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The disclosure of a H.gh Order in Mason
*y. not revealed tn Bernard or Allyn, norhtth
•no known to exist in this country, has bee»
drawn out in the 'he
by the Committee of the Rhode-Island Legis
'""f**. , •. . . , . . __j
1 he development was f ma A' 1 X ÏOT
the puhl.c eremmlcbtedfor «'TTcöm'
tiomng of individuals permitted by 'he Com
"'° Ät- enjoin
• V C ii, Up,,: ï „in Hazzard onlv hie
ting in Newport, Mr Ben l a ™ n „ r ° _,be
bemg present Gen Isaac Stall1 was *» •
General Stall had been, m effect. d.»n..ud '
r jod.
from the Lodge some years ago.
strictly retained adh rence as a mason, but not
having mingled with them at all, since the Mor
gan conspiracy, nor read much upon that sub
ject, he came before the Committee with little
inducements to conceal as secrets what he
doubtless supposed have been already mad»
public.— 4 Accordingly, in the course of his ex
amination, in answer to questions relating to
the higftfst degrees, he stated that the ' first
Encampment was established here (Rhode Is
land)'by authority derived from New-Ÿork#
and pretty soon after that we established the
Consistory.* The Consistory is the sum and
summit of masonrv in this country.
Following up this clue, it was drawn out
that five members of this Consistory were then
in Newport* and they were all summoned and
sworn, but appeared entirely ignorant of the
Oat ire or derivation of this high Order in ma
sonry. Steph
Recorder. That it
That it derived its authority here from the
Grand Consistory ofthe United States in New
York, and their authority came from France
Witness advanced 8150 for fees of iniation and
getting charter. Win. Cqggeshall, David M
Goggeshall and John Brown, agreed to the -
hove statement in substance Fhev admmitted
it came from New-York in 181*3. *il?d still exist
charter —
• ime
greesin Masonry
An attempt was then made to disdain the'sistory,
charter. The Committee appeared resolved to'f™""
Jbave it produced if in existence, and finding it «he
could not be safelv withheld, it was produced J*
This is the histo
From the East of the most high and power
ful Sovereign Grand Consistory of the Supreme
Chiefs of high masonry, for the United States
of America, its territories, and dependencies,
sitting at the central point, 40 deg. 41 m. N. j si
Let the rebuilding of the holy edifice begun ! or
under the protection of the Grand Arch, of the -P
Universe, be conducted to its end by his blcs
ring, our undertaking, &c. &c, &c.
We, the most illustrious Princes, most pow- 8J,
erfut Sovereign Grand Commanders Grand In-i 0
Spectos Generals of the 33d degree, and
Oificer of jhe most Sovereign Grand Consiste
ry of the United States of v merica, regularly,
constituted by constitutional patents of the 28th
of the 8th month of the T L (tempos lutis.
time of light) 5807: Do declare and certify to.
all brethren, Knights and Princes masters, I"
spread through both hemispheres, that, ha-'
ring upon an extraordinary convocation met '
in general assembly of the Grand Consistory, l>
•he most Powerful Sovereign Grand Command
cr communicated to us a petition, accompa
to our Grand Consistory bv our beloved broth
srs Stephen Ochlois, William Davis, David ]
Merrill, Edward Easton. William Coggeshsll.
Jotm Brown, Isaac Stall, William Douglass,;
David Coggehall and finies Perry, residents
of Newport, State of Rhode-Island, gndrecom- i c
mended-hy our most illustrious brother, John
A. Shaw, our Deputy General Inspector for J
the S lid State! all of whom being severally re-1
cognized in the sublime degree of Princes of
the Royal Secret, and zealously desirous of
working for the advantage and improvement
ofthe royal art in its great perfection: Elicit
front our Grand Consistory that it may be
pleased to authorize them by virtue of consti
tutional patents to establish a Grand Council
of the Sublime Princes ofthe Royal Secret, for
the State of Rhode-Island.
