01/03/2014 12:29 AM -0500
Did You Know That?
- The Revolutionary
War was a distinctly Masonic enterprise.
- The first
assembly of the Continental Congress was presided over by a Master
Mason, Peyton Randolph, Provincial Grand Master of Virginia.
- The Boston Tea
Party was Organized in St. Andrews Lodge at an adjourned meeting and
that every "indian" that threw tea into the harbor was a member of that
- Paul Revere, who
made his immortal ride, was Junior Warden of that Lodge.
- The man who set
the lantern in the Old South Church, the beacon of the Revolution, was
also a member of St. Andrews Lodge.
- Fifty of the
fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence were members of the
- All but one of
the members of the constitutional Convention were Masons.
- Richard Henry
Lee, who moved the resolution of Independence in the Continental
Congress, was a Mason.
- Lee and all five
members of that committee - Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin
Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston - were member of the
- The American Flag
was made by the widow of John Ross, a Mason, and was placed in the hands
of George Washington, who was elected Grand Master of Virginia but did
not accept because his duties as Commander-inChief of the American Army
absorbed all his attention and energies.
- Washington took
the oath of office as President of the United States upon the Bible
brought from St. Johns Lodge No. 1 of New York.
- The oath of
office was administered by Chancellor Livingston, who at the time was
Grand Master of Masons of New York State.
- The Governors of
every one of the thirteen orginal states at the time Washington was
inaugurated were all Brothers of the Craft.
- The Constitution
of the United States was authored by Masons.
- Free speech, free
religion and free schools were the gifts of Masonry to America and these
were opposed by all anti-Masonic groups.