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rron 'the lialtimors Patriot.
BALTIMORE, Sept. 26, 1831.
t . 12 , Y.te I egatea to t.e
National Anti-Maaanie Convention mown-
Odom of the Arboretum, and
ice; to __o • on .
'Burt of New York, when the Hon.' JOhn
itutheribird was called to the Chaii, and the
following officers being nominated were
--lows -er. - PIINCIII4 - of - 41. -- Y.—President,
ionNßmitmes.ons- I, N. J.
.Ist. V. P.
lON Atattlif SLOAN, J Ohio, 2d. V. P.
THOMAS Emits, Penn. 3d. V. P.
JOEIN BAILEY, ,as. 4th. V. P.
:13olianrin F. II
Edward D. Bar
. Caleb Emery,
On taking the Chair, Mr. SpeNcau ad
dressed the Convention as kllows:—
Gi3rrrucitme-4 return you my thanks
kw the distinguished honor you have confer
ral in calling,upon me to preside over your
titteliberations., who I distrust my ability
I thicharr . tielt duties of the Chair, I have
yet learnt m thlOicluiol of Anti -Masonry to
decline no duty' to whicli I may be cArairf
great and growing
wise. But my reliance, gentlemen, will be'
on - your patriotism and urbanity, to render
the duties of the station light and easy. I
ask your indulgence for ai r y , e rrors that
• may be committed, assuring You that noth
ing offensive to any member shall proceed
from the Chair, or be permitted in the de
liberations of the Convention.
On motion. of Mr. Phelps, of Mass. voted
- - that the credefitrale oldie-Delegates be now
,received and examined; upon so doing it ap
peared that there were present, from
New Hampshire, 1 New York. 31
Maine, 2 New Jersey, 4
Massachusetts, 13. Pennsylvania, 19
Rhode Island, 4 Ohio, 5
Connecticut, - Maryland, 1
Vermont,. 5 Delaware, 1
On motion of Mr. Walker of Mass. voted,
.11ML12110f1 • 1 - of - the - menitxmr - of - this
aunty and Town, in which they reside; be
- ' ef-Mer-Morris-of-New York,
voted, that a Committee of three be appoint
isd-fn hivite 'the Hon. CHARLES CAR
-ROLL of Carrollton, to take a seat in this
- Convention. Messrs. Rutherford of N. X.
Burt of N. - Y. and Elder of Pa. were ap
Voted, on motion of Mr. Phelps # that a
Committee of one from each State 'Se ap
_ .. ' , ted to report upon the busily= Of this
: , i vention, viz;
Phelps, of Mass. Terry, of Conn. -- - -
•.- Ward, N.-Y. Barber, Vt.
- Jones, PSnn. Vanderpool, N. J. 1
Hallett, R L Sloan, Ohio.
Craw l .Me. Gibbons, Del.
Emery, N. H. Shriver, Md.
--- = - Vated - tradjourn - to meet againat 4 P. - Ni..
Met agreeable to adjournment. Mr. Phelps
froth the Committee reported on the busi
ness to be adopted by the. Convention, which
was unanimously accepted.
On motion of-Judge Hopkins, of N. Y.,
voted, that Messrs. Hopkins, of .Y. Jones,
.of Pa. and Walker of Mass. be a Committee
.1. ' .n,Hia_Honor Chieflhatice_MAß,
SHALL, now - in this City, and request his
.1 , inoev-on - thesitroworthbrtrodyr - -- -
Mr. Ward, from the Committee,, at the
call of the Convention, submitted a report
which was read and laid upon the table._
--- MaPiesi — dint of the Convention announc-
ed the appointment of the following Cons
-- On - Mcuronic -- Penakier..—Hatlett *fit ! t.
of Pa: and Warner of Ohio.
--On..Judicial Proceedings in the case of
«• C S. -neer of N. Y. o.le of
- The the Address - ft - ) tiar
cfl Y. Da ofPa. Leavitt 1811Ve. nn:
a body, and quite as unexpected - iiiiiii -1
irl ipfni My pursuitm, htthi AI i th il inclirill
tlons, have removed me so far from the Po
- litical - excitements - and - contentions of the
York'. day, and I know so well, from a close per
.. On . .Fraance.--livin of Pa. Boynton son a l observation of twelve 3 ears, how little
-4170:In• Beckman of N. Y. Jenkins dual" , of attraction there is in the office of Presi-
Shriver of Md. e. - .