To this . fleet, and for other obvious reasons,
considering dial there exist no Grand Council
of Princes of the Royal Secret within the State
•of Rhode-Island: that a similar establishment
cannot but be useful to the . ropagation of true
masonic principles, and that it is \nece»san/ the
masonte authont</ should he concentrated in one
Single spot wtt/un the sanl State, reposing the
g. test confidence in the zeal and masonic
knowledge of the most illustrious brother Ste
Jihen Hell lois, designated by our most tllus
trions hro hers to preside » the Grand Conn
cil. ami also in the most illustrions {brothers
William Davis and Richatd Merrill, 'as senior
and junior Grand Wardens We haae by u
nanimous consent constituted and instituted
them, and by these presents we Constitute and
institute and give full power, to the most illus
trious brothers Stephen Deblois. William
vis and Richard Merrill, to establish a Grand
Council of the Sublime Princes of the Rotal
Secret in the city of Newport: to take care that
|he statues and general regulations of high ma
ttoory, and these peculiar t* the Grand Consis
Deblois swore he was first
a now in existence.—
yri., never having surrendered \
Those members of it had taken t
ty-two de
by the masons themselves
ry of this disclosure. VVe now present the ,n
charter itself from a certified copy of the orig-.
Imd •—
tory ofthe United States of America be strict-rVtrned.n
!ly observed, and never to admit in it none but said
true and legitimate brothers ofthe sublime ma- en'
, Q 8 , ate ,, nd ?overn the members and
-J. abovc J ld Grand Councd of
P. ^distinctive titlc of Grand Council of,
'he sublime Princes of .he Royal Secret for
of jv' f.
VVe ttjnpowcr t h e saidUrntld Ununci 1 to ap
ÏOT and instafl its Grand Officers, which
nomination and installment is to take place on es
of Se temb er in every year; and we in
enjoin the said Grand Council to cause the ta- But
hie or list of its grand officers and members to ousiy
forwarded to us yearly in the interval be- biff
September and 30th of No- whose
' ^ und(;r ^ of bej depriv , d er
being mi sorted in the general table of the Giad bout
Consistory# which do es every year at that pe- to
r jod. tired
VW grant anti confer to the above said Grand
Council, thus established, the power of inia
ting masters already admitted to the degree of
master masons, to all the degrees, grades and
.nighthood of perfection, and of 'philosophi
cal masonry as far and including the suh
• ime degree of Princes of the Royal Secret, 52d
degree: but in case of the establishment of an
inferior body constituted by our Grand Con
sistory in rhe city where the Grand Council
hold its sittings, the said Grand Council will
lose the right of imating the masters to the de
gree, which shall be conferred by that body«
but it will take from among its members those
it may be in want of for its complement which
shall not exceed the number of t venty-sevei\
pi'. sent, orovided they discover i them the
virtues and qualities requisite: to receive sup
plications in demand of capitulary and con
stitutional charters for the establishment of
Cotinc'S o e es, &c. within the sai l Si »te f
Rhode-Island to authorize them to work the
degrees appertaining to them by conforming
strictly to all the laws, institutes, statues and
general regulations of high masonrv and to
those peculiar to our Grand Consistory, u >
der the obligation of soliciting within six
months our approbation and ratification: to
form demands in its name to the Grand Con
the'sistory, of the United States within six months
to'f™"" *>*«"»« ° f ' h * P', '>°n r s pp ic . n to
it «he *»'<| ^rand Cm. tell; to inspect ami s.i r . ev
J* ie c*labli -binent o per «*c ion and pni
losophical masonry in their mode of work
N B. As it iB of the essence of the sacred e8ts
i principles upon which rests the basis of ou* ^
sublime institution not to tolerate the cor res- ,j
pondence *of instituted bodies with isolated f
bodies and masters who should not exhibit di
plomas of perfect regularity, the Grand Con
j si story invites every mason belonging to its
grand jurisdiction, whether united in bodies to
! or private, carefulv to avoid such corres- x
-P on u nee, and to com! r themselves hence I
forward to the articles ol the general régula t j
tl0ns treating upon that subject. 0
We accord in gl\ entreat «11 our royal and
most illustrious brother masons of every de
8J, e ®* to acknowledge the said Grand Council
In-i 0 *. !. , * ,nt : es T , , K 0 )™ 1 Society for tie State ]y
Grand,^ 11 , "J*® welcome its members f
)cr r ,n Lodges, Chapters, Colleges or sub
°'\ Gl '*' P ro *J |, 8* n g to at '
tclUlon towards those who shall present them
^T a ' 'he Rates of our sacred asylums, thev a
to. . e,n £> provided with titles and reeommenda
I" 0 ": properly attested.
ha-' CUven under our signs, the seal of our arnis, |
met ' h f S' eat 9e;l1 of pnnees of masonry, and the f
l> rlv " te seal of th ^ Sovereign Grand Comman
Jer, ,n a P lace * hcr . cia au i lle P 0 ^ n ' : . < the S 1 '?*
'>eas,tres, the sight of which fills us w.th
J0>, consolation and acknowledgment for eve
tv thing Mat is great ancT good under the Ce
] les '' al Ganopy - . .
