HISTORY OF THE

ANCIENT AND PRIMITIVE RITE,

FROM ITS FIRST ORGANIZATION IN AMERICA

 

 

JACQUES ETIENNE MARCONIS DE NEGRE, in person, established the first organization of the Ancient and Primitive Rite in New York City, November 9, 1856, under the name and title of “A Supreme Council, Sublime Masters of the Great Work, Ninetieth Degree," and appointed the following as the first

 

OFFICERS

 

     Ill. Bro. John Mitchell, 95th Degree .............Sublime Dai.

     Ill. Bro. Samuel D. Wilson, 95th Degree……… First Mystagogue.

     Ill. Bro. Wm. F. Dubois, 93rd Degree …..Second Mystagogue.

     Ill. Bro. S. Franklin Wells, 94th Degree …………..Orator.

     Ill. Bro. John Hanna, 94th Degree ……………………Secretary.

     Ill. Bro. John M. Atwood, 95th Degree ……………Treasurer.

     Ill. Bro. David McLellan, 95th Degree ..........Archivist.

     Ill. Bro. Geo. T. Dollinger, 94th Degree ………..Grand Expert.

     III. Bro. Theophilus Pratt, 95th Degree …………..M. of C.

     Ill. Bro. Anthony Allaire, 94th Degree ………Messenger of Science.

     Ill. Bro. Josiah S. Grindle, 94th Degree……..Guardian of the Sanctuary.

The following is a copy of the provisionary Charter or Warrant, entitling the Council to work the degrees to the Ninetieth Degree, inclusive:

 

COPY OF THE ORIGINAL CHARTER, NINETIETH DEGREE

 

LA GLOIRE, DU SUBLIME ARCHITECTE DES MONDES,

Au Nom Du Grand Hiérophante,

SALUT SUR TOUS Les POINTS Du TRIANGLE

RESPECT A L'ORDRE

The Grand Hierophant, Sublime Master of the Light, Sacred Depository of the traditions, Supreme Chief of the Order, Grand Elect of the Sacred Curtain, Sublime Commander of the three Legions of the Knights of the Order, Member of the Alidee, decorated with the Grand Star of Sirius, of Eleuisis, President of the Temple of Mysteries 97th and last degree, Honorary Grand Master of the Philosophical Persian Rite, one of the Grand Commanders and Inspectors of the Rite of Misraim, Honorary Member of the Supreme Grand Council, and Sovereign Grand Consistory of the Ancient and Accepted Scotch Rite, Grand Dignitary of the Supreme Chapter of the Royal Arch, etc., etc , and the members composing the Celestial Empire of the Masonic Order of Memphis.

Declare regularly constituted the Supreme Council of the Sublime Master of the Great Work, sitting in the Valley of New York, and let all know that this Council is authorized, 1st. to take the title of Supreme Council of the Masters of the Great Work. 2d, to labour the 90th degree of our Antique and Venerated Rite. 3d, to fix the price of the monthly receptions, affiliations and cotisations. 4th, to confer the aforesaid degree to each Mason who shall possess the qualities required from our Masonic laws. Let all know equally that this Supreme Council is exempt from all contribution against the Celestial Empire, and that the number of its members is unlimited. The Sublime Dai is appointed for seven years, that he must comply with and obey the General Statutes and Rules, and let them be respected; that he must execute the labours as they are indicated in the rituals, and to establish conferences in order to make enjoy all the active members of the Masonic and scientific instruction of the 90th degree. The Sublime Dai is bound to deny the entrance of the Temple to any Brother not clothed with the Masonic costume of his degree; to any Brother who should not present himself in a decent and convenient condition; to any not active Brother who should not be bearer of a title in due form.

The Very Illustrious and Very Enlightened Brother, John Mitchell, being one of the principal founders of the aforesaid Council, the Grand Hierophant declares, after the advice of the Patriarchs, Chiefs of the Order, that he shall keep the Presidency during seven consecutive years, and that he could be re-elected.

In consequence of this we invite all the Masons who shall see the present writings to acknowledge to the aforesaid Council the rights and prerogatives which are granted to it by our General Statutes, desiring it may enjoy of the plenitude of its attributions. Given and approved in our Sanctuary where reposes the Venerated Arch, a place enlightened with a divine ray, where reigns peace, science, virtue, concord, union and the plenitude of all good.

VALLEY OF PARIS, the 7th day of the 5th month of the real light, 000,000,000, 1856 A.D.

Enregistered on the Great Gold Book by us Grand Chancellor of the Order.

DELAPLANE, 95th

SEAL

 

The G. Hierophant S. M. of the L., S. D. of the Traditions, Sup.  Chief of the Order.

J. ET. MARCONIS De Negre 97th

SEAL                                                            

                                                                  

G. Arch. Keeper of the Seals, (fol. 354, No. 469),     SEAL.

BARON OTHON DE BRAUNECKER, 95th

 

M. LETRILLARD, 95th                A. VEYRATY, 95th

LARMARTIN, 95th                   MORRISSAND, 95th

COCHOY, 95th                                GARAY, 95th

Roux, 95th                                    LIOULT, 95th

S. ROLLIN, 95th                              Moreau 95th

AUDIBERT, 95th                   H. VOISEMBERT, 95th  

Deligne 95th                        PRE. VILLARET, 95th  

H. DAUGY, 95th                               Ruaux, 95th  

SALARIER 95th                              DAUMAS, 95th  

MORIZOT, 95th           J. B. HANSO DE VILLA, 95th

CORBISIER, 95th                           BURNET, 95th

MERLANCHON 95th

Enregistered by us, G. Secretary, (fol. 347, No. 463),              

SEAL

B. Netter 

March 1, 1857 - Il. and En. Bro. Marconis de Negre organized a "Sovereign Grand Council General, 94th degree, with Ill. Bro. David McLellan, 95th degree, as Sovereign Grand Master." The following is a copy of the charter given into his hands:

 

COPY OF CHARTER OF THE 94TH DEGREE

 

A LA GLOIRE DU SUBLIME ARCHITECTE DES MONDES,

Au Nom Du Grand Hiérophante

Sous les Auspices du G\ Empire de l'Ordre Mac\ de Memphis.

A TOUS LES MACONS Répandus SUR LES deux Hémisphères 

A TOUTES LES LOGES A TOUS LES CHAPITRES, AREOPAGES.

 

Sénats et Conseils travaillant notre Rite Antique et Primitif

 

Union, Prosperite, Courage, Force, Tolerance

Nous G. Hiérophante Sub. Maître de la L. Chef. Sap. de l’Ordre et membres composante Sanctuaire des Patriarches Gmnd Conservateurs del'Ordre. Déclarons Constituer par les présentes un Conseil Sup. du 94 Degre. Ce Souverain Grand Conseil General est autorise a travailler du I au 94 Degré de l’Ordre a la Valle de New York sous la Présidence de Notre T... Ill... et T... Cel... F... David McLellan, l’Un des Pat. G. Conservateur de I'Ordre membre honoraire du G. Empire, Prince de M., décore de la G. Etoile, de Sirius, de I'Alide, de la, toison d'or 95 D En consequence le Souverain Grand Conseil Général, est autorise a fonder des Loges, Chapitres, Aréopages, Sénats et Conseils jusqu'au 90 Degré, en ce Conformant a I'article 29, titre 3 des Statuts genereaux de notre Rite antique et vénère. 

Nous invitons prions et ordonnons a toutes nos Loges, Chapitres, Aréopages Sénats et Conseils, que ces présentes verront, de reconnaître le sus-dit Conseil en cette qualité, et d'accueiller favorablement tous les actes émanes de son sein, A moins qu'ils ne soient contraires, a nos lois sacrées, désirant que nos Ateliers, accordent un accueil bienveillant A tous les ff\ qui se présenteront de leur part, avec un titre en bonne et due forme et quels reçoivent les honneurs dus a leurs qualités Maçonniques nous entendons qu'il en soit de même de ceux crées par le sus dit conseil.

Le rite Maçonnique de Memphis, ayant inscrit la tolérance en tête de ses lois sacrée, il ordonne a tous ses enfants de fraterniser avec les maçons de tous les rites maçonniques connus, et de les admettre dans leurs travaux, en conséquence ce conseil ne pourra sous aucun prétexte enfreindre cette loi.

 

COPY OF CHARTER OF THE NINETY-FOURTH Degree

A LA GLOIRE Du SUBLIME ARCHITECTE DES MONDES,

Au Nom Du Grand Hiérophante,

Sous les Auspices du G\ Empire de l'Ordre Mac\ de Memphis.

A TOUS LES MAÇONS REPANDUS SUR LES DEUX HÉMISPHÈRES,

Salut, Amitié, Fraternité,

A TOUTES LES LOGES À TOUS LES CHAPITRES, AREOPAGES.

Sénats et Conseils travaillant notre Rite Antique et Primitif.

Union, Prospérité, Courage, Force, Tolérance.

 

Nous G. Hiérophante Sub. Maître de la L. Chef. Sup. de l'Ordre et membres composant le Sanctuaire des Patriarches Grand Conservateurs de l'Ordre. Déclarons Constituer par les présentes un Conseil Sup. du 94 Degré. Ce Souverain Grand Conseil Général est autorisé a travailler du il au 94, Degré de l'Ordre a la Vallée de New York sous la Présidence de Notre T. Ill. et T. Cel. F. David McLellan, l'Un des Pat. G. Conservateur de l'Ordre membre honoraire du G. Empire, Prince de M., décoré de la G. Etoile, de Sirius, de l'Alidée, de la toison d'or 95 Degré En conséquence le Souverain Grand Conseil Général, est autorisé à fonder des Loges, Chapitres, Aréopages, Sénats et Conseils jusqu'au go, Degré, en ce Conformant à l'article 29, titre 3 des Statuts généraux de notre Rite antique et vénéré.

Nous invitons prions et ordonnons a toutes nos Loges, Chapitres, Aréopages Sénats et Conseils, que ces présentes verront, de reconnaître le sus-dit Conseil en cette qualité, et d'accueiller favorablement tous les actes émanes de son sein, à moins qu'ils ne soient contraires, à nos lois sacrées, désirant que nos Ateliers, accordent un accueil bienveillant à tous les ff. qui se présenteront de leur part, avec un titre en bonne et due forme et qu'ils reçoivent les honneurs dûs à leurs qualités Maçonniques nous entendons qu'il en soit de même de ceux crées par le sus dit conseil.

Le rite Maçonnique de Memphis, ayant inscrit la tolérance en tête de ses lois sacrée, il ordonne à tous ses enfants de fraterniser avec les maçons de tous les rites maçonniques connus, et de les admettre dans leurs travaux, en conséquence ce conseil ne pourra sous aucun prétexte enfreindre cette loi.

Le Souverain Grand Conseil Général est autorisé à faire un règlement particulier pour son administration intérieur, et à fixer le prix des initiations, augmentation de salaire, des Diplômes, Brefs, et Patentes.

Considérant qu'en Vertu d'une décision spéciale du G. Hiérophante Chef Sup. de l'Ordre déclarant qu'il ya urgence, ce conseil suprême est et sera considéré comme étant conseil représentatif de l'Ordre pour les États Unis d'Amérique.

Fait dans notre Sanctuaire où repose l'arche Vénérée des traditions. lieu éclairé d'un rayon divin où régnant la paix, la concorde, l'union, la science, et la plénitude de tous les biens.

Vallée de Paris, le 7 J. du 10 m. de l'an de la V. L. 000,000,000 1857, A. D.

MARCONIS DE NÉGRE, 97

G. H. Chef. Sup.

SEAL

Enreg. sur notre Grand Livre d'Or, fol. 215, No. 329, le 17

J. du 10 mois teveth de l'an de la V. L. 000,000,000

DELAPLANE, 95

SEAL

B. NETTER, 95

Gd. P. S

LAMBERT, 95.

Gd. Ch. D. L.                                 

AUDIBERT, 95.

S. G. C.

Th. Levy, 95                     

G. Et. D. L.

CORDEY, 95

P. Gr. C.                                                                                                        

Enreg. Par nous G. Chancelier  de l'Ordre, fol. 7, NO. 35,

                                                                                

J. ROUWEL, 95        

SEAL

AD. DE POURDERLET, 95

                         

Vu Par nous Grand Trésorier Général de l'Ordre, fol- 87. NO. 120.

E. SAMPSON, JR., 95

GTGDL                                

SEAL

 

H. F. Levy,

G S G L 

Déclarons Par les Présentes constitues également le Collège Liturgique et le Suprême Conseil de Radiation.

MARCONIS DE NÉGRE, 97

G. H. Chef. Sup.

C. LABROT, 95 

Ill. and En. Bro. de Negre, having seen these bodies of the Rite well established, announced his intended departure for his native land, and, at a meeting of the Council held March 25th, 1857, the following resolutions were adopted, suitably engrossed, and presented to him:

Whereas, Our Most Ill. and En. Grand Hierophant is about to return to his home in France, and in consideration of the distinguished favors he has with such liberal hands been pleased to shower upon us: it is

Resolved, That the sincere thanks of the officers and members of this S. Council, Ninetieth Degree, be, and are hereby tendered him, with the hope that he will believe us anxiously solicitous of his safety and well being in his journey, wishing that the Supreme Architect of the Universe may take him under His especial care and long preserve him a monument of every Masonic virtue.

Resolved, That a copy of the above be presented to Ill. Bro. Marconis de Negre.

The first election of the Sup. Council, 90th Degree, was held

May 2, 1857, when the following officers were elected and appointed:

 

     Ill. Bro. John Mitchell. …………… Sub. Dai.

     Ill. Bro. Josiah S. Grindle ... ….First Mystagogue.

     Ill. Bro. Albert P. Moriarty .....Second Mystagogue.

     Ill. Bro. Thos. S. Vaughn ……… Orator.

     Ill. Bro. M. L. Mann ……………….Secretary.

     Ill. Bro. John M. Atwood ………. Treasurer.

     Ill. Bro. Chas. C. J. Beck .......Grand Expert.

     Ill. Bro. Henry Gimber .... ……..Mess. of Science.

     Ill. Bro. P. S. Kiernan …………….Accompanier.

     Ill. Bro. J. B. Hawkins ..........Guardian of the Sanctuary.

     Ill. Bro. Hugh Flack ………………Sentinel.

 

May 16, 1857, the first translation of the Ritual of the Rite was placed in the hands of the Sov. Grand Master.

