I write this in the hope that my experience will be shared and my early death will not be in vain. It is my sincere hope that someone will derive some goodness, some ray of hope, and find that the reasons they deny Christ are not coincidental or without very significant, very real meaning… Please take these words to heart.

Jesus said: And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Here is my mustard seed, I give it to you.

This is not any kind of judgment, this is merely what I believe to have happened, to the best of my recollection, along with quotes from well known Masonic authors and symbols known to be associated with several groups (since they wear/display them).

For anyone who has any doubts whatsoever,

I can affirm that as a result of my speaking out and exposing the masonic fraternity they enlisted the help of a previously close friend (a deputy sheriff) who revealed at some masonic meeting that we both used the services of the same masonic dentist. Prior to conceding the deputy was actually badgered into joining just for being my friend, after I was very publicly outspoken about freemasonry. According to him they specifically requested information about me at his initial recruitment meetings. The deputy also informed me after he joined the masonic fraternity that our dentist had secured his county employee/insurance coverage/contract through his masonic association. The circumstances surrounding this are somewhat odd in, and of themselves. I had gone in for a routine cleaning, and my dental records (file folder) could not be located by the hygienist (she stated that only my family members records could be located). She reported to the dentist’s private office. I assume he instructed her to find some reason for him to have to perform a subsequent dental procedure (which she did). She returned from the dentist’s private office with my file stating “we found it.” I asked where it was, to which there was no reply (only an avoidance). During the cleaning she located a filling and said she did not like the looks of it, I had no reason at that time to believe she was anything besides an honest healthcare professional trying to help. I only thought afterward that several things did not follow normal procedure when I became ill.

It is my extreme suspicion the dentist was instructed by the worshipful master [GM] to poison me (actually not as far fetched as it might seem if one actually realizes the masonic structure and how any disobedience to an order from higher up is viewed, let alone an order to dispose of a perceived enemy of freemasonry, then it becomes not only possible but, very plausible indeed. After all, every documented author who has revealed the true nature of freemasonry has been disposed of by death in some similar manner. Although freemasonry attempts to deny their connection). During a routine dental procedure (a cavity) he injected me, deep at a downward angle into my gland below my lower jaw, obviously with something additional to the novocaine (poison, parasite, who knows what?), I immediately became ill afterward. The symptoms have never completely gone away and it appears now as if the illness, whatever it is, may actually end up killing me eventually since I have no health insurance, which as a matter of course, the entire dental staff is aware.

Normally any dental procedure I have performed is preceded by a dose of antibiotics due to a heart murmur I have had since birth, only this time it was foregone with some excuse as to the why (the ‘medical authority’ no longer requires it). For some odd reason the hygienist also instructed me to water down my mouthwash during this particular cleaning. It only dawned on me these were completely odd after I became extremely ill.

There are four people (2 my own family members and 2 others) who are related to the medical industry, each of them has stated they do not believe a doctor would do such a thing, or risk their practice. That statement alone shows their lack of understanding on facts necessary to even file a complaint without sounding like a paranoid lunatic, as well as how far the brotherhood is willing to go to protect it’s secrets. Which is why the brotherhood continues to evade extreme scrutiny, as well as, escape via their vast masonic network of brethren who are willing to come to the aid of their fellow mason in order to quell any issue, all in the name of “good for the brotherhood”. It is also possible they feel because of the Hippocratic oath doctors swear they are not capable of such dastardly deeds, or at least less so than other people might be (coincidentally the dentist took early retirement and sold his practice a short time after this occurred, perhaps he did not like the fact that repayment of the masonic favors he had received was to poison a patient! Ah, the price of success). They each insist that it is just not possible, roll their eyes in disbelief, etc. whenever the discussion arises. Some discussions have even become heated and extremely argumentative, as they vehemently defend the doctor without any factual support, simply based upon what they have been taught to think is true of all doctors. Only one person has even considered the possibility and rationally discussed it with me. This is precisely the reason the organization of freemasonry is so dangerous. They claim audacity, and apparently this is true. No one wants to believe things are any different than they perceive them to be in the perfect little world which resides inside their mind. This evil absolutely does exist on a massive scale and is nearly unimaginable to the average person because of their life long daily regimen of careful and consistent masonic programming through mandatory public education and the 60Hz flickering subliminal level hypnosis from hours of absorbing television. Which, the more research completed on the matter, has become obvious it is all absolutely true. Evil organizations which pass judgment in the name of the moral good, while showing preference to the brethren of the lodge is not really just, honest, or moral (and also opposed to the Bible: Judge not, lest ye be judged passage).

‘There is no defense against an evil which only the victims and the perpetrators know exists.’

Captain Morgan was a very brave man. I can only hope to be as courageous knowing my actions may virtually bring about my demise.

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Mark 8:36-37

Besides, people who really are doing good for, and in the name of humanity, have no reason to conceal anything.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 5:20

Do not allow anyone to tell you the masons are a wonderful, generous, benevolent organization (and here is a list of what we have done as a front, just in case anyone asks). They murdered Captain Morgan for revealing their secrets and claimed he had agreed to his death by his blood oath to the organization (which only proves he did reveal their secrets/rituals and furthermore, that they are satanic in nature, since they are willing to murder anyone in dissent).

I, on the other hand, never having been a mason, did not agree, not to reveal the secrets of their underhanded, evil nature.

These masonic rites and rituals are designed to allow evil spirits to enter the human body. In the book of Matthew it says, the evil doers will not even know that evil is upon them. And we see people rejecting the signs which are everywhere to any person actively seeking the truth.

A few (of their own) masonic quotes in support of favoritism, murder and satanism;

“When a brother reveals any of our great secrets; whenever, for instance, he tells anything about Boaz, or Tubalcain, or Jachin, or that awful Mah-hah-bone [a blasphemous name representing Jesus Christ], or even whenever a minister prays in the name of Christ in any of our assemblies, you must always hold yourself in readiness, if called upon, to cut his throat from ear to ear, pull out his tongue by the roots, and bury his body at the bottom of some lake or pond.

Of course, all this must be done in secret, as it was in the case of that man Morgan, for both law and civilization are opposed to such barbarous crimes, but then, you know you must live up to your obligation, and so long as you have sworn to do it, by being very strict and obedient in the matter, you’ll be free from sin.”
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“Lucifer, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! It is he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, sensual or selfish souls? Doubt it not!” — Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, p321, 19th Degree of Grand Pontiff
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“To you, Sovereign Grand Instructors General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st and 30th degrees: ‘the Masonic Religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the LUCIFERIAN Doctrine. — Albert Pike Morals & Dogma
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“When the Mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onwards and upwards he must prove his ability to properly apply (this) energy.” — ‘Lost Keys of Freemasonry’ pg. 48, Manley P. Hall 33rd degree
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“That which we must say to the crowd is, we worship a god, but it is the god one adores without superstition. To you sovereign grand inspector general, we say this and you may repeat it to the brethren of the 32nd, 31st and 30th degrees – the Masonic religion should be by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the luciferian doctrine.

