tho exception of acknowledging himself the author of the document annexed,) re use to be interrogated by them, and denied their right of enquiry.
Your Committee deem it unnecessary for them to make further coroment on is case—the reading of the annexed documents will satisfy every memer o tnis Grand Lodge, that the W. IJro. Dutcher has been gmlty of grosa nmasonic conduct. Your Committee feel it incumbent ori them to state, that the parties yisiting I. R. A. Lodge, No 2, consisted of the Rt. W. D. Grand the rLod'"^ unc*er ^ie orc'ers W. Grand Master, and other officersof
Nothing further remains for your Committee to act on, but their opinion. w ïcn they cannot again avoid expressing, that the W. M. of No. 2, has been «T °l 8,i fonduet compels them, in faithfully discharging their duty, to the* foliovvingr^-^Grand Lodge, to adopt, in the preservation of its dignity,
T Ihu1 Brother Be"jamin C. Dutcher, W. M. of Ind. Royal Arch
ft! tfk' ' alld.he 18 liereby expelled from the Masonic Fraternity, and
a e arrant of said Lodge be delivered to the Senior Warden thereo£ pleclionStl'UC'i0nS and ac* uüder the same until their lleit annual
All of which is respectfully submitted."
ISAAO PHILLIPS, Chairman.
JOHN B. SATTF.RTHWAITE.
The Report and resolution contained therein were accepted and adopted nem. con. Benjamin C. Dutcher, being present was then requested to retire, which he did.
JThe D. G. M. Bro. Willis, then made the following Re-
New-York, June 2d, A. L. 5841.
On the Evening of May 24,1841,1 authorized Bro. Goulding, S. W. of I. R. A. Lodge, No. 2, to hold the Regular and emergent meetings of said Lodge and to preside at the same, in the event of the W. M. Bro. Dutcher, relusfn*
bïiefll to° lay%"oredy°ou ThB CirCUmstaüce9 a"end<»§ w^ch, I will endeavouf
T »\^d|ay/ïerffoMa?2t^LÏ841' ' atlended the Regular Meeting of whVh ff Lodge, No. 2, of which I am amember; during a conversation ! T Personf'he W. M. Dutcher peremplorily closed th" 'h lmJ?edl'Ue|y "jf "■ G Master of this Grand l.odge, opened the m iwhtlln H"' j r°i ï not,onl>' own case as a niember of said Lodge them nf nfnX °l ' i!rethren m|ght have an opportunity afforded
1. W M ? P1êVn ltS 'rue P°sltl0n be'ore this Grand Body, which bv the W. M. clostng the Lodge so abruptly they wero prevented from doing, and fearing from the manner in which the W. M. Dutcher acted, and left the Lodge.