• Being persuaded that a just application of the principles, on which the Masonic Fraternity is founded, must be promote of private virtue and public prosperity, I shall always be happy to advance the interests of the Society, and to be considered by them as a deserving brother.

    George Washington, William Wright Abbot, Philander D. Chase, Dorothy Twohig, Mark A. Mastromarino (1996). “The Papers of George Washington: July-November 1790”
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