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Masonic Invisible Empire

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR AND MASONIC TRAITORS

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Masonic Traitors in the Confederacy

Masonic cabalism, as opposed to biblical Judaism, was practised in America in the 18th Century.  In the colonial days American leaders used the British Empire’s Freemasonic lodges as political clubs before they turned against the British Crown in the War of American Independence, sometimes known as the American Revolution.

During the War of American Independence the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry was started principally by two men: a nominal Christian and a nominal Jew.  Moses Michael Hays started up in Newport, Rhode Island, while almost simultaneously British General Augustine Prevost conquered Charleston, South Carolina, and set up a secret-police apparatus, which would become the Scottish Rite headquarters after the British Army left.

They came to these locations from the Jewish quarter of Curacao, the Dutch West India company’s slave concentration camp, situated in the south Caribbean Sea.  Among the leaders were the Lopez and de Leon families.  All were millionaires in the black slave trade, a combination of British Tories who remained to bankroll the slave trade and the slave traders after the War of Independence ended in 1783.  Moses Michael Hays was himself a banking partner of the highest Massachusetts Anglo-Saxon Blueblood Tories.  Trading in slavery they were soon to plunge into opium trafficking.

The embittered slave owners and slave traders joined the Scottish Rite leadership in Charleston, South Carolina, and also in New Orleans, Louisiana, after they had been forced to free Caribbean black slave revolts in the 1790s.  The Caribbean attracted much attention from those who aspired to expand colonialism around that time.

Resistant blacks in Haiti forced hereditary slavemaster Count Alexandre de Grasse to flee from Haiti to Charleston, where he founded the Scottish Rite ”Mother Lodge” in 1801.  A year later de Grasse went back to help Napoleon Bonaparte’s military campaign in favour of the French planters against Haiti’s independence.  The blacks, who had been freed since 1794, were fighting against re-enslavement.  This led in 1804 to a series of massacres in a vicious race war that Napoleon ultimately lost.  With the departure of Napoleon’s forces from Haiti in 1804, a negro republic was erected almost entirely of African descendants.  Hence, Haiti is the oldest independent black republic in the world today, with Roman Catholicism the established religion and French the country’s language.

Count Alexandre de Grasse spent a lot of energy around this period establishing Freemasonry in various places.  The previous year (1803) he had set up the Scottish Rite in British Jamaica to help British govern their three million slaves on that island.

After the Haiti debacle, still under Napoleon, de Grasse created a Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite for France.  He was to remain head of the Scottish Rite in France after the fall of Napoleon.   In 1805, de Grasse established a Scottish Rite Supreme Council in Milan two months before Napoleon arrived there to be declared King of Italy.  (It is not the purpose of this chapter to give Napoleon special treatment here as he has been documented, after a fashion, elsewhere in this publication. LINK)

By the 1820s and 1830s Masonry in the US had been widely condemned as a would-be dictatorial grouping and was virtually run out of the country.  With British assistance the Masonic lodges were reintroduced under the Scottish Rite at Charleston, South Carolina, as a force for Southern secession.  Ever since the 1840s the Scottish Rite continuously dominated the US Freemasonic structure.  The Scottish Rite dispenses the fourth and higher degrees of initiation, up to the thirty-third degree.  It is divided into a Southern and Northern jurisdiction, with the latter a politically subordinate faction based in Boston.

To this day, the lodges at Charleston in South Carolina and Newport in Rhode Island, together with lodges in forty-eight other States, and in the district of Columbia - where the Mother Lodge now stands – are all Sister Grand Lodges of the Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland, Freemasons’ Hall, 96 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Slave trading and free trading was for long synonymous in Britain’s school of economics and the Masonic Brotherhood is the cuckoo with its eggs in every nest.  Had Napoleon known the secret of the British Empire and not underestimated Freemasons as a set of imbeciles who meet to make good cheer and perform ridiculous fooleries, he might well have had a better result at Waterloo against the Masonic Duke of Wellington.

With the multicultural Masonic menagerie unrestricted by territory boundaries, the Brotherhood gradually cemented its catenarian arch over all the traitors hoping to gravitate toward positions of power during the antebellum period in America and thereafter in an anticipated Confederate Government.  Thankfully they lost the war but it did not prevent Masonic cells establishing themselves in the "reformed" Federal Government.

During the middle decades of the 19th Century, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, as an instrument of British Empire strategy, directed a continuous offensive against the United States and neighbouring countries.  This endeavour directed by the British Crown and the British Parliament was to suppress industrial and technological progress in America - similar to what both these countries do in other parts of the world today.  It was a battle between the American system of economics and the British system of free trade, directed from Britain.  Slavery was a labour system and represented a large investment of British capital.  Those who advanced an economic interpretation of the Civil War, the sectional leaders, while expounding great moral and constitutional issues, were often simply disguising economic self-interest with a thin veneer of idealism.  The truth of the matter is that no property class ever reformed itself, not the patricians in old Rome, the noblesse in France, the landlords in Ireland, or the landed aristocracy in England, so it was highly improbable that the slave trading class would reform itself.  This made war inevitable between the forces representing the UK, the pro-slavery South, and the forces of the US, the anti-slavery North.

