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MASONIC GUIDE. I
DIRECTION OF MEMBERS OF THAT
ANCIENT AND HONOURABLE FRATERNITY,
AS WELL AS
FOR THE INFORMATION OF THOSE, WHO MAY BE DESIROUS
Southern district of New York, ss. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the eleventh day of December, in the fortysecond year of the Independence of the United States of America. George Long, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
* The New Free-mason's Monitor ; or. Masonic Guide. For the direction of members or that ancient and honourable traternity, as well as for the information of those, who may be desirous of becoming acquainted with its principles. By James Hardie, A. M."
In conformity to the 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 an act, entitled " An act, supplementary to an 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 extendo ing the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
WE, whose names are hereunto subscribed, do certify, that we have perused, with much satisfaction, a work entitled “ The New Freemason's Monitor; or, Masonic Guide. For the direction of members of that ancient and honourable fraternity, as well as for the information of those, who may be desirous of becoming acquainted with its principles. By James Hardie, A. M. ;” and consider it as a very valuable publication.
We, therefore, earnestly beg leave to recommend it to the attention of our brethren, and sincerely wish, that our brother, the author, may receive a suitable reward for bis labour and assiduity.
Philip Becanon, P. M. Trinity Lodge.
Master of I. R. A. No. 2.
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