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INDEX TO VOLUME II.
Address by R. H. Worthington,.. .36 Chapin, Rev. E. H.-letter,.
All things--a time for-o...
.88 Do. N. York, resolutions on.. 428
Do. by J. H. Adams,
.113 Campbell, Juo.-letter, (N. C.)...
Do. G. L. U. S. resolves to continue,..477
Address by W. W. Crawford,.
Do. by Richard Wells,
End of the World, by Paulding... .127
.59 Enigma, by E. C. H. of New York, .179
Bain, Rev. G. M. do...
Father's Prayer, by Stringer,.
.94 Franklin Lodge, Macon, Geo...
.94 Friendship, Love, Truth, by C. M. S.
139 Free Masonry and Odd-Fellowship,. ..253
142 Favouritism in Families,....... ..566
Clayton, Rev. Thos. C.-letter-..
Covenant, Defence of.
Covenant recommended by Ten... .240 Grand Lodge U.S., its Session-Edit..... .281
.258 Do. A. M. C.-Comments on ..... 377
.270 Georgia, Odd-Fellowship in....
.334 Gyles, G. Sec'ry of S. C.-letter,.......479
..338 Guild, Albert, letter from....
..382 Odd-Fellowship, Progress of—Edit......425
Proclamation, by M, W. G. Sire,... .523
Ridgely, Jas. L., C. Secry, his report,..464
Steward, W. S. do...
..28 Scantland, J. M. of Tenn., letter,... .287
Supremacy of Principle, E. H. C.. .489
.436 Truant Child, by Louise,.,
.554 Tale of the Blind,...
Things we Love, by Louise,..... . 162
Tannehill, W. F. letter from.... .381
42 Treadwell, Jno. G. letter from.. ..575
.224 Wright, Jno. S., Georgia, letter,.. 431
Do. Origin of South Carolina,. .255 Washington and his Mother,.... .559
279 Witnessing, on, Odd-Fellows' Hall, Balt..569
The subject of this memoir was born on the 9th day of August, in the year 1803, in the city of Baltimore, and at an early age was placed by his parents at the business of house painting in which he served
a regular apprenticeship-having attained his majority he embarked in his vocation upon his own resources and very early thereafter united himself with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows on the 23d February, 1831, he was initiated in Gratitude Lodge No. 5, in the city of Baltimore, a lodge so called, in commemoration of the services of the first Odd-Fellow in Maryland. Brother Kennedy became immediately after his initiation highly pleased with Odd-Fellowship and was soon among the most efficient members of the young lodge to which he had attached himself-on the 15th of August, of the same year, he was chosen Secretary, and in the following quarters consecutively he was called to act as V. G. and N. G. of the lodge, having thus in the space of one year filled all the chairs of his Subordinate Lodge. At the termination of his term of office as N. G. he was formally admitted into the Grand Lodge of the State in May, 1833, and in the following August was appointed Treasurer of his lodge. The space allowed us in tracing his career in Gratitude Lodge in this article will not admit our particularizing his many and valuable services to that body, it may easily however be seen from the rapidity with which he passed the several offices, that he enjoyed in a very high degree, the confidence and regard of his brethren, and the continuous prosperity of the lodge will furnish the surest evidence of the manner in which he administered its several functions during his various terms of office. In December, 1831, he was selected by his lodge to represent it in the organization of the Joint Standing Committee on Education in Maryland, a department of the Order in that State, which now reflects the highest honor upon its foun.. ders; of it more need not be said, than that at this time, the list of children under its charge numbers 206, of whom 113 are now at school receive ing the invaluable blessing of education. Bro. Kennedy took an active and zealous part in framing the constitution and devising the ways and means of this interesting committee, was chosen its Secretary in 1832, and continued to act as such during his residence in Maryland. Having entered the Grand Lodge his talents were immediately devoted to the advancement of the character of that body. The Grand Lodge of Maryland had been deeply agitated at the time of his admission by questions of exciting interest affecting its organic law and fundamental alterations in its constitution were in progress of discussion and adjustment. To this subject he gave his unremitting attention and had the satisfaction of contributing to the establishment of its present form of government, which has endured unchanged in any essential particular since that memorable period. The valuable services of this brother were again given to the Grand Lodge of Maryland in another trying scene through which she was called to pass in the following year, 1833,-a spirit of insubordination at first insignifieant, had assumed a more important aspect within the jurisdiction of Maryland, and ultimated in the regular organization of a spurious lodge in the city of Baltimore. The Grand Lodge was called upon at this juncture to adopt firm and decided measures to vindicate its authority and maintain its supremacy. That body assembled to consider its position and duty in the premises upon the invitation of Washington and Gratitude Lodges, and Brother Kennedy who was chosen the Chairman of the important Committee, appointed to report measures for its adoption in these circumstances submitted the following law, which was unanimously enacted, the prompt execution of which happily suppressed the spirit of insubordination and entirely overthrew the unlawful lodge.
