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BY CHARLES W.JOQRE. & S. W. B. CARNEGY.

SECOND EDITION.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY CHARLES W. MOORE,
At the Office of the Freemasons' Magazine, 21 School Street.

TUTTLE & DENNETT, PRINTERS.

1846.

SOLD A1.90 BY
BROTHER SPENCER,MASONIC BOOKSBLLER & PUBLISHER,

314, High HOLBORN, LONDON.

MVW

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1843,

By CHARLES W. MOORE, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

THENEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY
696 16

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATION.

1897.

RECOMMENDATIONS.

From the Officers of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Massa

chusetts. We, the subscribers, oficers of the M. W. Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, unite in the approval of the Trestle-Board, prepared by R. W. Brothers Moore and CARNEGY, agreeably to a vote of the late National Masonic Convention, for the general use of the Lodges in the United States. It contains all that is proper and essential to a correct understanding of every thing pertaining to a Lodge. Its arrangement evinces a sound discrimination and a matured judgment on matters important to the Craft; and it embraces the true interpretation of ancient Craft Masonry. Its peculiar adaptation as a working book, with the beautiful and apıly arranged FLOORINGS, give to the work a decided preference over any other hitherto published, which we have seen. We, therefore, most cordially give it the sanction of our names, and recommend it to ihe general patronage of the Lodges.

AUGUSTUS PEABODY, G. M.
THOMAS TOLMAN, S. G. W.
WINSLOW LEWIS, J. G. W.
JOHN J. LORING, G. Treas.

WINSLOW LEWIS, JR., Cor. G. Sec. December, 1843.

EAST-CAMBRIDGE, Nov. 26, 1843. Brother C. W. MOORE

Dear Sir-Having, at your request, examined the new “ TBESTLEBOARD," prepared by you and Brother CARNEGY, for the use and benefit of the United States Lodges, it is with much satisfaction that I bear testimony to its merits, and hereby cordially recommend it to the patronage of the Fraternity,“ whererer dispersed," as a correct and useful Manual-better adapted to the purposes designed, than other more extensive and expensive publications.

It was my privilege, while at Brown University, Providence, R. I., (1801-2,) to acquire a complete knowledge of the Lectures in the three first degrees of Masonry, directly from our late much esteemed Br. T. S. WEBB, author of the Freemasons' Monitor; and, in consequence, was appointed and commissioned, by the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts and Maine, Grand Lecturer, devoting the whole time to the instruction of the Lodges under the jurisdiction,-and for many years subsequently, (as Professor of Astronomy and Geography,) visiting all the differeni Siates in the Union, and (1829-30) many parts of Europe -successfully communicating, to numerous Lodges and Associations of Brethren, these same valuable " Lectures of the Craft"_according

to the "ancient landmarks." Wherefore, as a Brother" well instructed,” permit me, without hesitation, earnestly to recommend your good work, as well calculated to facilitate the acquisition of the Lectures, to preserve the ceremonials and usages, traditions and lectures, in their purity, and to encourage and ensure a general uniformily aniong the Brotherhood throughout our "community of interesis," in our "ancient and honorable" Profession. Respectfully, your Friend and Brother,

BENJAMIN GLEASON.

R. W. BR. MOORE

I have examined the new " Trestle-BOARD," prepared by you and R. W. Br. Carnegy, (being a majority of the Committee appointed for the purpose by the late Masonic Convention,) with great satisfaction. I have been an active Mason for fortythree years, have sustained the office of S. G. W. of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts; was D. D. G. Master under the Grand Lodge of Virginia ; Deputy Grand Master, and for three years Grand Lecturer for the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, and have several times presided as Master of subordinate Lodges. I have therefore necessarily been led to make myself fully acquainted with all the principal text-books which have from time to time been given to the Fraternity, and I must cordially and unequiro. cally recommend the Trestle-Board as being more practical and be adapted to Lodge purposes, than any other work wbich has fallen under my observation. December, 1843.

JOHN B. HAMMATT,

From Members of the Convention. The undersigned, Members of the late National Masonic Convention, having examined the Trestle-BOARD, prepared by R. W. Brs. MOORE and CARNEGY, recoinmend it to the Fraternity throughout the United States, as a MANUAL, singularly well adapted to the purposes for which its publication was ordered hy ihe Convention. They believe it to be all ihe Convention designed it should be, and that its general use by the Lodges cannot fail to secure a great degree of uniformity in the Work and Lectures.

ALBERT CASE, of South Carolina.
JOHN H. WHEELER, of North Carolina.
JOSEPH FOSTER, of Missouri
THOMAS CLAPHAM, of New Hampshire.
WILLIAM FIELD, of Rhode Island.
DANIEL A. PIPER, of Maryland.
THOMAS HAYWARD, of Florida.
LEMUEL DWELLE, of Georgia.

EDWARD HERNDON, of Alabama.
December, 1843.

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