New-York, United States of America, sign f
of A T' arlns * the 23 '1 'l ay .p f - the r '*' 1 rn ° n,h
C!,1 *e d - year °* t,c ' 38 , 12 ' < . a , m ac '
i c ° r ^ ,n 5 to the coramo " era > 'he 23d of Janua
DV 1 "*"- . „ .
for J H - CERN E AU. Sovere.gn Grund Imperator
re-1 p' enc ' J de gie , Grand Sovereign Grand
of rnw!s it ?a ntonminni ur
of C ALLAOKR O.COL.Dfc,N, 3d Orand
Minister of State, Grand Imperator General
»aa aegree. , .
be g hT«
®- 1 ' Sover ®'g n Grand Chan
cellor > Grand Imperator General 33d degree.
for -
Thf. Philadelphia Sun contains an article
of great merit from the band of a clergyman,
addressed lo the Freemasons in the sacred
State ministry, exhorting them to abandon the Lod
ges. We make front it the two following ex
true tracts :— M Y. Whig.
the • Can you deny that unnumbered portions ofj
one the sacred records are preverted, and dragged
the in ludicrous mockery into the service of the
Lodge? and especially that the affair of the
Ste- burning bush is not a horrid, impious, and
tllus- heaven daring personification of thegreat Je
Conn- hovah.-that a poor, wicked. A impious worm
of the dust outrageously lies m the face of his
senior fellow men -of fuge,.,' and of God Almigh'tv
u- himself, when he says'Iam that I am'—or
when with fiendlike assurance he vauntinglv
and proclaims « I am the King of Glory.'-Co,d 1
illus- Wieshaupt, or Voltaire, or Paine, or Lucifer
Da-himself cast a greater affront on religion, or a
Grand blacicer stigma on every thing Christians hold
Rotal sacred than thi. is dun f by S masons in their
that mimickry of the • last supper' and their diabol
ma- ical libations from the human scull ; —Surely,
it appears asjthough a conclave must have con
,n K
strict-rVtrned.n Pandemomum-atrJ that lie w|tt»ooc
said ' better to reign m h Hb thn ^srfve in ne
en' propounded the unexpected, butd.umg.
and liigh handed scheme of enlisting the at ow
advocates of piety,-the sentinels on Zimts
wall»,—to Ketray their sacred trust, and un
denrtine the fortress they had vowed to de
f. ml.'
* * * *
''You have wen little children building nous
es of sand, and of snow, and of corn cobs,
in them it is excusable, they knew no better -
But for you, Fathers in Israel, to go industn
ousiy searching round the room for Hiram -
biff who pretends to be dead fifteen days, and
whose representative lies covered up in a Corn
er like stolen goods: for you to be »Iking a
bout Juhela, Jubelo, Jubelum. and pretending
to travel off to mount Moriah, and to be very
tired in walking a few yards; for you to inti
mate that you have found the ark of the tes
t nonv lost for four hundred years,-—and *
bring it forward and discover the pot of man
na and Aaron's rod, is too ridiculous* menda
and abominable for ministers of the gos
pel, and members of "the great Sanhedrim of
Israel. Beside, after joining in all the fulsome,
ami impious mummery of the Lodge until mid
night are yea not utterly unfitted for closet de
votion? Can you after returning from the
Lodge, bless the Lord that you heard his holy
name profaned,—-or that in disobedience to
his command he enabled you to swallow hor
rid oaths:—and that without much emotion,
compunction you heard the holy scriptures
mutilated, and pressed into the service of the
prince of darkness? . And my brethren, how
fe 1 n d*e sab •• th, when standing in
vnur pulpits, you look around among your au
dience, and perceive many of your midnight
coadjutors in folly, in oaths, and in blasphe
my.—and some of the very men with whom
you chanted. 4 We three do agree' looking
vou full in the face while you read. 4 Come
out from among them, and be separate saith
the Lord' or 4 have no fellowship with the un
fruitful works of darkness?*
From the Pennsylvania Telegraph.
