. 

OFFICERS : 

W. Innes. Secretary, 



MASTER MASONS 



Britton, J. F. 
Buffum, C. J. 
Campbell, G. H. 
Clark, H. Q. 
Day, J. 
Dennis, L. 
Douglass, J. P. 



, W. 



Dreher, J. 
Gates, E. 
Harris, G. 
Healy, J. 
Humphries, A. 
Husband, B. 
Knox. J. T. 



Kraft, H. 
Miner, J. G. 
Moreto, E. G. 
Parker, T. B. 
Raymond. G. 
Reid, J. C. 



Clarke, C. A. 
Hamilton, W. B. 



ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Thompson, P. 



Mayer, J. 
Pomeroy, E. H. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Woolly, W. 
Initiated, 17. Passed, 12. Raised, 12 



-, Sen. Deacon, 
-, Jun. Deacon, 
-, Tyler. 



Sawyer, E. D. 
Smith, S. D. 
Snyder, T. 
Strauss, A. 
Walker, G. R. 
Ward, J. G.— 31. 



Wichelhausen, P. 

—6. 



Affiliated, 1 . 



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Gold Hill Lodge, No. 32. 

Gold Hiil, Placer County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 



P. L. Maxey, W. Master. 
A. Mills, Sen. Warden, 
J. W. Pat ton, Jun. Warden, 
W. R. K. Devane, Treasurer, 



W. S. C. Woods, Secretary, 
J. M. Bedford, Sen. Deacon, 
J. McCarley, Jun. Deacon, 
R. M. Wagner, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS: 



Clark, P. Howard, N. F. Mandel, E. 

Delany, J. Hussey, J. W. Marshall, J. 

Greer, W. B. Lassiter, R. Sims, J. S. 

Hill, J. A. Lyons, R. N. Smith, J. F. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 



Snodgrass, J. S. 
Stewart, J. E. 
Wilson, J.— 23. 



Duff, A. 



Initiated, 6. Passed, 4. 



Span, J. — 2. 
Raised, 4. 



Ophir Lodge, No. 33. 

Murphy's Camp, Calaveras County. 

Meets second and fourth Saturdays in each month. 



A. H. Putney, Wor. Master, 
I. Taylor, Sen. Warden, 

B. H. Evans, Jun Warden, 
, Treasurer, 



OFFICERS: 

E. M. Strange, Secretary, 

, Sen. Deacon, 

, Jun. Deacon, 

, Tyler. 



MASTER MASONS: 
Barnes, W. H. Griswold, J. W. Meyer, O. 

Carr, M. Hanford, W. H. Nellis, W. 

Dake, L. W. Hanna, H. R. Newton, F. M. C. 

Dakin, P. Hubbard, W. A. Russell, W. A. 

Decker, W. H. Lester, J. B. Smith, J. A. 

FELLOW-CRAFTS: 
Kilgove, W. R. Perry, G. W. 

ENTERED APPRENTICE: 

Smith, J. B.— 1. 



Stevens, S. B. 
Tichenal, W. H. 
Wilkins, B. B. 
Wright, W. A.— 23. 



Smith, C. W.—3. 



Initiated, 5. Passed, 4. Raised, 1. Affiliated, 9. 



Santa Clara Lodge, No. 34. 

Santa Clara, Santa Clara County. 

No Returns. 



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San Diego Lodge, No. 35. 

San Diego, San Diego County. 

Meets second and fourth Thursdays in each month. 
OFFICERS : 

J. W. Robinson, Secretary, 

, Sew. Deacon, 

, Jun. Deacon, 



- Tyler. 



TV. C. Ferrell, W. Master, 
J. J. Ames, Sen. Warden. 

J. Cook, Jun. Warden, 

J. Hays, Treasurer. 

Past Master: 
G. H. Derby. 
MASTER MASONS: 
Barber, D. Hartley, A. Long, J, P. 

Cremony, J. C. Hooff, P. H. Raimond, R. E. 

Crosthwaite, P. Hooper, G. TV. Riner, J. 

FELLOW CRAFT : 

Coutts, C. J.— 1. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Andrews, G. P. Fitzgerald, E. H.— 2. 

Initiated, 3. Passed, 2. Raised, 0. Affiliated, 2. 



Sexton, M. M. 
Tibbette, G. P.— 16. 



RECAPITULATION. 

Total number of Lodges, 31 

Lodges from which returns have been received, 30 

Total number of Master Masons reported, 1111 

Total number of Fellow Crafts " 43 

Total number of Entered Apprentices reported, 125 

Total number initiated, as reported, 392 

Total number passed, " ic 309 

Total number raised, " " 293 

Total number affiliated, ; - " 213 

Total number withdrawn, " i; 122 

Total number died, 15 

Total number expelled , 2 

Tolal number suspended, 1 

Stricken from the rolls for non-payment of dues. 20 

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OF THE 



M.-.W.-. GRAND LODGE 



O F 



Jfree aitfo ^aqjieft Ultons 



STATE OF CALIFORNIA, 

AT THE 
FIFTH J±.TVlSrTJ*A*'JLn C O M M XJ WT I C A. T I O W, 

HELD AT 

€§t Bnsnnit lull, in tijB €1\t\ nf Intrnmfntn ; 

COMMENCED ON 
TUESDAY, MAY 2d, A. D. 1854, A. I,. 5854, 

AND TERMINATED ON 
TUESDAY, MAY 9th, A. D. 1854, A.L. 5854. 



©rforjefc io U 3£Ua& in all tfo 3Ufcig.cs. 
M.-. W.-. CHARLES M. RADCLIFF, 

Grand Master, presiding, 

R.-. W.-. LEVI STOWELL, 
Grand Secretary. 



1854. 



GRAND OFFICERS 



OF THE 



GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA, 

FOE THE PRESENT MASONIC YEAE. 



M.:W.\ Wm.H. HOWARD, Grand Master, San Jose ; 

E.\W.\ N. GREENE CURTIS,.JDeputy Grand Master,.... Sacramento; 

u RECTOR E. COLE, Senior Grand Warden,. ..San Francisco ; 

" ROBERT N. WOOD,... Junior Grand Warden,... Martinez ; 

" ADDISON MARTIN,... Grand Treasurer, Sacramento; 

" LEVI STOWELL, Grand Secretary, San Francisco; 

tl ISAAC DAVIS, Grand Lecturer, Sacrramento. 

'• JAS. H. BRISTOW, Grand Chaplain, San Francisco ; 

W.\ 0. J. PRESTON, Ass't. Grand Secretary,.. &z?i Francisco ; 

u J. F. HALSEY, Grand Marshal, Marysville ; 

" N. H. STOCKTON, Grand Standard Bearer, Santa Cruz: 

" C. H. SEYMOUR, Grand Sword Bearer, Nevada ; 

" GEO. C. YOUNT, Grand Bible Bearer, Napa; 

u H. R. HAWKINS, Senior. Grand Deacon,.... Auburn; 

u S. K. NURSE, Junior Grand Deacon,. ...Benicia ; 

" R.A.APPLING, 1 a (Mariposa; 

" L. STEINHART, j GrAND Steward *> ; { Marysville; 

u J. M. ABRAMS, Grand Pursuivant, San Francisco ; 

" S. C. FIELD, Grand Tyler, San Francisco. 



GRAND LODGE 

OF 

£xtt antr &crepteir fttaaattB 

OF THE 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA. 

The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons 
of the State of California commenced its Fifth Annual Communica- 
tion at the Masonic Hall, in the City of Sacramento, on Tuesday, 
the second day of May, A. Ij. 5854, at 10 o'clock, A. M. 

present : 

The M.'.W.'. Charles M. Radcliff, Grand Master; 

E.'.W.'. T. A. Thomas, Deputy Grand Master; 

" u John A. Tutt, as Senior Grand Warden; 

" " Richard F. Knott, Junior Grand Warden; 

li " Addison Martin, Grand Treasurer; 

u " Levi Stowell, Grand Secretary ; 

M u J. H. Bristow, Grand Chaplain ; 

u " Isaac Davis, Grand Lecturer ; 

" N. Greene Curtis, as Grand Marshal ; 

11 H. F. Williams, Senior Grand Deacon ; 

u W. Shoemaker, as Junior Grand Deacon; 

" J. A. Wadsworth, as ) ri j cu j 

a t rn w. T ™ ^ r Grand Stewards ; 

" J. Jfi. Wain wright, as j ' 

lt Alex. Riddell, as Grand Standard Bearer ; 

" C. K. Gillespie, as Grand Sword Bearer ; 

" S. C. Field, Grand Tyler. 

PAST GRAND OFFICERS : 

The M.'.W.-. John A. Tutt, Past Grand Master ; 

u u Benj. D. Hyam, Past Grand Master ; 

E.\W.\ AdolphusHollub, Past Senior Grand Warden: 

And the representatives of twenty-nine chartered Lodges, together 
with a number of visitors. 

There being a sufficient representation, the Grand Lodge of Califor- 
nia was opened in 2lttipU JJQrill, with prayer bv the Grand Chaplain. 

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^9*3 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. i^Iay, 

The reading of the proceedings at the last Annual Communication 
was dispensed with, the members having been furnished with printed 
copies thereof. 

The Grand Master named the following Committee — 

f Bro. N. G. Curtis, 

On Credentials; J " Zenas Wheeler, 

[ " E. S. Buggies. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 2 o'clock, this afternoon. 



In <&ran& Cobrje. 



Afternoon Session, j 

Tuesday, May 2d, A. L. 5854. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on 2 o'clock, P. M., the Grand Master 
presiding. 

The Committee on Credentials reported the following officers and 
representatives of chartered Lodges, and Past Masters holding mem- 
bership within this jurisdiction, as present and entitled to seats in 
the Grand Lodge, viz. : — from 

California, No. 1., R. E. Cole, Worshipful Master; 

H. F. Williams, Junior Warden ; 

J. D. Creigh, Past Master. 

Western Star,... .No. 2, P. F. Terbush, Junior Warden. 

Tehama, No. 3, J. A. Wadsworth, Worshipful Master: 

J. F. Morse, Senior Warden ; 

J. G. Brewton, Junior Warden ; 

W. Shoemaker, ) p Mastpr . 

0. D. Chafee, J S faster*. 

Benicia, No. 5, S. K. Nurse, Worshipful Master: 

Jame3 Miller, proxy for Senior Warden : 

A. Ptiddell, P. ML, and proxy for Junior Warden. 

San Francisco y .,No. 7, A. Hollub, Worshipful Master. 

Tuolumne, No. 8, Hugh G. Piatt, Worshipful Master. 

Marysville, No. 9 W. H. Wickersham, Worshipful Master: 

D. H. Apperson, Senior Warden : 

W. T. Fonda, proxy for Junior Warden : 

A. Maurice, Jr., Past Master. 

San Jose, No. 10. W. H. Howard, Worshipful Master; 

L. C. Owen, proxy for Senior Warden ; 
R. N. Wood, proxy for Junior Warden. 



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297 



Yount, No. 12, Geo. C. Yount, Ilepresentative. 

Nevada, No. 13, C. II. Seymour, Senior Warden. 

Eureka, No. 1G. H. R. Hawkins, Worshipful Master ; 

C. H. Mitchell, proxy for Junior Warden. 

Parfaite Union,. No. 17, P. Peliagre, Representative. 

Mountain Shade, No. 18, W. P. Young, Representative. 

San Joaquin,.... No. 19, A. C. Bradford, proxy for Senior Warden. 

Washington,.,.. No. 20, N. Greene Curtis, Worshipful Master; 

H- H. Hartley, proxy for Senior Warden : 

G. I. N. Monell, Jnnior Warden ; 

Isaac Davis, 1 

C. Dnncombe, \ Past Masters. 

J. Morrill, J 

Hawaiian, No. 21, L. Stowell, Representative. 

Occidental, No. 22, Jas. E. Wainwright, P. M., and proxy for W. M. ; 

Jos. Clough, proxy for Junior Warden ; 

Jas. Rice, Jr., } p Maqfpr , 

Joel Noah, } ^ ast Masters - 

Madison, No. 23, Z. Wheeler, Representative. 

Mariposa, No. 24, R. A. Appling, Senior Warden. 

Georgetown, No. 25, W. M. Frankenthall, Representative. 

El Dorado, No. 26, A. Hunter, Senior Warden ; 

W. II. Smith, Junior Warden. 

Trinity, No. 27, J. F. Chillis, Representative. 

Columbia^ No. 28, T. J. Oxley, Worshipful Master: 

J. A. Jackson, Senior Warden ; 

C. K. Gillespie, proxy for Junior Warden. 

Golden Gate, ....No. 30, L. C. Owen, Representative. 

Mokelumne, No. 31 Chs. A. Leake andE. D. Sawyer, Representatives. 

Gold Hill, No. 32, W. S. C. Wood, J. W., and proxy for W. M. ; 

J. B. Henderson, proxy for Senior Warden. 

Ophir, No. 33, C. M. Radcliff, Representative. 

Santa Clara,.. ..No. 34, E. S. Ruggles, Worshipful Master. 

San Diego, No. 35, D. B. Kurtz, Senior Warden. 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

The Grand Master announced the following committees : — 



On Dispensations and Charters,. 

On Returns of Lodges, 

On By-Laios of Lodges, 



On Unfinished Business,. 
2n 



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Bro. W. H. Howard, 
" R.E.Cole, 
" H.G.Piatt. 

Bro. H. R. Hawkins, 
" T.J. Oxley, 
" W. H. Wickersham, 

Bro. H. F. Williams, 

" L. C. Owen, 

" A. Maurice, Jr. 
Bro. A. Hollub, 

" W. P. Young, 

" J. F. Morse. 



298 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

The Grand Master then read his Annual Address, as follows : — 

Brethren : By the indulgence of our Supreme Grand Master we are once 
more permitted to meet in our annual Communication. 

Permit me to express the pleasure with which I again meet the protectors of 
our beloved Order within these sacred walls, and whilst we exchange our friendly 
congratulations, let me ask you to unite with me in grateful thanks to Him 
who rules the destinies of man, for his protection during our separation, and 
to ask His blessing on our present convocation, and that he may so govern us 
that all our labors may be conducted in harmony and brotherly love. 

I have the gratification to announce to your Worshipful body the continued 
prosperity of our beloved Order in this State, and the rapid extension both of 
its members and influence. Masonry is at last appreciated as a moral 
science, whose system, when developed by tongues and pens equal to the 
task, must enlighten those who wander in darkness $ and let ours be the glo- 
rious competition, or rather emulation, of who shall best and most contribute 
to effect the noble objects for which our institution was intended, and which it 
is undoubtedly its destiny sooner or later to accomplish. 

The reports which I have received relative to the Lodges in our jurisdiction, 
represent them in a prosperous condition. At no previous period in the Ma- 
sonic history of this State was there ever felt such an influence as that which 
is now stimulating the brethren within her limits. This we may mainly at- 
tribute to the influence of the liberal character of our regulations, to the con- 
fidence with which all have been animated by the feeling of an equal share 
and voice in the government of their own affairs, and the conviction that the 
Order in this State has not only maintained its self-respect, but has also 
gained the esteem and consideration of our brethren abroad. 

I regret that I have not been able to visit the Lodges throughout the State. 
I have visited those in the City of San Francisco, and several in the moun- 
tains, all of which are in a prosperous condition, and bid fair to diffuse the 
true principles of our Order, wherever their influence may reach. Although 
I am enthusiastic in the cause, I dread the result — Masons are made too fast. 
It is not sufficient, in examining the character and qualifications of a candi- 
date for our mysteries, that nothing can be said against him. He should be re- 
commended for his virtues, unspotted before the world, and pronounced well- 
formed, true and trusty, so that his Masonic edifice may be erected with pleas- 
ure to himself and honor to the Fraternity. I feel it to be incumbent upon me, 
at this time, to caution the several Lodges in this jurisdiction touching the care 
which should be exercised in investigating the moral character of all applicants 
for our mysteries. I do this because facts have come to my knowledge which 
warrant the opinion that such care is not taken. The fact that so many Masons 
have been made during the last year, is sufficient to awaken suspicion that 
some may have entered the portals of our Masonic edifice without that scru- 
tiny which the principles and purity of our Institution demand. And here let 
me caution Lodges against a spirit of rivalry in swelling their numbers, and 
the desire to outdo each other in the amount of business done ; laying a foun- 
dation for a hasty investigation into the moral character of candidates. The 
Bible, (that great light in Masonry) informs us that " no man liveth and sin- 
neth not ;" yet we can so live as we shall have wished we had when our 
bodies shall be squared and numbered for the quarries of earth. Hence the 
necessity of guarding well the outer door. 

Permit me to ask that some rule be adopted by your Worshipful body, at 
this Communication, touching the following matters : — 

I. As to the proficiency of candidates for advancement. Some Lodges ad- 
vance as soon as proficiency is shown in open Lodge ; others say that two 
weeks must intervene between the degrees. 

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5854.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 299 

2. As to the withdrawal of petitions after reference. On this subject there 
is an edict of the Grand Lodge setting the matter entirely at rest ; but this 
seems not generally understood by the subordinate Lodges. 

3. I would call your attention to Article X., Section 13, of our Constitution, 
that " No Entered Apprentice or Fellow-Craft Mason shall be advanced to a 
superior degree in any Lodge except that in which he received the previous 
degrees, unless by consent, in writing, of that Lodge/' This is law, so far as 
this jurisdiction extends, but I trust you will see that it is necessary that the 
subordinate Lodges should have some law to govern them respecting petitions 
from a foreign country. 

4. Touching regularity in the communications of Lodges. Some Lodges 
in this jurisdiction call an K A. or F. C. Lodge from labor to refreshment 
from one week to another to facilitate their business, whilst they close the M. 
Lodge at every regular and special meeting, in accordance with an edict of 
this Grand Lodge. I did not attempt to correct this, knowing that an ex- 
pression from your Worshipful body would set the matter right. I believe it 
to be as indispensable for a M. Lodge to be opened in order to work in the 
intermediate degrees, (although dispensed with,) as it is for a Lodge of 
Masons to have a charter or warrant empowering them to work. 

5. As to whether Lodges under Dispensation have a right to admit mem- 
bers by affiliation. This is an open question, and one about which there is a 
diversity of opinion. 

Your action and decision in the above matters will be a permanent guide to 
the subordinate Lodges in this jurisdiction. Many questions have been pro- 
posed to me by members of the Fraternity upon Masonic law and usage, and 
answers have been promptly and candidly made. In many instances, such 
questions had their solution already in the Constitution. The most important 
related to the right of a Lodge to suspend members for the non-payment of 
dues. My decisions on the above matters will no doubt be submitted to you 
for your approval, and I would respectfully call your attention to them. The 
suspension of members for the non-payment of dues, and returning their 
names to the several Lodges, puts it beyond the power of the Lodge to re- 
instate, that power being in the Grand Lodge only. This is contrary to the 
Constitution of this Grand Lodge, and not consistent with the spirit of our 
Order. I do not allude to any special case, for none has been brought to my 
notice officially ; but I believe, there are Lodges in this jurisdiction wherein 
this practice prevails. 

I would call your attention to a subject which has been presented for your 
consideration at every meeting of this Grand Lodge since its organization — 
that is uniformity of work'. At your last annual Communication a Grand 
Lecturer was appointed, (Bro. I. Davis,) who has visited many of the subordi- 
nate Lodges, and done much to bring about this desired object ; but from his 
feeble state of health, has been unable to visit all. I would recommend that 
the scheme be carried out, and trust that ere long, (with a view to excel in 
perfect work,) this end will be accomplished. 

I deeply regret that our brethren in New York are still in confusion. I 
hope they may yet listen to the voice of reason. This matter demands your 
attention at this time. From a letter from the chairman of the Committee on 
Foreign Correspondence of that State, I learn that there is an effort being 
made by our sister Grand Lodges to bring about a reconciliation ; and I trust 
that this Grand Lodge will not be last in aiding, by her counsel, the settle- 
ment of this difficulty. 

The state of things in New York, if not settled, demands the adoption of 
stringent and energetic measures by this Grand Lodge. I would recommend 
that printed circulars, containing a list of Lodges in that State with whom we 
ara in fail fellowship, be sent to the several Lodges in this jurisdiction, with 

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300 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [^«# ? 

positive instructions to adhere to them, with a view to maintain and perpetu- 
ate the true principles of our beloved Order ; and while we seek to promote 
harmony where confusion prevails, let us cultivate that virtue among our- 
selves. Let us avoid sectional jealousies which separate brethren and sow 
the seeds of discord in the Masonic family. The true interests of the Frater- 
nity are one. We are bound by the same obligations, and we should have but 
one aim in our reiatious to each other — to maintain those truly Masonic vir- 
tues, brotherly love, relief, and truth, which are the tenets of a Mason's pro- 
fession. Let us do unto all men as we would they should do unto us, and per- 
form our duty in the sphere in which we move as men and as Masons. 

I trust that the amount of work which has been done during the past year, 
has supplied your treasury with funds sufficient to meet all the expenses of the 
Grand Lodge, and do something towards discharging its indebtedness. Several 
sums of money have come into my hands from our sister Grand Lodges, to be 
applied to the relief of our worthy Brother Jennings, who came to our aid 
when that scourge of the human race was in our midst. These have been 
forwarded to the Grand Secretary, and the amount and date of their receipts 
will be presented to you through his report. 

The subject of educating the children of indigent Masons demands your at- 
tention at this time, and I trust that your legislation at this Communication 
will establish some basis whereon to commence this great work. 

Since our last annual Communication I have issued Dispensations as fol- 



lows, viz. 


: — 












1853. 


July 


3, 


to 


Santa Cruz - 


Lodge, 


at Santa Cruz. 




a " 


15, 




Western Star 
Yuba 


u 


(charter burned.) 
at Marysville. 


a 


Aug. 




a 


Martinez 


a 


u Martinez. 


',', 


Oct. 


10, 


a 


Los Angeles 


a 


" Los Angeles. 


a 


" 


20, 


a 


Crescent 


U 


" Crescent City. 


a 


a 


25, 


a 


Texas 


a 


u San Juan. 


a 


Dec. 


14, 


a 


Lebanon 


iC 


" San Francisco. 


1854. 


Jan. 


11; 


" 


Grass Valley 


it 


" Grass Valley. 


a 


a 


11, 


a 


Forbes toion 


u 


u Forbestown. 


a 


a 


11, 


a 


MicMgan City 


u 


" Michigan City. 


a 


a 


29, 


a 


lllinoisiown 


,i 


'* Illinoistown. 


a 


Mar. 


6, 


u 


Rough and Rea 


■in " 


" Rough and Ready 


a 


April 


5, 


u 


St. James 


a 


" Jamestown. 



The petitions for the above Lodges were in due form, and properly recom- 
mended. They have given evidence of their zeal and capability, and when 
theif work is presented for inspection, and meets your approval, I would re- 
commend that Charters be granted. The funds received for the above Dis- 
pensations have been paid over to the Grand Secretary. 

Having thus called your attention to the subjects of interest that occur to 
me at this time, and reported to you the result of the business which you del- 
egated to my charge, there is but one other matter on which I deem it my 
duty to touch; that is, the permanent location of this Grand Lodge. I hope 
before you separate, you will designate some point for its permanent location. 

Brethren, my term of office, as your presiding officer, now expires. I 
would that its duties had been performed by an abler hand. ^ I regret that 
during that term I have been unable better to discharge my duties as your re- 
presentative in the visitation of all the Lodges in the State. But if my labors 
meet with your approbation, then my joy is full. I am now about to retire 
into the humble but peaceful existence of a Brother of the Order, and return 
again to that level from which I have no wish to ascend. Let me offer you, 
one and all, my heartfelt thanks for the honor conferred on me, and for your 
assistance and cooperation in the discharge of my official duties. Let us see 



5854.] GRAND LODGE OP CALIFORNIA. oOl 

that all our deliberations at this time may tend to the advancement of our 
Order, and that all our discussions be conducted in a spirit of peace and har- 
mony. With such for our guide, we may expect to be united in one object. 
Let me assure you that the result of your deliberations at this meeting shall 
have my cordial support, and when the Grand Warden of Heaven calls us 
from labor to refreshment, may our resting place be in the Paradise of God, 
where, placed at his right hand, he may be pleased to pronounce us just and 
upright Masons, fitly prepared as living stones for that building not made 
with hands, eternal in the Heavens. 

CHAS. M. 11ADCLIFF, Grand Master. 

The Deputy Grand Blaster presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Brethren" : It is made my duty by the Constitution, to report to your Wor- 
shipful body my acts and doings as an officer. 

During the year, I have issued Dispensations for the following new 
Lodges : — 

1853. July 20, to Sacramento - Lodge, at Sacramento. 
" Oct. — , " Hiram li '■ Mud Springs. 

" — , " Mount Moriah " u San Francisco. 

1854. April 1, " Franklin '•' u Sacramento. 

The above Dispensations were issued in accordance with the Constitution 
and requirements of the Fraternity. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

T. A. THOMAS, Deputy Grand Master. 

On motion of Bro. J. Rice, Jr., the Address of the Grand Master 
and the report of the Deputy Grand Master, were referred to a special 
committee of three. 

The Grand Master named the following brethren as such 

( Bro. Jas. Rice, Jr., 

Special, Committee : < u John A. Tutt, 

| 4i Addison Martin. 

A petition from Bro. W. H. Hubbard was received and referred to 
a special committee of three. 

The Grand Master named the following brethren as such 

[ Bro. N. G. Curtis, 

Special Com m ittee : - " It. F. Knott, 

( < ; A. lliddell. 

On motion of Bro. It. N. Wood, it was ordered that the proposed 
amendments to the Constitution be the special order of the day for to- 
morrow, at half-past two o clock, P. M. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 10 o'clock to-morrow 
morning. 



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In (Bxanh €ob%t. 



Morning Session, ) 

Wednesday, May 3d, A. L. 5854. j 

The Grand Lodge was ealled on at 10 o'clock, A. ML, the Grand 
Master presiding. 

After prayer by the Grand Chaplain, the minutes of the sessions of 
yesterday were read and approved. 

The Committee on Credentials reported the following brethren as 
present and entitled to seats in the Grand Lodge, viz. : from 

Eureka - Lodge,... No. 16,.-..... M. P. EL Love, proxy for Senior Warden. 

San Joaquin u ...No. 19. T. II. Bowen, proxy for Worshipful Master. 

Mariposa * ' . . .No. 24, W. T. Whitacre, proxy for Junior Warden . 

El Dorado « ...No. 26, A. Hunter, Senior Warden ; 

W. H. Smith, Junior Warden. 
Diamond u ... No. 29, A. Park, Worshipful Master : 

S. P. Hamm, Junior Warden : 

L. Bradley Past Master. 
Golden Gate "' ... No. 30, S. Gammage, Junior Warden. 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

The following resolution was adopted : — 

Resolved, That the Committee on Foreign Correspondence be required to 
report on the second day of each session of the Grand Lodge. 

The Committee on Dispensations and Charters reported that they had 
examined the records, petitions, &c, of the following Lodges, U. P., 
and recommended that Charters be granted them, viz. : — Martinez, 
Mount Moriah, Sacramento, Lebanon, Yuba, Grass Valley, Michigan 
City, SantaOruz, Rough and Ready, Forbestown, Crescent, and Illinois- 
town ; which report was concurred in, and Charters were ordered to be 
issued as recommended. 

The Committee on Credentials reported the following representatives 
from the foregoing Lodges, as present, viz ; from 

Santa Cruz Lodgej...No. — N. II. Stockton, Representative. 

Yuba ; * u — A. Maurice, Jr, Worshipful Masl 

L. Steinhart, proxy for Senior Warden ; 

C. Fairfax, proxy for Junior Warden. 
Sacramento " •' — J. L. English, Worshipful Master: 

J. A. Tutt, Senior Warden : 

J. II. Gass, Junior Warden, 

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308 



Martinez Lodge, 
Mount Moriah " 



Crescent 
Michigan City ' 
Grass Valley ' 
Lebanon 
Forbestown ( 
lllinoistoivn 



No. — R. N. Wood, Worshipful Master. 

" — P. W. Shepheard, Worshipful Master ; 

S. W. Holladay, proxy for Senior Warden : 
C. E. Saunders, Junior Warden ; 
E. A. Theller, Past Master. 

" — L. Stowell, Representative. 

" — B. T. Buckley, Worshipful Master. 

" — Z. Wheeler, Representative. 

" — J. F. Damon, Worshipful Master. 

u — A. G. Simpson, Representative. 

" — L. Stowell, Representative. 

" — J. Heritage, Senior Warden. 



Rough and Beady " — 

Which report was concurred in, and the brethren therein named were 
admitted to seats. 

The Grand Master named the following committees : — 

Bro. J. D. Creigh, 
" L. Bradley, 

On Grievances : • u A. Maurice, Jr, 

" Joel Noah, 
I u C. Buncombe. 
(Bro. P. W. Shepheard, 

On Finance and Accounts : -J " P. F. Terbush, 

( " J. F. Damon. 

Petitions were presented from Bros. T. W. Brotherton, and J. H. 
Murphy, and from 'Fount Lodge, No. 12, Nevada Lodge, No. 13, and 
Washington Lodge, No. 20; all of which w r ere referred to the Commit- 
tee on Grievances. 

A memorial from Bro. A. M. Winn was presented and referred to 
the special committee on the petition of Bro. W. H. Hubbard. 

Petitions from Western Star Lodge, No. 2, and Madison Lodge, No. 
23, were received and referred to the Committee on the revision of the 
Constitution, appointed at the last Communication. 

On motion of Bro. A. Hollub, the clues of Western Star Lodge, 
No. 2, for the past year, were remitted ; and a new Charter was ordered 
to be issued free of charge, in place of the one destroyed by fire. 

On motion of Bro J. A. Wadsworth, the Grand Master named two 
additional members on the committee 

• > D ijt' ? 7-> f Bro. J. A Wadsworth, 

On Bro. Wmn's Donation: j u G . L N . Mone]l / 

On motion of Bro. E. F. Knott, it was 

Resolved, That a Committee on Masonic Jurisprudence be appointed, to con- 
sist, of five members. 

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The Grand Master named the following brethren as such commit- 
tee — ■ 

fBro. E. F.Knott, 
" J. A Tuttt, 

On Masonic Jurisprudence : «{ " T. A. Thomas. 

" T. H. Bowen,' 
[ " A. Maurice, Jr. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 2 o'clock, this afternoon. 



In Srctnfr £oh%t 



Afternoon Session, ) 

Wednesday, May 3d, A. L. 5854. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 2 o'clock, P. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

The R.\ W.\ J. R. Crandall, Senior Grand Warden, appeared and 
took his seat. 

The Committee on Credentials reported the following additional mem- 
bers present : — from 

San Diego Lodge, No. 35, J. J. Ames, proxy for W. M. 

Sacramento " No. — J. Kohlm an , proxy for W. M . 

The Committee jon Returns of Lodges presented a report, which was 
received and concurred in. 

The proposed amendments to the Constitution presented at the last 
Communication, were taken up, considered, and all rejected. 

The Committee on Dispensations and Charters reported that they had 
examined the records of Franklin, St. John's, Butte, and Hiram Lodges, 
and recommended that Charters be granted them, and that their rep- 
resentatives be admitted to membership in the Grand Lodge ; all of 
which was concurred in. 

Bro. J. D. Creigh moved that the next annual Communication of 

the Grand Lodge be held at Benicia. Which motion was laid on the 

table. 