If lucifer were not god, would Adonay (the God of the Christians) whose deeds prove cruelty, perfidy and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and His priests, calumniate Him?

Yes, lucifer is god, and unfortunately Adonay is also God, for the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two gods. darkness being necessary for light to serve as its foil, as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive.

Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is heresy, and the true and pure philosophical religion is the belief in lucifer, the equal of Adonay, but lucifer, god of light and god of good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the god of darkness and evil” — General Albert Pike, giving instructions to the 23 supreme councils of the world

Recorded by A.C. De La Rive, La Femme et L’enfant dans La Franc-Maconnerie Universelle, Page 588. Cited from ‘The question of freemasonry, ( 2nd edition 1986 by Edward Decker pp12-14)
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and last but not least ——-

Oh Lord! My God, is there no help for the widow’s son!

If you use this sign in a situation where you may be pulled aside (such as police questioning subjects where they separate you), you will be asked:

Q: Where are you from?
A: Saint John’s Bethlehem
Q: How old is your father
A: 33
Q: How old is your mother
A: 762

An inquisitor may also ask you questions about memory work, or about the tyler’s walk, tracing board, pillars, middle chamber, etc., they may also request your masonic ID card which of course you do not have with you, in order to make sure it is a mason they are protecting.

In a situation where they merely recognize the sign (open court) and act upon it by sight alone, no questions need be answered. Such as the judge, or the jury in a courtroom seeing the sign given.

Merely pivoting the arms at the shoulders and elbows, slightly waving them while raising them above the head three times quickly without speaking is sufficient in public cases (no mention of the widow’s son).

I will not give the grand hailing sign of distress except if I am in real distress… should I ever see that sign given, or the word accompanying it, and the person who gave it appearing to be in distress, I will fly to his relief at the risk of my life, should there be a greater probability of saving his life than of losing my own.

This oath was practiced at least twenty years before the Revolution. Consequently, it was a great incentive for a soldier to join Freemasonry. According to Masonic records, “Members of the Craft were among the highest in command of all armies….”

Whenever you see any of our signs made by a brother Mason, and especially the grand hailing sign of distress, you must always be sure to obey them, even at the risk of your life. If you’re on a jury, and the defendant is a Mason, and makes the grand hailing sign, you must obey it; you must disagree with your brother jurors, if necessary, but you must be sure not to bring the Mason guilty, for that would bring disgrace upon our order. It may be perjury, to be sure, to do this, but then you’re fulfilling your obligation, and you know if you live up to your obligations you’ll be free from sin.
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I Tim. 5:21-22, “I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure.”

So, it appears truth, honesty and fidelity are just bogus pseudonyms for the falsehood which truly lies beneath the masonic ritual of pretending to be virtuous, righteous, honest, moral, etc.. All should know by these presents, there is no evil too excessive and no length too great, should they deem you to be an enemy of thier evil empire of luciferianism.

Also, the claims of never having stepped into a lodge after one signs a contract with Satan is irrelevant. You still signed a contract with the devil and you are still a member of the devil worship club.

Many people attempt to defend ‘little georgie washingtonius’ as a result of the misinterpretation of this letter:

“And which allows me to add little more now, than thanks for your kind wishes and favourable sentiments, except to correct an error you have run into, of my Presiding over the English lodges in this Country. The fact is, I preside over none, nor have I been in one more than once or twice, within the last thirty years. I believe notwithstanding, that none of the Lodges in this Country are contaminated with the principles ascribed to the Society of the Illuminati” (Adam Weishaupt’s renaming of the Jesuit Order (Roman Catholic Society Of Jesus) upon it’s rebirth, after the Jesuit Order was disbanded in 1773, and for which that pope was poisoned to death).

He is clearly speaking about not stepping into English masonic lodges more than once or twice in 30 years, which does not apply to american lodges as he believes none of them are corrupt (and more specifically, with illuminati principles, not that they are not preferential or corrupt toward the masonic brotherhood as they always have been), as he states in his next sentence.

He also acknowledges the Society of the illuminati (The Jesuits) absolutely DO exist and that they ARE infiltrating freemasonry with Weishaupt’s 1776 plans to rule the entire world through the Jesuit Order! Which is exactly what we see today!

I forgive the deputy who reported my information, the hygienist who served me up to be poisoned, and even the dentist who poisoned me, as he was probably ordered to do. I also forgive the [GM] as he was probably ordered to give the order. Jesus said two things, if you are persecuted in my name, rejoice and be glad for yours is the kingdom of heaven. I have fulfilled that and can only rejoice in knowing I was persecuted for preaching the word of Jesus and revealing the evil association of the masonic lodge. And the second was; Father forgive them for they know not what they do. Perhaps they did know but, are likened to many masons, afraid to step out for fear they might suffer an even worse fate than I, had they failed to deliver upon the order to participate in my demise. Besides the rewards were likely very extravagant, money, diamond rings, recognition for service to the brotherhood. All worthwhile when compared with the life of an enemy of the masonic brotherhood of darkness.

Quote ——- Right or wrong his very existence as a Mason hangs upon obedience to the powers immediately set above him. The one unpardonable crime in a Mason is contumacy [insubordination] or disobedience.

The really humorous thing about masonry is, they are secretly controlled by the black pope (From Ignatius Loyola to Peter-Hans Kolvenbach [1928] the jesuit’s general – Count Hans Kolvenhoof – jesuit roman catholic society of Jesus)-(and whoever replaced him recently) and thus the protestants (as well as all others in the brotherhood) have no idea the roman pagan church of antichrist is actually their controller via this secret mechanism (the brotherhood has so many secrets it’s becoming difficult to keep track anymore).

The roman emperor Constantine changed the names of the original roman pagan holidays to Christian names, just as every american holiday is fashioned after pagan sun worship and catholic sun-day worship. The District of ‘(Columbia’ :the statue on the cap-i-tol and the supposed statue of liberty) (Greek, Semiramis – one of several legendary Assyrian queens) Herodotus ascribes to her (Columbia/Semiramis) the artificial banks that confined the Euphrates and knows her name as borne by a gate of Babylon. [DC as it is known] Aligned with Stone Henge, Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore, and which is located at 77 degrees longitude, the only place on earth where the vernal equinox can accurately be judged (Easter – Ishtar).

Christmas is observed in celebration of the winter solstice in December. The ANOMS on the reverse of the one dollar FRN, which many believe to be the word mason when unscrambled, it’s true meaning obscured.


