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Terre Haute Ind. Sunday Oct. 24th 1880
The meeting was called to order at 2.30 P.M. Worthy Master Southard in the chair.
The roll was called after which the minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. On motion the rules were suspended and the following propositions for membership were read: Messrs: B. F. Mullen, O. E. Raidy, Edward Sibley, Thomas A. Burke, Herman Ramme, James O'Connell, Henry Kuhn, Martin Kraus and Louis Burgess. The Master appointed Brothers Rugan, Dearman and Miller as a committee to investigate the character of the applicants.
On motion the lodge acted as a committee of the whole and balloted on the application of B. F. Mullen. The ballot being favorable the candidate was declared duly elected. Messrs. Mullen and Wm Cronin being present the rules were suspended and the said candidates were admitted to full membership. The committees on the investigation of Messrs. W. M. Dodson, Patrick Cronin, James Gurney and J. N. Van Cleve reported favorably on the character of the said applicants and on motion of Brother Debs the lodge proceeded to ballot. Each candidate was balloted on separately and duly elected to become members of the Order.
A bill of $600 for hall rent for quarter ending October 1st 1880 was read and allowed.
The Financial Secretary reported the receipts of the evening to be $4600. A debate on the good of the Order was then had after which the lodge closed in due form.
Close of the Regular Meeting Sunday Oct. 24th 1880