The causes of the Civil War, or War of Secession, can be traced from the colonial period, through to the defeat of the “Slavocracy” and the emancipation of the blacks.  To be more specific, the encounter began before the War of American Independence and continued beyond the next war, a war aimed to crush the British monarchy and the traitors from Boston and elsewhere inside the US who were conspiring with Britain to take away American independence, the War of 1812, as it was known.

The War of 1812 was fought because of Britain’s naval harassment and her refusal to accept the rights of neutrals on the high seas.  In 1807, for example, the British frigate, Leopard, had abducted and impressed four seamen from the Chesapeake while in American waters.  Three of the four were Americans.  It took several years for the US to obtain redress for such matters.  There were also issues related to American westward expansion.  Then there was the worrying aspect of the British furnishing the Indians in the northwest with arms and inciting them to war with the settlers.

When the 1812 War closed in December 1814 with a Treaty signed at Ghent, General Andrew Jackson was still to engage his army (successfully) against the British in New Orleans, simply because no one had informed him the war was over.

However, in spite of a cost to the US of 20 million sterling and 30,000 lives, the war proved to be of no particular advantage to either side and closed with many important questions still unsettled.  The encounter carried through to the US occupation of Mexico in the Mexican War (1846-48), for which the Union gained New Mexico and California.  It then went beyond the slaveowners’ rebellion, or the US Civil War (1861-65), the bloodiest war in American history; and endured to the Ku Klux Klan’s war against Reconstruction of the South (1867-70s).

One of the most severe defeats of British imperialism in the last 250 years was absorbed during the Civil War.  This war was won by Union forces against the British financed slaveholding South, even though the most efficient underground agency known to man, Freemasonry, was firmly in operation by that time, working covertly against the American system of economics.

Abraham Lincoln’s affair with wisdom would have made him harbour suspicions over the inexplicable attitudes of many of his would-be confidants, and much of the other phenomena that abounded at the time, acting as a warning sign to his natural intuition.  But even Lincoln could not have the scope of awareness to understand the enormity of the power of Freemasonry and its illicit means of targeting him and the Union.  If he was alive today he would probably still be unprepared to grasp the universal enormity of its treachery.

Twenty-three years before the Civil War began, that intuition of Lincoln’s spurred him to express on 27 January 1838 in his Address to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois: “At what point shall we expect the approach of danger?  By what means shall we fortify against it?  Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us a blow?  Never!  All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasures of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.  At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected?  I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us.  It cannot come from abroad.  If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be the author and finisher.  As a nation of freemen we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”

Perhaps Lincoln, unlike Bonaparte, was aware that the nation of freemen he spoke of were not as free as he would have liked, that the transatlantic giant was looming in the form of economic occupation and that the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in America was the giant to be the American people’s author and finisher, should destruction be their lot.

To digress briefly from the immense global importance of the Civil War, many Freemasons in the Wild West found larger-than-life fame in their own right.  One of these characters was Christopher Carson, born in 1809, better known as Kit Carson.  Carson was born in the same year and in approximately the same vicinity as Lincoln. (This is also the year Albert Pike was born, but Pike hailed from Boston.LINK)  Kit Carson came from Madison County, Kentucky, while Lincoln came from Hardin County, Kentucky.  There the similarity ends.  Lincoln was a natural politician and lawyer whereas Carson was almost totally illiterate.  That did not hinder his prowess as a trapper, guide, mule driver, frontiersman, scout, explorer, soldier, Indian agent and interpreter.  He used his talents to help implement the Government policy of subjugating the Indian peoples by forced migration.  He destroyed the crops of about 8,000 Navajos and forced them into accepting reservation life.

There is a plaque to Kit Carson to this day on the wall of his old wood-and-adobe home in Taos, New Mexico, which is not far to the northeast but over the mountain from Santa Fe and Los Alamos.  The plaque traces Carson’s army career and shows how after lengthy service he still remained a scout, but within months of becoming a Freemason he rose from scout to US General.

He was initiated as an Entered Apprentice into Montezuma Lodge No 109 in Santa Fe on 29 March 1854, passed on to a 2nd Degree or Journeyman or Fellow Craft Mason on 17 June, then raised to the 3rd Degree or Master Mason on 28 December, all 1854. Montezuma Lodge had been chartered by the Grand Lodge of Missouri in 1851 and now holds the number “0ne” spot on the roll of the Grand Lodge of New Mexico.

Despite having lived for awhile with Indians, having a blood brother, Moses B Carson, who was initiated in Franklin Union Lodge No 7 on the roll of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, having had a child by an Arapaho squaw, and having lived with a Cheyenne squaw, Carson, as mentioned above, played a big part the displacement of Indians.  This type of treachery is synonymous with the modus operandi of Freemasons throughout all walks of life.

When Civil War broke out, Kit Carson took the side of the Union while his family supported the South.  The Grand Lodge of Scotland Year book, 1994, reveals: “There are several documented cases during the Civil War of Masons helping Brother Masons.  On more than one occasion a Brother uttered certain Masonic words and was aided by a Brother from the opposite side in the war.”  Perhaps there is nothing intrinsically wrong with that if the compassion was extended to the entire plebeian soldier communal, but of course that is never the case.  And who can tell on which side in the Civil War Carson really was?