From this date during the years of 1857 and 1858, the Rite steadily increased in numbers and prosperity, many of the names most prominent in Freemasonry [see folios 217-228] were added to the Roll, and the Ancient and Primitive Rite stood first among all the Masonic organizations. This vast membership and unequalled progress, created the demand for the establishing of other bodies of the Rite, and November 29, 1859, the Sov. Grand Council was duly convened by Ill. Bro. David McLellan, Sov. Grand Master. A petition was received from a constitutional number of brethren and the first charter in America was granted for a Senate of "Knights Grand Commanders of the Temple", 35th degree, of which the following is a:

 

COPY

To the Glory of the Sublime Architect of the Universe

IN THE NAME OF THE GRAND HIEROPHANT, UNDER THE AUSPICES

OF THE GRAND EMPIRE OF THE MASONIC ORDER OF MEMPHIS

Salutation. Friendship. Fraternity

To all Lodges, Chapters, Areopagus, Senates, and Councils, working our

Ancient and Primitive Rite

UNION, PROSPERITY, COURAGE, STRENGTH AND TOLERANCE

We, the Sov. Grand Master, Patriarch, member of the Mystic Temple, Representative of the Grand Hierophant; Decorated with the Grand Star of Sirius, the Cross of the Alidee, and the Golden Fleece, Grand Commander of the three Legions of the Knights of Masonry, &c., &c., and the President of the Liturgical College and Sov. Grand Tribunal of the Order.

By virtue of the supreme power with which we are invested, do constitute, and declare by this patent to be constituted, in the Valley of New York, a Senate of "Knights Grand Commanders of the Temple 35th degree of the Order”.

And we further declare and proclaim our Very Ill. and Enlightened Bro. H. J. Seymour, Prince of Memphis, 94 (Degree) decorated with the Alidee and the Grand Star of Sirius, to be the "Prince Grand Commander" (President) and the Ill. and En. Bros. Sublime Masters of the Great Work whose names are herein written, to be officers of the said Senate. To wit: Peter W. Neefus, John Sheville, Albert P. Moriarty, O. H. Hart, W. J. Kay, Abraham G. Levy, Albert Webb, J. W. Orr, Chas. W. Merritt, Wm. V. Brown, John Hanna, Thomas Orihuela, Chas. J. Dodge, J. R. Carreras, Wm. V. Webster, John Wallace, Robt. Latta Hugh Gardener, Chas. McDonald, P. A. Rink, Peter V. Yerance, Garrett Yerance and Clement M. Hancox.

We, the Sovereign Grand Master, however, reserving to ourselves our prerogative to appoint the Archivist of the said Senate, and we further authorize and empower our Very Ill. and En. Brother, the Prince Grand Commander, and our Ill. and En Brethren whose names are above written, to open and hold said Senate under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Sov. Grand Council General, and to confer the degrees hereafter specified, according to our Ancient and Primitive Rite, namely, from the 26th to the 35th, exclusively, and from the 4th to the 25th, inclusive, from the date of this patent, until the Sov. Grand Council General shall have constituted in the Valley of New York such Chapters, Areopagus, Senates or Councils whose province I shall be to confer the degrees from the 4th to the 25th, inclusive. And we do further authorize and empower our Very Ill. and En. Brother, the Prince Grand Commander, and the officers of said Senate, to hear all cases and matters relative to the brethren within the jurisdiction of the said Senate, to install their successors in office after being elected and chosen; to invest them with all the powers and dignities of their respective offices; and to deliver to them this patent; and such successors shall, in like manner, install their successors and deliver the patent as above directed. All this shall they do, and all this shall be, and hereby is, granted to them during the continuance of the said Senate.

Provided, always, that the above named Ill. and En. brethren and their successors, do pay and cause to be paid all respect and obedience to the Sov. Grand Council General, its constitution, general rules and regulations, and also the general statutes of the Order, otherwise, and upon the failure to conform to this provision, this patent of constitutions shall be void and of no force or virtue.

Done in our Sanctuary, where reigns Peace, Virtue, Knowledge, and the fullness of all that is good. Witness our hand and seal.

(Signed)

David McLellan, Sovereign Grand. Master, P. G. C. of the Order 96th degree.

Valley of New York, the 28th of the 11th Month of the Year of True Light 000,000,000, 1859 (A. D.)

(Signed) Samuel D. Wilson, P. Sov. Gd. Pont., 95th degree.

Registered in the Great Book of Gold, No. 93, 35. In conformity to the Statute.

(Signed) John Mitchell, Pr. Sov. G. L, of the Grand Tribunal, 95th  degree.

The first meeting of this Senate was held May 11th 1860.

July 13, 1860: - The Sov. Grand Master conferred the 94th degree upon the following brothers belonging to the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for the U. S. of America, to wit:

 

     Edmund B. Hays, 33rd degree……….. M. P. Sov. Gr. Com.

     Hopkins Thompson, 33rd degree …….1st Lieut. Gr. Com.

     Robert E. Roberts, 33rd degree ………..Gr. Treasurer.

     George Osborn, 33rd degree ………….Gr. Sec. Genl. H. E.

     Wm. Jarvis, 33rd degree …………….Capt. of the Guard.

     Benj. C. Leveridge, 33rd degree ……………Gr. Orator and K. of S.

Chas. W. Atwood, 33rd degree.

And upon petition they were balloted for and elected as affiliated members of the Senate and Council.

December 14, 1860 - The Sov. Grand Master granted the Senate a dispensation to confer the degrees of the Rite from the 35th to and inclusive of the 42nd.

January 25, 1861 - A charter was granted to organize a Senate in New Jersey, under the name and title of Excelsior Senate, No. 1 of New Jersey, located in Hoboken. The following were the first

 

OFFICERS

 

            Ill. Bro. F. McDonough ………..Sub. Gr. Commander.

            Ill. Bro. James M. Riper …………Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

            Ill. Bro. G. L. Hull ......... Jun. Kt. Interpreter.

            Ill. Bro. J. Harvey Lyons ............. Orator.

            Ill. Bro. Hazen Kimball ................. ................... Recorder.

            Ill. Bro. J. H. Wilson .... .. ........... Treasurer.

            Ill. Bro. R. Thomas .................. Marshal.

            Ill. Bro. S. Bayles ………………. Kt. of Introduction.

            Ill. Bro. Sam'l Lemons, Jr ..... ......Accompanier.

            Ill. Bro. G. Sinclair …………….Guardian of the Sanctuary.

            Ill. Bro. T. W. Harndron ........... Sentinel.

April, 1861. - The Sov. Grand Master, David McLellan, Major of the 79th Regiment of the National Guard, State of New York, being ordered to the seat of war, addressed the subjoined letter to Bro. Seymour:

26 SPRUCE STREET, N. Y.,

April 27, 1861.

Ill. and En. Bro. H. J. Seymour:

Your note is received. Having volunteered to go with my regiment to the City of Washington, and my term of office-five years-having expired by limitation, I herewith forward to you the charter of the Sovereign Grand Council General, 94th degree, together with the original charter of the Grand Council, 90th degree, given to me by Ill. Bro. John Mitchell, and I wish it to be distinctly understood that the position of Sov. Grand Master which I now resign be occupied by you, and that all brothers of our beloved Rite recognize and obey you as the Sov. Grand Master of the Rite in America.

I am respectfully and fraternally yours,

DAVID MCLELLAN, 96th degree.

Upon expiration of the term of office of Grand Master McLellan, he relinquished active supervision over the Rite, and, as seen in the foregoing letter, the executive powers devolved upon Ill. Bro. H. J. Seymour.

Ill. Bro. Mitchell having also resigned all jurisdiction of the Sup. Council, proceeded to the seat of war, where he lost his life while gallantly heading his company at the battle of Williamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862.

In June, 1862, Boston Senate, Forty-second Degree, was orgaized, with Ill. Brothers J. D. Jennings, 94th,Degree; A. K. P. Welch, Samuel C. Lawrence and others, as the First Officers.

The Grand Council deeming it of interest to ascertain its status in Europe, delegated Ill. Bro. Seymour, and a voyage to the old world was resolved upon.

Accordingly he sailed for Europe, and in Glasgow he found the Rite in a prosperous condition, under the administration of Ill. Bro. Donald Campbell. Arriving in Paris, he was cordially received by the Grand Hierophant, and found the Rite there working under the auspices of the Grand Orient of France.

He was made the recipient of the high honorary degrees, and obtained Letters Patent for the formation of "The Sovereign Sanctuary, A. and P. Rite," in and for the continent of America.

The following is a true copy of:

 

THE CHARTER OF THE SOV. SANCTUARY

A LA GLOIRE Du SUBLIME ARCHITECTE DES MONDES

Au Nom Du Grand Hiérophante

Nous Grand Hiérophante Sublime Maître de la Lumière dépositaire Sacré des traditions, Chef Sup. de l'ordre, ayant la plus grande confiance dans la Sagesse et la science Maçonnique de notre très Illustre et Très Éclaire F. H. J. Seymour:

Déclarons en vertu de l'article 26 de nos Statuts généraux nommer et élever par ces présents notre Très Ill. F H. J. Seymour Sublime mage 96 degré de l'Ordre décoré de la grande Etoile de Sirius, de l'Alidée, de la Chaîne Lybique et du Rameau d'or d'Éleusis, Souv. Grand Maître de l'Ordre, Maçonnique de Memphis en Amérique.

En Conséquence, nous l'autorisons à fonder à la Vallée de New York, une puissance maçonnique de notre rite Antique et Vénéré, composé, savoir, Ier d'un Sanctuaire de Memphis gouvernement Général de l'Ordre; 2' d'un Temple Mystique administration 94. d. d. L. - 3. d'un Souv. grand conseil général des grands Insp. Reg. 93 d. et a fonder des Ateliers, Chapitres, Aréopages, Sénats, Consistoires et Conseils, travaillant du Premier au Quatre vingt quatorzième degré de l'Ordre pour la propagation des Lumières et le bien de l'humanité. En Conséquence nous accordons à notre T. Ill. et T. Ecl. F. H. J, Seymour, la Suprématie du Sanctuaire de l'Ordre maçonnique de Memphis en Amérique avec tous les droits et prérogatives attachés à cette haute dignité.

Fait et approuvé par notre conseil Sup. Vallée de Paris le 21, jour du 6me mois de l'an de la V. L. 000,000,000, 1862. (A. D.)

Le Grand Hiérophante Sublime Maître de la Lumière Dépositaire Sacré des Traditions, Chef. Sup. de l'Ordre Maçonnique de Memphis.

J. ET MARCONIS de NÉGRE, 97

SEAL.

Vu par nous Grand Chancelier Administrateur Général de l'Ordre No.1375.

M. D. DURAND 97                      P. PERNAUD, 95

SEAL

L'Orat. de la D. Loge des Sectateurs de Ménés,

CH. FONDEURY 95

SEAL

P. Le Secret. Général de l'Ordre Mac. de Memphis

SEAL

P. FABRÉ, 95

[Vised and sealed by the following Officers of the Grand Orient of France ).

Scellé et Enregistré Sous le No. 28,911 du Gd. Livre des Sceaux du Grand Orient de France.

LE CHEF Du SECRÉTARIAT,

THEVENOT.

Seal of secretary: Gen. G O. of France.

Vu et Fraternellement accueilli au Grand Orient de France, O. de Paris, ce 3 Septembre, 1862, A. D. Le Grand Maître adjoint de l'Ordre Maçonnique en France.                                                                                                                                                         

HEUILANT

SEAL                                                                                                                     

Vu et approuvé le Maréchal de France, Grand Maître de l'Ordre Maçonnique.

MAGNAN

SEAL

The first meeting of the Sov. Sanc. was held Nov. 7, 1862, at which were present the following:

OFFICERS

             Ill. Bro. H. J. Seymour ...............Grand Master General.

             Ill. Bro. A. G. Levy .....................Grand Administrator.

             Ill. Bro. Chas. C. J. Beck ............                                 Grand Chancellor.

             Ill. Bro. Thos. Picton ..................Grand Secretary.

             Ill. Bro. P. W. Neefus .................Grand Treasurer.

             Ill. Bro. H. F. L. Bunting ............Grand Master of Ceremonies.

             Ill. Bro. J. F. Wells .....................Grand Keeper of the Temple.

             Ill. Bro. Nehemiah Peck .............Grand Representative.

It was duly opened by the presentation of the Ill. Grand Master General's warrant of authority. Resolutions were received from Councils and Senates, acknowledging its jurisdiction, and Ill. Bro. Seymour as the Most Ill. Gr. Master General.

The following edict was issued on completion of permanent organization

To the glory of the Supreme Architect of the World. In the name of the Sovereign Sanctuary of Ancient and Primitive Freemasonry, according to the Rite of Memphis, in and for the Continent of America.

Salutation on all points of the Triangle.

Respect to the Order.

 

To all whom these presents shall come. Greeting:

BE IT KNOWN: That the Grand Hierophant, and Sublime Magi of the Rite of Memphis, in solemn conclave, assembled in their Sanctuary, No. 16 Rue Cadet, in the Valley of Paris, on the twenty-first day of the sixth month, of the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, did confer upon the undersigned H. J. Seymour, the 96th Grade of the Ancient and Primitive Rite; and did, in approval of his Masonic services in propagating the Rite in America, grant the aforesaid a Charter or Warrant, constituting him Sovereign Grand Master General of the Rite of Memphis, ad vitam, in and for the Continent of America; vesting him with full powers to create and organize a Sovereign Sanctuary of Patriarchs, 95th degree, for the general government of the Rite in America; also, the power to organize Mystic Temples (Grand Councils General), and  to appoint their officers ; also, to organize and grant Warrants for the formation of Sublime Councils, Senates, Chapters, and other bodies of the Rite ; also, the full power to confer from the fourth degree to the ninety-fifth degree, inclusive, upon any person he shall deem worthy of that honor.

THEREFORE: I, the Sovereign Grand Master, do proclaim, in pursuance of the power in me vested, the following Patriarchs of the Rite to comprise the Officers of the Sovereign Sanctuary of Ancient and Primitive Freemasonry in and for the Continent of America; and I require all Masons of our beloved Rite to recognize them in their high qualities as such, and to respect them accordingly, viz:

Ill. Bro. John J. Crane, M. D., 95th degree …..Gr. Administrator General.

Ill. Bro. Chas. C. J. Beck, 95th degree …….Gr. Chancellor General.

Ill. Bro. Robert D. Holmes, 95th degree ……Gr. Expert General.

Ill. Bro. Thomas Picton, 95th degree …….Gr. Secretary General.

