William J. Kelley

                            Tribute of Respect                               
To the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of Pike Lodge, No. 91: The    
committee heretofore appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the sense  
of this lodge on the death of our much esteemed worshipful master and        
brother, William J. Kelley, beg leave to submit the following as their       
Whereas, It pleased the Grand Architect of the universe, on the 25th day of  
August, 1872, to remove our esteemed worshipful master and brother, William  
J. Kelley, to the celestial lodge above; therefore:                          
Resolved, That in the death of Brother William J. Kelley the Masonic      
fraternity lost an efficient worshipful master, a worthy brother and zealous 
Mason, the community a good citizen, the bereaved family a kind husband and  
Resolved. That the members of Pike lodge, No. 91, of Ancient, Free and       
Accepted Masons, wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.           
Resolved. That we tender our condolence to the family of our deceased        
brother, and that the widow of said deceased be furnished an                 
authenticated copy of these resolutions.                                     
Resolved. That the secretary furnish a copy of these resolutions to the      
Arkansas State Gazette for publication, and that the Journal and Republican  
be requested to copy.                                                        
                               Jas. H. Howard                                
                               Wm. H. Preston                                
                                 A.D. Meeks                                  
A true copy from the record.                                                 
                          Wm. B. Gould, Secretary.                           
Arkansas Gazette, October 8, 1872, page 1, column 5.                         
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