The three main revolutionaries at the Alamo Chapel, which was part of the Mission of San Antonio de Valero, San Antonio, Texas, were two colonels, William Barret Travis and Jim Bowie, and there was Davy Crockett - all Freemasons.  Crockett was a Democrat congressman from 1827-31 and 1833-35 and became a mythical folk hero as a frontiersman.  This was largely due to a series of books, which he was probably part-author, but most frontiersmen, like Kit Carson, were almost totally illiterate.

Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna had marched into Texas to reclaim the Alamo Mission after American settlers/illegal immigrants had declared themselves independent and elected their own president.  Surprised at the size of Santa Anna’s army, Travis and Bowie retreated to the Alamo - despite orders from their commander General Sam Houston to withdraw from what was a defenceless position.  Crockett arrived in Texas only two weeks before the unnecessary slaughter.  Once Santa Anna’s army of 5,000 troops had surrounded the mission, he demanded the unconditional surrender from the insurgents.  It was incomprehensibly answered with a single cannon shot.  Artillery pounded the mission to a ruin and in less than an hour all the revolutionaries lay dead.  The only survivors were some women who had sheltered in the sacristy below the mission and were freed by Santa Anna.  If any measure of the tenet brotherly love was on show it came from Santa Anna, who gave the trespassers the opportunity to surrender.  He was a man who cultivated contact with ordinary Mexican men and was uncomfortable in the halls of power in Mexico City.

The insurrection at the Alamo took place from 23 February to 6 March 1836.  Apart from the suicidal American leadership, many of the 187 revolutionaries were also claimed to be Masons.  The Alamo besiege was one of the most famous historical events involving Mexicans and Americans.  Unfortunately, for the brethren on that occasion, their secret signs and salutary greetings were superfluous to requirements.  Sam Houston's brothers in the Alamo chapel must have assumed Houston would come to their aid, notwithstanding his orders that fell on their deaf ears.  Most Americans today are more familiar with the myths and legends spread by many movie and television adaptations

In April 1836, one month after the “Alamo”, General Sam Houston and his army won what was called a glorious victory over Santa Anna on the plains of San Jacinto.  The price Santa Anna paid for signing over Texas's independence from Mexico, under duress, was his presidency of Mexico.

Sam Houston was a member of the same Masonic lodge as General Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States.  Brother Sam Houston was made President of the Republic of Texas from 1836-45.  Texas was then admitted as a state in the Union.  Thereafter, Houston was made governor of the state of Tennessee and later senator and governor of the state of Texas.  He was also chairman of the Organisational Meeting of the Grand (Masonic) Lodge of Texas.  After marrying a Cherokee squaw he took Cherokee Indian citizenship.  Disapproving of the Confederate cause, he was deposed as Governor of Texas in 1861.  He was also suspended by the Grand Lodge of Tennessee.  At the time of his death in 1863 he was still not held by the lodge to be a “Mason of good standing”.

William F Cody, alias Buffalo Bill (1846-1917) was raised to the degree of Master Mason in Platte Lodge No 32 in Nebraska on 10 July 1871.  Buffalo Bill Cody worked as a civilian scout for the US army.  Soon after joining Freemasonry he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour.  Blushes were much in evidence when Congress had to take it back after discovering he was just a civilian.  In the larger scheme of things these people and events pale by comparison with the universal importance of the Civil War, but they certainly illustrate further the hypocrisy that abounds in Freemasonry.

In the build-up to the Civil War a few individuals come into view repeatedly as gang leaders and project directors: New York’s John A Quitman, the son of Curacao slavemasters and boss of Mississippi; New York’s John Slidell, boss of Louisiana; Boston’s Albert Pike, boss of Arkansas; British banker August Belmont, boss of the Democratic Party; and Slidell’s trainee and partner, Britain’s Judah Benjamin, boss of the Confederate secret service.

John Slidell had a master’s degree in political dirty tricks, which he learned as a member of Aaron Burr’s machine in New York and Louisiana.  Burr himself was a former Attorney General and Vice-President of the United States in Thomas Jefferson’s first administration (1801-05).  In 1806, Jefferson’s second term as president, Aaron Burr was defeated in a contest for the governorship of New York so he forced a duel upon the most formidable of his opponents, Alexander Hamilton.  He had long been jealous of Hamilton.  Alexander Hamilton fell mortally wounded and Burr was indicted for murder, but escaped punishment.  Burr was also three times arrested and tried for treason and misdemeanour, only to be acquitted on every occasion.

In 1830, young John Quitman was formally commissioned by the Scottish Rite to establish its organisation in the state of Mississippi, the state that led the secession movement that precipitated the Civil War.

Aaron Burr’s enthusiastic disciple, John Slidell politically schooled August Belmont and brought him into the Democratic Party. Belmont married Slidell’s niece.  Slidell also virtually adopted, taught, and brought into politics Judah Benjamin, a British West Indian Jew living in Louisiana.  Both August Belmont and his banking client, Judah Benjamin, were eager backers of the expansion of slavery into Latin America.

As a young private secretary for the Rothschild family, August Belmont toured continental Europe doing financial and political intelligence work for the Rothschild bank, a pillar of the British Royal Family.  With Britain meddling in Spain’s Civil War the Rothschilds sent Belmont off to the Spanish colony of Cuba in 1837 to take charge of Rothschild interests there.  His ship stopped over in New York and he never went to Cuba.  Despite the breakdown of the earlier arrangements, August Belmont’s subsequent US banking and political career often focussed on Cuba’s wealth and its strategic location.