Ill. Bro. Peter W. Neefus, 95th degree …….Gr. Treasurer General.

Ill. Bro. Abram G. Levy, M. D., 95th degree……… Gr. Inspector General.

Ill. Bro. Geo. F. Woodward, M. D., 95th degree…. Gr. Examiner General

Ill. Bro. Bradley Parker, M. D., 95th degree ... Gr. K. Gen. of the G. Book.

Ill. Bro. H. F. L. Bunting, 95th degree ... Gr. Master Gen. of Ceremonies.

Ill. Bro. J. B. V. Sommers, 95th degree. ………Gr. Keeper Gen. of the Sanctuary.

All of which is now officially promulgated and ordered to be publicly announced in all Mystic Temples, Councils, Senates, Chapters, and other Bodies, working our Ancient and Primitive Rite.

Done in a Sacred Sanctuary, where repose Peace, Virtue, and the fullness of all that is Good; this, the Fourth day of the Egyptian month Athir, in the year of True Light, 000,000,000, (answering to the Fourth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, A.D.).

In testimony of all which, I have hereunto affixed my signature and seal.

H. J. SEYMOUR, 96th Degree,                         

Sovereign Grand Master

SEAL

Letters of acceptance from the first appointed officers of the Sovereign Sanctuary, were received and placed on file.

A petition having been presented for a charter for a Mystic Temple in the New England States; it was duly granted, and the following is a true copy:

 

COPY OF CHARTER FOR NEW ENGLAND.

MYSTIC TEMPLE, 94th DEGREE, PRINCES OF MEMPHIS.

To the GLORY of the SUPREME ARCHITECT of the UNIVERSE

"Do unto others whatsoever ye would that others should do unto you."

In the name of the Sovereign Grand Master (Chief Supreme).

Under the auspices of the Sov. Sanctuary, Sov. Patriarchs of the Masonic order of Memphis.

Salutation, Friendship, Fraternity.

TO ALL THE LODGES, CHAPTERS, AREOPAGES, SENATES AND COUNCILS, WORKING OUR ANCIENT AND PRIMITIVE RITE.

Union, Prosperity, Courage, Strength and Tolerance.

We, the Sovereign Grand Master (Chief Supreme), and we the Sov. Patriarchs, composing the Sov. Sanctuary of the Masonic Order of Memphis, by virtue of the Supreme Power with which we are invested by the Celestial Empire of Memphis, sitting in the Valley of Paris, under the cognizance of the Grand Orient of France: Do declare and proclaim that we have created and constituted, and by these presents, do create and constitute a MYSTIC TEMPLE, Sovereign Princes of Memphis, 94th degree (Sov. Gd. Council General), for the Valley of New England, comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, with full powers to issue Dispensations and Charters for the formation of subordinate bodies, to work the degrees of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of the Masonic Order of Memphis, to the 90th degree, Sublime Masters of the Great Work, inclusive; subject, however, to the approval of the Sovereign Sanctuary sitting in the Valley of New York.

And we do further proclaim that our Very Ill. and En. Brother Albion K. P. Welch, 95th degree, to be Gd. Mas. of Light; Very Ill. and En. Brother Sam'l C. Lawrence, 94th degree, Gd. Orator; Dan'I W. Lawrence, 94th degree, Gd. Annalist (Secty.) Benj. F. Nourse, 94th  degree, Gd. Treasurer ; Caleb C. Allen, 94th degree, Administrator (Examiner); Chas. C. Southard, 94th degree, Keeper of Rites; Jas. C. Bullen, 95th degree, Ceryce; Jno. Davis jennings, 95th degree, Representative.

And, we do further authorize and empower the aforesaid Mystic Temple (Sov. Gd. Council Genl.) to hear all causes and matters relative to the order within the above mentioned jurisdiction, and to install their successors into office, after having been duly elected and chosen, and to invest them with all the powers and dignities of their respective offices, and to deliver to them these authorizations; and such successors shall in like manner install their successors, henceforth and forever.

Provided always, that the above named Ill. and En. Brethren and their successors, do pay and cause to be paid all due respect and obedience to the Sovereign Sanctuary, its Constitution, Rule; and Regulations, and also to the general Statutes of the Order. Otherwise, and upon the failure to conform to these provisions, this Patent of Constitution Shall be void and of no force or virtue.

Done in our Sanctuary, wherein reigns Peace, Virtue, Knowledge, and the fullness of all that is good.

Valley of New York, the thirtieth day of the month of Mechir (June), in the year of True Light 000,000,000 (A. D.) 1863.

SIGNED,                                        

H. J. SEYMOUR, 96th degree,           

                  Sov. Gd. Mas. of Light,  

                  Chief Supreme of C. E.

                  SEAL

 

Thos. PICTON, Sov. Pat. 95th degree,

Secty. Genl. Celestial Empire.  

JNO. J. CRANE, M.D., 95th degree,

Grand Administrator.

SEAL

J. B. Yates SUMMERS, 95th degree,                        

Grand K. of S.

Chas. C. J. BECK, 95th degree,

Gd. Chancellor Celestial Empire.

ROBERT D. HOLMES, 95th degree,

Grand Expert.

PETER W. NEEFUS, 95th degree,                                    

Grand Treasurer.

SEAL

HENRY F. L. BUNTING, 95th degree,

Grand Master of Ceremonies.

Geo. F. WOODWARD, 95th degree,

Grand Examiner

SEAL

ABRAM G. LEVY, 95th degree,

Gd. Inspector Genl. Celestial Empire.

 

August, 1863. - A dispensation was granted for Sesostris Senate, No. 2 of N. Y., located in Brooklyn, to 

Ill. Bros. John B. Harris, R. W. Dockson, John Ellard, T. E. Purdy, first officers.

March, 1864:

Ill. Bro. J. Q. A. Fellows of New Orleans, La., was appointed Grand Master of Light, Mystic Temple, 94th degree, in and for the State of Louisiana, and made an honorary member of the Sov. Sanc.

June 11, 1864.-The following appointments were made by the Sov. Grand Master:

Ill. and En. Bro. Chas. E. Gillett, 94th degree, Grand Representative in and for the State of Michigan.

Ill. and En. Bro. Stephen H. Johnson, 95th degree (Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge, State of New York), Dep. Representative for the district in and about Schenectady, N. Y.

Ill. and En. Bro. Orrin P. Welch, 95th degree (R. E. Grand Corn. of Kt. Templars, State of New York), Dep. Representative for the district in and about Syracuse, N. 'Y.

Ill. and En. Bro. Jno. L. Lewis, 95th degree (Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge, State of New York), Dep. Representative for the district in and about Pen Van, IN. Y.

Ill. and En. Bro. Clinton F. Paige, 95th degree (Grand Master of the Grand Lodge, State of New York), Deputy Representative for the district in and about Binghamton, N. Y.

July 31, 1864. - Zoroaster Senate, No. 3 of New York, was organized at N. Y., and the following duly installed as the first

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. Andrew M. Underhill ………..Sub. Gr. Commander.

     Ill. Bro. Alvin Graff ……………Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. Edwin Bouton ................Jun. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. D. Snedeker …............Orator.

     Ill. Bro. J. H. Le Bar ..................  Recorder.

     Ill. Bro. David Graham ....................Marshal.

     Ill. Bro. J. H. Gardener .......................Kt. of Finance.

     Ill. Bro. Sewall Fisk ......... …………Sentinel.

Hermes Senate, No. I of District of Columbia, at Washington, was instituted September 5, 1864:

OFFICERS

 

     Ill. Bro. Rev. Robert M'Murdy ………….Sub. Gr. Commander.

     Ill. Bro. John F. Sharretts …………...Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. Z. D. Gillman ................Jun. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. Hon. Alexander W. Randall …….........Orator.

     Ill. Bro. Hon. Green Adams …. …………..Archivist.

     Ill. Bro. W. P. Dole…………… Recorder.

Sesostris Senate, No. 2 of New York, was dedicated, and its officers duly installed, December 21, 1864.

An official communication from the Grand Orient of France, dated Paris, May 1, 1865, No. 314, VOL 30 of correspondence, was received by the Sovereign Sanctuary, notifying that body of the appointment by his Excellency, the Marshal Magnan, Grand Master of France, of M. W. Brother Robert D. Holmes as Grand Representative of the Grand Orient of France, near the Sov. Sanctuary; also a letter of thanks and acceptance of Gr. Representative of Sov. Sanctuary, near the Grand Orient of France, from Ill. Brother Heuilant, 33rd Degree.

Copy of appointment of M. W. Robert D. Holmes, as Grand Representative:

Grand Orient of France, Supreme Council for France and the French possessions:

PARIS, May 1, 1865. Ill. Bro. ROBERT D. HOLMES:

I have the pleasure to inform you, that in compliance with the wish of the Grand Officers of the Rite of Memphis, our Grand Master, Marshal Magnan, has appointed you representative of the Grand Orient of France, near the Grand Sanctuary of Memphis, sitting in the Valley of New York.

I feel assured that this appointment, upon which I congratulate you, will be fruitful in happy results to our Order, and for Masonry in general.

Accept illustrious sir and brother, the assurance of our distinguished consideration and brotherly love.

CUSSSOIS,

Deputy Grand Master.

Copy of acceptance of Ill. Bro. Heuilant, 33rd Degree, Gd. Rep. to G. O. of France:

GRAND ORIENT OF FRANCE, Paris, April 27, 1865.

Ill. Grand Master and Brethren:

I have received, with great satisfaction, the diploma sent me, and have placed it in my library, where my eyes will naturally rest upon it whenever I sit down to write.

I had decided to retire from my official station, and only accepted the post of Deputy Grand Master when the difficult situation of Masonry in France seemed to call on every Mason for help, but I will act as your representative with all the zeal and devotion at my command.

Accept the assurance of my Masonic sentiments and sincere wishes for the prosperity of our noble institution.

HEUILANT,

Grand Officer.

Chancellor of the Legion of Honor.

The first Chapter of Rose Croix, Gramercy, No. I of N. Y., was instituted at New York, June, 1865.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. W. P. Patten Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. J. O. Halsey Sen. ….Warden.

     Ill. Bro. H. M. Clark ………Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. J. H. Forshay ....Orator.

     Sir Kt. F. C. Van Orden ………Capt. of the Guard.

George Washington Rose Croix Chapter, No. 2 of N. Y., was organized the same month at New York:

 

OFFICERS

 

     Ill. Bro. Andrew M. Copeland ..........Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. W. T. Lloyd ……… Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. J. Lovelock ……….Jun. Warden.

 

The Senate of Knights Commanders of the Temple, was reorganized as Samothrace Senate, No. I of New York, June 7, 1865 :

 

OFFICERS

 

     Ill. Bro. Abram G. Levy .......Sub. Gr. Commander.

     Ill. Bro. W. P. Patten ……………Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. John Hanna ……………..Jun. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. Thomas Bennett …………………………..Orator.

Seymour Senate, No. 2 of D. C., was instituted at Washington, August 7, 1865:

 

OFFICERS

 

     Ill. Bro. J. H. Rathtrone ……………Sub. Gr. Commander.

     Ill. Bro. R. T. Campbell …………….Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. E. W. Francis ...............Jun. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. john R. Thompson …………Orator.

The Sovereign Grand Master General visited the Sixteenth Triennial Convocation of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templars of the United States, held at Columbus, Ohio, on the 5th, 6th and 7th days of September, 1865; and there conferred the Degrees of the A. and P. Rite upon a number of prominent members of the fraternity in that State.

Socrates Senate, No. 4 of New York, was instituted at Newburg, in the Fall of 1865:

 

OFFICERS

 

     Ill. Bro. P. S. Haines ...............Sub. Gr. Commander.

     Ill. Bro. G. F. Wiltsie ................Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. David A. Scott  ……….. Jun. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. J. C. Chapman ..........Orator.

     Ill. Bro. john Dale ..... .... ......Recorder.

     Ill. Bro. Thos. P. Ramsdell ............Kt. of Finance.

     Ill. Bro. S. Stanton .... ........ Marshal.

     Ill. Bro. john W. Forsyth ..............Kt. of Introduction.                                        

     Ill. Bro. C. M. Leonard …………………Accompanier.

     Ill. Bro. Thos. W. Purdy .................Capt. of the Guard.

     Ill. Bro. J. H. H. Chapman ………………Guardian of the Sanctuary.

     Ill. Bro. Andrew Lawson .... ..........................Sentinel.

      Highland Rose Croix Chapter, No. 8 of N. Y., was also organized at Newburg at the same time.

 

OFFICERS

 

     Ill. Bro. G. Fred. Wiltsie . ...........Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. David A. Scott …………………Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Samuel Stanton ……………..Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Joseph H. H. Chapman ……………..Orator.

     Sir Kt. Thomas W. Purdy …………………Conductor.

     Sir Kt. John Dale ............. ...Archivist.

     Sir Kt. Thos. P. Ramsdell ………………….Treasurer.

     Sir Kt. John W. Forsyth …………Capt. of the Guard.

     Sir Kt. Chauncey M. Leonard …….Guard of the Tower.

     Sir Kt. Andrew Lawson …………………Sentinel.

 

At a meeting of the Sov. Sanctuary, August 26, 1865, Ill. Brothers Guiseppe Garibaldi, 33rd Degree; Past Grand Master of the G. O. of Italy, and Francescode Lucca, 33rd Degree, Grand Master of the Italian Freemasonry, were elected Honorary members of the Sov. Sanctuary; Ill. Bro, Ludovico Frapolli, 33rd Degree, was appointed as the Grand Representative of the Sov. Sanctuary, near the Grand Orient of Italy.

An official letter from Ill. Bro. G. Garibaldi, dated "Orient of Caprera, September 26, 1865," was received, acknowledging the reception of the appointment and acceptance of the same.

Dispatches from the Grand Orient of Italy, dated "Turin, October 1, 1865," were received, in which the Grand Master, Francesco de Lucca, and Ill. Bro. Frapolli, accepted the appointments given them by the Sov. Sanctuary, and informed our Grand Body that Ill. Bro. john J. Crane, 33rd Degree, and the Ill. Grand Mas. Gen. H. J. Seymour, had been nominated and elected members of the Grand Orient of Italy.

Marconis de Negre having surrendered the title of Grand Hierophant, and vested the control of the Ancient and Primitive Rite in the Grand Orient  of France; December the 20th, 1865, the Sov. Sanctuary adopted and issued the following

 

EDICT

To the Glory of the Supreme Architect of the Universe

In the name of the Sovereign Sanctuary of Ancient anti Primitive Freemasonry according to the Rite of Memphis, in and for the Continent of America, sitting In the Valley of New York.

