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Illustrations of Masonry

ByH.R.M. Abiff

Illustrations of Masonry has a controversial backstory which is part of the mythology of anti-Freemasonry. 'Captain' William Morgan, the author, was a disappointed Freemason in Batavia, New York. Rejected by the local lodge, he announced that he was going to publish a work exposing Masonic rituals and secrets. Shortly before publication in 1826, he disappeared, and three Masons were later convicted of kidnapping him. Although claims were made that Morgan had been murdered, some say that he was forced to leave the US. Either way, it was good publicity for this book, which was published in 1827, but bad for the Masons. The incident led to widespread protests against Freemasons in the US, and eventually an anti-Masonic Party, which at its height in 1832 got seven electoral votes for William Wirt for President.

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Publication Date
Jan 2, 2012
Language
English
Category
Biographies & Memoirs
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): H.R.M. Abiff

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PDF

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