Today the former is universally regarded as one of the most famous speeches in American history; the latter is largely forgotten. Why is this short speech so memorable?
For more information, see: There are many who are sometimes thought to be Masons.
In addition, there have been a few who were thought to be Masons simply because of their affiliation with other Masons - and some think that everything ties in to everything else somehow and so the concept that "Brothers Movers" might just happen to be Jim, Larry, and Stan Smith is far too simple to contemplate.
Few readers of this page will be familiar with the details of the Anglo-Boer War of but this particular paragraph from the Quatuor Coronati Research Lodge England seems particular appropriate - and reminds us that the fantasy of associating non-Masons with the fraternity in order to create the appearance of conspiracies has been going on for more than a century.
General De Wet became a hero among the Boers, always keeping just one step ahead of the British, yet still worrying them like a terrier whenever the opportunity presented itself.
One brother wrote to the Editor of the AQC the annual publication of the research papers submitted to the lodge: Tommy is getting more convinced every day that De Wet is a freemason. The general opinion of Mr. Atkins is that he will never be caught, as both Lords Roberts and Kitchener are freemasons, and for this reason it has been decided to let him alone.
Broad generalizations are absurd, particularly in instances such as this and the religious beliefs of the many involved in the American Revolution simply cannot be so easily generalized. More insidiously, the tie between Deism and Freemasonry is made incorrectly and maliciously.
Sam Adams, the organizer of the Boston Tea Party, was not a Mason although he did participate in events involving Masons including his supporting a petition to support the orphans of Provincial Grand Master Joseph Warren who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill and the laying of a cornerstone in his position as governor of Massachusetts by then Grand Master Paul Revere.
Multiple books published by the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts do not list him as a Mason: One was a member of Trinity Lodge, Lancaster, an undistinguished person. This was in ; the Samuel Adams died in In his autobiography "Stachmo", Mr.
Armstrong makes reference to his membership in the Knights of Pythias - another fraternal organization which engages in charitable and fraternal causes. Joseph Walkes, President of the Phylaxis Society. Armstrong is also shown in the excellent reference book, "Freemasonry: A Celebration of the Craft" but there is no further information on him there.
Based on lack of evidence, it must be concluded that Mr. Armstrong was NOT a Mason. See also the website entry here.
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