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Light on masonry
David Bernard


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Light on masonry
a collection of all the most important documents on the subject of speculative free masonry: embracing the reports of the Western committees in relation to the abduction of William Morgan ... with all the degrees of the order conferred in a master's lodge, as written by Captain William Morgan.
By Elder David Bernard

Published 1829 by W. Williams in Utica .
Written in English.

Edition Notes

The author was a minister of the Genesee (N.Y.) Baptist Association, who had taken fifteen degrees of masonry and was intimate secretary of the Lodge of Perfection. He was among the first in that section of the country to recede from the order. cf. J. Q. Adams, Letters on the masonic institution, 1847, p. 228 et seq. C. T. McClenachan, History of freemasonry in New York, 1888-1894, while going very fully into the Morgan affair, v. 2, p. 458-596, does not mention Bernard's book. In 1883, Robert Morris published his "William Morgan; or, Political anti-masonry, its rise, growth, and decadence," "by which," says McClenachan, "it was endeavored to show the innocence of our brotherhood, with a zeal almost as great as the fanatics of 1829 exercised to condemn the institution for the acts of a few over-zealous, unworthy members."

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Collation of the original: 506, 54 p. front. (port.) plates

Sabin 4919

[Selected Americana from Sabin's Dictionary ... ;4919], Selected Americana from Sabin's Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery ot the present time -- 4919

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