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Lol the troll is over here too.
Now he is resorting to calling people lame and making fun of their avatar.
Wonder what your next thread will be.
Keep quoting your one source vs something that is very well documented.
My one source is a letter found in the library of congress where he states that he has only been in a Lodge in once or twice in 30 freaking years. I think my source wins vs your "documentation."
All he said was "well, he laid a rock somewhere with a bunch of Masons once, and once or twice in 30 years can still be a Mason - he just had bad attendance."
reply to post by boymonkey74
I have no cause other than to show that Washington was not a Mason. He was involved in Masonry when he was young and impressionable and later left, and Masons decided they would claim him anyways.
reply to post by FreeWillAnomaly
It is getting ripped apart just fine, so fine even that this point I would just be throwing gas on the fire.
He was a mason nothing wrong with that.
reply to post by AugustusMasonicus
Is it possible he only meant "English" lodges?
I am not an expert on this, but you may know if there was at the specific time period an actual difference between "American" and "English" lodges.
He did specify it that way, so he may only be referring to that.
He could have had good attendance.
Just a thought. Maybe ya'll know specifically?
After the American Revolution, independent U.S. Grand Lodges formed themselves within each state. Some thought was briefly given to organising an overarching "Grand Lodge of the United States," with George Washington (who was a member of a Virginian lodge) as the first Grand Master, but the idea was short-lived. The various state Grand Lodges did not wish to diminish their own authority by agreeing to such a body.
reply to post by Fitzgibbon
Don't worry, I won't mind. I haven't insulted anyone but an Avatar (haha check the word play). I am entitled to my opinion of lame avatar guy's avatar.
I think I have proven that Washington was not a Mason to anyone capable of critical thought.
Oh, and don't get too upset if snitching on nothing renders nothing beneficial.
However, it does not pertain to this letter. He could not have presided over a British lodge when he was living in America, so there would have been no confusion there.