Salutation on all points of the Triangle

Respect to the Order

TO ALL MASONS TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING:

Whereas, The Grand Orient of France, and the Grand Bodies of the Masonic Rite of Memphis, have mutually agreed that there shall be but Thirty-three Degrees ; the 31st, 32nd and 33rd, of which shall be conferred only by authorization of the Supreme Body; and,

Whereas, said agreement was solemnly ratified by the late Ill. Brother, the Marshal Magnan, 33rd deg., Grand Master of Masons for France and the French possessions, and the Ill. Bro. Marconis de Negre, and the officers of the Grand Orient and Rite of Memphis; and,

Whereas, The Officers and Members of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis, deem it for the best interests of the Rite and Masonry generally, that the degrees be condensed; thereby concentrating the sublime Morals, Symbols, Allegories, Antique Legends, and Philosophical Dissertations, into Thirty-three degrees, the better to maintain its unity, exercise benevolence, propagate knowledge, and avoid the differences which unhappily exist in other Masonic Rites:

Therefore, We, the Grand Master General, by and with the advice and consent of the Grand Officers of the Ancient and Primitive Rite do hereby agree that the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis shall consist of Thirty-three Degrees, divided as hereinafter designated:

SECTION I-CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX

 

           4th Degree .............Discreet Master.

           5th Degree ............Sublime Master.

           6th Degree .............Sacred Arch.

           7th Degree .............Secret Vault.

           8th Degree ............. Knight of the Sword.

           9th Degree ............. Knight of Jerusalem.

           10th Degree ...........Knight of the Orient.

           11th Degree ..................Rose Croix.

SECTION II - SENATE OF HERMETIC PHILOSOPHERS

           12th Degree ...............Knight of the Red Eagle.

           13th Degree ...................Knight of the Temple.

           14th Degree ......................Knight of the Tabernacle.

           15th Degree .......................Knight of the Serpent.

          16th Degree . ..................Knight Kadosh.

          17th Degree ...................Knight of the Royal Mystery.

          I8th Degree ....................Grand Inspector.

          19th Degree ..........................Sage of Truth.

          20th Degree .................Hermetic Philosopher.

SECTION III - SUBLIME COUNCIL

 

          21st Degree ..................Grand Installator.

          22nd Degree . .................Grand Consecrator.

           23rd Degree ................... Grand Eulogist.

          24th Degree . ..................Patriarch of Truth.

          25th Degree .......................Patriarch of the Planispheres.

          26th Degree .....................Patriarch of the Sacred Vedas.

          27th Degree .....................Patriarch of Isis.

          28th Degree .....................Patriarch of Memphis.

          29th Degree .....................Patriarch of the Mystic City.

           30th Degree ........... Master of the G.W.P.P.

SECTION IV - OFFICIAL

 

           31st Degree ...... ......Grand Defender of the Rite.

           32nd Degree ..... Sublime Prince of Memphis.

 

          33rd Degree  ..........Sov. Grand Conservator of the Rite.

 

And, furthermore, it is decreed, that the Ancient and Primitive Rite do now and forever waive and renounce all claim over the first three or Symbolic Degrees, and that no person shall be received unless he be a Master Mason in good standing.

(Signed)

     H. J. Seymour, 33rd degree …….. M. Ill. Sov. Grand Master General.

     John J. Crane, M. D., 33rd degree………….Grand Administrator General.

     John W. Simons, 33rd degree …………..Grand Chancellor General.

     Robt. D. Holmes, 33rd degree ……………..Grand Expert General.

     James B. Taylor, 33rd degree ………….Grand Secretary General.

     Peter W. Neefus, 33rd degree ………..Grand Treasurer General.

     Bradley Parker, M. D., 33rd degree, ………..Gr. Keeper Gen. of the Golden Book.

     Henry F. L. Bunting, 33rd degree …………Grand Master of Cer. General.

     John J. Thompson, 33rd degree ………..Grand Guardian of the Sanctuary.

A. M. Underhill, 33rd degree ......................

John Hanna, 33rd degree .........................

P. S. Haines, 33rd degree ...............

 

Columbian Rose Croix Chapter, No. 3 of N. Y., was organized at New York, June, 1866.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. James Morrow ...............Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. A. B. Barnes .............. Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Jesse T. Dingee ..............Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. John Shannon .............. Orator.

     Sir Kt. George W. Sloan .......Conductor.

     Sir Kt. Wm. H. Tones ............................Archivist.

     Sir Kt. W. H. Bromley ...........................Treasurer.

     Sir Kt. Chas. S. Abbott .........................Capt. of the Guard.

     Sir Kt. J. H. Mendenhall .....................Guard of the Tower.

     Sir Kt. Edwin Reynolds ...........................Prelate.

     Sir Kt. A. F. Carpenter .......................Organist.

     Sir Kt. Jas. McCaughie ...... ..........Sentinel.

     Sir Kts. C. S. Abbott, P. McKay, Robert Birnie ..............Trustees.

 

Architect Rose Croix Chapter, No. 4 of New York, was organized at Yorkville, August, 1866.

 

OFFICERS

 

Ill. Bro. Jas. Gorton ....................... Most Wise.

Ill. Bro. W. H. Marshall ............Sen. Warden.

Ill. Bro. Richard Banfield ................Jun. Warden.

Ill. Bro. Moses Bernhard ............. Orator.

Sir Kt. Richard Schofield ..................Conductor.

Sir Kt. Wm. A. Conklin ....................Archivist.

Sir Kt. J. T. Van Winkle ...................Treasurer.

Sir Kt. J. A. Pendleton .................Capt. of the Guard.

Sir Kt. Herman Elstroth ................Guard of the Tower.

Sir Kt. W. H. Merriam ......................Sentinel.

Primitive Rose Croix Chapter, No. 5 of New York, was organized at New York, September 7, 1866.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. Benjamin S. Hill ...............Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. Charles Latour .................Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. George Russ ...................Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Robert Boyd Hardy ............Orator.

     Sir Kt. john S. Loughery ................Conductor.

     Sir Kt. H. Clay Lanius ............Archivist.

     Sir Kt. William Scott ...........................Treasurer.

     Sir Kt. H. R. Chapman .....................Capt. of the Guard.

     Sir Kt. Adam White .........................Guard of the Tower.

     Sir Kt. Robert John .........................Somerville Prelate.

     Sir Kt. Richard Horner....................... Organist.

     Sir Kt. Andrew Ferguson ...................Sentinel.

     Sir Kts. J. A. Macdonald, Wm. Fullagar, John T. Davis ...........Trustees.

Passaic Rose Croix Chapter, No. I of New Jersey, was organized at Newark, September 24, 1866.

OFFICERS.

     Ill. Bro. James B. Taylor ......................Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. Wm. D. Rutan ............Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. David Ayres .............Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Jacob W. Crane .................Orator.

     Sir Kt. Eliphalite Smith ....................Jun. Archivist.

     Sir Kt. Wm. Prinver ..........................Treasurer.

     Sir Kt. Edw. Pressinger ..................Capt. of the Guard.

     Sir Kt. Francis Bell ......................Guard of the Tower.

     Sir Kt. David A. Johnson .............................Prelate.

     Sir Kt. Wm. O'Brien .............................Sentinel.

Olive Branch Rose Croix Chapter, No. 6 of New York, was organized at Brooklyn, October 17, 1866.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. Charles Latour ...........Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. Henry E. Day ...............Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. J. Windle Fowler .............Jun. Warden.

    Ill. Bro. A. G. Bishop .. .............Orator.

    Sir Kt. Wm. J. Read .... ...Conductor.

    Sir Kt. J. W. Buckbee .. ....................Archivist.

     Sir Kt. H. L. Foote .......................Treasurer.

     Sir Kt. Hiram Bloomer, .................Jr. Capt. of the Guard.

     Sir Kt. Lawrence Tower .................Guard of the Tower.

     Sir Kt. W. F. Gilbert ......... ....Organist.

     Sir Kt. J. W. Hastings ........ Sentinel.

     Sir Kts. Wm. McBride,

     Wm. E. Sprague,

     J. W. Burnham ...............Trustees.

Oriental Rose Croix Chapter, No. I of the District of Columbia, was organized at Washington, November, 1866.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. J. B. Will . ................Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. John Lockie .... ………..Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. A. G. Dietrick . ........Jun. Warden.

Ancient Rose Croix Chapter, No. 2 of the District of Columbia,   was organized at Washington, November, 1866.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. John R. Thompson .................Most, Wise.

     Ill. Bro. Geo. W. Francis ...................Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Stephen A. Doyle .....................Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Robert A. Champion ...................Orator.

     Sir Kt. M. H. Dillon ... ........................Conductor.

     Sir Kt. H. O. Hood ............................ Archivist.

     Sir Kt. C. F. Jarvis .......................... Treasurer.

     Sir Kt. M. B. Gordon .. ......................Capt. of the Guard.

     Sir Kt. Albert Partridge ...................... Guard of the Tower.

     Sir Kt. T. Creaser ... .........................Sentinel.

Hercules, Sublime Council, No. I of the District of Columbia, was organized at Washington, the same month.

     Jan. 4th, 1867, a charter was granted for a Mystic Temple, 32nd deg., Princes of Memphis for the State of Louisiana, and the following were appointed the first

OFFICERS

Ill. Bro. J. Q. A. Fellows ..................Grand Master of Light.

Ill. Bro. Edward Barnett .................Grand Orator.

Ill. Bro. Wm. R. Whitaker ............... Grand Annalist.

Ill. Bro. Thos. 0. May .................Grand Treasurer.

Ill. Bro. J. P. Buckner .................Grand Ceryce.

Ill. Bro. Robert Watson ....................................... ............Grand Keeper of Rites.

Ill. Bro. E. T. Parker ... ..............Grand Examiner.

Ill. Bro. Harry T. Hayes ...............Grand Master of Ceremonies.

Ill. Bro. Thomas Cripps .................Grand Conductor.

Ill. Bro. J. B. Walton .................Grand Guard of the Council.

Ill. Bro. Alfred Shaw .................Grand Representative.

At the same time, January, 1867, Charters were issued for Mizraim Chapter, No. I of Louisiana, and No. 15 of the Sov. Sanc.; Heliopolis Senate No. I of Louisiana, and No. 10 of the S. S.; and Delta Sublime Council, Thirtieth Degree, No. I of Louisiana, and No. 2 of the S. S., all at New Orleans.

OFFICERS OF MIZRAIM CHAPTER

 

     Ill. Bro. Hugh Breen ..........................Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. W. C. Driver ........................Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. J. W. Davis ...........................Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. John Anderson .........................Orator.

     Sir Kt. A. W. Benedict ........................Conductor.

     Sir Kt. J. W. Pearce ..........................Archivist.

     Sir Kt. D. C. Johnson .........................Treasurer.

     Sir Kt. J. D. Scott ..............................Capt. of the Guard.

     Sir Kt. Andrew Heero ........................Guard of the Tower.

     Sir Kt. T. Carroll .......   ....................Prelate.

     Sir Kt. Thos. Cripps ... ......................Organist.

     Sir Kt. T. D. Clarke .... ......................Sentinel.

OFFICERS OF HELIOPOLIS SENATE

      Ill. Bro. W. L. Stanford ........................Sub. G. Corn.

    Ill. Bro. J. Anderson .........................Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

    Ill. Bro. W. C. Driver .....................Jun. Kt. Interpreter.

    Ill. Bro. C. L. Walker .......... ............Orator.

    Ill. Bro. B. R. Lawrence ..................Recorder.

    Ill. Bro. D. C. Johnson .................. Kt. of Finance.

    Ill. Bro. C. H. Reed .....................Archivist.

    Ill. Bro. J. D. Scott.................... Marshal.

    Ill. Bro. J. H. Behan ................ Kt. of Introduction.

    Ill. Bro. J. W. Davis................. Accompanier.

    Ill. Bro. T Carroll ....................Capt. of the Guard.

    Ill. Bro. A. Heero .....................Standard Bearer.

    Ill. Bro. J. W. Pearce .................Sword Bearer.

    Ill. Bro. T. D. Clarke .................Guardian of the Sanctuary.

    Ill. Bro. T. Cripps ………………………Organist.

    Ill. Bro. H. Breen ……………………….Sentinel.

OFFICERS OF DELTA SUBLIME COUNCIL

    Ill. Bro. J. W. Davis ...................Sublime Dai.

    Ill. Bro. H. Breen ......................First Mystagogue.

    Ill. Bro. W. C. Driver ..................Second Mystagogue.

    Ill. Bro. J. Anderson ...................Orator.

    Ill. Bro. J. W. Pearce .................Secretary.

     Ill. Bro. D. C. Johnson ...................Treasurer.

     Ill. Bro. A. Heero ......................Grand Expert.

     Ill. Bro. A. W. Benedict .... .........Archivist.

     Ill. Bro. J. D. Scott ..................Messenger of Science.

     Ill. Bro. B. R. Lawrence .... .......Accompanier.

     Ill. Bro. W. L. Stanford ..................Standard Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. T. D. Clarke ....................Sword Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. T. Carroll .....................Guardian of the Sanctuary.

     Ill. Bro. T. Cripps.......................... Organist.

     Ill. Bro. C. H. Reed ...........................Sentinel.

 

     The M. Ill. G. Master visited Peoria, Illinois, and on the 9th of February, 1867, instituted Pyramid Rose Croix Chapter, No. I of Illinois.

 

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. Justin E. Dow ......................Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. Thos. D. Gautt ................Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. C. A. Rich ......................Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Wm. Rounseville ...................Orator.

     Sir Kt. Charles Spalding .................Conductor.

     Sir Kt. W. Copeland ........................Archivist.

     Sir Kt. M. E. Erler .........................Treasurer.

     Sir Kt. J. Higbie ............... ......Captain of the Guard.

     Sir Kt. F. M. Barrett ................Guard of the Tower.

     Sir Kt. Samuel Tart .............. ...Prelate

     Sir Kt. F. M. Reinhart ..............Organist.

     Sir Kt. T. H. Randolph .................Sentinel.

Isis Senate of H. P., 20th Deg., No. I of Illinois, was instituted at the same time and place, and the following officers installed:

OFFICERS

 

     Ill. Bro. Wm. Rounseville ………..........…Sub. Grand Commander.

     Ill. Bro. C. Spalding …………………..........Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. Samuel Tart .........................Jun. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. W. Y. Francis ........................Orator.

     Ill. Bro. W. Copeland .......................Recorder.

