When asked how he came to be a Mason, President McKinley explained:

“After the battle of Opequam, I went with the surgeon of our Ohio regiment to the field where there were about 5,000 Confederate prisoners under guard. Almost as soon as we passed the guard, I noticed the doctor shook hands with a number of Confederate prisoners. He also took from his pocket a roll of bills and distributed all he had among them. Boy-like, I

When asked how he came to be a Mason, President McKinley explained:2024-01-19T00:09:43-06:00

President Benjamin Franklin on Freemasonry

Freemasonry has tenets peculiar to itself. They serve as testimonials of character and qualifications, which are only conferred after due course of instruction and examination. These are of no small value; they speak a universal language, and act as a passport to the attentions and support of the initiated in all parts of the world. They cannot be lost as long as memory retains its

President Benjamin Franklin on Freemasonry2024-01-19T00:09:15-06:00

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