CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION ~and~ By-laws of the Grand Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees in America
(The following entry is presented as information regarding the intended purpose of the Grand Council of the AMD as formed by North Carolina State Senator Ray Shute after working with his friend and brother, Most Worshipful Br. Dr. William Moseley Brown of Virginia and Bishop +Henry V.A. Parsell of New York City to absorb the pre-existing Sovereign College of the Allied Masonic and Christian Degrees in America, founded by the Illustrious Rev. Dr. Hartley Carmichael in Richmond, Virginia, later being moved (as a result of the Sovereign Grand Master Dr. Carmichael falling into a state of ill health) to Norway, Maine under the care of Most Worshipful Br. Alfred S. Kimball, Grand Master of Masons in Maine at the time. J. Edward Allen, J. Ray Shute and William Moseley Brown secured charters for three Royal Ark Mariners lodges from Scotland's Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter as a way to initially form what would become the new Grand Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees in America.)
CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
The Grand Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States of America, Incorporated
3. The objects for which this corporation is formed are as follows:
(a) To assume, hold, and exercise jurisdiction and control over such Masonic Degrees as are not under the jurisdiction and control over such Masonic Degrees as are not under the jurisdiction and control of some other recognized and regularly constituted Body of Freemasonry, to preserve these Degrees, and to engage in, foster and encourage Masonic study and research.
CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND COUNCIL OF THE ALLIED MASONIC DEGREES
|Signatures of Attendance for St Andrews No. 1A|
...and shall have power to take under its direction any other Masonic Order approved by the Grand Council and which is not already under the control of:
The Several Grand Lodges, A.F.&A.M.
The General Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of the United States
The Several Grand Chapters, R.A.M.
The General Grand Council, R.&S.M. of the United States
The Several Grand Councils, R.&S.M.
The Grand Encampment of K.T.
The Supreme Councils 33', A.&A.S.R.
Red Cross of Constantine
Royal Order of Scotland
Order of Anointed High Priesthood