Carl Russell Gross History of Free and Accepted Masons

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F.ALL)

OF FREE AJ1) ACCEPTED W~SOI'JS' (PRINCE

r:rsTORY

IN RF ODE IS LAND

Records

show the

Accepted

}~asons

6-24 1717 _ place

Grand

Henry

Frelerick,

and

source,

Lodfe

etc.,

etc .,

and

Hall,

a Deputy

Grand

was

it

Lodge , No.

African

to Prince

which

Thomas Sanderson

.

Hall

Prince

Grand

charter__2_f

original

the

29th , 1784

September others

rer·ular

Duke of Cumberland,

bo c;ranted he , 1111r 9-29 1784 - 459,

the

Lod6:'.e of En::land,

as the

1717 and was known

of June,

day

24th

in London on the

, took

of a Grand Master

installation

the

and

and

of Free

craft

Lod~e in the

Grand

first

with

was appointed

same

by the

Hiram

namely,

new lod~es,

to form

power

the

Master

June 25th , R . L, instituted 6 - 25 -Lo dge, No. 3 of' Providence, 1797 , Fa ., in Lodge , No . 459 of Philadslphia 1797 and African 9- 22 These were the firs t three Sept ember 22nd , 1797, 1797 - stituted subordinate 1808 - formed

gn Grand

dependen t soverei and entire Hiram 1813

but

Lodee,

in 1813,

Island

No. 3,

, under

the

who were

auspi c·es of the

afterward

Lod 6 e in Liber i a , which

regular

It

.

granted still

African

existe1

who left

Rhode

Humane Society Masons

with

to establish

a

was these

a license

••

mommunica tions,

members

a few of its

in Liberia

and countries

States

1!nited

in -

and

absolute

a jurisdiction

Lodge with

., held F . &; A .~r.

ouite

lost

to make a settlement others

the

throur·hout

a free

it

in 1808 making

Afri can Grand Lodge

met and

which

in America

lodges

Negro Masonic

in 1906.


2

noctober

R. I ., praying

in Providence,

A committee

lodge .

paying,

without

warrant,

to act

in Providence their

except

to work as a

a warrant

for

was chosen

the brothern

Voted : that

from our brotfui..t;@.,@.

was received

A petition

30 , l826,

on s2id

.

petition

sh&ll

receive

yearly

tribute

their , ~ran on

ted and Harmony Lodge , No. 1, F & A . M . PH was instituted 12 - 11 1826

of F .

& A.

VJorked under African

lod,es

Grand Lodge of Massachutetts

from 1797 to June 24th,

the

in 1847,

only three

African

Pennsylvania;

ett . 1808;

the Supreme Masonic Grand Lodge,

in

in June of 1847 and formed the Nat -

Grand Lodge of the United

the title

est

and Hiram Grand Lodee of Fennsylvania,

ional

under

Inde -

0

met in convention

Grand Lodge,

the First

Grand Lod e of North America , est . 1815 in

l837,

African

1847 .

Neero Grand Lod~es ; African

Grand Lod~e of Massachusetts, pendent

lodg e

C. I,~asons, PH in Rhode Island .

All Rhode Islt::tnd suborJinate

Also

ju ne 1847

R. I ., the second

December 11 , 1826 . in Providence,

states

of America , to be

Power (FH) in the United upon becoming

surrendered of Prince

its

charter

Hall

a part

States

.

of the }Tational

and received

Grand Lodge,

,

a charter

Free and Ac-

dated cepted Masons of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 12 - 11 Its life was _¡rom 12-11-47 to 10-7-57 . 1847 - December 11, 1847 . 12-27 R . I. , Lod2:e, :f\To.2, F. & A . Ivi. FH, of Frovidence, 1847- - Celestial received under

its

warrant

the auspices

to work as a lod ff'e, December 27, of Prince

Hall

Grand Lodee of Mass .

1847


3

Feb 1853

R. I . MERID IA JI~S1JN LODGE, JTo. 5 , F . & A . M. P~ of Providence, 2, 185,3 February to work as a lod[e, its rarrant 2 - received

L0DG-~, l'ro. 3 F .

STCNE PILL

Jee 27 ceiveJ 1857

T,:. FH

R . I . re -

of Newport,

to work as

ant

v-1ar

R . I .,

Lod~e of Massachusetts.

