Thursday, March 18, 2010

Whipple Van Buren Phillips: Mason (1886)


subscribed for twenty shares of stock in the Freemasons Hall Company Under the revised by laws adopted in 1889 dues are no longer imposed upon the members Henry C Field was Master UD and was succeeded in 1869 by Clinton D Sellew A dispensation for Ionic Lodge No 28 lireene was granted January 15 1870 and the charter was granted and dated May 16 1870 The lodge was constituted January 17 1871 The petition for dispensation was signed by sixteen brethren of the western part of Kent county nearly all of whom were members of Manchester Lodge Commodious rooms were dedicated to the use of the lodge on September 28 1886 Whipple V Phillips was the first Master.

"Free Masonry and Odd Fellowship", p.523

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