The First Century of Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas, 1867-1967 Page: 66
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FIRST CENTURY OF SCOTTISH RITE
shall,-from Marshall I would advise that we go to Palestine
where Dr. H. J. Hunter is exerting himself to build up a good
Lodge of Perfection which under his command as Master has
taken "a new departure" for the better. -After a day there-
If I have as good reports from Fort Worth as I hope to do from
Bro Ashby, I propose we visit Fort Worth to meet brethren
from some adjoining counties for work-If we do not visit
Fort Worth we can go direct from Palestine to Austin via
International and Grt Northern R R-or, if we visit Fort Worth
we can go by Hearne to Austin;-At Austin my Deputy In-
spector Bro Adolf Goldman 32d, charged with progagation of
of the German work reports he expects to have the material
ready for a Lodge of Perfection;-from Austin to San Antonio
is 130 miles by rail-At San Antonio we have five 32ds and
some prospects of a Lodge this fall or winter;-from San An-
tonio to Houston, where the Lodge is expected to re-commence
labor early in Oct r from Houston of course to Galveston.
I submit this change of plan for your consideration.
You propose to visit Paris. it has been well inspected-there
is but one man in Paris. . . to take the degrees Bro Douglass ...
Brenham has not been visited for our prospects in that town
are not good. -Sherman has been repeatedly visited, it does
not want anything from us, ....
At Tyler there is a class of five, which Bro Morse (Depy In-
spector) has worked for, they are, I think all Lawyers, they
are all satisfactory to me-but like Country Lawyers have been
out of money all summer.-they expect to be in funds at the
close of the term, and Bro Morse promised long since that he
would create them 32d8 in Octr-.
As soon as we get the German portion of our work, we will
go ahead in the West-Our German Masons are gratified at the
course I have taken, and Bro Goldman my Deputy is both
competent and zealous-his appointment is very popular with
both German & English speaking Masons. You know him.
he lived for years in New Orleans, was W. Master of Ocean
Lodge No144-Polar Star Hall corner of Rampart & History
St. N. O. On Foreign correspondence Comm Louisiana Gr
Lodge several times-etc etc-
The tone of matters has much improved in regard to the
rite-the members are proud of their membership-The grind-
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Carter, James David. The First Century of Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas, 1867-1967, book, 1967; Waco, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth743496/m1/86/: accessed September 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .