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GENERAL AHIMAN REZON; ,
A DELINEATION OF THE TRUE PRINCIPLES
SPECULATIVE AND OPERATIVE, RELIGIOUS AND MORAL.
COMPILED FROX TAR WRITINOS OT
THE MOST APPROVED AUTHORS,
With notes and occasional remarks
BY SAMUEL COLE, P. M.
In principio erat Sermo ille, et Sermo ille erat apud Deum, eratque ille Sermo Dens,
Evangelium Secundum annem.
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY BENJAMIN EDES:
District of Maryland, ss. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-seventh day of October, in the
forty first year of the independence of the United States of America, Samuel Cole, and Benjamin Edes, of the said District, have deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words
following, to wit: “The Freemasons' Library, and General Ahiman Rezon; containing a “delineation of the true principles of Freemasonry, Speculative and Opera"stive, Religious and Moral: compiled from the writings of the most approvWed Authors, with Notes and occasional Remarks. By Samuel Cole, P. M. "Of Concordia and Cassia Lodges, P. G. S. of the G. L. of Md. K. T. “K. M. &c. In principio erat Sermo ille, et Sermo ille erat apud Deum; “eratque ille Sermo Deus-Evangelium Secundum Joannem.-At first she “will walk with him by crooked ways, and bring fear and dread upon him, "and prove himn by her discipline, until she may trust his soul, and try him
by her laws. Then will she return the straight way unto him, and comfort “him and shew him her secrets.-Ecclesiasticus.
In conformity to an act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;” and also to the act, entitled, “ An act supplementary to the act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints."
PHILIP MOORE, Clerk of the District of Maryland.
SANCTION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MARYLAND.
WHEREAS, By a Resolution of the GRAND LODGE of Maryland, Brothers P. P. ECKEL, H. S. KEATINGE, W. FRICK, E. G. WOODYEAR and G. R. STEWART, were appointed a Committee to superintend the publication of a new edition of the AHIMAN REZON, proposed to be pubJished by Brother SAMUEL COLE, under the title of the FREEMASONS' LIBRARY, and to give the same the sanction of the GRAND LODGE:
BE IT KNOWN, That said Committee having examined said Work, do find it, in every respect, worthy of the sanction of the GRAND LODGE, and consequently recommend it to all masons, as a Faithful Guide.
PHILIP P. ECKEL,
(A note, of which the following is a copy, was received by
the Compiler before the Grand Lodge Committee (of whom the writer is a member) were called upon for their opinion and sanction of the Work. I take pleasure in annexing it to the foregoing Certificate.]
I have perused your manuscript copy of the “Freemasons' Library, &c.” with much satisfaction. Your arrangement of the different degrees in Masonry is judicious, your selections from different autbors pleasing; and your quotations from Holy Writ, useful and instructive. As far as I am capable of judging, it is the best work of the kind I have seen: believing, that it will serve the experienced brother as a useful remembrancer, and the young beginner in Masonry as a correct and pleasing instructor. Your Brother,
PH. P. ECKEL.