Minute Proceedings of Vigo Lodge No 16 of the B of L F.
(Terre Haute Ind Thursday July 29th 1875)

Meeting called to order by Master Blair. Lodge being open in form, the Roll of Officers was called.

Master Blair + V. M. Gould - R S. Debs - F. S. Miller - Treasurer Ebbage + Warden Southard - Condr Mullen + I G Mullen + O G. Wolf + Chaplain Bentz - P. M. Condiff -

Appointments made by the master for the evening were - Bro Kirlin as Vice - Bro Mullen as R.S. - Bro Ebbage as Warden - Bro Chappel as I G. - and Bro White as P. M. the Order of business was then proceeded with - 2d The minutes of previous meeting were read and adopted. Closed. - 3d Closed. - 4th. Bro Condiff and Miller were reported sick. Closed. - 5th. Bro Alex Mullen, who had been placed on a committee of two, to investigate the trouble in regard to the closet ordered by Bro Debs, reported that the maker thereof, refused to come down to the price agreed on by the carpenter, that was engaged to make an estimate of the work. He further reported that the original bill was $13.80, and the carpenters estimate was $10.00. The bill was read in open lodge and not accepted. Continuation of No 5. It was furthermore suggested that, the box should not be accepted at no price, and Bro Blair was appointed as a committee of one, to purchase a wardrobe elsewhere. Closed - 6th Mr Allen Walker elected candidate was admitted in due form. Closed - 7th Closed 8th Closed - 9th Closed - 10th Closed - 11th Closed - 12th Closed - 13th Closed - 14th Bros F. Mullen, White, Ebbage, Alex Mullen, Blair, and Kirlin made several remarks concerning the indebtment of Bro J. Kelly. His dues to the lodge at this time were about $15.00 and $14.00 of this, he had been owing since our first annual ball, April 5th 1875. The money was borrowed partly from the F. S. and partly for tickets of which he made no returns. The sum of $5.00 was borrowed from the F. S. the day before the ball, and Bro Kelly promised faithfully to return the same, a day or two after, but which he never did.

The master suggested the R. S. of No 16 write to the R. S. of No 14 and ascertain the usual date of Payday on the Indianapolis and St. Louis R. R. and also how much the road was in arrears for payment.

This was thought well and was as ordered. The lodge was Closed in due form.

Close of Meeting No 25

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