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5854.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 805 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 10 o'clock to-morrow 
morning. 



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In ®>ran& Cobge. 



Morning Session, [ 

Thursday, May 4th, A. L. 5854. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 10 o'clock, A. 31., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

After prayer by the Grand Chaplain, the mkiutes of the sessions of 
yesterday were read and approved. 

The Committee on Credentials reported the following additional 
members as present and entitled to seats, viz. : — from 

Calif orn ia Lodge, No. I , Lewis Peck, Past Master. 

Washington " No. 20, E. J. Willis, Past Master. 

Occidental " No. 22, Joel Noah, proxy for Senior Warden. 

Trinity u No. 21, J. F. Chillis, Representative. 

Golden Gate u No. 30, Wm . S. Moses, Worshipful Master ; 

Geo. J. Hobe, Senior Warden. 

St. John's " No. — , J. L. Cummins, Representative. 

Hiram M No. — , John Morse, Senior Warden ; 

0. B. Westcott, Junior Warden. 
Franklin " No. — , W. Shoemaker, Worshipful Master ; 

(}. E. Montgomery, Senior Warden : 

W. B. Arnold, Junior Warden. 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

The Committee on Grievances reported upon the petition of Bro. T. 
W. Brotherton, that in their opinion the Grand Lodge had no ju- 
risdiction over the matter. 

Also upon the appeal from Washington Lodge, No. 20, relative to 
the case of Bro. J. Morrill, recommending that it be referred back 
to the Lodge for a new trial. 

Also upon the petition of Yount Lodge, No. 12, recommending that 
that Lodge be permitted to re-ballot on the petition of Bro. Wilson 
for the second degree. 

AH of which was concurred in, and the recommendations were adopted 
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306 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. \}^U ^ 

Bro. W. H. Howard, from the Committee on Dispensations and 
Charters, presented the following report : — 

To the M:. W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee have examined the proceedings of Texas Lodge, U. D.. 
and find them correct ; they therefore recommend that a charter be granted 
to that Lodge in accordance with its petition. They have also had before 
them a petition in due form, recommended by Benicia Lodge, for a dispensa- 
tion to open a Lodge in Suisun Valley, to be called Suisun Lodge, and rec- 
ommend that the dispensation be granted. St. James Lodge, U. D., requests 
a renewal of its dispensation, which it is recommended be granted. 

Your committee, in concluding their report, would respectfully call the 
attention of the Grand Lodge to some errors on the part of some of the 
Lodges, which they believe demand a passing notice. There seems to be a 
neglect generally, on the part of the presiding officers, to cause the proceed- 
ings of the Grand Lodge to be read in the Lodges as ordered ; and the require- 
ments of the Grand Lodge are not always complied with, in the examination 
of candidates in open Lodge previous to advancement to a superior degree. 
In some instances, the records are too voluminous, and a too minute descrip- 
tion of the work given. 

Other slight irregularities, which we deem unnecessary to embody in our 
report, we have already called to the attention of the representatives of the 
Lodges in which they occurred, and we feel no hesitation in expressing the 
belief that they will be promptly corrected. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

W. H. Howard, ] 

R. E. Cole, I Committee. 

Hugh G. Platt, J 

Which report was received and concurred in, and Bro. W. H. How- 
ard was received as the representative of Texas Lodge. 

The Grand Master added Bros. W. II. Howard and J. B. Crax- 
dall to the Committee on the Revision of the Constitution, appointed 
at the last Communication. 

Bro. J as. Bice, Jr., from the special Committee on the Grand Mas- 
ter's Address and the Deputy Grand Master's Report, presented the 
following report : — 

To the Mr. W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The committee to whom was referred the Grand Master's Address and the 
Deputy Grand Master's Report, respectfully submit the following : — 

In regard to that portion of the Grand Master's Address which refers to the 
advancement of candidates, your committee are of opinion that the law regu- 
lating the same, as laid down in Art. X., Section 6, of the Constitution, is so 
clear and explicit as to render any farther legislation upon the subject un- 
necessary. 

In reference to the withdrawal of petitions, under certain circumstances 
therein referred to, they conceive the same to be of so great moment as to re- 
quire the especial consideration of this Grand Lodge, and they therefore 
recommend that the same be referred to the Committee on Masonic Juris- 
prudence for immediate action. 

As touching Art. X., Sec. 13, of the Constitution, your committee in like 
manner suggest its reference to the same committee, with instructions to pre- 

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5854.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 307 

pare a resolution in respect thereto, the provisions of which shall include all 
persons from a foreign jurisdiction, in like manner as the members of Lodges 
subordinate to this local jurisdiction. 

Your committee regard the practice of certain Lodges, in the matter of 
their work in the E. A. and F. C. degrees, as referred to in the said address, 
as clearly irregular, and respectfully suggest that the same be referred to the 
Committee on Uniformity of Work,. to report thereon at this Communication. 

Your committee are of opinion that Lodges working under Dispensation 
have as full and undoubted authority for admitting brethren to membership 
as chartered Lodges. 

In reference to that portion of said report touching the suspension by 
Lodges of members for non-payment of dues, we cannot conceive a practice 
more unjust to a brother, or more inexcusable in a Lodge, in view of the 
plain sense of Art. X., Section 9, of the Constitution. 

As nothing can contribute in a higher degree to the preservation and dig- 
nity of the Craft than perfect uniformity in the manner of its work, the excel- 
lent suggestions of the Grand Master in this behalf are earnestly commended 
to the consideration of the Committee on Uniformity of Work. 

The deplorable schism which has existed for some time among the Masonic 
Brotherhood in New York, disfiguring the otherwise harmonious spectacle 
which Masonry presents throughout the world, is seriously to be lamented ; 
and it surely becomes this Grand Lodge to exert all the means legitimately 
within its power, to aid in re-collecting the broken fragments, and restoring 
the temple of our brethren in that great State to its former grandeur. To 
this end the salutary suggestions of the Grand Master strongly recommend 
themselves to the attention of this Grand Lodge, and especially to the earnest 
consideration of the Committee on Foreign Correspondence, to which the 
same properly belongs. 

The education of the children of Masons has ever been a darling subject 
among our brethren in other States, and should engage the affections of every 
good Mason. Your committee therefore recommend the creation of a Com- 
mittee on Education, with instructions to report, at an early day, a scheme or 
plan the best calculated, in their judgment, to carry out the recommendations 
of the Grand Master in this behalf. 

The necessity of fixing upon some point for the permanent seat of this 
Grand Lodge, is obvious ; and for this purpose your committee would suggest 
the appointment of a special committee, consisting of three Past Masters, to 
report the most suitable place for the future permanent sittings of this Grand 
Body. 

The extension of the general principles of our beloved institutiou — the 
multiplication of Lodges — the zeal of members and the general felicity, as 
disclosed in the address of our worthy Grand Master, all attest the common 
prosperity of the Craft within this jurisdiction, and furnish an occasion of just 
exultation to the Masonic world. 



All of which is respectfully submitted. 



Jas. Rice, Jr., 

John A. Tutt, )- Committee. 

Addison Martin, 



I3ro. R. F. Knott offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That a committee on Education be appointed, to consist of not 
less than three nor more than five members. 

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Which was adopted, and the (hand Master named the following 
brethren as the committee — 

I Bro. R. F. Knott, 
| " J. II. Bristow, 

On Education : | 4i J. R. Crandal] , 

| " II. N. Wood, 
I u Jas. Rice, Jr. 

Bro. P. W. Shepheard offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That a petition for initiation or membership, presented to a 
Lodge, immediately becomes the property of the Lodge, and can on no con- 
sideration be withdrawn : but a ballot in all cases must be had on the report 
of the committee. 

Which was referred to the Committee on Masonic Jurisprudence. 

Bro. H. R. Hawkins offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That to all petitions for Dispensations there shall be attached the 
certificate of a Master of a chartered Lodge, that the Worshipful Master 
named in the petition is competent to confer the three degrees of Masonry. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

A petition from Bro. J. 1). Stevenson was received and referred to 
the Committee on Grievances, who recommended that a committee be 
appointed in accordance with the prayer of the petitioner. 

The recommendation was concurred in, and the Grand Master named 

the following special committee — 

( Bro. P. W. Shepheard, 
On the petition of Bro. Stevenson : -j ' : Lewis Peck, 



J. E. Wainwright. 
Bro. A. Riddell offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That no Lodge under this jurisdiction shall ballot for conferring 
any degree, or approve its records at any other time than a stated meetiug. 

Which was referred to the Committee on Masonic Jurisprudence, 
who reported the same back to the Grand Lodge, recommending its 
passage, and the resolution was adopted. 

The Grand Lodge was then called oft' until 2 o'clock, this afternoon. 



M (Bxaxfo £ab%t. 



Afternoon Session, } 
Thursday, May, Atli, A. L. 5854. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 2 o'clock, P. M., the Grand 

Master presiding. 

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5854.] URAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 3(8) 

Bro. A. Maurice, Jr., offered the following resolution : — 

llesolved, That five Past or Present Masters, under this jurisdiction, be ap- 
pointed a committee on uniformity of work, to report as soon as practicable. 

Which resolution was adopted, and the Grand Master named the fol- 
lowing' brethren as the committee — 

| Bro. A. Maurice, Jr., 
" T. A. Thomas, 

On Uniformity of If orh : -j " Adolphus Hollub. 

| " L. Bradley, 
l " Isaac Davis. 

Bro. B. 1). Hyam offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Grand Lodge that no Lodge under 
dispensation should pay any other dues than those for degrees conferred. 

Which resolution was rejected. 

On motion of Bro. L. C. Owen, the dues of Mariposa Lodge, No. 

24, for the past year, were remitted. 

Bro. J. D. Creigh, from the Committee on Grievances, presented 
the following report : — 
To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee to whom was referred the petition and appeal of J. H. 
Murphy, from FA Dorado Lodge, No. 20, respectfully report, that upon the 
examination of the charges against Bro. Murphy, they find them too 
clear to admit of a doubt, and therefore recommend that the expulsion of J. 
II. Murphy, for unmasonic conduct, by El Dorado Lodge, be confirmed, and 
the expulsion published. 

Your committee have also had before them a petition from the brethren of 
Nevada Lodge, No. 13, to reinstate Bro. Edward Willis, who was expelled 
by that Lodge ; and report, that after a careful investigation of all the facts, 
they find some informalities in the trial of Bro. Willis, and recommend the 
Grand Lodge to reverse the decision of said Lodge, and order a new trial, 
should the Lodge deem it necessary. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. I>. Creigh, Chairman. 

Which report was received and concurred in. 

The following, by Bro. J. E. WAINWRIGHT, was adopted : — 

Resolved, That the Grand Lodge close its labors on Saturday, the sixth inst.. 
at 12 o'clock, noon. 

Bro. R. N. Wood offered a resolution relative to districting the State, 

&e.j which was referred to a special committee ; and the Grand Master 

named as such committee — 

[ Bro. R. N. Wood. 
| " II. F. Knott, 

On Districting the State: -\ '• J. A.Tutt, 

•• T. A. Thomas. 
I "A. Maurice, Jr. 

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310 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

The Committee on Credentials reported the following additional 
members present and entitled to seats, viz. : from 

Golden Gate Lodge, No. 30, Wra. 8. Moses, proxy for Junior Warden. 

Santa Cruz " " 38, T. M. Da\is, proxy for Senior Warden. 

Which report was concurred in. 

Bro. H. It. Hawkins presented a communication relative to C. D. 
Aiken, of Mountain Shade Lodge, No. 18, which was referred to the 
Committee on Grievances. 

The committee appointed at the last session of the Grand Lodge, on 
a portion of the Grand and Deputy Grand Master's addresses, presented 
a brief report, suggesting that the subjects referred to them, would be 
met by the Committees on the Constitution, and on Masonic Jurispru- 
dence. Which report was laid on the table. 

The Committtee on Returns of Lodges presented a further report, 
which was read and concurred in, and the committee was discharged. 

The Grand Master appointed Bro. T. H. Bowen on the Finance 
Committee, in the place P. W. Shepheard, who had leave of absence. 

On motion of Bro. J. E. Damon, the resolution that the Grand 
Lodge close its labors on Saturday at noon, was reconsidered and laid 
on the table. 

The Grand Master appointed the following special committee — 

f Bro. H. G. Piatt, 

On the Location of the Grand Lodge : < " D. B. Kurtz, 

( " A. Maurice, Jr. 

On motion of Bro. L. Bradley, the' Grand Lecturer was invited to 
exemplify his work before the Grand Lodge, as given to the Lodges 
during the past year. 

The following resolution, by Bro. J. F. Morse, was adopted : — 

Resolved, That no member of the Grand Lodge, during this session, be 
allowed to speak more than five minutes on the same question. 

A communication from Bro. A. M. Winn was received, and referred 
to the Committee on Education. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 10 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning. 

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5854.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. oil 



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Morning Session, ) 

Friday, May 5th, A. L. 5854. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 10 o'clock, A. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

After prayer by Bro. B. T. Crouch, the minutes of the sessions of 
yesterday were read and approved. 

The Committee on Dispensations and Charters reported on the records 
of Los Angeles Lodge, and recommended that a Charter be granted ; 
which report was concurred in, a Charter was ordered to be issued, and 
the committee was discharged. 

The Committee on Credentials reported the following additional mem- 
bers present and entitled to seats, viz. : — from 

Sacramento Lodge, No. 40, B. T. Crouch, proxy for Junior Warden. 

Jj>s Angeles u No. 42, H. F. Williams, Representative. 

Which report was conctirred in. 

Bro. L. C. Owen offered a resolution to repeal Standing Resolution 
No. 12, relative to degrees conferred in the absence of the Master and 
Wardens ; which was referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence. 

On motion of Bro. J. J). Creigh, it was resolved that the Grand 
Lodge meet at half past seven o'clock this evening, to witness an ex- 
emplification of the work by the Grand Lecturer. 

A resolution relative to charges and trials, was offered and referred 
to the Committee on the revision of the Constitution. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence presented a report, and 
the Grand Secretary requested that the committee be filled by appoint- 
ing two members on the same for the time being ; upon which the 
Grand Master appointed Bros. J. Rice, Jr., and R. N. Wood, when, on 
motion of the Grand Secretary, the report was referred back to said 
committee. 

Bro R. E. Cole offered a resolution to prohibit Lodges under Dis- 
pensation from affiliating members; which was referred to the Commit- 
tee on Masonic Jurisprndence. 

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The Committee on Masonic Jurisprudence reported back the resolu- 
tion of Bro. P. W. Shephear.d ? with a recommendation that it be 
adopted as follows : — 

Resolved, That a petition for initiation or membership presented to a subor- 
dinate Lodge, becomes the property of the Lodge, and can on no considera- 
tion be withdrawn, but a ballot in all cases must be had on the report of the 
committee. 

Which recommendation was concurred in, and the resolution was 
adopted. 

Bro. 11. b\ Knott, from the committee to whom was referred the 
communication from Havana a Lodge. Xo. 21, reported as follows: — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California ; — 

The committee to whom was referred the memorial of Hawaiian Lodge, 
Xo, 21, at Honolulu, report that said Lodge committed an error in failing to 
elect its officers at the regular meeting il next preceding St. John's Day," 
(as required by the Constitution) which error they corrected, so far as laid in 
their power, by electing at the next regular meeting, which fell on St. John's 
.Day. It seems, however, that notwithstanding the efforts to remedy this error, 
dissatisfaction has been evinced on the part of two or three of the brethren, 
which threatens to disturb, if not to destroy, the peace and harmony of the Lodge. 
In order, therefore, that no further mischief may be done, or evil consequences 
result to our brethren of Hawaiian Lodge, arising out of this unintentional 
omission of duty, the committee recommend the adoption of the following res- 
olution : — i 

Resolved, Thai the officers elected by the members of Hawaiian Lodge. No. 21, at 
their regular meeting on St. John's Day, be and are hereby declared by t his Grant] Lodge 
the proper and legal officers for the ensuing Masonic year. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 



R, F. Knott, 
T. II. Bowex, I 
A. Maurice, Jr.. | 
T. A. Thomas, J 



Committee. 



Which report was concurred in, the resolution was adopted, and the 
committee was discharged. 

The Committee on Masonic Jurisprudence presented a report, pending 
the discussion of which, the Grand Lodge was called off until two o'clock, 
this afternoon. 



In #rmt5 £oi>gc. 



Afternoon Session, ) 

Friday, May 5///, A. L. 5854. \ 

The Grand Lodge was called on 2 o'clock, P. M., the Grand Master 

presiding. 

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5854.] &RANB LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 313 

The committee to whom the communication of Bro. A. M. Winn, 
relative to his donation of land, was referred at the last Communication, 
presented the following report : — 

To the 7tf.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The committee to whom was referred the communication of Bro. A. M 
Winn, respecting his donation of land to this Grand Lodge, respectfully re- 
port : That Bro. A. M. Winn, by deed dated twenty-seventh September, 1852, 
conveyed to this Grand Lodge 11 2-100 acres of land — also, squares num- 
bered 73, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, situate in the town of New Jerusalem, laid 
off by the said Winn, in the County of Sacramento, in the State of California, 
as appears by deed recorded in the County Recorder's office of said County, 
in Book J, page 233, &c. Your committtee have conferred with Bro. Winn 
in reference thereto, and offer the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by this Grand Lodge, (and annually, 
hereafter,) with full authority to take possession of the lots of land situate in the County 
of Sacramento, and lease the same, in such manner and on such terms as they think best ; 
and that they make a report, annually, of their proceedings, to the Grand Lodge. 

J. I). Creigh, Chairman. 

Which report was concurred in, the resolution was adopted, the 
committee was discharged, and the Grand Master named the follow- 
ing brethren as such committee — 

f Bro. J. L. English, 

On Bro. Winn's Donation : < u J. A . Tutt, 

( u Wm. Shoemaker. 

The committee to whom was referred Bro. A. M. Winn's memorial, 
at this Communication, reported that he desired to withdraw said me- 
morial, and recommended that his request be granted ; which was con- 
curred in. 

Bro. T. J. Oxley offered a resolution relative to paying the legitimate 
expenses of the Grand and Deputy Grand Masters for attending to 
Grand Lodge business, etc. ; which was indefinitely postponed. 

The following resolutions, presented by the Committee on Masonic 
Jurisprudence with their report this morning, were taken from the 
table : — 

Resolved, That the practice of dueling is repugnant to the principles of 
Freemasonry, and in all cases where two brethren resort to this mode of 
settling their disputes, it becomes the duty of the Lodge or Lodges of which 
they are members, or under whose jurisdiction they may be, forthwith to 
expel them from all the rights and privileges of Masonry, subject to the con- 
firmation of the Grand Lodge ; and no Brother who may fall in a duel shall 
be buried with Masonic honors. 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary is hereby constituted Grand Librarian, 
and directed to take charge of the Grand Lodge Library, subject to such reg- 
ulations as the Grand Lodge shall hereafter prescribe. 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Grand Lodge, that the future estab- 
lishment of subordinate Lodges should be restricted to cases of manifest pro- 
priety aud necessity. 

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Resolved. That it is the opinion of this Grand Lodge, that the use of Ma- 
sonic emblems upon sign-boards is nnmasonic, and in open violation of the 
spirit of Freemasonry. 

All which resolutions were adopted. 

A petition from Bro. A. A. Bennett was received, and referred to 
the Committee on Grievances. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until half-past 7 o'clock, this 
evening. 



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Evening Session, j 

Friday, May 5th, A. L. 5854. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 71 o'clock, P. M., the Grand 

Master presiding. 

Bro. J. R. Crandall offered the Following resolution : — 

Resolved, That any subordinate Lodge recommending a petition for a new 
Lodge, shall state explicitly that the brethren whose petition they recommend, 
have provided a suitable and safe Lodge room. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

In accordance with the invitation of the Grand Lodge, Bro. Isaac 
Davis, Grand Lecturer, then proceeded to exemplify the work in the 
three degrees ; at the conclusion of which, the Grand Lodge was i 
off until 10 o'clock, to-morrow morning. 



In ^ranfr &ob%z. 



Morning Session, j 
Saturday, May Gth, A . L. 5854. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 10 o'clock, A. M., the Grand 
Master presiding;. 

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5854.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 315 

After prayer by the Grand Chaplain, the minutes of. the sessions of 
yesterday were read and approved. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence again presented their 
report, as follows : — 

To the M.'.W.'. Grand Lodge of California: — 

Your committee have the honor of presenting their annual report of such 
matters as are deemed of real interest and importance to this Grand Lodge, 
as exhibited to them in .the printed proceedings of the various Grand Lodges 
of the Union, most of which have been received, amounting in the aggregate 
to nearly three thousand pages of printed matter 5 which have been read with 
as much care as their time would permit. We seriously regret that business 
relations have been such as to call from the State a majority of your com- 
mittee, the labor thereby devolving upon one whose official Masonic duties 
occupy much of his time to the exclusion of other business ; and he must 
therefore claim indulgence from the Grand Lodge for any apparent neglect of 
duty, and for the brevity of this report. 

The voluminous mass of matter contained in the Grand Lodge proceedings 
necessarily requires much time to read even, consequent upon the making up 
of this report, and many contain extended reports and dissertations upon a 
variety of points in Masonic law and usage, about which there seems to be no 
difference of opinion 5 and your committee regard such reports, where too 
much is written, not of peculiar interest or importance to the craft, and as 
productive rather of evil than of good, by lessening the interest and enthusiasm 
with which they are now sought after for their real merits and importance, as 
containing the views and deliberations of Grand Lodges upon subjects of gen- 
eral importance to the Order. Notwithstanding these reports contain a vast 
amount of most interesting and instructive reading, from which may be gath- 
ered much valuable information, your committee deem it unnecessary and in- 
expedient to review in detail the proceedings of each Grand Lodge, and the 
many local matters contained therein, even did time permit, or their impor- 
tance justify it. The committee, therefore, would only call your attention 
to a few subjects, which seem to require some action at your hands. 

We, as Masons, have great cause to rejoice at the unprecedented prosper- 
ity of the Order throughout the world. Perhaps at no former period has 
Masonry ever secured such hold upon the general intelligence and virtue 
of all classes, or its principles been so well understood and appreciated 
by the world at large, as at the present day. We have but few cases of dis- 
cord or confusion to record, and it is with regret that we have to report re- 
newed dissensions among the Craft in the State of New York. It will be re- 
membered with what rejoicings were received the tidings of that memorable 
union of the two Grand Lodges in New York, on the twenty-seventh of De- 
cember, 1850. At this union the Masonic world rejoiced ; peace and har- 
mony were believed to be restored, and those fruitful elements of discord to 
be hushed forever 5 but ere these sounds of joy had died away, our ears were 
pained at the harsh notes of discord and confusion. 

At the annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of New York, in June 
last, the Hon. R. H. Walworth was elected Grand Master ; upon which a pro- 
test was entered against his installation, signed by some twenty-one members 
of the Grand Lodge. The protest was based upon the charge that the Grand 
Master elect ' ; had lent the powerful aid of his name and pen to the injury of 
the Institution." At a subsequent meeting, Bro. Walworth denied the truth 
of the charges, and explained the portion of his writings which were offensive 
to the protestants, and in such manner as to be deemed " full, complete, and 
entirely satisfactory" bv the Grand I^odge. A bitterness of feeling, however, 

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316 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

with many of the leading members of the Fraternity, was produced by this 
election, which, at this juncture of Masonic affairs in New York, was calcu- 
lated to result in much harm. A convention of thirty-two Lodges recently 
assembled at Rochester to consider the propriety of dividing the State into 
two Masonic jurisdictions, and nearly unanimously declared it expedient to 
do so. This question involves a matter of vita] importance to all Grand 
Lodges, and is replete with disastrous consequences. We cannot for a mo- 
ment entertain the idea of there being more than one Grand Lodge in the 
same State or Territory ; for, once concede the right or principle of division, 
and there is no limit to the number of Grand Lodges in any State except as 
the number three may be contained in the whole number of subordinate 
Lodges. This Grand Lodge holds the doctrine that but one Grand Lodge 
can exercise Masonic jurisdiction over the same territorv at a time ; and we 
believe this is the general, if not the unanimous opinion of the Grand Lodges 
of the United States. The Grand Lodge of California recognizes as the legal 
Grand Lodge of New York, that over which the Hon. Reuben H. Walworth 
presides as Grand Master, and of which Jas. M. Austin is Grand Secretary. 

In addition to the regular Grand Lodge of New York, there are also the 
following illegal and self-constituted bodies, viz. : the body of which Mordecai 
Myers is Grand Master, and James Herring, Grand Secretary ; the St. John's 
Grand Lodge, of which Richard Thum is Grand Master, and Chas. W. Wil- 
Jetts, Grand Secretary ; the Scottish Rite Lodges of H. C. Atwood, and the 
Lodges working under the Grand Lodge of Hamburg. This Grand Lodge 
has already remonstrated against the intrusion of the last named, in her pre- 
tended jurisdiction within the territory of another Grand Lodge, and does now 
unequivocally place its seal of condemnation upon this most palpable wrong. 

The Grand Lodge of Louisiana has still some Masonic difficulties, arising 
out of the granting of charters to Symbolic Lodges by a body styling itself a 
Supreme Council of the 83d Degree. A sketch of this matter, also, was 
given in a report to this Grand Lodge two years ago, and the disapprobation 
of the Grand Lodge was then recorded. 

Your committee would allude to a subject heretofore deemed unworthy of 
notice, and which would now be passed in silence, had there not been some 
little agitation, in some quarters of our jurisdiction relative to the matter, 
viz. : Negro Masonry. We will not discuss the subject, but refer the breth- 
ren to the Freemasons' Magazine, for an account of these pretended Lodges. 
It is there stated that '* there is not a lawfully authorized or acknowledged 
negro Lodge in the United States, nor are we aware that there is a negro in 
the country who could rightfully claim, or properly be admitted into any- 
lawful Masonic Lodge." We have no satisfactory evidence that it is recog- 
nized by any Grand Lodge in the LTnited States, and none can be held ac- 
countable for its existence. We must therefore hold all such to be spurious. 
and the remedy is not with us. 

Your committee regard it as important that this Grand Lodge express an 
opinion upon the true character and position of the Past Master's degree, as 
there has been some considerable clashing of opinions among the brethren 
and Lodges in this jurisdiction in regard to it. We quote Bro. A. G. 
Mackey's remarks upon the subject, as affording a better version of it than 
we could give of our own. He says — 

" There is no doubt, if we carefully examine the history of Masonry in this country and 
in England, that the degree of Past Master was originally conferred by Symbolic Lodges 
as an nonorarium, or reward bestowed upon those brethren who had been found worthy 
to occupy the oriental chair. In so far it was only a degree of office, and could be ob- 
tained only from the Lodge in which the office had been conferred. At a later period it 
was deemed an essential prerequisite to exaltation in the degree of Royal Arch, and was 
for that purpose conferred on candidates for that position, while the Royal Arch decree 
was under the control of the Symbolic Lodges, but still only conferred by the Past MM- 

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5854.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 317 

ters of the Lodge. But subsequently, when the system of Royal Arch Masonry was en- 
larged and extended in this country, and Chapters were organized independent of the 
Grand and Symbolic Lodges, these Chapters took with them the Past Master's degree, 
and assumed the right of conferring it on their candidates. Hence arose the anomaly 
which now exists in American Masonry of two degrees bearing the same name, and said 
to be almost identical in character, conferred by two different bodies, under entirely dif- 
ferent qualifications, and for totally different purposes. As was to be expected, when 
time had in some degree obliterated the details of history, each party began to claim for 
itself the sovereign virtue of legitimacy. The Past Masters of the Chapters denied the 
right of the Symbolic Lodges to confer the degree, and the latter in their turn asserted 
that the degree, as conferred in the Chapter, was an innovation. * * * The 
time is certainty not in the memory of any member of this Grand Lodge, when Past 
Masters made in a Chapter were recognized by members of the corresponding degree in 
a Symbolic Lodge. The question seems never to have been discussed among us — no 
doubt of the superior legitimacy of the blue Lodge degree was ever entertained — and 
with a perfect knowledge of the nature of the contending claims, and of the usurped au- 
thority of the Chapters, our Grand Lodge has always refused to permit Past Masters 
made in a Chapter to be present at the induction of the Master elect of a Symbolic Lodge 
into the oriental chair.' 7 

The Grand Lodge of Louisiana has passed a resolution refusing to ac- 
knowledge Past Masters made in Royal Arch Chapters, and has determined 
to concede the title and privileges of Past Master only to such Master Masons 
as have been regularly elected and installed into oflice as Masters of a Sym- 
bolic Lodge. 

This Grand Lodge having never taken any definite action upon the subject 
of a " General Grand Lodge of the United States/' the committee feel called 
upon, from the number and respectability of the communications received 
upon that subject, to call your early attention to this important matter. Its 
impracticability, and the want of some definite plan upon which the Grand 
Lodges could agree, have ever been the great barriers to its formation. 
Within the last year or two, however, the subject has assumed a more prac- 
ticable and acceptable shape, and is now urged by many of the Grand Lodges 
with great zeal and, fairness, which commends it to our favorable attention at 
this time. A convention of delegates from several Grand Lodges met at 
Lexington, Ky., on the seventeenth September, A. L. 5853, to consider a 
•'suitable plan to be presented for a National Grand, Lodge, or Confederation 
of the Grand Lodges of the United States, for the speedy and final adjustment 
and decision of matters in difference, which may arise between the various 
Grand Lodges, to promote uniformity of work, and to cultivate the general 
good of the Fraternity." That cguvention, after adopting several resolutions, 
(which are hereunto attached,) adjourned to meet in Washington City the 
first Wednesday of January, A. L. 5855, and respectfully requested each 
Grand Lodge to send one or more delegates to the convention at that time 
and place. This seems to meet with much encouragement, and many of the 
Grand Lodges have so appointed their delegates. Your committee think this 
the time, if ever, to act upon this subject, as the time named will have passed 
before the next Communication of this Grand Lodge, and we trust it will re- 
ceive the attention its great importance demands. Your committee forbear 
to express any opinion upon the subject, preferring the Grand Lodge to act 
from the evidence before them, and their own convictions, after mature de- 
liberation. 

It affords us great pleasure to welcome our young sister, Minnesota, into 
the family of Grand Lodges, and we trust that the fire of true Masonry may 
perpetually burn upon her altars. 

Your committee here close their report, knowing that many important mat 
ters, not herein noticed, will be brought before you by the different commit- 
tees to whom they have been referred. We have endeavored to discharge our 
duties, in some degree, and with as much brevity as the nature and impor- 
tance of the subject before us would permit; and before concluding we would 

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318 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [M a y> 

remark that we deprecate a too rapid increase of Lodges, and a too great 
anxiety to make Masons — that strife for numbers, and rivalry among Lodges, 
which can do the most work and make the most money. Such motives should 
be frowned down, as fruitful of bad results. Let us all adopt the words and 
spirit of the ritual: "Let there be no contention, except that noble conten- 
tion, or rather emulation, of who can best work and best agree." 

Your committee would renew and continue our friendly gratulations with 
our sister Grand Lodges throughout the world ; and they submit the following 
resolutions : — 

Resolved, That this Grand Lodge recognizes, as the only legitimate Masonic power in 
New York, the Grand Lodge of which Bro. Walworth is M.\ W.-. Grand Master, and 

the subordinate Lodges under the jurisdiction thereof 3 and that it repudiates, and de- 
clares to he illegal and spurious all other bodies and members thereof pretending to ex- 
ercise Masonic authority within the said State of New York. 