The various reports that have been put in
circulation by the Fraternity, and their adhe
rents, respecting the assault committed upon
the Editor of this paper, by the State Treasur
er, as well as a regard for his personal inter
e8ts an( j character, renders it necessary for
^ him, to give the following statement oî facts to
,j le public, the whole of which is Strictly con- lv
f inec j to the truth, and given in the plainest
di- n;nT ation, that every one may understand
its Q n Saturday morning last, as I was going
to t ^ e c a pit 0 i/ about 30 feet from its entrance,
x passed some person wrapped in a cloak, whom
I did not see, to know As I was ascending
t j ie %te p S | f e | t that some one had siezed hold
0 f my cloak, and was attempting to pull me
back: at the same time I wasaccosted. Upon
de- turn | nß . roun d, I saw that it was Alexander
the State T ca-urer, and I immediate
]y sprang to him at the foot of the steps, and
f jemanded what he wanted. He siezed me by
collar, but as soon as I could throw off my
at ' gloves and cloak, I gave him a blow, that
broke his hold and slid him some feet, it being
a snot of ice where we stood , to the lower
Q f v be walk, where I followed him Be
ing evidently disappointed at the reception he
| lad rae t, he kept at about two yards distant
the f rom me , and commenced a parley; saving
tha( ,, e wanted to know the reason of my puli
'?*- lishing the article that appeared in my paper
w.th ahout 8 the time ofhis ele ' c ï ion . , re .,i ie ^
eve- r;msc - |t was lnv p i erls „ r<; to do 5f)- and tbat
Ce- w „ u ] d 0 | )ta - m no or j,,. r reason or explanation
from me at that time or place He pronoun
sign f Vj jt a (;ross and ; n f amolls libel, and ! asser
n,h ted it as the truth, which I stood ready to es
ac ' tablish before a court of justice. This dccla
tat j on enrage a him, and to me he gave evi
. dence of his being under the influence of li
He otteret f oath after oath , ofthe vilest
and m , )St degrading character, and put himself
into an attitude of hostilité; we met, and I gave
hira setera | blows, the force of which was
pr ; nc ip a tl v broken, by his efforts to guard his
face—several marks of blood were however
visible, when he retreated, and made for a heap
0 j. wastl . j,, ■' that lav near, where lie ca iz't
up a strip of plan £ 8 ; x 0 r eight feet long, a^d
advanced towards me. But hearing sortie
threats from me if he attempted to use his
weapon, and perhaps thinking that he would
not be able to strike me. he dropped it. foam
Lod- ing with rage, and uttering towards me the
ex- most abusive epithets, disgraceful oaths and
bitter menantes; for which he received sever
ofj al blows, that brought from him apparently a
pretty plentiful flow of blood. He siezed the
the plank again, but was soon induced to drop it.
the and take his wav towards the west wins of thè
and Capitol-now his spirits seemed to have sunk,
Je- and in his retreat he charged me, in a mourn
worm ft,! and desponding fone, with having first at
his tacked and attemnted tr» LG
bulging that he had never done me an inii.rvZL»t
had a ? family of seven children to sin,',or,
1 wonderi he had no morefand thl 'T
imving ^
or a madelin attack upon his life and wished m
hold asassinate him This I denied and told h *
their S" he ^hadliroughuhe chastisei^nt upon him
self, bv obstructing mv passage unprovoked
\t this instant when the State
con- had taken his way towards his offifg, md'l
do v<
was about putting on my cloak and gloves, a
mob of some thirty or more persons, rushed
from the rotunda to the steps of the Vestibule,
at the head of whom appeared Henry Simpson,
[known as the standing candidate for any offict j
and some of the prominent masons, office hold .,
ers and friends of the administration. At the
sight of this force Mahon's spirit, seemed to re
suscitate, and he cried loudly against me, sav
ing that 1 had attacked, abused and beat him.
This cry v. as answered by a general volley of
oaths and impiecations, which I will not "dis
grace paper to record; Simpson flew to Mah
on and leading him to, they siezed hold of
but at one effort I dislodged both. Mahon
ran for his club. I then drew a dirk and said
that I should not attempt to fight the St-.te
House mob, but warned every one of them
to attempt to lay hands upon me at their peril.
