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to de so. I wn of the opinion that it wonld
M advisable, to dispense with the Agency
. tor the ensuing year, if not longer. There
ia in evident unwillingness- on the part of
raw isivisions to Dear tne pecuniary fjur-
aon 01 supporting tne Agency, when they
do" not receive any benefit from it. ' Again,
.the same necessity for the Agency does not
exist . as when constituted. 1 ben, there
wet bat few Divisions in the State and the
t dissemination of our principles and the or
raniiation of Divisions attended with a good
, deal of expense and difficulty. Sinee,'tbese
4 ; Divisions have increased and multiplied to
" snch an extent that these objects can now be
accomplished with little expense and as suc
cessfully. By the appointment of zealous
. and efficient Deputies in each county, I am
. et the opinion that the objects had in view
. "when the Agency was constituted, will be
" fully net. ' This opinion is based upon the
success which has crowned tl.cir labors du
ring the past year.
Accompaning this Report will be found a
communication marked A, from D. G. W.
" P., J. 8. IUboteau, of Fayettevillc, in re
ference' to the illegal organization of a Di
vision within his jurisdiction.
, Also; another marked B, from the M. W.
" Scribe" and which refers to the employment
ef Lecturers, and the adoption of a new
Ritual, which are also submitted for your
. m consideration.
" As your representative, in company with
' - Reps. Weir and Smith, I attended the late
Annual Session of the N. D. held in the
, " , , ' eity of Boston .
mfm It is" not necessary f me to give a detail
Di "jot- its proceedings as they have been publish-
' . . ,ed and are now befofe you. I shall thcre-
for confine myself to such points as demand
yer attention. i . . 1
The appeal of Bro.- C'. P. Jon from the
action of this Grand Division at its last An
nual Session, relative to "the constitutional
number necessary to form a quorum of the
Grand Division was sustained. See Juur-
nalpaje 611.) -
Tho resolution adopted by this body at the
same time, respecting constitutional altera
tions and amendments by the N. D. met with
-ut little favor from that body. Resolutions
" of a similar character were presented from
'.other Grand Divisions, and it is to be hoped
. that ultimately the object embracod in said
Resolution will be accomplished, as it in
volves a principle of vital importance to our
Order. '
' . From the Journal you will also perceive
that a material alteration was made in re-
,f(ard to the eligibility of membership. .Ac-
' eordingto its late action. Acting and P. G.
W. P's. alono arc hereafter oliirible to scats.
" This alteration however does not affect those
W. A'i. and P. G. W. A's. who are en
titled to seats in that body.
. ." You will perceive further, that Art 1st,
and Sec. 2nd of the Revised Rules were so
changed as to give to Grand Divisions the
4, power to determine the 'place at which ' its
next annual meeting shall be held.
Art 9, See. 1st, Constitution Sub. Di
visions was also altered so as to make Chap
lains wno naa served two terms, eligible to
be office of W. A. k
Another important chance and one that has
produced no common' sensation among Sub
ordinate j;msiouj, ana which has elicited
irora ail sections of our state an exnress-
ion, w tnai oi me alteration oi we second
phase of our obligation, in striking out (he
" words "In this respect' It affords me
pleasure to state that- as far as my vote in
that matter was concerned, I did not vote
for the adoption of the 2nd resolution. The
Report was accompanied by two resolutions
as follows:
'1st Resolved,' That in the sense of this
" 17. D. (he moral obligation imposed by the
' pledge of every Son of Temperance, can-,
tint nil lluuuntrAn b fcimjt nnf t'aA Amn
its solemn, and binding effect, either by "resist
. . nation from the Order, or by forfeiture of
quarter. " . ' - v
' ' 2nd. Resolved, That In order to remedy
this great error, in the future editions of the
-B. B. the words " in this respect," in the
second part of our general obligation be re
mitted. -
The first of these resolutions I understand
as referring alone to the extent of the mor-
al obligation of tlte pledge, and as I humbly
"conceived that mo rat law was founded upon
art immutable baas the expressed will of
vod, and consequently binding, whether un-
m tint as that both already existed, that giv-
tng an expression to it in that sinrnlc inter-
pretivo sense would not be an infraction up
n any lav of. our Order. ". "
- ' Ia regard to the second resolution,' J
would state that deeming its adoption inex-
, aient, 1 did not vote for it, although my
. .foclings were in its favor.'
