Letter from George Washington...

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  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Letter from George Washing to the Grand Master of Free Masons of Massachusetts

    To the Grand Master of the Free & Accepted Masons, for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
    Flattering as it may be to the human mind, & truly honorable as it is to receive from our fellow citizens testimonies of approbation for exertions to promote the public welfare; it is not less pleasing to know that the milder virtues of the heart are highly respected by a society whose liberal principles must be founded in the immediate laws of truth and justice. To enlarge the sphere of social happiness is worthy the benevolent design of the Masonic Institution; and it is most fervently to be wished, that the conduct of every member of the fraternity, as well as those publications which discover the principles which actuate them may tend to convince Mankind that the grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race.

    While I beg your acceptance of my thanks for the "Book of Constitutions" you have sent me, and the honor you have done me in the dedication, permit me to assure you that I feel all those emotions of gratitude which your affectionate address & cordial wishes are calculated to inspire: and I sincerely pray that the Great Architect of the Universe may bless you and receive you hereafter into his immortal Temple.

    G. Washington
    December 27, 1792
     
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  2. Warrior1256

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    Great piece of history.
     
  3. BroBill

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    I found a book on Amazon called "Washington's Masonic Correspondence - As Found among the Washington Papers in the Library of Congress" and it has 16 pieces of Bro. George Washington's Masonic letters. .. very interesting!
     
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