CHARLESTON, December 29.
M A S O N A R Y.
L ast Saturday, b^lng the feftival
or St. John the Evangclift, the
Grand Lodge of free and accepted an^
dent Mafons eftablifhed in^iis Rate
(according to the ohi cdnftkution re
vived by Prince Edwin, at York, in ,
the kingdom of England, in the year"
of our Lord 926, and of Mafonary
4926) met in their Lodge-Room at
the hoafe of brother IM‘Cj ady, at nine
0 clock, A. M- v.’hen the following bre
thren were inltallcd Grand Officer! for
the enfuing year, viz.
The Hon. and Right Worfliipful
William Drayton, Efq. Grand Maftcr.
The Hon. .and RigSlI^Vorfhipful
Brigadier General ^'^0^dccai Gill, Efq.
Deputy Grand M^Rer.
The Right Worfhipful T. B. Bow-
^n, Elq. Stiiiur Grand Warden.
The Right Worfnipful John Mit
chell, Efq. junior Grand Warden.
The Right Worfliipful Mr. Robert
Knox, Grand Trcafurcr. □
The Right Worfliipful Mr. Alexan
der Alexander, Grand Secretary.
ThcBrcthren of the different Lodges
under the jurifdiftion of the Grand
Lodge, being affembled, and joined by
the Sublime Lodge of Perfc6tion, the
whole mafonic body then formed in
the following order, and walked in pro-
cellion to St. MicHaeBs church, where
an excellent fermon, fuitable to the oc-
cafion, was delivered by the Rev. Dr.
Purcell, Chaplain to the Grand Lodge.
Order of Procession.
The Grand Tyler, bearing the
2. Two Deacons with wands.
3. Twelve Brethren as fellow crafts,
^two and two.
4. The Stewards of the Grand Feaft,
two and two.
5. The Grand Purfuivant, bearing the
grand fword. HIB \
6. The Five Orders, two, oiie, and
7. The Holy Bible, with the Square
and Compaft thereon, and the book
of Gonftitutions, each borne on a
"c:iifliion, and carried by the Grand
Secretary and Grand Treafurer.
8. The Grand Chaplain.
9. Two Grand Deacons with wands,
ro. Right Worfliipful GRAND
11. The two Grand Wardens, bearing
the proper pillars.
12. Two Deacons with wands.
13. Faff Mailers. 14. Prefent Maf-
c ters, 15. Senior Wardens. 16. Ju-
Jiior Wardens. 17. Secretaries.
18, Treafurers of the different
lodges under the jurifdiftion, ac
cording to feniority, two and two.
19. VifitinJ Brethren, two and two. ^
zo. Members of Lodges, two and two.
31. Sublime Lodge of Perfeftion in
their order of proceflion, viz.—
I. Grand Sword—2. Three Can-
dlefticks, nine branches each—
3. Membcrs-~4. Grand Treafurer,
withcafeof inftroments—5. Grand
Secretary, with the conftitution—
6. Grand Mailer of Ceremony—
7. Senior Grand Warden—8. Ju
nior Grand Warden—9. Grand
Orator, with thetreaty—10. Grand
Mailer and Deputy Grand Mailer,
with feeptres.— 11. Captain of the
Guards—12. Drawn Sword and
. Shield of Council—13. Branch of
the Council—14. Eldeft Counfel-
lor—15. Members of the Coun
cil—16. Bible and Culhion—
17. lnfpe£lors—18. Two Sword
Divine fervicc ended, the brethren
returned in^thefame order to the Lodge
Room,^ where the Grand Mailer de
livered an excellent charge, after which
the brethren dined together, and the
Lodge was clofed in harmony and
In the Englifli monthly review for
April, 1788, after reviewing the fecond
volume of Dr. Adams’s * Defence of
the Conflitutions of the United States
of America,’ the reviewers add—
* Dr. Adams, we cannot doubt, has
been a6luated by a defire to ferve his
native country by his labours, and we
hope his countrymen will entertain a
grateful fenfe of their obligations to
D R S D A Y, January 8, 1789.
him for his continued exertions iri
their behalf. We finccrely pray that
their councils may be fodire6lcd, as to.
enable them ultim.^tely to adopt that:
form of government which is bell:,
fitted to their fitnation and circurtl-.
fiances, and which ftiall tend in the
moll cffe6lual manner to prderve the.
liberty of the citizens, and promote
the general profperity of the Hates.’
The exportation of rum and fpirits
from thcBritilh Weft-India iflaiuU to
the United States of North-America,
is prohibited by a late order of tlic Eri-
tifh government; a vcffel that was
loaded with rum about the end of L en-
tember laft, bound for New-Yoik, was
obliged to reland the cargo.
It is computed that the Emperor
a has loft by ficknefs and the fword,
fince the commencement of the war
with the Ottomans, very near eighty
According to the following relatioix
from a perfon juft returned from the
Labrador coaft, the imitative faculty
in monkeys feems to exceed every thing
fhort of human.—A failor having a
number pf red woolen caps, Sec to dif-
pofe of among the natives, went on
fhore for that purpofc ; his way to a
fettiement lying through a woods very
copiouflyinhabited by the fpecies above-
mentioned, and it being mid day, put
a cap on his head, and laying the others
by his fide, he determined upon a lit
tle repofe under the fliade of a plan
tain tree. To his utter aftonifliment,
when he awoke, from the fpccim.en he
had given bis imitative oblci vers of the
ufeof his caps, he beheld a number pf
them upon the heads of the monkeys
on the trees, round about him, while
the wearers were chattering in an un-
utual manner. Finding every attempt
to regain them fruitleL, he at length
in a fit of rage and difappointment,
and under the fuppofition the one he
retained was not worth taking aw’ay,
&c. pulled the fame from his head,
and throwing it upon the ground ex-
claimcd-:r^‘ here d—n you, take it
among ye,” which he had no fooner
done, than to his great farprile, the
obfervant menkeys did the lame, by
which means he regained the greateft
part of his property.