Vindication of General Washington from the stigma of adherence to secret societies ... communicated by the request of the House of Representatives, to that body, on the 8th of March, 1837, with the proceedings which took place on its reception. Together with a letter to Daniel Webster

Boston: printed by Ezra Lincoln, 1841. 8vo, pp. 48; removed from binding, wanting wrappers; waterstain in the top corner of the last half of text, else very good. First published in 1837, this is apparently an enlarged edition. "This vehement denunciation of Freemasonry was written by a Pennsylvania governor, Thomas Ritner, who rose to power as a candidate of the anti-Masonic party. Ritner uses letters and extracts from Washington's associates and scholars to belittle the fraternity as an inconsequential part of the first president's life" (OCLC). American Imprints 41-4502; Sabin 71585. Item #55633

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