A.N.O.M.S is the Ancient Noble Order of the Mystic Shrine, or more technically it is the Ancient Arabic and Egyptian Noble Order of the Mystic Shrine (all shriners must be 32 degree masons). A.N.O.M.S., and why is that on the back of the US one dollar note you ask? The US has always been, right from day one, represented by the mystery religions through freemasonry, and not Christianity as is so widely misconceived by “the masses” (no pun intended, well maybe there was). Every cornerstone symbolically placed in a masonic ceremony in recognition of the all seeing eye of lucifer and the rise of the antichristic phalse religion! Believe it or not, that is America. Which is the reason you were never taught about any of this during your forced public education (as it is known). The pledge of allegiance is a masonic stance, the flag is masonic, the oath of office, as is the bible used for swearing in ceremonies. Everything, was, and is based upon this secret luciferian brotherhood of darkness, unbeknownst to the large majority of “the people”. They are masters of using words like peace, liberty, freedom and the like, while the exact opposite is what follows through the unsanctioned actions of government, which they also twist to appear to be, as if sanctioned by the people. How many times have “the people” voted against what government wants (war, new agencies or entities, etc.) and they still manage to do it anyway? This is all being guided by the hidden hand. That is precisely the “empire” they are building here people. Not just america, the entire world will come under the despotic one world order. One world currency, one world government, one world leader with the phalse religion of lucifer at it’s head.

New York is the “Empire State” Pennsylvania is the “Keystone State”. I could go on all day long. The new Denver Airport. The Colorado dam (hoover to some). The Saint Louis Arch. The Statue of Liberty. The list is almost endless. And why has not one word been whispered about this group who secretly controls the destiny of so many, and those same controlled people, who through ignorance, choose to continue to follow these secret plans straight into the abyss? Why? Because you are not supposed to know that satan is misleading you. That’s why they call it a trick of the devil. There are masonic lodges in every major city in the entire world! There are some in the minor cities as well. These buildings are not small, they are huge satanic temples! The disintegration of everything wholesome and pure in our lives is no accident. It is all by design and it is time to wake up to this fact.

Any group who writes laws to protect pornographers, smut peddlers, criminals and the like, can only be selling corruption and promoting future destruction. They intentionally act as a protection mechanism to all of these evil individuals and organizations, backed by the claim, it is their right to be evil if they so choose! What right do we have to stop someone from the worship of satan if they choose to do so? Their purpose is to seem unbiased and innocent in the matter. Freedom is what is paramount, attempting to remove focus from the crime itself. Yet, to state that the Sanhedrin captured and placed Jesus in the hands of Pilate leading to his crucifixion is to be considered hate speech under newly proposed laws! You must admit, there is something very wrong here. Yet, no one seems to notice, and few even seem to care, and no one I see, is standing up to say, or do anything about it.

What I find to be somewhat puzzling, is the fact that we all know God wins. And yet people are so caught up in their own ego they actually believe they are as great as the creator, a god themselves, which is just plain nonsense. I think the fact that it is so easy to deceive most people, or blind them from the truth, is really what this all comes down to. Satan does not have to get you to worship him, he only has to keep you from following Jesus.

Which is the one thing all of this points to directly. Try telling these truths and watch how fast you are persecuted. You stop going along with the cover story in society and you will become a problem, and from there, an enemy. Don’t take my word for it. Try it yourself. Do your own research and remember Jesus said, you will be persecuted in my name, if you are a true follower. If you’re not being persecuted, maybe you’re doing something wrong? Just some things to consider.

The most important symbol of Freemasonry is the Legend of the Third Degree. In the legend, Hiram Abiff is unjustly murdered, buried and raised from the grave. Each man being initiated portrays Hiram in ritual.

The Worshipful Master closes the ritual with these words:
Then, finally my brethren, let us imitate our Grand Master, Hiram Abiff, in his virtuous conduct, his unfeigned piety to God, and his inflexible fidelity to his trust; that, like him, we may welcome the grim tyrant, Death, and receive him as a kind messenger sent by our Supreme Grand Master, to translate us from this imperfect to that all-perfect, glorious, and celestial Lodge above, where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides.

The meaning of the ritual is obvious to those who are not blinded by Satan. Freemasons are encouraged to imitate Hiram Abiff so that they may get into heaven. Some Masons attempt to view this as representing the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. However, even if the name Jesus Christ were substituted for Hiram Abiff, this teaching would still be of a false salvation. Nowhere in Scripture does it state that we should imitate Jesus to get into heaven. What is required for salvation is faith in Jesus Christ. Notice that Masonic ritual substitutes imitation for faith and Hiram Abiff for Jesus Christ.

Meanwhile, most masons believe they are part of some benevolent secret society, ie; with benefits, when in reality they are merely controlled puppets, slaves to the antichrist movement/mechanism which grows more and more obvious daily. Which for any thinking person begs the question… Why would you participate in luciferian worship if there were even a minute chance that it could be real? Which the answer for any Christian/religious person is obvious… it is absolutely real, and judging by world events both in history and specifically one look at the world today this can easily be verified as accurate. A sign of the times indeed.

All the cunning at the top, managing the lower degrees below wish to do, is to overwhelm everyone, especially the ‘uninitiated’, or profane (From the Latin pro (before) and fanum (the temple); i.e. one outside the temple, not initiated into the rites performed within.) with an never ending overload of useless, trivial, unimportant information to argue about (hegelian dialectic – thesis, antithesis, synthesis), a distraction from what really matters. The antichristic, false religion continues to grow by leaps and bounds, right before our very eyes. Which can only lead one to the conclusion it does matter, and that it is the most important subject.

Since I am probably going to die from the poisoning anyway (sooner than natural causes would have permitted). I no longer have any fear of them, their organization, or the evil they are obviously capable of committing against their fellow man. This is only a brief. It is my intention to expound upon this very intricately in all the days remaining, prior to my death. Possibly including video testimonials. What are they going to do… poison me again?

Now I am certain they will profess that there is no evidence, just as they have done in the other cases of persons who spoke out against the evil associated with the masonic lodge. Do not believe the testimony of people who are sworn to keep secret the evil deeds of their brethren. All that is hidden shall be revealed, nothing performed in darkness shall not come to light.

What is most amazing, is that anyone who reveals the association of luciferianism within these organizations (Captain Morgan, John Todd, etc.) are murdered in an attempt to silence their efforts to reveal the very real connection to evil as the true nature of these organizations.

Satan, Lucifer… Hiram Abiff… The great imposter of God!
Not a religion eh?

“The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes.”

If you are a Mason who claims to be a Christian, you have a simple choice to make:

You can stand with the church and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

You can stand with the Lodge and defend a false plan of salvation which is based upon the imitation of Hiram Abiff.

Jachin and Boaz, of Solomon’s Temple, of Hiram Abiff and Jubela, Jubelo and Jubeluem

So mote it be…

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‘It is not difficult to ruin a man,’ he said. ‘And I will tell you how it is done time and again. There are more than half a million brethren under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge. Standards have been falling for twenty or thirty years. It is too easy to enter the Craft, so many men of dubious morals have joined. The secrecy and power attract such people, and when they come the decent leave. The numbers of people who would never have been considered for membership in the fifties are getting larger all the time. If only five per cent of Freemasons use – abuse – the Craft for selfish or corrupt ends it means there are 25,000 of them. The figure is much closer to twelve or thirteen per cent now.’

