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Page 56 - Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant Nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks: methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam...
Page 85 - The products of his estate became so noted for the faithfulness, as to quality and quantity, with which they were put up, that it is said any barrel of flour that bore the brand of George Washington, Mount Vernon, was exempted from the customary inspection in the West India ports.
Page 87 - I have observed that your name to the new Constitution has been of infinite service. Indeed I am convinced that if you had not attended the Convention, and the same paper had been handed out to the world, it would have met with a colder reception, with fewer and weaker advocates, and with more and more strenuous opponents.
Page 87 - ... my attachment to the Society of which we are members will dispose me always to contribute my best endeavors to promote the honor and interest of the Craft.
Page 24 - Calhoun, of Springfield, was chairman, submitted the following REPORT. The Select Committee, to whom was referred " so much of His Excellency the Governor's Message as relates to the subject of a Seminary for the Instruction cf School Teachers," and to whom was also referred the memorial of James •G.
Page 100 - Masonry at a period as early *" °ur rules permit by a most revered father, who had been long a zealous Mason, who was the son and grandson of a Mason, it would indeed have been surprising if I had not felt desirous of serving the Craft. For more than fifty years I have had the honor of being a member of the Grand Lodge, and it is gratifying to me at the present moment to be able to state, that our Society never stood higher in public estimation, that its position was never more proud, its funds...
Page 87 - Your sentiments, on the establishment and exercise of our equal government, are worthy of an association, whose principles lead to purity of morals, and are beneficial of action. The fabric of our freedom is placed on the enduring basis of public virtue, and will, I fondly hope, long continue to protect the prosperity of the architects who raised it. I shall be happy, on every occasion, to evince my regard for the Fraternity.
Page 79 - teaches us to be truly religious in both its parts; first seeking and cherishing in our hearts the true fear of G-OD; and then from this principle bringing forth all the lovely fruits of righteousness, which are to the praise and glory of GOD.
Page 85 - Masonic Institution; and it is most fervently to be wished that the conduct of every member of the Fraternity, as well as those publications that discover the principles which actuate them, may tend to convince mankind that the grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race...