__, 'dent of the United States, to any man who
'ire Committee appoin t ed to: w a it °n values his own peeceohat it was as far re
judge MelerneLl" reported h Y their Cilair L ..; moved from my wishes as my expectations,
' lll3ll &L,... th Y he in a ,
.... ; thet "....L entile il leta k "LI that it would occur to any portion of my
*At ir4 Aolni
t o um'ar 44 " 1 " 1 Y" 0 " 1 W La me rfiillow-citizens to present my Amine to the
' tar MA that be should leave the eltY consideration of my countrymen for that
enAcitleek to-rnorrow mornin,g, and them Ake., Not only have I. never sought the
feriae lie" to "teat although" it wo uld office but I have,. long sm . ce, ' looked at it
ofibrd him groat pleasure to-do DO.* - '
kith far more *tread thanof desire, being
Fair edditional member& took their seats fully aware of its kerful responsibilities, and
in the COPVClation. ' o tb f a t t he w fac d t e ,
g de ree mon o stra f
pu ted4l an past a
w ex ta pe i ri ige en o ce ce ,
° ln mtitel othir• St. John, of N.
to MO= till 10 o'clock, tomorrow m en 'n'' that can be exerto in the &char . of its
, , , ge I
let duties, can prowl* its posseisor from mia
, t Mks ilium; of Judge Manilla* , B "tward , representation and aspersion.
. • biting beenunexprtedlydelayed,he attended the -
tobeeroloa this moroing.4-Paftiot ef As 2w.] Give me leave to add, gentlemen, ,p. ,,that
- .. 'Audit*, September 21. one of the last quarters front which I could
have anticipated such an honer, is the Anti-
Illbe Comientiommeehthled at 10 o'clock
....:...—xi to -ii,.......... tip 7k i mam. Masonic Convention; beimust4. adopting,
. 5 , w ...4 w w "....uwe e
- legs at l ei k tuday were mid by One of the (too hastily, lam happy to find,) the cur
- Seeretitritte. Seven-iidditional members rent rumours of the day, I had supposed that
sneered and took their rieete, . xeekies. the the very principle of your union was a war
whole outoker i o ettele b ooe„ lei. of indiscriminate proscription against all
, persons throug hout the United States, who
-1 ' ' Secrete''' . : Peed el letter Ernes the had.ever bor ne the name of Mason; that you
!, , Slitlisuel Meelal, O . the al Or NOW •- . put in nomination no person who had
Torki to too Proadoot of 61 1 11-eaVetl. ! Wit * eititt bees a Mason himself, and wo would
' 411Presi hie /Viet
_, . , fit "at Dot being l We 63 not, moreover, pledge himself to become a
Attend thee•anoverkill* and expressing h is party to such a war of indiscrinshmte ex
j- . tulhititAtisheo for the mega's' of ihe_sause -termination the - appo intin g alt a._i_ - .
- jitt*ltitill 'the, are engaged° ' - - '
er, of the office under your dic tation;._
/ ~,, , 0 4 , 001 4 0 Q of Mr. Ward, '4 N.Y. voted would not, in abort, become the Pivaident of
/ . laot thaletteeetillt:Sternie , ba entered an yourartY instead orhe' the-President
10 Illioar‘ Alf the:C o4 "etlen• ' -of the United S am States., l il
ham* to fitted
' • '
Olkinetkei'of Mr. rAcipirof Maio. voted;.. 'that- thio is:an error; 63r I shoSbitave been
41114 1114pankinatioa soul for 12 o'clock grieved for my country Are the rise (Saw .
, . ,
. ~'T-i"'q'"' I~."W'-
rocee a.— ' "1". #
:.1 a_ • 1 . 0 a _
this day, be postponed till 10 o'clock ito--
marrow morning:- , -
On motion of Mr. Hallett of R.I. voted,
to attend t e "ti s o this Conven.
tion, together vpth the reportof the Com
mittee appointed on that resolution, be tran
scribed and • tified by the presiding offi
cer-of this body, and the same transmitted
to Mr. Carroll:
Mr. Burt, of N. Y. called for the reading
of the Rules and Orders, which was done.
The Chieflustice MARSHALL, Mr.
peered in the hall and talk seats assigned
them on the right of the President.
Mr. Hallett, from the Committee on Ma
sonic. Penalties submitted an elaborate re
port, which was read and laid upon the table.
