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'''1872'''
  
'''SERENO DWIGHT NICKERSON, Grand Master'''
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'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMNickerson SERENO DWIGHT NICKERSON], Grand Master'''
  
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'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMEverett Percival L. Everett]''' , Deputy Grand Master<br>
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'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLCKimball Charles Kimball]''', Senior Grand Warden<br>
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'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLTCheever Tracy P. Cheever]''', Junior Grand Warden
  
'''QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS''' '''(held at Masonic Temple, Boston)'''
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<hr>
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=== QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS ===
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''(Held at Masonic Temple, Boston)''
  
 
* 1872-1: 03/13;  
 
* 1872-1: 03/13;  
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* 1872-195: 12/11 (''Annual Communication'', continued to 12/12).
 
* 1872-195: 12/11 (''Annual Communication'', continued to 12/12).
  
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==== 03/14 Agenda ====
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* 1872-29: Appointment of Standing Committees.
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* 1872-30: Petition from [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=BlackstoneRiver Blackstone River], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=NorthStar North Star], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Doric2 Doric] and [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=AlfredBaylies Alfred Baylies] Lodges, regarding formal charity to families of deceased members; referred.
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** 06/12: 1872-111; petitioners ”have leave to withdraw” since no plans of action were offered, and it was inexpedient for the Grand Lodge to legislate on the subject.
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==== 06/12 Agenda ====
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* 1872-48; report on the Chicago Relief Fund.
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* 1872-48: Petition from brothers of [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Star Star] Lodge, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAAthol Athol], regarding the removal of the lodge from Athol Depot, and requesting it be annulled; referred.
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** 1872-104: Complaint dismissed, after extensive comment by committee.
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* 1872-113: Committee recommendations on recognition:
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** Grand Lodge of Utah: small, but already recognized by several Grand Lodges; ”It might be inferred . . . that the Institution may be under Mormon influence and controlled by parties inimical to our government and laws; but . . . as evidence of their truth and sincerity . . . its first Grand Master occupies the position of Judge under the United States Government.”
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** Grand Lodge of British Columbia: to be recognized by UGLE, and no ”serious difference” in the formation of Grand Lodges in Canadian provinces.
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** Grand Orient of Brazil, Valley of Lavradio: now ”endeavoring to extend their relation with the regular Grand Masonic powers of the world.”
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** All recognized.
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* 1872-119: Invitation to lay the corner-stone of Grace Church, Protestant Episcopal, in North Attleboro.
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* 1872-120: New portrait of Grand Master [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMRevere Revere], presented by his grandson John Revere, Esq.
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* 1872-120: Presentation of portrait of Grand Master [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMFay Fay], from his niece, Miss Maria Fay, presented by Bro. R. S. Fay of Cambridge.
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==== 09/11 Agenda ====
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* 1872-130: Communication from the Grand Lodge of Saxony.
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==== 12/11 - 12/12 Agenda ====
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<p align=center>
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http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/images/JohnWarren1872.jpg<br>
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''Past Grand Master John Warren''
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</p>
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''A portrait of Past Grand Master John Warren appears opposite the Frontispiece and above.''
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* 1872-205''ff'': Grand Master‘s Annual Address.
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* 1872-234: Auditing Committee report.
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* 1872-236: Report of Sinking Fund.
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* 1872-237: Re-election of Rt. Wor. [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMNickerson Sereno D. Nickerson] as Grand Master, and other Grand Lodge officers. Address by the Grand Master.
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* 1872-250: Report of committee on jurisdictional limits of lodges; recommendations for revisions to Regulations and Grand Constitutions.
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* 1872-261: Report of Charity Committee.
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* 1872-262: Report on Voluntary Contributions.
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* 1872-278: (December 12 session): Grand Lodge of Instruction.
  
'''Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals:'''
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==== Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals ====
  
 
* 03/13: 1872-27: Proposed amendment to Part 3, Article 7, Section 1, regarding the jewels of Grand Officers; adopted.
 
* 03/13: 1872-27: Proposed amendment to Part 3, Article 7, Section 1, regarding the jewels of Grand Officers; adopted.
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* 12/11: 1872-266: Proposed amendment to Part 4, Article 3, Section 2, regarding rejected applicants; referred.
 
* 12/11: 1872-266: Proposed amendment to Part 4, Article 3, Section 2, regarding rejected applicants; referred.
  
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==== Grand Master's Address ====
  
'''Grand Master‘s Address:'''
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* 03/14: 1872-10; In Memoria; beginning on page 1872-12: visitations as listed below; redistricting as listed below; [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsDec1831 Declaration of 1831] reprinted and presented to the public; received a bound copy of Anderson‘s Constitutions from the UGLE; more notes on ”Ecce Orienti”; communications from various Grand Lodges seeking recognition; new Coolidge portrait; portrait of [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMFay Fay] to be presented; regulation regarding admission (see below) and notification regarding non payment of dues in [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Montacute Montacute] Lodge. Referred, 1872-29.
  
* 03/14: 1872-10; In Memoria; beginning on page 1872-12: visitations as listed below; redistricting as listed below; Declaration of 1831 reprinted and presented to the public; received a bound copy of Anderson‘s Constitutions from the UGLE; more notes on ”Ecce Orienti”; communications from various Grand Lodges seeking recognition; new Coolidge portrait; portrait of Fay to be presented; regulation regarding admission (see below) and notification regarding non payment of dues in Montacute Lodge. Referred, 1872-29.
 
 
* 06/12: 1872-118; report of review committee.
 
* 06/12: 1872-118; report of review committee.
  
 
Visits:
 
Visits:
  
* [[Mariners]], Cotuit (12/26; constitution of lodge; by Rt. Wor. Joseph K. Baker, DDGM)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Mariners Mariners'], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACotuit Cotuit] (12/26; constitution of lodge; by Rt. Wor. [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLJKBaker Joseph K. Baker], DDGM)
* [[St. Mark‚‘s]], Newburyport (01/02; hall dedication, by Rt. Wor. Charles C. Dame as Deputy Grand Master.)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StMark St. Mark's], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANewburyport Newburyport] (01/02; hall dedication, by Rt. Wor. [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMDame Charles C. Dame] as Deputy Grand Master.)
* [[Mizpah]], Cambridge (01/08; installation)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Mizpah Mizpah], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACambridge Cambridge] (01/08; installation)
* [[Mount Hollis]], Holliston (01/09; hall dedication, by Rt. Wor. George E. Stacy, DDGM)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountHollis Mount Hollis], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHolliston Holliston] (01/09; hall dedication, by Rt. Wor. George E. Stacy, DDGM)
* [[Lowell]] (02/13; hall dedication, with [[Pentucket]], [[Ancient York]], [[Kilwinning]] and [[Ancient York]] Lodges in attendance; address by Past Grand Master Gardner.)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALowell Lowell] (02/13; hall dedication, with [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Pentucket Pentucket], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Kilwinning Kilwinning] and [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=AncientYork Ancient York] Lodges in attendance; address by Past Grand Master [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMGardner Gardner].)
* [[Phoenician]], Lawrence (02/21; constitution and installation)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Phoenician Phoenician], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALawrence Lawrence] (02/21; constitution and installation)
* [[Robert Lash]], Chelsea (02/28; five Past Grand Masters present)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=RobertLash Robert Lash], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAChelsea Chelsea] (02/28; five Past Grand Masters present)
* [[Corinthian]], Concord (02/29; hall dedication; address by Bro. William W. Wheildon)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Corinthian Corinthian], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAConcord Concord] (02/29; hall dedication; address by Bro. William W. Wheildon)
* [[Columbian]], Boston (03/07)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Columbian Columbian], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston] (03/07)
* [[Winslow Lewis]], Boston (03/08; ”members . . . bade a fond farewell to our Past Grand Master Winslow Lewis, who was to sail on the following day on his fourteenth voyage to Europe.”)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=WinslowLewis Winslow Lewis], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston] (03/08; ”members . . . bade a fond farewell to our Past Grand Master Winslow Lewis, who was to sail on the following day on his fourteenth voyage to Europe.”)
  
