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From the Latin word palmifer, meaning a palm-bearer.
A name given in the time of the Crusades to a pilgrim, who, coming back from the holy war after having accomplished his vow of pilgrimage, exhibited upon his return home a branch of palm bound round his staff in token of it.
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.
The sixteenth letter of the English and Greek alphabets, and the seventeenth of the Hebrew, in which last-mentioned language its numerical value is 80, is formed thus 9, signifying a mouth in the Phenician.
The sacred name of God associated with this letter is in Hebrew , Phodeh or Redeemer.
He was buried at New Rochelle, hut in 1819 William Cobbett took his body to England. Conway wrote a biography of him which says that the preface to his essay on Freemasonry was probably written by his devoted friend, Colonel John Fellows.called also the Holy Land on account of the sacred character of the events that have occurred there, is situated on the coast of the Mediterranean, stretching from Lebanon south to the borders of Egypt, and from the thirty-fourth to the thirty-ninth degrees of longitude.
It was conquered from the Canaanites by the Hebrews under Joshua 1450 years B. They divided it into twelve Confederate States according to the Tribes. S., was sent out with authority to act as circumstances might demand, and as the delicacy and the importance of the enterprise required.
Brother Coleman says: "Under this authority, a delegate went from the United States to Jerusalem and calling together a competent number of those named in the Warrant, and others, the Lodge was regularly and constitutionally organized and has had many years of prosperous existence up to the issuance of this volume." The first Degree was conferred at the Mediterranean Hotel, afterwards a Lodge-room was established near the Joppa Gate.Paine's acquaintance with prominent Freemasons on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean has doubtless had much to do with the claim often made for his membership in the Craft.A meeting with Brother Franklin in London obtained for him introductions to the leaders in the Colonies and he sailed there in 1774 where he became editor of the Pennsylvania Gazette.General Paez was also first Grand Master of Venezuela and on May 1, 1840, he became the first Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, of his country. In 1925 the representative at Washington of the Venezuelan Department of State presented the sword of Brother Paez to General John J.Pershing, also a member of the Craft and Commander of the American Army during the World War.