Transplanted from New York, the Southern Democrat, John Slidell and Whig leader Caleb Cushing, the spokesman for Boston’s opium and slave-running fortunes, had both planned and promoted an attack on Mexico.  In 1846, patriots such as the then congressman, Abraham Lincoln, had looked upon the US invasion of Mexico in the 1846-48 war as a crime and folly.  That war was engineered by strategists of slavery whose aim was also the destruction of the United States.

As that first war of aggression drew to a close, volunteer General John A Quitman became the military governor and dictator over Mexico City.  The United States prepared to seize Mexico’s northern territory, the area from California to Texas.  Yet Quitman proposed to President James Knox Polk (1845-49) a plan for forcible annexation of all Mexico to be an area for Negro slave plantations.  During the peace negotiations Quitman travelled as a conquering hero to Charleston, South Carolina, where he was crowned Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, becoming the most powerful and prominent member of the Rite’s Supreme Council.

John Quitman’s grandfather had been governor of the island of Curacao, the Dutch West India Company’s slave concentration camp.  After the Caribbean slave revolts, John’s parents fled to New York - where John was born - taking their slaves with them.

In the autumn of 1849, General John Quitman held a meeting of anti-Union operatives from throughout the south.  They resolved to call a formal convention of the southern states for the following June to begin the breakup of the United States.  Before that, Quitman became governor of Mississippi in January 1850.  His Nashville secession convention met from 3 to 12 June.  Delegates from the nine states proclaimed the rights of slaveholders.  Quitman proposed to lead a private army from Texas to conquer the new US territory of New Mexico on behalf of slavery.

President Zachary Taylor (1849-50) faced Quitman down.  Taylor was determined to bring the new southwest into the Union as free states.  On 21 June 1850, nine days after the secession convention, governor Quitman was indicted by a Federal grand jury for violating the US Neutrality Laws.  The charge was based on Quitman’s leadership of a well-financed conspiracy to invade and “liberate” Cuba from Spanish rule.  Two weeks later, on 8 July, President Taylor threatened to hang those “taken in rebellion against the Union”.

The next day, 9 July, the president "conveniently" fell ill, vomiting blackish material.  He died that day; hence the Quitman prosecution was delayed.  When he finally went to trial, Quitman was “fortunate” that the Federal Government had especially, and conveniently for Quitman, hired Louisiana private attorney Judah Benjamin to run the prosecution case against him.  The jury was hung and the charges were dropped.  The outcome should not be too surprising given prosecutor Benjamin’s growing role in the faction of which General Quitman was then the star.  Judah Benjamin joined John Slidell as US Senators for Louisiana at the next election, to later become top leaders of the slaveowners’ insurrectionary government where they both energised many clandestine obstructionist tactics against the Union.

Quitman was now ready for serious business.  In the summer of 1851, he brought to Massachusetts to meet with Caleb Cushing the man who ten years later would be President of the Confederacy, fellow Mississippian, Jefferson Davis.  It was these traitors who picked the man nominated by the Democrats for the United States Presidency; volunteer General Franklin Pierce. (A piece of trivial information: Franklin Pierce is an ancestor of former president George Bush’s wife, Barbara Pierce Bush.)  Franklin Pierce had been a member of Quitman’s clique in the Mexican War.  It was a surprise to most people that Pierce accepted the nomination at the convention.  August Belmont, the US representative of Britain’s Rothschild banks, paid for Pierce’s 1852 election campaign.  Since Pierce had been selected, in private, as the democratic nominee by Scottish Rite boss John Quitman and opium lord Caleb Cushing LINK, he was under strict obligation to them.  Quitman and Cushing also sponsored Albert Pike’s rise to power in Arkansas. LINK

Italian Freemason, Giuseppe Mazzini, also played a role in the Pierce election.  He documented his involvement in the following terms:

"I [am] working with the very numerous Germanic elements in the United States for his [Pierce’s] election, and understand certain conditions, which he has accepted. … He was to appoint American representatives in Europe who would be favourable to us and would help us; and almost all his nominations are such as we desired.  He was to give to his battleship commanders instructions opposed to Austria and the despotic governments; he has done it. … He had promised to give orders to all his diplomatic agents to recognise immediately whatever insurrectionary republican government should be established in an Italian or Hungarian province, and he states that he has done so,”

In 1852, the US Democratic Party’s national magazine said the “Young America” regime of President Franklin Pierce must back Giuseppe Mazzini in the overthrow of Europe’s governments.  Publisher George Sanders, another paid agent of British bankers, also called for the USA to seize Cuba and Haiti and secure black slavery under North American rule.  Mazzini’s US mouthpiece, George Sanders, declared: “This continent is for white people."  Yet at this time Mazzini had a false reputation as being an anti-slavery activist.

Following the presidential election, Franklin Pierce became the fourteenth president of the USA in 1853.  Thereafter, his foreign and domestic backers took over.  Pierce appointed George Sanders Consul in London, where Sanders hosted in his home Mazzini’s entire crew of revolutionaries.  Other open Mazziniites such as Edwin de Leon and Scottish Rite bankroller August Belmont got top diplomatic posts.  August Belmont was made Ambassador to Holland, Caleb Cushing ran Franklin Pierce’s administration as Attorney General and Jefferson Davis became Secretary of War.  Scottish Rite chief, John Quitman, and his New York financiers signed an agreement making Quitman the “civil and military chief of the revolution” directed against Cuba.

