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Descriptions of the ninety-eighth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina held at the Masonic Hall in Raleigh from January 13 through 15, 1885, as well as the proceedings of Special Communications held on June 17, 1884 for the purpose of laying the cornerstone for the new Graded School in New Bern, on June 24, 1884 for the dedication of the new Hall of King Solomon Lodge, No. 56 in Jackson, and on June 24, 1884 in order to dedicate the hall of Rountree Lodge, No. 243 near Kinston to the uses of Masonry. 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, an accounting of the dues paid by subordinate lodges, a recapitulation of the meetings' events, a list of the fraternal dead of 1884, a list of Grand Lodges in correspondence with North Carolina, names of representatives of the Grand Lodge and their respective locations, an appendix containing amendments to the Masonic Code in North Carolina and By-Laws, and an index. Overseen by the Grand Officers: Fabius H. Busbee, Grand Master; Charles H. Robinson, Deputy Grand Master; Samuel H. Smith, Senior Grand Warden; Hezekiah A. Gudger, Junior Grand Warden; William E. Anderson, Grand Treasurer; Donald W. Bain, Grand Secretary; Oliver F. Gregory, Grand Chaplain, John W. Gidney, Senior Grand Deacon; John W. Cotten, Junior Grand Deacon; William N. Benton, Grand Marshal; H. Clay Williams, Grand Sword Bearer; John A. Nichols, Grand Pursuivant; and Miles Goodwin, Grand Tiler.

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