- The action of Subordinate Divisions since
4 its adoption in sending up protest after pro
. test, and tho general dissatisfiiction which
f prevails throughout our entire work, is suf
' fteient to demand on. the part of this Grand
Division, such action as they may think, best
' tor thee correction of this unfortunate error,
. and the restoration of harmony and peace
: to our ranks.
rtpel assured that the N. D. acted in this
Bottor in good faith, and was influenced by
pure motives. ." -
Finally, my brolners,. as 'matters aboand-
ing with intoxest will come up before us for
. our consideration, and perhaps discussion,
' let us act with prudence, and be animated
and governed by the blessed motto, to which
we have so often looked, and pointed to with
emotions of joy and triumph. Then when
w session closes, and we repair to out sev
eral home, we will carry with us the an-
. - .,
swer oi a good conscience, and the assu
rance that we have endeavored to do all in
onr power for ftie furtherance of our great
and glorious cause. .
I et us resolve that during the coming
year we will redouble our efforts and seal
(V the emancipation of fallen man, and the
relief of the afficted families in our State,who
are now groaning beneath the yoke of tyran
ny, poverty-stricken, and almost helpless.
Yea, let it be our high and solemn duty to
carry the benefits and blessings of our in
stitution to every home and fireside made
dark and desolate by the ravages of Intem
perance, Then whed we thall have passed
away, we shall live in their memories and
our names shall constitute a watchword to
their children's children. Then this vast
and noble edifice that wc have helped to
build and strengthen, shall stand as a time
defying structure, upon which the light
nings bolt shall ( fell harmlessly, and no evil
passion destroy.
Oct. 16th, 1850.
pint nf tyrSHg?,
y Subscribers receiving their papers ad
dressed with red ink or pencil, are thereby infor
med of the expiration of their subscription year.
e shall Continue to send the paper to all our
present subscribers, unless a discontinuance is
ordered. Those not desiring it another year
111 . .L.i . . . .
in return we paper; anu tnose retaining it
will please forward the subscription money im
mediately. -
3"Weare requested by the G. W. Patri
arch to state, that all subordinate Divisions de
siring the appointment of D. G. Fi will
please address, (post paid) S. YV: Whiting,
W. Raleigh, N. C. . . ;;
Oca Cause stiij. ox ward. The -Grand
Scribe has issued this week, Charters for three
new Divisions, viz :- No. 191, at Hamilton
Martin Ceunty: Broad River and WakI'h
Creek Division, No. 192, in Clcaveland Coun
ty; and Sulphur Springs Division, No- 193,
also in Clcaveland County.
In Baleuh, by the Sons of Temperance, on
Wednesday the 16th, will be a day long to be
remembered by all who witnessed, as well as
those who participated in it. The City had
for a day previous been thronged with stran-
gen, and until noon of that day they continued
to pour in, creating in our streets and hotels
an, unusual bustle and air of activity. At an
eariy hour of the day appointed for the Cele
bration, the Marshals for the occasion were
busily engaged in making preparations for form
ing the line of procession ; and at 10 'dock,
preceded by Solomons' fine Band of n
the . members of the Grand Division, to the
numoer os more inaa one Hundred, took up
the line of march from the Masonic Hall "for
Fayetteville street, to unite with tho members
of the Subordinate. Divisions, who were form-'
ing m large numbers, preparatory to repairing
to the Grove where the public exercises were
to be conducted. i . .
On reaching the dhy Hall the members "of
the Grand Division came to a halt, and gazed
with admiration pon the scene before them.