By that time, Giuseppe Mazzini was operating in Switzerland and was assured by the US ambassador there that in the event of his arrest he would immediately be taken under the Ambassador’s protection.

John Quitman’s criminal enterprise recruited as many as 50,000 American mercenaries for the invasion of Cuba, but the Spanish authorities brought his plans to grief.  They emancipated most of Cuba’s slaves, encouraged racial intermarriage, armed the freed blacks and recruited them into militia so that they could defend themselves from the “gringo” attackers.  In 1854, the Spanish governor arrested Quitman’s intriguer, Captain James D Bulloch when Bulloch brought his ship the Black Warrior into Havana.

Senator John Slidell of Louisiana demanded that the US Neutrality Laws be repealed.  Attorney General Caleb Cushing called for a naval blockade around Cuba.  In the meantime, John Quitman was placed under legal restraint.

After the Black Warrior affair, the Quitman mercenary force was preoccupied with a new more aggressive movement with enlarged aims.  This new movement became known as the Knights of the Golden Circle - a forerunner of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.  It appeared first in Cincinnati under supervision of the Scottish Rite’s Midwest organiser, Killian Van Rensselaer.  From there the Knights spread throughout Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, down the Mississippi, south to the Gulf of Mexico, and into Maryland and Virginia.  It was to be a new slave empire centred in Cuba. The intention was that it would break up the United States and conquer Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. The Knights armed and drilled up to 100,000 men.  Organised into lodges, called “castles”, they were to kill the hated Catholic Hispanics and fill their places with black slaves brought fresh from Africa.

Led by John Quitman and his allies in the lower South, the Knights of the Golden Circle formed the heart of the secession military machine.

Under this Franklin Pierce regime, the Scottish Rite prepared a slaveowners’ war on the USA.  In 1855, John Quitman sent the new Scottish Rite member, Albert Pike, to live in Louisiana.  Pike developed the New Orleans base of the anti-Catholic, anti-black terrorist group, the Knights of the Golden Circle.  He worked to further this evil slave empire with the intention of extending it in a 1.000 mile radius with Cuba as its centre.  The “knights”, as it happened, were a creation of the Scottish Rite, USA.

Albert Pike also worked with Caribbean Jewish cabalist, Judah Benjamin and the strange British-agent Catholics who paved the way for introducing Mazzini’s Mafia in New Orleans.  The Jewish and Italian Mafioso who have nested there today are the queer Masonic birds whose parents and continuing controllers are the ultra-racists coordinated by the British oligarchy through Freemasonry, and whose hemisphere-wide dope trafficking enterprise is still presently intent on exterminating Christianity.

In 1856, Franklin Pierce sought the nomination again for the Democrats to give him a second term in office and, even though he was a strong supporter of the slave trade and stooge of the British, James Buchanan was preferred and became President.  The reason being was that Pierce was becoming unpopular because of his slave trade opinions, while the Freemason, James Buchanan, although equally supportive of the British agenda, stood on a pretended anti-slavery platform.  Having a more popular and seemingly anti-slavery president in the White House during the antebellum period was important to the British usurpers.  It was another perfect example of a double-agent practising the opposite from what he preached.  James Buchanan professed to deplore any talk of secession but he took no steps to prevent it.   He did not, for example, garrison Union forts in the South in the run-up to the inevitable Civil War.

After John Quitman’s death in July 1858, Albert Pike was brought into the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasons.  The following year Pike was elevated to Quitman’s former position as the top Freemason in the USA, the Sovereign Grand Commander, the head of all 33 Degree Masons, or Grand Inspectors General, Southern Jurisdiction, USA - the Mother Supreme Council of World Freemasonry.  He held his position until his death on 2 April 1891.  Pike was also the Provincial Grand Master in the USA of the Grand Lodge of the Royal Order of Scotland, and was an honorary member of almost every Supreme Council in the world.  To this day there is a Scottish Rite lodge named after Albert Pike in San Antonio, Texas, called the Albert Pike Chapter of DeMolay.

Joining Pike’s new Supreme Council in1859 was US Vice President, John C Breckinridge, of Kentucky.  Breckinridge would soon run for President on a secession platform with his campaign managed by Caleb Cushing.

In March 1860, the US Treasury Secretary, Howell Cobb, also joined the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite.  Cobb was a ruler of the Georgia Masonic mafia along with Georgia Senator, Robert Toombs and James Bulloch - the man arrested in Cuba in 1854 for the Black Warrior affair.

In December1860, following Abraham Lincoln’s election to the presidency, Howell Cobb resigned his Treasury post.  Two months later he was president of the convention in Alabama, which created the Confederate Government and broke up the United States.  Cobb’s name appears at the top of the list of signers of the Confederate constitution, a document that Howell Cobb and Albert Pike are purported to have drafted together.

With Pike as its Sovereign Grand Commander, the Scottish Rite marshalled the slaveowners’ political leaders, secured the backing of British bankers, Rothschild and Baring, and launched the secession of eleven states in the US South from the Federal Union.  (In 1858, three years before the War of Secession began, Lionel de Rothschild became the first Jew to be admitted as a member of Parliament in the British House of Commons.)  Judah Benjamin was made Confederate Secretary of State, directing the Scottish Rite espionage networks, with George Sanders and Edwin de Leon running British funds between Canada and Europe.