Christopher explained that Masonry’s nationwide organization of men from most walks of life provided one of the most efficient private intelligence networks imaginable. Private information on anybody in the country could normally be accessed very rapidly through endless permutations of masonic contacts – police, magistrates, solicitors, bank managers, Post Office staff (‘very useful in supplying copies of a man’s mail’), doctors, government employee bosses of firms and nationalized industries etc., etc. dossier of personal data could be built up on anybody very quickly. When the major facts of an individual’s life were known, areas of vulnerability would become apparent. Perhaps he is in financial difficulties; perhaps he has some social vice – if married he might ‘retain a mistress’ or have proclivity for visiting prostitutes; perhaps there is something in his past he wishes keep buried, some guilty secret, a criminal offence (easily obtainable through Freemason police of doubtful virtue), or other blemish on his character: all these and more could be discovered via the wide-ranging masons network of 600,000 contacts, a great many of whom were disposed to do favours for one another because that had been their prime motive for joining. Even decent Masons could often be ‘conned’ into providing information on the basis that ‘Brother Smith needs this to help the person involved’. The adversary would even sometimes be described as a fellow Mason to the Brother from whom information was sought perhaps someone with access to his bank manager or employer. The ‘good’ Mason would not go to the lengths of checking with Freemasons Hall whether or not this was so. The ‘target’ was presented as a Brother in distress by a fellow Mason, especially a fellow Lodge member, that would be enough for any upright member of the Craft.

Sometimes this information gathering process – often involving a long chain of masonic contacts all over the country and possibly abroad – would be unnecessary. Enough would be known in advance about the adversary to initiate any desired action against him.

I asked how this ‘action’ might be taken.
‘Solicitors are very good at it,’ said Christopher. ‘Get your man involved in something illegal – it need not be serious – and you have him.’ Solicitors, I was told, are ‘past masters’ at causing endless delays, generating useless paperwork, ignoring instructions, running up immense bills, misleading clients into taking decisions damaging to themselves.

Masonic police can harass, arrest on false charges, and plant evidence. ‘A businessman in a small community or person in public office arrested for dealing in child pornography, for indecent exposure, or for trafficking in drugs is at the end of the line,’ said Christopher. ‘He will never work again. Some people have committed suicide after experiences of that kind.’

Masons can bring about the situation where credit companies and banks withdraw credit facilities from individual clients and tradesmen, said my informant. Bank can foreclose. People who rely on the telephone for their work can be cut off for long periods. Masonic employees of local authorities can arrange for a person’s drains to be inspected and extensive damage to be reported, thus burdening the person with huge repair bills; workmen carrying out the job can ‘find’ – In reality cause – further damage. Again with regard to legal matters, a fair hearing is hard to get when a man in ordinary circumstances is in financial difficulties. If he is trying to fight a group of unprincipled Freemasons skilled in using the ‘network’ it will be impossible because masonic Department of Health and Social Security and Law Society officials can delay applications for Legal Aid endlessly.

‘Employers, if they are Freemasons or not, can be given private information about a man who has made himself an enemy of Masonry. At worst he will be dismissed or consistently passed over for promotion.’

Christopher added, ‘Masonic doctors can also be used. But for some reason doctors seem to be the least corruptible men.

‘Only the fighters have any hope of beating the system once it’s at work against them,’ he told me. ‘Most people, fighters or not, are beaten in the end, though. It’s . . . you see, I … you finish up not knowing who you can trust. You can get no help because your story sounds so paranoid that you are thought a crank, one of those nuts who think the whole world is a conspiracy against them. It is a strange phenomenon. By setting up a situation that most people will think of as fantasy, these people can poison every part of a person’s life. If they give in they go under. If they don’t give in It’s only putting off the day because if they fight, so much unhappiness will be brought to the people around them that there will likely come a time when even their families turn against them out of desperation. When that happens and they are without friends wherever they look, they become easy meat. The newspapers will not touch them’.

‘There is no defense against an evil which only the victims and the perpetrators know exists.’

‘Christopher’

Senior Whitehall Civil Servant and Freemason

Quoted in Stephen Knight’s The Brotherhood

Stephen Knight died while on a publishers tour for The Brotherhood, a book which played an important role in the latest firestorm of criticism and censure for the ‘Craft’, not withstanding the continued attempt by Freemasonry to suppress it and malign the deceased author, who was an investigative journalist for an established East End London Newspaper. The cause of Mr. Knight’s death was listed as a cerebral hemorage.

He was 33.

[/quote] I can affirm that as a result of my speaking out and exposing the masonic fraternity they enlisted the help of a previously close friend (a deputy sheriff) who revealed at some masonic meeting that we both used the services of the same masonic dentist. Prior to conceding the deputy was actually badgered into joining just for being my friend, after I was outspoken against the masons, according to him they specifically requested information about me at his initial recruitment meetings. The deputy also informed me after he joined the masonic fraternity that the dentist had secured his county employee/insurance coverage/contract through his masonic association. The circumstances surrounding this are somewhat odd in, and of themselves. I had gone in for a routine cleaning, and my dental records (file folder) could not be located by the hygienist (she stated that only my family members records could be located). She reported to the dentist’s private office. I assume he instructed her to find some reason for him to have to perform a subsequent dental procedure (which she did). She returned from the dentists private office with my file stating “we found it.” I asked where it was, to which there was no reply (only an avoidance). During the cleaning she located a filling and said she did not like the looks of it, I had no reason at that time to believe she was anything besides an honest healthcare professional trying to help. I only thought afterward that several things did not follow normal procedure when I became ill.

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Everywhere one turns masons attempt to alter facts, block, or prevent publication of the good works of this lone man (Captain William Morgan) who stood against the corruption & multitude of evils associated with freemasonry. His testimony stands in recognition of his attempts to expose the works of Satan through freemasonry.

William Morgan (anti-Mason)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (wiki has not published the majority of this info claiming it to not be neutral) The pro masonic information seems to stand along with the discredit of Morgan. The info contained herein is from books published around the time of Captain William Morgan’s disappearence and the discovery of his body which washed ashore on October 7, 1827 at Oak Orchard Harbor, NY.

Born 1774
Culpeper, Virginia

Died ca 1826

William Morgan (1774–1826?) was a resident of Batavia, New York, whose disappearance and presumed murder in 1826 ignited a powerful movement against the Freemasons, a secret fraternal society that had become influential in the United States. After Morgan announced his intention to publish a book exposing Freemasonry’s “secrets”, he was arrested, kidnapped by Masons, and murdered according to Freemason Henry Valance deathbed confession to the Morgan murder.

