1807 List of Lodge Officers for African Lodge No. 459 Boston 1 month after death of Prince Hall

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    Boston December 28th 1807
    The Officers of the African Lodge took their stations for the ensuing year

    1st Nero Prince Grand Master in the E.
    2nd James Nickerson Senior Warden in the W
    3rd James Denny Junior Warden in the S
    4th Fife Douse Senior Deacon
    5th John Cooper Junior Deacon
    6th Truston Babcock Chief Steward
    7th John Wilson second Steward
    8th Cuff Sumner Outside Tiler
    9th John Brown Inside Tiler
    10 John Shorter Secretary

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    This record dispels that there was a Grand Lodge established in 1791. The Lodge was still styled "African Lodge" in 1807, going into 1808.
    African Lodge, beginning with this meeting, had elections every 6 months which correspond with St. John's Days of the Masonic year.

    Notice the differences in the names of the places and stations:

    Chief Steward (rather than Senior Steward)
    Second Steward (rather than Junior Steward)
    There was an INSIDE and OUTSIDE Tyler.

    These would indicate that they were using English working.

    Source: Records of African Lodge Roll (microfilm)
     
  2. BroCaution

    BroCaution Registered User

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    Thank you for this Brother.
     
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  3. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Cool! Very historic.
     
  4. Keith C

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    I very much admire the work you are doing Brother!
     
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  5. mrpierce17

    mrpierce17 KOP Council director / Lodge instructor Premium Member

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    I just can’t wait to get my copy of the white papers looking very forward to reading it keep on keeping on bro also have the special edition of landmarks of our fathers if don’t have a copy of this brothers work I would encourage you to pick up one


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  6. Thomas Stright

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    Very Cool... and the penmanship of writing with a quill always amazes me. (as I struggle being able to type neat)
     
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  7. Keith C

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    I couldn't agree more! I will add that if you have the opportunity to hear Bro. Hariston give a presentation take it! Not only is he an accomplished researcher and writer, his presentations are riveting.
     
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