Art. 33. Any brother who shall be concerned in organizing, or who shall give count. enance and support to, or who shall visit any lodge or lodges in the State of Maryland, purporting to be Odd-Fellows, and not possessing a legal and valid charter, duly granted and presented by the G. Lodge of Maryland, shall be deemed unworthy of fel. lowship; and may, upon satisfactory proof thereof, be suspended or expelled, at the option of the lodge. Any brother so suspended or expelled, shall not be reinstated unless he makes suitable submission, and the Grand Lodge assents thereto. Non shall any person who has been admitted to membership in such spurious lodge, be received into any regular lodge, without the consent first had and obtained of the Grand Lodge.
At the January Session, 1834, of the Grand Lodge of Maryland he was elected under the most flattering circumstances Grand Secretary of that body, which office he filled with great credit to himself. Having now arranged his plans of life so as to require his removal to New York, he turned his attention at an early moment to the settlement of his various trusts in the Order in Maryland—he closed the books of his various offices to the entire satisfaction of his brethren and formally resigned the Secretaryship of the Joint Standing Committee on Education, the Treasurership of Gratitude Lodge, and the Grand Secretaryship of the Grand Lodge early in the spring of 1834, and removed from Maryland, leaving behind him a character enviable for its devotion to the integrity and prosperity of OddFellowship
In the spring of 1834 Brother Kennedy located in the city of New York, and embarked upon that more enlarged field in the pursuit of his
calling—by a continuance of that unremitting energy which had ever distinguished him through life, his peculiar aptness for business soon attracted the notice of a capitalist engaged in the paint and oil trade, who promptly secured his valuable service and during a period of several years submitted to his skill and integrity his entire confidence, and ultimately, as we are informed, as an earnest of the appreciation of his talents and trustworthiness, has associated him in his extensive business. What a moral may be gathered from this brief memoir of our distinguished Brother by the crowds of industrious mechanics in our Order! how emphatically does the crown which has rewarded the toil of this fellow-citizen and brother exemplify the adage, that perseverance overcometh all obstacles here you behold a youth born in ordinary circumstances, struggling along the sterile pathway of early life amid all the adversities which beset the humble sphere, himself the cultivator of his own mind, and the architect of his own fortune, pushing from his way the thousands of impediments which cross the young mechanic and while yet in the green period of his days looking back with gratification upon years well spent, and beholding in the future a sure guarantee of abundance, peace and happiness as the certain fruit of a steady adherence to the maxims and principles which guided him through the dangers of the past. Brother Kennedy very soon after his location in the city of New York manifested a deep solicitude for the condition of our beloved Order in that jurisdiction. For many years the Grand Lodge of the State had almost wholly failed to report to the Grand Lodge of the United States, and owing to various causes among which perhaps the anti-masonic excitement and the then callous character of the constituency in that State may be considered as the most prominent, OddFellowship in New York commanded neither the respect of the community, nor the confidence of the Order in the south and west. In this posture of an institution to whose fortunes Brother Kennedy had been so intimately wedded in Maryland, it required as may well be imagined no ordinary firmness of character to prompt individual effort to its elevation. He did not however shrink from the Herculean task which lay before him, but summoning to his aid his best energies he set about resuscitating the almost expiring embers of Odd Fellowship in that jurisdiction. He found Lodges No. 1, 4, 9 and 10 in existence, but in a truly critical condition, each struggling along upon its own resources in separate and distinct communities, without any union and with no common head from which they might derive that counsel and instruction so necessary for the proper conduct of the work of our Order. Selecting from these lodges a competent number of willing brethren he undertook successfully the organization of a new lodge, Gettys, No. 11, so called after the then estimable Grand Sire of the United States, in which he deposited his card and remains until this day in active membership. The report of that jurisdiction for the year preceding, 1833, was barren of all intelligence as to the state of the Order, communicating simply an account of the election and installation of Grand Officers at Albany, with their respective signatures and address. In 1834 at the annual meeting of the Grand Lodge of the United States, that body was informed of the deplorable state of Odd-Fellowship in New York, when it was resolved, “that whereas it is represented that OddFellowship is suffering in the state of New York by reason of the Grand Lodge meeting in Albany, and that the good of the Order will be promot