Mr. Spencer, the President of the Con
-ventiorr,-and Chairman of the 'Committee
on the Judicial Proceedings in the case of
William. Morgan, offered a report of great
length, which was read and laid on the table,
Voted to adjourn , till 4 o'clock, P. M.
Afternoon—met 'according to adjourn
ment—three new members appeared, were
accredited, and took seats in the convention.
The President announced that the reports
upon the Masonic Penalties and upon the
-Judicial-Proceedings in the ease ef-Waliam
Morgan, were in order fo consideration.
Mr. Foote of N.Y.. took the floor and spoke
in favor of the reports. Mr. Hallett of le I.
addressed the Convention upon the reports
under consideration. Mr. Ward of N. Y.
Mr. Morris of N. Y. Mr. Seward of N. Y.
Mr. Walker of Mass. and Mr. Harvey of
Pa. followed on the same subject. The
speakers respectively displayed much per
suasive and fervid eloquence during the dis
ussiconrtmd were listened - to with - great .3t
tention by a numerous and highly respecta
ble audience; and among them were many
of the Masonic Fraternity, who, both in and
out of the Convention, and to their praise .
be it spoken, have exhibited a courteous,
mild and gentlemanly deportment.
At .a late hour in the evening s on motion
of Mr. French of Mass. voted,lhat the Con
vention adjourn till to-morrow morning at
The National Anti. Masonic Convention
this day proceeded to theitomination of
Candidates for the offices of President and
Vice President of the United States. The
vote (by ballot) was taken about 12 o'clock.
The Tesult was as follows--
For PRESIDENT, WILLIAM WIRT of
Maryland,rec.eived_loB out _of AU votes,
and for VICE PRESIDENT, AMOS ELL.
MAKER of Pennsylvania, received 108
votes. Whereupon, it was
Ratolied,unanimously, That WILLIAM
WIRT, of Maryland, be nominated as the
knti-Masonic Candidate for the office of
President of the United States at the ensu.
Resolbed, That a committee of three
members be appointed to communicate the
preceding resolution to Mr. WIRT, and re
quest his acceptance of the above nomina
Mr. Rutherford of N. Jersey, Mr. Sloan
of Ohio, and Mr. Elder of Pennsylvania,
were appointed said committee.
The Convention then passed a resolution
expressive of their high gratification at the
courteous and hospitable manner in which
commodated by the citizens of 13altimore,
and directing that a copy of the said resolu.
tion be transmitted to the Mayorof the City.
At the meeting of the . Convention at 8
o'clock P. M. the following communication
from lifr. WIRT was received:—
Filke"Na - mtaianti-Mrtum
Lion" assembled af this place, nominating
me as their candidate for the office-of-I're-
election, is an honor very grateful to me,
• ~.11 • • : I . •
party that shoal affect to seize upon the'
reins _ of_gevernment, and, ihteuetthe a
gency ofan automaton - President, to direct
-ita-powers-to-the . ndietive-purposes-ofpar
t roscri t ut'on.a. f 111
be grieved, for mytelf, 'to learn that .there
had been any thing in my life and charac
ter that could mark me out as a fit instru
meurfor the execution of such a purpUse.
lam relieved from both these apprehen
sions by learning, since your assemblage
here, that you have no other object in view
than, in effect, to assert the supremacy of
turb no portion of thefpeaceable and virtu
ous citizens of our country in the enjoyment
of those social rights which-are-secured to
them by their constitution and laws; but on
the contrary, that the principle which has
embodied you, is one of self defence, in the
enjoyment of - thosehts; that - having be
come convinced by the disclosures made
under oath, by numerous and respectable
witnesses, in the trials which have been
agitating The state iftew York, for sever
al years, and by your investigations conse
quent on those disclosures, that the Masonic.
Society has become a tremendous political
engine, with the power and the disposition
to set the laws of the land - at defiance, to
mark-out-and sacrifice its victims at-pleas
and with impunity, and to silence all
individual opposition by the mysterious ter
rors which it diffuses throughout the com
munity, you have come to the determinntion
to root out this noxious institution, if you
can, BY TH§.414. - .OF ALL THE
STITUTIONAL MEANS I YOUR
POWER; that the most effective means of
this character which has presented itself to
-you,-is-by the exercise of your elective fran
chise; that deeming every man unfit tOr of
fice, who, in accordance with the principles
established on the trials in New York, con
siders his Masonic oaths and obligations as
superior to his obligations to the constitution
and laws of his country, you will support no
man for - any office who holds - tharpriliciple
or adheres to the society whoseTrinciple it
is; that you consider a man's allegiance to
his country his Inghest earthly obligation,
of the offices of the country who will permit
a doubt to rest on the fact of his allegiance.
