Chairman ; John H. Dorsay, J. D. Augustine, James L. Edwards, Na¬
Reception Committee (blue rosette): Charles O. Hill, N. P Went-
worth, John B.Jackson, E. F. B. M. Harvey, John T. Minot, John H. C.
Austin, Thomas B. Hilton.
Floor Marshal (yellow rosette), Francis P. Clary. Aids (red rosette);
Julius C. Chappelle, George W Brady, Jeremiah N. Kellogg, George H.
Worthington, Henry Creasey, Benjamin W Rich.
THE ADDRESS OF PAST GRAND MASTER EMANUEL
SULLAVOU AT TREMONT TEMPLE. SEPT. 29, 1884.
Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren, — In
the great battle of life, man has always sought, and is ever
seeking, new fields in which to better his condition and that
of his fellow-creatures. And so, in the distant years that have
rolled past, our fathers, finding themselves throttled and en¬
slaved, sought new methods for their alleviation by affiliating
with the Masonic association ; and, believing that it was the
means by which their manhood could be fully accepted and
acknowledged, they petitioned for this boon, and were received
and recognized among the brotherhood of mankind.
Although the Church had refused a recognition of that
brotherhood, denying to them even the rights of baptism, they
were recognized as Masonic brethren by an association which
had been established upon the basis of universal brotherhood.
They sought this great gift, so that they and we might take
our proper stand in the midst of the great family of mankind.
And so, my friends, not only we, as Masons, but the whole
race upon this continent, have received the benefits derived
from that new affiliation ; and we owe much to Prince Hall,
Boston Smith, Thomas Sanderson, and others of Revolution¬
ary fame, for their patriotic efforts in behalf of the cause of
liberty and equality. And as we contrast the acts of those
men with that of the Grand Master of our white brethren at
that period (he who fell at Bunker's Hill), whilst professing to
be engaged in the same patriotic endeavors, advertising in
the Boston papers his fellow-men for sale, how dim grows the
lustre of his fame when compared with them ! We have at