Terre Haute Ind May 8th 1876 Monday

Minute Proceedings Vigo Lodge No 16 B L F.

Meeting opened in due form Bro Ebbage in the chair. Moved and seconded to dispense with the usual order of business until after the admission of Mr C Spotts Carried. The candidate was duly initiated.

The following proposition was read. W M Kadel Age 22 residence Terre Haute Occupation Fireman recommended by Bros Ebbage and Mc Nutt. Moved and seconded to ballot for candidate Carried. He was duly elected receiving 12 white balls. Debate was then opened in regard to Mrs Milton Blairs application for assistance. Moved and seconded to donate $1000 the same to be delivered through Bro Barr Carried. Moved and seconded that the R S. be required to write Bro Blair and ask him to communicate with his lodge Carried. The election of a trustee to fill Bro Bakers vacancy was then proceeded with Bro Brennan receiving 6 votes Bro Spotts 3 and Bro Jeffers 1 - Bro Brennan was declared elected.

Moved and seconded to adjourn Carried Lodge was then closed at 1035 PM

Members present were Bros Barr Ganey Mullen Wolfe Bennet Ebbage Gould Brennan Davis Jeffers Kerlin and Spotts.

Close of Meeting No 69.

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