The Grand Lodge of Georgia
Mt. Moriah Lodge #53 F & A. M. was chartered in Fayetteville, Fayette County, Ga.
Mr. George M. Yates
Mount Moriah Lodge, No. 53
Fayetteville, January 21st, 1856
Whereas, it has pleased an all wise Providence to remove from us our much beloved brother, George M. Yates who died of Typhoid fever on the evening of the 19th instant.
That the secretary protem of this Lodge enter these proceedings on the minutes and have them published in the Masonic Journal and Signet and Griffin papers, and that he attach the seal of the Lodge, with blue and red ribbon, to as many copies s there are children of the deceased, and one for his mother and father, and deliver the same to them.
John Huie, Wm. N. Hill, M. M. Tidwell, Committee
(note: very long article and contained no other genealogical information other than what is above.)
Empire State – Spalding county - Week of February 6, 1856
News article transcribed and submitted by Don Bankston. Thanks Don!
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