 
Redistricting:
 
Redistricting:
  
* New District 17: [[Hiram]], [[Putnam]], [[Mount Horeb]], [[Mount Hermon]], [[Wyoming]], [[Mount Vernon]], [[William Parkman]], [[Charity]], [[Simon W. Robinson]], [[Good Samaritan]].
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New District 17:  
* [[Amicable]] and [[Mount Olivet]] from District 4 to District 2;
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Hiram Hiram]  
* [[Trinity]] and [[Wilder]] from District 11 to District 7.
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Putnam Putnam]
* ”It is my intention to re-district the whole state. As the districts are now composed the labors of several of the DDGMs are exceedingly burdensome.
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountHermon2 Mount Hermon]  
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountHorebW Mount Horeb]
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Wyoming Wyoming]
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountVernon2 Mount Vernon]  
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=WilliamParkman William Parkman]  
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Charity2 Charity]  
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GoodSamaritan2 Good Samaritan]  
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=SimonWRobinson Simon W. Robinson]
  
* Regulation regarding admission:''1872-19: ”It is hereby ordered that no one be admitted into any of our Lodges who is not known to be a Mason in good and regular standing, unless he is vouched for by some well known Brother, or produces the Certificate of some Grand Lodge and passes a strict examination.”''
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Transfers:
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Amicable Amicable] from District 4 to District 2
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountOlivet Mount Olivet] from District 4 to District 2
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Trinity2 Trinity] from District 11 to District 7
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Wilder Wilder] from District 11 to District 7
  
* 09/11: 1872-139; committee report on December 13, 1871 Grand Master‚‘s Address.
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”It is my intention to re-district the whole state. As the districts are now composed the labors of several of the DDGMs are exceedingly burdensome.”
* 12/11: 1872-205; Annual Report. Visits; dispensations; Grand Lodge library; Finances; Chicago returns; insurance on the Temple; method of reducing the debt; ''Freemason‘s Monthly'' to cease publication if not supported; Boston fire of 11/09-11/10/1872.
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* Regulation regarding admission: ''1872-19: ”It is hereby ordered that no one be admitted into any of our Lodges who is not known to be a Mason in good and regular standing, unless he is vouched for by some well known Brother, or produces the Certificate of some Grand Lodge and passes a strict examination.”''
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* 09/11: 1872-139; committee report on December 13, 1871 Grand Master's Address.
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<p align=center>
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Great_boston_fire_downtown.jpg/200px-Great_boston_fire_downtown.jpg<br>
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''Ruins From the Great Fire''
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* 12/11: 1872-205; Annual Report. Visits; dispensations; Grand Lodge library; Finances; Chicago returns; insurance on the Temple; method of reducing the debt; ''Freemason‘s Monthly'' to cease publication if not supported; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Boston_Fire_of_1872 Boston fire of 11/09-11/10/1872].
  
 
Visits (excluding those listed above):
 
Visits (excluding those listed above):
  
* [[The Massachusetts]], Boston (03/18)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsLodge The Massachusetts], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston] (03/18)
* [[Eleusis]], Boston (03/22)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Eleusis The Lodge of Eleusis], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston] (03/22)
* [[Joseph Warren]], Boston (03/26)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=JosephWarren Joseph Warren], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston] (03/26)
* [[Constellation]], Dedham (04/02; hall dedication and constitution of lodge)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Constellation Constellation], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MADedham Dedham] (04/02; hall dedication and constitution of lodge)
* [[South Boston]] (05/31; hall dedication, visit to St. Paul‚‘s, Gate of the Temple, Adelphi and Rabboni)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASBoston South Boston] (05/31; hall dedication, visit to [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StPaulB St. Paul's], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GateTemple Gate of the Temple], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Adelphi Adelphi] and [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Rabboni Rabboni] Lodges).
* [[Palestine]], Everett (06/11; hall dedication)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Palestine Palestine], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAEverett Everett] (06/11; hall dedication)
* [[Lawrence]] (09/12; hall dedication, visit to Grecian, Tuscan and Phoenician)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALawrence Lawrence] (09/12; hall dedication, for [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Tuscan Tuscan], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Phoenician Phoenician] and [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Grecian Grecian] Lodges.)
* [[North Adams]] (10/01; hall dedication, constitution of Greylock Lodge and installation)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANAdams North Adams] (10/01; hall dedication, constitution of [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Greylock Greylock] Lodge and installation)
* [[Williams]], Williamstown (10/02; hall dedication, constitution of lodge)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWilliamstown Williamstown] (10/02; hall dedication, constitution of [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Williams Williams] Lodge)
* [[Chicopee]], Chicopee (10/03; exemplification)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAChicopee Chicopee], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Chicopee Chicopee] Lodge (10/03; exemplification)
* [[St. Andrew‘s]], Boston (10/10; Charles W. Moore anniversary, Special Communication)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston] (10/10; [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GSCWMoore Charles W. Moore] anniversary, Special Communication at [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StAndrew St. Andrew's])
* [[Doric]], Hudson (10/18; hall dedication)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHudson Hudson] (10/18; hall dedication for [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Doric2 Doric] Lodge)
* [[Joseph Warren]], Boston (10/22)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=JosephWarren Joseph Warren] (10/22)
* [[Montacute]], Worcester (11/04)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWorcester Worcester], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Montacute Montacute] Lodge (11/04)
* [[Fellowship]], Bridgewater (11/08; hall dedication, installation)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABridgewater Bridgewater] (11/08; hall dedication, installation of [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Fellowship Fellowship] Lodge)
  
'''Lodge By-Law Changes''':
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==== Lodge By-Law Changes ====
  
* 03/13: 1872-43; [[Chicopee]], [[Corinthian]], [[John Cutler]], [[John Hancock]], [[Norfolk Union]], [[Orphans‘ Hope]], [[Roswell Lee]], [[St. Matthew‘s]], [[Star]], approved.
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* 03/13: 1872-43; [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Chicopee Chicopee], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Corinthian Corinthian], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=JohnCutler John Cutler], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=JohnHancock John Hancock], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=NorfolkUnion Norfolk Union], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=OrphansHope Orphan's Hope], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=RoswellLee Roswell Lee], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StMatthew St. Matthew's], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Star Star], approved.
  
* 06/12: 1872-47; [[Charles River]], [[Doric]], [[Grecian]], [[Harmony]], [[John Abbot]], [[John Warren]], [[Mount Olivet]], [[Old Colony]], [[Palestine]], [[Paul Revere]], [[Plymouth]], [[Robert Lash]], [[Webster]], [[William Parkman]]; referred.
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* 06/12: 1872-47; [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=CharlesRiver Charles River], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Doric2 Doric], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Grecian Grecian], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Harmony Harmony], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=JohnAbbot John Abbot], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=JohnWarren John Warren], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountOlivet Mount Olivet], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=OldColony Old Colony], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Palestine Palestine], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=PaulRevere Paul Revere], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Plymouth Plymouth], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=RobertLash Robert Lash], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Webster Webster], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=WilliamParkman William Parkman]; referred.
 
** 06/12: 1872-112; approved with revisions.
 
** 06/12: 1872-112; approved with revisions.
  
* 09/11: 1872-127; [[Aberdour]], [[Baalbec]], [[Chicopee]], [[Doric]], [[Golden Fleece]], [[Konohassett]], [[Olive Branch]], [[Paul Dean]], [[Rising Star]], [[Saint Paul‘s (Ayer)]]; referred.
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* 09/11: 1872-127; [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Aberdour Aberdour], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Baalbec Baalbec], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Chicopee Chicopee], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Doric2 Doric], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GoldenFleece Golden Fleece], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Konohassett Konohassett], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=OliveBranch Olive Branch], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=PaulDean Paul Dean], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=RisingStar Rising Star], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StPaulA St. Paul's (Ayer)]; referred.
 
