The Cyclopędia of Fraternities: A Compilation of Existing Authentic Information and the Results of Original Investigation as to ... More Than Six Hundred Secret Societies in the United States

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Albert Clark Stevens
Hamilton printing and publishing Company, 1899 - Secret societies - 444 pages

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Page 106 - To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour. SECOND.— To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science. THIRD. — To investigate the unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in man.
Page 323 - LIBERTY to recoil within them: men promoted to the highest seats of justice, some who, to my knowledge, were glad, by going to a foreign country, to escape being brought to the bar of a Court of Justice in their own.
Page 365 - To maintain true allegiance to the United States of America, based upon a paramount respect for, and fidelity to, its Constitution and Laws; to discountenance whatever tends to weaken loyalty, incites to insurrection, treason, or rebellion, or in any manner impairs the efficiency and permanency of our free institutions; and to encourage the spread of universal liberty, equal rights, and justice to all men.
Page 205 - The society's ritual possesses something of novelty among like productions, being based on the life of Archimedes, having particular reference to his discovery of the principle of the lever, and the words, " Give me a fulcrum on which to rest, and I will move the earth.
Page 377 - To specially aid and assist the Grand Army of the Republic, and to perpetuate the memory of their heroic dead. To assist such Union veterans as need our help and protection, and to extend needful aid to their widows and orphans.
Page 166 - ... shall make provision for the payment of benefits in case of death, and may make provision for the payment of benefits in case of sickness, temporary or permanent physical disability, either as the result of disease, accident or old age, provided the period in life at which payment of physical disability benefits on account of old age commences, shall not be under seventy ("О) years, subject to their compliance with its constitution and laws.
Page 365 - Regulations tell us, for the purpose, among other things, " of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers, sailors and marines who united to suppress the late rebellion.
Page 377 - States ; to preserve relics or mementoes of the same : to cherish the ties of friendship that should exist among men who have shared common dangers, common sufferings and privations; to care for the disabled and extend a helping hand to the needy ; to protect the widows and the orphans, and to make and preserve a record of the resources of every member, and, as far as possible, of those of our comrades who have preceded us in eternity.
Page 74 - Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York...
Page 418 - We, the Order of the * * * , reverentially acknowledge the majesty and supremacy of the Divine Being, and recognize the goodness and providence of the same. And we recognize our relation to the United States Government, the supremacy of the Constitution, the Constitutional Laws thereof, and the Union of States thereunder.

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