Resolved, That Masonic communication on the part of this Grand Lodge, and the 
Lodges subordinate thereto, be and the same is hereby interdicted, with all bodies or 
persons claiming or pretending to be Lodges or Masons, deriving authority uuder or 
through such illegal sources. 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Grand Lodge that all persons claiming to hold 
Masonic Lodges in the United States, or its Territories, within the jurisdiction of the 
Grand Lodge of any State or Territory, without authority from such Grand Lodge, arc 
illegal and clandestine. 



All of which is respectfully submitted. 



L. Stowell, "I 

J as. Rice. Jr., \ Committee, 

R. N. Wood, J 



Which report was received and concurred in, the resolutions accom- 
panying it were adopted, and the committee was discharged. 

A resolution relative to a General Grand Lodge of the Lmited States 
was received and laid on the table for the present. 

Bro. J. E. Wainwright moved that any member of the Grand Lodge, 
compelled to leave before the close of the session, be empowered to 
delegate some other brother to act as his representative ; which motion 
prevailed. 

The Committee on Credentials reported the following proxies: — 
from 

Mariposa - Lodge, No. 24, S. A. Merritt, proxy for Senior Warden. 

Georgetown " No. 25, A. Hollub, proxy for W. M., and S. and J. W. 

El Dorado « No. 2(5 W. W. Stovall, nroxy for W.M., & S. & J. W. 

Mount Moriah " No. 44 E. A. Theller, proxy for W. ML, & S. & J. W. 

Which report was concurred in. 

The Committee on Finance and Accounts reported on the resolution 
in favor of Western Star Lodge, and recommended that the sui 
tour hundred dollars be donated to said Lodge — their hall, furniturej 
records, &e., having been destroyed by fire \ wl d in, 

and the donation voted. 

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5854.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 319 

The special committee to whom was referred the petition of Bro. 
Wm. Hubbard, reported that they had examined his claim, as set forth 
by him against the Fraternity in Sacramento City, and found that, ac- 
cording to his statement, there was a balance due him of $452.31; and 
they recommended the passage of the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary be and is hereby authorized to draw a 
warrant on the Sacramento relief fund, according to & pro rata distribution of 
said fund, to be made for the relief of the Sacramento brethren. 

Which report was concurred in, and the resolution was adopted. 

Bro. W. S. Moses offered a resolution, relative to giving the Lec- 
tures, &c, which was referred to the Committee on Uniformity of Work. 

The Committee on Revising the Constitution reported a revised Con- 
stitution, which was read and adopted, section by section, as herein- 
after printed. 

The Grand Lodge was then called of until 2 o'clock this afternoon. 



%n (faxarti £otyt. 



Afternoon Session, ) 
Saturday May 6tJt> A. L. 5854. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 2 o'clock, P. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

The Committee on Grievances reported on the case of A. A. Bennett, 
and offered a resolution reversing the action of Tehama Lodge No. 3, 
and permitting the Lodge to re-ballot, or take such other measures in 
the case as they may deem just and proper: all of which was concurred 
in. 

The Grand Secretary presented his Annual Report as follows : — 

To tlie 31.'. W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The Grand Secretary respectfully reports, that the last proceedings of the 
Grand Lodge were printed with all the dispatch possible, and distributed to 
the subordinate Lodges, as usual, and that copies were mailed to all the for- 
eign Grand Lodges in communication with this Grand Lodge. Before the 
proceedings were printed, it was found that three hundred and fifty copies 
would in all probability be too few ; and after consulting with several Grand 

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320 JOURNAL OP PROCEEDINGS. [^«<y? 

Lodge officers, it was deemed advisable to print five hundred copies, — and 
even that number has been found insufficient, so rapid has been the increase 
of new Lodges. The Grand Secretary, with the concurrence of the Grand 
Master, and in conformity with a resolution of the Grand Lodge, wrote to Bro. 
R. Spencer, in London, and remitted him, through the house of Messrs Mark- 
wald & Caspari, of San Francisco, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five 
($125) dollars, requesting him to forward the following list of books to the 
Grand Lodge of California, viz. : — 

" The Free Mason's Quarterly Review, " from 1834 to 1853. 
" Early History of Freemasonry in England. " 

" Biographical Memoirs of Aldworth. " — " The Book of Constitutions. " 
11 Historical Landmarks." 

u Theocratic Philosophy of Freemasonry. " — " The Star in the East. " 
" The Antiquities of Freemasonry. " — " History of Initiation. '' 
u Preston's Illustrations, " last edition. — u Signs and Symbols. " 
" Hutchinson's Spirit of Freemasonry. " — "History of Freemasonry." 
" Robinson's Proof of a Conspiracy/' — M History of Knights Templar.'' 
li Golden Remains of Early Masonic Writers, " 5 or 6 vols. 
" The Monumental Antiquities of Grimsley. " 

The receipt of the money and order has been acknowledged to Bros. 
Markwald & Caspari, and the books are daily expected."" In addition to the 
above books, we also ordered a set of the Freemason's Magazine, of Bro. C. TV. 
Moore of Boston, which has been received, consisting of eleven volumes, 
neatly bound, at the cost of §55. 

Notwithstanding the Lodges have been repeatedly solicited to be prompt in 
the performance of their duties, still most of them fall far short of the require- 
ments of the Grand Lodge. Ten Lodges only have sent in their semi-annual- 
returns, viz. : No. 1, No. 3, No. 5, No. 18, No. 19, No. 24, No. 28, No. 29, 
No. 30, No. 31 ; and about the same number have sent to the Grand Secre- 
retary's office, lists of the officers elected for the present Masonic year, though 
each Lodge has been requested to do so. Hence the Grand Secretary has been 
compelled to address his communications to the old officers, and doubtless 
many have never been received by the Lodges. In some cases where the offi- 
cers had gone to the Atlantic States, the letters were forwarded to them, and 
after several months were returned and received by the Lodges. These and 
other omissions of duties by the subordinate Lodges, are the causes of many 
vexatious delays and much loss of time, and extra labor on the part of the of- 
ficers of the Grand Lodge : and it must be evident to those who have attended 
the Grand Lodge from time to time, that among the many subjects that ccme 
before the Grand Lodge for adjustment, information and regulation, by far the 
greater portion arise for want of information of what the Grand Lodge has 
done, ignorance of the edicts and resolutions passed, and of the changes made 
in the Constitution. The officers, at least, of each Lodge should be familiar 
with the proceedings of the Grand Lodge ; and to be so. requires that they 
read them frequently and carefully, that the business of the Lodge may be 
conducted in a proper and Masonic form. 

The Grand Secretary would respectfully suggest the propriety of making 
the Lodge returns annual instead of semi-annual, believing that the purposes 
of the Grand Lodge will be equally well served, and the Lodges be saved the 
labor, or the offence of omitting their duty. 

The amount of dues received from the various Lodges since the last Com- 
munication, (including some balances due from some of the Lodges for last 
year,) up to the present time, are as follows, to wit : — 

* The "books have been received since the Grand Lodge closed. 

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5854.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. -521 

1853. 

May 15. Eureka - - Lodge, No. 16, Balance of dues, $ 4 00 

« 27. Mokeiumne " No. 31, Dues and Chrt/r, 124 00 

June 1. Gold Hill " No. 32, Dues, 5150 

Aug. 18. Mountain Shade " No. 18, " 114 00 

" 23. Tehama " No. 3, « 123 50 

Sept. 4. California " No. 1, " 159 00 

5 15. jBemcia " No. 5, " . 25 00 

u 28. Mokeiumne " No. 31, " 70 00 

11 " Diamond " No. 29, '• 42 00 

11 « Ztaama " No. 3, " 98 00 

M u Hawaiian " No. 21, " 116 00 

" u Pacific " U. D., " 60 50 

" " San Joaquin " No. 19, 83 00 

11 <•' Golden Gate < ; No. 30, 4100 

" " Mountain Shade " No. 18, 67 00 

M u Mariposa u No. 24, 7100 

" " Columbia " No. 28 60 00 

1854. 

March 4. California " No. 1, 20100 

u u Benicia « No. 5, 36 00 

k " Tuolumne « No. 8, 70 75 

" " Marysville " No. 9, 185 00 

" " >%wJo^ rt No. 10, 86 00 

" * Parfaiie Union " No. 17, 116 00 

" " Mountain Shade « No. 18, 47 00 

11 " San Joaquin '■' No. 19, 7100 

11 " Hawaiian " No. 21, 104 00 

" " Columbia " No. 28, 83 00 

" " Diamond u No. 29, 5100 

" " Golden Gate * No. 30, 65 00 

" " Mokeiumne « No. 31, 63 00 

* u Santa Clara " No. 34, 58 00 

" " Martinez " U. D., 14 00- $2560 25 

And there have been received fees for Dispensations is- 
sued to the following Lodges : — 

1853. Amount brought forward..$8 25 00 

May 20. Pacific $75 00, 1854. 

" 25. Butte 75 00 ! Jan. 23. Michigan Citu 75 00 

June 12. St. John's 75 00 1 " " Grass Valley 75 00 

July 11. Santa Cruz 75 00: " " Lebanon 75 00 

" 18. Yuba 75 00j " " Forbestown 75 00 

" 26. Sacramento 75 00; " 31. Illinoistown 75 00 

Oct. 10. Los Angeles 75 00! Mar. 5. Rough and Heady.. 75 00 

" 18. Hiram 75 OOjApril 1. Franklin 75 00 

" 18. Mount Moriah... 75 00 u 5. St. James 75 00-$142500 



20. Crescent 75 00 ' 

" 26. Texas 75 00! 

Making the total receipts to credit of Grand Lodge Fund, $3985 25 

There has been paid out for the current expenses of the Grand 
Lodge, by order of the same, as per vouchers in the Grand 
Treasurer's hands, the sum of. 2492 07 



Leaving a balance in the Treasury to the credit of the General 

Fund, April 30, 1854, of. $1493 18 

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322 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. \M a y> 

The following amounts have been received since the last Commu- 
nication, as donations to the Sacramento Relief Fund : — 
From the R.\ W:. J. W. Powell, Grand Secretary of New York, on 
account of sundry Lodges in that State and elsewhere, the 

sum of. $569 70 

From subordinate Lodges in Rhode Island, 100 00 

" Bro. C. Moore, of Cincinnati, Ohio, 4 00 

" the Grand Lodge of Mississippi, 200 00 

" " " *■ " Alabama, 300 00 

" " u " " Massachusetts, 50 00 

11 " « " " Illinois, 100 00 

" subordinate Lodges in Illinois, 10 00 

li the Grand Lodge of Connecticut, HO 00 

tl Summerville Lodge, No 133, Mississippi, 5 00 

u the Grand Lodge of Missouri, 100 00 

" subordinate Lodges in Missouri, 64 75 

" the Grand Lodge of Georgia, 100 00 

u subordinate Lodges in Georgia, 150 00 

" the Grand Lodge of Virginia 100 00 

" Wyttiville Fraternal Lodge, No. 82, Virginia, 10 00 

" subordinate Lodges in Florida 94 00-$2067 45 

All of which has been paid over to the Grand Treasurer, and his receipt 
taken therefor. 

The Dispensation sent to San Diego Lodge, No. 35, dated November ninth, 
1853, has been returned and not used, as the charter of said Lodge was only 
partially destroyed, but not so entirely as to prevent its use. 

Pacific Lodge, at Valparaiso, has returned its Dispensation, with a state- 
ment that they have dissolved the Lodge, not being able to work to their satis- 
faction or the satisfaction of others, and preferring to give up their Dispensa- 
tion rather than do wrong. This, if so, would be commendable ; but the 
Grand Secretary has been informed by a brother who was in the Lodge at the 
time of its agreement to dissolve, that the reasons they set forth are not true ; 
that the Lodge has not dissolved, but has received a Dispensation from Mas- 
sachusetts, under which they are now working ; and that he remonstrated with 
the Lodge against such action, for which they had no good reason — indeed, 
no reason at all, except that their dues to the Grand Lodge would be less, 
and they could give the degrees for a less sum than thirty-five dollars, as re- 
quired by our Constitution. If the above statement be correct, the Lodge has 
acted in bad faith towards this Grand Lodge, and deserves to be deprived of 
any authority under which to hold a Lodge, until such time as she makes full 
reparation to this Grand Lodge ; and we trust that the Grand Lodge of Mas- 
sachusetts will revoke its Dispensation. If the Lodge be dissolved, all its jewels, 
furniture, books, clothing, and property whatsoever, reverts to this Grand 
Lodge, which should be claimed. Much pains was taken to forward to this 
Lodge everything requisite for its guidance, and duplicate copies of papers 
and books were sent, with all the instructions necessary, and all asked for. 
They have not sent up their books, nor a transcript, and no report sufficiently 
explicit to ascertain what amount is due the Grand Lodge up to the day of 
the dissolution ; and if it persist in dissolving, all it may have, as above 
stated, belongs to this Grand Lodge. 

The Grand Secretary takes the occasion to remark, in conclusion, that it 
will be necessary to procure a full set of books for that officer, and blanks of 
every kind used in his office ; and he recommends the printing of one thou- 
sand copies of the proceedings of the present session. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

L. STOWELL, Grand Secretary. 
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5854.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 323 

Which report, together with the books of the Grand Secretary, was 
referred to the Committee on Finance and Accounts. 

The Grand Treasurer presented his annual report, as follows : — 

The Grand Lodge of California in acct. with A . Martin, Grand Treasurer. 
To amount paid drafts and orders for the following sums : — 
1853. Dr. 

July 8. Bill of printing proceedings, &c, » $659 00 

u 18. Tehama Lodge, acct. Donation Fund, 100 00 

Aug. 2. " " " " " 300 00 

1854. 

Mar. 15. B. D. Hyain, G. M. expenses, 45 00 

April 27. Tehama Lodge, acct. Donation Fund, 575 80 

u u Grand Secretary, past services, 600 00 

u u Robert Macoy, for Diplomas, 86 00 

11 " Bill of Stationery, 7 00 

" " B. D. Hyam, G. M. expenses, 20 00 

(i * 4 Grand Lecturer's expenses, 60 00 

" " Bill of Chairs, &c, 36 00 

M " Grand Tyler, for services, 75 50 

May 1. Grand Masters expenses, 52 00 

14 u Grand Treasurer's expenses, 45 00 

" 6. Grand Treasurer's services, 1853-4, 200 00 

" a Grand Secretary's salary, 1200 00 

" u Bill of Stationery 81 00 

" " Bill of Books, of C.Moore, 55 00 

" " Bill ofBro. Norcross, 5 00 

M u Books for Grand Lodge Library, 125 00 

11 " Expenses Grand Secretary's Office, 1016 07 

" " Bill of advertising, 10 00 

Balance on hand in Treasury, 4454 20 $9807 57 

1853. Cr. 

May 4. By amount received from Grand Secretary,... $669 86 

" 13# a u u u a h 8 00 00 

1854. 

April 27. " " u • u (i " 2273 25 

U tt a « u a u it 2 067 45 

May 6. " " u « " « 2492 07 

u u tt u u u tt tt 1504 94 $9 g 07 57 



RECAPITULATION. 

Amount received to May, 1853, acct. Donation Fund, $975 80 

44 " 1854, " « " 2067 45 

44 " " li General Fund, 6764 32 $9807 57 

Amount paid on acct. Donation Fund, $975 80 

u " " General Fund, 4377 57 

44 to credit of Donation Fund in Treasurv, 2067 45 

" tl " General Fund in Treasury," 2386 75 $9807 57 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

ADDISON MARTIN, Grand Treasurer. 

Which report, together with the Grand Treasurer's books, was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance and Accounts. 

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324 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [-*%> 

The following resolution was adopted. 

Resolved, That this Grand Lodge solicit the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts 
to instruct Pacific Lodge, at Valparaiso, to comply with our Constitution 
touching the dissolution of its allegiance to this Grand Lodge. 

On motion of Bro R. F. Knott,, the dues of Parfaite UnionLodge, 
No. 17, for the past year, were remitted. 

On motion of Bro. T. J. Oxley, the dues of Tuolumne Lodge, No. 
8, for the past year, were remitted. 

Bro. H. F. Williams from the Committee on By-Laws, presented 
the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

Your committee to whom was referred the By-Laws of the subordinate 
Lodges, have had the same under consideration, and beg leave to report : That 
they have carefully examined those of California No. 1 ; Western Star No. 2 ; 
Benicia No. 5 ; Marysville No. 9 : Eureka, No. 1G : Mountain Shade No. 18 ; 
Madison, No. 23 : Trinity, No. 27 ; Gold Hill, No. 32; Butte, U. D. ; Santa 
Cruz, U. D. ; Yuba, U. I). ; Sacramento, U. D. ; Martinez, L T . D. ; Hiram, 
U. D. : Mount Moriah, U. D., ; Crescent, U. D. ; Texas, U. D. ; Michigan 
City, U. D. ; Grass Valley, U. D. ; Lebanon, U. D. ; Forbestown, U. D. ; 
lllinoistown, U. D. ; Rough and Ready, IT. D. ; Franklin, U. D. ; St. John's, 
U. D. ; and Los Angeles, U. D. ; and recommend their adoption with the 
following amendments : — 

Benicia, No. 5. — Article IIL, Sec. 5. To be so amended as to read after 
the word " Treasury " " an affiliation fee of ten dollars, " as requested by 
the Lodge. 

Art. IV. Sec. 1. To strike out the latter clause, it being prohibited by the 
seventeenth Standing Kesolution of the Grand Lodge. 

Art. IV., Sec. 3. To be so amended as to fix the monthly dues at one, in- 
stead of four dollars, by request of the Lodge. 

Art. VIL, Sections 6 and 7. To strike out the word "suspended " in said 
sections, and insert instead thereof u his name may be stricken from the roll 
of members." 

Art. XVI., Sec. 1. To affix thereto, " subject to the approval of the Grand 
Lodge.'; 

Art. XVI., Sec. 3. To be stricken out. 

Marysville, No. 9. — Art. VIII. To be stricken out. 

Art. X. To affix thereto, u subject to the approval of the Grand Lodge. " 

Eureka, No. 16. — Art. VI., Sec. 2. To insert after the word u ascertained," 
the words u upon examination in open Lodge." 

Mountain Shade, No. 18. — Art. V., Sec. 2. To strike out the word u ad- 
journed, " and insert the word " called." 

Art. VL, Sec. 4. To strike out all after the word " until, " and insert the 
following : ° he has, upon examination in open Lodge, satisfied the brethren 
present that he has made suitable proficiency in the preceding degree. " 

Art. IX. To strike out the word u suspended," and insert, " his name be 
stricken from the roll of members." 

Madison, No. 23. — Art. V., Sec. 3. To be stricken out, and Sec. 9, Art. 
X., of the Constitution substituted. 

Art. 71., Sec. 5. To be stricken out, it being in violation of a standing 
resolution of the Grand Lodge. 

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5854.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 325 

Trinity, No. 27. — Art. IV. To be so amended as to conform to Sec. 1, 
Art. X., of the Constitution. 

Art. VI., Sections 5 and 0. To be stricken out. 

Art. XVI., Sec. 2. To be stricken out. 

Gold Hill, No. 32. — Art. I., Sec. 4. To be so amended as to conform to 
the requirements of Sec. 1, Art. X., of the Constitution. 

Art. V.. Sec. 2. To be amended by annexing the following words : u by 
examination in open Lodge.'' 

Art. V., Sec. 3. To be stricken out, it being in violation of Sec. 0, Art. 
X., of the Constitution. 

Butte, U. D. — Art. IX. To append the following words: "subject to the 
approval of the Grand Lodge." 

Santa Cruz, U. D. — Art. IX. To append the following words : " subject to 
the approval of the Grand Lodge." 

Yuba, U. D. — Art. X. To append the following words : " subject to the 
approval of the Grand Lodge." 

Sacramento, U. D. — Art. X. To append the following words : " subject to 
the approval of the Grand Lodge." 

Hiram, U. D. — Art. VIII. To append the following words : "subject to 
the approval of the Grand Lodge." 

Mount Moriah, IT. D. — Art. III., Sec. 2, to be stricken out. 

Crescent, U. D. — Art. V.. Sec. 4, to be stricken out, and Sec. 9, Art. X., of 
the Constitution substituted. 

Art. XL to be stricken out. 

Art. XII. To append the following words : " subject to the approval of the 
Grand Lodge." 

Art's. III. and IV., of Standing Resolutions, to be stricken out. 

Art. VI. of Standing Resolutions, to be stricken out, being in violation of a 
Standing Resolution of the Grand Lodge. 

Michigan City, IT. D. — Art. L, See's. 2 and 4 to be stricken out. 

Art. VI., See's. 1 and 5, and the latter clause of Sec. 3, to be stricken out. 

Art. VII., Sec. 2. To append the following words : " subject to the appro- 
val of the Grand Lodge." 

Forbestown, U. D. — Art's. IV. and VIII., and Sec. 1, of Art. X., to be 
stricken out. 

Art. XV., Sec. 1. To append the following words: "subject to the ap- 
proval of the Grand Lodge." 

lllinoistown, U. D. — Art. XIL, Sec. 1. To append the following words : 
" subject to the approval of the Grand Lodge." 

Rough and Ready, IT. D. — Art. V., Sec. 3, to be stricken out, and Sec. i), 
Art. X-, of the Constitution substituted. 

Art. VI., Sec. 5, to be stricken out, it being in violation of a Standing Res- 
olution of the Grand Lodge. 

Franklin, U. D. — Art. XL, Sec. 1. To append the following words: "sub- 
ject to the approval of the Grand Lodge." 

Los Angeles, U. D. — Art. II., Sec. 11. To append the following words : 
" subject to the approval of the Grand Lodge." 

Sec. 17. To strike out the word " suspended," and insert instead thereof 
" his name may be stricken from the roll of members." 

St John's, U. I). — Art. VII. to be stricken out. 

Art. IX. To append the following words : "subject to the approval of the 
Grand Lodge." 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 



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H. F. Williams, ] 

L. C. Owen, > Committee . 

A. Maurice, Jr., j 



326 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDIUS. \_M<*y, 

A communication from Montauh Lodge, Brooklyn, N. Y., was read 
and laid upon the table. 

Bro. H. G. Platt, from the special committee on the permanent 
location of the Grand Lodge, presented the following report : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California : — 

The committee to whom was referred the subject of permanently locating 
the Grand Lodge, beg leave to report that it has received the serious atten- 
tion and consideration of your committee, who deem the permanent location 
of this Grand Lodge a matter of great importance ; and in the selection of a 
place, they have been governed by the advantages that would accrue to the 
fraternity generally, by the facilities for the transaction of business, the con- 
venience of members, and the opportunities for improvement in Masonic 
knowledge, and collecting in the vicinity of the Grand Lodge all that is nec- 
essary and useful for the encouragement and protection of our time-honored 
institution. They submit the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the next annual session of this Grand Lodge shall be held in the city 
of San Francisco ; and that San Francisco be selected as the site for the permanent loca- 
tion of the Grand Lodge of California. 



All of which is respectfully submitted. 



Hugh G. Platt, \ 
D. B. Kurtz, J 



Committee. 



Which report was received and, with the resolution, was laid on the 
table. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 71 o'clock, this evening. 



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Evening Session, ) 

Saturday, May 6th, A. L. 5854. J 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 7i o'clock, P. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

Communications were received from the representatives of California 
Lodge, No. 1, San Francisco Lodge, No. 7, and Occidental Lodge, 
No. 22, at San Francisco, tendering the use of their Halls for the next 
Communication of the Grand Lodge. 

By invitation of the Grand Lodge, Bro. Isaac Davis, Grand Lec- 
turer, gave an exemplification of the work in the three degrees ; after 

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5854.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 827 

which the Committee on Uniformity of Work presented their report, 
which was received and laid on the table for the present. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 9 o'clock on Monday 
morning next. 



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Morning Session, 1 

Monday, May Mi, A. L. 5854. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 9 o'clock, A. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

After prayer by the Grand Chaplain, the minutes of the sessions of 
Saturday were read and approved. 

The communication from Montauk Lodge was taken from the table, 
and the Grand Secretary was authorized to grant the request of said 
Lodge. 

Bro. G . J. Hobe offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That it shall be the duty of subordinate Lodges under this juris- 
diction to notify the Lodges in their immediate vicinity of the names of all 
applicants for initiation and membership : this resolution to apply to city 
Lodges only. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

The special committee appointed on the subject of non-affiliated Ma- 
sons presented a report, accompanied by the following resolutions : — 

Resolved, That all non-affiliated Masons within the jurisdiction of this 
Grand Lodge be warned and summoned to present themselves at the nearest 
Lodge to their respective places of abode, and affiliate with said Lodge, or 
show good cause for the contrary. 

Resolved, That all Masons within this jurisdiction, who, after having been 
faithfully and fully warned and summoned, shall fail or refuse to appear as 
required in the foregoing resolution, or appearing, refuse to affiliate, or show 
cause for the contrary, ought to be regarded as unworthy of our Masonic char- 
iries. 

Which resolutions were adopted. 

Bro. J. P. Damon, from the committee on Finance and Accounts 3 

presented the following report: — 

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o28 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. (&*#, 

To the M.\ W.\ Grdiid Lodge of California : — 

The committee on Finance and Accounts have examined the books and 
accounts of the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer, and respectfully make 
the following report: That they find there was on hand May 9th, 1853, a bal- 
ance of cash, amounting to $2167 31, and the amount received from various 
sources during the year and up to the present session (including the Sacra- 
mento Relief Fund) is $6064 46, making a total of $8231 77. 

The amount paid out during the year, as per order of the Grand Lodge, for 
which the Grand Treasurer has vouchers properly approved, is S3777 57, 
leaving a balance in the hands of the Treasurer of $4454 20, from which, 
deducting the Sacramento Relief Fund, S2067 45, leaves in the general fund 
$2386 75. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

T. H. Bowex, j 

P. F. Terbush, V Committer. 

John F. Damon, J 

Which report, together with the reports of the Grand Secretary and 
Grand Treasurer, was concurred in. 

The special committee appointed last year, to whom was referred the 
communications relative to the Mount Yernon Orphan Asylum, and the 
National Washington Monument, presented the following resolution a : — 

Resolved, That this Grand Lodge donate to the Orphan Asylum to be es- 
tablished at Mount Vernon, the sum of one hundred dollars, the same to be 
forwarded to Bro. B. B. French, Grand Master of the District of Columbia, 
whenever the Grand Lodge shall be informed that said Asylum is in progress 
of erection. 

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to procure a suitable block of 
stone, with an appropriate inscription thereon, to be presented on behalf of 
this Grand Lodge, to the National Washington Monument Association, with 
a request that it be placed in a proper position in said Monument. 

Resolved, That said committee raise, by voluntary subscription from the 
Lodges under this jurisdiction, a sufficient sum to pay the expenses of the 
same. 

J. D. Cretgh, Chairman. 

Which resolutions were adopted. 

Bro. 11. P. Knott offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to procure Anderson's 
Constitutions, and other Masonic decisions by the different Grand Masters, as 
adopted by their respective Grand Lodges : to report at the next Annual 
Communication. 

The Grand Master appointed the following brethren as such 

| Bro. R. F. Knott, 
| u T. A. Thomas, 

Special Committee: <( " T. H. Bowen, 

! " J. A. Tutt, 
[ « W. H. Howard. 
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5854.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 329 

The report of the Committee on Uniformity of Work was taken up, 
amended and concurred in. as follows : — 

To the M.\ W.\ Grand Lodge of California: — 

The Committee on Uniformity of Work, have eonsidered the subject .sub- 
mitted to them, and beg leave respectfully to recommend the adoption of the 
following resolution : — 

Resolved, That five Past Masters be appointed, who, together with the 
present Grand and Deputy Grand Masters and the Grand and Deputy Grand 
Masters to be elected at the close of this Communication, shall be a commit- 
tee, whose duty it shall be as soon as practicable to exemplify and compare 
work — and in case a majority of them shall agree upon an uniform system, 
the Grand Master may, upon the recommendation of said committee, appoint 
a Grand Lecturer who shall instruct in accordance with the system thus 
agreed upon — and the Grand Master, upon the recommendation of the Grand 
Lecturer, may appoint as many Deputy Grand Lecturers as maybe necessary 
to secure a general visitation of the Lodges in the State. Said committee to 
make suitaole regulations in regard to the visitations of the Grand and 
Deputy Grand Lecturers : and the Grand Master to publish, by circular, such 
regulations to the subordinate Lodges in this jurisdiction. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

A. Maurice, Jr., ~) 

L. Bradley, 

AV. H. Howard, \ Committee. 

A. IIOLLUB, 

T. A. Thomas. I 

The Grand Master named the following Past Masters, in accordance 
with the foregoing resolution, as the Committee 

( Bro. A. Maurice. Jr., 
" J. R. Crandall, 

On a Vn iform System oj ' Work : - " Isaac Davis. 

<• L. Bradlev. 

* I •• TL F. Knott. 

Bro. H. F. Knott offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That for the use and benefit of our R.\ \V.\ Grand Chaplain, 
the Grand Secretary be, and is hereby authorized to draw upon the Grand 
Treasurer for the sum of two hundred dollars, out of the general fund of this 
Grand Lodge. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

Bro. T. A. Thomas offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That the sum of two hundred dollars be donated to the widow of 
Bro. Alex. II. Corritt, of Mariposa. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

On motion of Bro. A. Maurich, Jr., the dues of Trinity Lodge, Xo. 
27, for the past year, were remitted. 

Bro. R. F. Knott, ottered the following resolution : — 
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830 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS, \M a y-> 

Resolved, That each subordinate Lodge shall have a book in which to record 
all rejections, suspensions, expulsions, and names stricken from the roll. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

On motion of Bro. J. Rice ; Jr., the Committee on Education was 
allowed until the next Communication to report. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 2 o'clock, this afternoon. 



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Afternoon Session, ) 
Monday May SA, A. L. 5854. j 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 2 o'clock, P. M.. the Grand 
Master presiding. 

The following preamble and resolution was adopted : — 

Whereas, A National Masonic Convention was held at Lexington, Ken- 
tucky, on the seventeenth of September, 1853, for the purpose of consid- 
ering the propriety of forming a National Confederation of Grand Lodges, or 
a General Grand Lodge of the United States, which convention adopted reso- 
tions requesting the action of the several Grand Lodges of the Union on the 
subject, and the appointment of one or more delegates from each Grand Lodge, 
to meet in convention at Washington City, I). C, on the first Wednesday 
of January, 1855 ; and, whereas, this Grand Lodge being favorable to the 
measure, and deeming it advisable that a General Grand Lodge of the United 
States should be formed, it is therefore 

Besolved, That the Grand Master be authorized to appoint one or more del- 
egates to represent this Grand Lodge in said convention ; Provided, that this 
Grand Lodge will not consider itself bound by the action of said Convention, 
until it shall ratify and approve the same. 

On motion of Bro. L Stowell, it was 

Besolved, That the Grand Master and Grand Secretary be a committee to 
purchase standard Masonic works for the. Grand Lodge Library, the sum 
expended not to exceed two hundred and fifty dollars, and to draw on the 
Grand Treasurer for the same. 

On motion of Bro. B. J). Hyam, it was 

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to report at the next Annual 
Communication, a code of By-Laws for this Grand Lodge. 

The Grand Master named the following brethren as such committee — 

("Bro. B. D. Hyam. 

