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

Dossn

Please
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

P.O.
Clifton Sta
Fairfax Co
Virginia