Compiled Law of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Michigan ...

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Grand lodge, 1921 - Freemasonry - 155 pages
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Page 131 - To have and to hold the above granted premises unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said party of the first part covenants with said party of the second part that the party of the first part has not done or suffered anything whereby the said premises have been encumbered in any way whatever.
Page 132 - State of , and known and described as follows, to wit : [here give a description of the property] together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining...
Page 9 - But though in ancient times Masons were charged in every country to be of the religion of that country or nation, whatever it was, yet it is now thought more expedient only to oblige them to that religion in which all men agree, leaving their particular opinions to themselves...
Page 131 - York, of the second part, witnesseth, that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar lawful money of the United States of America, to them in hand paid...
Page 9 - So that if a Brother should be a Rebel against the State, he is not to be countenanced in his Rebellion, however he may be pitied as an unhappy man ; and, if convicted of no other crime, though the loyal Brotherhood must and ought to disown his Rebellion, and give no Umbrage or .Ground of Political Jealousy to the Government for the time being; they cannot expel him from the Lodge, and his Relation to it remains indefeasible.
Page 73 - Of those first appointed, one shall be appointed for a term of one year, one for a term of two years, and one for a term of three years ; and thereafter their successors shall be appointed for the full term of three years.
Page 132 - Witnesseth, that the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of twenty-one hundred dollars, to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part...
Page 17 - ... nor approve of their acts and deeds; but must treat them as rebels, until they humble themselves, as the grand master shall in his prudence direct, and until he approve of them by his warrant, which must be signified to the other lodges, as the custom is when a new lodge is to be registered in the list of lodges.
Page 9 - A mason is obliged, by his tenure, to obey the moral law; and if he rightly understands the art, he will never be a stupid atheist, nor an irreligious libertine.
Page 25 - Every annual Grand Lodge has an inherent power and authority to make new Regulations, or to alter these, for the real benefit of this ancient fraternity: Provided always that the old Landmarks be carefully preserved, and that such alterations and new Regulations be proposed and agreed to at the third quarterly communication preceding the annual Grand feast; and that they be offered also to the perusal of all the brethren before dinner, in writing, even of the youngest Apprentice, the approbation...

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