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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 4 0 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 2 0 Browse Search
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Columbian Lodge of Boston, and was presented to the Grand Lodge on June 10 of the same year. After a trial of four months the name Aurora seems to have proved unsatisfactory, and the petition prayed for a charter under the name of Oriental Lodge. As this name had been preempted by another Massachusetts Lodge, it was finally decided to take the name Amicable, one which has been proved to be not unfitting. By this time six new members had been admitted, James Fillebrown, Joseph Ayres, Richard Bordman, Benjamin Grover, Samuel Cutler, and Benjamin Bowers; and one of the original signers, Ebenezer Watson, had dropped out. The ceremonies attendant upon the consecration of the lodge and the installation of its officers were held on St. John's Day, June 24, 1806, when the Grand Lodge attended, an oration was delivered, and a banquet served. Before securing a permanent home for itself, the lodge met in several different halls, both in Harvard Square and in Cambridgeport. Bordman's Hall
igh from half a pound to five hundred and forty weight. To defray the whole cost, amounting to $329.94, and to provide a fund for repairs, a joint stock was established of forty shares, valued at ten dollars, each, which were immediately taken as follows: Oliver Wendell, three shares; Caleb Gannett, two; John Mellen, two; Josiah Moore, two; Samuel Bartlett, two; Israel Porter, two; Sidney Willard, one; Henry Ware, one; William Hilliard, two; Thomas Warland, one; Artenatus Moore, one; Richard Bordman, two; Eliab W. Metcalf, one; John Farrar, one; John T. Kirkland, two; Levi Hedge, including Joseph McKean's subscription, one; James Read, Jr., two; Joseph S. Read, for himself and William Brown, one; James Munroe, for himself and Torrey Hancock, one; John Warland, for himself and William Warland, one; Samuel Child, one; Samuel Child, Jr., one; Jonas Wyeth, 3d. one; Thomas Austin, one; Joseph Holmes, one; Royal Morse, one; John Walton, for himself and Ebenezer Stedman, Jr., one; Jacob H
ed in the list below appear to have been a portion of the Cambridge quota:— John Abbott. John Acres. Daniel Adams. John Adams. Thomas Adams. George Allen. Nathaniel Austin. Benjamin Badger. William Barber. Caleb Barrett. Daniel Barrett. John Barrett. Jonathan Barrett. George Barrington. Thomas Beals. Thomas Bemford. Luke Bemis. Francis Bennett. Joseph Biglow. Nathan Blodgett. Henry Bond. Amos Bordman. Moses Bordman. Richard Bordman. William Bordman. Zechariah Bostwick. Andrew Bradshaw. Christopher Brandon. Robert Bray. Jonathan Bright. Joseph Bright. Abijah Brooks. Abijah Brown. James Brown. Jonathan Brown. William Brown. Alexander Buckingham. John Bucknam. John Bull. Stephen Butterfield. John Capell. Daniel Carmichael. Thaddeus Carter. John Cassell. Isaac Champney. Nathaniel Champney. Samuel Champney. Thomas Champney. Joseph Child. Mose