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Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Chartered By: Thomas Oxnard

Charter Date: 08/12/1750 I-11

Precedence Date: 08/12/1750

Current Status: unknown.


From the Annapolis Lodge #89 web site:

The Annapolis Lodge was formally chartered on August 12, 1750 by Thomas Oxnard of St. John's Grand Lodge of Massachusetts and Provincial Grand Master of North America. The records of the Massachusetts Grand Lodge contain a copy of a sermon delivered to the Annapolis Lodge on St. John's Day, June 25, 1750. The Maryland Gazette mentions "The Honorable Society of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Annapolis" several other times between 1750 and 1764. Jonas Green was the provincial printer of the the Maryland Gazette and served as the secretary of the Annapolis Lodge. He was a former printing apprentice to the famous US founding father and Freemason Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia. Dr. Alexander Hamilton was also a member of the Annapolis Lodge and one of the first Worshipful Masters. He started the Tuesday Club which included several brethren of the Annapolis Lodge as members. Hamilton was the brother-in-law of Lloyd Dulany, the loyalist that lived in the house originally connected to the building which is the current Annapolis Lodge No. 89 temple. There are no references to this early Annapolis Lodge after 1764.


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