|Title||Letter from the Masons of Amelia Lodge No. 47 reporting losses from a fire|
|Scope & Content||
A letter from Fernandina, Fla. dated April 14th, 1876.
Brethren: Believing that the grand aim of all true Masons is to soothe calamity, alleviate misfortune, compassionate misery and restore peace to the troubled mind, we do not hesitate to appeal to you at this time.
On the morning of the 24th day of March last, our little "City by the Sea" was visited with a terrible conflagration having in ashes the great part of the business portion of the place. Our Lodge did not escape this calamity: the building, with all the furniture, jewels, organ, and everything found in a well-regulated Lodge, were destroyed.......
This appeal for help is signed:
A. O. McDonell
The Grand Master, F. Wasgate, by D. G. Dawkins, Grand Secretary, urges all Masons to show "material sympathy."
Three calling cards of Mr. John W. Simmons, owner of ice plant on west side of South 11th and also one of the owners of the trolley line. Items found in Merrick-Simmons house.
|Caption||Letter to Masons|
|Number of images||3|
McDonell, A. O.
Dawkins, D. G.
Simmons, John W.
Amelia Lodge No. 47
Fire of 1876