Terre Haute Ind. Nov 25/83


The Lodge met in Regular session Worthy Master E. V. Debs in the chair The minutes of the previous meeting Read and approved

Proposition for Membership
The names of Henry L Jones & A E Schrader was proposed for membership and was Refered [sic] to the following Committee James Smith R Sherburne & Robert Ebbage
Reports of Committees
The committee to whom was Refered [sic] the application of Frank Fay Reported favorable and on motion was received and the ballot being spread was declared duly elected a member of Vigo Lodge No16
Communications
A communication from Brother Arthur J Kraft asking a withdrawl [sic] card which was granted
Bills
Bill of D H Wright for Photo of Bro Naylor & frame 250 & frame for Bro Kleckner picture $150 making a total of $400 also a bill from buck Eye Cash Store of $192 for crape & ribbons.

Bro Ebbage asked for an appropriation of $625 for hall rent which was granted and the Secy ordered to draw an order on treasury for that amount. A committee of 3 was appointed to draw up Resolution of Condolence the com were as follows J F O'Reilly James Smith & O E Fox

The committee to whom was Refered [sic] the matter of the Consolidation of Fireman, Engineer & Conductors in regard to procuring a hall and furnishing the Same and they Reported they intended to give a grand Ball which was well received they also Reported throug [sic] Bro Ebbage that they had a meeting of with the trustees of the G.A.R. hall and they would willing consent to their withdrawl [sic] the report was concurred in

Reports of Officers
The report of the financier was Read and on motion was adopted the Report was approved by the trustees

A note of thanks was tendered Bro James Smith for services

Receipts of the meeting $200 on application [plus] Bro David Kelker was granted a withdrawl [sic] card to join 59
        There being no further business the meeting adjourned

John. F. OReilly                        Eugene V. Debs
                    Secretary                      Master

Close of Meeting Nov 25 1883

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