** 09/11: 1872-142; approved with revisions.
 
** 09/11: 1872-142; approved with revisions.
  
* 12/11: 1872-203; [[Amicable]], [[Ancient York]], [[Artisan]], [[Hyde Park]], [[Mizpah]], [[Mount Lebanon]], [[Mount Tabor]], [[Paul Revere]], [[Pequossette]], [[Quinsigamond]], [[Saint John‘s (Boston)]], [[Williams]]; referred.
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* 12/11: 1872-203; [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Amicable Amicable], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=AncientYork Ancient York], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Artisan Artisan], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=HydePark Hyde Park], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Mizpah Mizpah], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountLebanon Mount Lebanon], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountTabor Mount Tabor], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=PaulRevere Paul Revere], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Pequossette Pequossette], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Quinsigamond Quinsigamond], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StJohnB St. John's (Boston)], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Williams Williams]; referred.
 
** 12/27: 1871-289; approved with revisions.
 
** 12/27: 1871-289; approved with revisions.
  
* 12/27: 1872-283; [[Rabboni]]; referred.
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* 12/27: 1872-283; [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Rabboni Rabboni]; referred.
 
** 12/27: 1871-289; approved with revisions.
 
** 12/27: 1871-289; approved with revisions.
  
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==== Necrologies and Memorials ====
  
'''Necrologies and Memorials:'''
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* 03/13: 1872-10: Death of Rt. Wor. [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLWNorth William North], Past Senior Grand Warden; mentioned in Grand Master‘s Address.
 
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* 03/13: 1872-10: Death of Rt. Wor. [[William North]], Past Senior Grand Warden; mentioned in Grand Master‘s Address.
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** 03/13: 1872-31; Memorial presented by committee.
 
** 03/13: 1872-31; Memorial presented by committee.
  
* 03/13: 1872-12: Death of Rt. Wor. [[Richard S. Spofford]], Past Senior Grand Warden; mentioned in Grand Master‘s Address.
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* 03/13: 1872-12: Death of Rt. Wor. [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLRSpofford Richard S. Spofford], Past Senior Grand Warden; mentioned in Grand Master‘s Address.
 
** 03/13: 1872-33; Memorial presented by committee.
 
** 03/13: 1872-33; Memorial presented by committee.
  
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==== Petitions for Charters ====
  
'''Dispensations for Lodges:'''
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* 03/13: 1872-7: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StPaulA St. Paul's]; for permission to remove to [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAAyer Ayer] due to the incorporation of the town by the Massachusetts Legislature. Correspondence with the District Deputy included, endorsing the change. Referred.
 
+
* 03/13: 1872-15: [[St. Martin‘s]], Chatham (01/19)
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* 03/13: 1872-15: [[Charles A. Welch]], Maynard (03/01; ”formerly Assabet”)
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* 06/12: 1872-122: [[Charles H. Titus]], Taunton (03/15)
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* 12/11: 1872-208: [[Bay State]], Montague (09/12)
+
* 12/11: 1872-208: [[Athol]], Athol (09/12)
+
 
+
'''Petitions for Charters:'''
+
 
+
* 03/13: 1872-7: [[St. Paul‘s]] Lodge, Groton; for permission to remove to Ayer due to the incorporation of the town by the Massachusetts Legislature. Correspondence with the District Deputy included, endorsing the change. Referred.
+
 
** 09/11: 1872-144; granted.
 
** 09/11: 1872-144; granted.
  
* 03/13: 1872-9: [[Hampshire]] Lodge, Haydenville; referred.
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* 03/13: 1872-9: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Hampshire3 Hampshire] U.D., [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHaydenville Haydenville]; referred.
 
** 1872-42: granted.
 
** 1872-42: granted.
  
* 03/13: 1872-10: [[Constellation]] Lodge, Dedham; referred.
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* 03/13: 1872-10: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Constellation Constellation] U.D., [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MADedham Dedham]; referred.
 
** 1872-42: granted.
 
** 1872-42: granted.
  
* 06/12: 1872-58; [[Williams]] Lodge, Williamstown; referred.
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* 06/12: 1872-58; [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Williams Williams] U.D., [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWilliamstown Williamstown]; referred.
 
** 1872-112; The committee found that ”only four of the ten Brethren to whom the Dispensation was granted have signed the petition for Charter, while eighteen who have been made Masons under their Dispensation, have signed the same. . . in the absence of any information upon the subject, your committee would recommend that the dispensation be continued.”
 
** 1872-112; The committee found that ”only four of the ten Brethren to whom the Dispensation was granted have signed the petition for Charter, while eighteen who have been made Masons under their Dispensation, have signed the same. . . in the absence of any information upon the subject, your committee would recommend that the dispensation be continued.”
 
** 09/11: 1872-127; new petition; referred.
 
** 09/11: 1872-127; new petition; referred.
 
** 09/11: 1872-143; granted.
 
** 09/11: 1872-143; granted.
  
* 06/12: 1872-58; [[Lafayette]] Lodge, Boston Highlands, to be endorsed due to the annexation of Roxbury by Boston; referred.
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* 06/12: 1872-58; [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=LafayetteR Lafayette (Roxbury)], to be endorsed due to the annexation of Roxbury by Boston; referred.
 
** 1872-109: ”Whether it is as well for the Fraternity, and as well for the several Lodges, that there should be no other limits on the jurisdiction of the Lodges in the city of Boston, is of considerable interest. As it is, old lines of jurisdiction are swept away . . . The committee have no further considered it tha to call its importance in this manner to the attention of the Grand Lodge.”
 
** 1872-109: ”Whether it is as well for the Fraternity, and as well for the several Lodges, that there should be no other limits on the jurisdiction of the Lodges in the city of Boston, is of considerable interest. As it is, old lines of jurisdiction are swept away . . . The committee have no further considered it tha to call its importance in this manner to the attention of the Grand Lodge.”
  
* 09/11: 1872-128; [[Greylock]], North Adams; referred.
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* 09/11: 1872-128; [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Greylock Greylock] U.D., [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANAdams North Adams]; referred.
 
** 1872-143; granted.
 
** 1872-143; granted.
  
* 09/11: 1872-143; [[Spencer]], Spencer; to be continued to December Quarterly.
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* 09/11: 1872-143; [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Spencer Spencer] U.D., [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASpencer Spencer]; to be continued to December Quarterly.
 
** 12/11: 1872-204; petition for charter, referred.
 
** 12/11: 1872-204; petition for charter, referred.
 
** 12/11: 1872-260; granted.
 
** 12/11: 1872-260; granted.
  
'''03/14 Agenda'''
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==== Petitions for Dispensation for Lodges ====
  
* 1872-29: Appointment of Standing Committees.
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* 03/13: 1872-15: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StMartin St. Martin's], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAChatham Chatham] (01/19)
  
* 1872-30: Petition from Blackstone River, North Star, Doric and Alfred Baylies Lodges, regarding formal charity to families of deceased members; referred.
+
* 03/13: 1872-15: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=CharlesAWelch Charles A. Welch], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMaynard Maynard] (03/01; ”formerly Assabet”)
** 06/12: 1872-111; petitioners ”have leave to withdraw” since no plans of action were offered, and it was inexpedient for the Grand Lodge to legislate on the subject.
+
  
'''06/12 Agenda'''
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* 06/12: 1872-122: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=CharlesHTitus Charles H. Titus], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MATaunton Taunton] (03/15)
  
* 1872-48; report on the Chicago Relief Fund.
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* 12/11: 1872-208: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=BayState Bay State], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMontague Montague] (09/12)
  
* 1872-48: Petition from brothers of [[Star]] Lodge, Athol, regarding the removal of the lodge from Athol Depot, and requesting it be annulled; referred.
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* 12/11: 1872-208: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Athol Athol], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAAthol Athol] (09/12)
** 1872-104: Complaint dismissed, after extensive comment by committee.
+
 
+
* 1872-113: Committee recommendations on recognition:
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** Grand Lodge of Utah: small, but already recognized by several Grand Lodges; ”It might be inferred . . . that the Institution may be under Mormon influence and controlled by parties inimical to our government and laws; but . . . as evidence of their truth and sincerity . . . its first Grand Master occupies the position of Judge under the United States Government.”
+
** Grand Lodge of British Columbia: to be recognized by UGLE, and no ”serious difference” in the formation of Grand Lodges in Canadian provinces.
+
** Grand Orient of Brazil, Valley of Lavradio: now ”endeavoring to extend their relation with the regular Grand Masonic powers of the world.
+
** All recognized.
+
 
+
* 1872-119: Invitation to lay the corner-stone of Grace Church, Protestant Episcopal, in North Attleboro.
+
 
+
* 1872-120: New portrait of Grand Master Revere, presented by his grandson John Revere, Esq.
+
** 1872-120: Presentation of portrait of Grand Master Fay, from his niece, Miss Maria Fay, presented by Bro. R. S. Fay of Cambridge.
+
 
+
'''09/11 Agenda'''
+
 
+
* 1872-130: Communication from the Grand Lodge of Saxony.
+
  
'''12/11 - 12/12 Agenda'''
+
=== SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS ===
 
+
''A portrait of Past Grand Master John Warren appears opposite the Frontispiece.''
+
 
+
* 1872-205ff: Grand Master‚‘s Annual Address.
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* 1872-234: Auditing Committee report.
+
* 1872-236: Report of Sinking Fund.
+
* 1872-237: Re-election of Rt. Wor. Sereno Dwight Nickerson as Grand Master, and other Grand Lodge officers. Address by the Grand Master.
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* 1872-250: Report of committee on jurisdictional limits of lodges; recommendations for revisions to Regulations and Grand Constitutions.
+
* 1872-261: Report of Charity Committee.
+
* 1872-262: Report on Voluntary Contributions.
+
* 1872-278: (December 12 session): Grand Lodge of Instruction.
+
 
+
'''SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS'''
+
  
 
''Note: A number of Special Communications were held with no explicit record in the Proceedings.''
 
''Note: A number of Special Communications were held with no explicit record in the Proceedings.''
  
* 04/02: Dedham; to constitute [[Constellation]] Lodge.
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* 02/13: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALowell#HALL_DEDICATION.2C_FEBRUARY_1872 Hall Dedication in Lowell]
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* 04/02: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MADedham Dedham]; to constitute [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Constellation Constellation] Lodge.
 
* 04/24: Millbury. (?)
 
* 04/24: Millbury. (?)
* 05/31: South Boston. Hall dedication, for [[St. Paul‘s]], [[Gate of the Temple]], [[Adelphi]] and [[Rabboni]] Lodges.
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* 05/31: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASBoston South Boston]. Hall dedication, for [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StPaulB St. Paul's], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GateTemple Gate of the Temple], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Adelphi Adelphi] and [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Rabboni Rabboni] Lodges.
* 06/11: Everett. Hall dedication for Palestine Lodge.
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* 06/11: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAEverett Everett]. Hall dedication for [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Palestine Palestine] Lodge.
 
* 06/14: 1872-147; North Attleboro; Laying of the Cornerstone of Grace Protestant Episcopal Church.
 
* 06/14: 1872-147; North Attleboro; Laying of the Cornerstone of Grace Protestant Episcopal Church.
 
** 1872-147: Grand Lodge opened at Wamsutta House.
 
** 1872-147: Grand Lodge opened at Wamsutta House.
** 1872-148: Procession to building site, accompanied by Bristol Commandery, [[Ezekiel Bates]], [[St. James]], [[St. Alban‘s]] Lodges - ”a fine array while marching through the leading thoroughfares of that beautiful village.”
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** 1872-148: Procession to building site, accompanied by Bristol Commandery, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=EzekielBates Ezekiel Bates], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StJames St. James], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StAlban St. Alban's] Lodges - ”a fine array while marching through the leading thoroughfares of that beautiful village.”
 
** 1872-148: Cornerstone laying ceremony.
 
** 1872-148: Cornerstone laying ceremony.
 
** 1872-149: Contents of box.
 
** 1872-149: Contents of box.
 
** 1872-149: Grand Lodge escorted back to Wamsutta House.
 
** 1872-149: Grand Lodge escorted back to Wamsutta House.
* 09/12: Lawrence; Hall dedication, for [[Tuscan]], [[Phoenician]] and [[Grecian]] Lodges.
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* 09/12: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALawrence Lawrence]; Hall dedication, for [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Tuscan Tuscan], [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Phoenician Phoenician] and [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Grecian Grecian] Lodges.
* 10/01: North Adams; Constitution of [[Greylock]] Lodge, hall dedication.
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* 10/01: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANAdams North Adams]; Constitution of [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Greylock Greylock] Lodge, hall dedication.
* 10/02: Williamstown; Constitution of [[Williams]] Lodge, hall dedication.
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* 10/02: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWilliamstown Williamstown]; Constitution of [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Williams Williams] Lodge, hall dedication.
 
* 10/07: 1872-151; Duxbury; Laying of the Cornerstone of the Myles Standish Monument.
 
* 10/07: 1872-151; Duxbury; Laying of the Cornerstone of the Myles Standish Monument.
 
** 1872-152: Grand Lodge opened at Boston Masonic Temple.
 
** 1872-152: Grand Lodge opened at Boston Masonic Temple.
 
** 1872-152: Escorted to Old Colony Depot, escorted by Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company; train to Duxbury; collation near train station there.
 
** 1872-152: Escorted to Old Colony Depot, escorted by Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company; train to Duxbury; collation near train station there.
** 1872-153: Escorted to Captain‘s Hill by A&H, [[Plymouth]] and [[Corner Stone]] Lodges to building site; order of march detailed.  
+
** 1872-153: Escorted to Captain‘s Hill by A&H, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Plymouth Plymouth] and [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=CornerStone Corner Stone] Lodges to building site; order of march detailed.  
 
** 1872-155: Copy of metallic plate.
 
** 1872-155: Copy of metallic plate.
 
** 1872-156ff: List of papers in corner-stone. Ceremonies of corner-stone laying. Hymn.
 
** 1872-156ff: List of papers in corner-stone. Ceremonies of corner-stone laying. Hymn.
** 1872-159: Address by Grand Master Nickerson.
+
** 1872-159: Address by Grand Master [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMNickerson Nickerson].
* 10/10: 1872-164; Attending a communication of [[St. Andrew‘s]] Lodge to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of membership of Rt. Wor. Charles W. Moore.
+
* 10/10: 1872-164; Attending a communication of the [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StAndrew Lodge of St. Andrew] to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of membership of Rt. Wor. [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GSCWMoore Charles W. Moore].
** 1872-165; Opening of Grand Lodge in Grand Secretary‚‘s office; procession into Grand Lodge Hall, ”where the members of [[St. Andrew‘s]] Lodge, with their ladies and invited guests, had assembled.” Grand Master received by Wor. Thomas E. Chamberlain, Master.
+
** 1872-165; Opening of Grand Lodge in Grand Secretary‚‘s office; procession into Grand Lodge Hall, ”where the members of [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StAndrew St. Andrew's] Lodge, with their ladies and invited guests, had assembled.” Grand Master received by Wor. Thomas E. Chamberlain, Master.
** 1872-167ff: Address by Rt. Wor. Charles W. Moore.
+
** 1872-167ff: Address by Rt. Wor. [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GSCWMoore Charles W. Moore].
 
** 1872-192; Singing; banquet in Egyptian Hall ”which had been most profusely decorated and beautified for this occasion.”
 
** 1872-192; Singing; banquet in Egyptian Hall ”which had been most profusely decorated and beautified for this occasion.”
* 10/18: Hudson; Dedication of hall for [[Doric]] Lodge.
+
* 10/18: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHudson Hudson]; Dedication of hall for [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Doric2 Doric] Lodge.
* 11/08: Bridgewater; Dedication of hall for [[Fellowship]] Lodge.
+
  
'''FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST''' '''(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1872)'''
+
* 11/08: [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABridgewater Bridgewater]; Dedication of hall for [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Fellowship Fellowship] Lodge.
 +
 
 +
=== FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST ===
 +
'''(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1872)'''
  
 
* 1872-281: Opening and roll call.
 
* 1872-281: Opening and roll call.
 
* 1872-283: Report of Library Committee.
 
* 1872-283: Report of Library Committee.
* 1872-284: Installation of Grand Master Nickerson and other Grand Lodge officers; details of installation.
+
* 1872-284: Installation of Grand Master [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMNickerson Nickerson] and other Grand Lodge officers; details of installation.
 
* 1872-290: List of lodges not represented at Grand Lodge in 1872.
 
