Digest of the laws of the Independent Order of Odd-Fellows: and compend of the legislation of the Grand Lodge of the United States, arranged in the form of an index to the proceedings of that right worthy body; to which are prefixed, the constitution bylaws and rules of order of the Grand Lodge of the United States. Also, the forms of various official papers and funeral service (Google eBook)

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J. Ridgely, 1853 - Friendly societies - 454 pages
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Page 23 - When the reading of a paper is called for, and the same is objected to by any member, it shall be determined by a vote of the House.
Page 34 - O merciful God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection and the life; in whom whosoever believeth shall live, though he die; and whosoever liveth, and believeth in him, shall not die eternally...
Page 29 - mackerel fishery', or 'cod fishery', as the case may be) , for one year from the date hereof, and no longer. Given under my hand and seal, at (naming the said district), this (inserting the particular day) day of (naming the month), in the year (specifying the number of the year in words at length) ;": Provided.
Page 9 - The Grand Sire shall preside at all meetings of the Grand Lodge, preserve order and enforce the laws thereof. He shall have the casting vote whenever the Lodge shall be equally divided; but shall not vote on any other occasion. During the recess of this Grand Lodge he shall have a general superintendence of the interests of the Order, and make report to the next stated meeting of his acts and doings in relation thereto.
Page 16 - No brother can be admitted to visit, or depoa' site his card in a lodge or Encampment out of the state, district or territory where he resides, unless he present a card or certificate under the signature of the officers and seal of the lodge of which he is a member, and...
Page 14 - Encampments shall agree in the opinion that a Grand Lodge or Grand Encampment will contribute to the general interest, notice thereof shall be given to all the Lodges or Encampments in the State, District or Territory, inviting them to meet for consultation at some convenient time and place. Each Lodge or Encampment shall appoint one or more of its Past Grands or Past Chief Patriarchs or Past High Priests, as Representatives, to meet in convention...
Page 339 - ... a good and sufficient bond in the sum of two thousand dollars for the faithful discharge of his duties as prescribed by this act.
Page 14 - Tcrritorv, inviting them to meet for consultation at some convenient time and place. Each Lodge or Encampment shall appoint one or more of its Past Grands or Past Chief Patriarchs or Past High Priests, as Representatives, to meet in convention to consider the propriety of applying for a Grand Charter as well as to determine upon the place for the location of the Grand Lodge or Grand Encampment (both of which questions shall be decided by a majority vote, which majority vote must represent at least...
Page 31 - In Witness Whereof, We have subscribed our names and affixed the Seal of the American Federation of Labor, this twenty-second day of September AD, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Five.
Page 7 - America," and possesses original and exclusive jurisdiction in Odd-Fellowship, over the territories comprising the Federal Government of the United States. It is the source of all true and legitimate authority in Odd-Fellowship in the United States of America.

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