The First Century of Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas, 1867-1967 Page: 67

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MASONRY IN TEXAS

stone of prejudice has been cut away by my twelve years of
incessant pecking at it with words, reason, pen, example &
influence, and our prospects are brightening fast-56
Subsequent correspondence and records have not survived regard-
ing the creation of the Scottish Rite Bodies at Fort Worth, however,
bare statements of the facts were published in the Official Bulletin
as follows:
Worth Lodge of Perfection, No. 3, at Fort Worth, Texas,
on the 9th day of November, 1881, V:E: established by the
Grand Commander and Inspector-General Tucker.
Officers Elected: Spottswood Wellford Lomax, V: Master;
Ashbel Green McClung, Sen: Warden; Jonathan Young Hog-
sett, Jun: Warden; John Peter Smith, Orator; Alfred Markham
Britton, Almoner; John Gibson Williams, Secretary; Sidney
Martin, Treasurer."5
Bro: Joseph Knight Ashby, 32 , Fort Worth, Tarrant County
Deputy Inspector, appointed November 10, 1881, V:E:
[Bro: Ashby speaks the English and Spanish languages.]
The Northern Province of Texas consists of Fannin, Lamar,
Delta, Hunt, Hopkins, Franklin, Rockwall, Dallas, Kaufman,
Van Zandt, Rains, Wood, Smith, Henderson, Rusk, Anderson,
McLennan and Navarro.58
Or: of Washington, February 5,
1883.
BY THE GRAND COMMANDER:
The following Acta are hereby officially announced:
On the 12th day of October, 1882, at Fort Worth, in Texas,
were inaugurated and their officers installed, by Bro: Joseph
Knight Ashby, 32d, Deputy for Northwestern Texas of the
56 Philip C. Tucker to Albert Pike, September 8, 1881.
" Official Bulletin, V, 29-30.
58 Ibid., 34-37.

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