* 1872-290: List of lodges not represented at Grand Lodge in 1872.
 
* 1872-290: Communications from various Grand Lodges.
 
* 1872-290: Communications from various Grand Lodges.
 
* 1872-292: List of diplomas granted (2,249 in 1872).
 
* 1872-292: List of diplomas granted (2,249 in 1872).
 
* 1872-292: Banquet (no details given.)
 
* 1872-292: Banquet (no details given.)
 +
 +
=== LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1872 ===
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There were 17 districts in Massachusetts in 1872, as well as districts for Chile and China. A 17th (Woburn) district was added at the beginning of the year as a part of the Grand Master's reorganization.
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==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston1_1867-1882 DISTRICT 1: Boston] ====
 +
'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLDLawrence Daniel W. Lawrence], District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''12 Lodges''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-297; Tabular: 1872-327''
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StJohnB St. John's] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston], 1733)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StAndrew Lodge of St. Andrew], ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston], 1756)     
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsLodge The Massachusetts] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston], 1770)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Columbian Columbian] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston], 1796)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountLebanon Mount Lebanon] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston], 1801)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Germania Germania] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston], 1854)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=WinslowLewis Winslow Lewis] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston], 1855)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Revere Revere] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston], 1856)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=JosephWarren Joseph Warren] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston], 1856)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Aberdour Aberdour] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston], 1860)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Eleusis The Lodge of Eleusis] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston], 1865)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Zetland Zetland] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston Boston], 1867)
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==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACharlestown2_1867-1882 DISTRICT 2: Charlestown] ====
 +
'''Henry W. Muzzey, District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''10 Lodges''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-298; Tabular: 1872-328''
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=KingSolomon King Solomon's] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACharlestown Charlestown], 1783)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Amicable Amicable] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACambridge Cambridge], 1805)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StarBethlehem Star of Bethlehem] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAChelsea Chelsea], 1844)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=JohnAbbot John Abbot] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASomerville Somerville], 1857)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=HenryPrice Henry Price] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACharlestown Charlestown], 1858)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountOlivet Mount Olivet] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACambridge Cambridge], 1863)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=WilliamSutton William Sutton] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASaugus Saugus], 1866)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=RobertLash Robert Lash] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAChelsea Chelsea], 1867)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Faith Faith] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACharlestown Charlestown], 1868)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Palestine Palestine] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAEverett Everett], 1868)
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==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABostonHighlands3_1867-1882 DISTRICT 3: Boston Highlands] ====
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'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLCDanforth Charles J. Danforth], District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''12 Lodges''<br>
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''Report: 1872-299; Tabular: 1872-329''
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Washington Washington] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MARoxbury Roxbury], 1796)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=UnionD Union] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MADorchester Dorchester], 1796)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountTabor Mount Tabor] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAEBoston East Boston], 1846)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StPaulB St. Paul's] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASBoston South Boston], 1846)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Baalbec Baalbec] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAEBoston East Boston], 1852)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GateTemple Gate of the Temple] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASBoston South Boston], 1855)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Hammatt Hammatt] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAEBoston East Boston], 1859)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=LafayetteR Lafayette] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MARoxbury Roxbury], 1865)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Adelphi Adelphi] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASBoston South Boston], 1865)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Eliot Eliot] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAJamaicaPlain Jamaica Plain], 1866)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Rabboni Rabboni] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASBoston South Boston], 1869)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Temple Temple] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAEBoston East Boston], 1870)
 +
 +
==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACambridge4_1867-1882 DISTRICT 4: Cambridge] ====
 +
'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMWelch Charles A. Welch], District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''10 Lodges + 1 U.D.''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-301; Tabular: 1872-330''
 +
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Corinthian Corinthian] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAConcord Concord], 1797)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Meridian Meridian] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANatick Natick], 1797) 
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=BethesdaB Bethesda] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABrighton Brighton], 1819)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Monitor Monitor] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWaltham Waltham], 1820)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Pequossette Pequossette] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWatertown Watertown], 1856)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Dalhousie Dalhousie] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANewtonville Newtonville], 1860)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Belmont Belmont] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABelmont Belmont], 1864)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=IsaacParker Isaac Parker] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWaltham Waltham], 1867)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Mizpah Mizpah] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACambridge Cambridge], 1867)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=BethHoron Beth-Horon]([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABrookline Brookline], 1870)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=CharlesAWelch Charles A. Welch] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMaynard Maynard], U.D.)
 +
 +
==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASalem5_1867-1882 DISTRICT 5: Salem] ====
 +
'''George H. Peirson, District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''13 Lodges''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-302; Tabular: 1872-331''
 +
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Philanthropic Philanthropic] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMarblehead Marblehead], 1760)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Tyrian The Tyrian] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGloucester Gloucester], 1770)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Essex2 Essex] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASalem Salem], 1791)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountCarmel Mount Carmel] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALynn Lynn], 1805)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Jordan Jordan] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAPeabody Peabody], 1808)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Liberty Liberty] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABeverly Beverly], 1824)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Ashler Ashler] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MARockport Rockport], 1851)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Amity2 Amity] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MADanvers Danvers], 1863)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StarrKing Starr King] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASalem Salem], 1864)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=JohnTHeard John T. Heard] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAIpswich Ipswich], 1864)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GoldenFleece Golden Fleece] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALynn Lynn], 1864)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Acacia Acacia] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGloucester Gloucester], 1865)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Mosaic Mosaic] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MADanvers Danvers], 1870)
 +
 +
==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANewburyport6_1867-1882 DISTRICT 6: Newburyport] ====
 +
'''Joseph S. Howe, District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''12 Lodges''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-303; Tabular: 1872-332''
 +
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StJohnN St. John's] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANewburyport Newburyport], 1766)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Merrimack Merrimack] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHaverhill Haverhill], 1802)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StMark St. Mark's] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANewburyport Newburyport], 1803)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Warren Warren] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAAmesbury Amesbury], 1822)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StMatthew St. Matthew's] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAAndover Andover], 1822)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Grecian Grecian] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALawrence Lawrence], 1825)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=JohnHancock John Hancock] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMethuen Methuen], 1860)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Tuscan Tuscan] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALawrence Lawrence], 1863)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Saggahew Saggahew] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHaverhill Haverhill], 1864)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=CharlesCDame Charles C. Dame] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGeorgetown Georgetown], 1867)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Bethany Bethany] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMerrimac Merrimac], 1868)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Phoenician Phoenician] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALawrence Lawrence], 1870)
 +
 +
==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALowell7_1867-1882 DISTRICT 7: Lowell] ====
 +
'''Henry P. Perkins, District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''10 Lodges''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-304; Tabular: 1872-333''
 +
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StPaulA St. Paul's] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAAyer Ayer], 1797)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Aurora Aurora] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAFitchburg Fitchburg], 1801)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Pentucket Pentucket] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALowell Lowell], 1807)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=AncientYork Ancient York] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALowell Lowell], 1852)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Trinity2 Trinity] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAClinton Clinton], 1858)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Wilder Wilder] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALeominster Leominster], 1859)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=CalebButler Caleb Butler] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAAyer Ayer], 1859)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=CharlesWMoore Charles W. Moore] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAFitchburg Fitchburg], 1865)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Kilwinning Kilwinning] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALowell Lowell], 1866)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=WilliamNorth William North] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALowell Lowell], 1867)
 +
 +
==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGreenfield8_1867-1882 DISTRICT 8: Greenfield] ====
 +
'''Edward J. Sawyer, District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''11 Lodges + 2 U.D.''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-307; Tabular: 1872-334''
 +
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Republican Republican] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGreenfield Greenfield], 1795)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Harmony Harmony] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANorthfield Northfield], 1796)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Pacific2 Pacific] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAAmherst Amherst], 1860)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Mountain Mountain] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAShelburneFalls Shelburne Falls], 1806)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Bethel Bethel] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAEnfield Enfield], 1825)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Orange2 Orange] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAOrange Orange], 1859)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Hope Hope] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGardner Gardner], 1864)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Star Star] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAAthol Athol], 1864)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Artisan Artisan] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWinchendon Winchendon], 1865)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MorningSun2 Morning Sun] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAConway Conway], 1869)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Vernon Vernon] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABelchertown Belchertown], 1869)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=BayState Bay State] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMontague Montague], U.D.)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Athol Athol] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAAthol Athol], U.D.)
 +
 +
==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAPittsfield9_1867-1882 DISTRICT 9: Pittsfield] ====
 +
'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLDUpton Daniel Upton], District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''13 Lodges''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-309; Tabular: 1872-335''
 +
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Cincinnatus Cincinnatus] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGreatBarrington Great Barrington], 1795)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=EveningStar Evening Star] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALee Lee], 1795)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Wisdom Wisdom] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWStockbridge West Stockbridge], 1803)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Mystic Mystic] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAPittsfield Pittsfield], 1810)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=LafayetteNA Lafayette] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANAdams North Adams], 1847)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountMoriahW Mount Moriah] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWestfield Westfield], 1856)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Berkshire2 Berkshire] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASAdams South Adams], 1857)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Huntington Huntington] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHuntington Huntington], 1866)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Globe Globe] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHinsdale Hinsdale], 1869)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Upton Upton] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACheshire Cheshire], 1869)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Occidental Occidental] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAStockbridge Stockbridge], 1870)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Williams Williams] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWilliamstown Williamstown], 1871)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Greylock Greylock] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANAdams North Adams], 1871)