If you look at the United States in the 1850s, you have to conclude that the country was bereft of hope.  The series of presidents during that period were all conciliators with the South over slavery.  There was Millard Fillmore (1850-53); then there came Franklin Pierce (1853-57); and finally James Buchanan (1857-61), who held office when the Civil War broke out.

A man who was not only a Major General in the US Army but also a Secretary of War under these three 1850s presidents, was none other than Jefferson Davis.  What you had under Presidents Fillmore, Pierce and Buchanan were people, like Jefferson Davis, members of Britain’s Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Confederate slaveholders, traitors, the scum of the earth, but who were able to make great careers in the US Army.  In the final months of President James Buchanan's term of office, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia seceded to form the Confederate States of America with Jefferson Davis as President.

The 1850s Mazziniite regime of Franklin Pierce had become the 1860s’ insurrectionary government of the Confederacy.  Big goals obviously demand wide-ranging and complicated surgery, and global surgery was being attempted at that time by the incisive instruments of Mazzini’s Masonic gaffer in London, Britain’s Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston.

We must not let ourselves be fooled by the Confederacy.  We must not be fooled by the likes of the Masonic Sir Walter Scott’s earlier romanticism of the slave-trading South palmed off as chivalry.  Neither should we be fooled by the stirring Civil War music, which was written precisely to change people’s conception of what secession was really all about.

The Confederacy, based on human slavery, was one of the most despicable proto-fascist states ever to disgrace this earth and Jefferson Davis was its president.  Conspiratorial forces allowed him to be previously privileged in the US Army, yet honest people like Ulysses Simpson Grant could not make a career in the army.  It is interesting to consider that while Jefferson Davis was getting promoted, generals such as Ulysses Simpson Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman were forced out of the military service and had to earn a living in the private sector.

The consequences of disunion were succinctly considered in many publications in the months leading up to and at the beginning of the War of Secession.  For example, on 21 November 1860, the editorial in the Philadelphia Public Ledger reported:

“… [In the event of disunion] Our property would be exposed to robbery upon the sea, our flag to insult without redress, or rather we should say flags, for every seaboard State would have some special device of the kind like those now flaunting in the breeze at Charleston, instead of the glorious stripes and stars, the emblem of union and power, and security everywhere, and of freedom and prosperity at home.”

In a letter in the New York Times on 13 December 1860, Henry J Raymond, addressing William L Yancey, wrote:

“We should [in the event of secession] be surrendering to a foreign and hostile power more than half the Atlantic seaboard, the whole Gulf, the mouth of the Mississippi with its access to the open sea, and its drainage of the commerce of the mighty West, all the feasible railroad routes to the Pacific, all chance of further accessions from Mexico, Central America or the West India islands, and all prospect of ever extending our growth and national development in the only direction in which such extensions will ever be possible.  We should be limiting ourselves to the narrow belt of the continent, which would be bounded by the British Colonies on the North, the Slave Empire on the South, and the Rocky Mountains on the West.  Have you seen any indications, which encourage the hope of history to lead you to consider us thus reckless of national growth and national grandeur? …”

In the New York Herald on 19 April 1861, an article advised:

“… To impair it [the Union] appears a sacrilege from which the sensitive mind shudders, and the odiousness of the word treason, attaches to those who would rend the parts of the homogeneous whole asunder. …”

The Cincinnati Commercial of 6 May 1861, stated:

“A surrender to Secession is the suicide of government. … If we succumb to secession - if we suffer these insurgents and usurpers to dictate to us the terms of a national dismemberment, our national government is gone  hopelessly, irretrievably gone. We shall never more have peace or public order at home - we shall never more lift our head among the nations of the earth.  The great battle which is now joined, is to prove whether a Republic, founded on the will of the people, is capable of exerting power enough to enforce its laws and maintain its existence, or whether it contains within itself the seeds of its own destruction.”

On 16 May 1861, the Boston Post carried the article

“The great American nation has, for nearly three quarters of a century, been recognized and honoured in the family of States as a first class power.  Its flag has carried our adventurous commerce to the four quarters of the globe: it has carried war and oppression to no nation or people in the circuit of the sun.  Less romantic than the French, less belligerent than the English, it has floated from the brow of the Republic as the ensign of peace, heralding at once the asylum of the oppressed and the home of the free.  The nationality it symbolizes is peculiar in its features and grand in its associations.  It was founded on the success of no military or civil hero:  it was reared on the free will and unbought fealty of millions of people, renowned, above all others, for intelligence, thrift, and independence.  It is a nationality of public sentiment, not less than of public government. ‘I am an American citizen’ is the proud boast of every son of the soil.  When that nationality was set up as a target by a rebel army, and shot into the dust, it was felt that the blow fell on the heart of the American people.  A deep sentiment of nationality was fired with fervent heat, and will blaze until that flag is righted. …
“If the Union could be severed tomorrow, the same influence which formed it would commend its instant renewal.  Upon that Union, which thus makes us one people, hangs our prosperity and our importance abroad; and, more than we are accustomed to think, the progress of the age.  And not interest alone, but the eternal order of things would seem to bind us in Union. …
“This is the age of nationalities.  Fired by our example, the oppressed of the world would have aspired to the dignity of nationalities. … Shall the first to set the example, and the grandest in the procession of the nations, suffer its nationality to depart, at the bidding not of a foreign foe, but of rebel traitors of the soil?  Rather let us dispute every inch and every blade of grass.”