The events sparked a public outcry and inspired Thurlow Weed, a New York politician, to muster discontent and form the new Anti-Masonic Party, which was also opposed to President Andrew Jackson. It ran a presidential candidate in 1828, but by 1835, was nearly defunct.[1]

Contents

1 Early life and education

2 Military service

3 Marriage and family

4 Association with Freemasonry

5 Henry L. Valance’ Deathbed Confession

6 The Masonic (Paper/Box) Hoodwink Scheme

7 Reverend Charles Finney (1869)

8 Elder David Bernard – Light On Masonry (1829)

9 The Morgan affair

10 Anti-Masonic Conventions (1827)

11 Aftermath: the anti-Masonic movement

12 Monument to Morgan

13 Representation in other media

14 See also

15 References

16 External links

[edit] Early life and education

Morgan was born in Culpeper, Virginia, in 1774. His birthdate is sometimes listed as August 7, but no source for this is given. He was apprenticed as a bricklayer[2] or stone cutter.

[edit] Military service

Morgan claimed to have served with distinction as a captain during the War of 1812.

–Samuel D. Greene, an anti-Masonic writer, says 1:— ” At the time I joined the Masons, Captain William Morgan was my neighbor, and I was in free and daily intercourse with him. He was a man of fine personal appearance, about fifty years of age, of remarkable conversational powers, so that he was everywhere known as a good talker. He was a native of Culpepper County, Virginia, and was, by trade, a bricklayer; but for several years before coming to Batavia, he had been otherwise employed. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and brought his title of Captain from the army during that war. He had served under General Jackson, at New Orleans, and was a man of fine soldierly bearing. He was gentlemanly and agreeable in his manners.

[edit] Marriage and family

In October 1819, when he was in his mid 40s, Morgan married 16-year old Lucinda Pendleton in Richmond, Virginia. They had two children: Lucinda Wesley Morgan and Thomas Jefferson Morgan.[3] Two years after his marriage, Morgan moved his family for unknown reasons to York, Upper Canada, where he operated a brewery. When his business was destroyed in a fire, Morgan was reduced to poverty.

He returned with his family to the United States, settling first at Rochester, New York, and later in Batavia, where he worked in stone quarries.[4]

[edit] Association with Freemasonry

Morgan attempted to join the Masonic lodge in Batavia but was denied admission is the common claim of masons. However, he had a very extensive knowledge of the degrees and was capable of writing the book outlining the initiate ceremonies for multiple degrees with great accuracy and detail.[5] Angered by the rejection, Morgan said he was going to publish a book entitled Illustrations of Masonry. The book was in fact published (existing still today online PDF format) and Morgan was captured as a result and held at Fort Niagara, he washed up on shore some 40 miles below Niagara (Oak Orchard Harbor, N.Y). The body positively identified by his wife and doctor and confirmed via Morgan’s dental records. [6] Morgan, in his book, critical of the Freemasons and describing their secret degree work in great detail.

He said that a local newspaper publisher, David Cade Miller, had given him a sizable advance for the work. Miller is said to have received the entered apprentice degree (the first degree of Freemasonry), but had been stopped from advancement by the objection of one or more of the Batavia lodge members.[4] This may have inspired him to support Morgan’s work, another claim of masons today as a form of damage control. Morgan had entered into a $500,000 penal bond with three men: Miller, John Davids (Morgan’s landlord) and Russel Dyer. Henry L. Valance admitted on his deathbed that Morgan was kidnapped 9/11/1826 by Masons for writing: Illustrations of Masonry, He was taken North, and Later murdered by Freemason Henry L. Valance and a council of 8 masons who determined Morgan would be drowned in the Niagara River just as the masonic blood oath states for those who reveal masonic secrets. The Entered Apprentice’ penalty for disclosing his secret grip is to have “the throat cut across from ear to ear, the tongue torn out by the roots, and the body buried up to the neck below the high tide line.” As quoted in Captain Morgan’s book Illustrations of Freemasonry.

On October 7, 1827 came the discovery of a drowned man’s body, on the beach at Oak Orchard Harbor, N.Y., about forty miles from Niagara. The body was positively identified as William Morgan by both Morgan’s wife and doctor and verified via dental records. A lone woman made an identification to the Medical Examiner who was a mason and that identification stood.

References;

Samuel D. Greene, an anti-Masonic writer, says 1:— ” At the time I joined the Masons, Captain William Morgan was my neighbor, and I was in free and daily intercourse with him. He was a man of fine personal appearance, about fifty years of age, of remarkable conversational powers, so that he was everywhere known as a good talker. He was a native of Culpepper County, Virginia, and was, by trade, a bricklayer; but for several years before coming to Batavia, he had been otherwise employed. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and brought his title of Captain from the army during that war. He had served under General Jackson, at New Orleans, and was a man of fine soldierly bearing. He was gentlemanly and agreeable in his manners.

E. S. Ferguson, of Uhrichsville, Ohio, a distant relative of Morgan, gave the following information to Morris in 1856[.] Morgan was said to have been born in Culpepper County, Virginia, August 7, 1774. He married Lucinda Pendleton in October, 1819, who was left with two small children when Morgan disappeared in 1826. In 1821 he went to York, Canada, and began business there as a brewer.

Another relative, John Day, a Freemason, of Gordonsville, Kentucky, is quoted as saying that Morgan served his apprenticeship as a bricklayer with Day’s brother at Hap Hazard Mills, Madison County, Virginia. Reaching his majority, Morgan is said to have left for Kentucky, returning to Virginia after four years. He worked upon the Orange County Courthouse, Virginia, and subsequently moved to Richmond.

1. The Broken Seal, or, Personal Reminiscences of the Morgan Abduction and Murder. Boston, 1870, p. 15.

2. William Morgan, or Political Anti-Masonry, its Rise, Growth and Decadence. Rob Morris, LL.D., 1883, p. 55.

Mrs. Lucinda Morgan, in her affidavits, states that she and Morgan came to Western New York and settled at Batavia in 1823. No records have ever been found to indicate where Morgan was initiated, passed and raised in the Craft; neither are records extant indicating when he received the degrees of Mark, Master, Past Master and Most Excellent Master. [5]

[edit] Henry L. Valance’ Deathbed Confession

“CONFESSION.

“THE MURDER OF WILLIAM MORGAN, CONFESSED BY THE MAN WHO,

WITH HIS OWN HANDS, PUSHED HIM OUT OF THE BOAT INTO NIAGARA RIVER!

“The following account of that tragical scene is taken from a pamphlet entitled,’Confession of the murder of William Morgan, as taken down by Dr. John L. Emery, of Racine County, Wisconsin, in the summer of 1848, and now (1849) first given to the public:’

“This ‘Confession’ was taken down as related by Henry L. Valance, who acknowledges himself to have been one of the three who were selected to make a final disposition of the ill-fated victim of masonic vengeance. This confession it seems was made to his physicians, and in view of his approaching dissolution, and published after his decease.

“After committing that horrid deed he was as might well be expected, an unhappy man, by day and by night. He was much like Cain–‘a fugitive and a vagabond.’ To use his own words,’Go where I would, or do what I would, it was impossible for me to throw off the consciousness of crime. If the mark of Cain was not upon me, the curse of the first murderer was–the blood-stain was upon my hands and could not be washed out.

