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the pages of this volume bear ample testimony. He who pa. tronizes them must be the patron of fools, and the more grand the more ridiculous. Let us suppose the Masonic association public; let us suppose ,a free admission to the public to witness all the ceremonies: would they be borne with ?' Could such an institution maintain itself in the face of day? No. Then why should it be kept up in secret, and why should it have the patronage of you, the Chief Magistrate ?

It is known, even among Masons, that what is called the charitable part of Masonry is an addition, which the scrutinizing eye of the public rendered necessary, in the early part of the last century, as a cloak for the mysterious, the nonsensical parts. Without the pretence to charity and brotherhood, Masonry could not have survived the last century. This, therefore, is no reason why it should be now continued, as, whatever is good, may be preserved or transferred, and whatever is foolish and frivolous abolished

There is evidence of progressing shame among the Masons, in the circumstance of the United Grand Lodge having abrogated the host of degrees above or beyond the Royal Arch. -- That was a curtailing of the nonsense, and we may hope that the shame will grow toward its immediate extinction, or that it be legislatively dealt with as all other secret associations have been dealt with. I pride myself upon the exposure, and from good information I learn, that I have shamed hundreds of Masons from the association, and even some of those who have not left it have expressed their shame, and pronounced it all trick and nonsense. Some person, professing to be a Secretary to a London Lodge, came to our shop in Fleet-street, and said, that new words, grips, and signs, had been rendered imperative, and were about to be adopted; he also observed, that the Grand Lodge had better bave paid my fines than have witnessed such an exposure.

Other exposures have been made, during the last balf year: that of the Odd Fellows is complete : and we are deficient in exposing none of the secret associations, but that called the “ Orange," of which your brother of York is the secret Grand Patron.

The exposure of the Idol of the Jews and Christians, of which I sent your Majesty a copy, has also made, and is still making, a great noise. The Vice Society threatens a prosecution, and we wait for them, not in tears, but in smiles. This morning an elderly and respectable looking gentleman entered the shop and insisted that the painted God was not the idol of the Jews and Christians : " it is Carlile's God which you sell for a shilling :” and vain was the answer, that Carlile kept no God, that he had “ no idol but your Majesty.'

I crave your Majesty's patronage for the present volume of “ The Republican," and I pledge myself to your Majesty, in return, to go onward in making all the necessary and useful exposures of the abuses which exist among or are imposed upon, mankind. And in case the Vice Society prosecute, and a jury be found to perjure themselves by finding law offended where no law exists--that your Majesty will order your Attorney-General to enter a check to further proceedings—o further imprisonment, for an exposure of an abuse of this kind. Respectfully, Fleet-street, Dec, 28, 1895.


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No. 1.-An exposure of Freemasonry! Letter 1, to William

Williams, Esq., M. P, Provincial Grand Master of the society of

Free Masons for the county of Dorset, exposing the degree of

the Entered Apprentice.

No. 2,-Letter 2, to William Williams, &c. on the degree of the

Entered Apprentice.---Report of the presentation of a second peti-
tion to the House of Commons for R. Carlile, by Mr. Brougham.
Letter from Caodid with a note in answer on Fatalism. Letter
from Ephraim Smooth. Letter to the King.
» No. 3.-Letter 3, to William Williams, &c. in exposure of the
second degree in Masonry. Letter to the King.

No. 4. Conclusion of Letter 3 to William Williams, &c. and

Lettet 4 on the third degree in Masonry. Letter to the King.

Notice of “ John Bull's” notice of the print of the Jewish and

Christian God.

No. 5.--Letter to the Editor by Mr. Heinekin of Bradfordi

Letter to Mr. Peel, with a professed refutation of the Age of Rea-
son.” Letter to Charlton Byam Wollaston, Esq. Visiting Magis-
trate for Dorchester Gaol, on the conduct of the Gaoler. Letter
from William Jones of Hull on the death of William Stephens.
Letter from James Lowe, Letter to Dr. Adam Clarke and other
Methodist preachers by Mr. William Milburn of Stocktoni
Ghosts considered by Allen Davenport. Notices of the Devil,
Report of Progress, Newgate Magazine, Clarke's Letters, Haley,
Mackey and subscriptions.

No.6.-Letter 5, to William Williams, Esq. with a copy of and

comment on an ancient Masonic document. Letters to the

Hammersmith on the death of William White. Letter from

Ephraim Smooth. Letter to the King.

No.9.-Letter 6, to William Williams, Esq. continued, containing

the Masonic degrees of Intimate Secretary; Intendant of fhe Build-

ings or Master in Israel ; Past Master, Excellent Mason ; Super-

excellent Mason: Nine elected Knights. Letter from J. Jack-

son of Hull. Letter from Hiram the Second with a poetical squib.

Dr. Stoddart, a blasphemer of the Christian Religion and of the

Gods of the Christicoles. The God for a shilling. Letter from

W. V. Holmes.

No. 10.--Letter 6, to William Williams Esq. concluded, des-

cribing the masonic degrees of the Elect of Nine, Second Elect of

Nine, Third Elect of Fifteen. Priestly order of Israel; Irish

Master; Noahites or Prussian Kaights, Red Cross Sword of Ba.

bylon and Knights of the Sword of the East. Letter to the


No. 11.--The reply of Leucippus to Mr. Heinekin of Bradford.

Notice of a magisterial affair between Beauchamp and Heath of

Enfield. Letter from Ephraim Smooth with a note by R. Carlile.

Letter to the King.