On B^Laws for the (hand Lodge : i ik A . Hollub, 

u T. H. Bowen. 
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5854.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 331 

The Committee on Grievances reported relative to Bro. Eobt. Gou- 
ley, expelled by Columbia Lodge No. 28, that the records in the case 
were incomplete and insufficient, and presented the following resolu- 
tion : — 

Resolved, That the case of the expulsion of Bro. Robt. Gouley from the 
rights and privileges of Masonry by Columbia Lodge, No. 28, be referred to 
the next annual meeting of the Grand Lodge, that in the meantime that 
Lodge may furnish a perfect copy of the records. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

The Committee on Uniformity of Work, to whom was referred the 
preamble and resolution of Bro. W. S. Moses, reported the same back 
to the Grand Lodge, and recommended its adoption, as follows : — 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Grand Lodge, that the degrees con- 
ferred without the lectures are incomplete, and the Grand Lodge hereby re- 
quires the lectures to be always given. 

The resolution was adopted. 

The Committee on Masonic Jurisprudence reported the following 
resolution, defining Sec. 13, Art. X., of the Constitution : — 

Resolved, That a certificate, or other satisfactory evidence of having taken 
the former degree or degrees — the residence as required by the Constitution 
of our Grand Lodge — with the examination provided for in Standing Resolu- 
tion No. 17, together with the balloting, is all we deem necessary 5 provided, 
that in all such cases the petition shall take the same course as that for initi- 
ation. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

On motion of Bro. B. F. Knott, it was 

Resolved, That no member of this Grand Lodge shall hereafter, at any 
Communication of the Grand Lodge, represent more than one Lodge by 
proxy. 

On motion of Bro. J. A. Tutt, it was 

Resolved, That the Lodges under this jurisdiction be, and are hereby per- 
mitted to amend their By-Laws so as to have but one ballot for the three 
degrees. 

On motion of Bro. R. F. Knott, it was 

Resolved, That the subordinate Lodges in this jurisdiction be, and the same 
are hereby required to alter their By-Laws so as to hold but one stated meet- 
ing in each month. 

On motion of Bro. W. H. Howard it was 

Resolved, That Texas Lodge, No. 46, have until the next Annual Communis 
cation to pay its dues for the past year, 

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o'4'l JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

The report of the Committee on the permanent location of the Grand 
Lodge was taken up, and the resolution reported was adopted, after 
being amended by striking out the last sentence. 

Bro. J. H. BrisioW offered the following resolution : — 

Whereas^ The ancient and honorable institution of Free and Accepted 
Masons is preeminently a moral one, and demands most imperatively at the 
hands of all its members and adherents, a strict conformity to the require- 
ments of the moral law ; therefore be it 

IZesohed, By the Grand Lodge of California, that the stern morality of 
Masonry is practicable, and that we pledge the influence of this Grand Lodge 
in sustaining it, and recommend to all subordinate Lodges to s'ee that their 
members exemplify the same in their lives and conduct. 

Which resolution was adopted. 

The Committee on Masonic Jurisprudence reported back the reso- 
lution offered by Bro. L. C. Owen to rescind the 12th Standing Res- 
olution, and recommended its adoption ; which recommendation was 
concurred in, and that Resolution was repealed. 

On motion of Bro. R. K. Gqim, it was 

Resolved, That the business of this Grand Lodge be declared complete, at 
10 o'clock this evening, and that we then go into an election of Grand 
Officers, 

Bro. 11. ¥. Knott, from the Committee on the Revision of the Con- 
stitution, offered the following regulations for the government of Lodges 
in Masonic Trials, they being, with slight nlterntions, those of the 
©rand Lodge of Massachusetts: — 

Regulations lor Trials. 

Sue. 1. Whenever a member of a Lodge, or a Brother, under this juris- 
diction, shall be accused of any offence which, if proved, would subject him 
to suspension or expulsion, the proceedings in the premises shall be conducted 
agreeably to the following rules : — 

Rule 1. The accusations shall be made in writing, under the signature of 
a Master Mason, and given in charge to the Secretary of the Lodge, who, 
under the direction of the Master, shall serve, or cause the accused to be 
served, with an attested copy of the charges, ten days, at least, previous to 
the time appointed for the examination : Provided, The residence of the ac- 
cused shall be known, and shall be within the distance of fifty miles of the 
place where the Lodge, having the matter in hand, is located. If the resi- 
dence of the accused be at a greater distance than fifty miles, but within the 
State, then, and in that case, a summons to appear and show cause, forwarded 
to him by mail, or other conveyance, twenty days, at least, before the time of 
trial, shall be considered sufficient service. If his residence be out of the 
State, and unknown, the Lodge may proceed to examine the charges, ex 
parte; but, if known, a summons shall be sent him by mail, or otherwise, 
four months, at least, before the time appointed for the examination. 

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Rule 2. The examination of the charges shall be had in a Lodge especially 
notified and convened for the purpose, at which no visitors shall be admitted, 
except as counsel or witnesses. 

Rule 3. The accused may select any brother for his counsel, and the wit- 
nesses shall testify, if Masons, on their honor, as such. Hearsay evidence 
shall be excluded. 

Rule 4. The question, " Is the accused guilty or not guilty ?" shall be 
distinctly put to each member of the Lodge, by name, commencing with the 
youngest. The answer shall be given standing, and in a distinct and audible 
manner. The Secretary shall record the answer as given. 

Rule 5. If the verdict be suspension or expulsion, the name of the person 
so suspended or expelled shall be sent up at the ensuing meeting of this 
Grand Lodge for examination : and if no appeal be taken, the action shall 
be final. 

Rule 6. A sentence of expulsion shall not take effect until confirmed by 
this Grand Lodge ; but shall operate as a suspension of the delinquent, in the 
mean time. In all cases a majority of two-thirds shall be necessary to sus- 
pend or expel. 

Sec 2. A suspension or expulsion of a Brother from a Royal Arch Chap- 
ter, or an Encampment of Knights Templars, shall not operate as an expul- 
sion from the Lodge of which he is a member. 

Which regulations were adopted. 

The Grand Lodge was then called off until 8 o'clock, this evening. 



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Evening Session, ) 

Monday, May 8th, A. L. 5854. ) 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 8 o'clock, P. M., the Grand 
Master presiding. 

Bro. N. G. Curtis offered the following resolution : — 

Resolved, That this Grand Lodge appropriate to 13ro. A. M. Winn live 
hundred dollars out of the " Sacramento Relief Fund."' 

Which resolution was adopted. 

. Bro. J. II. CRANDALL offered the following resolutions: — ' 

Resolved, That five hundred dollars be appropriated to the Grand Chaplain, 
with the request that, as far as practicable, he visit the several Lodges under 
this jurisdiction, and lecture upon, and urge the moral precepts of Masonry: 
and we hereby cheerfully recommend our worthy Bro. Grand Chaplain to the 
consideration of the several Lodges, and recommend that they appropriate 
at least sufficient to defrav his exnenses. 

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-Mi .JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [Jfq? 

Resolved, That circulars be issued by the Grand Master to the subordinate 
Lodges, notifying them of the action of this Grand Lodge. 

Which resolutions were adopted. 

On motion of Bro. R. F. Knott, it was 

Resolved, That the thanks of the Grand Lodge be tendered to the Lodges 
of this city for the use of their hall during the present session. 

The following committees were discharged, to wit : on By-Laws ; on 
Petitions; on Masonic Jurisprudence; on Constitution; on Permanent 
Location of the Grand Lodge ; on Finance and [Accounts ; on Unfin- 
ished Business ; on Dispensations and Charters ; and on Grievances. 

The Committee on Districting the State was continued. 

On motion of Bro. A. Holltjb, it was 

Resolved, That the Grand Secretary be appointed a committee to select 
one of the Lodge rooms in San Francisco, for the next Communication of the 
Grand Lodge. 

Bro. A. M. Winn having again presented a memorial to the Grand 
Lodge, it was ordered to be referred to a special committee of five, to 
report at the next Communication; and the Grand Master named the 
following brethren as such committee — 

j Bro. X. G. Curtis. 
| " J. F. Morse. 

<Ju ike Memorial of Bro. Winn: -j •• 11. F. Knott. 

" J. R. Crandall. 
I " J. A. Tutt. 

The Grand Secretary was constituted a committee on printing. 

Ordered, That the Grand Secretary be authorized to draw on the Grand 
Treasurer for the expenses of this Communication, and for the necessary 
expenses of the Committee on a Uniform System of Work. 

The Grand Secretary presented the following statement : — 

Receipts of Dues axd Fees, during the Session. 

San Francisco - Lodge, No. 7, dues for six months, S227 00 

Youni " " 12, " the year 61 00 

Nevada - ; ' - 13. - "• 221 00 

Washington " li 20. " ••' 282 00 

Occidental " ; - 22. - " 202 00 

Madison " ~ 23, - - 102 00 

Georgetown '• " 25, on account of dues. 56 on 

'-Trinity " " 27, dues for the year, 171 I 

Columbia " '• 28, balance for the year, I 00 

Amount carried forward, 8lo2<> <•" 

* Dues refunded. 

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GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 



835 



Amount brought forward 

Gold, Hill - Lodge, No. 

Ophir " " 

Butte u i: 

St. Jofais " " 

Santa Crm " ' J 

Tuba " " 

Z05 Angeles u " 

Hiram " " 

Mount Morioli u 

Crescent " " 

Grass Valley %i 

Lebanon " tl 

Forbestown " " 

JlUnoistoicn " '' 

Rough and Ready u " 

Franklin " i; 



32, 

OOj 

36, 
37, 
38, 
39, 
42, 
43, 
44; 
45, 
48, 
49, 
50, 
51, 
52. 



$1320 00 

dues for the year, 96 00 

" " 68 00 

dues and charter fee, Ill 00 

* " " 170 00 

" " 137 00 

on account dues and charter fee, 115 00 

tt a a u 54 0f) 

dues and charter fee 93 00 

i: " " 154 00 

11 " 88 00 

u 78 00 

on account dues and charter fee, 25 00 

a <. (i << 35 00 

dues and charter fee, 78 00 

" " 86 00 

" " 76 00 



Total amount received, $2784 00 

The hour of 10 o'clock having arrived, the Grand Lodge proceeded 
to elect its officers for the ensiling Masonic year ; and the following 
brethren were duly elected, viz. : — 

Grand Master ; 
Deputy Grand Master ; 
Senior Grand Warden : 
Junior Grand Warden : 
Grand Treasurer : 
Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Lodge was then. called off until 9 o'clock, to-morrow 
morning. 



to. Wil H. Howard, 


M; 


.w. 


" X. Greene Curtis, 


R.' 


. w. 


" Rector E. Cole, 


a 


u 


*• Robert N. Wood, 


u 


tl 


* ; Addison Martin 


«' 


it 


'• Levi Stowell, 


d 


.. 



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Morning Session, ) 
Tuesday, Mdy 9/*, A. L. 5854. \ 

The Grand Lodge was called on at 9 o'clock, A. M., tlie Grand 
Master presiding. 

The Mr. W.\ C. M. llADOLrFFthen installed Bro. W. H. Howard is 

Grand Master; after which, the Grand Master installed the other 

Grand officers elect. 

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336 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May? 

The Grand Master announced the following appointments for the 
ensuing Masonic year : — 



4* Grand Chaplain, Bro. 

" Asst. Gr. Secretary,... " 

' • Grand Marshal, ' ; 

u Gr. Standard Bearer. ;i 

" Gr. Sword Bea rer, i ' 

'•' Gr. Bible Bearer, " 

' ; Senior Grand Deacon, u 

; ' Junior Grand Deacon, u 

( u 

" Grand Stewards,... -, u 

" Grand Pursuivant,.... il 

" Grand Tyler, " 



J as. H. Rristow, of 

0. J. Prestox, il 

J. F. Halsey, lt 

N. H. Stockton, " 

C. H. Seymour, " 

Geo. C. Yount, " 

II. R. Hawkins, " 

S. K. Nurse, ' ; 

R. A. Appling, u 

L. St ei NH ART, " 

J. M. Abrams. u 

S. C. Field, u 



California Lodge, 
California u 
Marysville ''' 
Santa Cruz " 
Nevada -' 

Yount 
Eureka 
Benicia 
Mariposa u 
Yuba " 

ML Moriah " 
California " 



No. 1. 
" 1. 
" 9. 
" 38. 
" 13. 
u |2 

" 16] 

5. 
" 24. 
•• 39. 
" 44 
" 1. 



The Grand Master appointed the following committee - 



On Foreign Correspondence: 



Bro. Levi S to well. 
• ; James Rice, Jr.. 
"' H. F. Williams. 
" Adolphus Hollub. 
i •• Alex. G. Abell. 

The Grand Master announced that Charters had been issued nt this 
Communication to the folio win £ J^odoes : — 



Butte - 

St. Johns 

Santa Cruz 

Yuba 

Sacramento 

Martinez 

Jjos Angeles 

Hiram 

Mount Mori all 

Crescent 

Texas 

Michigan City 

Grass Valley 

Bebanou 

Forbestowu 

lllinoistown 

Rough and, Beady 

Franklin 



Lodge, No. 36, at Bidwell's Bar: 

" i; 37, "Yreka; 

- 38 u Santa Cruz : 

'' 39, <•' Marysville: 

li *' 40, ; * Sacramento : 

* 'i " 4L i: Martinez : 

" 42, li Los Angeles : 

" 43, " Mud Springs : 

" " 44, " San Francisco : 

" " 4.3, " Crescent City j 

•• " 40, " San Juan : 

i; li 47, u Michigan City: 

iC 48, *• Grass Valley : 

•• 49, " San Francisco : 

" ■ " 50, " Forbestown ; 

" 51, "lllinoistown: 

ci ; ; 52, " Rough and Ready ; 

" 53, " Sacramento. 



The minutes of this session were then read and approved, and, there 
being no further business, after prayer by the Grand Chaplain, tke 
Grand Lodge of California was closed in ^ClttflU Jbnil. 

WM. H. HOWARD. Grand Master. 



L. Stowell, Grand Secretary. 



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REVISED CONSTITUTION 



OF T H E 



d^rantr Ihfoge of California, 

AS PRESENTED AND AGREED TO 

A.T TIE-IE -A. 1ST 1ST XJ -A. X, COMMUNICATION 

IN MAY, A. L. 5 8 54, 

AND ORDERED TO RK PUBLISHED FOR FINAL ACTION AT THE NEXT ANNUAL 

COMMUNICATION. 



ARTICLE I. 

STYLE AND TITLE. 



Section 1. The style and title of this Grand Lodge shall be, " The Grand 
Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, of the State of California." 

ARTICLE II. 

RANK AND TITLE OF OFFICERS ANT) MEMBERS. 

Section 1. The Grand Lodge shall consist of the following officers and 
members : — The Most Worshipful Grand Master, The Right Worshipful Dep- 
uty Grand Master, The Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden, The Right 
Worshipful Junior Grand Warden, The Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer, 
The Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, a Right Worshipful Grand Chap- 
lain, a Grand Marshal, a Grand Standard Bearer, a Grand Sword Bearer, a 
Senior Grand Deacon, a Junior Grand Deacon, two Grand Stewards, a 
Grand Tyler, and such other officers as the Grand Lodge, from time to time, 
may elect or appoint ; together with the Most Worshipful Past Grand Mas- 
ters, the Right Worshipful Past Deputy Grand Masters, the Right Worship- 
ful Past Grand Wardens, the Right Worshipful Past Grand Treasurers, and 
the Right Worshipful Past Grand Secretaries, who remain members of 
Lodges under this jurisdiction; and of the Worshipful Masters and Wardens, 
for the time being, of the several chartered and constituted Lodges under the 
jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge, or their legally appointed proxies 5 and the 
Past Masters, by service under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Cali- 
fornia, who remain members of Lodges under said jurisdiction. 

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ARTICLE III. 

MEETINGS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 

Section 1. The annual Communications of the Grand Lodge shall be held 
in San Francisco and Sacramento Cities, alternately, on the first Tuesday in 
May of each year. 

Sec. 2. The Grand Master, (or, in his absence from the State, or inability 
to attend, the Deputy Grand Master,) upon the application of a majority of 
the Lodges under this jurisdiction, shall call special meetings of the Grand 
Lodge. 

ARTICLE IV. 

ELECTION OF GRAND OFFICE LIS. 

Section 1. The Most Worshipful Grand Master, Right Worshipful Deputy 
Grand Master, Right Worshipful Senior and Junior Grand Wardens, Right 
Worshipful Grand Treasurer, and Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, shall 
be elected at each Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, on the fourth 
day of its sitting, and shall hold their respective offices until their successors 
are duly elected and installed. A majority of all the votes cast at an election 
for Grand Officers, shall be necessary for a choice. All other Grand Officers 
shall be appointed in such manner as the Grand Lodge may direct. 

Sec. 2. No brother shall be eligible to an elective office unless he is a 
Present or Past Master, nor entitled to membership in the Grand Lodge un- 
less a member of a subordinate Lodge under its jurisdiction. 

ARTICLE V. 



Section 1. Each of the Grand Officers, for the time being, and every 
elective Past Grand Officer, if present at a meeting of the Grand Lodge, shall 
each be entitled to one vote. Each Lodge shall be entitled to three votes by 
its proper officers, or, in their absence, by their proper representatives ; and 
Past Masters by service of each Lodge, collectively to one vote. No mem- 
ber, in his own right, shall be entitled to more than one vote. 

Sec. 2. In all questions, except those decided by ballot, in the event of a 
tie, the presiding officer shall have the casting vote. 

Sec. 3. No Lodge under this jurisdiction and within this State, shall be 
represented by a proxy who is not a member of the Lodge. 

ARTICLE VI. 

STi NDING COMMITTEES. 

Section!. At each meeting of the Grand. Lodge, the Grand Master, or 
presiding officer, shall appoint the following committees, each to consist or 
not less than three, nor more than five members, viz. : a Committee on Cre- 
dentials ; a Committee on Grievances ; a Committee on Unfinished Business : 
a Committee on Finance and Accounts ; a Commit tee on Foreign Corres- 
pondence ; a Committee on Dispensations and Charters ; a Committee on 
Work; a Committee on Masonic Jurisprudence ; a Committee on Education ; 
and a Committee on By-Laws. 

ARTICLE VII. 

on AND OFFICERS. 

Section 1. The Most Worshipful Grand Master, and, in the event of his 
absence from the State, the Right Y\ orshipful Deputy Grand Master, may, 
upon the petition of seven or more Master Masons, properly recommended by 

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5854.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 339 

the nearest or most convenient Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons working 
under Charter, grant Dispensations to form new Lodges within the limits of 
this State, or in the adjoining Territories where no Grand Lodge exists, 
which Dispensation shall be returnable at the next Annual Communication of 
the Grand Lodge : Provided, That when application is made for a Dispensa- 
tion to form a new Lodge in a town or city, the recommendation of a ma- 
jority of all the Lodges in such town or city shall in every instance accompany 
the petition ; and no Dispensation shall be issued to the petitioners, unless 
their petition be also accompanied by the certificate of the Worshipful Mas- 
ter of each Lodge recommending it, that the Worshipful Master named in 
said petition is fully competent to confer the three degrees of Masonry. 

Sec. 2. On the first day of the annual meeting of the Grand Lodge, or as 
soon thereafter as possible, the Grand Master shall lay before the Grand 
Lodge a written message, therein detailing an account of his official acts 
during the recess, and the state and condition of Masonry in his jurisdiction ; 
and shall recommend to the Grand Lodge such measures as he may deem 
expedient and necessary. 

Sec. 3. The Deputy Grand Master shall also report, in writing, at every 
Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, all his acts and doings relating to 
his office, during the vacation. 

Sec. 4. The Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer, and Grand Tyler, shall re- 
ceive such compensation for their services as the Grand Lodge may, from time 
to time, determine. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Grand Secretary to pay over to the Grand 
Treasurer all moneys in his hands belonging to the Grand Lodge, at each Annual 
Communication, and quarterly, during the recess thereof; and to render an ac- 
count of the same at each annual meeting of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 6. The Grand Treasurer shall receive all moneys from the Grand Sec- 
retary, belonging to the Grand Lodge, keep a correct record thereof, and, at 
each Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, shall render an account 
of all his receipts and disbursements ; but no disbursement shall be made by 
him without an order from the Grand Lodge, signed by the presiding officer 
and the Grand Secretary, excepting as hereinafter provided. 

Sec. 7. The Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer, prior to their in- 
stallation, shall execute respectively, to the Grand Master, or, in his absence, 
to the Deputy Grand Master, for the time being, to the use of the Grand Lodge* 
a bond, with such security, and for such sum, as the Grand Master, or, in his 
absence, the Deputy Grand Master, may approve, conditioned for the faithful 
discharge of their respective duties. 

Sec. 8. All other Grand Officers receiving funds belonging to the Grand 
Lodge, shall immediately transmit the same to the Grand Secretary. 

ARTICLE VIII. 

POWERS OF THE GRAND LODGE. 

Section. 1. The Grand Lodge has original and exclusive jurisdiction 
over all subjects of Masonic legislation, and appellate jrisdiction only from 
the decisions of the subordinate Lodges ; and its enactments and decisions 
upon all questions shall be the supreme Masonic law of the State. It shall 
also prescribe such rules and regulations for the government of the subordi- 
nate Lodges as will, in its judgment, conduce to the welfare, prosperity, and 
happiness of the craft ; and may grant Dispensations and Charters for the 
establishment of new Lodges, and may revoke and annul the same, for such 
causes as it may deem sufficient. It shall prescribe the manner, and shall 
require a uniform mode of working ; and may require from the subordinate 
Lodges such reasonable dues and fees, as will at all times discharge the en- 
gagements of the Grand Lodge. 

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ARTICLE IX. 



Section. 1. The fee for instituting a subordinate Lodge shall be cue hund- 
red and twenty-five dollars, seventy-five dollars of which shall be paid on 
the issuing of a Dispensation, and fifteen dollars to the Grand Secretary, and 
fifty dollars when the Charter is granted, and ten dollars to the Grand Secre- 
tary for engrossing the same, and affixing thereunto the seal of the Grand 
Lodge. 

Sec. 2. Each Lodge shall pay into the treasury of the Grand Lodge the 
sum of one dollar for each degree conferred on candidates, the sum of one 
dollar for each adjoining member, and the sum of one dollar, annually, for 
each contributing member. 

Sec. ?). There shall be paid into the hands of the Grand Secretary five 
dollars, by the applicant, for every Diploma granted to a member of a subor- 
dinate Lodge, (four dollars for the Grand Secretary :) but no Diploma shall 
issue except upon the presentation of a certificate from tbe Secretary of the 
Lodge of which the applicant is a member, of his good and regular standing 
therein. Such Diploma, when issued, shall be signed by the Grand Master, 
or Deputy Grand Master, and countersigned by the Grand Secretary, who 
shall affix thereto the Seal of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 4. For every copy of any portion of the proceedings of the Grand 
Lodge, or any document in possession of the Grand Secretary, which he 
shall be required to make, he may demand and receive for his use fifty cents 
for every one hundred words. 

ARTICLE X. 

SUBORDINATE lodges. 

Section. I. Every subordinate Lodge shall elect its officers annually, by 
ballot, by a majority of the votes of the members present at the stated meeting 
next preceding the anniversary of St. John the Evangelist, (except in cases 
hereinafter provided,) who shall be installed on the evening of their election. 
or as soon thereafter as practicable, and shall retain their respective offices 
until their successors in office shall be elected and duly installed. 

Sec. 2. Each subordinate Lodge shall have the right to adopt By-Laws 
for its own government, which shall be submitted for the approval of the 
Grand Lodge ; and, if approved, no amendment thereto shall be valid until it 
shall have received the sanction of the Grand Lodge, Grand Master, or 
Deputy Grand Master. 

Sec. 3. Each subordinate Lodge shall assemble for work at least once in 
every calendar month : and if any Lodge shall fail to meet for six successive 
months, it shall forfeit its Charter. 

Sec. 4. All the proceedings, ballotings, and business of the Lodge, except 
that of conferring the subordinate degrees, shall be had and done in a Lodge 
of Master Masons. 

Sec. 5. No Lodge within this State shall confer the three degrees of Ma- 
sonry for a less sum than seventy -five dollars ; and no Lodge under the juris- 
diction of this Grand Lodge, and out of the State, shall confer the three 
degrees of Masonry for a less sum than thirty-five dollars : and, in each case, 
the fee for each degree, as regulated by the Lodge, shall invariably accom- 
pany the application. 

Sec. 6. All applications for initiation or membership shall be made in 
writing, at a stated meeting of the Lodge : but shall not be acted upon until 
after the expiration of four weeks, and then only at a stated meeting. Nor 
shall there be conferred more than one degree upon the same candidate at 
anv one meeting of the Lodge : and no Lodge shall confer the degrees upon 

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more than live candidates at any one meeting ; nor shall more than one can- 
didate be initiated, passed, or raised, at one and the same time. 

Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of every Lodge working under a Dispensation, 
on an application for an extension of such Dispensation, or for a Charter, to 
submit its book of records for the inspection of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 8. Each Lodge shall be represented in every annual meeting of the 
Grand Lodge, and shall furnish a correct account of its proceedings during 
the past year, in a form to be prescribed by the Grand Lodge, and make 
payment of its regular dues ; and in case of the non-performance of these 
duties, its representatives may be debarred from all the privileges of this 
Grand Lodge, and its Charter may be declared forfeited by a vote of the 
Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 9. It is not competent for a Lodge to expel or suspend a member 
from the rights and privileges of Masonry for the non-payment of dues ; 
but any member, who shall have neglected to make payment of his dues for 
the space of six months, except in case of protracted illness, or absence from 
the State, may be summoned to appear before the Lodge to show cause why 
his name shall not be stricken from the roll of members. And any Mason, 
whose name shall be stricken from the roll, shall not be received as a member 
of any other Lodge, until he shall have paid up all arrearages to the Lodge of 
which he was last a member, or, in the event of the non-existence of said 
Lodge, to the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 10. All complaints and charges brought against a brother before a 
Lodge, proper to be written, shall be reduced to writing, and filed with the 
Secretary; a copy of which shall be served upon the accused at least ten days 
before he is arraigned for trial. And, after trial had, should the accused be 
suspended or expelled from the rights and privileges of Masonry, it shall be 
*the duty of the Lodge to report the fact to the Grand Lodge at its next stated 
meeting. 

Sec 11. In all cases of suspension or expulsion by a subordinate Lodge, 
the right of appeal lies to the Grand Lodge ; but no such appeal shall be 
entertained unless prosecuted at the stated meeting of the Grand Lodge next 
ensuing the time of the decision from which the appeal is made ; and no sus- 
pension or expulsion shall be published until the Grand Lodge shall have 
cognizance thereof. The Grand Lodge shall prescribe rules and regulations 
for the trial of all appeals. 

Sec 12. No appeal from any decision of the Master of a Lodge shall be 
taken to the body of the Lodge ; but five members of any subordinate 
Lodge may prefer charges to the Grand Master, or in his absence, to the 
Deputy Grand Master, against the Master of said Lodge, who, upon the 
hearing of said charges, shall, if he deem necessary, suspend said Master 
from the exercise of the duties of his office until the next Annual Grand 
Communication. 

Sec 13. No Entered Apprentice or Fellow-Craft Mason, shall be advanced 
to a superior degree, in any Lodge, other than that in which he received the 
previous degree, unless by the consent, in writing, of that Lodge, if said 
Lodge be at the time in existence. 

Sec 14. On the rejection of any applicant for initiation by any Lodge 
under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, the Secretary of said Lodge 
shall forthwith notify all the Lodges in said jurisdiction thereof; and no 
Lodge shall be allowed to receive his petition short of one year from such 
rejection. 

Sec 15. A book shall be kept by the Secretary of each subordinate 
Lodge, alphabetically arranged, in which shall be registered the names of all 
persons stricken from the roll, expelled, suspended, or rejected, together with 
the name of the Lodge, and date of the event so recorded. 

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ARTICLE XL 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Section 1. It shall be the duty of the Grand Secretary, as early as prac- 
ticable after each annual session of the Grand Lodge, to cause to be pub- 
lished, in pamphlet form, all such minutes of the proceedings of the Grand 
Lodge as are proper to be published ; appended to which he shall also publish 
all standing rules and orders of the Grand Lodge ; together with a list of 
officers and members of each subordinate Lodge, according to the last returns ; 
the times of the stated meetings of said Lodges, and the places where they 
are respectively located ; copies of which publication shall be forwarded to 
each Grand Officer, and to each subordinate Lodge under this jurisdiction, 
and to each of the Grand Lodges in communication with this Grand Lodge. 

Sec 2. In case of the forfeiture of the Charter, or dissolution, from any 
cause whatever, of a Lodge, all its books, papers, jewels, funds, and other 
property, shall be forfeited to the Grand Lodge : and it shall be the duty of 
the Grand Master or Grand Secretary to take charge of the same. 

Sec 3. When a Dispensation shall issue to open and hold a Lodge, the 
officers therein named shall hold their respective offices until the time of 
the expiration of the Dispensation ; and upon the issuing of a Charter, it 
shall be the duty of the Grand Master or Deputy Grand Master, in person or 
by proxy, (upon notice that the brethren desire to have the Lodge constituted,) 
to convene said brethren at such time as may suit his and their convenience : 
and, when so convened, to hold an election of officers ; whereupon he shall 
proceed to constitute said Lodge, and install such officers, according to the 
ancient regulations and usages of the craft. 

Sec 4. It shall be competent for the Grand Lodge to adopt such other rules 
and regulations as it may deem necessary, not inconsistent with the Consti- 
tution and ancient rules and regulations of Freemasonry. 

Sec 5. The Master, or Past Master, by service of any Lodge under this 
jurisdiction, who has faithfully discharged his duties, and complied with the 
laws of the Grand Lodge, shall, on application to the Grand Secretary, be 
presented with a Past Master's Diploma, signed by the Grand Secretary, 
with the seal of the Grand Lodge affixed thereto : for which he shall pay the 
Grand Secretary five dollars. 

ARTICLE XII. 

DEFINITIONS. 

Section 1. The stated meeting of subordinate Lodges, referred to in 
this Constitution, shall not be construed to mean any other than the meeting 
specified in the By-Laws of the Lodge; and no adjourned or called meeting 
shall be considered to be part of said stated meeting. 

Sec 2. A Past Master, as alluded to in this Constitution, is one who has 
been elected and installed Master of a chartered Lodge, under this juris- 
diction. 

ARTICLE XIII. 

AMENDMENTS and alterations. 

Every proposition to revise, alter, or amend this Constitution, shall b*e sub- 
mitted, in writing, on one of the first four days at an Annual Communication, 
distinctly read, and, if approved by one-third of the members present, shall 
be entered upon the minutes, and thereby be submitted to the several subor- 
dinate chartered Lodges, for their approval or rejection ; and, if two-thirds 
of the chartered subordinate Lodges approve thereof, by certificate, over 
their respective seals, to the next succeeding session of the Grand Lodge, the 

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Grand Master shall so declare it, and from thence forth it shall be considered 
as a part and parcel of this Constitution. 