In contrast to the above accounts, the two below epitomises the ideology of the South.  The Charleston Mercury reported on 28 February 1860:

“… Already we have absorbed two of her [Mexico’s] States, Texas and California.  Is it expected that our onward march is to stop here?  Is it not more probable and more philosophic to suppose that, as in the past, so in the future, the Anglo-Saxon race will, in the course of years, occupy and absorb the whole of that splendid but ill-peopled country, and to remove by gradual process, before them, the worthless mongrel races that now inhabit and curse the land? …”

On 14 December 1860, the New Orleans Bee, quoted in Dumond, Southern Editorials on Secession at page 336:

“… As long as slavery is looked upon by the North with abhorrence; as long as the South is regarded as a mere slave-breeding and slave-driving community; as long as false and pernicious theories are cherished respecting the inherent equality and rights of every human being, there can be no satisfactory political union between the two sections. …“

These reports, and many others, illustrated succinctly just how irreconcilable the pro-slavery South and the anti-slavery North actually were.

In 1861, the year the Civil War began, French Freemasons dominated the Catholic Church in Louisiana.  Louisiana Catholic Bishop Augustus Martin, obviously an inwardly weak man and easily manipulated, praised slavery as a Christian institution whereby millions passed “from intellectual darkness to the sweet brilliance of the Gospel.”  It was this total control by Masonry in the South that enabled over a third of the population to be enslaved - 3.5 million out of a total of 9 million.

By 1863, Pope Pius IX wrote to the Archbishops of New York and New Orleans - the only bastion of Catholic support for the Confederacy - to ask both to work for peace.  Confederate diplomat, A Dudley Mann, immediately descended on the Vatican and told Pius IX that if he really wanted to stop the war he should urge Irish and German Catholics not to enlist in Lincoln’s army, an army that was recruiting an estimated 100,000 men annually from Catholic Europe.

The Confederacy published far and wide Pius’s ensuing letter to its president, Jefferson Davis.  The letter appeared to place the burden of peace on the Union, and was used, albeit unsuccessfully, against recruitment to the Union army in Europe.  Yet Confederate Secretary of State for the final three years of the four-year Civil War, Judah P Benjamin, scoffed at A Dudley Mann’s claim that a letter addressed to Jefferson Davis constituted Vatican “recognition”.  Benjamin said: “We cannot attach to it the same value you do … it possesses none of the moral weight required for awakening the people of the United States from their delusion."

As the rebellion of the Southern slave-owners was a British Empire-sponsored insurrection, Judah P Benjamin supervised the financial and supply relations with the British and with Britain’s ally, Napoleon III of France, yet another Freemason.

By the mid-19th century, the South was an unrestrained capitalist society and cotton was the leading industry in the world.  For the increased demand from mills in England and France, the evil of slavery was even more relied upon.

Judah Benjamin also ran the Confederacy’s international network of spies and saboteurs. Benjamin’s secret service liaison man in England was also the Confederacy’s chief arms procurer, James Bulloch - the man who was engaged in John Quitman’s covert operations the previous decade when he was arrested in Cuba in 1853 after bringing his ship, the Black Warrior, into Havana.

John Slidell became the famous Confederate Commissioner to France where he married off his daughter, Mathilde, to Baron Emile Erlanger.  The baron was an eminent German-French Jewish banker, closely tied to the British Government and the highest levels of British Freemasonry; of which the Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston, was Grand Master.  Slidell and Benjamin negotiated the famous Erianger Loan, the series of Confederate war bonds floated by Baron Emile Erlanger.

John Slidell handled relations between the French Empire and the Masonic “filibusters”, the raiders of Latin America.  It was also Slidell who promoted the joint European-Confederate invasion of Mexico in the 1860s.  A European expeditionary force landed in Mexico in 1862 to “enforce satisfaction” for the wrongs and injustices inflicted by Mexico on foreigners.  The following year French troops entered the capital and then in 1864 an empire was proclaimed under Maximilian of Austria.  However, the French would be compelled to evacuate the country in 1867 when the empire was overthrown and Maximilian shot.

The Confederate secret service during the Civil War attempted to weaken the resolve of the Union to carry on the war.  The key to their strategy was the old Knights of the Golden Circle, still in place in the North, Midwest and Southwest, involving pro-slavery whites - and American Indians.  Sioux Indians, strangely organised into military Masonic lodges, wiped out 700 citizens of New Ulm, Minnesota, and the surrounding area, while the town’s young men were off in the Union Army.  Albert Pike at the time was the Confederate General officially in charge of arranging Indian attacks against the Union.  Minnesota, although the most northerly state in the US at that time, came under Sovereign Grand Commander Pike’s Masonic Northern Jurisdiction.

Judah Benjamin based his main secret service group in Montreal, which was a safe haven since Canada was still British territory.  They coordinated across the border with Golden Circle networks in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin, and with the August Belmont Democratic Party machine in New York.  Agents led by Jacob Thomson planned prison breaks, tried to burn down Northern cities, and organised anti-draft riots to discourage people from joining the Union Army.