 +
 +
==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASpringfield10_1867-1882 DISTRICT 10: Springfield] ====
 +
'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLWSawin William J. Sawin], District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''15 Lodges''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-311; Tabular: 1872-336''
 +
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Thomas Thomas] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAPalmer Palmer], 1796)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Jerusalem Jerusalem] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANorthampton Northampton], 1797)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Hampden Hampden] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASpringfield Springfield], 1817)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Chicopee Chicopee] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAChicopee Chicopee], 1848)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountTom Mount Tom] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHolyoke Holyoke], 1850)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Quaboag Quaboag] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWarren Warren], 1858)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=DaySpring Day Spring] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMonson Monson], 1862)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Hayden Hayden] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABrookfield Brookfield], 1863)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Eden2 Eden] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWare Ware], 1863)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=RoswellLee Roswell Lee] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASpringfield Springfield], 1864)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=IonicE Ionic] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAEasthampton Easthampton], 1867)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountHolyoke Mount Holyoke] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASHadley South Hadley], 1869)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Belcher Belcher] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAChicopee Chicopee], 1870)
 +
*  [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=WilbrahamMasonic Newton] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWilbraham Wilbraham], 1870)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Hampshire3 Hampshire] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHaydenville Haydenville], 1871)
 +
 +
==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWorcester11_1867-1882 DISTRICT 11: Worcester] ====
 +
'''Thomas E. St. John, District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''12 Lodges''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-313; Tabular: 1872-337''
 +
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MorningStar Morning Star] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWorcester Worcester], 1793)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountZion Mount Zion] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABarre Barre], 1800)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Montacute Montacute] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWorcester Worcester], 1858)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Webster Webster] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWebster Webster], 1858)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Oxford2 Oxford] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAOxford Oxford], 1859)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Quinebaug Quinebaug] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASouthbridge Southbridge], 1859)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=UnitedBrethren2 United Brethren] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMarlborough Marlborough], 1859)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Doric2 Doric] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHudson Hudson], 1864)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Athelstan Athelstan] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWorcester Worcester], 1865)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StBernard St. Bernard] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASouthborough Southborough], 1867)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Quinsigamond Quinsigamond]([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWorcester Worcester], 1870)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Spencer Spencer] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASpencer Spencer], 1871)
 +
 +
==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMilford12_1867-1882 DISTRICT 12: Milford] ====
 +
'''George E. Stacy, District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''12 Lodges''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-314; Tabular: 1872-338''
 +
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Middlesex Middlesex] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAFramingham Framingham], 1795)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Montgomery Montgomery] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMilford Milford], 1797)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=OliveBranch Olive Branch] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMillbury Millbury], 1797)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=SolomonsTemple Solomon's Temple] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAUxbridge Uxbridge], 1818)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Franklin2 Franklin] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGrafton Grafton], 1851)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=BlackstoneRiver Blackstone River] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABlackstone Blackstone], 1855)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=JohnWarren John Warren] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHopkinton Hopkinton], 1860)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountHollis Mount Hollis] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHolliston Holliston], 1864)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=NorthStar North Star] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAAshland Ashland], 1864)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Excelsior Excelsior] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAFranklin Franklin], 1866)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Siloam Siloam] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWestborough Westborough], 1866)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=CharlesRiver Charles River] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMedway Medway], 1871)
 +
 +
==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MATaunton13_1867-1882 DISTRICT 13: Taunton] ====
 +
'''James Utley, District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''13 Lodges + 1 U.D.''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-315; Tabular: 1872-339''
 +
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Bristol Bristol] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAAttleboro Attleboro], 1797)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=KingDavid King David] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MATaunton Taunton], 1798)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=RisingStar Rising Star] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAStoughton Stoughton], 1799)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StAlban St. Alban's] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAFoxborough Foxborough], 1818)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Orient Orient] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANorwood Norwood], 1861)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=BlueHill Blue Hill] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACanton Canton], 1863)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StJames St. James] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMansfield Mansfield], 1864)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=AlfredBaylies Alfred Baylies] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MATaunton Taunton], 1866)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=HydePark Hyde Park] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHydePark Hyde Park], 1866)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=IonicT Ionic] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MATaunton Taunton], 1867)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=PaulDean Paul Dean] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANEaston North Easton], 1867)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=EzekielBates Ezekiel Bates] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAAttleboro Attleboro], 1870)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Constellation Constellation] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MADedham Dedham], 1871)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=CharlesHTitus Charles H. Titus] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MATaunton Taunton], U.D.)
 +
 +
==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANewBedford14_1867-1882 DISTRICT 14: New Bedford] ====
 +
'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMHowland Abraham H. Howland, Jr.], District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''10 Lodges + 1 U.D.''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-319; Tabular: 1872-340''
 +
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Marine Marine] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAFalmouth Falmouth], 1798)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StarEast1 Star in the East] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANewBedford New Bedford], 1823)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountHope Mount Hope] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAFallRiver Fall River], 1824)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Eureka Eureka] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANewBedford New Bedford], 1857)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MarthasVineyard Martha's Vineyard] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MATisbury Tisbury], 1859)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Pythagorean Pythagorean] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMarion Marion], 1861)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Pioneer Pioneer] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASomerset Somerset], 1863)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MayFlower May Flower] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMiddleboro Middleboro], 1864)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=KingPhilip King Philip] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAFallRiver Fall River], 1866)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Oriental Oriental] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAEdgartown Edgartown], 1866)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GeorgeHTaber Concordia] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAFairhaven Fairhaven], U.D.)
 +
 +
==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABarnstable15_1867-1882 DISTRICT 15: Barnstable] ====
 +
'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLJKBaker Joseph K. Baker], District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''11 Lodges + 1 U.D.''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-320; Tabular: 1872-341''
 +
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=UnionN Union] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANantucket Nantucket], 1771)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=KingHiram King Hiram's] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAProvincetown Provincetown], 1795)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Fraternal Fraternal] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABarnstable Barnstable], 1801)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=SocialHarmony Social Harmony] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWareham Wareham], 1823)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountHorebWH Mount Horeb] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHarwich Harwich], 1854)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=DeWittClinton DeWitt Clinton] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MASandwich Sandwich], 1855)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Pilgrim Pilgrim] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHarwich Harwich], 1859)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=JamesOtis James Otis] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABarnstable Barnstable], 1865)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Adams Adams] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWellfleet Wellfleet], 1865)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Howard Howard] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAYarmouth Yarmouth], 1869)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Mariners Mariners'] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACotuit Cotuit], 1871)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=StMartin St. Martin's] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAChatham Chatham], U.D.)
 +
 +
==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAPlymouth16_1867-1882 DISTRICT 16: Plymouth] ====
 +
'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLEAvery Edward Avery], District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''12 Lodges''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-321; Tabular: 1872-342''
 +
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=OldColony Old Colony] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAHingham Hingham], 1792)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Fellowship Fellowship] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABridgewater Bridgewater], 1797)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Rural Rural] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAQuincy Quincy], 1801)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=CornerStone Corner Stone] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MADuxbury Duxbury], 1801)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=NorfolkUnion Norfolk Union] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MARandolph Randolph], 1819)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=OrphansHope Orphan's Hope] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWeymouth Weymouth], 1825)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Plymouth Plymouth] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAPlymouth Plymouth], 1825)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=PaulRevere Paul Revere] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABrockton North Bridgewater], 1856)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=JohnCutler John Cutler] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAAbington Abington], 1859)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Konohassett Konohassett] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACohasset Cohasset], 1864)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Delta Delta] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWeymouth Weymouth], 1868)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Puritan Puritan] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAAbington Abington], 1869)
 +
 +
==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWoburn17_1867-1882 DISTRICT 17: Woburn] ====
 +
'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLWGrammer William T. Grammer], District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''10 Lodges''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-322; Tabular: 1872-343''
 +
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Hiram Hiram] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAArlington Arlington], 1797)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Putnam Putnam]  ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACambridge Cambridge], 1854)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountHermon2 Mount Hermon] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMedford Medford], 1854)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountHorebW Mount Horeb] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWoburn Woburn], 1855)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Wyoming Wyoming] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMelrose Melrose], 1856)
 +
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountVernon2 Mount Vernon] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMalden Malden], 1857)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=WilliamParkman William Parkman] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAWinchester Winchester], 1864)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Charity2 Charity] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MACambridge Cambridge], 1869)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GoodSamaritan2 Good Samaritan] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAReading Reading], 1870)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=SimonWRobinson Simon W. Robinson] ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALexington Lexington], 1870)
 +
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==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAChile_1867-1882 CHILE DISTRICT] ====
 +
'''George H. Kendall, District Deputy Grand Master'''; ''3 Lodges''<br>
 +
''Tabular: 1872-344''
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=BethesdaV Bethesda] (Valparaiso, Chile, 1854)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=HiramC Hiram] (Caldera, Chile, 1858)
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Aconcagua Aconcagua] (Valparaiso, Chile, 1870)
 +
 +
==== [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAChina_1867-1882 CHINA DISTRICT] ====
 +
'''Ithamar B. Eames, Special Deputy'''; ''1 Lodge''<br>
 +
''Report: 1872-323; Tabular: 1872-345''
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=AncientLandmark Ancient Landmark] (Shanghai, China, 1863)
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1872