Presented by 

R, F. Knott, ) 

N. Greene Curtis, j Committee 
J. R. Crandall, on 

W. H. Howard, | Revision. 

L. Stowell, J 

And recommended by 

R. E. Cole, W. M., California Lodge, No. 1. 

A. Hollub, W. M., San Francisco Lodge, No. 7. 

H. G. Piatt, W. M., Tuolumne Lodge, No. 8. 

W. H. Wickersham, W. If., Marysville Lodge, No. 9. 

N. G. Curtis, W. M.. Washington Lodge, No. 20. 

T. J. Oxlev, W. M., Columbia Lodge, No. 28. 

W. S. Moses, W. M., Golden Gate Lodge, No. 30; 

A. Maurice, Jr., W. M., Tuba Lodge, No. 39. 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS 



O F T H E 



GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 



1. Resolved^ That this Grand Lodge adopt, as the true meaning of the 1st 
Sec. of Art. V. of the Constitution : " That the legal representative of any 
Lodge, represented in this Grand Lodge, shall cast the three votes to which 
the Lodge is entitled." [May, 1851.] 

2. Resolved, That every subordinate Lodge under the jurisdiction of this 
Grand Lodge, be required to have read in open Lodge, on the first meeting 
after their reception, the proceedings of the Grand Lodge, as well as every 
circular issued by the Grand Secretary. [May, 1851.] 

:». Resolved, That the Grand Secretary, when communicating to the respect- 
ive Grand Lodges, with whom a correspondence is preserved, the result of an 
election of officers of this Grand Lodge, wherein a change may have been 
made, shall accompany the same with the signatures of the Grand Master, 
Deputy Grand Master, and Grand Wardens, written with their own proper 
hands, and duly authenticated under the seal of this Grand Lodge : together 
with a request to each and every such Grand Lodge, that they will hereafter, 
so often as by any change of Grand Officers it may become important, furnish 
this Grand Lodge with a similar document. [May, 1851.] 

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4. Resolved, That hereafter it shall be the duty of the Master of each 
subordinate Lodge within this jurisdiction, immediately upon the death of a 
regular member of the same, in good standing, to have a record of said death 
entered upon the Lodge book of his Lodge, and to report the same to the 
Grand Secretary, who shall thereupon transmit to the Master of said Lodge, a 
Grand Lodge Diploma, filled up with the name of the deceased brother, free 
of expense, for the benefit of his widow and orphans, or either. [May, 1851.] 

5. Resolved,, That it shall be the duty of a Lodge to take cognizance of the 
conduct of any brother or brethren, not attached to any Lodge under this 
jurisdiction, on a charge of unmasonic conduct, and reprimand, suspend or 
expel him from the rights and privileges of Masonry. [Nov., 1851.] 

6. Resolved, That no subordinate Lodge shall receive a petition for initiation 
unless the Lodge be fully satisfied that the petitioner has been a resident within 
the State twelve months, and within the jurisdiction of the Lodge three months . 
[Nov., 1851.] 

7. Resolved, That every subordinate Lodge shall have a Masonic seal, to 
be affixed to certificates, returns, and other documents for publication : an 
impression from such seal to be recorded on the records of the Lodge, also 
an impression to be sent to the Grand Secretary. [Nov., 1851.] 

8. Resolved, That it shall be the duty of the Grand Lecturers to visit all the 
Lodges under Charter and Dispensation within their respective districts, ex- 
amine their records and work, and correct the same, and give the proper in- 
structions to such Lodges ; and in case of any irregularities, or violations of 
the rules and regulations of Masonry, or of the Constitution of this Grand 
Lodge, that they report the facts to the Grand Master, whose duty it shall be 
to examine into the same, and, if necessary, to suspend the labors of the 
Lodge or Lodges so offending, until the next Communication of the Grand 
Lodge, and then report the same thereto. [Nov., 1851.] 

9. Resolved, That the necessary expenses of the Grand Lecturers shall be 
paid by the respective Lodges ; and that the Grand Lodge shall pay, for their 
time expended, a reasonable compensation. [Nov., 1851.] 

10. Resolved, That the Grand Master nominate, and the Grand Lodge ap- 
point, a Deputy Grand Secretary, who shall perform the duties of said office 
in the absence of the Grand Secretary, and for whose acts the Grand Secre- 
tary shall be responsible. [Nov., 1851.] 

11. Resolved, That this Grand Lodge will receive no delegate or representa- 
tive to any of its Communications, unless he be a member of some subordinate 
Lodge under its jurisdiction. [Nov., 1851.] 

12. Resolved, That a Grand Lodge is the Supreme Head of Symbolic Ma- 
sonry, and that it has exclusive right to establish Lodges to confer the 
three Svmbolic Degrees of Ancient Craft Masonry within her jurisdiction. 
[May, 1852.] 

13. Resolved, That " Polar Star Lodge, No. 1," '• Amigos del Orden, No. 
5," and " Disciples of Hie Masonic Senate, No. 5," in Louisiana, be declared 
clandestine, and that Lodges under this jurisdiction shall not receive to Ma- 
sonic communication any member belonging to any of said Lodges, or to 
any other Lodges in Louisiana not holding authority under the Grand Lodge 
of that State. [May, 1852.] 

14. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Grand Lodge- that it is con- 
trary to, and inconsistent with the ancient usages and precepts of our Order, 
to withdraw from a subordinate Lodge without some good cause : or to 
remain in the neighborhood of a subordinate Lodge without becoming a 
member thereof. [May, 1852. | 

15. Resolved, That all non-affiliated Master Masons, who refuse to contribute 
to the support of the institution, unless prevented by disability, do, by so doing. 
forfeit all the rights, privileges, and benefits of the Order. [Maw 1852.] 

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lt>. Resolved, That hereafter, no Lodge in this jurisdiction shall advance a 
candidate to a superior degree, unless he, in open Lodge, satisfy the members 
present that he is fully qualified in his work to enable him to progress. [May, 
1852.] 

1". Resolved, That no Lodge in this jurisdiction shall receive lectures 
from any person, as the authorized work, unless under the sanction of the 
Grand Lodge, or Grand Master. [May, 18.52.] 

18. Resolved, That the Grand Secretary take charge of the jewels, clothing, 
and furniture of the Grand Lodge, and deposits them in some secure place, 
for safe keeping. [May, 1852." 

19. Resolved, That after the present session of the Grand Lodge, none 
but the actual expenses for attending the Grand Lodge of the Elective Grand 
Officers, be allowed. [May. 1852.] 

20. Resolved, That it shall be the duty of the Grand Secretary, at the 
close of each session, to notify all Lodges in arrears, and request the settle- 
ment of their dues. [May, 1853.] 

21. Resolved, That no books or papers belonging to the Grand Lodge shall 
be taken from the Grand Secretary's office, except it be for the use of the 
Grand Lodge, or Grand Officers. [May, 1853.] 

22. Resolved. That the Grand Secretary furnish every brother elected, or 
appointed, to fill any office or station in the Grand Lodge, with a certificate 
of his election or appointment, under seal of the Grand Lodge. |May, 1853.] 

23. Resolved. That the Grand Secretary be authorized to procure an office 
in a fire-proof building, for the better preservation of the archives of the 
Grand Lodge. | May. 1853 

21. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Grand Lodge, that any member 
of a subordinate Lodge under another jurisdiction, may become, by affilia- 
tion, a member of a subordinate Lodge under this jurisdiction, provided he 
be in good standing in his original Lodge, and pays his dues regularly in both. 
[May, 1853. | 

2.5. Resolved. That no money or fund in the Treasury of the Grand Lodge, 
held in trust, or specially appropriated, shall be paid out, on any order or 
draft, not made applicable to the same by the terms of such order or draft. 
[May, 1333.] 

26. Resolved, Thai the By-Laws of any Lodge that may be approved by 
the M.\ W.\ Grand Master, or Deputy Grand Master, during the recess of 
the Grand Lodge, shall be presented to the next Annual Communication of 
the Grand Lodge, lor its approval. [May, 1853.] 

2". Resolved, That all chartered Lodges, hereafter, in issuing any and all 
notices, or other documents therefrom, shall attach the Lodge seal thereto, 
otherwise not to be acted upon by the Lodge to whom sent ; and all returns, 
or other papers returnable to the Grand Lodge, shall bear such impress ; 
allowing such Lodges as have no seals, three months to procure the same. 
[May, 1853.] 

2o. Resolved, That it is the sense of this Grand Lodge, that the Grand 
Master is but the creature of the Grand Lodge, with no implied powers, in- 
herent or divine. [May, 1853.] 

29. Resolved, That it is the sense of this Grand Lodge, that it is competent 
for a Grand Lodge to try her Grand Master for a misdemeanor in office, and 
deal with him as the nature of the offence may require : which action will 
comprehend what is understood by "a new regulation.*' [May, 1853.] 

30. Whereas, A custom prevails in some subordinate Lodges, to convert 
the funds of the Lodge to the purchase of jewels, or other appropriate me- 
mentoes, to be presented to distinguished brethren, as an expression of the 
esteem and confidence of the Lodge ; therefore, it is Resolved, that it is the 
sense of this Grand Lodge, that thus converting the charity func] of suborder 

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nate Lodges is not in accordance with the true interpretation of the Consti- 
tution in reference to the disbursement of that fund ; therefore, prohibit its 
practice. [May, 1853.] 

31. Resolved, That a petition for initiation or membership presented to a 
Lodge, immediately becomes the property of the Lodge, and can on no con- 
sideration be withdrawn ; but a ballot in all cases must be had on the report 
of the committee. [May, 1854.] 

32. Resolved, That to all petitions for Dispensations, there shall be attached 
the certificate of a Master of a chartered Lodge, that the Worshipful Master, 
named in the petition, is competent to confer the three degrees of Masonry. 
[May, 1854. J 

33. Resolved, That no Lodge under this jurisdiction shall ballot for con- 
ferring any degree, or approve its records at any other time than a stated 
meeting. [May, 1854.] 

34. Resolved, That any subordinate Lodge recommending a petition for a 
new Lodge, shall state explicitly that the brethren whose petition they recom- 
mend, have provided a suitable and safe Lodge room. [May, 1854.] 

35. Resolved, That the practice of dueling is repugnant to the principles 
of Freemasonry, and in all cases where two brethren resort to this mode of 
settling their disputes, it becomes the duty of the Lodge or Lodges, of which 
they are members, or under whose jurisdiction they may be, forthwith to 
expel them from all the rights and privileges of Masonry, subject to the con- 
firmation of the Grand Lodge ; and no brother who may fall in a duel, shall 
be buried with Masonic honors. [May, 1854.] 

36. Resolved, That the Grand Secretary is hereby constituted Grand Libra- 
rian, and directed to take charge of the Grand Lodge Library, subject to 
such regulations as the Grand Lodge shall hereafter prescribe. [May, 1854.] 

37. Resolved, That it is the sense of this Grand Lodge that the future 
establishment of subordinate Lodges should be restricted to cases of mani- 
fest propriety and necessity. [May, 1854.] 

38. Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Grand Lodge, that the use of 
Masonic emblems upon sign-boards is unmasonic, and in open violation of 
the spirit of Freemasonry. [May, 1854.] 

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B Y-LAW S 

OF THE GRAND LODGE, AS AMENDED AND ADOPTED MAY, A. L. 5854. 



Article. 1. At every Communication, the Grand Lodge shall be opened 
at 10 o'clock, A. M., on the day appointed for meeting, or as soon as a sufficient 
representation shall appear ; and no representative or proxy, after having 
taken his seat as such, shall be permitted to leave any Annual or Special Com- 
munication, without asking for, and obtaining permission, by a vote of the 
members present. 

Art. 2. After reading the proceedings of the last meeting, the appoint- 
ment of committees shall be first in order ; then the presenting and hearing of 
petitions ; the reports of committees previously appointed ; and the unfinished 
business. And no new motion, or other business shall be received, without 
first obtaining leave of the Grand Lodge, until the former is disposed of. 

Art. 3. No motion for reconsideration shall be in order unless made within 
the same session (of the day) the question shall have been decided, unless all 
are present who voted on the question ; nor shall it be in order unless moved 
by one of the majority, and seconded. 

Art. 4. Every motion requiring to be recorded shall be in writing. In 
filling blanks, the largest sum or number and the longest time shall be first 
stated. 

Art. 5. If the previous question shall be called for by one Lodge and se- 
conded by another, and the majority sustain such call, it shall be put in this 
form : li Shall the main question now be put? " If carried, such main question 
shall be the original proposition, as amended at time of adoption of the call 
for the previous question. 

Art. 6. No member shall speak more than twice on the same subjeot, un- 
less he obtain consent of the Grand Lodge. 

Art. 7. All reports of committees shall be in writing. 

Art. 8. Any of the above By-Laws may be amended, or, when necessary, 
suspended for the time being, on the concurrence of two thirds of the mem- 
bers present. 

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DEFINITIONS 



If U deemed advisable, by ike Grand Master, to insert the following Defini- 
n it ions, as copied from the Booh of Constitutions of the Grand Lodge of 
Massachusetts, for the guidance of the Lodges in this State. 

Discharged Member. — This term is applied to a member of a Lodge who 
has been discharged for non-payment of his quarterly dues, or other violation 
of the local rules of his Lodge. 

Suspension* — The suspension of a brother excludes him from all his Ma- 
sonic privileges, and prohibits all Masonic intercourse between him and his 
brethren, during the time of his suspension. 

Expulsion. — This is the highest penalty that can be incurred, and the 
severest punishment that can be inflicted, for any violation of Masonic en- 
gagements. It excludes a Mason from all his Masonic rights and privileges 
for ever, unless he be restored by the Grand Lodge. It ought never to be 
exercised but with extreme caution, and in cases where a lighter punishment 
would be of no avail. 

A Notification — Is the notice by which the time, place and hour, (and 
frequently the business,) of the Lodge are communicated to the members. 
This notice every brother receiving it, is expected to obey, unless his doing 
so would materially interfere with his business engagements. The obligation 
which it imposes is a general one ; and the highest penalty incurred by a 
violation of it, is forfeiture of membership. 

A Summons — Is a call of authority — a citation to appear and answer to 
the charges therein set forth. Or, it is an imperative injunction to appear at 
a special meeting of the Lodge with which the brother receiving it is affil- 
iated ; or, to attend on the Grand Master, the District Deputy Grand Master, 
or any committee, or other body, authorized by the Grand Lodge to issue it. 
The obligation to obey it is special and obligatory on every brother receiving 
it. The penalty for its non-observance is expulsion ; unless the party offend- 
ing be able to urge a pressing and positive necessity for his excuse. 

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RETUENB 

O 9 T H E 

SUBORDINATE LODGES 

UNDER THE JURISDICTION OK 

THE GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA, 



California Lodge, No. 1. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

Meets evert/ Thursday. 

OFFICERS: 



R. E. Cole, W. Master &c S. G. W., 
H. M. Gray, Sen. Warden. 
H. F. Williams. Jun. Warden. 
O. J. Preston, Treasurer. 
E. W. Bourne, Secretary. 
B. A. Patten, Sen. Deacon. 



G. D. Atkinson. Jan. Deacon. 
A. S. MeClure, Marshal, 
J. de la Montagnie, ) <>. , 
N.S. Murphy, [*»«*. 

P. Gardner, Tyler. 



J j. Stowell, G. Sec. 
P."A. Brinsmade. 
R.F.Knott. P. J. G. II'. 
J. D. Stevenson, P. G. M. 
J. Shannon. 



Past Master* : 

J. I). Creigh. 
M. Fallon, 
L. Peck. 
L. T. Wilson. 



MASTER MASONS: 



L. Steinhart. 
J. S. Watson, 
.1. H. Bristow. 
(). J. Preston. 



Abell, A. G. 
Addison, J. E. 
Adler, H. 
Amory, C. G. 
Baker, G. W. 
Barnard, J. C. 
Barry, J. W. 
Barry, T. A. 
Beckett, J. 
Benhara, C. 
Boring, J. 
Boyd, T. 
Brainard, C. F. 
Brannan, J. 
Brasseur, J. 
Burke, M. J. 
Burton, J. 
Cherovoy, G. H. 



('lark. E. Z. 
Coffin. B. 
Cooke, E. 
Cronin, D. 
Cropper, T. B. 
Cross. 0. 
Dall, J. 11. 
Davis. J. H. 
Delany, C. McC. 
Derby, S. J. 
Douglass, D. F. 
De Liagre, P. 
De Woody. T. J. 
Du Bois, T. B. 
Elliot, G. 
Fair, W. D. 
Field, S. C. 
Figel, S. 



Findla, J. 
Fit ton, J. 

Fleishman. J. 
Folsom. J. L. 
Foster, W. 
Friedlander, A. 
Gerke. H. 
Gerry. S. R. 
Gower, E. H. M. 
Greene, W. 
Hawk, L. 
Heeser, W. 
Hillard, B. F. 
Hodgdon, J. H. 
Hoffman. 0. Jr. 
Homer, C. 
Hudson, G. A. 
Ickelheimer. H. 
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Jones, J. T. 

Justh, E. 
Kenney, W. D. 
Killaly, R. G. 
King, of Wm., J. 
King, L. 
Kuthmann. T. 
Leman. J. If. K. 
Mallet, J. H. 
Mann, W. B. 
Markwald, A. 
Matthews, H. 
Meyerowitz, I. 
Middleton, J. 
Molitor, A. P. 
Monroe, J. A. 
Morse, J. B. 
Moulton, U. F. 



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McCarthy, D. 
Nesbit, F. M. 
Newell, L. W. 
Noyes, G. P. 
Oldfield, W. ('. 
Olds, W. B. 
Owner. H. 
O'Bryon, J. P. 
Page, R. C. 
Parent, C. L. 
Parker, W. C. 
Paster, S. E. 

Eastland, J. G. 

Briggs, W. H. 
Gomez, H. 
Kittrell, J. R. 

Bowers, C. E. 
Cooke, W. B. 
Helper, H. R. 
Hoen, F. 



Patten. W. H. 
Payne, T. 
Phillips, J. 
Piper, W. A. 
Preston, R. J. 
Pulvermacher, 
Rehfisch, M. 
Reynolds, W. 
Revalk, J. 
Saunders, B. C. 
Saunders, C. R. 
Sawyer, E. A. 



Scott, C. G. 
Selover, A. A. 
Shaw,T. 
Shephard, D. W. 
Smith, J. T. 
F. Solomon, J. E. L. 
Southgate, J. J. 
Stebbins, W. P. C. 
Tucker, J. W. 
linger, R. 
Uznay, C. 
Van De Water, J. 



FELLOW CRAFTS : 
Gilman, C. H. 
ENTERED APPRENTICES : 
Moore, W. H. 
Peabody, A. W. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Howard, W. H. 
Rodgers, A. S. 
Shepheard, P. W. 



Van Voorhies, W. 
Wegener, F. 0. 
Walker, W. 
Ward, F. 
Ward, I. M. 
Welton, N. 
Wehler, E. 
Wightman. J. 
Williams, J. S. 
Wilson, C. L. 
Wood, W. B. 
Woods, I. C.— 143. 

Goldsmith, J. — 3. 



Phillips, S. S. 
Young, J. H— 7. 



Spring, C. 
Tilford, T. 
Watters. A.— 10. 



STRICKEN FROM ROLL FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES: 



Allen, R. N. 
Harrington, W. T. 
Korn, T. R. 
Morris, G. F. 



Initiated, 23. 



Petrovits, P. 
Schaffer, M. 
Smiley, J. 

DIED: 

Eugene Hart. — 1. 
Passed, 20. Raised, 21. 



Smith, W. C. R. 
Snow, T. 
Tooker, L.— 10. 



Affiliated, 23. 



J. A. Raymond, W. Master. 
P. J. Curtis, Sen. Warden, 
P. F. Terbush, Jun. Warden, 
A. E. Callaway, D-easurer, 



Western Star Lodge, No. 2. 

Shasta, Shasta County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each Month. 

OFFICERS : 

J. L. Holmes, Secretary, 
J. Isaacs, Sen, Deacon, 
D. P. Bystal, Jun. Deacon. 
S. May, Tyler. 

Past Master: 

A. E. Callaway. 



MASTER MASONS: 



Baker, J. H. 
Benson, E. S. 
Callahan, J. 
Campbell, J. E. 
Crocker, E. F. 
Doll, J. G. 



Fleming, J. 
Gettleson, H. 
Glenn, J. T. 
Goldstone, L. 
Hickey, D. B. 
Jones, J. H. 



Lavey, J. IX 
Lemmon, J. 
Lusk, J. C. 
Mayer, J. 
Mooney, D. ] 
Moore, J. 
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Morehead, W. 
Pennington. J. T, 
Rhodes, J. M. 
Roll, W. A. 
Roop, I. — 31. 



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FELLOW CRAFTS: 
Ryan. J. Vandeventer, F. — 2. 

ENTERED APPRENTICE: 

Tower, L. H.— 1. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Hinckley, J. C. Hollub, S.— 2. 

STRICKEN FROM ROLL FOR NON PAYMENT OF DUES : 



Campbell, D. 
Coates. J. M. 



Cook, J. M. 
Goodwin, C. E. 



McClung, S. H. 
Robinson, W. — 6. 



Initiated, 7. Passed, 8. Raised, G. Affiliated, 13. 



Tehama Lodge, No. 3. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 
M>ets first and third Mondays in each month. 



J. A. Wadsworth, W. Master, 
J. F. Morse, Sen. Warden, 
J. G. Brewton, Jun. Warden. 
T. A. Thomas, Treasurer. 
T. S. Levy, Secretary. 



J. A. Tutt, P. G. M. 
T. A. Thomas, D. G. M. 



OFFICERS : 

O. C. Wheeler, Chaplain, 
S. Kohlmann, Sen. Deacon, 
C. L. Danielson, Jun. Deacon. 
M. Mark, J ~, , 
A. T. Nelson, \ Stewards, 

O. D. Chafee, Tyler. 

Past Masters: 

A. Martin, G. Treas. 
W. Shoemaker, 

MASTER MASONS: 



Albrecht, A. E. 
Anthony, J. 
Arnold, W. B. 
Ash, T. A. 
Bean, E. S. 
Becklus, L. R. 
Bilay, A. P. 
Bowles, J. S. 
Burnett, H. A. 
Cone, J. L. 
Conrad, S. 
Cook, J. S. 
Cornell, C. M. 
Cravens, R. O. 
Cummings, J. C. 
Cushing, II. 
Davis, T. If. 
Deitrich, A. G. 
Elsbury, T. 
Fisher, H. C. 



Bennett, A. A. 



Flanegan, T. B. 
Foley, J. J. 
Foster, W. B. 
Fox, II. T. 
Graham, A. 
Grout, J. D. 
Gray,B. S. 
Greenbaum, A. 
Hagan, L, 
Hall, J. 

Harkness, H. W. 
Harrington, C. C. 
Harrison, A. C. 
Hart, M. 
Johnson, J. N. 
Kalkman, P. 
Keller, L. 
Keyburg, S. 
Kohlman, J. 
Koon, J. M. 



Latta, T. 
Magerle, P. 
Marzen, J. 
Meikel, S. D. 
Mitchell, S. C. 
Montgomery, G. E. 
Montgomery, J. F. 
McCall, D. 
McDonald, R. H. 
McKune, J. H. 
McLean, D. 
Nathans, I. 
Parks, J. W. 
Polhemus, J. L. 
Pratt, S. M. 
Price, W. W. 
Quinlin, AV. 
Radcliff, W. M. 
Reed, M. D. 
Rhodes. J. 



P. Hull, 

0. D. Chafee. 

Rhodes, J. P. 
Shaber, J. T. 
Simpson, L. P. 
Singleton, T. 
Smith, C. H. 
Somes, G. W. 
Stovall, W. W. 
Strattan, D. 
Tatum, E. F. 
Tuttle, C. S. 
AValchurst, H. B. 
Watson, E. H. 
Wayne, B. F. 
Wetzler, J. 
Whales, T. P. 
White, J. 
Whitlock, G. W. 
Winn, A. M. 
Winners. E. B.— 



94. 



FELLOW CRAFTS: 
Hoyt. J. P. Withers. B. 

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Wright, G. G.—4. 



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ENTERED APPRENTICES : 



De Witt, R. 0. 
Everts, C. H. 
Gunn, G. W. 
Harroll. J. M. 



Cook, M. 
Ewer. P. 1- . 



Hastings. L. W. 
Ihnels. C. 
Levy, T. S. 
Nichols. C. P. 



Persian, L. P. 
Rumler, C. 
Smith. E. G. 
Smith'. G. F. 



WITHDRAWN : 

Gray, J. II. 
Sumner, W. B. 

DIED : 

Johnathan Tittle.— 1. 



Initiated, 20. Patted, 16. Raised, 10. Affiliated, W. 



Stockflesh.T. 
Torbet, C. F. 
Younsr. O. H. — 15. 



AVolf. L.— 5. 



Benicia Lodge, No. 5. 

Benicia, Solano County. 

Meets second and fourth Mondays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 



S. K. Nurse, W. Master. 

T. Farmer, Sen. Warden, 

E. H. Von Pfister, Jun. Warden. 

A. Riddell, Treasurer. 

B. D. Hvam., P. G. M. 



L. Leslie. Secretary, 
J. Stone, Sen. Deacon. 
J. Barny. Jan. Deacon. 
D. Mea*e:her. Tyler. 



Past Masters : 

L. B. Mizner. 



A. Ridrlpll. 



MASTER MASONS: 

Bynum, S. Miner. G. W. Sanborn, J. L. 

Frazier, D. M. McKay, W. J. R. Sanborn, T. J. 

Henrv. J. Norman. R. B. Semple, R. 

Miller, J. Robinson. B. Stebbins, J. G. 

FELLOW CRAFT : 

Barry, J. — 1. 

E NTERED APPRENTICES : 

Scoby, J. W. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Knowles, H. Pitzer, J. S. 

STRTCKEN FROM ROLL FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUE 
Thorp, M.— 1. 
DIED: 

C. P. Dyerly.— I. 
Initiated, 6. Passed, 4. Raised. 3. Affiliated. 0. 

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Stocker. J. S. 
Van.srhn. S. — 2."). 



Hawkins, H. B. 
Herbert, P. T. 



Soanes. H. S. — 3. 
Tate. W. D.— 4. 



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San Francisco Lodge, No. 7. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

MtH* every Wednesday. 



OFFICERS: 



A. Hollub, W. Master, 
T. R. Eadie. Sen. Warden, 
J, Clement. Inn. Warden. 
S. Currv, Treasurer. 



W. Richardson. Stfrefary. 
W. B. Colvllle, &*. 7>*?<wi, 
A. I). Mttller; Jan. Deacon, 
1\ Gardner. TVfo*. 



A. C. Labatt, 

Andrews, YV. 
Atkinson, .!. IT. 
Barry, E. 
Burchard, T. 
Castle, J. G. 
Cochrane. R. 
Craine, \V. 
De Groot, L. A. 
Dotal, P. 
Donahne, J. 
Doyle, H. 
Dyer, W. II. 
Eckhardt, F. W. 
Evans, P. J. 
Feldham, S. 
Friedlander, A. 
Frizel, J. 

Ballentine. J. 

JoiljCSj 

BrodwHz, M. 



Past Masters* 

J. J. Papy, 

MASTER MASONS: 



Gaven, D. 
Gibbs, J. 
Gilmartin, D. 
Glenn, T. 
Gorham, \Y. R. 
Grant, I). B. 
Gronlicr, C. 
Hildebrand, M. 



Lammester. F. 
Lovensky. L, 
Levy, A. 
Marshall, C. 
Marx. S, 
Mendels, E. S. 
Moss, I). If. D. 
Mott,T. I). 



Howard, W. II. B. Moylen, T. J. 
Ilttnter, W. II. McCnbe. A. J. 



Us, J. G. Mc£arty, ]■]. 

JaeoVi, I). MoKenia, P. 

Jamisoq, M. McKenzie, J. 

Johnston, J. Osborne, 0. C 

Kaufman, \\\ OConnell, F. 

Kelly, T. Parker, .1. \Y. 

Kohl, F. \V. Quirk, E. J, 

i'EM.OW CRAFTS: 
Eger, A. 
ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

WITHJDaAWN: 
Honigsbcrger, J. Leek, E. E. 

DIED : 

J. W. McCabe.— 1. 



A. Rollub, P. X r/. r. 

W. Ruje. R. A. 
Scott; J. 
Seitz, C. 

Simon. V. 
Simpson, J. 
Smith, K. J. 
Solomon, A. 
Sterling-, J. Af. 
Treanor. J. 
Trice. W. H. 
Urie.J. 
Wade, J. 
AVertheimer. L. 
Whitney. W.J. 
V. WilloCk. T. 

Woods, R. E.-77. 



Smith, T. C.— 3. 
Spring-stein, E. — 2. 
Ross. JL— 4. 



Initiated, 27. P^W, 27" #awctf, 24. Affiliated, 6. 



H.G.Piatt, ir. Muter. 

W. \V. Travlor, Sw. Warden. 

T. S. Hall, Sun. RMtJi, 

A. Green, Treasurer. 



Tuolumne Lodge, No. 8. 

Sonora, Tuolumne County* 

Afeefe jtf/-,?/ and /////yZ Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 

R. L. Myrick, Secretary. 
J. Dillon, &». Deacon. 



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- ./tilt. Deacon. 
J. B. De la May. 7>/e/-. 



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[May, 



Balls, R. R. 
Bancroft, E. A. 
Bull, If. 
Hurt, W. A. 
Calbraith, J.C. 
Calloway, 0. P. 
Canton. F. 
(lark, T. 
Classon, R. 
< 'urrier, S. D. 
Dewey, 6. P. 



Past Master t 

C. M. Radciiff, G. M. 

MASTER MASONS: 



Dodge, C. F. 
Elkins, A. 
Hammond, W. 
Horr, 13. 1). 
Hoyt, S. A. 
Jamison, A. H. 
Jeffreys, W. 
Labetome, C. 
Linoberg, E. 
Linoberg, L. 
Markley, W. J. 



Martin, G. T. 
Means, A. 
McDowell, D.S. 
McLean. G. 
Pinney* W. T. 
Plaister, J. H. 
Prassa. F. 
Purdy, J. W. 
Rannie, W. A. 
Reister, B. J. 
Ruolfson. W. H. 



Beatty, W. W. 
Imbrie, A. C. 



WITHDRAWN : 
Lee. J. T. 
Millon, W. E. 



Rutherford, C. B. 
Sedgwick, J. 
Short, R. W. 
Smith, S. 
Stokes, J. K. 
Swope, H. K. 
Thomas, L. 
Tuttle, A. A. H. 
Ward. J.N. 
Wertheimer. E. 
Yaney, I. P.— 52. 

Rowell, L. F. 
Tornev, J.— 0. 



Initiated, 1. Passed, -J. Raised, t. Jjjihated, 2. 



Marysville Lodge, No, 9. 



3Iarysville, Yuba County. 

Meets first and third Thursdays in each Month. 

OFFICERS t 

W. H. Wickersham, W. Master, 
D. H. Apperson, Sen. Warden, 



J. A. Pa i ton, Jpii. Warden, 
M. Brnmagim, Treasurer, 



J. F. Halsey, 

Ash ford. VT. 
Brett, J. R. 
( 'adv. M. 
Coliandoly, F. 
< .-oviliaud. C. 
Donnington. J. W. 
I vat on. I. A. 
Fonda, W. T. 
Fronk, J. M. 
Goodwin, J. O. 
Green, J. C. 



Past blasters t 

A. Maurice, Jr., 
MASTER MASONS: 
Hansen, G. M. MeCarty, J. T 



S. H. Rhodes, Secretary, 

— — , Sen. Deacon, 

, Jun. DeactHi, 

W. Robinson, Tyler. 

G. Fagg. 



Hopkins. G. \Y\ 
Huston. IT. 0. 
Legate, C. T. 
Lew, 5. 
Lindiey, C. 
Little. k H. 
Mather, S. IT. 
Miles, S. \L 
Milne, J. 



