An official report, by William Sprague, Jr. one of the committee of the House of Representatives of Rhode-Island, upon the subject of Masonry

Providence: printed at the office of the Daily Advertiser, 1832. First edition, 8vo, pp. 23, [1]; self-wrappers, stitched, as issued; light chipping and text toned; all else very good. "Sprague was a dissenting member of the [Legislative] Committee. The Committee held that Masonic secrets, such as signs, grips, words, etc. were of no importance, while Sprague insisted that such secrets should be made public. His report is also interesting as showing the result of the coalition between the Democrats and Anti-Masons of Rhode Island." In an appendix, Sprague claims that the Committee learned that there was a new order of Masonry, not previously revealed by Bernard or Allyn. Boston Public, AAS an NY Historical in OCLC; American Imprints 14513; Bartlett, p. 244; Sabin 89720. Item #56643

Price: $350.00

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