Home Categories Recent Authors Lists Series Collections Donate About Contact F.A.Q Search

I run Global Grey entirely on my own. If you find a book you're after, please donate and support the site. Or you can buy a collection - like the one with ALL the ebooks, for only £30.

Illustrations of Masonry By William Morgan

Illustrations of Masonry

William Morgan


Available in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook. This book has 136 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1827.

Description

Fully illustrated, this is one of the first published accounts of US Freemasonry in the early 19th century. This book has a controversial backstory which is part of the mythology of anti-Freemasonry. 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.

Free Download (below donate buttons)

Last week, around 34,000 people downloaded books from my site - 9 people gave donations. These books can take me from 2 to 10 hours to create. I want to keep them free, but need some support to be able to do so. If you can, please make a small donation using the PayPal or Stripe button below (average donation is £2.50). You can also support the site by buying a collection, such as the Mysticism and Secret Societies one, with 80 ebooks for only £5.00



PDF   ePub   Kindle



More free ebooks

Official Monitor of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Morals and Dogma The Meaning of Masonry The Secret Teachings of All Ages The Builders Glimpses of Masonic History


⇧ Back to top