xt7bzk55f62g_54 https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7bzk55f62g/data/mets.xml https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7bzk55f62g/data/61m145.dao.xml Perry family 4.7 Cubic Feet 11 boxes The Perry family papers (dated 1800-1952; 4.7 cubic feet; 11 boxes) consists of correspondence, accounts, business vouchers, bills of lading, receipts, and legal documents relating to Fountain Perry's river shipping business and Roderick Perry's public service and law career in Gallatin County, Kentucky. archival material English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. Perry family papers Inland Water Transportation -- United States Bridges -- Design and construction. Bridges -- Kentucky Business records -- Kentucky -- Warsaw. Shipping -- Ohio River. Shipping -- Mississippi River. Boatmen. Bills of lading. Tadmor Masonic Lodge Protest text Tadmor Masonic Lodge Protest 2015 https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7bzk55f62g/data/61m145/61m145_7/61m145_7_2/33359/33359.pdf 1877 1877 1877 section false xt7bzk55f62g_54 xt7bzk55f62g ~ .i
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\\illlil{lii\S, lt has been proclaimed by the Grand Master, under instructions of the Grand Lodge, and upon
vote of less than a moiety of the affiliated l*`ree l\lasons of the state, that each lodge in this jurisdiction be
required to pay a sum equal to one dollar for each of its actual members for the benelit of the "\Vidows’
and Orphans` lrlome," at Louisville; and whereas, we deem the above—mentioned action unmasonic and not
· binding in conscience for the following considerations :
/QM/-—\\’e do not recognize the right of any one Mason, or any combination of Masons, to dictate to us
an act of charity.
Sym/1o’—\Ye do not recognize the right of the Grand Lodge, or any number of subordinate lodges, to
dictate to us as to when, or where, or to what amount our charities shall be applied.
;/yl!./'zl/—\\’C do not recognize the right of the Grand Lodge to tax subordinate lodges for any amount in
excess of a sum sufhcient for its current expenses.
/i`!}//i'//I-'l.`l`lC " Masonic \\`idows` and Orphans’ Home " is in no sense lawfully connected with the tirand
Lodge, nor is the Grand Lodge in any manner responsible for its success or failure.
/fy?/z—\·Vl1en the brethren who had the matter in charge, came before the Masonic bodies of Maysville,
asking subscriptions to build the llome, they promised, in answer to the ttuestion distinctly stated, that " it
was it private charity, and that the (iranrl Lodge \\`t>llltl l1e\‘L‘1‘ be Cillletl Upon to give any moneys to its sup-
port," and with this understanding and promise upon the part of the agents of the " lloine " the Masonic
bodies here did subscribe as liberally to said object as they could.
.S`1ir/h—'l`ltere is no right in the Grand Lodge to establish or maintain any eleemosynary institution what—
ever. The founding or keeping up of a lunatic asylum, st deaf and duml` institution, an institution lbr the
g blind, a college, or any other institution tbr the benefit of Masons. their \‘dows and orphans, would be just
as much and just as little within the purview of the Grand Lodge as is the " \\’idows` and ()rph;ms` llome."

 SL"?/'£`/I//£—··'l`i1Ltij the manner in which it was sought to levy the tax was unlawful and unmasonic: First, be-
cause a proposition similar in principle was voted down last year by the lo res. Second, because,as the tax
is to be levied upon lodges, it is not competent that it should have been ted by Masons acting in an indi'
vidual capacity.
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2].1])* g1'ClltCl“ 1)CClll1iIl1‘y l)llI`(ltjIl tllilll \\'Q IIOW llZt\'L); tl]Cl‘L`i~UI'LJ,
/(nsw/tw/, 'l`hat we respectfully decline to pay tl1e tax assessed upon us for the benefit of the "\\`idows’
and Orphans Home " at Louisville.
_ /{thru/rw/, That we request the various lodges throughout tl1e state to careliully consider this matter, and
to stand with us in resisting this innovation ol " Masonic usages and eustoms," an innovation which, it not
checked, will inevitably greatly embarrass and injure the Masonic fraternity in this state.
/(wv/rw/, that we request the lodges to instruct their delegates to the next meeting ot the Grand Lodge
to vote For the repeal ol all acts looking to the taxing of lodges, either directly or indirectly, {or the support
of tl1e \\'idows` and (.)rphans’ Home.
Adopted by Cox1¤11>1·;Nc1i Lomas, No. 52, April 2, 1877,
A as witness the seal of said Lodge.
Adopted by Mwsox Loumag, No. 542, April 16, l$77,
as witness the seal of said Lodge.
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