Stretched out in proud array were ther mem
bers of the Subordinate Divisions, clad in
their beautiful, though simple Regalia of spot
less white, illustrative of the purity of their
principles ; while bright and imposing Banners
flashed in the golden sunbeams, and happy.
cheerful faces reflected the joyousness of grate
ful Hearts at participating in ao proud a Jubilee.
scon the line of procession' was formed, as
published in our last, and the long column,
numbering several hundred, with the Orators
of the day in an open barouche at the head.
proceeded up f ayetteviHc street round the
Capitol Square, to Benehaa Grove, where had
already assembled a very large . concourse of I
Ladies and benflemen, to hear the principles
of our Order discussed and exemplified..
The exercises were opened by an impress
ive and appropriate Prayer, from Rev. J. M.
O. Breaker, Grand Chaplain ; when BeV. Isaac'
N. Walter was introduced to the assembly.
Bra W. was evidently laboring under severe
disability, in consequence of fatigue and indis
position, but not withstanding these disadvan
tages, he delivered an instructive and interest
ing address, depicting in striking: colors the
pernicious effects of alcoholic beverages upon
tne physical and moral man, and the advanta
ges resulting from a life of sobriety and total
At the conclusion of Bro. Walter's remarks,
P M. .W. P. Philip a White was intro
duced to the vast audience.' His feme as one
of the most brilliant orators of the age, had
preceded him, and public expectation had been
made to look for something far exceeding the
efforts of ordinary men. Nor was it in the
least disappointed. "With a noble and com
maoding appearance a mind well stored with
arguments irresistible, and a power to sway
and move his audience at will, he at once
launched forth in a strain that completely cap-
uvswu ma nearers ana convinced the most
sceptical, of the grandeur and sublimity of
the- great moral reformation he is so laboriously
anu successtuliy endeavoring to consumate.-
It would be presumptuous in us to attempt to
give any thing like a synopsis of his remarks
or a description of his style of speaking Philip
S. White, to be appreciated, must be both
seen and heard. Suffice it to say, that his ad
dress teas just lie thing for the subject and the
occasion. It was like one of those beautiful
pieces of the old masters of painting, upon
which we can gaze for years, and meditate with
undiminished pleasure, never thinking that by
adding to it, or taking from it, we can improve
it in the least it is perfect, a change of the
slightest character would spoil it forever. He
appealed to all the impulses that play upon the 1
heart he passed " from grave to gay, from
lively to severe'' be spoke to the reason, to I
the judgement and the understanding and
forced conviction upon the minds of all.
In the afternoon, the Grand Division, in a
body, attended by invitation from the gentle
manly Principal of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum,
upon an exibition of the Students of that Insti
tution. The exercises were of the most inter
esting character, showing great proficiency of I
the inmates in the mysterious language of
Signs, marked by an intelligence and under
standing truly astonishing.
At night addresses were delivered in the
Presbyterian Church, to an overflowing audi
ence, by P. V. P. Geo B. Wetmore, and
M. W. P. Philip S. mite. The remarks
of Bro. Wetmore were truly logical and unan
swerable, and gave evidence of a mind well
skilled in all the elements of debate. His vin
dication of the Order against the many asper
sions and objections urged by", its opponents,
was thorough anct complete, and must have si
lenced the disquisitions of those who have sys
tematically attempted its overthrow. He was
followed by Bro. White, who completely over
whelmed his audience with his powerful ap
peals, his racy anecdotes and withering sarcasm.
And thus closed the first day's public exercises,
the good effects of which can only be revealed
in tternity.
