RACMassachusettsYear1807

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1807

Isaiah Thomas, Grand High Priest
Benjamin Russell, Deputy Grand High Priest
Amos Tappan, Grand King
James D. Hopkins, Grand Scribe

REGULAR SESSIONS

ANNUAL SESSION, 09/15/1807

Meeting held at Mason's Hall, Newburyport (ChI-53):

The Grand Chapter opened.

Grand Chapter voted as follows:

  • To extend the period allowed for King Solomon's Chapter to make its returns was extended to December.
  • To establish a committee to fix the price of diplomas.
  • To review the accounts of Treasurer and Secretary and fix their compensation.
  • To thank Companion Tappan for his service.

The meeting elected the following officers for the Grand Royal Arch Chapter for the ensuing year:

STATED MEETING, 12/15/1807

Held at Mason's Hall, Boston (ChI-55):

The Grand Chapter opened.

The Grand Chapter voted:

  • To suspend reports on By-Laws and Diplomas.
  • To appoint a Committee of Companions Fowle, Sigourney and Purkitt to meet with King Solomon's Chapter.

STATED MEETING, 06/14/1808

The Grand Chapter opened.

The committee appointed to visit King Solomon's Chapter made their report; action was suspended to the next meeting of the Grand Chapter.

A committee of Companions Thomas, Russell, Fowle, Redman and Jackson was empowered to "take such measures as they may judge proper to meet the just expectations of the Grand Chapter" with regard to illegal doings in Roxbury, including the conferral of the Chapter degrees. Note: this is probably to do with illegal use of the charter of Washington Lodge in 1808.

LIST OF CHAPTERS IN MASSACHUSETTS: 1807

No. Location Lodge Precedence Date Chartering Body
1 Boston St. Andrew's 08/28/1769 Scotland
2 Newburyport King Cyrus 06/28/1790 ?
3 Groton St. John's 10/18/1804 Grand Chapter of Massachusetts
4 Portland (Maine) Mount Vernon 02/13/1805 Grand Chapter of Massachusetts
5 Charlton King Solomon's 09/17/1805 Grand Chapter of Massachusetts

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