we are in spirit, and regret that the great ocean makes such a
distance between us.
With the strong confidence that our common labors will be
recognized, and true Freemasonry established everywhere, we
beg you to receive our best wishes in the spirit in which they
are given by 3X3.
For the Grand Lodge of Hamburg.
The Grand Officers Collegium.
F F- GOEBLING,
Deputy Grand Master.
U. W. SCIIAEFER,
Senior Grand Warden.
H. M. WEHNCKE,
Junior Grand Warden.
Ulzen, Hannover, Germany, Sept. 29, 1SS4.
Most Worshipful Grand Master, Past Masters, and Brethren of the
Prince Hall Grand Lodge in Boston.
Fraternal Salutation, — An utter stranger I come among
you to express my hearty good wishes in token of regard and
respect for the centenary celebration, and to lay a tribute of
affection at the feet of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge.
I should not do justice to those earnest feelings of respect
and admiration which are implanted in my heart for the Prince
Hall Grand Lodge, if I neglected this opportunity for giving
the heartiest expression of attachment and devotion to it,
and prayer for its welfare and happiness.
I send my humble and heartfelt congratulations on your
centenary celebration, and my earnest wishes that every bless¬
ing may be showered upon your Grand Lodge by the all-
bounteous hand of T G. A. O. T U. May it ever flourish
like a green bay-tree !
Brethren, I am glad to holdout to you across "dividing
waters" the faithful hand of Masonic fellowship, and the as¬
surance of unchanging memories of regard, respect, and affec¬