of the Lodge, but tint such election shall be regulated agreeable to such
by-laws of said Lodge as shall be consistent with the general laws of the
society, contained in the Book of Constitutions ; and we hereby will and
require you, the said Prince Hall, to take especial care that all and every
the said Brethren are, or have been, regularly made Masons, and that
they do observe, perform, and keep all the rules and orders contained in
the Book of Constitutions ; and further, that you do, from time to time
cause to be entered in a book kept for that purpose, an account of your
proceedings in the Lodge, together with all such rules, orders, and regula¬
tions as shall be made for the good government of the same, that in no
wise you omit, once in every year, to send to us, or our successors, Grand
Masters, or to Rowland Holt, Esq., our Deputy Grand Master, for the
time being, an account in writing of your said proceedings, and copies of
all such rules, orders, and regulations as shall be made as aforesaid,
together with a list of the members of the Lodge, and such a sum of
money as may suit the circumstances of the Lodge, and reasonably be
expected towards the Grand Charity. Moreover, we hereby will and
require you, the said Prince Hall, as soon as conveniently may be, to
send an account in writing of what may be done by virtue of these
" Given at London, under our hand and seal of Masonry, this twenty-
ninth day of September, A.L. 5784, A.D. 1784.
"By the Grand Master's command,
"R. HOLT, D.G.M.
" Witness : Wm. White, G.S."
We, their descendants not only in a Masonic point of view, but in
blood as well, standing upon the soil on which they were born, and view¬
ing their playgrounds, shall visit the grave of Prince Hall, and place
our sprig of acacia thereon.
We propose here to give expression of our gratitude to the Grand
Lodge of London, at the same time devoutly recognizing the Supreme
Hand that guided them, and secured to us Warrant 459. In pursuance
of the above, be it therefore " Resolved, that we commemorate the event
with appropriate ceremonies ;" and we cordially invite all Grand Lodges,
and other Masonic bodies, to participate with us in the festivities of the
Done at Boston, this twentieth day of December, 18S3.
JOHN B. JACKSON, JOHN H. C. AUSTIN,
JOSEPH P. HAWKINS, ANDREW B. LATTIMORE,
CHARLES LANZEY, JEREMIAH N. KELLOGG,
JULIUS C CHAPPELLE, FRANCIS N. GRAY,
JOHN THOMAS MI NOT, AMOS WEBBER,
Committee on Preamble and Resolution
Bv order of the Grand Master, Thomas Thomas.
Chas. F. A. FRAN-Cis, Grand Secretary.