The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29
Officers and Representatives,—
The lapse of time brings us together to ascertain what progress our Order has made since last session, and to legislate with an object of promoting the welfare of the members and Lodges under our jurisdiction. Permit me to congratulate all present upon being spared to meet together on this occasion. Nearly all are old familiar faces of brothers who have pioneered the Order during many trials. Herewith is a summary of the main items for the past twelve months, transcribed from the Grand Secretary's statements. An idea of our correct position cannot be given, through neglect of several Sub-Lodge Secretaries. Whom it will be my duty to bring under your notice.