‘He therefore commences his confession thus:–‘My last hour is approaching; and as the things of this world fade from my mental sight, I feel the necessity of making, as far as in my power lies, that atonement which every violator of the great law of right owes to his fellow men’ In this violation of law, he says, ‘I allude to the abduction and murder of the ill-fated William Morgan.’

“He proceeds with an interesting narrative of the proceedings of the fraternity in reference to Morgan, while he was incarcerated in the magazine of Fort Niagara. I have room for a few extracts only, showing the final disposition of their alleged criminal. Many consultations were held, ‘many plans proposed and discussed, and rejected.’ At length being driven to the necessity of doing something immediately for fear of being exposed, it was resolved in a council of eight, that he must die: must be consigned to a ‘confinement from which there is no possibility of escape–THE GRAVE.’ Three of their number were to be selected by ballot to execute the deed. ‘Eight pieces of paper were procured, five of which were to remain blank, while the letter D was written on the others. These pieces of paper were placed in a large box, from which each man was to draw one at the same moment. After drawing we were all to separate, without looking at the paper that each held in his hand. So soon as we had arrived at certain distances from the place of rendezvous, the tickets were to be examined, and those who held blanks. were to return instantly to their homes; and those who should hold marked tickets were to proceed to the fort at midnight, and there put Morgan to death, in such a manner as should seem to themselves most fitting.’ Mr. Valance was one of the three who drew the ballots on which was the signal letter. He returned to the fort, where he was joined by his two companions, who had drawn the death tickets. Arrangements were made immediately for executing the sentence passed upon their prisoner, which was to sink him in the river with weights; in hope, says Mr. Valance, ‘that he and our crime alike would thus be buried beneath the waves.’ His part was to proceed to the magazine where Morgan was confined, and announce to him his fate–theirs was to procure a boat and weights with which to sink him. Morgan, on being informed of their proceedings against him, demanded by what authority they had condemned him, and who were his judges.

‘He commenced wringing his hands, and talking of his wife and children, the recollections of whom, in that awful hour, terribly affected him. His wife, he said, was young and inexperienced, and his children were but infants; what would become of them were he cut off; and they even ignorant of his fate?’ What husband and father would not be ‘terribly affected’ under such circumstances–to be cut off from among the living in this inhuman manner?

“Mr. V.’s comrades returned, and informed him that they had procured the boat and weights, and that all things were in readiness on their part. Morgan was told that all his remonstrances were idle, that die he must, and that soon, even before the morning light. The feelings of the husband and father were still strong within him, and he continued to plead on behalf of his family. They gave him one half hour to prepare for his ‘inevitable fate.’

They retired from the magazine and left him. “How Morgan passed that time,’ says Mr. Valance, ‘I cannot tell, but everything was quiet as the tomb within.’ At the expiration of the allotted time, they entered the magazine, laid hold of their victim, ‘bound his hands behind him, and placed a gag in his mouth.’ They then led him forth to execution. ‘A short time,’says this murderer, ‘brought us to the boat, and we all entered it–Morgan being placed in the bow with myself, along side of him. My comrades took the oars, and the boat was rapidly forced out into the river. The night was pitch dark, we could scarcely see a yard before us and therefore was the time admirably adapted to our hellish purpose.’ Having reached a proper distance from the shore, the oarsmen ceased their labors. The weights were all secured together by a strong cord, and another cord of equal strength, and of several yards in length, proceeded from that. ‘This cord,’ says Mr. V., ‘I took in my hand [did not that hand tremble ?] and fastened it around the body of Morgan, just above his hips, using all my skill to make it fast, so that it would hold. Then, in a whisper, I bade the unhappy man to stand up, and after a momentary hesitation he complied with my order. He stood close to the head of the boat, and there was just length enough of rope from his person to the weights to prevent any strain, while he was standing. I then requested one of my associates to assist me in lifting the weights from the bottom to the side of the boat, while the others steadied her from the stern. This was done, and, as Morgan was standing with his back toward me, I approached him, and gave him a strong push with both my hands, which were placed on the middle of his back. He fell forward, carrying the weights with him, and the waters closed over the mass. We remained quiet for two or three minutes, when my companions, without saying a word, resumed their places, and rowed the boat to the place from which they had taken it.'”

They also kidnapped Mr. Miller, the publisher; but the citizens of Batavia, finding it out, pursued the kidnappers, and finally rescued him.

The courts of justice found themselves entirely unable to make any headway against the wide-spread conspiracy that was formed among Masons in respect to this matter.

These are matters of record. It was found that they could do nothing with the courts, with the sheriffs, with the witnesses, or with the jurors; and all their efforts were for a time entirely impotent Indeed, they never were able to prove the murder of Morgan, and bring it home to the individuals who perpetrated it. But Mr. Morgan had published Freemasonry to the world. The greatest pains were taken by Masons to cover up the transaction, and as far as possible to deceive the public in regard to the fact that Mr. Morgan had published Masonry as it really is.

Masons themselves, as is affirmed by the very best authority, published two spurious editions of Morgan’s book, and circulated them as the true edition which Morgan had published. These editions were designed to deceive Masons who had never seen Morgan’s edition,and thus to enable them to say that it was not a true revelation of Masonry.

[edit] The Masonic (Paper/Box) Hoodwink Scheme

Reportedly, it is a well known “hoodwink” of the masons used to “pull the wool over the eyes” of lower ranking brethren, to place all pieces of paper into the box with the prescribed tally marked upon it (8 pieces of paper all containing the letter D in this case).

The reason for immediately departing and not examining the paper in the presence of the others is that it would instantly reveal that none of the papers contained in the box were blank and that all pages were marked with D for Morgan’s death. Thus guaranteeing that the three masons who had been chosen for the task of Morgan’s murder would each receive the D marked papers.

The masons chosen to carry out the task were likely previously determined by the higher ranking masons prior to the paper/box hoodwink scheme being run (three masons chosen in this case). Thus the highest ranking masons already knew which had been assigned to commit the Morgan murder and merely discarded their own paper, each also marked with the letter D after departing. Knowing each mason present had received an identical paper marked with the letter D, and that only the previously chosen three would actually participate, while the remaining 5 would not attend the Morgan death ceremony despite having also received the letter D on their papers.

Any failure to comply would be considered a failure to “tow the line” likely resulting in being “black balled” within the brotherhood.

This cowardly act, likely later lead to the revelation of Henry L. Valance, as his conscience weighed so heavily that he could not live/die with the fact and confessed upon his deathbed to participation in the horrible deed, revealing all of the specific details to the entire world.

[edit] Reverend Charles Finney (1869)

Reverend Charles Finney in his book published 1869,

(available Online PDF)

THE CHARACTER, CLAIMS AND PRACTICAL WORKINGS OF FREEMASONRY

Writes of Morgan’s opinion of Freemasonry:

“He regarded it as highly injurious to the cause of Christ, and as eminently dangerous to the government of our country.”

— Why I wrote this book —

IN few words I wish to state what are not and what are my reasons for writing this book.

1. It is not that I have any quarrel or controversy with any member of the Masonic Order. No one of them can justly accuse me of any personal ill-will or unkindness.

