12 Rights when petitioning for a new Lodge
No. 12. Rights When Petitioning For New Lodge
Ordered: That the signature of a Mason to a petition for a dispensation to open or form a new lodge does not affect in any way his standing in his own lodge, his rights therein remaining unimpaired. No member of a lodge can sever his connection therewith, without the consent of the lodge, and the assent of the lodge to the petition for a dispensation cannot be construed to be a demit or a temporary suspension of his membership.
Gen. Regulations, Art. II, Sec. 2.2.8. May 16, 1874.