You are members of a society in whose welfare I feel the
deepest concern, so that, when an event occurs which fills a
Lodge with jov, I too participate in its pleasure
Brethren, I wish you all the prosperity and health that this
world can afford ; and may the Grand Overseer of the Universe
make your lives as happy and as prosperous as every Mason
wishes they should be. May his blessings abide with you
continually, and may the Grand Master of Heaven and Earth
shelter and protect your Grand Lodge, and you all, and be¬
stow his mercv upon you.
I hope, brethren, that you will believe me when I say that
the few words that I have spoken to you have been said from
the bottom of my heart, that no one could have the interests
of our Order more nearly and dearly and deeply at heart than
I now wish success to the meeting, and, finally, many happy
returns of it.
I have the honor to remain, Most Worshipful Sir and
P.iM Master and Deputy Master of the Lodge "Georg zur deutschen Eiche im
Orient Ulzen," Member of the " General Old Scotch Lodge " and the " Inne
Orient" at Berlin, Honorary Member of the "Grand Lodge to the Three
« dobes " at Berlin, Member of the " Union of German Freemasons" at Leip¬
sic, Member of the union called " Lessingbund."
Honored Fellow Celebrants.
Beloved Brethren,—I most heartily join in the congrat¬
ulations tendered to the Very Honorable Prince Hall Grand
Lodge on this high festal day, and send them my fullest and
deepest good wishes, and the assurance of the most sincere
sympathy, and call a joyous greeting to them from a full heart.
May your Very Honorable Grand Lodge in future also be a
light which shall send its warning and life-giving ray out into
the world; and may the all-seeing Eye of God be with your
labors, and permit you to attain the ends for which the spirit
of man is designed. May the bonds of love bind the brethren