On Thursday night, the Presbyterian Church
was again filled to overflowing, and the evening
was occupied entire by P. S. White. Great
as had been his previous efforts, this was pro
nounced Me speech of the occasion. Tired of
appeals to the philanthropy of men (to use the
language of another) he turned to the selfish
and sordid passions of our natures, and spoke
to them in a language that would have moved
the heart of anchorite or outcast. Then came
a perfect story-book of incident and adventure,
of simple talc and lively anecdote. Pathos and
humor tears and smiles the journey of hu
man life with its .many shaded, scenes were
represented in his graphic and inimitable man
ner. Then came a few of his own personal re-
miniscenes. These he told in that manner in
dicative of deep feeling, coming from a heart
fully alive to human woe and suffering. The
experiences of fife, after alL are worth more in
the cause of a reformation of the past, than the
most polished rhetoric, or the most impassioned
oratory. Philosophy may spread out before us
its dry detail, but its most cogent reasoning will
fail When brought into contact and opposition
with the truths of history. In History man
speaks to man a suffering heart to a frail and
erring brother; in Philosophy, intellect discour-
to intellect ; mind talks to mind ever
reasoning, but never concluding: nursuintr
their onward course until they arrive, in the
airy land of speculation and theory. Then
dullness' begins ; then philosophy losses its
charms, and falls upon the ear like the- pain
ful monotony of a dry, dull master of weari-
For full three hours Mr. White held his large
congregation as if spell-bound by ias eloquence,
and masterly strokes of wit, humor, pathos, rid
icule, sarcasm and denunciation, At one time
his hearers were bathed in tears ; the next con
vulsed with laughter. His whole speech i
truly an intellectual treat such as one hears
only at the end of every score of years.
On Friday night, Pi W. P. Luke Black-
mer, of Salisbury Division, delivered an appro
priate and interesting address in the Presby
terian Church. Confining himself to answer
ing the various objections urged 'against the
Urder, be took them updone by one, and scat
tered them to the winds and wound up by hap
pily demonstrating it to be the duty of all men,
to throw the weight of their character and in
fluence into the great scalo of Temperance,
and aid in ridding the world of the greatest
evil that has ever afflicted and disgraced bu
manitv. - t
The result of this series-of Temperance ad
dresses upon our citizens is most manifest. A
large number have come and are coming nto
the Order ; whilst a great many others, who
may never perhaps do so, have been complete
ly disarmed of their prejudices and opposition
to it, and willingly concede it to be one of the
most elevated and Heaven-approved reforma
tory elements of this mighty age.
On Saturday Bro. White spoke, both in the
afternoon and night- at Louisburg, where a
large concourse of People were in attendance
on the session of the Baptist Convention pro
ducing the happiest effects and completely en
listing the sympathies and interest of that res
pectable and numerous Denomination, in be
half of our Order. On Monday he spoke at
Garysburg, from whence he proceeded on his
Eastern tour, as previously advertised. We
are gratified to state that his services have been
procured to Lecture through the State until
the first of January; so that the People in
a great ma ny C ounties will have an opportu
nity ot testing the justice of the high-wrought
eulogiums which have been passed upon him
wherever he has been.
S" A Bi other writing from Warrenton, says
" I regret that I could not be with you at
the late meeting of the Grand Division, owing
to its being our Court week; we have howev
er done a good week's work we have got all
the money subscribed for building our contem
plated Hall The Sons and Odd Fellows u
nite. The building is to be 3 stories high, 52
feet long by 85 feet wide ."
I Thk North Carolina Press, at all
points of the State, continue to make improve
ments and extend the sphere of their useful
ness. The Lincoln Courier comes to us in a
new dress and greatly improved ; the Editors
of the Fayetteville Observer propose to publish
that paper semi-weekly in future, and friend
Gales of the Register, is - to publish a Daily
Bulletin during the session of the Legislature,
for $1 50. We are proud to see these im
provements, and trust all engaged in them may
realize handsome compensation for their in
creased labor and czpensc.
Among the many incidents related by P.
