Descriptions of the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina held at the Masonic Hall in Raleigh from December 3 through 6, 1866, including the names of those present at each meeting, reports from various committees, an accounting of the dues paid by subordinate lodges, a list of lodges under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, returns from all of the subordinate lodges including the names of members and officers, a recapitulation of the meetings' events, the names of those present at a memorial service on February 2, 1867 to perform the last rites of Masonic burial over the deceased Grand Secretary William T. Bain, and an appendix containing the Constitution, By-Laws, Rules for the Conduction of Trials, an address to the Grand Master, resolutions in effect, and the report of the Committee on Foreign Correspondence. Grand Officers of the Masonic Order present: Edwin G. Reade, Grand Master; Robert W. Best, Deputy Grand Master; William Lander, Senior Grand Warden; John Nichols, Junior Grand Warden; C. W. D. Hutchings, Grand Treasurer; D. W. Bain, Grand Secretary; Peyton G. Bowman, Grand Chaplain; W. W. Dunn, Senior Grand Deacon; Henry S. Lee, Junior Grand Deacon; F. G. Foster, Grand Marshal; M. Fetter, Grand Sword Bearer; W. H. Smith, Grand Pursuivant; J. M. Betts, Grand Tyler.





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