Dark brown blindstamped binding, 'Letters on Freemasonry J.Q. Adams' written in gold on spine. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Top of spine minorly frayed. Binding, hinges, text pages all fine. xl + 284 pages. President John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) becomes and anti-mason. 'I have accordingly persued it with the most earnest solicitude, and the result has been not only a confirmed conviction that the Institution of Freemasonry ought in these United States to be totally and forever abolished, but that this event is a consummation devoutly to be wished.' Adams ran for Governor of Massachusetts in 1833 on the Anti-Masonic ticket. Contents: To a Reviewer of Sheppard's Defence of the Masonic Institution. To Edward Ingersoll, Esq., Philadelphia. To WillIam H. Seward, Esq., Auburn, N. Y. To Richard Rush, Esq., York, Penn. To His Excellency Levi Lincoln, Governor of Massachusetts. To William L. Stone, Esq., New York. To Alexander H. Everett, Esq., Boston. To Richard Rush, Esq., York, Penn. To Benjamin Cowell, Esq., Providence, R. I. To James Morehead, Esq., Mercer, Penn. To Edward Livingston, Esq. To Messrs. Timothy Merrill, Henry F. Janes, Martin Flint, Charles Davi , Edward D. Barber, Samuel N. Swett and Amos Bliss, Committee of the Antimasonic State Convention, held at Montpelier, in the State of Vermont, on the 26th of June, 1833. To James Moorehead, Esq., Secretary of the Meadville (Penn.) Antimasonic Convention. To R. W. Middleton, Gettysburg, Pa. Address to the People of Massachusetts. Appendix: Entered Apprentice's Obligation. Fellow Craft's Obligation. Master Mason's Obligation. Royal Arch Oath. Knight Templar's Oath. Fifth Libation. Extracts from a Plan of a Penal Code for the State of Louisiana, by Hon. Edward Livingston.
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