05 First Lodge in jurisdiction
No. 05. First Lodge In Jurisdiction
Resolved: That the edict of the Grand Lodge, adopted in February, AL 5861, changing the number of ST. JOHNS LODGE, of Providence, from two to one, shall not be construed to interfere with any of the rights or privileges of SAINT JOHN'S LODGE, NO. 1, Newport; but the said SAINT JOHN'S LODGE, NO. 1, Newport, shall hold the rank of the first lodge under this jurisdiction (which she ever has held) as long as she shall exist.
Constitution, Art. VII, Sec. 1.7.1. November 26, 1861.
Amended November 16, 1996.