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Freemasonry & Fraternalism Stories for the American Freemason's Fireside by C. W. Towle This is a collection of stories intended to be morality tales for Masons and their admirers. While there are a variety of themes presented, Victorian values of family and chivalry appear in contrast with previous Masonic imagery that drew on the Enlightenment. Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia ~ 1898 by John P Sheiry The election of Brother William McKinley as president in 1896 was the beginning of an extraordinarily visible era for Freemasonry in Washington, when its profile and processions were enhanced by the fact that Masons would occupy the White House for the majority of the next fifty-six years. How Washington Lost His Birthday and Other Masonic Essays: Gaston Lichtenstein’s How George Washington Lost His Birthday This book by Gaston Lichtenstein is an antiquarian’s pleasure. Lichtenstein, who was eclectic in his writing career, produced work on Freemasonry, Iberian prisoners of war, Atlantic City piers, colonial North Carolina, and in the case of this book, George Washington’s birthday. Anti-Masonry and the Murder of Morgan: Lee S. Tillotson’s Ancient Craft Masonry in Vermont Edited and Introduced by Guillermo De Los Reyes The anti-Masonic movement during the 1820s and 1830s is sometimes related by scholars to the development of the American party system. Certainly individuals migrated to the Know Nothing and Whig movements and eventually to the incipient Republican party, but more research is needed. Earl Warren’s Masonic Lodge: Herbert Phillips’ Fifty Year History of Sequoia Lodge Long before Earl Warren was a famous governor of California and then an important Chief Justice of the United States, he was forging a career in Freemasonry. He worked his way up the stairs of the Masonic hierarchy to become Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of California. Meeting Minutes of Naval Lodge No. 4 F.A.A.M. 1812 and 1813 Edited and Introduced by Isaiah Akin These books contain the Meeting minutes of Naval Lodge No. 4 F.A.A.M. of Washington DC for 1812 and 1813, along with articles about the people mentioned and the Washington Navy Yard where many of them worked, and gives insight into Freemasonry in early America. 16