Grand

Hall

KING SOLOMONLODGE, No . 5 , F . & vvas instituted July 15, 1858 - July 15, 1858,

unJer

Sun Lodte,

iant to

the

set

]\J .

to

and

Island

"Torshipful and

Grand

16 tuted 1873 .

F:.Jrmony

Grand

~lantations

Frovi1ence

Lod~e

and

F. & A . M . FH v,ere

27 , i~70

December

of Delaware

BOYER LODGE, No. 15, 1873

Solo Llon Lodte,

Lod~e

LodGe ,

ro . ~; Ra~llaving No. 5 ~ arplied

of

, which

be

to

Lod_::;e, en the

,State from

reigneJ

1885 .

Dec 27 1870 - warrsnted,

Dec

Lodre,

Hall Grand Lodce of r,~assachusetts Prince were to work as a Grand -:iven a 'aTrant and

LONE STAR LODGE No . 14,

Hiram

King

Mill

T•r.

Uie l'ost

of Rhode l858

No. 4,

Farmony

re pres en ting

No . 2; Stone

Lodre,

.

of lkssachusetts

Lod~e

lfi.

apart

C'ct 7 1858 -titled

Grand

a lodc.:e,

rs

to work

viarrant

a commit tee

R . I.,

M. FH of Providence,

i. .

Hall

Frince

,.De.cernbl;r,., 27-1;,1858, IDl'l

Po . l ; Celestial

ita

received

and

18!::8

2~nd,

February

a lodLe,

.

of Mas s1:chusetts

Lodre

RA1JIANT SUH LrDGE, Fo . 4 F . & A . M. PH of Frovidence,

its Feb 22received l858 under Frince

un -

1857

27,

December

Grand

Hall

of Prince

auspices

the

Jer

&- A .

to work as a lod ·e,

warrant

its

.

of Delaware

LodPe

Grand

Hiram

under

in

instituted

Providence,

R. I ., under

.

F . & A . M. FH of Nevrport,

· ·i ven a v1arrant

and

to -work as a lodt:e,

R . I ., December

irsti 16 ,

-


4

11 NCE WE DANIE ttFROivTVTHE

R . I ., vms 1:T . ]ffRIAH LODGE No. & F . &, A . M. fJI of Frovidence, 1.)ec 27 and -·iven a war1·ant to work as a lodi_;e, December 1874 - instituted

mno:r LODGE No. 9 F.

June 24th 1874

fi~~Bcifor

urrcrr

IJ-RAJl) - Grand LC)GE

2:3nJ 187 5,

en June

&

st

o1'br in · in · a bout ·s

Rhode

01'

Rhoue

IslLnd

nnd action they

November,

by itself

the

a complete

e&ch of the

subordincte

auspices

of the

7

I • '·.

to form a Grand

m:de

Grand

Grand

, ,.., "'':' Soverei,s,n

·iven

Grand

~armony

Lod e of counsel

for

.

so by action

it

a consolidation

lod ·es v ere

rr ir_ce

tll~ ,. l!rr1o~e

• . .. .. • . ..••••

force

ffit-'mbers of eacL union,

No . 15 ,

.L

Union

}.. ,.

ebch

Sun

t ' T_JO::>G-s,-r;,. of mn0N GRAJiTD

mc.1nywerE :r;:,resent both

. .•• to form

the

c..n 1 the

of no bindin

of 1875,

Lod~e,

o:· the

were

sep~ratelJ,

and Boyer

!:....otfr--,1·) f'or

u cone olidL tion

•...........

•.....•

Radisnt

ca llc'.3 by tLe :r • ~, .

, ss

c :;nven tion

Isl~.nd

1874,

title

le and

rn...ll Grand Lod ·e of pasA.crusetts(tlle

.uOJ

Lodge

Grand

Jim t!necJSita!'te, n:fl' Rhoiihe

met in convention

name,

"by the

Lodge

No . 14,

Lodce,

officer,

by its

represented

.

on ~Tune 24th,

25 years,

nearly

No 5 ; Lone star

Lodee,

·:

cape city

in a suborJinate

labored

Havinf

R . I. , Deetembeh -

Sovereign

1

a

.

Island

of Rhode

of Iv!.

received

anl

in Frovidence,

auspices

the

in 1889 .

M. PH was instituted

to vrork as a lod~e,

1875 , under

2nd,

& A.

