These investigations into the traditions and practices of the ancient Craft in the East, were supported in 1867 by contributions amounting to ,000 and an organization was effected of Master Masons.
A ritual was prepared to include various signs, words and ceremonies, obtained by Doctor Morris from Eastern Freemasons. Coleman, of Kentucky, became Supreme Chancellor of the Order and in 1906 he published at Louisville, for the Society, a guide to the ceremonies and lectures entitled the Pilgrim Knight.
He was not a Freemason, but wrote An Essay on the Origin of Freemasonry, with no other knowledge of the Institution than that derived from the writings of Smith and Dodd, and the very questionable authority of Prichard's Masonry Dissected.
Then he attacked Washington bitterly, came to the United States, but while his services to the country were gratefully remembered, his blunt discourtesy to the President and other old friends could not be forgotten.
For one so little acquainted with his subject, he has treated it with considerable ingenuity.
Paine was born in England in 1737, and died in New York, in 1809.
Saul united it into one kingdom, and David enlarged its territories. C., it was divided into the two kingdoms of Israel and Judea, the latter consisting of the Tribes of Judah and Benjamin, and the former of the rest of the Tribes. C., both kingdoms were subdued by the Persians and Babylonians, and after the captivity only the two Tribes of Judah and Benjamin returned to rebuild the Temple. He arrived in Jerusalem February 17, 1867, and continued his labors of excavating in many parts of the city, with some interruptions, until 1871, when he returned to England.
With Palestine, or the Holy Land, the mythical, if not the authentic, history of Freemasonry has been closely connected. During his operations, he kept the Society in London constantly informed of the progress of the work in which he and his associates were so zealously engaged, in a majority of eases at the imminent risk of their lives and always that of their health.