These I understand to V 3 your
and I see nothing in them which does not
commend them to every man whose mind
and heart are sound, for there can be no
question among reasonable men, that in a
free government like ours, the constitution
and laws are our onlysoveWig - tThafelW
peace, order, prosperity and happiness of
our people depend on the steady, faithful
`and effectual administration of our laws; triat
any secret society, which, by 'the force of,
mysterious oaths and obligations„and by
the extent of its combination, seeks to dis
the action of those laws, to set them at
defiance, to ride over and control them, to
usurp the government, to hold the lives,
peace and happinessof nocietyattheirmer- - ,
cy, and to establish a reign of terror over
the initiated and uninitiated, is a political
monster as fearful as the Invisible Tribunal
of Germany, or the Inquisition of Spain,
and ought to be extirpated, without delay,
by the use of all the peaceable means which
the constitution and laws of our country fur
nish. lam further sure that, in our coun
try, it is but necessary to establish the filet
o e existence of sucha -
But, gentleogen, although your resolution
asks of me no pledges or promises, yet the
name and style of the Convention from
which it proceeds, the Anti-Masonic Con
rotation, may be considered both by your
selves and our fellow citizens, at large, as
promises and pledges; audit is therefOre
proper that I should be perfectly open and
apprehension between us, and that you nui'y
be able to disembarrass yourselves at once
.y changing your nomination, if you. find
Abe you have acted under mistake in pass
--- You — Triust understand, - theni - if - you a 6"
not already apprized of it, that, in very ear
ly life, I was myself initiated into the mys
teries- of Free - Masonry. I have been told
by Masons that mreyes were never opened,
because I never took the Master's degree:
but my curiosity never led me thus far—
and, although, I soon discontinued my at
tendance on lodges, (not having entered one
even from curiosity for more than thirty
years, I believe) it proceeded from ne suspi
cion on my part that there was-any thing
criminal in the -Institution ; or any thing
that placed its members, in the slightest
degree, iircollision with their allegiance to
their country aunts kiWs. 'On the contra
ry, having been before my initiation, assur
ed by a gentleman it whom I had implicit
confidence, that there was nothing in the
engagement which, could affect either--my
religion or politics (whisk I considered as
comprehending the whole range of my du
ties, civil and religious, and as extending
to the first degree only but to the whole
Masonic order). and being further informed
that many of the moat "illustrious men ,of
Virginia, with General Washington at their
head,telnnged to that order, and had taken
the degree of lbhuger,,l, did not belieVe that
in ther . institution
And christiantil is it
there could be any thing
wir with ; their dutierprpatriots, men
yet poisible for me
to believe that they could have understood
rimi • i obligations. I • ire, thence+ 63r
ward,. continually Sal 1 Masonry' as
1/?thing more than a 1 and Oaritable
club, designedfot_tha p,. , motion 4 pf good
feeling among Ai .rtsnabb and for "the 0-
.cuniarrrelida(theix, indigent hrathrtn.—.
I have, indeed, thought very little about it
for thirty years. It had dropped from my
mind so , completely that to not believe I
.ould-haveileen -able io gain admi
into an lod eat all at • • , • ,1 1,
tions, where I should have had to depend a
lone on my memory; lied so little conse
quence did I attach to it, that wanever
Masonry 'has , been occasionally introduced
as a subject of conversation, I have felt more
disposed to smile than to frown. Thinking
thus of it; nothing has more surprized me
than to see it blown into consequence in the
engine, and the whole community excited
against it as an affair of serious importance.
I _had _heard,indee.4 the genera .rnmour
that Morgan had been kidnapped and very
probably murdered by Masons, for divulg
ing their secrets: but I suppth;ed it •to be
the act of a - few - ignorant and ferocious
desperadoes, moved by their owsktim
pulse singly, without 4 the sanction or
knowledge of their lodges; and thus think
ing, I have repeatedly and continually, both
in conversation and letters , :,of 'friendship,
spoken . of Masoqty, and Anti-„llfasby a s s a
fitter subj'etlor • farce than tragedy, and
have been grieved at seeing some of my
friends involved in what appeared to me
such a._wild and _bitter mid unjust_persecu
tion alainst so • harmless an institution as
Free-Masonry. I have thought and repeat.
edly said that-I considered Masonry as hav
ing Bip snore to do with politics than any
.n o of the t numecous clubs so humorously
c brated in the S*
ctatar; and that with
o the itim9 in Morgates CAW, it
s as unjustsio Charge that on Masonry as
it would be, to Charge the private delinquen
cies of some professing ~christianity itself.