M. W, P. Philip S. White, is one of thril
ling interest, the particulars of which he was
himself conversant with. "I knew says
he "ofayoung man who went to college,
and studied very successfully. Being of a
bright and animated disposition", lie was of
ten invited to pleasure parties, and although
he went to them he could never be prevailed
upon io raae a glass ot wine, lie was en
gaged to be married to a young lady of the
firgt rank, and all seemed to go well and
promise a future happiness but intemper
ance had to do its work. While at a party.
the young lady was told of the abstemious
liuiure, oi ner intended partner. Hhe was
X ! . r
told that nothing in the world could induce
him to drink a class of wine. ' Don't s
so,' she said, 'till I have tried him.' She
asked him to take a glass of wine from her.
-tie nrmiy refused, bhe threw her arms
about him she prevailed. He got intoxi
cated. The abstemious youth became a
drunkard, and ran rapidly in the downward
course. Her father, though in the habit of,
drinking himself, could not bear to see his '
daughter marry a drunkard, and he was or
dered from the Jiouse. The father got into
difficulties and became bankrupt. He went
inio me naca settlements to recruit his for
tune. One night about twelve years after
wards, while there was noise, and dancing,
and music, estrange wailing noise was heard
outside the building. It became louder and
louder. All was silent. The music ceased,
the door opened, and the figure of a man en
tered and threw himself on the floor, crying,
O, God, save me from the fiends 1' The
young lady went up to him, and as she ap
proached, his upturned eyes met hers. It
was too much for bet she faipted away.
He whom she had wronged thus, lay before
her a poor maniac, and in two days more, I
had the melancholy duty of attending his fu
neral and hearing the clods of the valley
rumbling npon his coffin. She is now, if
still Jiving, in a lunatic asylum, her father
and mother sleep in an untimely grave. O,
what an amount of sin must a person have to
answer for, who thus is the means of ruining
a precious soul of causing a weak brother
to perish 1" It is for Philip S. ., White, by
bis superior eloquence, to give this sad tale
in all its dread reality. ( ,
m , m
tfr In the press of business during the sess
ion of the Grand Division, we were compelled
to suspend our correspondence. Our numer
ous letters we believe have all been attended
to since, however, and we only refer to the
matter to account to our friends for the delay
which has attended the answering their Com
munications. t" We would be thankful to all individu
als and Divisions indebted to us for Emblems,
Regalia, Seals, Job Printing' or the Newspaper,
to forward us the respective amounts due us at
as early a day as practicable, as we are great
ly indeed of funds at the present time.
s3" We have received from the Author, a
copy of an ingenous and instructive Pamphlet
entitled "King Alcohol, his Arrest, Trial and
Execution," by Rev. E. L. Perkins. Price
10 cents a single copy, 6 copies for SO cents,
St per dozen, 50 copies for S4, &c. Address
Rev. E. L. Perkins (post paid) Strickland's
Depot Duplin Co. N. C. '
- T l
Having been requested to -make some ap
pointments for Brother White, after the ad
journment oi tne tirand vision, after con
sultation with some of the brethren in the
East we have determined upon making the
suuuwiin; :
Edenton, Monday . 28th at night
Hertford, Perq. Wednesday 80th
Woodville, Thursday 81st
Elizabeth City Nov. 1st at night ".
Camden C. Ho. do. 2d and at night in E. City
Edenton on the 4th of November.
Plymouth Nov. 5lh
In addition to the above, the Committee ap
pointed for that purpose, at the late session of
the Grand Division, have made the following
At Washington, en the 7th of November.
Snow Hill,
Henderson, .
, Smithfield,
. do
16th morninc
1 6th aft'noon k night
18th of November.
20th do
23d .do
25th do -
26th do
Wilmington and New Hanover 27th, 28th and
29th, to be arranged by the Divisions in the
Other appointments will be made in due time.
In making these appointments, ,the Commit-'
tee are aware that several Counties have been
omitted which it is very desirable that Bro.
