175 years ago today - Apr 10, 1845

[Heber C. Kimball]
We cold [called] Lucious [Lucius] N. Scovil in to get the Masonic Hall [set up] fore Printing office, and to stop making [new] Masons, only as times shall permit. He being the Master, which Lodge was Organised on the 15 day of March 1842 with forty members. Joseph was made a Mason on the same Eve. Abraham Jonas [Grand Master of Ill] was present and Acted as Master. The first nite took the 1[st] and 2[nd] [Masonic] degree. The next night took the 3[rd] degree

[Kimball, Stanley B. ed, On the Potter's Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball]

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