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List of Subordinate Chapters. N.B. Numbers one and two, left vacant for the two old chapters in the city of New-York.

Hibernian Chapter No. 3, New York,
Montgomery do. No. 4, Stillwater,
Temple do. No. 5, Albany,
Hudson do. No. 6, Hudson, ,
Horeb do. No. 7, Whitestown,
Jerusalem do. No. 8, New-York,
De la Fayette do. No. 9, Grenville,
Federal do. No. 10, Cambridge,
Cyrus, do. No. 11, Schenectady,
Green M'tain do. No. 12, Rutland, (Verm't)
New Lebanon do. No. 13, New Lebanon,
St. Andrew's do. No. 14, Stamford, Del.C.

List of Subordinate Mark Lodges. Hudson M. M's L. No. 3, Hudson, Orange do. No. 4, Waterford, Otsego do. No. 5, Cooperstown, Hosick

do. No. 6, Hosick, Phoenix

No. 7, New York, Rural do. No. 8, Cambridge, New Canaan do. No. 9, New Canaan, Montgomery do. No. 10, Broadalbin, Montgomery do. No. 11, Stillwater, Bennington do. No. 13, Bennington, V. Fort Edward do. No. 14, Fort Edward,

do.

Hiram

do. No. 15, Lansinburgh, Aurora

do.

No. 16, Poulteney, V. Asylum do. No. 18, Coeymans, Campbell's do.

Duanesburgh, Fortitude do. No. 19, Brooklyn, Patriot

do. No. 20, Pittstown. There are also two very respectable and ele gantly furnished royal arch chapters,* holden in the city of New York, which are not at present under the jurisdiction of the grand chapter; they having originated previous to its establishment.

CHAPTER VIII.

Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Pennsylvania.

THE grand royal arch chapter of Pennsylvania was organized, A.L. 5797. Its annual meeting is holden in the city of Philadelphia, on the day preceding the anniversary of St. John the Evangelist.

Subordinate Chapters.
Royal Arch Chapter, No. 6, Philadelphia,
Do.
No. 52,

do.
Do.
No. 72,

do.
Do. No. White Horse, Chest.co.

* The Washington Chapter and the Old Chapter.

Do.
Do.

No....., Harrisburgh,
No. Carlisle.

Virginie.
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Richmond,
Do.

Cabin Point,
Do.

Staunton,
Do.

Dumfries.

Maryland.
Royal Arch Chapter, No. 3, Baltimore,
Do.

No. 13,

Do.
Do.

No. 17, Salisbury,
Do.

No. 23, Baltimore,
Do,

No. 24, Havre de Grace.

THE

FREEMASON'S MONITOR.

BOOK III.

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CHAPTER 1.

Observations on the Orders of Knighthood.

AS several orders of knighthood are conferred, both in Europe and America, reputedly under the sanction of masonic assemblies, it may be expected that some notice will be taken of them in this work.

But before we proceed, it may be necessary to premise, that the orders of knighthood compose no part of the system of freemasonry ; they are, in comparison to it, societies of but yesterday: and all of them fall far short of the excellence, 'harmony, universality and utility of that noble institution.

The design of this part of the work will be to collect together such observations from 'scripture and history, as are deemed applicable to the several orders; and as in America they are only conferred as honorary degrees, it is possible that this

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may be the means of producing a uniformity in their application and use..

CHAPTER II.

Of the Order of Knights of the Red Cross.

THE incidents upon which this order is founded, occurred in the reign of Darius, King of Persia. It is more immediately connected with symbolic masonry, than any other order of knighthood. Their meetings are called Councils ; their sashes are decorated with a Sword and Trowel, and trimmed with red and green.

The following passages of scripture are considered by knights of this order as applicable to their institution, and are occasionally rehearsed in their councils. Ezra iii. 8-11. « Now in the second

of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem ; and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to set forward the work of the house of the Lord. Then stood Jeshua, with his sons and his brethren, Kad

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