Masonry in Paris began with Unity Lodge No. 40, under the Third Provincial Grand Lodge, and under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of England. It was consecrated on August 18, 1853, at which time the officers were installed. Worshipful Master Wor. Bro. Hiram Capron; SW Bro. Henry Monck Mason; JW Bro. John Blackburn.
The brethren in the future will applaud the devoted services of those brethren who builded better than they contemplated.