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Kinda cool...some Hosmer history

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by hosmer, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. hosmer

    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    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.
  2. klyph

    klyph Dismember VIP

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    Join up man, you get TONS of sweet benefits, and all it costs is your soul :ph34r:
  3. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    A guy I work with is a 32nd degree master. He was the youngest master on the east coast at 26 years old.

    IT's neat, really.
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