. It

Flantatiors

charter

its

Lodt;e

Grand

w . Harmony

Providence

anJ

and r8lin&uished

½as dissolved Dec 2 1875 - war::: ant

Islend

of Rbode

state

of' the

r.

of the

auspices

the

1874 under

27th,

Lod·e vas

until In

met ....•• male

a ne~ charter

Grr.nd Lod e, with

and

buin -

~J..


5

to Viork as the

continueJ

in Rhode IslLnd

The cr<lft line

3 of rrovidence, up to

.

(Hiram

Fall,

by rrince

Rhode

rsl8nd

setts

Grand

Grand

Rhole

Islo.nd

mony Grand

Lodge

Flan ta tions

, 1858

Lod~e, 1944 u

1885

Lod.·e,

Hall

1914-1944;

to the

ba ck to

Frince present

.

Hall

:r-ro. 4C9 of

Lodge,

.) tv·o nassachu...- : "s 1797

to 1858,

retioned

to form

of Rhode

the

of :une ,

day

for m 1847

to 1285 ; F . "'

t oll9El4

under

Grand

lodt;es State

of the

states

United

worked

Lod ·es : M. W. African

st bor ,J.inate

Island,

in the loJges

s nborJinrte

Prince

Lod,'e,

A. M. of rrov -

and ·work 2s a Lodc;e , the

to assemble

~-re{To Lod~·e createJ

second

25th

on the

rnst cr of African

Eass c:chusetts,

Poston,

f

,

stote

in the

lod~e

Lod ·e Fo . 3, F .

~iven e license

Lodc.:e, Fo ..

Hiram

FF, from

.

control

a continious

and prove

subordinate

first

separate

met as

loth

lod r·es un 1er their

can claim

the

was

R. I .,

idence, 1797,

resent

the

they

Masons,

anJ .nccepteJ

of Free

Lod ·e of Rhode

:-1Lrriony Grand

Sl' bordinate

havirr·

each

bodies,

-r· .

to 1885,

~. From 1275

...••

Islsnd

I: .

ad

her,

ur.der

lo1res

subordinate

the

ard

charter

in their

to send

refused

6onvention,

consolid&ticn

the

et

rerresented

,•r

be,..n properly

· tl ey had not

clairiin

F<~rmony Gv •nd Lodbe,

of the } .

members

of the

. .. . A lar ·e nember

Lou e ...

Grand

n

SovF-rei

the

into

charters

old

their

to return

structions

Eureka

Island Grand

name , rd. '

Grand

Lod(e

to 1847 ;

when three M.

,·r .

Har -

an1 FroviJence :,od~e

of Rhode

Ht::.rmony Grc.nd

of Rhode Island

,


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"FR OM1r.!HENCE,,.'E CAME" BIBLEOGRAPHY

A . ~ -,

of Rhode Island

state

of the

sketch,

a historical

clujin~

'II. orshipful

Eos t

of the

Preeeedin~s

Lodge,

F. &

Eureka

Grand

, from

1902 to 1906 , in inf

Publish

Mercury

CompLny ,

New ort , R . I . , 1 907 . of the

Roster

of Rhode

Ford, the

with

Lodge of Rhode about

of 1971 for Hall

Prince

Is land , not

additions,

Gr8nd

regi s ~

, as

Hall

Grand

told

to

by Carl

sources

R ., Gross,

in March

P ..r . G . I.~.,

B . Baptista,

of Rhode

Island

, for

corrections,

Grand n~ster

, the

Grand

Historian

craft

meet

Lod,e

the

etc . the

knowledgable

date , a printed of Prince

as Prince

.

G . Lecount .

to V'illiam

submission

rt is hoped that other

above

Island

lviost "'orshipful

1951 by Pm~ Joseph

f'rom the

Compiled

of Rhode

State

sketch

name,

leeal

the

me about

PGM telling

State

M. v,r• ,,ra1t er vY.

.

PlGntations

pp 13 - 14- 15 a historical

.

Master

G.rand

B. Albert

craft

and Providence

Isl~nd

,, illiams,

tered

1

Lodge of the

Grand

Barmony

t ~orshipful :fliTos

Hall

members pamphlet

.~asonry J1

of the

of one hun::lred in the

state

and

up to to brine cont in mous four years seventy

of RhoJe

Islo.nd .,

Frovidence, l97l

R. I .