White should visit, but owing to previous' en
gagements, he is compelled to be at Warrenton
on the 15th of November, and therefore Bertie
and Martin had to be neglected. lie win ne
cessarily pass throuzh this Citv on hisronta finm
Franklinton to Smithfield, and if it be ascer
tained that an extension of his tune in the State
can be obtained, the Committee will use their
exertions in procuring rt, and thus afford him
... ..... 1... i ' . mi
a 1 1 """v 'isiung uiuws vounncs. J.ne
same remarks will apply to the counties in the
Cape Fear region. If his services can be pro
cured for a longer time, Brunswick, Bladen, and
Columbus &cmaybe embraced in the list of
his appointments; if not, he will be comnelled tn
pass on to Clinton and speak on the 80th of
Bovemoer, ana at f ayetteville on the 2d and
3d of December, and then on west, thmaoli
Richmond, Anson, tic; of this however due no
nce win ne given.
The Committee have acted with no design to
nenlect any place or Division : but as tho timm
ofBro. White's stay is limited, (unless further
arrangements can be made - with him,) they
have, with the map of the State before them,
marked out the route above laid down, that as
little time may be lost as practicable, in trav
eling, and that he may visit as many different
sections of the State as possible. It is hoped,
therefore, that those who may deplore the fail
ure of a visit from him among them, will appre
ciate the peculiarities of the case, and award to
tne committee, ( what is their design) a disposi
tion to do justice to all, so far as the circnmstan.
cej will admit,
Inns Df Craptranii.
The session of the Grand Division of the
Sons of Temperance of North Carolina,
which -commenced its session in this City,
on Tuesday, the 15th inst., was decidedly
the largest in representation, and the most
important in action, ever assembled in the
State. Some 40 or 50 Divisions were rep
resented, to the number of about 120, em
bracing some as remotely East as Newbern,
and as far West as Surry County. The
session lasted till Friday night, and an a
mount of business was transacted scarcely
ever equalled by any deliberative body in
the State, in the same length of time.' And
notwithstanding several matters , of grave
and weighty consideration were submitted.
concerning which conflicting and widely dif.
fenng sentiments and opinions were enter
tained, yet they were disposed of in such
manner as to meet the concurrence of the
entire representation. This fact goes strong
ly to demonstrate the truth of all former as
sertions, that ours is an organization, the
chief object of wliich is to advance the great
Temperanee reform ; and however much we
may differ as to the means best calculated to
effect this desirable end, still no variance of
opinion will be allowed to mar our harmony
of disturb the unanimity which prevails
throughout our entire borders. With these
few preliminary remarks, we proceed to give
a synopsis of the Proceedings of the Grand
Division. '' '
After the opening ceremonies on the first
day, and the initiation of Representatives
elect, the Grand Worthy Patriarch submit
ted his Annual Communication, wliich we
have the pleasure of laying before our read
ers in this paper. It is a document breath
ing forth ardent devotion to our holy cause,
bold and fearless defiance to all opposition,
whether coming from avowed enemies pr in
discreet friends, and conservative and gene
rous in all its sentimentsone that will be
read with profit and pleasure by all the
members of our Order. The Reports of the
Grand Scribe and Grand Treasurer exhibited
the Financial and Statistical condition of our
Order in a sound and healthy state afford
ing sufficient funds for the successful prose
cution of the designs of our organization, but
not at all calculated to accumulate a suf
ficient sum to engender jealousies, or jeopard
the progress of our principles' by monetary
interferences. The remainder of the day
was chiefly occupied in appointing Commit
tees, initiating candidates, Sect, See.
Ob Tuesday night the Grand Division
proceeded to the election of officers ; where
upon the following were chosen, viz t "
S. W. Whiting, of Phoenix Div. G. W. P.
J. B. Littlejohn, of Wash'n " G. W. A.
A. M. Gorman, of Concord " Gr. Scribe.
James Litchford, of Phoenix " Gr. Treas-
R. T Heflin, of Phoenix "Gr.Chap.
W. H. Morning, of Persev'ce " Gr Con.
R. Funnan, of Washington " Gr. Sen.
After the election of officers, the G. D.
adjourned to Wednesday morning, at 9 o'
clock; and it being the .day set apart for
public exercises, after the initiation of sev
eral Representatives, the remainder of the
day was so spent .
