the Lodge in that city, of themselves, abundantly prove, that, at the period in question, the Masons assembled in a Lodge and, apparently, not always for strictly operative purposes, though doubtless the main object of a Lodge being. The massive statue of the Duke of Sussex was damaged greatly and nearly all the oil portraits of the Past Grand Masters were destroyed. " The square and compasses, level and plumb rule are the Masonic jewels proper. Nevertheless, the Brethren were so fascinated with the apparent magnanimity, disinterestedness and zeal displayed in his " Resignation that the Deed was accepted with a unanimity that must have been very gratifying to the Lodge at whose instance it had been drawn and the abdication. Grapard, The Protocol of the Gods: A Study of the Kasuga Cult in Japanese History (Michael. This criticism is based on the circumstance, that twentyfive Lodges were represented at the meeting of January 17, 1723, whilst the Masters and Wardens of twenty only, signed the Approbation of the Constitutions of that year. How the irregularity was explained does not appear in the records.
Military Lodges were restrained from initiating into Masonry any persons not members of the military profession. Kelly, Freemasonry in Leicestershire,. The jewels of office worn by the Masters and Wardens representing subordinate Lodges shall be of silver ; the Grand Officers, Past Grand Officers, Provincial and Past Provincial Grand Officers and Officers of the Grand Master's Lodge being entitled to wear them of gold. I shows the beautiful old jewel and brooch worn by the Master. The sole reason for this ostracism was that Melrose refused to surrender its independency. Provided always that no one be admitted without " ane assay and sufficient tryall of his skill and worthynes in his vocatioun and craft.". In consequence of which an explanation is required from him before Wednesday next, such as may determine the procedure which the Grand Lodge shall at that meeting adopt." Harper's reply was read in Grand Lodge, November 24, in which, after expressing surprise that " the. When Br Berrington informed the Lodge that Br George Monkman has a list of several such persons, he, on being required to do so, named Esquire Cary, Mansell Bransby and James Bernard, late Stewards, who assisted in an irregular Making.
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