Thlis 1 - have thought and thus 1 - hlive con
tinually spoken and written in ply private
letters to several t pf my friends. It was
not until the geiiod of your assembling here
that on the occasion of a friendly visit from
one of your members, and my taking the
liberty to rally him on the excessive zeal
which had been excited on an occasion so
inadequate, that he placed before me a de
tail of some of the proceedings on the trial
of the conspirators against Morgan: when,
as established by the testimony both of ad
herring and seceding Masons on the trials
in York. I observed that in one of
them (called the Royal Arch) the candi
date swears among ~pther things that he
will aid and assist a companion Royal Arch
Mason in distress, and espouse his cause so
far as to extricate him from the same, if in
hirKtief, — / - eketker lithe right or wrong,
and that he will' conceal the secrets of a
companions Royal. Arch Mason. given him
in - charge as such,, murder and treason not
excepted; and in other oaths r in still higher
degree, t also observe that the candidate
binds himself to avenge the violated secrets
of, the Lodge by the infliction of death on
the offender, and to revenge the wrongs of
a brother to the utmost extremity; and the
whole mixed - up-with the - most - horrible im- - ,
precations and blasphemous mockeries of
the rites and tenants of the Christian Re
In the details of the trials in the case of
Morgan it became manifest that these °atlas
are not considered by those who impose and
take them as mere idle and unmeaning
words; but that they are viewed as solemn
oblilations which are to be wacticallLen
tbrced, and which in the case of Morgan
there is too much reason to believe were
tragically enforced._ According to the re
ports of the details of that trial as given at
some of your formefmeetings, and given at
greater length at your meetings in this city,
(at one of which, in common with other
citizens, I was present,) those oaths areun-
• - • 7,*1
according to the exhibition of the evidence
made in those reports,tho conspiracy against
posed, the aceof a few, jgnorant men, alone;
but was enolLhired in the lodges themselves
ed at their expense; the conspiracy enibra
ing withiirits iNveep, men of - all degreei,
men of-the--learned-professions-farmers-andmechanics; with too much reason to believe
that the - secret energy of the masonic spirit
had entered and polluted even:the temples
and with the most demonstra
tive proof that .the persons who had enter
ed into these unhallowed oaths, considered
their allegiance to the lodges as of higher
obligation than their allegiance to the laws
of their country. If
this be masonry, as
according to this uncontmdicted evidence
it selims to be, I have no hesitation in-say
ing, that I consider it at war with the fun
damental principles of the social compact,
as treason against )society, and a wicked
conspiracy against the laws of God and
man, which ought to be put down.
But gentlemen, this was not,& could not &
masonry as understood by Washington. The
thing is impossible. The suspicion would be
parricide. Nor can! believe that in the quar
ter of the Union with which
_I am best ac
quainted, intelligent men of high and honora
ble character, if they have been drawn in to
take tkse shocking and impious- oaths, can
Consider them as parambunt to their duties
to their God and their country. It is true that
after the practical exhibition of masonry
which we have had in N. Y. no matrof coin.
mon prudence can sleep over these discove
.ties* will take care in every case ofdoubt to
inquire. But both justice and prudence de
mand, discrimination: for the powers of a
prostitutedlo the purpose of a blind and un
just proscription, involving innocence and,
honor with guilt egad treaaon,and no . man is
worthy of a nomination to this office
in , whose . judgment and-jsitrio cad'
,dence plumot, be placedto. naket.tla pr r
a a a
distinction between them. Jn the view of
all honerable men he would deservedly be
come an object of disgust,if he could stoop
as the price of his hnmmntioll.
If with these views of my opinions, it is
the pleasure of-your convention to change'
the nomination, I can asbUre you very sin
cerely that I shall retire from it with, far
more pleasure than I should accept it.--
If, on the contrary, it be their choice to a
bide by it, I have only. to add that in.a gov
ernment like ours, I consider no citizen at
iherty-to-rejeet-a-neminati: • • -
table body, upon personal considerations.