     Ill. Bro. M. E. Erler ..........................Kt. of Finance.

     Ill. Bro. F. M. Barrett .........................Archivist.

     Ill. Bro. J. E. Dow ............................Marshal.

     Ill. Bro. F. M. Reinhart .....................Kt. of Introduction.

     Ill. Bro. D. Spencer ........................Accompanier.

     Ill. Bro. John Higbie ......................Captain of the Guard.

     Ill. Bro. H. E. Seley ........................Standard Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. T. D. Gautt ........................ Sword Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. T. H. Randolph ...................Sentinel.

Cheops Rose Croix Chapter, No 2 of Illinois, was instituted at Peoria, February 24, 1867.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. Louis Furst ....... Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. J. P. Singer ....... Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. J. Lorenz .......... Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Marx Moses ...... Orator.

Diogenes Senate, No. 2 of Illinois, was organized at the same time and place.

                             OFFICERS

 

     Ill. Bro. J. N. Neglas, M. D ...................Sub. Grand Commander.

     Ill. Bro. Aug. Reen ..................Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. Henry Ullman .....................Jun. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. G. Stiehl ..........................Recorder.

NOTE - Cheops Chapter and Diogenes Senate, work in the German language.

Covenant Rose Croix Chapter, No. 5 of Illinois, was organized April 24, 1867, by the Gd. Mas. Gen., assisted by Ill. Bro. Wm. Rounseville, Thirty-third Degree, at Eureka.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. David P. N. Sanderson ......................Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. J. A. Davis .... .................Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. L. T. Blair ..... ....................Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. E. P. Hall ......... .................Orator.

     Sir Kt. Thos. Bullock, ..............Jr. Conductor.

     Sir Kt. James W. Finley ................Archivist.

     Sir Kt. Peter Bennage ..... ...................Treasurer.

     Sir Kt. Thos. H. Gray .......................Captain of the Guard.

     Sir Kt. Alonzo Hale ........................Guard of the Tower.

     Sir Kt. Sylvester Wright . ...................Prelate.

     Sir Kt. W. G. Vandyke .........................Sentinel.

Emanuel Rose Croix Chapter, No. 3 of Illinois, and No. 17 of the Sanctuary, was instituted, and the following officers for the ensuing year were installed and inducted into office in A. and P. form, at Pekin, during the same month.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. Dr. Samuel Wagenseller .................Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. N. W. Green ..............Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Henry Wilkey .................Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. John S. Milam ....... .....................Orator.

     Sir Kt. John Cohonour ...............Conductor.

     Sir Kt. W. W. Clemens ........................Archivist.

     Sir Kt. Peter Weyrich ......................Treasurer.

     Sit Kt. F. S. Hubbler ....................Captain of the Guard.

     Sir Kt. W. H. Siebert ..............Guard of the Tower.

     Sir Kt. John B. Orr ............ ...........................Sentinel.

Jabulum Rose Croix Chapter, No. 4 of Illinois, at Moawequa, Zodiac Rose Croix Chapter, No. 6 of Illinois, at Chillicothe, and Bezaleel Rose Croix Chapter, No. 7 of Illinois, at Lacon, were organized during the same Spring.

Eleuisis Rose Croix Chapter, No. I of Iowa, was organized April 30, 1867, at Burlington.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. Mortimer E. Gillette ..............Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. Wm. E. Woodward ..............Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Warner Miller ....................Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Samuel W. Snow . ...............Orator.

     Sir Kt. Logan Steece ....................Conductor.

     Sir Kt. E. C. Parsons .....................Archivist.

     Sir Kt. Geo. A. McArthur .............Treasurer.

     Sir Kt. Samuel J. Lane……………. Captain of the Guard.

Karnak Senate of H. P., No. I of Iowa, was organized at Burlington, April 30, 1867.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. Wm. E. Woodward .................Sub. Grand Commander.

     Ill. Bro. R. M. Raab ..................Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. Samuel J. Lane ........... Jun. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. Wm. Bolton ........ .......Orator.

     Ill. Bro. H. R. Rhein …………………. Recorder.

     Ill. Bro. Samuel Lehman ...............Kt. of Finance.

     Ill. Bro. Soloman Kohn ..............Archivist.

     Ill. Bro. M. E. Gillette ....................Marshal.

     Ill. Bro. E. C. Parsons …………………..Kt. of Introduction.

     Ill. Bro. S. W. Snow...... ..............................Accompanier.

     Ill. Bro. Frank X. Kuechen ...........Captain of the Guard.

     Ill. Bro. G. A. McArthur ...........Standard Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. Christian Miller .........................Sword Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. J. M, Broad ..................Sentinel.

Pythagoras Senate of H. P., No. 3 of Illinois, was organized at Eureka, May 9, 1867.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. David P. N. Sanderson ....................Sub. Grand Com.

     Ill. Bro. Sylvester Wright ...............Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. B. D. Meek .....................Jun. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. James N. Finley ........................Recorder.

     Ill. Bro. J. A. Davis .........................Kt. of Finance.

     Ill. Bro. Henry Damerill .....................Archivist.

     Ill. Bro. E. P. Hall ...........................Orator.

     Ill. Bro. Thomas Bullock Jr. ………………Marshal.

     Ill. Bro. Sampson Shockley ...............Kt. of Introduction.

     Ill. Bro. J. J. Rassmussen ......................Accompanier.

     Ill. Bro. L. T. Blair ................ Capt. of the Guard.

     Ill. Bro. Thos. H Gray ………...Standard Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. Ezra P. Meek ................Sword Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. Alonzo Hale ..................Guardian of the Sanctuary.

     Ill. Bro. John G. Wood ..... ............................Sentinel.

E. A. Guilbert, P. G. Master Grand Lodge of Iowa; R. W. Simeon D. Welling; R. W. Geo. B. Van Saun; R. W. F. H. Griggs; R. W. Jas. L. Enos; R. W. J. Chapman, and R. W. T. Schriener, received the degrees at the Annual Grand Lodge Communication at Burlington, Iowa, 1867.

Sirius Sublime Council, 30th Deg., No. I of Illinois, was organized at Peoria, on Wednesday, June 12, 1867.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. J. N. Neglas ................Sub. Dai.

     Ill. Bro. H. E. Seley ..................First Mystagogue.

    Ill. Bro. D. T. N. Sanderson .................Second Mystagogue.

    Ill. Bro. Wm. McLean ............... Orator.

    Ill. Bro. M. E. Erler .. .................Treasurer.

    Ill. Bro. Charles Spalding ..............Secretary.

    Ill. Bro. George Broad ..............Grand Expert.

    Ill. Bro. john G. Treager .................Standard Bearer.

    Ill. Bro. Wm. Oberhouser ....................Sword Bearer.

    Ill. Bro. D. W. Meek ................ Messenger of Science.

    Ill. Bro. Charles A. Rich ..............Archivist.

    Ill. Bro. C. W. Carroll . .......Accompanier.

    Ill. Bro. J. M. Eiser .... ...............Guardian of the Sanctuary.

    Ill. Bro. F.  M. Barrett. . .....................Sentinel.

Kadosh Rose Croix Chapter, No. I of Wisconsin, was organized. at Milwaukee, June 27, 1867.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. Robert B. Miller ..............Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. M. J. Higgins .................Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. J. L. Sexton .......................Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. W. H. Rainstead ....................Orator.

     Sir Kt. John E. Armitage ................Conductor.

     Sir Kt. Mark Hendricks ...... ..............Archivist.

     Sir Kt. John Gilman .....................Treasurer.

Extract from the official bulletin of the Grand Orient of Italy, published at Florence, the 21st day of July, 1867.

Correspondence with the Sovereign Sanctuary of the Rite of Memphis for America.

This Rite has conformed to the number of degrees of Universal Masonry, thus adding a high attribute of wisdom to its Illustrious Chief. The Ninety-sixth Degree of the Rite of Memphis, in America, as in France, has been reduced to thirty three degrees.     

SALVA

A L. G. D. S. A. D. L. U.

GRAND ORIENT OF ITALIAN MASONRY:

Very Ill. and Very dear Bro. - Our Very Ill. and Very dear Bro., Francisco de Lucca, has received your fraternal communication of the 23d of April last, and desires me to send his personal and most sincere thanks. We send to you, with your patent, that of the Ill. Bro. John J. Crane, which for some time have been prepared, but owing to the absence of one of our brothers, whose signature was necessary they have been retarded.

You will at the same time receive the official Bulletin of the G. O. of Italy, containing the acts of the Masonic assembly at Naples.

We also take the opportunity of informing you that the Ill. Bro. John J. Crane, M. D., has been appointed as our representative near the Sov. Sanctuary. Trusting that this nomination will be happily accepted on his part, receive the triple assurance of Masonic love for yourself and your Brethren.

Orient of Florence, July 18 1867.

The G. Chancellor, M. MACCHI, 33rd Degree.

The 1st Dep. G. M. Acting. G. M. L. FRAPOLLI, 33rd  Degree.

To the Ill. G. Master of the Sov, Sanctuary of the A, and P. Rite at New York.

No.2

G. O. OF MASONRY FOR ITALY AND ITS COLONIES:

WE, Grand Master of Masonry for Italy, in view of the fraternal Communications that now exist between our G. O. and the Sov. Sanctuary of the Rite of Memphis, for America, and that the Ill. Bro. john J. Crane, 33rd Degree, by his fraternal kindness, has contributed to the firm establishment of these communications:

And considering it for the good of the Masonic Order to maintain and continue these communications, we issue this notice of the Council of the Order:

We have decreed, and it is decreed

ARTICLE I - The Very Ill. Bro. John J. Crane, M. D., 33rd Degree, member of the Sov. Sanctuary of Memphis, at New York, is appointed Gr. Representative of the G. O. of Italy, near the said Sov. Sanctuary.

ART. 2 - Our G. Chancellor, the Brother M. Macchi, is charged with the notification of the present degree.

Done at Florence, at the Masonic Hotel, the 18th of July, 1867

(Signed) L. FRAPOLLI, 33rd Degree.

The 1st Dep. G. Master

Pio Aducci, 33rd Degree, ........G. Archivist.

M. MACCHI, 33rd Degree, G. Chancellor.

Eleuisinian Rose Croix Chapter, No. 8 of Illinois, was organized at Chicago, JUly 22, 1867.

 

OFFICERS

 

     Ill. Bro. De Witt C. Cregier …………..Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. David A. Cashman ……………..Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Geo. W. Barnard …………… Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. H. W. Turner …………………Orator.

     Sir Kt. W. A. Sheridan .... ......Conductor.

     Sir Kt. J. D. Whitney ...... Archivist.

     Sir Kt. George B. Carpenter ………Treasurer.

     Sir Kt. W. F. Holcomb …………..Capt. of the Guard.

     Sir Kt. Wm. Lapham ………….. Guard of the Tower.

     Sir Kt. J. I. Spafford ...... Prelate.

     Sir Kt. D. T. Walker ..... Organist.

     Sir Kt. J.Bowers .................Sentinel.

Nov. 14, 1867. - The Sovereign Sanctuary, duly convened, confirmed the following appointments:

Ill. Bro. Wm. Rounseville, 33rd Deg .........Grand Rep., Illinois.

Ill. Bro. Wm. E. Woodward, 33rd Deg ………….Grand Rep., Iowa.

Ill. Bro. Wm. A. Hershiser, 33rd Deg …………..Grand Rep., Ohio.

Ill. Bro. john D. Jennings, 33rd Deg …………..Grand Rep., Michigan.

Ill. Bro. Robert D. Miller, 33rd Deg …………..Grand Rep., Wisconsin.

Ill. Bro. Thos. L. A. Valiquet, 33rd Deg ………..Grand Rep., Colorado.

Ill. Bro. Justin E. Dow, 33rd Deg …….Dep. Grand Rep., at Peoria, Ill.

Ill. Bro. John N. Neglas, M. D., 33rd Deg. …………….Dep. Grand Rep., at Peoria, Ill. for German Chap. and Senates.

Ill. Bro. R. W. Dewitt C. Cregier, 33rd Deg.....Dep. Gr. Rep., Chicago, Ill.

Ill. Bro. Rev. john McLeish, 33rd Deg …………Dep. Gr. Rep., Lacon, Ill.

Ill. Bro. R. W. M. D. Chamberlin, 33rd Deg. ……… Dep.Gr.Rep., Freeport, Ill.

Ill. Bro. R. W. E. A. Guilbert, 33rd Deg. ………. Dep. Gr. Rep., Dubuque, Iowa.

Ill. Bro. V. E. Jas. R. Hartsock, 33rd Deg……………… Dep. Gr. Rep., Iowa City, Iowa.

Ill. Bro. M. E. C. H. H. Hemenway, 33rd Deg…………Dep. Gr. Rep., Lansing, Iowa.

Ill. Bro. R. W. M. E. Gillette, 33rd Deg. ……... Dep. Gr. Rep., Burlington, Iowa.

Ill. Bro. R. W. C. S. Rollin, 33rd Deg …….Dep. Gr. Rep., Decorah, Iowa.

Ill. Bro. Wm. B. Langridge, 33rd Deg…………..Dep. Gr. Rep., Muscatine, Iowa.

Ill. Bro. G. Fred. Wiltsie, 33rd Deg ...Dep. Gr. Rep., Newburgh, N. Y.

Ill. Bro. Robert Gwynn, 33rd Deg ……….Dep. Gr. Rep., Cincinnati, O.

Osiris Senate, No. I of Connecticut, Was organized at Bridgeport, Nov. 20, 1867.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. James L. Gould …………. Sub. Grand Commander.

     Ill. Bro. S. T. Bartlett Jun…………… Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. Samuel J. Larkin………… Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. A. A. Kell .............. Orator.

     Ill. Bro. W. B. Snyder ………….. Recorder.

     Ill. Bro. W. H. Bibbin ..........Archivist.

     Ill. Bro. W. Welch ………….. Kt. of Finance.

Shekinah Rose Croix Chapter, No. I of Conn., and Serapis Sublime Council, No. I of Conn., were organized at the same time and place.

Myrtle Rose Croix Chapter, No. 9 of Illinois, No. 24 S.S.; Trismegistran Senate, No. 4 of Illinois, and No. 16 of S.S.; Rameses Council, 30th Degree, No. 2 of Illinois, and No. 4 of S.S., were organized by the Deputy Representative, Ill. Bro. D. C. Cregier, 33rd Degree, during the Fall of 1867.

Officers of Myrtle Rose Croix Chapter, No. 9 of Illinois:

                          OFFICERS

 

  Ill. Bro. H. W. Turner ……………..Most Wise.

