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FORMS OF MASONIC DOCUMENTS
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[For the form of petition to constitute a new Lodge, see Present, or Past Master's degree]
To all whom it may concern:
Given under our hand, and the seal
of the Grand Lodge, at -- this
-- day of --, A.·. L.·. 58
To all enlightened and Accepted Ancient Free-mason throughout the globe, GREETING:
KNOW YE, That the bearer, hereof Brother J - K, has been regularly initiated as an ENTERED APPRENTICE, passed as a FELOW CRAFT and raised to the Sublime Degree of a MASTER MASON; and having worked among us to our entire satisfaction, as a true, faithful and worthy brother, WE, the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of -- Lodge, No. --, recommend that he be received and acknowledged as such, by all true and accepted Ancient Free-masons wheresoever dispersed.
In testimony whereof, we have granted him this certificate, under the seal of our Lodge, first causing him to write his name in the margin, that he alone may have the benefit thereof.
Given at --, this -- day of --, in the year of light, 58--.
A-- B--, Worshipful Master.
C-- D--, Senior Warden.
E-- F--, Junior Warden.
Grand Lodge of --.
This is to certify, that --
Lodge, No. --, is a legally constituted Lodge, working under the
jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of --, and that this diploma is therefore
entitled to full credit among the brethren.
(FOR A SUBORDINATE LODGE.)
To all whom it may concern:
And we do likewise authorize and empower our said brethren, A-- B--, C-- D--, and E-- F, to Enter, Pas and Raise Free-masons, according to the most ancient custom and usage of the Craft, in all ages and nations throughout the world, and not otherwise.
And we do further authorize and empower the said A-- B, C--D, and E-- F--, and their successors in office, to hear all and singular, matters and things, relative to the Craft within the jurisdiction of the said Lodge.
And lastly, we do further authorize, empower and direct our said trusty and well-beloved brethren, A-- B--, C-- D--, and E-- F--, to install their successors in office, after being elected and chosen to invest thew with all the powers and dignities to their offices respectively belonging, and to deliver to them this WARRANT OF CONSTITUTION: and such successors shall, in like manner, from time to time, install their successors, and proceed in the premises as above directed: Such installation to be upon, or immediately preceding the Festival of St. John the Evangelist, during the continuance of the said Lodge forever. Provided, always, That the above named brethren, and their successors do pay, and cause to be paid, due respect and obedience to the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of --, aforesaid, and to the by-laws, rules, regulations and edicts thereof; otherwise, this Warrant of Constitution to be of no force nor virtue.
Given in open Grand Lodge, under the hands of our Grand Officers, and the seal of our Grand Lodge, at --, this -- day of Anno Domini, 18--, and Anno Lucis, 58 --.
Q-- R--, Grand Master. W-- V--, Senior Grand
To all whom it may concern:
But more especially, to Brothers A-- B--, Worshipful Master elect; C-- D, Senior Warden elect; and E-- F--, Junior Warden elect, and the rest of the Brethren who have been empowered by Warrant of Constitution regularly issued under the authority of Constitution regularly issued under the authority of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of --, to assemble as a regular Lodge in in the town of --.
KOW YE, That reposing special trust and confidence in the skill, prudence and integrity of our W. Brother L-- M--, we have thought proper, ourselves being unable to attend, to nominiate and apoint our said Worshipful Brother L-- M--, to constitute "In Form," the brethren aforesaid, into a regular Lodge, to be known and distinguished by the name of -- Lodge, No. --, and to instal their officers elect, according to ancient form and the usages of the Craft; and for so doing, this shall be his Warrant.
Given under our hand and the seal of the Grand Lodge, at --, this -- day of --, A.·. L.·., 58--.
To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of --.
In consideration of the confidence we repose in the skill and integrity of our Worshipful Brothler S-- T --, to be niominated and appointed, and by these presents do nominate and apoint our said Worshipful Brother S -- T --, to be our proxy in the Grand Lodge, and there to represent us and to do every act and thing agreeably to the Constitutions of the Order, and the rules and regulatitons ol the Grand Lodge, as fully and completely as the officers of our Lodge could do were they personally present Witness the hands of our worshipful Master, and Secretary, and the seal of the Lodge, at --, this -- day of --, A.·. L.·. 58--.
A-- B--, W. Master.
HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
To all the Enlightened, Entered, Passed, Raised and Exalted under the canopy of Heaven:
WE, the undersigned, officers of the Grand Royal Chapter of --, Do certify, that the bearer, our truly beloved Companion, A-- B--, who hath, in the margin hereof, signed his name, has been regularly admitted to the degree of Mark Master, inducted into the Oriental chair of King Solomon, and received and acknowledged as a Most Excellent Master; and been exalted to the august degree of a ROYAL ARCH MASON. We recommend him to all Royal Arch Masons throughout the two hemispheres, and enjoin it on them to recognize him as such.
Given under the hands and seal of the Grand Chapter at --, this -- day of --, A. D., 18--, and in the year of the Discovery 23--,
G -- H--, H. Priest. L -- M --, King.
Grand Chapter of --.
This is to certify, that -- Chapter, No. --, is a legally constituted Chapter, working under the jurisdiction of the Grand Chapter of --, and that this diploma is therefore entitled to full credit among the Companions.
Y-- Z--, Grand Secretary.
IN HOC SIGNO VINCES.
To all Sir Knights of the Illustrious Order of the Red Cross, and of the Valiant and Magnanimois Orders of Knights Templars and Knights of Malta, around the globe, to whom these presents may come, GREETING:
WE, the presiding officers of -- Encampment, of Knights Templars, No.--, held at --, do certify and make known, that our Illustrious Sir Knight L-- M--, having previously received the necessary degrees, has been regularly dubbed and created in this Encampment, a Knight of the Illustrious Order of the Red Cross, and of the Valiant ant Magnanimous Order of Knights Templars, and Knights of Malta, or Order of St. John of Jerusalem. We do, therefore, cordially recommend him to the friendship, assistance and protection of all Valiant and Magnanimous Sir Knights in all parts of the globe, wherever he may go.
In testimony whereof, having first caused our Illustrious Sir Knight to sign his name in the margin, we have hereunto set ourhands, and caused the seal of our Encampment to be affixed this -- day of --, in the year of the Lord, 1850, and of the Order, 733.
A-- B--, Grand Commander. E-- F--, Captain General.
C-- D --, Generalissimo. G-- H --, Prelate.
Grand Encampment of --
This is to certify, that -- Encampment, No.--, is a legally constituted Encampment, working under the jurisdiction of the Grand Encampment of --, and that this diploma is therefore entitled to full credit among the Sir Knights.
Y-- Z--, Grand Recorder.
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