SERENO DWIGHT NICKERSON, Grand Master

Percival L. Everett , Deputy Grand Master
Charles Kimball, Senior Grand Warden
Tracy P. Cheever, Junior Grand Warden


QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(Held at Masonic Temple, Boston)

  • 1872-1: 03/13;
  • 1872-45: 06/12;
  • 1872-125: 09/11;
  • 1872-195: 12/11 (Annual Communication, continued to 12/12).

03/14 Agenda

  • 1872-29: Appointment of Standing Committees.
  • 1872-30: Petition from Blackstone River, North Star, Doric and Alfred Baylies Lodges, regarding formal charity to families of deceased members; referred.
    • 06/12: 1872-111; petitioners ”have leave to withdraw” since no plans of action were offered, and it was inexpedient for the Grand Lodge to legislate on the subject.

06/12 Agenda

  • 1872-48; report on the Chicago Relief Fund.
  • 1872-48: Petition from brothers of Star Lodge, Athol, regarding the removal of the lodge from Athol Depot, and requesting it be annulled; referred.
    • 1872-104: Complaint dismissed, after extensive comment by committee.
  • 1872-113: Committee recommendations on recognition:
    • Grand Lodge of Utah: small, but already recognized by several Grand Lodges; ”It might be inferred . . . that the Institution may be under Mormon influence and controlled by parties inimical to our government and laws; but . . . as evidence of their truth and sincerity . . . its first Grand Master occupies the position of Judge under the United States Government.”
    • Grand Lodge of British Columbia: to be recognized by UGLE, and no ”serious difference” in the formation of Grand Lodges in Canadian provinces.
    • Grand Orient of Brazil, Valley of Lavradio: now ”endeavoring to extend their relation with the regular Grand Masonic powers of the world.”
    • All recognized.
  • 1872-119: Invitation to lay the corner-stone of Grace Church, Protestant Episcopal, in North Attleboro.
  • 1872-120: New portrait of Grand Master Revere, presented by his grandson John Revere, Esq.
  • 1872-120: Presentation of portrait of Grand Master Fay, from his niece, Miss Maria Fay, presented by Bro. R. S. Fay of Cambridge.

09/11 Agenda

  • 1872-130: Communication from the Grand Lodge of Saxony.

12/11 - 12/12 Agenda

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Past Grand Master John Warren

A portrait of Past Grand Master John Warren appears opposite the Frontispiece and above.

  • 1872-205ff: Grand Master‘s Annual Address.
  • 1872-234: Auditing Committee report.
  • 1872-236: Report of Sinking Fund.
  • 1872-237: Re-election of Rt. Wor. Sereno D. Nickerson as Grand Master, and other Grand Lodge officers. Address by the Grand Master.
  • 1872-250: Report of committee on jurisdictional limits of lodges; recommendations for revisions to Regulations and Grand Constitutions.
  • 1872-261: Report of Charity Committee.
  • 1872-262: Report on Voluntary Contributions.
  • 1872-278: (December 12 session): Grand Lodge of Instruction.

Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals

  • 03/13: 1872-27: Proposed amendment to Part 3, Article 7, Section 1, regarding the jewels of Grand Officers; adopted.
  • 03/13: 1872-28: Proposed amendment to Part 1, Article 3, Section 1, regarding the time of meeting of the Grand Lodge; referred.
    • 06/12: 1872-117; adopted, Feast of St. John Communication, would now commence at 4 PM ”or at such earlier hour as the Grand Master may direct.”
    • 12/11: 1872-245; further revisions proposed and adopted.
  • 03/13: 1872-31: Proposed amendment to Part 1, Article 1, Section 2, regarding the powers of the Board of Directors; adopted.
  • 06/12: 1872-118: Proposed amendment to Part 3, Article 4, Section 4, regarding penalties for non-payment of dues; referred.
  • 06/12: 1872-124: Proposed amendment to Part 1, Article 3, Section 1, regarding meeting times; referred.
  • 09/11: 1872-136: Proposed amendment to Part 4, Article 3, Section 2, regarding rejected applicants; adopted.
  • 12/11: 1872-259: Proposed amendment to Part 4, Article 1, Section 5, regarding jurisdictions, along with resolutions regarding the jurisdictional limits of lodges within Boston (including Roxbury, Dorchester, South Boston and East Boston); referred.
  • 12/11: 1872-266: Proposed amendment to Part 4, Article 3, Section 2, regarding rejected applicants; referred.

Grand Master's Address

  • 03/14: 1872-10; In Memoria; beginning on page 1872-12: visitations as listed below; redistricting as listed below; Declaration of 1831 reprinted and presented to the public; received a bound copy of Anderson‘s Constitutions from the UGLE; more notes on ”Ecce Orienti”; communications from various Grand Lodges seeking recognition; new Coolidge portrait; portrait of Fay to be presented; regulation regarding admission (see below) and notification regarding non payment of dues in Montacute Lodge. Referred, 1872-29.
  • 06/12: 1872-118; report of review committee.

Visits:

Redistricting:

New District 17:

Transfers:

”It is my intention to re-district the whole state. As the districts are now composed the labors of several of the DDGMs are exceedingly burdensome.”

  • Regulation regarding admission: 1872-19: ”It is hereby ordered that no one be admitted into any of our Lodges who is not known to be a Mason in good and regular standing, unless he is vouched for by some well known Brother, or produces the Certificate of some Grand Lodge and passes a strict examination.”
  • 09/11: 1872-139; committee report on December 13, 1871 Grand Master's Address.

