Token of Respect.
December 24th, 1869
At a regular communication of Stilesboro Lodge No. 260, of F. & A. M., the following preamble and Resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God, in his Providence, to remove form us, by the hand of death, our worthy and esteemed brother, Isaiah McCormick, and, whereas, we sensibly feel and deeply regret this loss, therefore,
Resolved, 1st. That in the death of Brother McCormick, the cause of Masonry has lost a warm friend and patron; and this Lodge a true and faithful member.
Resolved, 2nd. That however deep and lasting may be our regret at his loss, that we bow with humble submission to the will of our All Wise Providence that “doeth all things well.”
Resolved 3rd, That we heartily sympathize with the bereaved family, and many sorrowing friends of the deceased, and point them to the “House not made with hands,” where all good masons expect to meet at last, and where we hope to hail him again.
Resolved 4th, That as we commit his departed spirit to God who gave it, his memory to our hearts to be ever cherished there, and his body to the grave to rest from its labors; as an additional token of respect, we wear the usual badge of mourning, for thirty days.
Resolved 5th, That these proceedings be spread upon the minutes of this Lodge, a copy be handed to the family of the deceased, and sent to one or more periodicals for publication.
R. H. Cannon,
T. K. Sproull,
Abbeville Banner please copy.