Be the 'final deteirmination of your Con
vention what_it_may„Lshall _ever _retain - a_
grateful sense of the honor conferred on me
by this nomination, and•l beg the Anti-Ma
sonic Convention to acccpt the assurance of
,my respect for them and - for - theircause. I
do not address them as a party, because I
understand the principle of their union to be,
TO ASSERT. THE SUPREMACY OF' TUE LAWS;
which I trust is and ever,will be the sacred
and immutable principle of our common
country. W 'M. WIR'I'.
Messrs. lennutronp, SLOAX and ELDER,
Commitiee of the Nate A. M. Convention.
Baltimore Sept. 28, - 1831..
The eommunicatiop having -beert , read,
_Read utinn was
In the National Antionaagnic Convention,
BALTIMORE, 28th Septornber,lB3l.
. Resolved unanimously: That the answer
of the Hon. WILLIAM WIRT, to the reso
lution of this Convention, nominating him
as a candidate for the Presidency, be enter
ed on the minutes of this Convention-, as
[fart of its proCeerlings, and that this Con
vention recommend to their fellow citizens
throughout-the United- Stu:tsa r s-cordial-nu&
vigorous support of Mr. WIRT, at the next
election, as the Anti-Masonic Candidate,
for the office of President of the U. States.
Resolutionsof similar purport were unan
imously adopted by the Convention,. nomi
nating Amos ELLXAKER of Pennsylvania,
as the Anti-Masonic Candidate for the office
of Vice President of the United States: And,
for the appointment of a Committee to an
nounce to him the nomination.
Al the meeting o "onven ion, n
o'clock P. M. the following communication
was received from Mr. ELLMAKER:
BALTIMORE, September 28, 1831 0 .
. Metiers. John Bailey, John S. Shrive?
and Samuel P. Lymanc
GsrrimEmEN:—l acknowledge with much.
satisfaction the friendly manner in which
you have communicated the two resolutions
ThuTZ ay i'Oepted
sonic Convention: one, nominating me as
the Anti-Masonic Candidate for the office
of. Vice President . of the United States at
the ensuing election; the other, appointing
you a committee to communicate the pre
ceding resolution to me and to request my
acceptance of the nomination.
L know well, my humble pretensions to
be a Candidate for that high office. But a
zealous and firm attachments o - the - eause - of
Anti-Masonry, will not permit a refusal of
the nomination. I, therefore, accept it.
With great respect I am, Gentlemen.'
your obedient servant,
The communication having been read, a
resolution of like import with that above set
forth in the case of Mr. WIRT, was unani
mously adopted by the Convention.
The Convention then - proceeded to the
transaction of other business connected with
the objects in view.
Mr. - HozArit, from the Committee charg
ed with that duty, reported att*ddre.ss to the
People ofthe, United States, which was read
and unanimously adopted, and ordered to
bevoblished. .This address though occupy
•• .. . . •.r in - thc readings wits
lisiened to with the most profound attention
by the audience. Several members made
pertinent. • ;
spoke of it in warm and &vying terms, com
a limented the author on the research and
ability therein displayed.
A resolution was. otfored by 111F.T_Iumits_.,,,
of Mass. endTadepted, recommendrng a Na
iu September 1835, in the City of Wash
ington, unless otherwise ordered by the
Central. Committee ofeorrespondence.
A vote of .thanks was pissed in'favor of
the Central Committee of Correspondence, —
and for the continuance of their appointment
till after the next Presidential election. •
A resolution was unanimously adopted,
thanking the President of the Convention
for the ability and impartiality displayed in
the discharge of his duties, to wb.ich hit re
sponded in an eloquent and feeling address.
A vote of thanks was also passed in favor
of the 'other officers of the Convention, for
the prompt and.able manner in which :hey
had discharged their assigned duties. A
bout-12 at night, the Convention adjourned
sine die. .
Let it be remembered that all those, now
living, who by theia own confessionin court,
es well as those who have been convicted on
evidence, as being guilty ofcarrying ()Mon.
01, have never been expelled from the lodge
but are still members in good and regular
standing. Also that it appears, by the con.
feo l doli - of James Herting, grand secretary
of the grand lodge, that thetrand lodge have
since Raid Eli Bruce, now in jail. MOO dol.
kw, to rellette_lia„neceasiticm,____Doeanot__
thisjook like Masonry'e setting itself is a;
gaitict, the laws! These facts-have induced
'a great many honorable worthy men,. awn-- ,
beia oftbiOrdeOlo have riot-publicly tee
nontice, t9,..unife in opposition it