Descriptions of the ninety-fifth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons of North Carolina held at the Masonic Hall in Raleigh from December 6 through 8, 1881, as well as Special Communications held in Kinston on August 3, 1881 for the purpose of laying a cornerstone for the monument of Richard Caswell and in Oxford on September 7, 1881 for the purpose of laying the cornerstone for a new building designed for the Orphan Asylum. Also includes the names of those present at each meeting, reports from various committees, a list of lodges under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, returns from all of the subordinate lodges, an accounting of the dues paid by subordinate lodges, a recapitulation of the meetings' events, a list of the fraternal dead of 1881, and an index. Overseen by the Grand Officers for the Masonic Year 1881: Henry F. Grainger, Grand Master; James W. Reid, Deputy Grand Master; Robert Bingham, Senior Grand Warden; Charles H. Robinson, Junior Grand Warden; William E. Anderson, Grand Treasurer; Donald W. Bain, Grand Secretary; P. T. Penick, Grand Chaplain; William T. Kennedy, Senior Grand Deacon; Samuel H. Smith, Junior Grand Deacon; A. H. A. Williams, Grand Marshal; H. W. Reinhart, Grand Sword Bearer; Drury A. Sugg, Grand Pursuivant; J. W. Peacock, Grand Steward; J. B. Angle, Grand Steward; and Miles Goodwin, Grand Tiler.