1908 Henry Price Lodge

 50th Anniversary Plate

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This portrait plate commemorates the 50th Anniversary (1858-1908) of Henry Price Lodge A.F.&A.M. instituted May 18th, 1858 in Charlestown, Mass.  Henry Price was born about 1697 in London and came to New England about 1723, returning later to England.  It is recorded in the Minutes of the Grand Lodge of England that in 1730 he was a member of Lodge No. 75, meeting at the Rainbow Coffee House in York Buildings, London.  On April 30, 1733, the Right Honorable and Right Worshipful Lord Viscount Montague, Grand Master of England, issued a Deputation appointing Henry Price as Provincial Grand Master of New England.  In 1734 Brother Price's Commission was extended over all North America.  On November 28, 1734, Benjamin Franklin, who was a close friend of Price and who at that time was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, wrote Price a letter in behalf of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, with the purpose of arranging a mutually agreeable status under the new conditions.  A Henry Price Medal is awarded as occasion warrants by the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts to Brethren who have rendered service to the Order, a practice begun by Brother Melvin M. Johnson during his term of office as Grand Master, 1914-16.  This plate was made by Thomas Meaddocks & Sons of Trenton, New Jersey and measures 9 3/4 inches in diameter.




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