  Ill. Bro. A. D. Bascomb …………….. Sen. Warden.

  Ill. Bro. T. C. Hatch ……………….. Jun. Warden.

  Ill. Bro. J. E. Church ……………….. Orator.

  Sir Kt. J. D. Wilson …………………. Conductor.

  Sir Kt. W. T. D. Droodt …………… Archivist.

  Sir Kt. john Walwork ………………..Treasurer.

  Sir Kt. J. C. Viberts …………………..Capt. of the Guard.

  Sir Kt. E. Stevens ……………………..Guard of the Tower.

  Sir Kt. W. S. Ryans ………………..… Sentinel.

Officers of Trismegistran Senate, No. 4 of Illinois:

OFFICERS

Ill. Bro. D. A. Cashman ..............Sub. Gr. Com.

Ill. Bro. G. W. Barnard ...........Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

Ill. Bro. W. Lapham. . ………………Jun. Kt. Interpreter.

Ill. Bro. H. Guerdon ..............Orator.

Ill. Bro. J. B. Lewis …………………...Recorder.

Ill. Bro. D. Smedley .................Kt. of Finance.

Ill. Bro. J. I. Spafford ...................Archivist.

Ill. Bro. W. W. Kennedy ..................Marshal.

Ill. Bro. A. H. Vanzwoll ..................Kt. of Introduction.

Ill. Bro. C. C. Garber ...........................Accompanier.

Ill. Bro. W. F. Washburn ......................Capt. of the Guard.

Ill. Bro. W. A. Sheridan .......................Standard Bearer.

Ill. Bro. C. P. Silva ................................................ .....................Sword Bearer.

Ill. Bro. H. Crane ………………………Guardian of the Sanctuary.

Ill. Bro. N. Bowers ....... Sentinel.

Officers of Rameses Sublime Council, No. 2 of Illinois.

OFFICERS

Ill. Bro. Wm. Lapham  .........Sub. Dai.

Ill. Bro. W. A. Sheridan .............First Mystagogue.

Ill. Bro. J. I. Spafford ....................Second Mystagogue.

Ill. Bro. C. C. Hubbard ..............Orator.

Ill. Bro. W. R. Stubblefield ...............Treasurer.

Ill. Bro. C. P. Silva ..................Secretary.

Ill. Bro. A. H. Vanzwoll ................Gd. Expert.

Ill. Bro. Robert Hall …………………….Archivist.

Ill. Bro. Geo. L. Oltman ……………..Mess. of S.

Ill. Bro. E. P. Woodruff …………………….Accompanier.

Ill. Bro. E. B. Mann .....................Standard Bearer.

Ill. Bro. W. F. Holcomb ………………….Sword Bearer.

Ill. Bro. T. W. Wilmarth ……………….Guardian of the Sanctuary.

Ill. Bro. J. N. Bowers .... Sentinel.

Hierosolyma Rose Croix Chapter, No. 7 of New York, and 25 of the Sovereign Sanctuary, was publicly installed at Irving Hall, New York City, May 2, 1868.

OFFICERS

           Ill. Bro. S. W. Ford ......... ...Most Wise.

           Ill. Bro. C. Mackey ………………… Sen. Warden.

           Ill. Bro. Levi J. Isaacs .................Jun. Warden.

           Ill. Bro. W. R. Ford ...... ...........Orator.

           Sir Kt. S. W. E. Beckner ……………………Treasurer.

May 15, 1868, the Ill. Sov. Grand Master instituted, and installed the following brethren as officers of Memphian Rose Croix Chapter, No. 27, Of the Sov. Sanctuary, and No. I of Ohio, in Ancient and Primitive Form at Cincinnati.

OFFICERS

 

           Ill. Bro. John R. Blakemore ………………….Most Wise.

           Ill. Bro. Geo. W. George ……………………Sen. Warden.

           Ill. Bro. S. C. Benjamin …………………Jun. Warden.

           Ill. Bro. J. E. Stewart …………………..Orator.

           Sir Kt. G. D. Parks …………………….. Conductor.

           Sir Kt. H. S. Brewster ..... .......Archivist.

           Sir Kt. J. W. Foote. ........ ......................Treasurer.

           Sir Kt. A. F. Shaw ………………………..Capt. of the Guard.

           Sir Kt. E. H. Kirk ………………………..Guard of the Tower.

           Sir Kt. Jacob Ernst ………………......... Prelate.

           Sir Kt. R. H. Stone …………………… Organist.

           Sir Kt. H. Douglass ……………………..Sentinel.

At the same place and time Acacian Senate of H. P., 20th Degree, No. 1 of Ohio, and No. 17 of the Sov. Sanctuary, was duly organized, and the following brethren installed as its first.

OFFICERS

           Ill. Bro. T. W. Bartley ……………….Sub. Gd. Com.

           Ill. Bro. Wm. Cowgill ………………..Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

           Ill. Bro. Abner Thorp ....................Jun. Kt. Interpreter.

           Ill. Bro. R. H. Stone ....... Orator.

           Ill. Bro. Henry Agg .....................Recorder.

           Ill. Bro. J. W. Foote ……………….Kt. of Finance.

           Ill. Bro. H. Moore ........ Archivist.

           Ill. Bro. H. Balby .......... Marshal.

    Ill. Bro. J. T. Richie ...........................Kt. of Introduction.

    Ill. Bro. J. W. Hart ...... Accompanier.

     Ill. Bro. H. Seaman …………………. Capt. of the Guard.

     Ill. Bro. A. Snodgrass . ....Standard Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. F. A. Bateman ............Sword Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. P. N. Deal Guardian of the Sanctuary.

     Ill. Bro. J. T. Vansant ... Sentinel.

At the request and earnest desire of the craft to complete the organization, a Sublime Council, 30th Degree, was also instituted, its officers, as given below, duly installed, and the Charter, with those of the Chapter and Senate, granted:

OFFICERS OF ORIENT COUNCIL

 

     Ill. Bro. Alexander Long ……………….Sub. Dai.

     Ill. Bro. T. O. Thorp ……………………..First Mystagogue.

     Ill. Bro. J. H. Seaman ………………………Second Mystagogue.

     Ill. Bro. Charles W. Moulton ………………..Orator.

     Ill. Bro. J. W. Foote ……………………………Treasurer.

     Ill. Bro. H. S. Brewster …………………….Secretary.

     Ill. Bro. C. T. Forristall ……………………Grand Expert.

     Ill. Bro. Howard Douglass ………………….Archivist.

     Ill. Bro. M. McFadden ………………………Mess. of Science.

     Ill. Bro. M. Champlin ………………………….Accompanier.

     Ill. Bro. C. F. Schroeder ….................Standard Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. H. M. Merrill ………………………..Sword Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. J. M. Blair ……………………….Guardian of the Sanctuary.

     Ill. Bro. R. S. Burford ………………………Sentinel.

Ill. Bro. Alexander Long, 33rd Degree, was appointed Grand Representative of the State, and Ill. Bro. T. W. Bartley, 33rd Degree, as Deputy Representative for this portion of Ohio, by the Grand Master General.

Eliah Rose Croix Chapter, No. 10 of New York, and No. 28 of the Sov. Sanc., was instituted June 5, 1868, at Brooklyn, E. D.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. H. C. Sawtell ……………………Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. Edwin George ……………………Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. L. W. Sawtell ………………………Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Samuel Stretch ……………………..Orator.

     Sir Kt. J. J. GreenhaIgh ……………………Archivist.

     Sir Kt. John Roworth ………………………..Treasurer.                                              

Ill. Bros. James N. Hubbs, John J. Gorman, Henry W. Morris, John Young, Levi H. Willard, F. A. Richshoffer, Isaac C. Dingman, Willard C. Black, George W. Close, B. L. Cohen, W. W. Calwell, Wallace C. Dickson, having previously received the degrees of the A. and P. Rite from the Grand Hierophant, were affiliated with the Sovereign Sanctuary and its subordinate bodies, June 14, 1868.

Sanhedrim Rose Croix Chapter, No. 9 of New York, was installed, and its beautiful rooms publicly dedicated, at Brooklyn,     E. D., July 9, 1868.

OFFICERS

Ill. Bro. A. B. Barnes ………………………. Most Wise.

Ill. Bro. J. J. Rogers ……………………..Sen. Warden.

Ill. Bro. J. A. Niebrugge ..................Jun. Warden.

Ill. Bro. T. W. Eccleston ...................Orator.

Sir Kt. I. Douglas ………………………. Conductor.

Sir Kt. J. L. Hasbrouck ……………….. Archivist.

Sir Kt. T. S. Gill …………………………… Treasurer.

Sir Kt. C. S. Abbott ……………………….Capt. of the Guard.

Sir Kt. J. H. Mendelhall ………………….Guard of the Tower.

Sir Kt. W. Olmsted ……………………Prelate.

Sir Kt. W. Cord ............... Organist.

Sir Kt. J. H. Johnson ......... Sentinel.

Sir Kts. J. Douglas, A. H. Marenus, R. H. Fargue ………………Trustees.

 

    A Mystic Temple, 32nd Degree, in and for the State of

New York was organized, and the following Ill. Brethren installed, at Odd Fellows Hall, City of New York, February 5, 1869:

GRAND OFFICERS

Ill. Bro. Andrew M. Underhill, 33rd …………Deg. Grand Master of Light.

Ill. Bro. Benjamin S. Hill, 33rd ………………Degree Grand Orator.

Ill. Bro. john Hanna, 33rd Degree …………….Grand Annalist.

Ill. Bro. Oscar Mussinan, 33rd Degree …………….Grand Treasurer.

Ill. Bro. B. Reed, 33rd Degree……………….Grand Examiner.

Ill. Bro. W. H. Jones, 32nd Degree .............. Grand Keeper of the Rite.

Ill. Bro. Daniel Hooper, 33rd Degree …………….Grand Ceryce.

Ill. Bro. Thos. W. Eccleston, 33rd Degree ……………..G. M. of C.

Ill. Bro. A. B. Barnes, 33rd Degree……………….. Grand Conductor.

Ill. Bro. H. A. Adams, 32nd Degree ………….. Grand Gd. of the Council.

Ill. Bro. G. Fred Wiltsie, 33rd Degree ……………..Grand Representative.

Ill. Bro. Wm. F. Moller, 33rd Degree………………..Dep. Representatives.

Ill. Bro. Chas. E. Cosgrove, 32nd Degree,

Ill. Bro. John Langtree, 32nd Degree…………………. Assistant G. Orator.

Ill. Bro. Thomas C. Cassidy. 33rd Degree……… Assistant G. Annalist.

Ill. Bro, Henry M, Clark, 33rd Degree. ………Assistant G. Treasurer.

Ill. Bro. Isaac C. Chapman, 32nd Degree,……………………. Assistant G. Examiner.

Ill. Bro. David A. Scott, 32nd Degree …..Assist. G. Keeper of R.

Ill. Bro. Wesley B. Church, 33rd Degree …………..Assist. G. M. of C.

Ill. Bro. Thomas Bennett, 32nd Degree………….. Assist. Grand Ceryce.

Ill. Bro Louis Berger, 32nd Degree. …………Assist. Grand Conductor.

Ill. Bro. Alvin Graff, 32nd Degree ……….. Assist. Grand Guard of C.

Ill. Bro. Rev. Sam. J. Corneille, 32nd Degree, ………….Grand Prelate.

Ill. Bro. Rev. William Dymond, 32nd Degree,……………. Grand Prelate.

Eureka Rose Croix Chapter, No. I of California was organized at San Francisco, February 5, 1869.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. Augustus E. Phelps ………..Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. J. B. Dobbie ..... .............Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Daniel Mitchell ............Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. E. M. Cottrell ……………………..Orator.

     Sir Kt. Robert Gowenlock ………………….Conductor.

     Sir Kt. John O. Doane ………………………….Archivist.

     Sir Kt. C. H. Wetherbee ……………………..Treasurer.

     Sir Kt. S. H. Kent .. …………………..Capt. of the Guard.

     Sir Kt. W. P. Davidson …………………Guard of the Tower.

     Sir Kt. James Patterson ……………………………Prelate.

     Sir Kt. H. Blyth ……………………. Organist.

     Sir Kt. James H. Skelly ……………………..Sentinel.

Golden Gate Senate, of H. P. Twentieth Degree, No. I of California, was organized at San Francisco, February 5, 1869.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. W. S. Phelps .............. Sub. G. Com.

     Ill. Bro. J. B. Dobbie ..............Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. S. H. Kent ..................Jun. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. R. Gowenlock ..... Orator.

     Ill. Bro. A. E. Phelps ..... Marshal.

     Ill. Bro. D. Mitchell ...... Recorder.

     Ill. Bro. C. H. Wetherbee ………………Kt. of Finance.

     Ill. Bro. George S. Watt …………………Archivist.

     Ill. Bro. E. Cottrell ……………….Kt. of Introduction.

     Ill. Bro. J. Patterson ………………… Accompanier.

     Ill. Bro. James M. Pike …………………Capt. of the Guard.

     Ill. Bro. H. Blyth …………………Standard Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. J. H. Skelly …………….. Guardian of the Sanctuary.

     Ill. Bro. W. P. Davidson …………………Sword Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. John O. Doane ……………………Sentinel.

                                                                     

Yosemite Sublime Council, 30th Degree, No. 1 of California was organized at San Francisco, February 5, 1869.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. Edward M. Cottrell …………………Sub. Dai.

     Ill. Bro. S. H. Kent .... .......First Mystagogue.

     Ill. Bro. J. B. Dobbie ...................Second Mystagogue.

     Ill. Bro. H. Blyth ......... ............Orator.

     Ill. Bro. C. H. Wetherbee ...  ………..Treasurer.

     Ill. Bro. J. O. Doane .......... Secretary.

     Ill. Bro. D. Mitchell ..... .............Archivist.

     Ill. Bro. J. M. Pike ......... Mess. of S.

     Ill. Bro. W. S. Phelps ... ................Accompanier.

     Ill. Bro. Geo. S. Watt  ……………. . Standard Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. W. P. Davidson ………………….Sword Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. R. Gowenlock . .............Guardian of the Sanctuary.

     Ill. Bro. J. H. Skelly .................Sentinel.

Pennsylvania Rose Croix Chapter, No.1 of Pennsylvania, was organized at Philadelphia, March 1, 1869.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. Wm. Brown, M. D …………….Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. Augustus Plaff …………………….Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Joshua K. Hughes ………………..Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. joseph B. Roberts …………………Orator.

     Sir Kt. Samuel MeClennan ……………….Conductor.