On Thursday morning, after the usual
opening ceremonies, the Committee to whom
had been previously referred the matter of
holding Annual or' Semi-annual sessions of.
this body, submitted a Report, showing that
27 Divisions had expressed themselves fa
vorable to the former, and 19 for the latter;
whereupon Rep. Wetmore submitted a Res
olution, declaring -that this G. D. do not at
its present session decide this question, but
that when it adjourns, it do so to meet in
Wadesboro', on the 1st Wednesday In April
next. The vote on this Resolution was ta
ken by Divisions, and was adopted, 27
m the ammative to 14 in tho negative. The
Committee on Correspondence reported ad
versely to the Communication from Mecklen
burg. Division, to propose to the National
Division the establishing of a National Insti
tution tot Educational purposes, &c. . Re
port of Committee concurred in.
Rep Miller, from the Committee on the
Communication of the H.Vf. P., submitted
the following Report : "
Tg the Grand Division of the .Sons of T.
of JVbrth Carolina:
The Committee to whom was referred the
Report of the Grand Worthy Patriarch, have
had the same under consideration, and ask
leave to report the following Resolutions in
connection with the several matters contained
ia said Report, and recommend their adop
tion by the Grand Division : -
lst. Resohed, That the State Travelling
Agency, as now constituted, be, discon
tinued. . ' 1 "-'i-'i
-.2nd. Resolved, That.it is, "highly expe
dient to engage the services, of P. M. W. P.
Philip S. White to visit the different sec
tions of the State, and address the people on
the objects and salutary effects of our Order.
t 3d. Resohed, That the Communications
referred to in th Report of the G. W. P.
marked A and. B, be referred to the Stand
ing Committee on the State of the Order.
4th. Resolvtd. That we do most solemnly
but respectfully protest against the altera
tion ny me iNational iivu-ion, at its last an
nnal session, in referent to rmr fWKtr&t-lrai 7
and it is the opinion of this Grand Division
mat policy, justice ana gooa iaitn, demand
thnt t nP vnrrta rlirMtt tn ia alutlran
from should bis restored, and that it should
remain in all respects as it originally was.
5th.' Resolved. That w- rcmrrl oil
vations upon, or alterations of the Pledge, as -
,i .. , . i . , , .
utuiguroiw to we narmony and prosperity of a
our Order. f
Respectfully 'submitted inL. P. Ac F.
in 1 f.&f.
Et, V Com't
)N, ) f -
a. w. jniLLKit,
The Report and Resolutions wore adonied.
Un motion nf Ren Ti;il r,n.:u
was appointed to wait on Bro. P. S. White,
mm Bsueruuu upon wnat terms and for what
length ot time his services can be procured
as Lecturer for the State.
- Rep. Morning, froih the Committee on
Grand Scribe's and Grand J Treisnm' Re
ports, reported all correct, and recommen
ded tneir adoption, lamed.
On motion of Ren. Bnbr Ci.
- i' --, " kj u in
ordinate Division is hereafter earnestly re
quested to pay the expense of at least one
Representative to the Grand Division.
Rep. Graves offered Resolutions declar
ing the dissatisfaction of this Grand Divis
ion with recrard to the cramr tlu Mo
tional Division the words " in this resnect"
from the B. B., and instructing our Repre
sentatives in that body to eo for their resto- .
ration ; and ; also, to procure, if possible.
such amendments to the Constitutions of
Grand and Suhnrdinafo Tltui
- . as Diuui
render any additions, alterations or amend-
t r r i r
menus ui saui, vonsuiuuons null and void,
unless trior rermva tliA rnnn nf
of the Grand Divisions of North America.
