MASTER'S LODGE, PROVIDENCE, R. I.
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Chartered By: Jeremy Gridley
Charter Date: 03/20/1759 I-62
Precedence Date: 03/20/1759
Current Status: lapsed
- John Mawdsley, 1759; Mem
From Proceedings, Page I-61, recorded at a Quarterly Communication, 04/13/1759:
[SEAL] Jeremy Gridley G M
To all Free and Accepted Masons that shall inspect this Deputation Know Ye that Whereas a Considerable Number of Master Masons have from Time to Time congregated themselves at Newport in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations within our district as a Lodge of Master Masons, and have therein raised some Brothers of the Fellow Craft to Master Masons, not thinking but they had Authority so to do, and have now Petitioned us to confirm the said Degree, and to Form them into a Masters Lodge
We therefore, by the Authority given us by the Grand Master of Masons, do hereby confirm the said Degree to which any Brothers have been so raised and do appoint Our Beloved & Right Worshipfull Brother John Mawdsley to be Master of a Right Worshipfull Masters Lodge to be held at said New Port, He taking Special Care in Chusing Two Wardens and other officers necessary for the due Regulation thereof, and do hereby give and grant to the said Lodge all the Rights and Priviledges which any Masters Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons have or ought to have, enjoining them to send to us an account of the Time and place of their Meeting and a List of their Members, and Three Guineas for their Enrolment in the Grand Lodge Book in London.
Given under our Hand and the Seal of Masonry this 20th day of March A D 1759 A L 5759. By the Grand Master's Command.
Witness JOHN LEVERETT G S