The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 8
At too late an hour for insertion in their appropriate places the following were received:
South Carolina.—Bro. Robert James, Grand Secretary, under date of August 7th, wrote: "I forward to-day my annual return. I regret its delay, but hope it will appear in your Revised Journal. You will perceive that we are still going backward. Our loss last year of 51 may be considered our gain, as they were among that class of members who took no interest in the Order.
"Our treasury is still empty, which prevents me from paying our Representative tax of $75.
"I have not been able to furnish you with a copy of our Proceedings for 1877 and 1878. from the fact that we have no money to print them."
Germany.—On the 28th of August, the following from Grand Secretary Meyendorf, dated Berlin, August 10th, was received:
"Communications have been sent to Schiller Lodge, No. 3, Stuttgart, and Denmark Lodge, No. 1, at Copenhagen, and I have advised the latter to remit to you thirty dollars for Charter fee. I have also forwarded to Denmark Lodge, for immediate use, 25 Traveling and 10 Withdrawal Cards, also one Digest, which I took from my stock on hand, for all of which I received the stated amount, and I have reimbursed the Lodge the sixty marks previously paid to me. Our account is therefore exactly balanced, with the exception of two Charge, two Degree, and two Rebekah Degree Books, which you will be pleased to supply me with at your convenience.
"Referring to my communication of July 16th, as to the three Withdrawal Cards, I remark that they belong to Bros. Rath, Tratz, and Hoffmeyer, and are yet unsigned.
"In response to a communication from the M. W. Grand Sire of the Grand Lodge of the German Empire, Bro. Praetorius, in his official capacity as D. D. G. Sire, a petition has been prepared for presentation to the G. L. of page 110 U. S., asking a donation of one hundred dollars to Denmark Lodge, which sum, it is presumed, will about cover its outlay.
"I am convinced that this year's session of the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States will conduce greatly to the prosperity of our beloved Order, and I feel assured that its decisions upon such matters as may be brought before it will not only advance the interests of the Order, but contribute to the welfare of humanity.
"I request that you will transmit to the M. W. Grand Sire, as well as to the officers and members of the R. W. Grand Lodge of the United States, my fraternal greeting and the assurance of my highest esteem and consideration."