The Resolution was adopted. -
a case brought up from Chapel Hill Divis-
: i - . , , . .
iuii, wuervin a xjrotner naa Deen excused for
makinsr cider for his emnlnver Tho I'.-
mittee reported adverse to said excuse, and
j j .i . . .
rceuiuiiieuueu me reversal ot the dot !sion of
Chapel Hill Division. . The Rnnrt
curred in. t "
The same Committee, on Appeal from
Pasnnotanlc Diviumn K
X - ' -- f w. uawj.u IIVUICI JISU
sent in his resignation, bnt before its accep-
" , wu fucrcnvu against nun 10T
violating the pledgo. The committee of in
vestigation on the charge reported that it
was sustained and recommended expulsion ;
but notwithstanding, the offending brother
was suosequentiv permitted to resign. The
Committee of the G. D. reported adverse- -ly
to said action, and recommended ha re
versal ; which was concurred in by the Gr.
Division. ; . .",
Rep. Hill, from the Committee appointed
to wait on Bro. White, reported that his
services could be amnrnul tn il t .
- r arui
January. After considerable consultation.
it was agreed to- employ him, and also te
call upon Subordinate Divisions in the
Counties-which he may visit, to contribute
to the extent of their ability in raising
fund from which to compensate him for his
services ; and to endeavor, if possible, to have
him visit every Countv in ilia fttui
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The Grand Division then proceeded to
select, by ballot, the place of holding the V
next Annual Session of the Grand Division ;
when Raleigh received 46 votes,' Wentworth
2, Fayette vUle 3, and Salisbury 4. -
The night session was chiefly occupied m
adopting a Code of By-Laws and Rule of
Order for the government of the Grand Di
vision. On Friday morning the officers elect were
installed into their respective offices, by P
M. W. P. Philip S. White. Previous to
G. W. P. James H. Enniss leaving the
Chair, he delivered an appropriate valedic
tory; andG W. P. 8. W. Whiting pre
nounced a feeling impromptu inaugural, on -assuming
tho responsible position of the
head of the Order in the State.
P. M. W. P. Philip S. White took leave
of the Grand Division in -a touching Ad
dress, preparatory to his entering on the la
borious duties he had assumed, and pledged
himself to do all he 'could to advance the
cause wherever he might go.
A Committee was. appointed to proem e
an A of Incorporation for tho Grand Di
vision. , ' -
Rep. Wetmore, from the" 'Committee on
the State of the Order, made detailed Re- -port
1st, concerning the informality in the
organization of American Eagle Division,
and recommended that it be legalized A-
greed to. 2d. Recommends the granting .-
of Clearance Cards by the G. W. P. to
members of Divisions having thrown up their
Charters. Agreed to. 3d. Approving of
the distribution of Tracts. 4th r,mm
nication from D. G. W. P, of Chanel Hill
Division, concerning the private character of
members, comincr un in an imnmn,.
ner, the Committee asked to be discharged
rrom its consideration. AitmA tn - fit.
A Query submitted bv Ttm Ttnlr kk
er a Brother, a, member of a firm engaged
vJ' warning anient spirits, violates toe
T1J .1. i' ... , , . ...
ugc, me committee tnoognt no violation,
but recommended that
given on the subject, as it came before the
uraim jjiviaion in an abstract form. A
greed to.
Rep. Rabotcau, from Committee on Trav
eling Agent's (Bro. Pcarce) Report, ap
proves Of hU Crmi-M wliiln A imnl anA mv
mends his zeal and faithfulness as our Agent
"The Grand Scribe reported thatRockfisb,
Independent, Lumber Bridge, and Lafay
ette Divisions had contributed 1 each to
defray the expense of placing a block ef
granite in the Washington Monument :
Whereupon Rep. Wetmore submitted a Re
solution to the effect that should the suras
sent up by the Subordinate Divisions be in
sufficient to defray the expense of placing
the Stone in the Monument, the Committee
appointed at the April Session shall have
power to draw upon the Grand Treasurer
for the residue. -Carried.
Rep. Jones, from the Committee on toe
State of the Order, submitted the following
Another year with its vicisitudes, its de
pressions and successes has passed. Amid
the opposition, secret and open, which w
have met, the prrgrcss of our Order has

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