Illustrations of Masonry by William Preston. This book 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.

Title Page

  Illustrations of Masonry by William Morgan [1827]   Start Reading    This book has a controversial backstory which is part of the mythology of anti-Freemasonry. 'Captain' William Morgan, the author, was a [...]

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Title Page 2

p. i  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." Copyright Secured. Printed for the [...]

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Verso

p. ii Northern District of New York to wit: Be it Remembered, That on the fourteenth day of August, in the fifty-first year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. [...]

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Introduction

p. iii (WRITTEN FOR THE ORIGINAL EDITION. By the Publisher, Col. David C. Miller, Batavia, N. Y.) In the absence of the author, or rather compiler of the following work, who was kidnapped [...]

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Opening the Lodge | Chapter 1

p. 10 p. 11 ILLUSTRATIONS —OF— MASONRY, ETC. A Description of the Ceremonies used in opening a Lodge of Entered Apprentice Masons; which is the same in all upper degrees, with the exception [...]

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First Degree Initiation | Chapter 2

If there are any candidates to be brought forward, that will be the first business to be attended to. I will therefore proceed with a description of the ceremonies used in the admission [...]

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