Freemasonry in the American Revolution

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by LukeD, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. LukeD

    LukeD Registered User

    171
    0
    0
    I just finished reading this book by Sidney Morse, it was rather short, but fun to read. After reading it I was amazed at how many key figures during the Revolution were Masons. It stated many, if not most of Washington's generals were Masons. It went into detail about the differences between the Modern and Ancient Lodges in the Colonies. Is there truth behind the claims that all these prominent figures were Masons? I've read some posts claiming Benjamin Franklin was, and was not a Mason.
     
  2. Timothy Fleischer

    Timothy Fleischer Registered User

    163
    0
    0
  3. BEDickey

    BEDickey Premium Member

    138
    7
    38
    Indeed M. W. Brother Franklin was a Mason, in fact it was his Masonic connections in France that helped him gain support in that country for the cause of Liberty(most of the French generals were masons). It was Brother Franklin that escorted Voltaire during his initiation, in the lodge of the Nine Sisters. When you research it threw you will find that the USA was, for the most part, founded to fulfill the dream of having a country founded on the strong, solid tenets of Masonry. And while our foundation is rock solid, the clap-board house built atop that foundation is very much rotting in this day and age, IMHO.
     
  4. LukeD

    LukeD Registered User

    171
    0
    0
    Thanks for the sources. I'll look them up.
     

Share My Freemasonry