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Another Historic March

Brother Geo. Washington

I have the score for a march said to have been played by "Col Proctor's Band of Musicke" on St John the Baptist's Day 1779 near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, when two Masons of Military Lodge #19, who had been KIA by warriors of the Six Nations, were reinterred with proper Masonic services, and at the funeral procession for Bro George Washington in 1799 at Mt Vernon; there is no attribution for composer {written by Lesley Nelson-Burns, ed.], but the title ought to stir the 'Templars" in the crowd: "Roslin Castle" the source is "Old Masonic Lodges in Pennsylvania; the Moderns and the Antients" 1912 by Bro Julius Sachse, Grand Librarian. regards from cold, damp Philly,

The credit for its use goes to Col. Thomas Proctor, who was the sitting Master of Philadelphia Lodge #2 (which continued to meet in occupied Philly during the 1777-78 British occupation -can you spell "collaborators"?) when he and his throne officers took themselves out to Valley Forge to Winter with the Continental Army, holding *unchartered* Masonic meetings in what became 'military' Lodge #19 in January 1779. It was known as a folk-fiddle tune in the Ohio Valley, and we all know that Masonry came to Ohio from Pennsylvania.... There is a bagpipe setting, too. The bagpipe tune for "Roslin Castle" is called the "House of Glamis."

Brother Brian Fegely PM Montgomery Lodge #19 Keystone Royal Arch Chapter #3 Poor Richard's Council AMD Philadelphia

Here is the tune: Roslin Castle Roslin Castle March Sheet Music

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