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1834-01, Memorial of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
SEE ALSO 52566 House No. 1 The memorial of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons of Massachusetts said it first began in 1733 as a fraternity and had
begun a fund for charitable purposes. In 1817, the Lodge sought and received a charter of incorporation thinking to better protect its charitable fund.
It could have $20,000 in real estate and $60,000 in personal estate. The years went by without incident. In 1830, the Lodge decided to build its
own building. It applied to the Legislature to change its real estate amount to $60,000 and personal estate to $20,000. To everyone's surprise, it was
not granted. The Lodge had to finish its half-built building. The organization was threatened with the revocation of its corporate status, so it
decided to voluntarily do that. The letter so stating was included. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts
State Library).
Title:   Memorial : to the honorable Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled ...
OCLC Number:   1401990431
Available Volumes
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Vol. 1YesNo