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1812

James Dean Hopkins, Grand High Priest
Henry Fowle, Deputy Grand High Priest
John Abbot, Grand King
Henry Purkitt, Grand Scribe

REGULAR SESSIONS

ANNUAL SESSION, 09/15/1812

Meeting held at Mason's Hall, Boston (ChI-97):

The Grand Chapter opened.

Grand Chapter voted as follows:

  • To give leave to the Committees on Ceremonies and Installations and on Expulsions to report at the next meeting.
  • To review the accounts of Treasurer and Secretary and fix their compensation.
  • To address a disciplinary meeting in King Cyrus Chapter.
  • To appoint Companions Fowle, Sigourney and Horsman as a Committee "to give Brother John Lathrop such information from the records of the Grand Chapter as may be deemed proper."

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

  • James Dean Hopkins, Grand High Priest
  • Henry Fowle, Deputy Grand High Priest
  • John Abbot, Grand King
  • Edward Turner, Grand Scribe; he later declined the office; it appears that Henry Purkitt served in that capacity pro tem.
  • Andrew Sigourney, Grand Treasurer
  • Edward Horsman, Grand Secretary
  • John B. Hammatt, Grand Marshal
  • James Thompson, Grand Chaplain
  • Seth Johnson, Grand Steward
  • Jonathan Chadwick, Grand Steward
  • Benjamin Whitmore, Grand Steward
  • Nicholas Pierce, Jr., Grand Steward
  • Richard Hunnewell, Grand Tyler
  • Ebenezer Oliver, Grand Tyler

STATED MEETING, 12/15/1812

Held at Mason's Hall, Boston (ChI-100):

The Grand Chapter opened.

The Grand Chapter voted:

  • To accept the report of the Committee on installations and public processions. It would be distributed to all Chapters.
  • To appoint a committee "to examine the General Regulations of this Grand Chapter, and report such alterations as they may deem necessary . . .:

Companion Fowle reported on the Order of High Priesthood "and the manner in which it had been conferred in St. Andrew's Royal Arch Chapter."

STATED MEETING, 06/15/1813

Held at Mason's Hall, Boston (ChI-102):

The Grand Chapter opened.

The Grand Chapter voted:

  • To discharge the Committee on Expulsions. A new committee was appointed.
  • To provide thanks to Companion Sigourney, who had evidently advanced his own money to support the Grand Chapter.

SPECIAL MEETINGS

None.

LIST OF CHAPTERS IN MASSACHUSETTS: 1812

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
6 Salem Washington 01/09/1811 Grand Chapter of Massachusetts

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