No. 12.—Letter to the Duke of York on the Royal Arch De:

gree of Masonry. Justice versus Religion, a dialogue. Letter
from W.W, R. on the Triple Tau of the Masons with an acknow,
ledgment by R. Carlile. -Reflections on Horseback, by Regula-
tor, No. 8.

Letters to the King. Letters from John Cameron of
Bolton to the Rev. George Harris and Richard Carlile. Letter
from 'and to Mr, Robert Green of Norwich with a subscription.
Letter from Ephraim Smooth.

No. 13.—Letter 2, to the Duke of York on the Royal Arch
Degree of Masonry. Letter from S. A. Mackey on the Triple
Tau of the Masons. Letters to the King. To Richard Carlile
from. An Enemy to Persecution Letter from T. A. C. with
three chapters from “ Le Bon Sens.” Letter of General Alexan:
der Smyth on the Apocalypse of St. John.

No. 14. - Letter I to the Duke of Sussex on the Knight Tem-
plar's Degree of Masonry. American Talent. Intellectual Eco-
nomy. Notice of William Haley.

No. 15.-- Letter 2 to the Duke of Sussex on the Rosicrucian

Degrees of Masonry. Letter from a Well Wisher on the system

of Paper Money. Letter from Leucippus. ' Ditto from Jolm

Smithson. Ditto to the King. Ditto from Yarmouth with a


No. 16.-A charge to the whole fraternity of Free Masons.

Correspondence between Dr. Cooper of Columbia College, South
Carolina and Mr. William Sampson, Barrister of New York,
the English Common Law, Letter from the Wife of an Odd Fel-
low,” exposing that nonsense.

Letter from Togodubiline expo-
sing the association of Druids. Letters to the King. Miscella-
neous Extrats.

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No. 17.+An Oration delivered at Concord. April 19, 1825,
by Edward Everett. Notices from Dorchester Gaol, The
Kings's late new demands for money considered by Shebago.

No. 18.--Letter 1 to John S. Harford, a member of the Vice

Society, on his villainous memoir of Thomas Paine. The Jew and

the God. :

No. 19.-Letter 2 to John S. Harford. A review of two works

on the English Common Law by William Sampson. Extracts

from the letters of Masonic friends. Letter to the Editor of the

New Times. Letters to the King.

- No. 20.-An oration delivered on Monday the fourth of July,

1825, at Boston. United States of America, by Charles Sprague.

Gaol Matters. Letter to the Commissioners of the Treasury.

Report to the Magistrates of Dorset in Session assembled. Let-

ter to the King, Last Moments of Thomas Paine.

No. 21.-Liberation! An Address to the Republicans of the

Island of Albion. Letters to the Editor of the New Times.

Correspondence between James Smith of Fordmoss and the

Reverend David Aitkin of Etal. Letters to the Editors of the

Newgate Magazine by Richard Carlile and Robert Gourlay.

Letter from Mrs. Wright concerning the Odd Fellows.

No. 22.-Joint Stock Book Company. Address to the Re-

publicans of the Island of Albion. "Letter from John Lee. . A

second Call to Unbelievers, by Shebago. Synopsis of the Jew

Books and of Christianity, by ditto. The Utility and Blessings

of Christianity and the probability of a Nation or Community

of Atheists considered, by ditto. Impromptu, on hearing of the

liberation of Richard Carlile. Letter from W. V. Holmes with a


No. 23.-An Address delivered at the laying of the corner

stone of the Bunker Hill Monument by Daniel Webster. Letter,

of congratulation from Mr. Wm. Paul Rogers. Queries, instruc-

tions, and comfort for the religiously afflicted, by Shebago. A

specimen of Irish Religion and Irish knowledge copied from the

Morbing Herald. Notice of Dr. Oliathus Gregory, with his speech

to the Mechanics of Deptford. Sun or fire worship, the original

worship or religion of mankind. Letter from an Antiquary.

Congratulatory Address from Glasgow to Mr. Carlile. Letter

from John Smith of Nottingham. Ditto from Mr. R. T. Webb.

Notice of the errival in London of R. Carlile.

· No. 24.-An address to the Albionites, with a notice of John

Cooke the Saddler of Exeter. Dialogue between Parson Knot-

tesford and Mr. Lancaster. Ten Reasons why Tithes should be

abolished." Letter from Benedict Norton. Letter from Mr.

Hardman with a note. Letter from M, Le Clerc of Paris, Letter

from C. W. Harris. Letter from Mr. B. Hart of Bristol. Notice

with regard to subscriptions. Letter from J. G. on the great
check given to learning and science by the introduction of Chris-

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tianity. Notice of Paine's Birth Day. Of London. Of the
Money Market, Banking System, Stocks, Public Credit, &c.
Letter from Thomas Hood.

No. 25.-Banks, Paper Money, Stocks, Funding System, Fi-
nance, being a review of Mr. Paine's Decline and Fall of the En-
glish System of Finance. Dialogue between the Greek Philoso-
pher Epictetus and his Son. Religious State of the United
States of North America, Letter from John Cameron. Mission-
aries, a paper, by Shebago. Letter from George Weir. Notice
for the regulation of prices.

No, 26.-A letter from Mr. Thomas Beard of Manchester in
defence of the historical evidences of Christianity. James Hall
not.Cobbet. Letter from an Inquirer with a note in answer.
Irving and the Doctors, a letter from Mr. R. T. Webb, Letter
from a lover of distinctions as to a national name. Ditto from
a Past Grand Odd Fellow, Ditto from Thomas Turton, on the
doctrine of Necessity.

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