Minutes, 15–16 March 1842

Tuesday, March 15th, A. L. 5842, AD. 1842,
9 o’clock, A. M.
Special Communication, by order of Grand Master [Abraham] Jonas. Lodge  met pursuant to previous notice. Present— W. M. A. Jonas,  G. M. of the G. L. [Grand Lodge] of Illinois; W. D. McCann, D. G. S.; Asahel Perry,  W. M. p. t. [pro tem]; Hyrum Smith, S. W.; L[ucius] N. Scovil, J. W.; N[ewel] K. Whitney,  T[reasurer]; John C. Bennett, S[ecretary]; Charles Allen, S. D.; Heber C. Kimball,  J. D.; S[amuel] Rolfe, T[yler]; Wm. Felshaw, and Hiram Clark, S[tewards]; Hezekiah  Peck, Josiah Arnold, Joshua Smith, Lyman Leonard, David  Pettegrew, Christopher Williams, John Patten, Noah Rogers,  Elijah Fordham, Samuel Henderson, Benjamin Brown,  Stephen Chase, George Montague, Noble Rogers, and Daniel  S. Miles, Members; and L. B. Adams, Franklin, 22, Ill.; M. Plumb, Franklin,  22, Ill.; Henry King, Sylvan, 229, N.Y.; A. C. Graves, Harmony, 11, Ia.;  J. Rose, St. Johns, 21, N.Y.; A. Lambert, Sciota, 28, O.; G. Heberling,  La Fayette, Pa.; D. Hibbard, New England, 4, O.; James Cum mings, Maine, Me.; E. Jennings, Mt. Moriah, N.Y.; Samuel  Miles, Rainbow, Vt.; Thomas C. King, Bodley, 1, Ill.; Caleb  Baldwin, Concord, O.; S. Comer, Urbanna, O.; & L. Evans,  Urbanna, O.; visiting brethren. The M. W. Grand Master  presided, and opened the lodge in due form, in the  3rd degree of masonry. He, likewise, organised, and opened  a Grand Lodge according to ancient usage, in the 3rd  degree. The Grand and Subordinate Lodges then called off  from labor to refreshment, until 1 o’clock, P. M.
1 o’clock, P. M.
The Lodges called to labor. Present as before. The Grand Master  then directed the Grand Marshal, John C. Bennett, to form a  procession according to ancient usage, in order to proceed  to the grove, near the Temple, for installation, which  was accordingly done. At the grove, after the ceremonies  of installation, the Grand Master delivered a highly creditable  and finished address on the subject of Ancient York  Masonry, after which the lodges returned to the lodge  room in masonic orders. The Grand Lodge then closed  in due form, without day. The subordinate Lodge then  adopted the by-laws which they had informally pre pared on the 30th of December, as amended at the  suggestion of the Grand Master. On motion, the Lodges [p. [13]]
Minutes, Nauvoo, IL, 15–16 Mar. 1842; handwriting of John C. Bennett; four pages; Record of Nauvoo Lodge, CHL.