     Sir Kt. Horace H. Gregg  . …………………Archivist.

     Sir Kt. T. L. Vanderslice …………………Treasurer.

     Sir Kt. John McCahan ................Capt. of the Guard.

     Sir Kt. Samuel Sargible ………………Guard of the Tower.

     Sir Kt. G. Aldrigge ............ .................Prelate.

     Sir Kt. P. A. Welder ......... .........................Organist.

     Sir Kt. Christian X. Fisher ......................Sentinel.

On receipt of this Communication all the Asylums of the Ancient and Primitive Rite were ordered to be draped in mourning for the space of six months.

March 1, 1869. - Shekinah Rose Croix Chapter No. 2, Pharmathi Senate No. I and Harpocrates Sublime Council, No. 1 of Penn., were organized at Reading.

A new charter was issued to the Grand Council for the Thirtieth Degree, instead of the Ninetieth, and it was designated as Alpha Sublime Council No. I of N. Y.

One was also granted the Senate for the 2oth instead of the 42nd degree, under the name of Samothrace Senate No. I of N. Y.

The trouble existing between the Grand Orient of France, and our brethren in Louisiana, gave rise to the following Edict and resolutions :

T. T. G. 0. T. S. A. 0. T. U.

FROM THE ORIENT OF THE SOV. SANC. OF SOV. P. 33. G. CONS. OF ANCIENT

AND PRIMITIVE FREEMASONRY IN AND FOR THE CONTINENT OF AMERICA.

Valley of New York, this 20th day of March, 1869, (A. D.) (YEAR OF TRUE LIGHT 000,000,000).

TO ALL MASONS TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING:

The following resolutions having been adopted, all Masons of the Ancient and Primitive Rite are hereby ordered to abide by the same:

To the Ill. Sov. Grand Master, Officers and Members of the Sov. Sane. of the Ancient and Primitive Rite in and for the Continent of America.

The committee appointed to take into consideration the matter of greivance in relation to the jurisdiction of Louisiana, beg to report that, after careful consideration of the subject matter, your committee unanimously present the following preamble and resolutions for adoption: That,

Whereas, A decree emanating from the Grand Orient of France, dated the fifth day of November, 1868, in which is recognized and acknowledged a body of spurious Masons, located in the State of Louisiana, styled the "Supreme Council of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, in and for the Sovereign State of Louisiana." That,

Whereas, Said spurious body has from time to time clandestinely granted charters for lodges in said jurisdiction of Louisiana, thereby invading the rights and authority of the M. W. Grand Lodge of that State. That,

Whereas, The Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis has, by its toleration, extended into nearly every State and Territory on this continent, and in the said jurisdiction of Louisiana there now exists four bodies of our Rite, who claim protection of this Sovereign Body. And,

Whereas, The Rite of Memphis has always acknowledged the Supremacy of the State Grand Lodges over the symbolic or first three degrees of a Blue Lodge, and engrafted the same into its constitution by the following section, viz :

"Whereas, The Rite of Memphis, on the Continent of America, considers the Blue Lodge the foundation and fundamental basis of the beloved institution, to which the Masonic allegiance of all its members is due, and from which there can be no deviation; therefore, no Mason can be allowed to join the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis unless he is a member of a lodge in good standing, working under a Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons." And,

Whereas, The Officers and Brethren of the A. and P. Rite deprecate the interference of any foreign body with the vested rights of established Masonic Grand Bodies in America. Be it therefore,

Resolved, That we, the Sovereign Sanctuary of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis, in and for the continent of America, in Council Assembled, do hereby unanimously indorse the action of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, as embodied in resolutions, adopted February 13, 1869. Be it further,

Resolved, That until such time as the Grand Orient of France shall have revoked its action as decreed November 5th, 1868, all fraternal intercourse with that Grand Body be, and the same is, hereby suspended.

Respectfully submitted, with fraternal salutations.

ANDREWM. UNDERHILL, 33rd Degree,

Grand Master of Light, State of New York.

JOHN HANNA, 33rd Degree,

Assistant Grand Chancellor General.

M. G. de J. BONELL, 33rd Degree,

BEN JAMIN S. HILL, 33rd Degree,

JOHN T. MARTIN, 33rd Degree,

Assistant G. Examiner,

Committee

Accepted and approved in our Asylum, this 20th day of March, 1869, (A. D.)

H. J. SEYMOUR, 33rd Degree,

M. Ill. Sov. Grand Master General.

John J. Crane, M. D., 33rd Degree. . . G. Administrator General.

Hon. Stephen H. Johnson, 33rd Degree ……….G. Chancellor Gen.

Daniel G. Rollin, 33rd Degree …………..G. Keeper Gen. of the G. Book.

James Morrow, 33rd Degree ……………G. Master Gen. of Ceremonies.

James M. Hubbs, 33rd Degree ……………Grand Inspector General.

James Gorton, 33rd Degree …………….Grand Examiner General.

Moses Bernhard, 33rd Degree …………….Assistant G. Keeper G. Book.

John Stratman, 33rd Degree ………………… Representative for California.

G. Fred. Wiltsie, 33rd Degree……………………… G. Representative for New York.

John S. Bradbury, 33rd Degree …………………….G. Representative for Pa.

Albert F. Rightmyer, 33rd Degree …………..Deputy Rep. for Pa.

W. H. Van Every, 33rd Degree …………..Assistant G. Inspector Gen.

Henry W. Morris, 33rd Degree ………………Assistant G. Secretary Gen.

B. Reed, 33rd Degree …….................……G. Examiner of Mystic Temple.

Thos. W. Eccleston, 33rd Degree……… G. M. of C. Mystic Temple.

Daniel Hooper, 33rd Degree ……………G. Ceryce.

Royal G. Millard, 33rd Degree ………..Past G. Orator.

Edwin M. Alford, 33rd Degree ……………Past G. Examiner.

Willard, C. Black, 33rd Degree.

BENJAMIN S. HILL, 33rd Degree,

Grand Secretary General Sov. Sanc.

Immanuel Rose Croix Chapter, No. 2 of New Jersey, was organized at Bayonne, Nov. 7, 1869.

Aholihab Rose Croix Chapter, No. 2 of Conn., was organized at Fair Haven, Feb. 2, 1870.

The Rite from this day flourished beyond the fondest expectations of its most ardent devotees, but Death again entered its ranks and another "shining light " was stricken from its earthly roll.

Tancred Senate of H. P., No. 2 of Corm., was organized at Fair Haven, March 16, 1870.

Gedaliah Rose Croix Chapter, No. 3, and De Molay Senate of H. P., No. 3 of Conn., were organized at Meriden, April 18, 1870.

Palestine Senate of H. P., No. 2, and Canopus Sublime Council, No. 2 of Penn., were organized at Phila., April 18, 1870.

Benaiah Rose Croix Chapter No. 1 of Vermont, was organized at St. Johnsbury, May 6, 1870.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. Chas. L. Clay ……………. Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. P. D. McMillan …………Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Alfred Parker ………………Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Flavius J. Dalton ... ..............Orator.

     Sir Kt. Henry C. Hastings ... ………..Conductor.

     Sir Kt. Frank Silsby ........... ....Archivist.

     Sir Kt. Jarvis Bartlett …………….Treasurer.

     Sir Kt. John E. Earley ……………. Capt. of the Guard.

     Sir Kt. Wm. Daniels…………….. Guard of the Tower.

     Sir Kt. Joseph L. Perkins ……………..Prelate.

Shamenoth Senate of H. P., No. 1 of Vermont, was organized at St. Johnsbury, May 6, 1870.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. J. Milton Fuller .............. Sub. G. Com.

     Ill. Bro. Asa Livingston ............Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. Edward H Clapp ...............Jun. Kt Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. Delos Bacon ...................Recorder.

     Ill. Bro. Jarvis Bartlett ............Kt. of Finance.

     Ill. Bro. B. G. Corson ............... Archivist.

     Ill. Bro. C. H. Bagley …………………..Orator.

     Ill. Bro. Danforth Willey ……………..  Marshal.

     Ill. Bro. Lawrence Flavin ………….Kt. of Introduction.

     Ill. Bro. H. K. Haviland ………… ……Accompanier.

     Ill. Bro. W. W. Mack ………………….Capt. of the Guard

     Ill. Bro. G. S. Kilby ………………. Standard Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. S. J. Wilson ……………… Sword Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. L. L. Brigham ……………… Guardian of the Sanctuary.

     Ill. Bro. Archie S. Babbitt .. ..............................Sentinel.

Orion Sublime Council, No. 1 of Vermont, was organized at St. Johnsbury, May 6, 1870.

OFFICERS

            Ill. Bro. Joseph L. Perkins ………….Sublime Dai.

            Ill. Bro. John Bacon ……………First Mystagogue.

            Ill. Bro. C. H. Bagley ...................Second Mystagogue.

            Ill. Bro. W. W. Mack ...............Orator.

            Ill. Bro. P. D. McMillan …………… Secretary.

            Ill. Bro. Jarvis Bartlett …………….. Treasurer.

            Ill. Bro. Danforth Willey .................Grand Expert,

            Ill. Bro. L. P. Winslow ……………Archivist.

            Ill. Bro. A. G. Eastman ............Mess. of Science.

            Ill. Bro. Asa C. Mitchell ………………..Accompanier.

            Ill. Bro. John E. Earley ……………Standard Bearer.

            Ill. Bro. J. M. Fuller ……………… Sword Bearer.

            Ill. Bro. Alfred Parker ………….. Guardian of the Sanctuary.

            Ill. Bro. Wm. Daniels ……………..Sentinel.

Solomon Rose Croix Chapter, No. 2 of Vermont, was organized at Lynden, June 21, 1870.

OFFICERS

            Ill. Bro. W. W. Mack .... .......Most Wise.

            Ill. Bro. S. J. Wilson ……………Sen. Warden.

            Ill. Bro. G. S. Kilby………….. Jun. Warden.

            Ill. Bro. W. H. Fletcher ………… Orator.

            Sir Kt. F. W. Chase ……………Conductor.

            Sir Kt. J.W. Cunningham …………Archivist.

            Sir Kt. S. S. Mattocks ………………Treasurer.

            Sir Kt. L. L. Brigham …………….. Capt. of the Guard.

            Sir Kt. L. P. Winslow ………………Guard of the Tower.

            Sir Kt. G. E. Dodd …………….. Prelate.

            Sir Kt. A. G. Eastman …………… Organist.

            Sir Kt. A. M. Robie …………………Sentinel.

Hiram Rose Croix Chapter, No. 3 of Vermont, was organized at St. Albans, June 27, 1870

OFFICERS

Ill. Bro. Milton Sessions …………….. Most Wise.

Ill. Bro. S. E. Kirkpatrick……………. Sen. Warden.

Ill. Bro. John Bell …………….... Jun. Warden.

Ill. Bro. H. P. Aldrich ................... Orator.

Sir Kt. S. S. Allen ....................... ......Conductor.

Sir Kt. Wm. Green ..... ..........................Archivist.

Sir Kt. R. Camp ......... . . . Treasurer.

Sir Kt. David Kimball .... ..............Capt. of the Guard.

Sir Kt. Henry Sears…………. Guard of the Tower.

Sir Kt. F. S. McFarland ... ................Prelate.

Sir Kt. Willard Pierce ............. Organist.

Sir Kt. J. E. Bullock ..... ................Sentinel.

Hugh de Payens Senate, of H. R, No. 2 of Vermont, was organized at St. Albans, June 27, 1870.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. Geo. L. Stone ………………….Sub. G. Com.

     Ill. Bro. Samuel Williams ............ Sen. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. E. A. Hall ................Jun. Kt. Interpreter.

     Ill. Bro. Charles A. French .........Recorder.

     Ill. Bro. Marshal Pierce …………………..Kt. of Finance.

     Ill. Bro. Albert Olena ....... ....................Archivist.

     Ill. Bro. Henry Sears .................... Orator.

     Ill. Bro. S. R. Fleming ………………….Marshal.

     Ill. Bro. Edward Hibbard …………………Kt. of Introduction.

     Ill. Bro. Willard Pierce ......................Capt. of the Guard.

     Ill. Bro. Daniel Kimball ......................Standard Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. R. Craig . . …………………….. Accompanier.

     Ill. Pro. E. R. Haneford ……….Sword Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. R. M. Gregg . …………….Guardian of the Sanctuary.

     Ill. Bro. J. E. Bullock ……..…………..Sentinel.

Amenthes Sublime Council, No. 2 of Vermont, was organized at St. Albans, June 27, 1870.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. J. M. Foss ...................Sublime Dai.

     Ill. Bro. O. H. Clark ........................First Mystagogue.

     Ill. Bro. Samuel Williams ................Second Mystagogue.

     Ill. Bro. H. P. Aldrich ......... .....................Orator.

     Ill. Bro. Chas. A. French ..... ............. Secretary.

     Ill. Bro. R. Camp . .................... Treasurer.

     Ill. Bro. G. N. Williston ..........Grand Expert.

     Ill. Bro. N. C. Hayes ......................Archivist.

     Ill. Pro. Edward Hibbard ...... Mess. of Science.

     Ill. Pro. Chas. Bellnap . ........Accompanier.

     Ill. Bro. Alva George ………………Standard Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. Willard Pierce ……………..Sword Bearer.

     Ill. Bro. M. M. Downey …………… Guardian of the Sanctuary.

     Ill. Bro. J. E. Bullock .... Sentinel.

Zarbud Rose Croix Chapter, No. 4 of Vermont, was organized at Plainfield, June 29, 1870.

Tito Zadoc Rose Croix Chapter, No. 2 of New York, was organized at Greenpoint, August 4, 1870.

OFFICERS

    Ill. Bro. E. D. Ayres …………………….. Most Wise.

    Ill. Bro. Moses Walker…………. ……..   Sen. Warden.

    Ill. Bro. Henry M. Dudley …………….Jun. Warden.

    Ill. Bro. Isaac D. Ayres ……………… Orator.

    Sir Kt. Donald A. Manson………….. Conductor.

    Sir Kt. C. C. Fowler ......................Archivist.

    Sir Kt. S. Howard Pickett ……………..Treasurer.

    Sir Kt. E. R. Smith ……………………Capt. of the Guard.

    Sir Kt. A. S. Pickett ……………………Guard of the Tower.

    Sir Kt. Win. D. Ellis ....................Prelate.

    Sir Kt. Wm. Harrison ………………Sentinel.

A Mystic Temple, 32nd Degree, in and for the State of Pennsylvania, was organized at Philadelphia, and the following Ill. Brethren duly installed May 21, 1872.

