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    Free and Accepted Masons: 1866 By-Laws of the Silver Star Lodge No. 5, Gold Hill, Nevada. 3.75" x 5.5", twenty-nine pages, printed wraps, printed in Sacramento, California by H. S. Crocker & Co. Printers and Stationers. This Masonic by-law booklet represents the earliest yet known from the mining camp at Gold Hill, Nevada. In addition to the by-laws the booklet contains detailed procedures for conducting funeral services, presumably an important and frequent ritual due to the alarming number of mining accidents in the Comstock Lode. The booklet contains a roster of members, including those expelled, suspended for various reasons and the deceased. In excellent internal condition, with a transparent stain covering about 40% of the front cover.

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    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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