my uncle sent this to me...he's asked me a couple times if I wanted to get in but it seems a little weird Taken from: Early Annals of Capitular MasonrY Of the early chapters working anterior to the organization of the Grand Chapter of Connecticut there were six, all represented in the convention at Hartford, May 17th, 1798, the real date of the formation of that Grand Body with elected officers. These six were as follows: Hiram Chapter, No. 1, located at Newtown; Franklin Chapter, No. 2, located at New Haven; Washington Chapter, No. 3, located at Middletown; Franklin Chapter, No. 4, located at Norwich; Solomon Chapter, No. 5, located at Derby; Vanden Broeck Chapter, No. 5, located at Colchester. Authority for these chapters came from New York. Representatives of these bodies met in Hartford, July 5th, 1796, "to take into consideration matters relative to said chapters which may be deemed of expedience or utility," hence that date is usually given as the date of the organization of the Grand Chapter of Connecticut. A like convention was held October 20th, 1796, at New Haven, but no further organization effected. Stephen T. Hosmer was the first Grand High Priest. and from: The Grand Lodge of Connecticut A.F. & A.M. - From Our Grand Historian - March 2007 Two hundred years ago this year, the Grand Lodge met on May 20, 1807 in Hartford with Deputy Grand Master David Daggett presiding. The Grand Senior Warden, Samuel Bellamy, had moved to Albany, New York and dropped out of the Grand Lodge line and was replaced by John Richard Watrous, a member of Wooster Lodge No. 10 in Colchester. Stephen Titus Hosmer was elected to his tenth term (of 18 terms) as Grand Master.