The Grand Lodge of recent You are able to was organized on December 15, 1782 within Provincial Grand Warrant dated September 5, 1781 in the “Athol” or modern Grand Lodge of England. Our Grand Lodge declared its independence on June 6, 1787 and assumed the title “Grand Lodge of Free and Recognized Masons from the Condition of recent You are able to.”
As soon as the mid 1730’s Freemasonry was contained in the American colony of recent You are able to. Daniel Coxe was hired through the Duke of Norfolk as Provincial Grand Master for that provinces of recent You are able to, Nj and Pennsylvania. As no authenticated records exist of his tenure as Provincial Grand Master it appears doubtful he worked out any authority in Masonic endeavors.
All of the the Provincial Grand Masters was Mister John Manley who assumed office in 1771. The brand new Grand Lodge of recent You are able to chosen Reverend William Walter because the first Grand Master. He offered for nearly 3 years.
In 1784 Robert R Livingston was hired Grand Master and it was chosen to work for the following 16 years. He presided in the promising in ceremony from the only Leader from the U . s . States to accept oath of office in New You are able to City. The Bible (released in 1767) which was used in the promising in ceremony of Brother George Washington because the first Leader from the U . s . States, is possessed by St. John’s Lodge No. 1 and it is still being used today in the promising by the Grand Master and, by request, in the promising by the Leader from the U . s . States.
Around good reputation for the Grand Lodge of recent You are able to there has been 65 Grand Masters. Each one has led towards the welfare of both Masons and individuals from the Condition of recent You are able to and also the Usa through their service as Governors, Senators, Reps, Idol judges, Doctors, Lawyers, Instructors and people through their many philanthropic endeavors.