McClure, C. C. 
Norris, T. A. B. 
O'Hanltn, R. T. 
Pierson, G. S. 
Pierson. O. H. 
Pixlev, S. 
Rees,*E. M. 
Reuger. J. 
Rice. D. \V. C. 



Russell, H. P. 
Scheusler, A. 
Simmeriv, 8. 
Sleith, li. H. 
St an wood, H. B. 
Taylor. L. W. 
Teagarden, K. 
Totman, J. R. 
Vineyard, W. B. 
Walsworth, E.B.-.30. 



ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Cross, S. O'Donnell, D.—2. 

WITHDRAWN: 

Brown, 0. H. P. Dowthip, D. A. Gray, M. Wilkins, E. T.~- 1- 

STRICKEN PROM ROLL FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES: 
Armstrong, W. Gildersleevo, J. Houston. E. Rust, W. E. 

Becktell, F. K. Hatch. G. E. F. Keliv J. 8. Taylor, R. H. 

< Julver, E. W. Hatch, M. McCiirdy, S. Truax, A. M.—1& 

Coulton, C. F. 

Mtiated,$0, P/t#arrf,22. liaised. 23. Jfdialed. 10. 

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San Jose Lodge, No. 10. 

San Jose, Santa Clara County. 

Meets first and third, Wednesdays in each month, 
OFFICERS! 



W. H. Howard, W. Matter, 
C. T. Ryland, Sea. Warden, 
P. O. Minor, Jun. Warden, 
J. Reddick, Treasurer, 
J. Lewis, Secretary, 
A. M. Wynn, Chaplain. 



H. P. Dorsey, 

Bohm, S. H. 
Browii8hield, H. 
Clark, E. A. 
Crosby, E. 0. 
Davis, P. J. 
Eddy, W. H. 



J. Cook, 



W. R. Bassham, Sen. Deacon, 

P. C. Easley, Jun. Deacon, 

B. Cory. Marshal, 

J. R. Price, ) e , , 
iT T ' , > Stewards, 

H. Laurencel, £ 

L. Prevost, Tyler. 
Past Masters t 

B. Corv, II. C. Melone. W. II. Howard 



MASTER MASONS: 

Hensley, S. J. Peck, A. W. 

Kotinger, J. W. 
Lamartine, G. A. 
Morrow, W. 
McKinney, F. S. 



Powell, H. M. T. 
Reed, E. 
Robinson, H. 
Shearer, A. 



Stafford, W. M. 
Taylor, W. E. 
Van Canegau. P, 
Warthan, A. G. 
Yates, A. J. — 30. 



FELLOW CRAFT : 

McCatchen, W.—1, 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Bergham, A. Guerres, J. D. Ingersoll, T. J. Veesacrt, A. — 7, 

Fisher, R. Heninger, W. H. Lewis, F. 

WITHDRAWN: 

Barrows, J. F. Campbell, A. C. Donnelan, B. C. — 3. 
Initiated, 7. Passed, 3. Raised, 2. Affiliated, Q. 



Yount Lodge, No. 12. 

\apa, Napa County* 

Meets first and third Fridays in each month. 

OFFICERS i 
W. D. Deering, W. Master, J. S. Roberson, Secretary, 

W. W: Stillwagon, Sen. Warden, B. Vines, Sen. Deacon, 

W.Baldridge, Jun. Warden, J. Grigsby, Jun. Deacon, 

G. C. Yount, Treasurer, T. Chopson, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS : 
Bristol, J. D. Hargrave, W. McGarry, E. W. Seawell, J. II. 

Brown, J. E. Kelbough, R. McKinney, M. M. Vaughn, F. F. 

Gilmore, B. F. Moody, G. W. McKinstry, E. W. Vaughn, AY.— 23. 

Greenbaum, M. McClellan, M. T. Nash, W. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 
Capell, J. S. Smith, J.— 2. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 
Boroughs, L. C. Grigsby, A. F. McCombs, J. 

Ford, 0. G. Masengale, R. A. Willson, J, W.— & 

WITHDRAWN : 
Small, J. M.— 1. 
Initiated, 6. Passed, 4, Raised, 3. 
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J. Fitz James, W. Master, 
C. H Seymour, Sen. Warden, 
W. Maltman, Jun. Warden. 

1. Williamson, Treasurer, 



Nevada Lodge, No. 13. 

XevaiUi Nevada County. 

Meets fust and third Saturdays in each mout/i. 
OFFICERS: 

C. II. Patehin, Secretary, 
N. A. Hick^, Sen. Deacon, 
C. M. Saul. Jan. Deacon, 
C. C. Green, Tyter. 

Past Masler: 

J. R. McConnel, P. /. G. If. 

MASTER MASONS: 



A bell, J. F. 
Asher. W. G. 
Barbour, AV. T. 
Beech er, S. L. 
Bell, G. H. 
Boardman, .T. H. 
Both well, W. 
Bucha, J. 
Burton, E. F. 
Caswell, T. H. 
Charles, L. C. 
Clark, E. N. 
Clarkson, AV. P. 
Conyers, B. F, 
Crandatl, O. 



Davis, 0. T. 
Dawley, J. X. 
I)e You no:, E. 
Doyle, J. 
Dry nan. J. 
Dunn, T. O. 
Elmore, I). L. 
Elwell, W. 
Endicott, AV. 11. 
Gregfe, J. M. 
Hardy, A. 
Hastings. J. 
Holmes, J . 
Josepbson, C. 
Justice, W. 



Keeran, J. P, 
Kibbouru. G. 0. 
Knox, AV. J. 
Lamb, A. 
Latta. S. N. 
Lindsay. R. S. 
Little, K. 
Long, J. 
Marsh. C. 
Milleri F. R. 
Norman, H. G. 
Nye, J. 
Pajmer, G. M, 
Tierce. W. E. 



lieadsbaw. AV. J. 
Reid. AV. H. 
Ritter, W. 
Roberts, E. W. 
Rogers, J. K. 
Rosenheim, A. 
Rosenheim, IL 
Simmons. W. 
Sitter, W. AN'. 
Smith, A. 
Spear, J. G. 
Triplett, T. W. 
AV heeler, F. 
AA'ilson. AV. — G7. 



Colville, J. H. 
Elliott, G. M. 
Hartsough, J. B. 



FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Hogue, E. S. 
Johnson, D. 
Keating, F. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 



Albau, AV. G. 
Anderson, T. 
Beasley, T. 
Cross, E. AV. 
Culbertson, J. H. 
Davis, G. S. 



Dunn, J. S. 

Forman, J. C. 
Hay, J. 
Helm, J. II. 
Heming, J. 
Hill, E. E. 



Houseley. J. B. 
Jones, J . 
Keefer, S. 
Kline, G. 
Morgan, L. F, 
Naples, J. 



Span. AV. P. 
Wilson, A. P.— 8. 



Smith, E. AV. 
Tully, J. M. 
AVarren, J. R. 
AVebber, J. 
AVinn, J. J. 
AVoodruff, H. R.-24. 



WITHDRAWN : 



Allen. C. Carter, J. B. Hart. J. F. Jackson. E. 

Blythe, J. F. Charles, H. M. Harris. T. Joyce, AV. AV. 

Borrodaille, G. Davidge, R. A. Hodge. H. C. Maltman, C. 

Briscoe, C. Grove, J. H, Hubbell, C. Phelps, J. — 17. 

Cup er ton, AV. W. 

STRICKEN FROM ROLL FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES: 



Howell. C. J. 
Maxev . AV. M. 



Melntyre, D. 
Turner. J. X. 



AVood, H. — 5. 



Initiated, 24. 



'DIED: 

S, S. Greeu, F. C. — 1. 

EXPELLED : 

Mann, J. S. — 1. 
Passed, 23. Raised, 2«2. Jfiiliuied, 5. 

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Temple Lodge, No. 14. 

Sonoma, Sonoma County. 

Meet* fourth Saturday in each month.' 

OFFICERS : 



I. Brockman, IF. Master, 

J. N. Neville, Sen. Warden, 
G. W. Miller, Jan. Warden. 
S. Alters, Treasurer. 



Beasley, J. 
Benito, W. 

Blakeney, C. 
Burris, \X. 
Cook. M. H 
Cooper, J. 



S. If. Rape. Secretory, 

AV. BojLrgs. Sen. Deacon. 
R. R. Warder, Jan. Deacon, 
S. Kelsey, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Davidson, J. (VFarrell. .). Ross, 1\'. 

Peabody, E. T. Scofiy, P. M. 

Pendegrast, T. C. Smith, J. 

Ray, J. Turner, A. 

Remiick, A. B. Turner, R. — 30, 



Hardin, J. A. 
Kamp, H. L. 
May, J. 
Moliison,H. P. 

McDonald, D. 

WITHDRAWN : 
Cameron. J. Hudspeth, J. M.- 

STRICKEX FROM ROLL FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES: 

Bartlett, C. MeKenny, J. W 

EXPELLED : 

Hopkins, R. — 1. 
Initiated, 3. Pasted, 4. Raited. 5. J filiated, 2. 



Apple gate, G. W, 
Bolton, J. 
Cauuev, P. 
Carroll, W. J. 
Castor. P. 



Eureka Lodge, No. 16. 

Auburn, Placer County, 

Meets first and third Mondays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 

C. H. Mitchell, Secretary, 
M. P. H. Love, Sen. Deacon 
S. E. Barrett, Jan. Deacon, 
W. Jordan, Tyler. 

Past Masters t 

J. R. Crandall, P. S. G. W. L. Applegate. 

MASTER 31 A SONS: 

Leet, W. X. 
Lewis. If. 
Mitchell. T. 
McGinnis. W. T. 
Reed. C. L. 
Robertson. W. R 



H. R. Hawkins, XV Master. 
J. R. Crandall, Sen. Warden, 
P. W. Thomas, Jan. Wardet\ x 
J. P. Harper, Treasurer, 



Folk, S. 
Glaze, M. 
Hardestv, S. V. 
Holmes," H. T. 
Johnson. W. A. 



Dillingham, W. H. Lathrop, T. W. 



Ryersou. II. 0. 
Snyder. S. L. 
Stephens. W. S. 
Tidd, J. M. 
Young, H. M.— 32. 



FELLOW CRAFT : 

Hamman, A.— 1. 

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Cohen. S. H. 
Crouer, C. C. 



ENTERED APPRENTICE: 

Perry. G. F.— 1. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Cmrnpton, H. J. Hall. J. E. 



Metcair. J. C— 7. 



Davidson, A. Hyneman, M. 

Initiated, 10. Passed, 11. Raised. 13. Affiliated. 3, 



Parfaite Union Lodge, No. 17. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

Meets first and third Fridays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

V. Quayne, W. Master, 
F. T. Teclaw, Sen. Warden, 
8. Driard, Jun. Wardin, 
J. Branger, Treasurer, 

Past Masters t 
L. Hermann, P. G. M. of La., 

MASTER .MASONS: 

Dawes, J. Hubert, C. 

Etonbleaux, L. Kellersber^er, J, 

Gazan, A. Knox, G. T. 

Grisard, E. Lazzus, X. 

Harris, A. IT. Lefrane, L. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Gagneux, E. Pinchard, J. B.— 2. 

WITHDRAWN : 
Bertrand, C. Hart. J. Lacharme, A. C. Marx. A. 

Blum, J. Kaplan, F. Levy, L. Mayer, J. — 11. 

Dahlman, J. Kock, L. Levy, A. 

STRICKEN FROM ROLL FOR NON PAYMENT OF DIES : 
Clavis, J. Michel, L. Stiller. A. — 3. 

DIED: 

F. Alvarado. — 1. 
Uiliaied,\\. Passed, 10. Raised, 10. Affiliated, 5. 



Bouchard, II. 
Boverat, J. 
Casse, F. 
Chapieux. J. 
Corbiniere, F, 



C. Thierry. Secretary, 
P. Portois, Sen. Deacon. 
J. Delange, Jim. Deacon. 

P. Gardner, T?//f/'. 

J. Kaine. 



Leqnain, C. 
Letroadec, L. 
Sandre, A. 
Zacriekj, A.— 29. 



Mountain Shade Lodge, No. 18. 

Downlevllle, Yuba County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each Month. 
OFFICERS: 



H. P.Benton, W. Master, 
L. Reynolds, Sen. Warden, 
W. P. Young', Jun. Warden. 
t>. W. Lan^ton, Treasurer. 



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J. D. Scellen, Secretary. 
H. G. Brown, Sen. L< 
J. W. Brown, Jan. Deacon, 
G. Harris. Tyler. 



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Past Master t 










L. Reynolds. 










MASTER MASONS: 






Aiken, C. D. 


Follmer, 


J. A. Hinds, P. 




Pettison, J. 


Booth, G. A. 


Ford, w. 


J. Hobbs, R. 




Polley, J. B. 


Bragg, C. 


Gardner, 


J. H. Hnnter, W. 




Powell, J. 


Breinhardt. L. 


Gardner, 


J. M. Kibbe, T. R. 




Rapp, J. 


Brown, H. N. 


Garnassett, J. Langton, A. 


T. 


Ryan, P. 


Conrad, J. 


Graham, 


T. B. Lemmon, W, 


■ C. 


Smith, E. J. 


Corcoran, J. 


Green, B 


Macklin, H. 




Spohn, E. 


C raycr oft, J. II. 


Harphan 


i, J. Miller, H. 




Stailey, S.-41 


Flag-g.. J. M, 




FELLOW CRAFT : 
Totten, J. T.—1. 








ENTERED APPRENTICES: 






Bramley, .' 


r. j. 


Golden, J. 




Jacob, A. 


Ferguson, 


W.G. 


Humphries, J. 




Kellogg, IT. S. 


Gass, W. 




Hunt, J. 
WITHDRAWN : 




Parsons, N.— 9. 


Bnrrill, R. 


G. 


Fagg, &. 




O'Brien, J. 


C'ro '.linger. 


L. D. 


Godfrey, L. P. 




Reynolds, T. 


Ely, W 




Jones, G. 




Uhl, A.— 9. 


h 


ufialed. 13. 


Passed. S. liaised, 7. , 


Affiliated, 11. 



San Joaquin Lodge, No. 19. 

Stockton, San Joaquin County. 

Mxts first and third Mondays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 



J. G. Oandee, W. Master, 
A. G. Brown, Sen. Warden, 
J. B. Cults. Jun. Warden. 
J. C. Morris. Treatu, 



J. G. Jenkins, Secretary, 
J. Woods, Chaplain. 
^y. Graham, Sen. Deacon. 
W. H. Hall, Jan. Deacon. 
S. M. Goodwin, Taler. 
MASTER MASONS : 

Adams, M. W. Fulton, J. Lane, J. P. Rotbenbusb, P. 

Andrew, F. C. Gage. A. S. Langdon, H. Schwartz, P. 

Ballon. E. Goldman, M. Lester, A. 8hafer. J. K. 

Bateman, E. B. < Godwin, J. W. Lester, J. B. Smith, J. L. 

Biven, K. Grunsky, C. Lewis, A. Stewart, F. H. 

Bradford, A. (\ Hill. J. B. Lewis, J. Van Dyke, J. 

Claiborne, G. B. Hoerehner, A. II. Mansfield, J. Wagoner, J. P. 

Coldren, E. 1.. Howison. E. M. Marshall, J. R. Ward, 0. A. 

Colt, E, VV. Keenan, J. M. Matthews. H. 0. Ward, M. L. 

Corcoran. F. E. feller, J. May, R. F. Warren, D. B. 

('ouch, .J. P. Kelsey, J. M. MeKamy, J. M. Webster, G. 

Creaner. C. M. Kelfcy, E. C. McKee, W . F. Wincham, M. A. 

Edwards, J. C. Kerr, G. Olivia, A. Wynn, W. 

Freeborn. J. S. Kitclungs, D. Reany, McK. Zachariah, I. — 66. 
Friedlander, i. 

FELLOW CRAFT : 
(link. W. B.— I. 

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Kennedy, J. B. 
Kelly, J, W. 



Initiated, S. 



ENTERED APPRENTICE i 
Triest, B.— 1. 

WITHDRAWN : 
Poppe, C. 
Richmond. B. 

Passed, 7. Raised. G. 



Wormser, T. 
Wormser. L. — 6. 



JffiRated,G. 



Washington Lodge, No. 20. 



N. Greene Curtis, W. Master. 

J. Morrill. Sen. Warden. 

G. 1. N. Monell, Jiiw. ]fW<???, 

L. A. Booth, Treasurer. 

P. St. C. Steevens, Secretary, 



C. Duncombe, 
I. Davis, 



Sacramento, Sacramento County, 

Meefs every Thursday. 

OFFICERS : 

M. C. Hillyer, Sen. Deacon. 
W. H. Holliday, Jan. Deacon 
J. Gates. Jr.. / , , 
A. P. Andrews, [*"•■* 
J. L. Thompson. Tyfer. 
Prwst Masters: 

F. J. Willis. 
J. Morrill, 



A. D. Patterson. 
N.G. Curtis, D.GJW. 



Abbott, C. E. 
Akmar, P. 
Andrews. A. 
Arcega, J. M. 
Atkins. J. R. 
Aubrey, E. 
Ball. S. 
Barr, J. C. 
Bigler, J. 
Block, E. 
Bond, W: M. 
Bowlby, A. • 
Bowstead, J. 
Brown, E L. 
Bollard, J. If. 
Burd. S. II. 
Barge, R. K. 
Catlett, C. 0. 
Coachman, .1. C. 
Colgan, J. 



MASTER MASONS : 
Collins, L. P. Hartley, H. H. 



Crouch. B. T. 
Daly. J. T. 
Day. J. 
Favilf, C. 
Forsyth. J. IT. 
Fowler, J. A. 
Gates, I). V. 
Gove. A. 8. 
Greenwald, S. 
Grice, H. 
Griffith, II. 
Haines, G. 
Halt, E. H. 
Hall, J. T. 
Hammond. A. M. 
Hardin. M. R. 
Hardy, J. JT. 
Hardy, J. P. 
Harris, L.B. 



Haskell, D. H. 
Henrv, II. 0. 
Hill.T. 
Hoy. A. B. 
Hunter. A. C. 
Hutchinson, C. J. 
Hutchinson, T. 
Isaacs, F. 
Jamison, J. S. 
Johnson, R. I*. 
Johnson. T. 
Kidder, N. A. 
Kohn, M. 
Lauriat. L. A. 
Lewis, L. 
Little, J. O. 
Long, W. S. 
Maddux. D. 
Meredith, H* 



Mitchell. J. B. 
Morris. J. XI. 
McNulty, W. 
Pierce, < >. 
Read. J. A. 
Rich. S. 
Ryan, J. 
Sackett, C. C. 
Shepherd, J. M. 
Toy lor, L. W. 
Trautman. J. 
Treat, J. 1). 
Towne, N. W. 
Valentino. E. 
Waters, J. 
Watters, A. 
Wetherwax. J.M. B. 
White, W. >. 
Wilbourn. L. C. 
Wills, J. M.— 94 



FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Can\ A. O. Malin, I. B. Rhea, II. P.— 3. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Griffith, J. F. Hunt. I). X. May, S. J. Thompson. J. P.— 4. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Brown, J. Q. Julliard. P. Porter. P. C. Thorn. J. 

Goodenow. A. J. * Perkins, K. S. Rodgers, A. F. Welch, H. H. 1". 

Jordan. D. Pitkin. J. 

Initiated^ 23. PaW, 28. ita&e*/, 25. Affiliated, 35. 

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Hawaiian Lodge, No. 21. 

Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands* 

Meets first Monday in each month. 
OFFICERS: 

W. Wond, W. Master, W. Bowden, Secretary, 

R. G. Davis, Sen. Warden, C. S. Barton, Sen. Deacon, 

A. J. Cartwright, Jr., Jun. Warden, W. Greig, Jun. Deacon. 

J. C. Bullions, Treasurer, M. R. Harvey, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Babcock, W. Hoffman, E. Meek, J. Paty, J. 

Blair. J. D. Irwin, J. Melchers, C. G. Penhallow, D. P. 

Comstock, H. S. Johnson, T. W. Miller, G. Reiners. G. 

Cummins, T. Kamehameha, L. Montgomery, J. Rooke, T. C. B. 

Field, B. W. Lewers, C. H. McLean, G. C. Sea, H. 

Hanks, F. L. Luce, G. H. Neilson, H. A. Whelden, A. 

Hegarty, P. Macfarlane, H. O'Brien, J. Williams, G. — 36. 

FELLOW CRAFT : 
Fornander, A. — 1. 
ENTERED APPRENTICES: 
Andrews, L. Jr. Ford, S. P. Rice, W. B.— 3. 

DIED: 
F. W. Thompson.— 1. 

Initiated, 10. Passed, 9. Raised, 11. Affiliated, 3. 



Occidental Lodge. No. 22. 

San Francisco. San Francisco County. 



Meets every Monday. 



OFFICERS: 



S. Clark, W. Master, 
G. W. Baker, Sen. Warden, 
A. G. Randall, Jun. Warden, 
W. M. La Roche, Treasurer, 



R. B. Hampton, Secretary. 
J. G. Pearson, Sen. Deacon, 
J. A. Clark, Jun. Deacon, 
J. Noah, Tyler. 



Past Masters : 
J. Rice, Jr. P.G.M. of Ky. G. Yale, 
J. E. Wainwright, G. Simpton, 

J. H. Gihon, P. G. Sec. 

MASTER MASONS: 



Bailey, O. 
Baird, J. H. 
Bates, G. C. 
Battelle. T. K. 
Bowie, H. R. 
Brown, J. H. 
2v 



Brown, J. V. 
Byrne, H. H. 
Campbell, A. 
Chapin, S. A. 
Chauviteau, J. 
Clough, J. 



Cook, E. 
Crozier, R. G. 
Eldridge, J. O. 
Ellis, J. S. 
Farrell, J. M. 
Fenner. C. G. 

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P. A. Morse, 
J. H. Horsfall, 



Ferguson, C. 
Finlev, J. TV- 
Fitch', H. S. 
Goin, F. 
Hackett, J. K. 
Harris, S. R, 



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lay, 



JIayes, E. M. 
Heyl, W. S. 
Holland, N. 
Hopkins, R. C. 
Hughes, J. L. 
Johnson, T. P. 
Johnson, T. R. 
Lewis, J, 



Lull, L. R. 
Merrill, A. 
Middleton, J. 
Negus, S. W. 
Nickerson, M. 
Noe, J. 
Norcross, D. 



Parker, T. B. 
Rowell, I. 
Ryan, E. 
Sinton, R. H. 
Sloan, E. W. F. 
Smith, S. 
Stiles, E. C. 



Bowie, A. J. 
Brinsmade, A. A. 
Loring, S. 

Freelon, T. W. 
Hooper, A. J. 



FELLOW CRAFTS : 
Saffrons, I. 
Seguin, B. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 
McDougal, G. 
Pearkes, G. 



Sullivan, E. L. 
Thompson, D. W. 
Waterman, J. 
Webb, H. A. 
Wells, A. 
White, T. J. 
Wing, A.— 68. 



Watson, G. F. 
Wood, W. G.— 7. 



Sheldon, J. 
Spofford, W. E.- 



Initiated, 32. Passed, 29. Raised, 24. Affiliated, 3- 



Madison Lodge, No. 23. 

Grass "Valley, Nevada County. 

Meets first and third Tuesdays in each month, 
OFFICERS : 

C. M. Peterson. Secretary, 
E. McLaughlin, Sen. Deacon, 
J. W. Striker, Jun. Deacon, 
J. Little, Tyler. 
Past Masters : 

Z. Wheeler, O. H. Dibble. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Burgess, T. J. Heyman, S. Musgrove, R. Solomon, A. 

Carpenter, W. S. Hollis, W. A. McCoy, J. Sylvester, H. 

Crepps, W. A. Johnson. G. McNary, W. 8. Tibbets, R. 

Delano, A. Kohner, D, Prager, S. Tompkins, E. A. 

Dibble, A. B. Livingston, E. Sheridan, G. M. Vanderlip, E. 

Dryden, D. A. Moore, B. F. Shubert, J. A. Waldauer, J. 

Erfinger, J. H. Moyes, R. B. Snowden, R. N. Wilson, J.— 40. 
Fenno, J. 



J. M. Fouse, W. Master, 
G. N. Crandall, Sen. Warden 
J- J. Dorsey, Jun Warden, 
W. McCormick, Treasurer, 

S. C. Richardson, 



FELLOW CRAFTS: 
Cowen, S. Larrimer, J. W.- 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 
Edge, M. 
Goad, J. C. • 
Hancock, H. H. 

WITHDRAWN : 
Geibhardt. N. L. 
Hanche, M. C. 
McClure, J. 

DIED: 
Bichard Doran. — 1. 

Initiated, 18. Passed, 16. Raised, 15. Affiliated, 12. 

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Bard, L. L. 
Clapp, W. B. 
Denzin^er, H. 



Challinor, F. 
Cunningham, J. 
Denzer, C. 



-2. 



Hubbard, F. A. 
Mills, C. H. 
Smail, B. B.— 9. 

Rawdon, L. P. 
Rhinehait, D. 
Simmons, J. C. — 9. 



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Mariposa Lodge, No. 24. 

Mariposa, Mariposa County* 

Meets Saturday preceding full moon. 
OFFICERS: 

G. B. Abel, W. Master, O. M. Dickenson, Secretary, 

R. A. Appling, Sen. Warden, S. A. Merritt, Sen. Deacon, 

E. E. Hewitt, Jun. Warden, H. B. Newton, Jun. Deacon, 

J. N. Tkomas, Treasurer, W. T. Hargiss, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS: 



Adams, J. T. Corbett, A.H. Kraft, I. 

Ashworth, S. Goodman, M. Lane, A. J. 

Beckhan, S. W. Hallum, J. L. Mackay, J. N. 

Bell, S. Herbert, P. T. McNamara, J. F. 

Bondurant, J. M. Hillman, T. Nagle, P. B. 

Bowman, J. C. Hutchinson, T. R. Neville, G. 

Bowlin, J. S. King, W. A. Parker,W. T. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 
Burchard, W. C. Crippen, J. D. Grosenmiers, J. T. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 
Appling, E. R. Howard, I. M. Lewis, M. B. 

WITHDRAWN: 
Evans, T. N. Mahan, B. T. Shadden, M. W. 

Hollister, D. S. Norris, J. R. Westfall, W. H. 

STRICKEN FROM ROLL FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES: 
Minchausen, M. Thornton, W. Williamson, G. E. — 3, 

Initiated, 22. Passed, 25. Raised, 20. Affiliated, 8. 



Posner, J. 
Steptoe, J. P. 
Stiner, C. M. 
Sweet, S. 

Vinsenhaler, L. D. 
Whitacre, W. T. 
Young, A. H.— 36, 

Papers, J. M. — 4. 

Thornton, T. G.— 4. 

Williams, W.— 7. 



Georgetown Lodge. No. 25. 

Georgetown, £1 Dorado County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 
OFFICERS : 



P. W. Cunningham, W. Master, 
J. P, Davison, Sen. Warden, 
J. S. Black well, Jun. Warden, 
M. M. Frankenthal, Treasurer, 
E- C. Southworth, Secretary, 



J. R. Williamson, Sen. Deacon, 

J. Fewell, Jun. Deacon, 

J. L. Bowles, ) o, , 

D.A.McMurray,r toar ^ 
I. H. Bunch, Tyler. 



Past Master: 

T. M. Reed. 



Baerd, J. 
Breeze, A. 
Brotherton, T. W. 
Burgoyne, S. C. 



MASTER MASONS: 

Chandler, W. H. Ford, A. J. 
Davis, M. 
Deverter, M. 
Draper, 



Glaze. M. 
Gray,F. G. 
Harden, J. B. 
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Hook, G. W. 
Jones, J. H. 
Lancaster, W. H. 
Matthews, R. L, 



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{May, 



Mills, H. Nye, S. P. Sinitge, F. Talmadge, E. W. 

Mills, J. Pierce, L. Stewart, R. Winstead, A. 

Murrick, G. M. Pine, A. B. Stockton, J. Wren, T.— 41. 

Newman, H. E. Russell, H. B. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 
Jamison, S. M. Martin, D. 

Kilbury, A. M. Myrick, J. W. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Cranston, T. J. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Frankenthal, M. Miller, S. W.-^2 



Smith, H,— 5. 

Lamvin, R. — 2. 

Miller, S. W 
Initiated^ 7, Passed, 7. Raised, 4. Affiliated* 12. 



El Dorado Lodge, No. 26. 

Placerville, El Dorado County. 

Meets first and third Thursdays in each Month. 

OFFICERS : 

J. T. Holt, W. Master, F. F. Barss, Secretary, 

A. Hunter, Sen. Warden, L. B. Hopkins, Sen. Deacon, 

W. H. Smith, Jun. Warden, , Jun. Deacon, 

' , Treasurer, D. P. McNeil, Tyler. 



Bee, A. W. 
Blake, G. 
Buchanan, J. 
Davis, G. W. 
Finch, C. 



Bloomingdale, E. 
Davis, CD. 
Elgutter, M. 



MASTER MASONS: 
Fiske, L. C. Keene, B. F. 

Gale, G. W. Kohn, D. 

Goode, S. S. Madden, D. W. 

Hardy, W. Mitchell, J. A. 

Hawley, A. H. McAfee, A. D. 

FELLOW CRAFT : 

Sischo, N. N.— 1. 

WITHDRAWN : 
Goldberg, H. Martin, J. P. 

Harmon, T. H. Murphy, J. H. 
Jackson, C. P. 

Initiated, 7. Passed, 7. liaised, 6. Affiliated, 7. 



Newell, D. K. 
Shober, J. L. 
Sprague, J. G. 
Williams, W. D.-25. 



Pullen, E. A. 
Thatcher, A.T.-10. 



Trinity Lodge, No. 27. 

Weaverville ? Trinity County. 

Meets first and third Thursdays in each month. 
OFFICERS : 



M. Ruch, W. Master, 
C. L. N. Vaughn, Sen. Warden, 
H. B. Davison, Jun. Warden, 
J. Musser, Treasurer, 



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H. J. Seaman, Secretary, 
C. E. Williams, Sen. Deacon, 
W. J. West, Jun. Deacon, 
A. Mitchell, Tyler. 



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MASTER MASONS: 



Burch, J. C. 
Chillis, J. F. 
Circle, V. 
Colman, M. 
Dale, D. R. 
Eder, P. M. 
Edwards, F. T. 
Felter, A. J. 
Fisher, J. 
Hocker, H. 



Innes, C. H. 
Jackson, W. L. 
Keizer, M. 
Kelly, E. A. 
Lee, C. 
Lowe, W. M. 
Maloney, W. 
May, W. B. 
Miller, R. T. 
Monroe, A. 



Moore, M. 
McGillivray, J. 
McKenzie. F. S. 
Norcross, 0. H. P. 
Peters, J. M. 
Pitzer, J. S. 
Rowe, E. A. 
Smith, F. W. 
Stuart. R. T. 



Sturdivant, J. A. 
Thomas, C 
Upton, W. W. 
Vanschaick, W. 
Ware, W. 
Wells, R. B. 
Williams, L. S. 
Winston, B.W. 
Wyman, B. H.— 45. 



ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Cummings, J. G. Grant, W. 

