November 6, 1862
Tribute of Respect
a meeting of Greensborough Lodge, No. 76, A. A. M., the following preamble and
resolutions were adopted:
God in his wisdom, and for his own glory, has broken our tie of brotherhood, by
calling to the Celestial Lodge above, our esteemed friend and brother, Captain
William Adams, who fell in the battle of Sharpsburg, while bravely leading his
company, the “Guilford Grays,” into the hottest of the fight:
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 the death of Capt. Adams, Masonry has lost one of its brightest
ornaments, our country a brave citizen and patriotic soldier, and an upright
and useful citizen, and we a brother whom we loved.
That we regard it as a patriotic duty to cherish and honor the memory of the
brave Brother who died for the liberty of our country.
That we tender our heartfelt sympathy to the parents and kindred who so deeply
mourn the loss of our noble and gallant brother; and may he “who tempers the
wind to the shorn land,” administer the oil of consolation to their affected
That a copy of these Resolutions be spread upon the records of the Lodge, and a
copy of the same be furnished to the Patriot and the World for publication.
That we wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
W. S. HILL, Com.
GEO. W BILBRO, Com.
E. T. GARRETT, Com.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]