01-08-2007 Worshipful W. Clesson McDonald Jr. Past Master of Henry Lodge No. 57 emailed me a typed written version of the below script written documents. They are the original Petition and supporting documents sent to the Grand Lodge of Virginia requesting a Charter to start a new Lodge, Acacia Lodge No. 16 in Clifton Station Virginia dated 1875.

Clifton Va
March 10th 75

John Dove Esq
G. Sec G L AF & AM


See enclosed Petition for Dispensation to Start a Lodge at this place. Also twenty five dollars fee for same. Please give this Matter your earliest attention and oblige

Yours Fraternally
John Y. Worthington

Clifton Sta
Fairfax Co