2. It is not because I am fond of controversy–I am not. Although I have been compelled to engage in much discussion, still I have always dreaded and endeavored to avoid the spirit and even the form of controversy.

3. It is not because I disregard the sensibility of Freemasons upon the question of their pet institution, and am quite willing to arouse their enmity by exposing it. I value the good opinion and good wishes of Freemasons as I do those of other men, and have no disposition to capriciously or wantonly assail what they regard with so much favor.

4. It is not because I am willing, if I can dutifully avoid it, to render any member of the Fraternity odious. But my reasons are:

1. I wish, if possible, to arrest the spread of this great evil, by giving the public, at least, so much information upon this subject as to induce them to examine and understand the true character and tendency of the institution.

2. I wish, if possible, to arouse the young men who are Freemasons, to consider the inevitable consequences of such a horrible trifling with the most solemn oaths, as is constantly practiced by Freemasons. Such a course must, and does, as a matter of fact, grieve the Holy Spirit, sear the conscience, and harden the heart.

3. I wish to induce the young men who are not Freemasons “to look before they leap,” and not be deceived and committed, as thousands have been, before they were at all aware of the true nature of the institution of Freemasonry.

4. I, with the many, have been remiss in suffering a new generation to grow up in ignorance of the character of Freemasonry, as it was fully revealed to us who are now old. We have greatly erred in not preserving and handing down to the rising generation the literature upon this subject, with which we were made familiar forty years ago. For one, I must not continue this remissness.

5. Because I know that nothing but correct information is wanting to banish this institution from wholesome society. This has been abundantly proven. As soon as Freemasons saw that their secrets were made public, they abandoned their lodges for very shame. With such oaths upon their souls, they could not face the frown of an indignant public, already aware of their true position.

6. Freemasons exhort each other to maintain a dignified silence and are exhorted not to enter into controversy with opposers of Freemasonry. The reasons are obvious to those who are informed. We know why they are silent if they are so, and why they will not enter the field of controversy and attempt to justify their institution. Let anyone examine the question and he will see why they make no attempt to justify Freemasonry as it is revealed in the books from which I have quoted. I greatly desire to have the public, and especially the church of Christ, understand what Freemasonry is. Then let them act as duty requires.

7. Should I be asked why I have not spoken out upon this subject before, I reply that until the question was sprung upon us in this place a year ago, I was not at all aware that Freemasonry had been disinterred and was alive, and stalking abroad over the face of the whole land.

8. This book contains the numbers published in the Independent last year. These are revised, enlarged and rearranged. To these are added eight numbers not heretofore published.

9. I have said in the body of the work, and say also in this preface, that I have no pecuniary intent in the sale of this work. I have not written for money, nor for fame. I shall get neither for my pains. I desire only to do good.

C.G. FINNEY.

[edit] Elder David Bernard – Light On Masonry (1829)

(Available Online PDF)

(Quote); The following documents are compiled with the design of securing them from the grasp of Masonic power; advancing the cause of truth and justice; preserving the rights and liberties of our country; promoting the glory of the Redeemer’s kingdom; and saving souls from destruction. During several years the compiler was a memer of the Masonic fraternity. While he regarded the ceremonies of the order with disgust, and its oaths with abhorrence, he supposed that there existed principles in the institution which were pure and holy. In the peculiar providence of God, he was led to in vestigate the subject; he found it wholly corrupt; its morality, a shadow; its benvolence, selfishness; its religion, infidelity; and that as a system it was an engine of Satan, calculated to enslave the children of men, and pour contempt on the Most High.

In the immolation of Morgan, he saw the fate of Masonry–

‘Its fall Determined, and its hapless crew– involved In’ that dark deed of death ‘contagion spread Both of its crime and punishment;’

[edit] The Morgan affair

Some members of the Batavia lodge published an advertisement denouncing Morgan. Unknown individuals were reported to have tried to set fire to Miller’s newspaper office.[5] A group of Masons gathered at Morgan’s house claiming that he owed them money. On September 11 1826, Morgan was arrested; according to the law, he could be held in debtor’s prison until the debt was paid. Learning of this, Miller went to the jail to pay the debt and finally secured Morgan’s release.

A few hours later, Morgan was arrested, for a loan which a creditor claimed he had not paid, and for supposedly stealing clothing. He was jailed in Canandaigua. On the night of September 11, a man claiming to be a friend paid Morgan’s debt at the jail, securing his release. The two men went to a waiting carriage, which arrived the next day at Fort Niagara.[4]

Several accounts have conflicts about what followed. The most common version is that Morgan was taken in a boat to the middle of the Niagara River and drowned, as he was never seen again.[7] In 1848 Henry L. Valance allegedly confessed to his part in the murder in a deathbed confession, recounted in chapter two of Reverend C. G. Finney’s book The Character, Claims, and Practical Workings of Freemasonry (18xx).[8] In October 1827, a badly decomposed body washed up on the shores of Lake Ontario. Many presumed it to be Morgan, and the remains were buried under that identification. But the clothing was positively identified as that of Timothy Monroe, a missing Canadian, by his widow.[9][10] Freemasons deny that Morgan was killed, saying that he was paid $500 to leave the country. Contemporary reports included sighting of Morgan in other countries, but none have been confirmed. Three Masons, Loton Lawon, Nicholas Chesebro and Edward Sawyer, were charged with, convicted and served sentences for the kidnapping of Morgan.[11]

[edit] Anti-Masonic Conventions (1827)

On January 13, 1827, an anti-Masonic Convention was held at Seneca, N.Y., which was speedily followed by others in Western New York. Churches participated in the general feeling against the fraternity by disbarring Masons from their pulpits, and in general condemning the “irreligious” tendency of the institution. A convention of Baptist churches held September 12, 1827, at Milton, N.Y., adopted a platform giving the following fifteen reasons for denouncing and opposing Freemasonry:

1. Because Freemasonry professes a divine origin.

2. Because its rites correspond with the Egyptian.

3. Because it adopts unscriptural modes of teaching; it proposes to impart religious consolation with stone hammers.

4. Because its songs are often of a profane character.

5. Because it pretends that its religion and morality are those of the Bible.

6. Because it perverts and degrades the meaning of Scriptural texts.

7. Because it uses the name of God irreverently.

8. Because it authorizes the practice of religious rites, etc., not countenanced in the New Testament.

9. Because it imposes obligations of a moral and religious nature, only communicated to Masons, and not even to churches.

10. Because it affixes new names to God, the Father and the Son.

11. Because it omits the name of Jesus in it’s system.

12. Because it excludes the female sex from its order.

13. Because it amalgamates all men of all religions who profess to believe in the existence of a Supreme Being.

14. Because it authorizes prayers accommodated to the prejudices of the Jews.

15. Because it adopts orders of Knighthood from Popery.

The discovery of a drowned man’s body October 7, 1827, on the beach at Oak Orchard Harbor, N.Y., about forty miles from Niagara, gave new impetus to the excitement, and injected the element on which a new political party was shortly afterwards elected. The published inquest of the coroner’s jury giving “accidental death” as its verdict, brought a party of Batavians to the scene, where the body was disinterred October 13 and [a] second inquest held Monday, October 15, 1827.

