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Terre Haute Ind Jan 10 1887
The Lodge met in Regular Session Worthy Master E. V. Debs in the chair --
Grievance Committee made their Report the same was accepted as read.
Communications from Robt Ebbage asking the Lodge to help him as he is not able to pay dues and assessments. The Fin instructed to will -- Bro Ebbage to meet with No16. Motion made and seconded and carried to the above effect.
Bills for Rent Moved & Seconded that the same be allowed. ordered paid Amount due $3125
Bill of E. C. Miller for service on Grievance Committee. Ordered and recorded that said be paid Amount due $96 37. Bill of Bro Jas Smith as Janitor order paid.
Communication from Bro Suthard asking the lodge to carry him a short time and give him a chance to pay up.
Motion made and seconded the above request be accepted.
carried - on motion Bro Gibson was granted 475 as a loan & 275 to Bro Suthard Bro J Taylor was declared Expelled for nonpayment of dues also Bro F Summer for the Same an appropriation of $2 00 was allowed Wm Sherburne by a motion made by a Brother in good standing
Election of Officers
Chas Bennett was nominated for [Receiver] and on motion the Secretary was instructed to cost the ballot for Chas Bennett The Master declared him duly Elected. Bros Ed Bundy and Frank Smith were placed in nomination for collector Ed Bundy having Received a majority of all the votes cast he was declared Elected the [Residue] the Ensuing term
Installation of Officers
Bros Chas Bennett as [Receiver] and Bros Ed Bundy collector were duly installed in their Respective offices Elmer Sherburne was granted a final withdrawl [sic] card. Bro Henry Sacks was presented with a beautiful gold Badge for his well Rendered services as Magazine agent The Secretary presented the Badge in a few well chosen Remarks in which Bro Sacks Responded and thanked the Lodge and Members
On motion the lodge closed under the New Ritual by the Master E V Debs
John F O'Reilly