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Ruins From the Great Fire

  • 12/11: 1872-205; Annual Report. Visits; dispensations; Grand Lodge library; Finances; Chicago returns; insurance on the Temple; method of reducing the debt; Freemason‘s Monthly to cease publication if not supported; Boston fire of 11/09-11/10/1872.
Visits (excluding those listed above):

Lodge By-Law Changes

  • 12/27: 1872-283; Rabboni; referred.
    • 12/27: 1871-289; approved with revisions.

Necrologies and Memorials

  • 03/13: 1872-10: Death of Rt. Wor. William North, Past Senior Grand Warden; mentioned in Grand Master‘s Address.
    • 03/13: 1872-31; Memorial presented by committee.
  • 03/13: 1872-12: Death of Rt. Wor. Richard S. Spofford, Past Senior Grand Warden; mentioned in Grand Master‘s Address.
    • 03/13: 1872-33; Memorial presented by committee.

Petitions for Charters

  • 03/13: 1872-7: St. Paul's; for permission to remove to Ayer due to the incorporation of the town by the Massachusetts Legislature. Correspondence with the District Deputy included, endorsing the change. Referred.
    • 09/11: 1872-144; granted.
  • 06/12: 1872-58; Williams U.D., Williamstown; referred.
    • 1872-112; The committee found that ”only four of the ten Brethren to whom the Dispensation was granted have signed the petition for Charter, while eighteen who have been made Masons under their Dispensation, have signed the same. . . in the absence of any information upon the subject, your committee would recommend that the dispensation be continued.”
    • 09/11: 1872-127; new petition; referred.
    • 09/11: 1872-143; granted.
  • 06/12: 1872-58; Lafayette (Roxbury), to be endorsed due to the annexation of Roxbury by Boston; referred.
    • 1872-109: ”Whether it is as well for the Fraternity, and as well for the several Lodges, that there should be no other limits on the jurisdiction of the Lodges in the city of Boston, is of considerable interest. As it is, old lines of jurisdiction are swept away . . . The committee have no further considered it tha to call its importance in this manner to the attention of the Grand Lodge.”
  • 09/11: 1872-143; Spencer U.D., Spencer; to be continued to December Quarterly.
    • 12/11: 1872-204; petition for charter, referred.
    • 12/11: 1872-260; granted.

Petitions for Dispensation for Lodges

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

Note: A number of Special Communications were held with no explicit record in the Proceedings.

  • 02/13: Hall Dedication in Lowell
  • 04/02: Dedham; to constitute Constellation Lodge.
  • 04/24: Millbury. (?)
  • 05/31: South Boston. Hall dedication, for St. Paul's, Gate of the Temple, Adelphi and Rabboni Lodges.
  • 06/11: Everett. Hall dedication for Palestine Lodge.
  • 06/14: 1872-147; North Attleboro; Laying of the Cornerstone of Grace Protestant Episcopal Church.
    • 1872-147: Grand Lodge opened at Wamsutta House.
    • 1872-148: Procession to building site, accompanied by Bristol Commandery, Ezekiel Bates, St. James, St. Alban's Lodges - ”a fine array while marching through the leading thoroughfares of that beautiful village.”
    • 1872-148: Cornerstone laying ceremony.
    • 1872-149: Contents of box.
    • 1872-149: Grand Lodge escorted back to Wamsutta House.
  • 09/12: Lawrence; Hall dedication, for Tuscan, Phoenician and Grecian Lodges.
  • 10/01: North Adams; Constitution of Greylock Lodge, hall dedication.
  • 10/02: Williamstown; Constitution of Williams Lodge, hall dedication.
  • 10/07: 1872-151; Duxbury; Laying of the Cornerstone of the Myles Standish Monument.
    • 1872-152: Grand Lodge opened at Boston Masonic Temple.
    • 1872-152: Escorted to Old Colony Depot, escorted by Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company; train to Duxbury; collation near train station there.
    • 1872-153: Escorted to Captain‘s Hill by A&H, Plymouth and Corner Stone Lodges to building site; order of march detailed.
    • 1872-155: Copy of metallic plate.
    • 1872-156ff: List of papers in corner-stone. Ceremonies of corner-stone laying. Hymn.
    • 1872-159: Address by Grand Master Nickerson.
  • 10/10: 1872-164; Attending a communication of the Lodge of St. Andrew to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of membership of Rt. Wor. Charles W. Moore.
    • 1872-165; Opening of Grand Lodge in Grand Secretary‚‘s office; procession into Grand Lodge Hall, ”where the members of St. Andrew's Lodge, with their ladies and invited guests, had assembled.” Grand Master received by Wor. Thomas E. Chamberlain, Master.
    • 1872-167ff: Address by Rt. Wor. Charles W. Moore.
    • 1872-192; Singing; banquet in Egyptian Hall ”which had been most profusely decorated and beautified for this occasion.”
  • 10/18: Hudson; Dedication of hall for Doric Lodge.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1872)

  • 1872-281: Opening and roll call.
  • 1872-283: Report of Library Committee.
  • 1872-284: Installation of Grand Master Nickerson and other Grand Lodge officers; details of installation.
  • 1872-290: List of lodges not represented at Grand Lodge in 1872.
  • 1872-290: Communications from various Grand Lodges.
  • 1872-292: List of diplomas granted (2,249 in 1872).
  • 1872-292: Banquet (no details given.)

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1872

There were 17 districts in Massachusetts in 1872, as well as districts for Chile and China. A 17th (Woburn) district was added at the beginning of the year as a part of the Grand Master's reorganization.

DISTRICT 1: Boston

Daniel W. Lawrence, District Deputy Grand Master; 12 Lodges
Report: 1872-297; Tabular: 1872-327

DISTRICT 2: Charlestown

Henry W. Muzzey, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Report: 1872-298; Tabular: 1872-328

DISTRICT 3: Boston Highlands

Charles J. Danforth, District Deputy Grand Master; 12 Lodges
Report: 1872-299; Tabular: 1872-329

DISTRICT 4: Cambridge

Charles A. Welch, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges + 1 U.D.
Report: 1872-301; Tabular: 1872-330

DISTRICT 5: Salem

George H. Peirson, District Deputy Grand Master; 13 Lodges
Report: 1872-302; Tabular: 1872-331

DISTRICT 6: Newburyport

Joseph S. Howe, District Deputy Grand Master; 12 Lodges
Report: 1872-303; Tabular: 1872-332

DISTRICT 7: Lowell

Henry P. Perkins, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Report: 1872-304; Tabular: 1872-333

DISTRICT 8: Greenfield

Edward J. Sawyer, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges + 2 U.D.
Report: 1872-307; Tabular: 1872-334

DISTRICT 9: Pittsfield

Daniel Upton, District Deputy Grand Master; 13 Lodges
Report: 1872-309; Tabular: 1872-335

DISTRICT 10: Springfield

William J. Sawin, District Deputy Grand Master; 15 Lodges
Report: 1872-311; Tabular: 1872-336

DISTRICT 11: Worcester

Thomas E. St. John, District Deputy Grand Master; 12 Lodges
Report: 1872-313; Tabular: 1872-337

DISTRICT 12: Milford

George E. Stacy, District Deputy Grand Master; 12 Lodges
Report: 1872-314; Tabular: 1872-338

DISTRICT 13: Taunton

James Utley, District Deputy Grand Master; 13 Lodges + 1 U.D.
Report: 1872-315; Tabular: 1872-339

DISTRICT 14: New Bedford

Abraham H. Howland, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges + 1 U.D.
Report: 1872-319; Tabular: 1872-340

DISTRICT 15: Barnstable

Joseph K. Baker, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges + 1 U.D.
Report: 1872-320; Tabular: 1872-341

DISTRICT 16: Plymouth

Edward Avery, District Deputy Grand Master; 12 Lodges
Report: 1872-321; Tabular: 1872-342

DISTRICT 17: Woburn

William T. Grammer, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Report: 1872-322; Tabular: 1872-343

CHILE DISTRICT

George H. Kendall, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: 1872-344

CHINA DISTRICT

Ithamar B. Eames, Special Deputy; 1 Lodge
Report: 1872-323; Tabular: 1872-345


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