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UNION SOLDIER MASONIC TEXTBOOKS A great pair of Masonic text books owned by Merrick Whitney, of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, who enlisted as a private and was mustered into company G, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on July 19, 1861, and was mustered out for disability on January 26, 1863. Includes: The Masonic Text-Book: Containing the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, Master Mason, Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master, Royal Arch, Royal and Select Master; Orders of Knight of the Red Cross, Knights Templars, and Knights of Malta. All Beautifully Illustrated, and Duly Arranged According to the Most Ancient Mode of Work and Lectures, With useful Guides and Instruction for the Craft, by Jeremy L. Cross 1857. Identified in ink as belonging to Whitney, fine condition. Along with The Pocket Trestle-Board: A Text Book for Lodges and Learners, Carefully Adapted to the Work and Lectures of Ancient Craft Masonry with a Practical Digest of the Laws of the Lodge, by Charles Moore, Boston, 1861. Interior of front cover contains a short note from Whitney that states concerning a canteen, lost pass to hospital, keeping a rebel belt to bring to father, etc. Cover is loose, else very good. Two books.
Estimate $ 250-350

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