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12th. That Masters of Lodges do make returns to their District Masters, of the number, names and places of abode of the Members of their respective Lodges every six months.

13th. That in order to establish a fund to defray the various and necessary expences of the Grand Lodge, in all Lodges one fifth of the sum be paid by members on their first admissiou shall be continued to be paid annually, by half-yearly payments, that is, on every first. day of May and

every first day of November, to the Treasurer of their respective Lodges; who shall hand over the amount to the District Master, to be by him remitted, through the Grand Master of the County or City, to the Grand Treasurer of Ireland : the Treasurer of each Lodge to be accountable according to the return made previous to the days above specified.

14th. That, as Regiments are considered as Districts, the Masters of all Regimental Lodges do make half-yearly returns of the number, names and rank of the Members of their Lodges to the Secretary of the Grand Lodge ; but that they shall not make an Orangeman, except the Officers, Noncommisioned Officers and Privates of their respective Regiments; and that they do remit to the Grand Treasurer of Ireland the half-yearly subscription, as well as that, which is immediately to take place.

15th. That no Visitor shall be admitted into any Lodge, unless introiluced by a Member; and that new Members shall not be initiated in the presence of any Visitors, save Masters and Deputy Masters.

16th. That no Master shall initiate any Orangeman into the Purple Order, who does not belong to his Lodge, or without a written recommendation from the Master of the Lodge, to which such Orangeman may belong: and that no Member can, on any account, be raised to the dignity of the Purple

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Order, who has not been an Orangeman for twelve months at least, and has attended eight monthly meetings during that period; save in the instance of a Member, who has been elected to the Office of Master, Deputy Master, Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Treasurer, or Committee Man.

17th. All Members to be subordinate to the Master, or Person presiding for him, who shall have full power of fining all disorderly persons to an amount not exceeding

18th. Any dispute arising, not provided for by the rules; is to be decided by the Officers of the Lodge; and the parties' must abide by their decision, on pain of expulsion, saving the right of appeal in all such cases to the Grand Lodge.

19th. That each new resolution shall remain on the books from one meeting to the subsequent one, previously to its being adopted or rejected by the majority of the Lodge then present.

20th. That no Election or other business do take place, unless ten Members at least be present, provided the Lodge consist of so many: if it do not, then two-thirds of the Memo bers must be present.

218t. That no business be done in any Lodge after dinner, supper, or drink have been brought in; but every motion shall be previously decided.

22nd. No person attending intoxicated can be initiated at that meeting : any old Member so attending shall be fined.

23d. The Secretary is to read out, before the books are closed, the names of persons proposed for the next night.

24th. A person is to attend on the outside of the door, while business is going on : that person to be nominated by the Master, or whoever may preside at the time.

Order

Order of Business for each Night: 1st. Lodge to open with a Prayer (Members standing.) 2nd. General Rules read. 3d. Members proposed. 4th. Report from Committee. 5th. Names of Members called over. 6th. Members ballotted for. 7th. Members made. Sth. Lodge to close with a Prayer, (Members standing.)

Rules for the Formation of Districts, &c. &c.

Ist. That Masters of Counties, and Cities do divide their respective Counties, and Cities into Districts, according to local circumstances: not more than five Lodges to constitute a District, unless they may see reason to extend the number. The Masters of Lodges, so forming a District, to elect a Master for that District, Should the choice of a District Master fall on any private Member of a Lodge within the District; that then such Person shall cease to be a private Member of that Lodge, so long as he shall continue in such

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2nd. That during the absence, suspension, or non-election of a District Master, the senior Master in the District, shall act for the time; the seniority to be determined by the number of the Lodge, to which the Master may belong.

3rd. That the Election to the Office of District-Master shall take place on the first day of June, for one year to the first day of July.

4th. That District-Masters shall make returns of the number of Names, and Places of Abode of the Members of the different Lodges within their respective Districts, to the Grand Master of their County, or City every six Months.

Regulations

Regulations for the Appointment of Grand Masters, Deputy Grand Masters of Counties, and Cities.

1st, That a Grand Master for each County, and City shall be chosen by the District-Masters of such County and City, and a Deputy Grand Master by the Grand Master; both subject to the approval of the Grand Lodge. Should the choice of a Grand Master, or a Deputy Grand Master of a County, or City, fall on any private Member of a Lodge within the County or City, of which he is chosen Grand Master, or Deputy Grand Master, that then such person shall cease to be a private Member of that Lodge, so ļong as he shall continue in such Office.

2nd, That the Grand Masters, and Deputy Grand Masters of Counties, and Cities shall be Elected on the first day of July in every year,

3rd, That in any County, or City, in which there shall be less than three Districts, the senior District-Master shall, with the approbation of the Grand Lodge, act as Grand Master for that County, or City,

4th, That during the absence, suspension, or non-election of a Grand Master of a County or City, the Deputy Grand Master shall act; anid, should the Grand Master, and Deputy Grand Master be absent at the same time, or in case buth Omces should be vacant, then the senior District Master: the seniority, in all such cases, to be determined by the num.. ber of the Lodge, to which such District Master may belong,

5th, That Grand Masters of Counties, and Cities, do forward to the Secretary of the Grand Lodge, every six months, suche Returns, as shall be made to them by their District-Mas. tørs, of the Number, Names, and Places of Abode, of the Members of the different Lodges, within their respective

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Counties, and Cities : and that they do renait to the Grand Treasurer of Ireland the half yearly Subscription from such Lodges, as well as that, which is immediately to take place.

Rules for the Formation of the Grand Lodge.

Ist, That the Grand Lodge shall be formed anew.

2nd, That the Grand Lodge shall consist of Grand Masters of Counties, and Cities, their Deputies, District Masters, Masters of Lodges, and in their absence, Deputy Masters of Lodges: from amongst whom shall be chosen a Grand Master for Ireland, a Grand Secretary, and a Grand Treasurer: the Ilection to each of these Offices to take place on the first day of July, 0. S. in every Year.

3rd, That all Authority necessary for the Advancement, and Welfare of the Orange Institution, shall be vested in the Grand Lodge.

sth, That the Grand Lodge do meet in the Metropolis four times in each year, for the general Government of the Orange Societies; to wit, on the seventh day of February, the seventh day of May, the seventh day of August, and the seventh day of November; and that the Committee do lay before them, at such Quarterly Meetings, a Report of their Proceedings, for the approbation of the Grand Lodge.

5th, That the ordinary business of the Orange system be transacted by a Standing Committee, to consist of such Members of the Grand Lodge as may be in Dublin; and to which the Grand Lodge shall have the Power of calling in the aid of men of known Zeal and Talents, not to exceed twenty one, to be selected by them from the Purple Order; such persons from the time of their being so chosen, to be considered as Members of the Grand Lodge. Provided always that such Committee shall only exist until the 7th day of August next ensuing, the day of their being appointed, or chosen.

Oth. That

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