Volume #1, Issue #4, July, 1969
Mourning Observance for
by the B'nai B'rith Lodge of
From Their First Minute Book
Benevolence, Brotherly Love and Harmony.
B'nai B'rith Hall, Miriam Lodge
No. 56, I. O. B. B. Marysville, April 18, 1865.
Pursuant to a call, a special meeting of this Lodge was
held at 81/2 o'clock p.m. The president, Brother M. Marcuse, presiding and
all officers present. The president stated that the object of this meeting
is for the purpose of making suit-able arrangement to be in attendance at
the funeral procession of our late President Abraham Lincoln. The following
communication of the District Grand Lodge was read: Dispensation is granted
to all Lodges with or without regalias.
--[Signed] L. KAPLAN, Grand Sofer.
A communication of the Marshall of that day, E. Hamilton,
inviting this Lodge to join in this procession and take part in the obsequies of
our late President was read. On motion the invitation was accepted to be acted
On motion it was resolved that this Lodge should move as a
body at the time assigned in that procession.
On motion the following committee of three was appointed to
draft resolutions, expressing the feelings of this Lodge at the news of the
assassination of our late President Abraham Lincoln and report forthwithly:
Brother S. R. Rosenthal, Brother R. Katz, Brother M. A. Marcuse. The committee
on Mourning Observance for Abraham Lincoln resolutions reported forthwith, the
report was received and the committee discharged.
The following resolutions were read and on motion
Whereas: The sad and mournful intelligence has reached
us of the sudden and untimely demise, by the dastardly hands of an assassin,
of Abraham Lincoln, late chief magistrate of the United States of America
Whereas: As citizens of this great nation we consider
it no more than right to, in conj unction with the masses, manifest our
grief at the loss of our lamented late President, as well as our abhorrence
at the manner by which he came to his death, therefore be it
Resolved: That we most deeply deplore the death of
Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United States of America, and while
our hearts are stricken with sorrow at the loss of him in whom our country
confidently looked as a noble and honest chief magistrate, we most
resignedly and most humiliatingly bow to His divine decree.
Resolved : That it is our most fervent hope that the
assassin, by whose foul hands the illustrious departed was so cruelly
slain, and those in any form connected with this horrible deed, may soon be
overtaken and justice meted out to them adequate with the enormity of their
Resolved : That it may please Almighty God in His
divine mercy to spread His paternal wings over our bleeding and afflicted
country, that it may soon heal up the wound the nation has sustained by the
loss of him whom we mourn, and may soon find peace and union to dwell
for-ever again in our land.
Resolved: That we drape our hall in mourning and wear
the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
Resolved: That we join the citizens of this city in the
funeral obsequies to take place tomorrow, as a body.
Resolved: That these resolutions be spread upon the
minutes of this Lodge, and that the newspapers of this city be requested to
On motion, the secretary was instructed to send a copy of
these resolutions to the Hebrew and Gleaner and request them to publish
them in their papers.
On motion the meeting adjourned to meet again tomorrow
morning at 9 o'clock. M. MARCUSE, Pres., B. HIRSCH, Secretary.
B'nai B'rith Hall, Miriam Lodge No. 56, I. O. B. B.
Marysville, April 19, 1865.
The Lodge met and opened at 9 o'clock a.m., the president,
Brother M. Marcuse, presiding, and all officers present. All members being
present, the president stated that we should now proceed and march to the place
assigned to us by the mar-shall of this day.
On motion the meeting adjourned until the funeral
pro-cession be over.
The Lodge was opened again at 10 o'clock a.m. and on motion
adjourned until the next regular meeting, in Benevolence, Brotherly Love and
--M. MARCUSE, Pres., BERNHARD HIRSCH, Secretary.
A Western States Jewish
History California Plaque
AT LINCOLN PARK, SAN
OFFICIER DE LA LEGION D'HONNEUR
NATIVE OF FRANCE
FROM HIS MANHOOD AN AMERICAN CITIZEN
PATRIOTIC PHILANTHROPIC ART-LOVING
SOMETIME MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF SAN FRANCISCO
AS A TOKEN OF THEIR AFFECTION
— Inscription on the base of
the statue "The Shades," by Auguste Rodin., sculptor