WITHDRAWN : 
Bell, T.L. Delap, L. Harman, II. 

Carr, J. Drumb, A. B. Miller, G. 

STRICKEN FROM ROLL FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES: 

Cameron, J. ■ Luckett, J.— 2, 

DIED: 

John Beckett. — 1. 
Initiated, 24. Passed, 25. liaised, 28. Affiliated, 5. 



Wyman, J. E.— 3. 

Vaughn, C.L.N. 
Winston, G. B.— 8. 



Columbia Lodge, No. 28. 

Columbia, Tuolumne County. 
Meets first and third Thursdays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 

T. J. Oxley, W. Master, F. R. Sponsler, Sen. Deacon, 

J. A. Jackson, Sen. Warden, F. W. H. Aaron, Jun. Deacon, 

T. C. Boswell, Jun. Warden, A. Campbell, Marshal, 

A. Farnsworth, Treasurer, S. Arnold, \ 

J. Heckendorn, Secretary, I. Levy, 

G. Wilson, Tyler. 



'I Si 



Stewards, 



MASTER MASONS : 



Ackerman, L. S. 
Brown, N. 
Burr, R. 
Campbell, J. 
Carlcy, J. 
Carter, J. T. 
Coffroth, J. W. 
Conner, J. L. 
Ferguson, P. G. 



Fletcher, A. 
Floyd, J. C. 
Gillespie, C. K. 
Gordon, B. B. 
Howland, L. L. 
Hunnewell, A. A. 
Jolly, J. 
Kendall, L. N. 
Kotsch, F. C. 



Laird, J. W. 
Leon, S. 
Levy, A. 
Marshall, J. W. 
Mills, J. 
Norton, J. J. 
Pendegrast, J. C. 
Piley, H. 



Raymond, V. R. 
Skinner, E. 
Sparks, J. G. 
Stone, W. E. 
Taylor, J. 
Yanamage, W. A. 
Vanarsdale, W. G. 
Wyman, A. — 45. 



Blake, C. E. 
Boswell. T. C. 



G. A. Field, 

Initiated, 11 



WITHDRAWN : 

Brundao:e, V. D. 
Ford, A. W. 

DIED: 



Moore, J. 
Parker, G. W.- 



W. M. Higgins.— 2, 
Passed, 18. Raised, 21. J filiated. 10. 

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iMay, 



A. D. Park, W. Master, 

W. Henderson, Sen. Warden 

S. F. Hamm, Jun. Warden, 

A. Karp, Treasurer, 

L. E. JBroocke, Secretary, 



Abrams, L. 
Arrons, C. W. A. 
Bowe, E. Y. 
Clark, I. 
Dickenson, P. L. 
Dickey, S. A. 



Diamond Lodge, No. 29. 

Diamond Springs, £1 Dorado County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each Month. 

OFFICERS : 

C. F. Irwin, Sen. Deacon, 
M. Arnold, Jun. Deacon, 
T. Richling, ) c , . 
S. H. P. White, \ Stewards ' 
W. Watson, Tyler. 
Past Masters 
L. Bradley. 
MASTER MASONS: 
Ellen, E. ' Hull. R. Peck, S. S. 

Garrison, G. D. Hyneman. M. Sandford. W. 

Graham, A. J. McDaniel, C. M. Strelitz. P. 

Haas. A. McLane, P. C. Thorp. E. 

Hawley, T. P. Noteware, C. N. Wolf. B.— 32. 



Godchaux^, L. 
Gridley. R. C. 
Hall, a 



FELLOW CRAFT: 

Smith, S. P.— 1. 

ENTERED APPRENTICE: 

Godchaux, J. — 1. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Jackman, J. L. Philips, M. 

Levering, A. L. Simmons, J. E 

initiated, 11. Passed, 13. Raised, 13. 



Strange. J. R. 
Tubbs. M. 

WestcottO.B.- 
Affitiated, 7. 



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Golden Gate Lodge, No. 30. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County* 

Meets every Tuesday. 
OFFICERS s 

W. S.Moses, W. Master, L. C. Owen, Sen. Deacon, 



G. J. Hobe, Sen. Warden, 
S. Gamage, Jun. Warden, 
E. Hacker, Treasurer, 
W. S. O'Brien, Secretary, 



W. S. Phelps. Jun. Deacon, 
E. M. Cottrell, Marshal, 
P. Crais:, ) c . , 

E. C. Harford, [ &»»"** 



J. Noah, (of Occidental Lodge,) Tyler. 
Past Masters 

W. S. Moses. 



Anderson, A. 
Anderson, J. 
Clark, C. 
Cooke, W. B. 
Damon, J. F. 
Donnellan, B. C. 



Elliott, H. 
Flood, J. C. 
Graham, J. E. 
Hall, G. B. 
Hogeboom, L. V 



MASTER MASONS : 
Hull, G. S. 
Hunter, J. 



Knowlton, J. J. 
Marchovich. J. 



Hutchinson, G. W. McCombe, J. 



Jackson, 0. 
Keef, J. 



Ffl 



McKibbin, W. 

Snook. R. 

Van Pelt, J. H.— 32. 



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Alley, & 



FELLOW CRAFT : 
Churchward, J. — 1. 
ENTERED APPRENTICES: 
Matheson, R. Oakley, B. 

Initiated, 18, Passed, 15. liaised, 15. 



Wilbur, J. P.- 
Jffiliated, 4. 



G. H. Campbell, W. Master, 
J. C. Reid, Sen. Warden, 
W. Vfooley, Jun. Warden, 
C. A.'Clarke, Treasurer, 



Mokelumne Lodge, No. 31. 

Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras County* 

Meets every Saturday evening. 

OFFICERS: 

W. Innes. Secretary, 

, Sen. Deacon, 

, Jun. Deacon, 



S. B. Parker, Tyler 
Past Masters 

G. R. Walker. 

MASTER MASONS: 
Kraft, H. 
Leake, C. A. 
Mayer, M. 
Miner, J. G. 
Moreto, E. G. 
Page, L. 
Piatt, A. 
Raymond, G. 



Rogers, W. M. 
Rosenberg, M. 
Sawyer, E. D. 
Smith, S. D. 
Snyder, P. 
Strauss, A. 
Thompson, P. 
Ward, J. G.— 41. 



Boynton, C. Fuqua, W. 

Britton, J. F. Gebhardt, J. C. 

Clark, H. Q. Grundy, C. 

Cowles, T. Hamilton, W. B. 

Day, J. Harris, G. W. 

Dennis, L. Hodopp, E. 

Douglass, J. P. Humphreys, A. A. 
Dreher, J. Husband, B. 

Fickett, S. H. Jarvis, S. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 
Pomeroy, E. H. Wilkins, J. S.— 2. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Fenno, G. Marti, B. Sompayrac, L. 

Grable, B. McDowell, J. T. Swain, H. C. 

Levinsky, J. Rogers, A. P. Van Pelt, J. W. 

Levison, L* Skidmore, W. D. Zubee, W. L. — 17. 



Andrews, J. 
Ayliffe, S. H. 
Boucher, W. K. 
Bryan, J. T. 
Campbell, J. H 



Gates, E. 

Initiated, 27. 



WITHDRAWN : 
Hamilton, H. 

Passed, 13. Raised, 9. 



Tislow, R. D.- 

AffiHated, 8. 



Gold Hill Lodge, No. 32. 

Gold Hiil, Placer County. 

Meets jirst and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS t 

J. E. Stewart, W. Master, W. B. Greer, Secretary, 



A. Mills, Sen. Warden, 

W. S. C. Woods, Jun. Warden, 

J, A. Hill, Treasurer, 



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-Sen. Deacon, 
J. McCarley, Jun. Deacon, 
J. F. Smith, Tyler. 



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Itoay, 



Adams, W. V. 
Allen, T. L. M. 
Clark, P. 
Delany, J. 



Duff. A. 
Heeth, B. L. 
Henderson, J. B. 
Hendrick, L. D. 



Devane, W. R. K. Leeck, J. E. 



Past Master: 

J. E. Stewart. 

MASTER MASONS : 

Mandel, E. 
Marshall, J. 
Roberts, W. E. 
Robinson, E. 



Rucker, J. W. 
Sims, J. S. 
Spann, J. W. 
Wagner, R. If. — 25. 



Durkee, C. 



Bedford, J. M. 
Gaughran, M. 
Howard, N. F. 



FELLOW CRAFT : 
Sylvester, E. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

WITHDRAWN : 

Lassiter, R. 
Lyons, R. N. 
Marey, P. L. 

EXPELLED: 

Wilson, R.— 1. 



Mason. D. Y.— 2. 



McCarley, J. 
Snodgrass, J. S. 
Williamson, S.— 9.. 



Initiated, 10. Passed, 10. Raised, 9. Affiliated, 5. 



J. W. Griswold, W. Master, 
W. H. Barnes, Sen. Warden. 
J. C. Russell, Jun. Warden, 
S. B. Stevens, Treasurer, 



Dakin, P. 
Dolan, P. 
Evans, B. H. 
Green, N. W. 



Carr, M. 
Dake, L. W. 
Decker, W. H. 



Ophir Lodge, No. 33. 

Murphy's Camp, Calaveras County. 

Meets first and fourth Saturdays in each month, 

OFFICERS : 

C. W. Smith, Secretary, 
P. M. C. Newton, Sen. Deacon, 
S. J. Cri swell, Jun. Deacon, 
W. Killgone, Tyler. 

Past Master : 

A. H. Putney. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Hanford, W. H. Russell, W. A. 
Perry, G. Smith, J. A. 

Rounds, A. J. Smith, J. B. 



FELLOW CRAFT: 
Jeffries, R. A. — 1. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Dinkerfield, L. Lester, J. B. 

Hanna, H. R. Meyer, O. 

Hubbard, W. A. Nellis, W. 



Strange, E. M. 

Taylor, I. 

Wright, W. A.— 22. 



Tichenal, W. H. 
Wilkins, B. B.— 11. 



Initiated, 9. Passed, 9. Raised, 8. Affiliated, 8. 

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E. S. Ruggles, W. Master, 
E. E. Brock, Sen. Warden, 
W. T. Rucker, Jun. Warden, 
W. B. Stockton, Treasurer, 



Bailey, A. M. 
Clayton, C. 
Hinckson, A. C, 



Santa Clara Lodge, No. 34. 

Santa Clara, Santa Clara County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

P. T. McCabe, Secretary, 
L. Gardner, Sen. Deacon, 
J. A. Clayton. Jun. Beacon, 
P. J. Davis, Tyler. 
Past Master: 
J. Cook. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Hope, A. M. Pence, I. N. 

Miller, J. Shephard, F. A 

Morgan, J. H. 

FELLOW CRAFT : 
Brother, H.— 1. 
ENTERED APPRENTICE: 
Jackson, A. J. — 1. 
WITHDRAWN: 
Johnston, N. B. 
Story, E. F. 

Passed, 7. Raised, G. Affiliated, 3. 



Vincent, G. W. 
Williams, J. M.- 



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Cox, J. F. 
Fulgram, G. F. 

Initiated, 8 



Turner, J. H.— 5. 



San Diego Lodge, No. 35* 

San Diego, San Diego County. 

Meets second and fourth Sundays in each month. 



P. CrosthWaite, W. Master, 
D. B. Kurtz, Sen. Warden, 
J. W. Robinson, Jun. Warden, 
~ •- , Treasurer, 



OFFICERS: 



D. B. Hoffman, Secretary, 
<■ ■ -•- , Sen. Deacon, 

• , Jun. Deacon, 

, Tyler. 



Past Masters s 



G. H. Derby, 



W. C. Ferrell, 



MASTER MASONS: 

Ames, J. J. Goldman, J. A. Kohn, H. L. 

Bogart, A. L. Hayes, J* Reiner, J. 

Bogart, J. C. Hooff, P. H. Reynolds, J. 

Couts, C. J. Hooper, G* T. Rose, L. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Conklin, W. Darnall, R. R. Lyons, G. 

Initiated , 2. Passed, 2. 
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Sexton, M. M. 
Smith, J. 
Tibbetts, G. P. 
Trench, W. W.— 22. 

Yager, J. L. F.— ■ 4. 



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[May, 



R. C. Baker, W. Master, 
J. B. Smith, Sen. Warden, 
A. B. Newcomb, Jun. Warden. 
J. Gluckauf, Treasurer, 



Butte Lodge, No. 36. 

Bidwell's Bar, Butte County, 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

P. H. Harris, Secretary, 

, Sen. Deacon, 

Jun. Deacon, 



R. C. Baker, 

Billings, C. 
Brown, J. M. 
Crossette, G. TV. 

Brown, D. A. 
Buckley, G. W. 



G. W. Hess, Tyler. 
Past Masters : 

P. H. Harris, 
MASTER MASONS: 
Dalton, J. Hope, J. P. 

England, J. T. Marx, L. 

Gilkyson, J. TV. Shearer, TV. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Gloyd, D. P. Jones, J. 

Jenkins, T. J. Smith, L. 

Initiated, 10. Passed, 3. Raised, 3. 



T. Wells. 

Simpson, A. G. 
Van Orden, R. T. 
Wilson, J.— 19. 

Weistron, P. W.— 7. 



St. John's Lodge, No. 37. 

Yreka, Siskiyou County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month, 

OFFICERS: 



J. D. Cosby, W. Master, 
F. H. McKinney, Sen. Warden, 
H. G. Ferris, Jun. Warden, 
D. M. Davidson, Treasurer, 

MASTER MASONS: 

Batterton, W. D. Dudley, J. S. Jacks, M. 

Bernard, J. Dunn, J. W. Kitts, D. B. 

Brown, H. Dyer, J. Livingston, F. 

Colton, D. D. Ellis, J. F. McCoy, S. 

Connelly, J. Green, J. Nicholson, J. M. 

Cowan, H. G. Gridley, R. C. Padon, W. H. 

Cummins, J. L. Hickman, J. Poole, TV. P. 

FELLOW-CRAFTS : 

Johnston, R. A. Klink, G. W. Sanbanch, J. W. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Cohen, S. Newton, H. H. Strawbridge. J. 

Lowry, D. H. Slade, TV. D. Thornberry, C. N. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Benedict, A. C. Coffin, E. Hyraan, A. 



E. D. Byrne, Secretary, 
J. Rhodes, Sen. Deacon, 
A. J. Chapman, Jun. Deacon, 
J. W. Fairchild, Tyler. 



Ramsey, G. T. 
Romanes, W. H. 
Smith, A. M. C. 
Steutz, H. 
Taylor, W. S. R. 
Wassen, G. 
Woods, H. A.— 36. 

Turnoskie, J. — 4. 

Wright, W.— 7. 



Kane. J. — 4. 



Initiated, 22. Passed, 15. Raised, 11. Affiliated, G. 

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Santa Cruz Lodge, No. 38. 

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County. 

Meets second and fourth Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 



H. G. Blasdale, W. Master, 
A. Sinclair, Sen. Warden, 
N. H. Stockton, Jun. Warden, 
J. Brummet, Treasurer, 



P. Tracey, Secretary, 
D. C. Stone, Sen. Deacon, 
O: K. Stamply, Jun. Deacon, 
J. B. Arcan, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS : 



Baker, E. C. 
Bradley, J. A. 
Cannon. E. G. 
Davis, T. M. 
Frederick, J. L. 
Gagnon, M. 



Godchaux, L. 
Graham, I. W. 
Hitchcock, I. 
Irwin, S. Q. 
Manasco, C. G. 



Milburn, D. 
Parsons, J. F. 
Peck, H. W. 
Sanbourn, L. 
See, L. A. 



Kitchen, J. W. 



ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

McDonald, A. Thompson, M. 



Shackleford, M. B. 
Sinclair, P. 
Tillery, J. 
Tyus, J. B. 
Winterhelder,C.-29. 



Williams, E. L.— -4. 



Initiated, 16. Passed, 12. Raised, 12. Affiliated, 3. 



Yuba Lodge, No. 39. 

Marysville, Yuba County. 
Meets first and third Mondays in each month. 
OFFICERS: 



A. Maurice, Jr., W. Master, 
E. Garst, Sen. Warden, 
T. J. Dickey, Jun. Warden, 
J. S. Walker, Treasurer, 



A. Tuska, Secretary, 
C. E. Alvord, Sen. Deacon, 
C. Raish, Jun. Deacon, 
, Tyler. 



A. Maurice, Jr. 



Abbott, J. M. 
Barman, J. 
Bisset, T. 
Carroll, J. J. 
De Bell, J. 



Past Masters: 

J. B. Bope, D. G. Potter, 

MASTER MASONS: 

Degolia, D. Jackson, E. 

Donovan, T. Keyser, P. W. 

Fairfax, C. Lewis, L. 

Haskins, D. C. McDuffie, J. Y. 

Hinman, J. M. Reinhart, B. 

WITHDRAWN: 
Hays, S. M. 



Bristow, J. H. 

Initiated, 11. Passed, 11. Raised, 11 

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L. Steinhart. 



Roberts, H. W. 
Ryman, H. 
Taylor, T. J. 
Waits, A. E. 
Whitehill, J.— 30. 

Mason, C. — 3. 



Affiliated, 13. 



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Sacramento Lodge, No. 40. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County. 

Meets first and third Fridays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 

J. L. English, W. Master, W. G. Burneman, Secretary, 

J. A. Tutt, Sen. Warden, B. F. Crouch, Chaplain, 

J. H. Gass, Jan. Warden, W. W. Srovall, Sen. Deacon, 

J. Kohlman, Treasurer, H. Greenbaum, Jun. Beacon, 

, Tyler. 

Past Masters t 

J. A. Tutt, P. G. M. I. Davis, G. L. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Anthony, J. Gardiner, T. Meyer, A. Rodgers, A. F. 

Asher, A. B. Heard, J. Montgomery, J. F. Steevens, D. St. C, 

Bullard, J. H. Henry, W. P. Morse, J. F, Wheeler, 0. C. 

Edwards, P. L. Jacobi, H. Pearis, R. Wilcoxon, J. — 26. 

Ellis, R. B. 

FELLOW CRAFT : 

Millgate, T.— 1. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Reilly, W. T. Spencer, D. C.— 2. 

Initiated, 7. Passed, 5. Raised, 4. Affiliated, 1. 



Martinez Lodge, No. 41. 

Martinez, Contra Costa County. 

Meets first and third Mondays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

R. N. Wood, W. Master, J. S. Day, Secretary, 

J. Mitchell, Sen. Warden, J. Tucker, Sen. Deacon, 

H. Mills, Jwn. Warden, E. F. Weld, Jun. Deacon, 

D. Small, Treasurer, S. Russell, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Briggs, S. G. Hooper, A. Tuppin, J. T. Watts, J. S.— 12. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES!: 

Johnson, H. W. Mitchell, J. N. B.— 2. 

Initiated, 2. 



Los Angeles Lodge, No. 42. 

IiOS Angeles, Los Angeles County. 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 
OFFICERS : 

H. P. Dorsey, W. Master, Timothy Foster, Secretary, 

J. Elias, Sen. Warden, C. Shackno, Sen. Deacon. 

Thomas Foster, Jun. Wardm, J. Rich, Jun. Deacon. 

J. K. Barton, Treasurer, W. A. Smith, Tyler. 

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MASTER MASONS: 
Clark, A. C. Granger, L. Jacobs, A. 

Goodman, M. L. Hodges, A. P. Lewis, J. 

FELLOW CRAFTS : 

Brent, J. L. Scott, J. R. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Dumey, J. G. Hereford, T. S. Shore, J. W. Wilson, B. D.— 4. 

Initiated, 8. Passed, 4. Raised, 1. Affiliated, 3. 



Macy, O. 
Rubottom,W.W.-16. 

Wetherbee, J. II.— 3. 



Hiram Lodge, No. 43. 

Mud Springs, £1 Dorado County* 

Meets first and third Mondays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

, W. Master, , Secretary, 



S. Mosd, Sen. Warden, 

O. B. Westcott, Jun. Warden, 

, Treasurer, 



-, Sen. Deacon, 
-, Jun. Deacon, 
-, Tyler. 



Anderson, R. C. 
Bates, B. F. 
Bowden, J. 
Boyd, C. 
Chase, D. 

Blackwell, W. 



MASTER MASONS: 
Davies, S. W. Handy, S. A. 

Enochs, E. Jeffreys, G. W. 

Ferris, J. Liverage, A. S. 

Foster, T. Merritt, H. W. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Godchaux, J. Hall, C. 

DIED: 

F. Smoot.— 1. 



Morganstein, M. 
Phelps, M. 
Simmons, J. E. 
Tebbs, M.— 19. 



Jackman, J. L. — 4, 



Initiated, 6. Passed, G. Raised, 6. Affiliated, 7. 



Mount Moriah Lodge, No. 44. 

San Francisco, San Francisco County. 

Meets second and fourth Saturdays in each month. 
OFFICERS: 

B. D. Hyam, Sen. Deacon, 
S. Marks, Jun. Deacon, 
M. H. N. Kendig, Marshal, 
W. B. Turner, [ e , , 
G. Gates, ' \ St ™™ds< 
J. Noah, (of Occidental Lodge,) Tyler. 
Past Masters : 
B. D. Hyam, P.G.M. J. Shannon, E. A. Theller, C. T, Wilson 

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P. W. Shepheard, W. Master, 
0. B. Tyler. Sen. Warden, 
C. R. Saunders, Jun. Warden, 

B. F. Moses, Treasurer, 

C. T. Wilson, Secretary. 



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MASTER MASONS: 



Abrahamson, P. 
Abranis, J. M. 
Bourne, J. B. 
Bowen, T. H. 
Clark, E. Z. 
Coffee, G. W. 
Cohn, M. 
Davies, J. S. 
Dessau, J. H. 

Brooks, R. C. 

Chipman, C. 
Fobes, C. P. 



Devoe, J. B. 
Ferguson, J. 
Friedlander, A. 
Hawley, C. A. 
Holladay, S. W. 
Jacobs, J. 
Jacobs, S. 
Josephi, R. 



Kewen, E. J. 
Lawrie, J. R. 
Lipman, I. 
Mayer, S. 
Meyers, L. 
Moses, A. 
McCrellish, F 
Owner, H. 



C. Parker, G. F. 
Phillips, F. 
Randolph, W. C. 
Selover, A. A. 
Silverthorn, W. H. 
Tewksbury, J. M. 
Theller, E. R. 
Willett, E. W.— 45. 



Initiated. 22. 



FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Humphreys, L. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Hickox, G. C. 
Martin, W. 

WITHDRAWN: 

Friedman, £.— 1. 

DIED: 

Joseph P. Dickson. — 1. 
Passed, 18. Raised, 16. 



Steen, E. T.— 3. 
Torrence, J. — 5. 



Affiliated, 2. 



Crescent Lodge, No. 45. 

Crescent City, Klamath County. 

Meets first and third Mondays m each month. 

OFFICERS : 

D. C. Lewis, W. Master, S. H. Grubler, Secretary, 

C. L. Farrington, Sen. Warden, E. Y. Naylor, Sen. Deacon, 

G. T. Lawton, Jun. Warden, S. Hahn, Jun. Deacon, 

S. Honigsberger, Treasurer, N. E. Morey, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS: 
Fletcher, E. P. Olds, R. P. Salomon, L. 

Gilkey, L. B. Parker, R. A. Terry, J. K. 

FELLOW CRAFT : 

Wilt, J. A. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Block, A. J. Gilmore, T. B. 



Thorp, D. W. 
Wall, J. G.— 16. 



Hoover, D— 3. 



Initiated, 8. Passed, 5. liaised, 4. Affiliated, 5. 



Texas Lodge, No. 46. 

San Juan ; Monterey Connty. 

Meets Second and fourth Saturdays in each mouth. 
OFFICERS : 

E. L. Story, W. Master, N. B. Johnson, Secretary, 

R. L. Matthews, Sen. Warden, Sen. Deacon, 

L. Strode, Jun. Warden, , Jun. Deacon, 

■ , Treasurer, , Tyler. 

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5854.] GRAND LOl)GE OF CALIFORNIA. 375 

MASTER MASONS: 

Abbey, T. Coxe, J. T. Hubbard, W. G. Merritt, J. 

Ashley, D. R. Fulghman. G. F Johnson, J. S. Tichenal, W. H. 

Chism, J. E. Walker, G. W.— 14. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES : 

Dolin, L. Overton, J. T.— 2. 

Initiated, 2. Affiliated, 1. 



Michigan City Lodge, No. 47. 

Michigan City, Placer County. 

Meets first and third Thursdays in each Month. 

OFFICERS : 

B. T. Buckley, W. Master, P. Stoner, Secretary, 

W. W. Wixon, Sen. Warden, L. Stanford, Sen. Deacon, 

D. Johnson, Jun. Warden, S. S. Coburn, Jun. Deacon, 

H. B. Carr, Treasurer, D. L. Whiting, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS : 

Adams, J. Q. Bonnett, B. Halligan, M. Leet, S. T. 

Adolph, P. Burrows, D. Herzberg, J. Mason. A. A. 

Baker, J. H. Calloway, J. Johnson, T. D. McAllister, S. F. 

Bates, J. McCollum, J.S.— 22. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 

Blake, C. T. Hutchinson, J. Lowe, C. A. Webster, G. G.— 4. 

Initiated, 7. Passed, 7. Raised, 3. Affiliated, 9. 



Grass Valley Lodge, No. 48. 

Grass Valley, Nevada County. 

Meets second and fourth Fridays in each month. 

OFFICERS 8 

J. Walsh, W. Master, J. P. Bause. Secretary, 

J. Phelps, Sen. Warden, J. W. McClure, Sen. Deacon, 

J. Blackford, Jun. Warden, J. Fisher, Jun. Deacon, 

, Treasurer, , Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS: 
Bean, M. Chalenor, F. Erwin, T. Seyton, C. S. 

Carlise. J. Denzer, C. Johns, T. M. Wilson, J.— 14. 

FELLOW CRAFT : 

Kemler, C. — 1. 

ENTERED APPRENTICE: 

Crossett, W. C— 1. 

WITHDRAWN : 

Coleman, G. — 1. 

Initiated, 4. Passed, 3. Raised, 2. Affiliated, 2. 

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Lebanon Lodge, No. 49. 

San Francisco, San Francisco 'County. 

Meets fourth Thursday in each month. 

OFFICERS : 

J. F. Damon, W. Master, L. C. Owen, Sen. Deacon, 

J. Mayer, Sen. Warden, B. Hagan, Jun. Deacon, 

F. Chichester, Jun. Warden, C, Cook, Marshal, 

H. M. Lewis, Treasurer, J. Lehman, | „ , 

M. Oppenheim, Secretary, L. Lazard, ) ewar s * 

J. Noah, (of Occidental Lodge,) Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Abrahams, H. Fisher, B. Mayer, S. Wertheimer, L. 

Block, H. F. Godchaux, L. Sutro, G. Wolf, D.— 20. 

Cohen, L. M. Hardie, D. 

ENTERED APPRENTICE: 
Moch, J. — 1. 

Initiated, 5. Passed, 4. Raised, 4. Affiliated, I. 



Forbestown. Lodge, No. 50. 

Forbestown, Butte County. 

Meets second and fourth Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS t 

H. Sprague, W. Master, A. Walker, Secretary, 

E. Feller, Sen. Warden, , Sen. Deacon, 

E. B. Spark, Jun. Warden, , Jun. Deacon, 

, Treasurer, , Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS: 

Bloomfield, L. Byler, E. M. Vance, J. R. Wilson, H. W.— 10. 

Brown, H. W. Kring, J. M. 

Initiated, 1. Passed, 1. Raised, 1. Affiliated, 2. 



Illinoistown Lodge, No. 51. 

Illinoistown, Placer County. 

Meets first Saturday in each Month. 

OFFICERS I 

J. Jones, W. Master, B. F. Moore, Secretary. 

J. M. Collier, Sen. Warden, J. M. Cook, Sen. Deacon, 

J. T. Burge, Jun. Warden, J. Bigham, Jum Deacon, 

E. J. Brickell, Treasurer, J. M. Fritch, Tyler. 

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377 



MASTER MASONS: 

Applegate, G. W. Cate, J. K. Everhart, G. Quirk, W. 

Baldwin. J. W. Cheesbro, A. fill!, J. T. Rice, C. 

Brown, J. K. Thompson, J. W.-18 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Brickell, B. Ryan, J. M. Stewart, W. M.— ?>. 
Initiated, 5. Passed, 2. Raised, 2. Affiliated, f>. 



A. C. Kean, W. Master, 
J. Heritage, Sen. Warden. 
J. L. Moose, Jun. Warden, 
W. H. Buchanan, Treasurer, 



Rough and Heady Lodge. No. 52. 

Rough and Ready, Nevada County. 

Meets t first and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS: 

E. W. Roberts, Secretary, 

W. Brown, Chaplain. 

A. E. Callaway, Sen. Deacon, 



Black, S. F. 
Ford, D. M. 
Harmon, T. L. 



Ault, W. C. 
Black. J. M. 



G. F. Smith, Jun. Deacon. 
L. McCumber, Tyler. 
MASTER MASONS: 
Harper, D. E. Pearl, W. M. 

Jackson, S. P. Sheldon, H. A. 

McCharles, H. Smith, J. L. P. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Coffee, W. R. Scott, W. C. 

Hamlin, G. A. Smith, J. K. 

Initiated, 7. 



Smock, H. 
Taylor, CO.— 20. 



Wolf, C.— 7. 



Franklin Lodge, No. 53. 

Sacramento, Sacramento County* 

Meets first and third Saturdays in each month. 

OFFICERS : 

W. Shoemaker, W. Master, C. Palmer, Secretary, 

J. E. Montgomery, Sen. Warden, J. S. Bowles, Sen. Deacon, 

H, C. Rudolph, Jun. Deacon, 



W. B. Arnold, Jun. Warden, 



W. W. Price, Treasurer, 



Barnett, H. A. 
Bird, S. W. 
Brooks, H. 
Brown, J. 
Caldwell, J. 



MASTER MASONS: 
Chapman, O. Reed, M. D. 



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Hobrecker, T. 
Hunter, A. C. 
Morgan, E. S. 
Putnam, G. A. 



Robinson, P. 
Ryan, J. 
Shaber, J. F. 
Starr, H. 
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Tyler. 

Waldauer, J. 
Whitesides, W. B. 
Willis, J. F. 
Zacharias, P.— 26. 



378 



JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS, 



\May, 



E. W. Sartori, W. Master, 
T. Mahegan, Sen. Warden. 
J. S. Priest, Jun Warden. 
, Treasurer. 



Davis, W. 
Grove, R. T. 
Hobson, W. L 
Jones, H. G. 



Andrews, A. 
Cood, G. 



Pacific Lodge, U. D. 

Valparaiso, Chile. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays in eacli month. 

OFFICERS : 

C. T. Ward, Jr., Secretary, 
J. Hay ward, Sen. Deacon, 
T. B. Adams, Jun. Deacon, 
J. Mollett, Tyler. 

MASTER MASONS : 
Kendall, G. H. Pearson, J. H. 
Lyon, J. R. Petti grew, H. J. 

Mason, J. Rattray, J. 

Oswald, P. Richardson, F. A. 

FELLOW CRAFTS: 
Cleeman, F. Y. Osman, L. R. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES: 

Osman, L. Rugg, C. J. 



Robertson, J. P. 
Stevenson. J. S. 
Walker, W— 22. 



Waichter, C.— 4. 



Stevenson, M. — 4. 



