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No. 11, Olive Branch, Chester. No. 17, Meridian Sun, Greeline No. 12, Newton, Arlington.
borough. No. 13, Golden Rule, Putney. No. 18, Morning Sun, BridNo. 14, Harmony, Danville. port. No.15, Federal, Randolph. No. 19, Cemeut, West-Haven. No. 16, Mount Moriah, No. 20, Friendship, CharWardsborough.
Grand Lodge of New-York. THE Grand Lodge of New-York was first coestituted by a warrant from the Duke of Athol, dated London, 5th September, A. D. 1781.
In conformity to the example which had been set by the grand lodges of several states after the revolutionary contest, on the 5th September, A. D. 1787, the masters and wardens of the several lodges within the state, having been duly notified, assembled in the city of New-York; and the late provincial grand lodge, having been closed sine die, formed and opened an independent grand lodge, and elected and installed their grand offi
List of Subordinate Lodges,
St. George, Schenectady.
$t. Johu's, ditto.
Phænix ditto. St. Patrick's, Johnstown. Otsego, Cooperstown. Temple, N. E. Precinct. Schoharie Union, Schoharie, Washington, Fort Edward. Montgomery, Broadalbint. St. Simon and St. Jude, Orange, Waterford. Fishkill.
Patriot, Pittstowu. Hudson's, Hudson.
Westchester, Westchester. Unity, Canaan.
Beckman, Beckman Steuben, Newburgh.
Apollo, Troy. St. John's, Warwick.
Cocsackie, Cocsackie. La Fayette, Armenia. North Star, Salem. Washington, Clermont. Aurora, Fairfield. Livingston, Kingston. Temple, Albany. Montgomery, Stillwater. Liberty, Granville. Amicable, Whitestown. Steuben, Steuben. Ontario, Canadarqua.
Western Star, Unadilla.
Scipio, Scipio or Aurorą.
St. Paul, Canajoharie. Union, Newton.
James's, Middleton. Harmony, Catskill.
Moriah, Marbletown. Rural, Cambridge.
Montgomery, Rhinebeck, Federal, Hosick.
Rensealaer, Renssalaerville. Cortlandt, Cortlandt. Adoniram, Franklin. Howard, New-York.
Sharon Felicity, Sharon. Amicable, Herkimer.
Montgomery, Montgomery. Franklin, Ballstown.
L'Union Francaise, N. Y. Columbus, Frederickstown. Hiram, Mount Pleasant. Trinity, New-York.
Grand Lodge of New Jersey. A CONVENTION of free and accepted masons of the state of New Jersey, was holden, agreeable to previous rotice, on the 18th December, A.. D. 1786, at the city of New-Brunswick, when a grand lodge for the said state was duly constituted, and the Hon. David Brearley, Esq. chief justice of the state, was elected first grand master.
List of Subordinate Lodges. Solomon's Lodge,Somersville. Brearly, Bridgtown. St. John's, Newark.
Nova Cæsarea, Cincinnati, Trenton, Trenton.
Woodbury, Woodbury. Unity, Amwell,
Washington, New-Brunswick, Harmony, Newton.
Farmer's, Sussex County.
The annual meeting of the grand lodge is holden on the second Tuesday in November, at Trerton,
Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. ON the 24th of June, 1734, upon the petition of several brethren residing in Philadelphia, a warrant of constitution was granted by the grand lodge of Boston, for holding a lodge in that place; appointing the Right Worshipful Benjamin Franklin their first master; which is the beginning of masonry in Pennsylvania.
The grand lodge of England granted a grand warrant, bearing date the 20th June, A. D. 1764, to the M. W. William Bell and others, authorising them to form and hold a grand lodge for the state of Pennsylvania.
The grand officers, together with the officers and representatives of a number of regular lodges under their jurisdiction, at a communication holden in the grand lodge room in the city of Philadelphia, on the 25th day of September, 1786, af ter mature and serious deliberation, unanimously resolved, “ That it is improper that the grand lodge of Pennsylvania should remain any longer under the authority of any foreign grand lodge.” And the said grand lodge did then close, sine die.
The grand convention thus assembled did then and there unanimously resolve, that the lodges under the jurisdiction of the grand lodge of Pennsylvania, aforesaid, lately holden as a provincial grand lodge, under the authority of the grand lodge of England, should, and they did, form themselves into a grand lodge, to be called, “The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, and masonic jr. risdiction thereunto belonging,” to be held in the said city of Philadelphia.
List of Subordinate Lodgee. No. 2, Philadelphia.
No. 21, Lancaster. No. 3, do.
No. 22, Sunbury. No. 4, do.
No. 24, Reading. No. 5, Cantwell's Bridge.
No. 25, Bristol. No.7, Chestertown.
No. 26, Carlisle. No. 8, Norristown.
No. 33, Newcastle, D.
No. 35, Joppa.
No. 44, Duck Creek.
No. 47, Port au Prince.