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. John S. Bradbury…………….. Grand Master of Light.

     Ill. Bro. H. A. Vogelbach …………………Grand Orator (D. G. M. of L.)

     Ill. Bro. Geo. W. Hoffman ………………….Grand Annalist.

     Ill. Bro. T. L. Vanderslice ………………Grand Treasurer.

     Ill. Bro. B. T. Allen ……………………Grand Examiner.

     Ill. Bro. A. F. Rightmyer ………………..Grand Keeper of Rites.

     Ill. Bro. Wm. Rightmyer  ……………………….Grand Ceryce.

     Ill. Bro. John C. A. Hoffeditz ……………………….Grand Master of Ceremonies.

     Ill. Bro. R. Reed . ………………….Grand Conductor.

     Ill. Bro. R. H. Gilbert …………………..Grand Keeper of Temple.

June 4, 1872. - The Sov. Sanc., duly convened, adopted its Constitution, Statutes and General Ordinances. A charter was granted for the establishment of a Sovereign Sanctuary for Great Britain and Ireland a copy of which is herewith given.

T. T. G. O. T. S. A. O. T. U.

“Do unto others whatsoever ye would that others would do unto you."

IN THE NAME AND UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SOVEREIGN SANCTUARY OF ANCIENT AND PRIMITIVE FREEMASONRY

According to the Rite of Memphis in and for the Continent of America.

SALUTATION ON ALL POINTS OF THE TRIANGLE.

RESPECT TO THE ORDER.

PEACE, TOLERANCE, TRUTH.

TO ALL MASONS ON THE FACE OF THE GLOBE:

Know ye that we, the Most Ill. Grand Master General of Ancient and Primitive Freemasonry, in and for the Continent of America, by virtue of the powers with which we are vested, do Declare and Proclaim that we have created and constituted, and by these presents

Do Create and Constitute

A Sovereign Sanctuary, Thirty-third and last degree of the Ancient and Primitive Rite in and for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, with full powers to issue Dispensations, Charters and Diplomas, and to confer the degrees of our Rite from the fourth (Discreet Master) to the Thirty-third, inclusive, upon Master Masons in good standing, and we do further appoint our very

     Ill. Bro. John Yarker ……………..Most Ill. Sov. Gr. M. General.

     Ill. Bro. Michael Caspari ............Gr. Chancellor General.

     Ill. Bro. A. D. Lowenstark ........Gr. Secretary General.

     Ill. Bro. Samuel Petty Leather ……………….Gr. Treasurer General.

     Ill. Bro. Charles Scott ……………..Gr. Inspector General.

     Ill. Bro. P. J. Graham. . ........Gr. Keeper General of the G. B.

And we do further authorize and empower the aforesaid " Sovereign Sanctuary" to hear all causes and matters relative to the Rite, within the above-mentioned jurisdiction, and to install their successors into office, after having been duly elected and chosen, and to invest them with all the powers and dignities of their respective offices, and to deliver to them this authorization; and such successors shall in like manner install their successors henceforth and forever.

Done in our Sanctuary, where reigns Peace, Knowledge, and the fullness of all that is good, this, the third day of the Egyptian month Chocac, answering to the third day of June, 1872, A.D.

WITNESS OUR HANDS AND SEALS:

H. J. Seymour, 33rd Degree M. Ill. Grand Master General.

John J. Crane, M. D., 33rd Degree, ....Grand Administrator General.

Stephen H. Johnson, 33rd Degree .........Grand Chancellor General.

Alex. B. Mott M. D., 33rd Degree ........Grand Expert General.

Henry M. Clark, 33rd Degree ........Grand Secretary General.

Wm. Welch, 33rd Degree ..........Grand Treasurer General.

W. H. Van Every, 33rd Degree....... Grand Inspector General.

B. D. Hyam, 33rd Degree.... Grand Keeper General of the G. B.

James Gorton, 33rd Degree ........ Grand Examiner General.

A. M. Underhill, 33rd Degree ..........Grand Master General of C.

H. A. Vogelbach, 33rd Degree,............ Gr. Keeper General of the Sanctuary.

The first election of the officers of the Sov. Sanc. took place at this meeting, when the following Grand Officers were elected and appointed for three years:

Ill. Bro. H. J. Seymour, N. Y... M. Ill. Sov. Grand Master General.

Ill. Bro. John J. Crane, M. D., N V Grand Administrator General.

Ill. Bro. Hon Stephen H. Johnson, N. Y ……….Grand Chancellor General.

Ill. Bro. Alex. B. Mott, M.D., N. Y. ……………… Grand Expert General.

Ill. Bro. H. M Clark, Brooklyn, N. Y ………..Grand Secretary General.

Ill. Bro. Wm. Welch, Bridgeport, Conn ………….Grand Treasurer General.

Ill. Bro. W. H. Van Every, Brooklyn, N Y ... ……Grand Inspector General.

Ill. Bro. B. D. Hyam, Washington, D. C., …………..Gr. Keeper General of the G. B.

Ill. Bro. James Gorton, N. Y …………..Grand Examiner General.

Ill. Bro. A. M. Underhill, N. Y …………….Grand Master General of C.

Ill. Bro. H. A. Vogelbach, Phila., …………..Penn. Grand Keeper General of the S.

Ill. Bro. J. J. Gorman, N. Y., ……………… Deputy Gr. Administrator General.

Ill. Bro. John Hanna, N. V Deputy Gr. Chancellor General.

Ill. Bro. Oscar Mussinan, N. Y Deputy Gr. Expert General.

Ill. Bro. W. H. Plyer, Brooklyn, N. Y., .... Deputy Gr. Secretary General.

Ill. Bro. Wm. Youngblood, Brooklyn, N. Y.. Deputy Gr. Treas. General.

Ill. Bro. M. Bernhard, N. Y .... Deputy Grand Keeper Gen. of the G. B.

Ill. Bro. N. P. Bowman, St. Johnsbury, Vt. . Dep. Gr. Inspector General.

Ill. Bro. A. F. Rightmyer, Reading, Penn .... Deputy Gr. Examiner Gen.

Ill. Bro. A. G. Bishop, Brooklyn, N. Y .. Deputy Gr. Master Gen. of C.

Ill. Bro. Thomas W. Eccleston, Brooklyn, N.Y., ….Dep. Gr. Kr. Gen. of the S.

During the ensuing two years, a few changes were made among the officers of the Sovereign Sanctuary, namely:

Ill. Bro. Wm. Youngblood …………….Grand Inspector General.

Ill. Bro. J. O. Halsey …………. Deputy Grand Chancellor General.

Ill. Bro. A. F. Kibbe ..... ..............Deputy Grand Expert General.

 

 

May I, I874 - Most Ill. Grand Master Seymour, believing it for the interest of the Rite, made provisions for his resignation; and previous to the annual meeting in June, 1874, issued the following circular expressive of his intentions

 

T. T. G. O. T. S. A. O. T. U.

FROM THE ORIENT OF THE SOV. SANC., 33rd DEGREE.

Ancient and Primitive Rite, in and for the Continent of America.

VALLEY OF NEW YORK, May 1, 1874.

VERY DEAR AND ILLUSTRIOUS BRETHREN - Co-workers in the Masonic Science, in which we have passed so many, many happy days, months and years, the time has come that compels me to retire from the OFFICE OF THE GRAND MASTERSHIP. You were kind enough to elect me after my appointment in France, and recognition by the several Grand Orients of the world. I am proud to say, that by and with your assistance, our Rite has been organized in almost every State in America, extending even to Chili, on the shores of the Pacific; also, Great Britain and Ireland. You have adopted a Constitution, and enacted Wise, Simple, and Just Laws, to guide your deliberations and to govern your works. The beautiful machinery of our beloved Rite is in good Working order and, guided by its teachings, you cannot err from attaining happiness and honor in this world, and a sublimity of bliss in that Holy Sanctuary where the Sublime Architect eternally presides. And, in as much as an Elective Grand Mastership will be more consonant to American principles, your will is my law.

Receive, dear brethren, the Salutation of our Rite,

"Pax Vobiscum,"

The Most Illustrious Sovereign

Grand Master General.

H. J. SEYMOUR, 33rd DEGREE.

The Sovereign Sanctuary was accordingly summoned to the Convocation of June 8, 1874, and Ill. Bro. Seymour's resignation was regularly tendered and accepted. A new election resulted in placing Ill. Bro. Alex. B. Mott, M.D., in the Orient, as Most Ill. Sov. Grand Master General.

The Most Ill. Bro. was duly installed in public, June 18, 1874, and appointed the following officers to fill vacancies:

Ill. Bro. A. F. Kibbe, Brooklyn, N. Y ……………Grand Expert General.

Ill. Bro. A. G. Bishop, Brooklyn, N. Y……….Grand Representative General.

Ill. Bro. john Cooke, N. Y. …………….Dep. Grand Expert General.

Ill. Bro. Jos. McMurray, Brooklyn, N. Y.,…………….. Dep. Grand Treasurer General.

Ill. Bro. Richard P. Dean, Brooklyn, N. Y………………….Dep. Gr. Master Gen. of C.

From this time forward, a new interest became manifest among all the officers and members of the Rite, and encouraging evidences were received from Great Britain, Ireland, Chili, and other foreign countries, as well as from the different State bodies, of its increasing prosperity.

The Constitution was placed in the hands of a competent and enterprising committee, and it became evident that the A. and P. Rite needed but small encouragement to stand first and foremost among all Masonic bodies.

Its great antiquity and authority give it the precedence, and no other Rite on the Continent of America can boast of its legitimacy and antique origin. With the rights of York Rite Masonry it cannot interfere-it admits none but Master Masons in good standing; it conflicts not with Royal Arch Masonry, for the degrees of Mark, Most Ex. Past Master and Royal Arch, are not in the Rite, neither are the Royal, Select, or Super Ex. Masters, nor the Templar degrees. Controversy should never occur among Masonic bodies, if it can be avoided; many questions have been asked, and slurs cast in regard to this Rite, respecting its organization, etc. We think they are all answered in this volume, and all statements herein made can be substantiated by documents on file in the archives of the Sovereign Sanctuary.

We have been pleased to call this a History it is properly a compilation of the "Minutes" of the first Supreme Bodies of the Rite in America and what can be more correct or more of a history than can be shown from them?

We have stated that many names prominent on the roll of Masonic Organizations, are among us, and of our Rite, and we herewith give a list of some who are well known, probably, to all our readers and we are well assured they cannot object to being placed before you in the honorable position which we accord them.

Space and date of publication admits of our mentioning one of the most pleasing and happy reunions which it has fallen to the lot of the A. and P. Rite to experience under the administration of Most Ill. Bro. Alex. B. Mott, if not under that of any previous.

It was the constituting and installing of the officers of Philadelphia Rose Croix Chapter, No. 3 of Pennsylvania, by invitation of the Mystic Temple, 32nd Degree, of that State.

On which occasion the Sovereign Sanctuary was represented by:

Ill. Bro. Alex. B. Mott, 33rd Deg ……………M Ill. Sov. Gr. Mas. Gen.

Ill. Bro. A. F. Kibbe, 33rd Deg ………………..Grand Expert General.

Ill. Bro. Henry M. Clark, 33rd Deg ………….Grand Secretary General.

Ill. Bro. William Welch, 33rd Deg ……………..Grand Treasurer General.

Ill. Bro. A. G. Bishop, 33rd Deg. …………..Grand Representative General.

Ill. Bro. Wm. Youngblood, 33rd Deg ……………..Grand Inspector General.

Ill. Bro. J. Gorton, 33rd Deg ………………Grand Examiner General.

Ill. Bro. J. O. Halsey, 33rd Deg ……………………Dep. Gr. Chancellor Gen.

Ill. Bro. John Cooke, 33rd Deg ………………Dep. Grand Expert General.

Ill. Bro. Jos. McMurray, 33rd Deg ……….Dep. G. Treasurer General.

Ill. Bro. M. Bernhard, 33rd Deg.... Dep. Gr. K. Gen. of the G. B.

Ill. Bros. M. G. De J. Bonell and Charles H. Lohf, 33rd Degree.

A reception was given by the Mystic Temple, of which Ill. Bro. H. A. Vogelbach, is Grand Master of Light. The 31st and 32nd Degrees were conferred upon several Sir Knights, and after the installation of its officers, a sumptuous banquet was given by Philadelphia R. C. Chapter No. 3. Two hundred invited guests participated, and the utmost fraternal good feeling was manifested. 

The following Sir Knights were installed September 29, 1874, as its first

OFFICERS

     Ill. Bro. Wm. R. Stokes……………… Most Wise.

     Ill. Bro. G. Adolph Wimnur …………Sen. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. Henry Coulter …………..Jun. Warden.

     Ill. Bro. E. F. Pollard ......... ......................Orator.

     Sir Kt. Chas. S. Baker ..... ......................Conductor.

     Sir Kt. F. Breitinger ......... .................................Archivist.

     Sir Kt. A. M. Asay, Jr ………………….Treasurer.

     Sir Kt. Edward E. Packer, Jr …………….Captain of the Guard.

     Sir Kt. Samuel Sargible ……………………….Guard of the Tower.

     Sir Kt. John V. Lane …………………………..Prelate.

     Sir Kt. Wm. McGrath ........ ...Organist.

     Sir Kt. Charles Cole ........... Sentinel.

We herewith give an additional list of Grand Representatives of the Sovereign Sanctuary, confirmed by Most Ill. Bro. Mott, upon his election, viz:

     Ill. Bro. Alfred Shaw………………. Grand Representative, Louisiana.

     Ill. Bro. Samuel Larkin …………Grand Representative, Connecticut.

     Ill. Bro. G. E. P. Howard ………..Grand Representative, New Jersey.

     Ill. Bro. John R. Thompson ………..Grand Representative, D. C.

     Ill. Bro. J. F. Regnault ………………....................... Grand Representative, Virginia.

     Ill. Bro. W. J. Peckham ………… Grand Representative, Alabama.

In conclusion, we cannot refrain from stating that, to the Masonic Fraternity, we have presented in this volume much valuable information heretofore unwritten, which, we trust, will be of service and accepted by the Craft; and, although our beloved Rite is comparatively young in America, it has all the sterling merits that recommend it to the Brotherhood. Its vigour, beauty and connecting links render it unsurpassed, and its authenticity is indisputable. It is the only Rite in this country that possesses a bona fide Charter, vised by the Grand Orient of France, the head and highest Masonic authority in the Old World.

 


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