Initiated, 15. Passed, 12. Raised, 8. Affiliated, 3. 



KECAPITTJLATION. 

Total numbed of Lodges, 50 

Lodges from which returns have been received, 50 

Total number of Master Masons reported, 1833 

Total number of Fellow Crafts " 82 

Total number of Entered Apprentices reported, 188 

Total number initiated, as reported, 592 

Total number passed. " " 517 

Total number raised, " " 470 

Total number affiliated, ■ " " 306 

Total number withdrawn, " " 191 

Total number died, 13 

Total number expelled , 3 

Stricken from the rolls for non-payment of dues. 45 



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5854.] GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 379 

LIST OF GRAND LODGES 

IN COMMUNICATION WITH 

THE GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA. 



IN THE UNITED STATES. 



STATES. GRAND SECRETARIES. RESIDENCES. 

ALABAMA, Amand P. Pfister, Montgomery. 

ARKANSAS, T. D. Merrick, Little Rock. 

CONNECTICUT, E. G.Storer, New Haven. 

DELAWARE, Geo. W. Chaytor, Wilmington. 

FLORIDA, John B. Taylor, Tallahassee. 

GEORGIA, Simri Rose, Macon. 

ILLINOIS, Harmon G. Reynolds, Knoxville. 

INDIANA, Francis King, Indianapolis. 

IOWA Ansel Humphreys, Muscatine. 

KENTUCKY, Philip Swigert, Frankfort. 

LOUISIANA, Sam'l. G. Risk, New Orleans. 

•MAINE, Chas. B. Smith, Portland. 

MARYLAND,. Joseph Robinson, Baltimore. 

MASSACHUSETTS Chas. W. Moore, Boston. 

MISSISSIPPI, Wm. P. Mellen, Natchez. 

MISSOURI, A. O'Sullivan, St. Louis. 

NEW YORK James M. Austin, New York. 

NEW JERSEY... Jos. Hough, Trenton. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE, M. W. Tappan, Bradford. 

NORTH CAROLINA, W. T. Bain, Raleigh. 

OHIO,... . B. F. Smith, Mount Vernon. 

OREGON, Benj. Stark, Portland. 

PENNSYLVANIA, Wm. H. Adams, Philadelphia. 

RHODE ISLAND James Hutchinson, Providence. 

SOUTH CAROLINA, Albert G, Mackey Charleston, 

TENNESSEE, Chas. A. Fuller, Nashville. 

TEXAS. A. S. Ruthven, Houston. 

VERMONT, John B. Hollenbeck, Burlington. 

VIRGINIA. John Dove, Richmond. 

WISCONSIN, W. R. Smith, Mineral Point. 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, . . . .Chas. S. Frailey, Washington. 

FOREIGN. 

Grand Orient of France. ...... Adolphe Perier .Paris. 

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382 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. [May, 

GRAND OFFICERS, 

Elected since the Organization of the Grand Lodge of California. 



1850. 

Jonathan D. Stevenson, Grand Master. 

John A. Tutt, Dep. Grand Hosier. 

Caleb Fenner, Sen. Grand Warden. 

Saschel Woods, Jun. Grand Warden. 

*Berryman Jennings, Grand Treasurer. 

Levi Stowell, Grand Treasurer. 

John H. Gihon, Grand Secretary. 

1851. 

John A. Tutt, Grand Master. 

B. D. Hyam, Dep. Grand Master. 

E. F. W. Ellis, Sen. Grand Warden. 

B. S. Olds, Jun. Grand Warden. 

T. A. Thomas, Grand Treasurer. 

Levi Stowell, Grand Secretary. 

1852. 

B. D. Hyam, , Grand Master. 

Chas. M. Radcliff, Dep. Grand Master. 

A. Hollub, Sen. Grand Warden. 

J. R. McConnell, Jun. Grand Warden. 

Addison Martin, Grand Treasurer. 

Levi Stowell, Grand Secretary. 

1853. 

Chas. M. Radcliff, Grand Master. 

T. A. Thomas, Dep. Grand Master. 

J. R. Crandall Sen. Grand Warden. 

R. F. Knott, Jun. Grand Warden. 

Addison Martin, Grand Treasurer. 

Levi Stowell, Grand Secretary. 

1854. 

Wm. H. Howard, Grand Master. 

N. Greene Curtis, Dep. Grand Master. 

R. E. Cole, Sen. Grand Warden. 

R. N. Wood, Jun. Grand Warden. 

Addison Martin, Grand Treasurer. 

Levi Stowell, Grand Secretary. 



f Resigned, and Levi Stowell elected. 

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GRAND LODGK OP CALIFORNIA. 



383 



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Claxton, G. W., " " 

Hopkins, Robert, u Temple 

Manx, J. S., ll Nevada 

Mehen, Peter, u Tuolumne 

Murphy, James, u Mountain Shade 

Walsingham, F. L.,... " Tuolumne 



Lodge, No. 8, Nov. — . 



1851. 

" " Mch. 27, 1852. 

" 14, — 1854. 

" 13, Sep. 21, 1853. 

" 8, Mch. 27, 1852. 

" 18, Nov. 6, 1852. 

" 8, Mch. 27, 1852. 



STRICKEN FROM ROLL 

FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES. 
See Returns of Lodges. 

Note. — No Expulsions or Suspensions are given except in those cases confirmed by 
the Grand Lodge, or where no appeal was taken. 



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INDEX. 



-^^- l>AGCS. 

Addresses — Of the Grand Master, 28, 36, 63, 146, 228, 298 

Of the Deputy Grand Master, 92, 148, 235 

Reports of Committees on, 40, 100, 179, 184, 238, 245, 249, 306 

Amendments to the Constitution —Proposed, 32, 44, 68, 122, 194, 268.337 

Adopted or Rejected, 41, 68. 74, 114, 180, 197, 244, 253, 274, 304 

Appeals — None permitted from decisions of Master or Grand Master, 108 

Of J. P. Couch and Joel Ball from action of Lodges, 240 

Appointments — Of Grand Officers, 32,77, 123, 196,271,336 

Appropriations — For compensation, donations, &c, 76, 187, 268, 329, 333 

Ball, Joel — Case of remanded to Washington Lodge, 252 

Balloting — Relative to on applications, 108, 331 

Barry, R. C. — Expulsion of confirmed, 117 

Henicia Lodge— Petition for Charter— Report on — Charter ordered, 22, 23, 28 

Permission given to reduce monthly dues, 178, 240 

Berryman Lodge — Petition for Charter— Report on — Charter ordered, 22, 23, 24, 28 

Name of changed to Jennings Lodge, > 32 

Black-Book — To be provided by each Lodge to record Expulsions, &c, 330 

Bristow, Jas. H. — Donations to for " moral lectures," &c, 329,333 

Butte Lodge — Charter ordered, 304 

By-Laws of Lodges— .Reports of Committees on— .[See Committees reported.] 

Copies of to be fi\cd in Grand Secretary's Office, .,..74, 116 

To be approved by the Grand Lodge, • 253 

Lodges permitted to amend,. 331 

By-Laws or the Grand Lodge— .Relative to, 73, 119. 130,330,347 

C 

California Lodge— .Original Charter endorsed — Report of Secretary of,.... 23, 29 

Extract from records of relative to Grand Master Hyam, • 215 

Report on above communication from, ..217 

Resolution relative to part of Address concerning, 239 

Charters — Ordered, 23, 24, 28, 30, 40, 42, 44, 61, 78, 120, 179, 192, 193, 244, 246, 302 

304, 306, 311 

Columbia Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 237, 244 

Committees Appointed — 

On By-Laws of Lodges, 76,115,156,237,297 

On Credentials, 11, 27,37,47,59,91,146,214,226,296 

On Dispensations and Charters, 38, 60, 99, 156, 237, 297 

On Education, 100,179,308 

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386 INDEX. 

Committees Appointed — pages. 

On Finance and Accounts, 38, 47, 101, 156, 303 

On Foreign Correspondence, . 47, 76, 156, 273, 336 

On Grievances, ....47,96, 156,238,303 

On Masonic Jurisprudence, 304 

On Returns of Lodges, 43, 96, 156, 297 

On Unfinished Business, 47, 96, 297 

On preparation and revision of- Constitution,. .14, 38, 62, 267 

On petitions of New Jersey and Benicia Lodges, .....23 

On procuring Seal for the Grand Lodge, 23, 111 

On Addresses of the Grand and Dep. Grand Masters, 37, 96, 156,237, 241, 301 

On donation of land by Bro. A. M. Winn, &c, 42, 313, 334 

On Sacramento Hospital Affairs, .45, 78 

On Uniformity of Work, 45, 65, 179, 244, 309, 329 

On By-Laws for the Grand Lodge, 73, 330 

On Regalia for the Grand Lodge, 75, 101, 115 

On procuring Jewel for Past Grand Master J. D. Stevenson, 76 

On examination of visiting brethren. 96 

On subject of Annual Communications of the Grand Lodge, 100 

On selection of Text Books for ihe Lodges, 101 

On procuring Stone for the National Washington Monument,... Ill 

On communication relative to Pacific Lodge, at Long's Bar. 113 

On affairs of Sutter Lodge,. ... * ..119 

On communications from Lodges in Oregon, 121 

On memorial of Bro. J. R. Crandall, 178 

On communication from California Lodge, -16 

On subject of non affiliated Masons, 244 

On questions from Temple Lodge. 253 

On petition of W. H. Hubbard. 301 

On petition of Bro, J. D. Stevenson, 308 

On proposal to district, the State. ..309 

On permanent location of the Grand Lodge. 310 

Committees Reported — 

On By-Laws of Lodges, 67, 68, 72, 117, 118, 181, 188. 191 , 254, 324 

On Credentials, 12, 38, 39, 43, 60, 65 ? 66, 96, 146, 180, 181, 183, 192, 214. 

215, 217, 226, 240, 252, 296, 302,304, 305, 310, 311, 318 
On Dispensations and Charters, 40,42, 44, 61. 120, 179, 182, 192, 244, 248 ; 

302,301,306,311 

On Education, 183 

On Finance and Accounts, 67. 73, 118. 122, 193, 246, 264, 268, 272,318,327 

On Foreign Correspondence, 101 , J 10, 157, 257, 315 

On Grievances, 116,193,247,252,305,309,319,331 

On Masonic Jurisprudence, 331, 332 

On Returns of Lodges,...' 47, 101. 113, 179, 187, 246, 252. 304, 310 

On preparation and revision of the Constitution 14, 15, 40, 68, 319 

On petitions of New Jersey and Benicia Lodges 

On procuring Seal for the Grand Lodge, 29, 38 

On Addresses of the Grand and Dept. Grand Masters, 40, 1C0, 179, 184. 

238. 245. 249. 306 

On Sacramento Hospital affairs, 45, 98 

On donation of land by Bro. A . M. Winn, 46, 9 I 3 

On Uniformity of Work 7;;. 256, 329, 33 I 



INDEX. 387 

Committees Reported — p^bs, 

On procuring- Jewel for Past Grand Master J. D. Stevenson,... 97 

On Text-Books for the Lodges, 110 

On Regalia for the Grand Lodge, 114, 115, 187, 242 

On By-Laws for the Grand Lodge, 119 

On affairs of Sutter Lodg-e 121 , 182, 241 

On proposal to district the State, 123 

On memorial of Bro. J. R. Crandall, 178 

On affairs of Pacific Lodge, at Long's Bar, 183 

On procuring Stone for the National Washington Monument, ....187, 328 

On communication from California. Lodg-e,. 217 

On questions from (Temple Lodge, 256 

On communication from Hawaiian Lodge, 312 

On petition of Bro. W. H. Hubbard, 319 

On permanent location of the Grand Lodge, 326 

On the subject of non-affiliated Masons, .327 

Constitution — Committee to draft appointed — Reported — Adopted, 14, 15 

Amendments to proposed, 32, 44, 68, 122, 194, 268, 337 

Amendments to adopted or rejected, 41, 68, 74, 114, 180, 197, 244 253, 

274, 304 

As revised and adopted, November, 1851, 125 

As revised and presented, May, 1854,. 336 

Con vention — To form Grand Lodge assembled, 11 

Corbitt, A. H. — Donation to widow of, 329 

Couch, J. P. —-Case of remanded to San Joaquin Lodge, 247 

Crandall, J. R. — Resolulion commendatory of, , 243 

Credentials — Reports of Committees on. — [See Committees reported.] 

Crescent Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 300, 302 

Cross, Jeremy L.— Communication from respecting" "Freemason's Monitor,".... 37 



Davy Crockett Lodge —Dispensation issued — Charter ordered,. 36, 40 

Permission given to re-ballot on application, 62 

Relative to proxy of Senior Warden of, 177 

Name of changed to San Francisco Lodge, 217 

Deal, Wm . G. — Relative to Sacramento Hospital,. . , .44 

Definitions — Of Masonic Terms, 348 

Dept. Grand Master— Reports and Addresses of, 29,66,92,97, 148, 155, 235,237,301 

Diamond Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 234,244 

Dispensations and Charters — Reports of Committees on. [See Committees Re- 
ported.] 

Districting the State— Committee on reported, 123 

Dueling — Resolutions in regard to, • 313 

IE 

Education — Relative to subject of, 108, 183 

El Dorado Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 234, 246 

Elections— Of Grand Officers, 21, 24,32.47,74, 196,270,335 

Examination of Candidates — Resolution relative to, ••• ...176 

Expenses — Of Elective Grand Officers to be paid, , 194 

Expulsions — List of to 1854, 383 

Eureka Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, ..,.,.,., ,,...,.66, 72, 120 



388 



INDEX. 



IF 



i-A&as. 



Finance and AccouNTS — Reports of Committees o«< — [See Committees Reported.] 

Porbksto w n Lodge — Dispensation issued— Charter ordered, 300, 302 

Foreign Correspondence— 101, 110, 157,257,315 

Franklin Lodge — Disj 301,304 

General Gh lnd Lodge — Res ivor < 330 

Georgetown Lodge — Disp e d, 193,244 

Gilman, Charles — . Lodge, 11 

Golden GateL( | ; 234,244 

Gold Hill Lodge — D 234,244 

Gooley, Robert— Lc 331 

Grand ;. ......... t 116,176,181 

47,73.116,266 

Grand Lodge — C opened. 11,22 

Grand Lodges — L 379 

Grand Masters — A ,'. 28,36,63,146,228,298 

..................... • ......264 

Grand Officii .21 , 24, 32, 47, 74, 196, 270, 335 

32, 77, 123, 196, 271, 336, 

K ...,...,,.., 47,76,123,187,268 

>- 77 

List 382 

Grand Secu ... , . 79, 111, 188, 194, 249, 272, 319, 334 

47, 76, 187, 268 

Grand The . 43, 66 f 112, 190,251,323 

26 

Grass Valley Loi barter ordered, 300,302, 

Grievances — ReportsofC >f M.Green, «..* 116 

117,193 

ssofj. P..Coucbr, T: W^Bi and Joel Ball, 247,252 

Cas- ::nd Yount Lodge, 305 

Casesof.J.H.2 309 

Cases of A. A. LeimeU an< Gouley^ms ...319, 33 1 

Hamburg — Relative to Grand Lodge * 108 

Hawaiian Lodge — I) .ordered, 155,179 

rly, 312 

Hiram Lodge — DispejD jred.... 301,304 

Hospital at Sac r of, 44, 45, 46, 78, 266 

R ^solution to Issue Circular - — Circular, 78, 80 

Hubb .% kd, W. H. — F Committee on, 301, 319 

Hyam, B. D. — Conduct as Grand Master censured, 221,222 

I 

Illinoistown Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered,. . . . . • 300, 302 

Incorporation — Resolution to apply for Act of, j ...... ...46 

j" 

Jennings Lodge— Name of Berryman changed to, 32 



index. 389 



Jennings Lodge — Dues of remitted — Permitted to amend By-Laws, 78, 113 

Charter surrendered, and Lodge dissolved, 248 

Jewels and Clothing — Relative to, 75, 114, 115, 187, 192,242 

La Fayette Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, G4, 78 

Withdrawn from this Jurisdiction,.. 122 

Lebanon Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, ,.300,302 

Lectures — Resolutions relative to, 192, 331 

Library — Resolutions relative to, , . . . . 254, 313, 330 

Lodge Numbers — Ordered to be given, « . .31 , 44. 78, 124, 195, 271, 336 

Lodges Organized — List of and statistics, 380 

Los Angeles Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 300.311 

Louisiana — Resolutions outlawing - certain Lodges in, 176 

nun 

Madison Lodge — Dispensation ordered — Charter ordered, 182,244 

Mariposa Lodge — Dispensation issued— Continued — Charter ordered,. .155, 234, 244 

Dues of remitted, 309 

MaAtinez Lodge — Dispensation ordered — Continued — Charter ordered,.... 237, 269, 

300,302 

Marys ville Lodge — Charter ordered, 42 

Part of Dues and Charter Fee of remitted, 42 

Relative to non-payment of Dues, 119 

Relative to failure to make Returns to Grand Lodge of Illinois, ....177, 242 
Relative to a Special Election — To appointment of Senior Warden, 181,239 

Masonic Jurisprudence — Reports of Committees on, 331,332 

Mehen, Peter — Relative to — Case of remanded to Tuolumne Lodge, 191, 193 

Michigan City Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 300, 302 

Mokelumne Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 237,244 

Morrill, Jesse — Case of remanded to Washington Lodge, 305 

Mountain Shade Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered 155, 179 

Amount paid for second dispensation refunded to. 188 

Resolution relative to part of Address concerning 239 

Fees received by Grand Master Hyam ordered paid to, 267 

Mount Moriah Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 301,302 

Murphy, J. H. — Expulsion of confirmed, ; 309 

1ST 

Nashville Lodge — Dispensation issued — Continued. , 155, 192 

Nevada Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 66,61 

Dues of remitted— Relative to work of under old Charter, 61, 67 

New Jersey Lodge — Petition for Charter — Chartered as Berrvman Lodge,. . .22, 23 

New Jerusalem — Map of presented by Bro. A. M. Winn, 61 

New York — Recognition of the Grand Lodge of, 108, 318 

Non-affiliated Masons — Relative to. 176, 181. 186, 192, 327 

o 

Occidental Lodge — Petition for Charter — Charter ordered 193 

Ophir Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 237, 244 

Order — For Special Meeting of the Grand Lodge, 212 

Oregon — Grand Lodge of recognized, ♦ , ,,,,l'/ti 



390 



INDEX. 



Pacific Lodge at Valparaiso — Dispensation ordered, 244 

Resolutions relative to. , 324 

PARFAITE Union Lodge — Dispensation issued— Continued— Charter ordered. ..112, 

120. 179 

Permitted to change By-Laws— Dues of remitted, 188. 324 

PENMAN, John — Appropriation to for services as Grand Secretary, 76 

Petitions — Of New Jersey and Benicia Lodges for Charters, 22 

Of Marvsville Lodge, to hold Special Election, 181 

For Charter for Occidental Lodge,. 193 

Petitions — Of Davy Crockett Lodge, to change its name, 216 

Of T. W. Brotherton— Of Yount Lodge 303 

Of Nevada, Washington, Western Star, and Madison Lodges. 303 

Of candidates — Not to be withdrawn, , 308 

Of J. D. Stevenson— Of A. A. Bennett, 308, 314 

Preface — To the Fraternity, 5 

Provisional Article — Of the Constitution, 20 

Proxies — Relative to, 121, 331 

IR, 

Regalia of Grand Lodge — Relative to, 75, 114, 115. 192 

Regulations for Trials — In subordinate Lodges 332 

Reports — Of Committees. — [See Committees reported.] 

Of the Deputy Grand Master, 29, 66, 97. 155, 237, 301 

Of the Secretar}' of California Lodge . 29 

Of the Grand Secretary,. . . .31, 49, 64, 79, 111, 188, 194, 249, 272, 319, 334 

Of the Grand Treasurer, 43, Go, 112, 190,251,323 

Of the Grand Lecturers, 116,176, 181 

Resolutions — Relative to organization of the Grand Lodge, 11, 13, 14 

Adopting a Constitution for the Grand Lodge, 15 

To open Grand Lodge and elect Grand Officers, 20, 21 

Appointing a Committee to procure a Seal for Grand Lodge, 23. Ill 

To endorse original Charters of California. Western Star and Tehama 

Lodges, 23 

Granting Charter to Berryman Lodge, &c. I 

To elect Grand Treasurer, 21- 

To print proceedings, 24, 51, 76, 77, 78. 120, 194,223,269 

To grant Charier to Sutter Lodge, 30 

Changing name of Berryman Lodge to Jennings Lodge, 3 ! 

Approving act of Grand Master in postponing meeting. 

To appoint Committee to alter Article IX. of Constitution, 38 

Relative to dues and Charter fee of Marvsville Lodge, 42 

To remit dues of Benicia Lodge, (lost.) > J 

To refer Reports from Lodges to a special Committee, Sec. i '"> 

Relative to providing a uniform system of work,. 45, 309, 329 

Granting Charters to Tuolumne and San Jose Lodges, 44 

Relative to Sacramento Hospital, 46, 78, 

Appointing Trustees to hold property of Grand Lodge. 46 

To apply for Charter of Incorporation for Grand Lodge, 16 

To elect a Grand Lecturer, and defining his duties, 1 " 

Fixing salaries of Grand Officers. , ■ A't 



INDEX. S91 

PACKS. 

Resolutions — To remit dues and Charter fee of Nevada Lodge, 61 

To issue new Charter to Western Star Lodge, 62 

To appoint Special Committee to revise Constitution, 02,267 

Authorizing Davy Crockett Lodge to re-ballot, 62 

Permitting Nevada Lodge to finish certain work, 67 

To appoint Committee to prepare By-Laws for Grand Lodge, 73, 330 

Requiring Lodges to send By-Laws to Grand Secretary, 74, 116 

Defining Constitution relative to voting, 74 

Remitting dues of Western Star Lodge, 75 

Regulating Regalia of the Grand Lodge, 75 

To procure jewel for Past Grand Master J. D. Stevenson. 76 

Requiring proceedings and circulars to be read in Lodges, 77 

Concerning signatures of Grand Officers, 77 

Requiring Masters to record deaths of members, &c, 77 

Of thanks to C. W. Moore for " Trestle Board," 7 77 

Authorizing Grand Master to issue Charter to La Fayette Lodge, 70 

Remitting dues of Jennings Lodge,. 73 

Permitting Western Star Lodge to remove to Shasta, 78 

Requiring votes by ayes and noes, (repealed.) 97, 180 

Recognizing the Grand Lodge of New York, 108, 318 

Relative to improper action of Grand Lodge of Hamburg, 108 

Acknowledging power of Grand Master to make Masons at sight, 108 

Declaring no appeal from decision of a Master or Grand Master, 108 

Requiring that a ballot shall not be divulged, 108 

Requiring a separate ballot, in each degree — repealed, 108, 331 

Relative to physical deformities of candidates, (lost,) 108 

Concerning permanent fund for educational purposes, 108 

Regarding qualifications of candidates, 109, 331 

Recommending the " Masonic Text Book,' 7 &c, 110 

Requiring each Ledge to have and use a Seal, &c. Ill, 243 

Relative to procuring a Stone for National Washington Monument, 111, 328 

Relative to jewels, furniture and clothing for Grand Lodge, 115 

Concerning the duty of the Grand Lecturers, &c, 116,266 

Authorizing Grand Secretary to subscribe for certain periodicals, 117 

Relative to delinquency of Marysville Lodge, 119, 242 

Authorizing the appointment of a Deputy Grand Secretary, 120 

Relative to the legality of degrees conferred in certain cases, 121 

Concerning representation of Lodges, and proxies, 121, 331 

Fixing compensation of Grand Tyler 123 

Of thanks to the author of the " Mystic Circle," 176 

Recognizing the Grand Lodge of Oregon. ]76 

Relative to powers of Grand Lodges, 176 

Declaring certain Lodges in Louisiana irregular, 176 

Discountenancing withdrawals, and non-affiliated Masons,. . .176, 181, 327 

Requiring examination in open Lodge before advancement, 176 

Relative to rights of Wardens of Lodges, 177 

Acknowledging Masons made in Pacific Lodge, at Long's Bar, 183 

Appropriating extra compensation to Grand Secretary, ] 87 

Prohibiting lectures except by those duly authorized, 192 

Directing Lodges to make semi-annual returns, 192, 271 

Authorizing Grand Master to issue Charter to San Diego Lodge, 192 

Requiring Grand Secretary to take charge of Jewels, Clothing, etc...... 192 



892 TNDEX, 



PA.GB3. 



Resolutions — Remanding- case of P. Mehen to Tuolumne Lodge, 193 

Relative to Expenses of Officers, and Seal of Grand Lodge, 194 

Changing- name of Davy Crockett Lodge to San Francisco, . .217 

Recommending celebration of Washington Centennial Anniversary,. . .217 

Censuring conduct of Grand Master Hyam, 221 

Requesting Lodges to pay no moneys to Grand Master Hyam, 222 

Levying Special Tax of one dollar for each member, .222 

Relative to Senior Warden of Marysville Lodge, 228, 239 

Relative to part of Grand Master's Address, (ruled out of order,)... ...239 

Declaring business of Grand Lodge completed, (ruled out of order,) 239 

Of thanks to Robert Macoy, for copy of " True Masonic Guide," 241 

Prohibiting certain uses of Lodge Funds, 241 

Of thanks to J. W. Powell, Grand Secretary of New York, 242 

Complimentary to J. R. Crandall, 243 

Permitting Representatives of new Lodges to take seats, 245 

Relative to Circular issued by El Dorado Lodge, 246 

Concerning difficulties with Grand Master Hyam. 249 

Requiring that By-Laws of Lodges be approved by the Grand Lodge, 253 

Relative to a Grand Lodge Library, 254, 313, 330 

That the Grand Lodge may try the Grand Master, etc., 264 

Directing portion of " Relief Fund " to be paid to Tehama Lodge, ....266 

Denning mode of payment of moneys in Treasury, 266 

Permitting members of Lodges elsewhere, to be members here also, 267 
Directing moneys received by Grand Master Hyam to be paid to Moun- 
tain Shade Lodge, 267 

Increasing Compensation of the Grand Secretary,. 268 

Authorizing Grand Sec. to procure office in a fire-proof buildiug, 268 

Refunding certain moneys to Temple Lodge, 269 

Authorizing the Grand Master to continue Dispensation to Martinez 

Lodge, 269 

That the Grand Secretary notify all Lodges in arrears, 270 

That no books, etc, be taken from the Library except by Grand Officers, 270 

That all Grand Officers be furnished with a Certificate, 270 

Requiring Committee of Foreign Correspondence to report on second day 

of session, 302 

Appointing Committee on Masonic Jurisprudence — On Education, 303, 307 

Prohibiting the withdrawal of Petitions, 308, 312 

Relative to the establishment of new Lodges, 308,313,314 

Requiring business to be transacted at stated meetings only 308 

That Lodges U. D. pay no dues for membership, (lost,) 309 

That no member speak more than five minutes, 310 

Legalizing certain action of Hawaiian Lodge, 312 

Relative to Land Donation by Bro. A. M. Winn, 313 

Punishing Dueling by expulsion, 313 

Discountenancing use of Masonic Emblems on sign-boards,... 314 

Relative to Lodges not held under lawful authority, 318 

Relative to claim of W. H. Hubbard, 319 

Concerning Pacific Lodge, U. D., at Valparaiso, 324 

Declaring San Francisco permanent seat of Grand Lodge, (lost,) 326 

That city Lodges give notice of Applications, 327 

Making donation to Mt, Vernon Orphan Asylum, 328 

Relative to procuring Anderson's Constitutions,.. #.......328 



INDEX. 393 



Resolutions — Making- donations to Bro. J. H. Bristow, Grand Chaplain, . . .329, 333 

Making donation to widow of Bro. A. H. Corbitt, 329 

Requiring Lodges to procure a Black Book, 330 

Relative to representation in National Masonic Convention,...., 330 

Referring case of R. Gouley to next Annual Communication, .331 

Requiring" Lectures always to be given with Degrees,.... 331 

Directing Lodges to hold but one Stated Meeting in each month 7 331 

Declaring the practicability of " stern morality," 332 

Regulating Trials in Lodges. 332 

Appropriating a portion of '■ Relief Fund 77 to Bro. A. M. Winn, 333 

Resolutions, Standing — As collected, 131 , 343 

Returns of Lodges — As corrected, 52, 82, 133,198, 275,349 

Committees on reported, 101, 113, 179, 187,246,252,301310 

Resolutions relative to, 192, 271 

Form o f for use of Lodges, 384 

Revised Constitution — As proposed, May, 1854, 337 

Revision of Constitution — Relative to, 32,62,68,267,319 

Rough and Ready Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 300,302 

s 

Sacramento Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 301, 302 

Sacramento Relief Fund — Relative to, 44, 45, 46, 78,266 

Salaries — Relative to, 47,76, 123, 187,268 

San Diego Lodge — Dispensation issued — Continued — Charter ordered, 97,113,192, 

234, 266 
San Francisco Lodge — Name of Davy Crockett changed to, .217 

Permission given to re-ballot on petition, 243 

S\n Joaquin Lodge — Dispensation issued — Chartei ordered, 155, 179 

San Jose Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 36, 44 

Santa Clara Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, ....237, 244 

Santa Cruz Lodge — Dispensation issued— Charter ordered, 300,302 

Seals — Of Grand and Subordinate Lodges— Relative to, 23, 38, 111, 194, 243 

Special Tax — Levied in 1852, for extra session, 222 

Standing Resolutions — As collected...... 131, 343 

Stated Meetings — Of Lodges — Relative to, 308, 331 

Stevenson, J. D. — Relative to P. G. M. Jewel for, 76, 93 

Petition of, 308 

St. James Lodge — Dispensation issued — Continued, 300, 306 

St. John's Lodge — Charter ordered, 304 

Suisun Lodge — Dispensation ordered, 306 

Sutter Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 29, 30 

Reports of committees on — Lodge dissolved, 121, 182, 241,246 



Table of Contents, 7 

Tehama Lodge — Original Charter of endorsed, 23 

Relative to dues of to Grand Lodge of Connecticut, 182 

Permission given to re-ballot on application, 319 

Temple Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 64,6) 

Texas Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 300.306 

Text Books — For Lodges— Relative to 77, 110, 176, 241 

Trials — Regulations for adopted, 332 

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394 INDEX. 

PAGES. 

TRINITY Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered,.. 237,244 

Dues of remitted, 324 

Trustees — For property of Grand Lodge appointed, 45 

Tuolumne Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 36,44 

Dues of remitted, 324 

TJ 

Uniformity or Work — Relative to 45,73,184,256,266,309,329,331 

Voting — Relative to mode of in Grand Lodge, 74,97, 180,253 

"W 

Washington Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 155,179 

Washington Monument — Relative to Stone for, Ill, 187, 247, 269,328 

Western Star Lodge — Original Charter endorsed — New Charter ordered, ..23, 62 

Dues of remitted — Removal authorized, 75, 78 

Dues of remitted — Donation to,. 303, 318 

Willamette Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, 36, 4P 

Withdrawal from this Jurisdictton 121, 122 

Willis, Edward — Case of remanded to Nevada Lodge, 309 

Winn, A. M. — Donations from and to, etc., 41,46,61,253,313,334 

Withdrawals — Resolution discountenancing, 176 

Yount Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, .....64,61 

Permission given to re-ballot on Petition, 305 

Yuba Lodge — Dispensation issued — Charter ordered, ».30O, 302