[edit] Aftermath: the anti-Masonic movement

Soon after Morgan disappeared, Miller published his book, which became a bestseller because of the notoriety of the events. Miller did not say that Morgan had been murdered but “carried away”. Accounts circulated of Morgan’s having assumed a new identity and settled in Albany, in Canada, or the Cayman Islands, where he was said to have been hanged as a pirate. New York governor DeWitt Clinton, also a Mason, offered a $1,000 reward for information about Morgan’s whereabouts, but it was never claimed.[10]

The circumstances of Morgan’s disappearance and the minimal punishment received by his kidnappers caused public outrage. He became a symbol of the rights of free speech and free press. Protests against Freemasons took place in New York and the neighboring states. Masonic officials disavowed the actions of the kidnappers, but all Masons came under a cloud. Thurlow Weed, a New York politician, formed an anti-Masonic movement, gathering discontented opponents of President Andrew Jackson, known to be a Mason, into the Anti-Masonic political party. It ran a candidate for the presidency in 1828 and gained the support of such notable politicians as William H. Seward.

On that campaign, other Jackson rivals, including John Quincy Adams, joined in denouncing the Masons. In 1832, the Anti-Masonic Party fielded William Wirt as its presidential candidate, but he received only seven electoral votes. By 1835, the party had become moribund everywhere but Pennsylvania, as other issues, such as slavery, became the focus of national attention. In 1847 Adams published a widely distributed book titled Letters on the Masonic Institution, that criticized the Masons’ secret society.

In 1830 Morgan’s widow Lucinda Pendleton Morgan married George W. Harris of Batavia, a silversmith who was 20 years older. After they moved to the Midwest, they became Mormons. By 1837, some historians believe that Pendleton Morgan Harris had become one of the plural wives of Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement.[12] She continued to live with her older husband, George Harris. After Smith was murdered in 1844, she was “sealed” to him for eternity in a rite of the church.[3]

Members of Freemasonry criticized the Mormons for their alleged adoption of Masonic rituals and regalia. In 1841 the Mormons announced their official baptism of William Morgan after his death as one of the first under their new rite to take people into eternal the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[3]

By 1850 the Harrises had separated. When George Harris died in 1860, he had been excommunicated from the Mormons after ceasing to practice with them. That year Lucinda Morgan Harris was reported to have joined the Catholic Sisters of Charity in Memphis, Tennessee, where she worked at the Leah Asylum. She had been widowed three times.[3]

In June 1881 in Pembroke, New York, a grave was discovered in a quarry two miles south of the Indian reservation. In it was a metal box containing a crumpled paper; its few legible words were interpreted to suggest that the remains might have been Morgan’s.[10]

[edit] Monument to Morgan

William Morgan Pillar, April 2011

On September 13 1882, the National Christian Association, a group opposed to secret societies, commissioned and erected a statue in memoriam to Morgan in the Batavia Cemetery. The ceremony was witnessed by 1,000 people, including representatives from local Masonic lodges.[13][14]

The monument reads:

Sacred to the memory of Wm. Morgan, a native of Virginia, a Capt. in the War of 1812, a respectable citizen of Batavia, and a martyr to the freedom of writing, printing and speaking the truth. He was abducted from near this spot in the year 1826, by Freemasons and murdered for revealing the secrets of their order. The court records of Genesee County and the files of the Batavia Advocate, kept in the Recorders office contain the history of the events that caused the erection of this monument.

[edit] Representation in other media

The pharmacist John Uri Lloyd based part of the background story of his popular scientific allegorical novel Etidorhpa (1895), on the kidnapping of William Morgan and the start of the Anti-Masonry movement. In the novel, the speaker is kidnapped by members of a secret society, because he and a publication are suspected to threaten the society’s secrecy. Identifying as “I-Am-The-Man,” he is taken to a cave in Kentucky. He is led on a long, subterranean journey, an inner journey of the spirit as well as a physical one.

In his novel The Craft: Freemasons, Secret Agents, and William Morgan (2010), the author Thomas Talbot presents a fictional version of the William Morgan kidnapping. He portrays him as a British spy, includes rogue British Masons, and has presidential agents thwart an assassination plot.

[edit] See also

List of people who disappeared mysteriously

[edit] References

^ The History Channel, Mysteries of the Freemasons: America, video documentary, 1 August 2006, written by Noah Nicholas and Molly Bedell

^ The Proceedings of the United States Antimasonic Convention, Held at Philadelphia, September 11, 1830. Embracing the Journal of Proceedings, the reports, the Debates, and the Address to the People, Published by I. P. Trimble, Philadelphia et al. 1830. 164 pp.

^ a b c d Thompson, John E.; “The Mormon Baptism of William Morgan”, The Philalethes, February, 1985; 38(1): p. 8

^ a b c Tillotson, Leo F.; Ancient Craft Masonry in Vermont, Vermont Freemasons, Online version

^ a b c anonymous; “The Morgan Affair”, The Short Talk Bulletin, Vol. XI, March 1933; No. 3. Online version

^ Morgan, William (1827), Illustrations of Masonry by One of the Fraternity Who has devoted Thirty Years to the Subject: “God said, Let there be Light, and there was light”, Batavia, N.Y.: David C. Miller, http://utlm.org/onlinebooks/captmorgansfreemasonrycontents.htm

^ “Captain William M. Morgan of Batavia New York”, Christian Martyrs

^ Finney, Charles Grandison; The Character, Claims, and Practical Workings of Freemasonry.

^ Clyde R. Forsberg, Jr., Equal Rites: The Book of Mormon, Masonry, Gender, and American Culture, New York: Columbia University Press, Preface xv.

^ a b c [1] “William Morgan’s Bones; A Skeleton Found in a Quarry in Genesee County” The New York Times, June 22, 1881. Retrieved 2011-07-07.

^ Ridley, Jasper;The Freemasons: A History of the World’s Most Powerful Secret Society, pp. 180-181 (Arcade Publishing 1999).

^ Compton, Todd (1997), In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith, Salt Lake City: Signature Books

^ “An Old Tragedy Revived; Erection Of A Memorial To Morgan, Who Divulged The Secrets Of Masonry”, The New York Times, 14 September 1882, p. 1.

^ “Morgan’s Monument: The Unveiling Ceremonies Witnessed by a Large Crowd Who Listen to Able and Interesting Addresses Substance of the Speeches Proceedings at the Convention A Letter from Thurlow Weed”, The Daily News, Batavia (NY), 14 September 1882. Retrieved 2011-07-07.

[edit] External links

Illustrations of Masonry by Capt. Wm. Morgan

A detailed account from a Canadian Grand Lodge

Morgan’s book on line

Downloadable summary of Morgan Affair from Historic Lewiston, NY

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