“For the Masonic Mirror. Mr. Editor—In your paper of June 19th, it was stated in relation to the ‘ report of the committee of St Alban’s Lodge’ that two out of the eleven persons to whom that report was recommitted for revision and alteration, were not present at the subsequent meeting of the committee and of the Lodge at the time when the report was accepted. As some enquiry has been made for the names of the absent members of the committee, it is but an act of justice to state that Deacon Claudius D. Hay ward and Capt Asa Ware were the persons who were absent and never saw the report as it was finally accepted until after it had been put to the press. The responsibility, therefore, should rest with the other nine and with the members of the Lodge who acted in the acceptance of the report.
Boston Masonic Mirror, Vol. 2, Issues 1-50, 1830, page 35