Seeing no prospect of forcing my way throiili
the mob into the capitol, and being pursued by
a drunken and enraged antagonist, armed with
a heavy club, I deemed it most prudent to
treat and deliberately walked into town. Thus
ended the attempt, of the State Treasurer of
Pennsylvania and the masonic office holders,
and sattellites to muzzle the LIBERTY OF
THE PRESS. Ï was not injured in the
least. ' *
During the affray the State Treasurer asser
ted upon every opportunity that I made the at
tack upon him. This every reader will see is
not true. I told him, repeatedlv, that I had
no desire to hurt his frail tenement, and that it
was only in self-d««fence that I disgraced my
self bv touching him. and that whenever he. de
sisted from abusing with his tongue I should
let him alone.
As a runner or porter was passing, he called
him and offered to pay him well if he would
come and whip me. The runner laughed at
him and passed on.
From the circumstances that transpired and
some facts that have {recently come to my
knowledge I have reason to believe that the at
tack of Mahon was a preconcerted thing—a
conspiracy entered into by several, and 'hat
his only object was to detain me until the in
formation could be carried into the house,
where he had assurance of all the help peces
in sary to infllict upon me the chastisement inten*
ded. This is evident from the character and
spirit of the mob that came to his relief* It ia -i,
singular also that only one person friendly to |
me was amongst them, and he by accident, be- I
ing passing at the time,
to The Fraternity immediately raised and wide- $
lv spread a report that l had drawn a dirk up
on Mahon and run it through his ear . The g
authors of that report are liars in intention in
fact, I drew no dirk, Until assaulted by Sitnp><* I
son and the mob.
1 understand that Simpson denies that he
took hold of me, and says that he can 'obtain 1
certificates to that effect from some of his cro
nies'. We shall expect therefore to see them I
me spreacTbefore the public. But there are others 1
that witnessed the fact, and he has already been
charged with it by a member of the Legislature
whose integrity is unimpeachable and unquts-^
and tionable.
by The State Treasurer says he is a pure man*
my and all the stories respecting his profligacy are I
that lies,
it. The Frigate Potomac We L
thè le.ree ik-ee, lœ ,T • , have seen a
sunk, gate Potomac (then lWn^in th
harbor of R o laneiroTwhie^
at- mi tiers cornait the L7„ '- h * iWr
u- i* 8 cont * ,n8 a the »oliowing intelligence.
of *°- ^
inii.rvZL»t M œ • V- , vlz: 1 canno t
Pk insufficiently high terms of'he perform*
****** she sails wind, and is
^ C1 f ded,y ,h ' «?-boa. I have ever had
m ' n ' ''f ba '^ r y not one atom toohea
* vy . for her ' and "jj* has not hroken the pitch in
him- Ratest harmony"exists
d • d ' nd OUr mess ls a ? harm ' a » one. We
"re m e\ ery respect a man of war, and no doubt
md'l oncalltd fodl''^ Ida? if
Very well, will that gentleman tell how 1
long it is since he visited some of the public
brothels? And whether common report lies
when it says that he had been kicked out of ev
ery bawdy house in town, not a month before
his late election! These are important ques
tions to put to a man that has such a r ego'
for his family.
From the Columbus (Ohio) Register and Review.
Q3"Not long since we received a letter front
a much esteemed correspondent in Pennsyl
vania, which comained the following paragraph,
* At an informal meeting of the Pennsviva-,
nia delegation to the National Republican Con
vention, in a private room, a Mr. Stone from
New-York, came in and made a speech, in the
course of which he said: ' That he wished the
members of the convention who were masons
to unite in an addressjo the brethren in the U
nited States, and urged them to give up their
charters, as at present they lay under a heavy
reproach and justly too, said he for / myself
teas in the Crand Lodge xvhen money
led to the abductors and Murderers of Mar
He was here interrupted by aloud and broad
hi ,s« I know not that he knew there were some
antimasons present.'
Now what
vs Col. Wnt. L. StOtfe to this?
Is he the man referred to? From the
known character of Mr Stone.
we are
ed in the belief that he will answer these ques
tions decisively and promptly.

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