December 11, 1862
Tribute of Respect
At a meeting of
the Cherokee Lodge, No. 197, A. Y. M., the following preamble and resolutions
WHEREAS, God in his Wisdom and
for his glory has broken our tie of brotherhood by calling to the celestial
Lodge above, our much esteemed friends and brothers, Lieut. P. A. Price, David Kallan and John S. Dalton, who died of typhoid fever, near
Petersburg, all of the 45th Reg. N. C. troops,
That with hearts filled with sadness, we will bow with humble submission to the
decree of that Grand Master, who doeth all things well.
That by their death Masonry has lost some of their brightest ornaments, and our
country brave and patriotic soldiers, and upright and useful citizens, and we
brothers whom we dearly loved.
That we regard it as a patriotic duty to cherish and honor the memory of those
brave brothers, who died for the liberty of their country.
That we tender our heart-felt sympathy to the parents and kindred, who so
deeply mourn the loss of our noble and gallant brothers. And may he who tempers the wind to the shorn
lamb administer the oil of consolation to their afflicted hearts.
That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of the Lodge, and a
copy of the same sent to the Greensboro’ Patriot for publication.
That we wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
H. GROGAN, Com.
H. DODD, Com.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]