|Title||Petition for Dispensation to Form a New Lodge|
|Scope & Content||
An 1892 handwritten petition for dispensation to form a new lodge, to be known as "Osiris Lodge" in Norwalk, CA
Transcription of the letter is as follows, page one and two consecutively:
Petition for Dispensation to form a new Lodge
To the Most Worshipful
Grand Master of Masons in California
The petition of the undersigned respectfully represents that they are Master Masons in good standing; that they were last members of the respective Lodges named after their several signatures hereunto, as will appear from the dimit of each of the petitioners herewith transmitted; taht they reside in or near the town of Norwalk, Los Angeles County, California, in which locality there is at present no Lodge; that among them are a number of brethren well qualified to open and hold a Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, and to discharge all its various duties in the degrees of Ancient Masonry in accordance with established wage; and that, having the prosperity of the craft (sic) at heart, and being desirous to use their best endeavors for the diffusion of its beneficent principles, they pray for a Dispensation empowering them to form, open and hold a regular Lodge at Norwalk, Los Angeles County, to be called Osiris Lodge.
They have nominated and respectfully recommend
Brother (space blank) as the first Master, Brother (space blank) as the first Senior Warden, and Brother (space blank) as the first Junior Warden of the said Lodge, they being each in all respects competent to perform all the duties of either of the stations for which they are severally proposed and if the prayers of the petitioners be granted they promise in all things strict obedience to the commands of the Grand Master, and undeviating conformity to the Constitution and Regulations of the Grand Lodge.
Dated at Norwalk, California this day of October 1892 (a.L. 5892).
Name No State
William Frederic Bray Pentalpha 202 CA
Charles Cole Mason Pentalpha 202 CA
Charles Rodgers Downey 220 CA
Ezekiel A. Morton " " "
Charles R. Emery " " "
Schofield Holgate (spaces blank)