The US was in a perilous shape around the 1862-63 period, but it was demonstrated that once it had rid itself of traitors such as General George McClellan from the Union command, and some honest patriots such as Ulysses Simpson Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman were brought in, the United States Union would win the Civil War - if left alone without outside help for the Confederacy.

General George McClellan was commander of all Union armies.  At the battle of Antietam in Maryland on 17 September 1862, he had a great opportunity to destroy the Confederate Army under Robert Edward Lee, but refused to do so.  McClellan refused to attack on many occasions because he wanted to negotiate peace.  He said: “I can sit down and work this out.  Abraham Lincoln doesn’t understand these things the way I do.”  Lincoln confronted him: “Why did you not pursue Lee?  You could have destroyed him on the battlefield.  Now the Civil War could go on for years.”  However, pro McClellan propaganda of the day portrayed him as trying to reconcile Lincoln and Jefferson Davis.

The would-be reconciliation tactics could have led to Robert E Lee winning the war had it not been for William Sherman at Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, and Phil Sheridan in the Shenandoah valley.  Equally important was the naval battles off northwest France where on 19 June 1864 the Federal cruiser, US Kearsarge, sank the Confederate commerce destroyer, Alabama, off the port of Cherbourg.

What was also considered a major turning point was the Battle of Vicksburg. In early May 1863, after a couple of victories against the Confederacy, Ulysses Simpson Grant’s army were stalled by the Confederate stronghold at Vicksburg, which had a well-armed fortress built up above the town.  The Rev. William Lovelace Foster, a Baptist minister, served there as chaplain.  His unit was assigned to the defence of Vicksburg.  On Friday, 19 May 1863, after repelling Grant’s army, the Rev. Foster said: “Thanks be to the Great Architect of the Universe.” However, Grant decided to launch a duel attack and came up from behind through the swamplands, and (thanks to the Great Architect of the Universe!!!), Vicksburg finally fell to Grant’s Union forces.

But had Sherman and Sheridan victories been reversed and Lee had won, that would have been the end of the Union because it was intended that the negotiated settlement would have left the Confederate states in existence as a British puppet state.

The British were at great pains to rescue their Confederate operation.  They planned, through Lord Palmerston, together with Lord Palmerston’s personal puppet, Napoleon III of France, to deploy British and French naval forces in support of the Confederacy.  They were possibly aided by some Spanish forces, the way they operated to put the Hapsburg, Maximilian, in power with his bloody regime in Mexico.

Napoleon III had studied the wars of his uncle, Napoleon I, and concluded that Napoleon's big mistake was fighting the British.  As so often happens in the history of French imperialism, here was a man who believed that the way to have a French empire was to be a junior partner of the British.

This was acted out in the Crimean War (1853-56), when the British and French joined together, along with Turkey and Piedmont, to invade Russia.  Russia was the only country where there was no internal strife and consequently survived the 1848 destabilisations when every government in Europe was overthrown, including the separate government of Italy.  For his support in the Crimean War, Piedmontese Prime Minister, Baron Camillo Benso Cavour, surreptitiously secured approval and assistance from Britain and France for the operations to end the annexation of Italy in 1860, which led to the first sitting of an all-Italian parliament in February 1861.

It was all going on.  With the subservient Napoleon III in cahoots with the British for world domination, their plans to divide the US looked well on course.  This alliance aspired after breaking the Union blockade of the Confederacy and put the squeeze on the Union to the point that Lincoln’s government would have to accept the independence of the Confederacy.  This would have split the US not merely into two parts but into several, thus accomplishing the effective destruction of the United States by the fragmentation of the North American continent.

According to explicit statements by the traitor who was then head of the Democratic Party, August Belmont, it was a war that was launched by the British with the purpose of splitting the United States into several parts so that it might be demolished by British imperialism.

But the British-French alliance did not have it all its own way.  There was this tremendous turnaround in the 1860s resulting from the convergence of the United States, Russia and Prussia.  This attracted the attention of key forces in China and Japan.  The mood of the reforming forces in Japan at that time were divided pretty much between pro American and pro German.  There was the potential for a new combination in the Northern Hemisphere of the United States, Russia, Prussia, plus China and Japan.  That would have been sufficient to dominate the world and end British colonialism.

As it happened, the US was largely saved by aid given to Lincoln by the Tsar of Russia - not to undermine, the huge numbers of volunteers recruited from Catholic Europe.  The Tsar, Alexander II, who had just implemented a vast programme of reform in Russia, and in particular the abolition of serfdom, came to the Union’s aid when the future of the Union appeared in jeopardy.  The Russian Atlantic fleet arrived in New York City in September and October 1863.  Another Russian fleet was sent to San Francisco in the winter of 1863-64.  The commanders were under orders from the Tsar that in the event of attack on Union shipping from either France or Britain, they were to place their fleets under the command of Lincoln.  That is to say, if France or Britain either attacked Union shipping or tried to break the blockade of the Confederacy, which Britain had done on occasion, Russia would join that war.

The Tsar was also threatening to make war throughout Europe.  A threat not to break Neutrality conditions was communicated to London to Lord Palmerston and Lord Russell, and, of course, to the British puppet, Napoleon III.

As a result of this assistance, the alliance developed involving Russia, Germany, the US and others.  This was an anti-British, anti-Napoleon III alliance.  It was an alliance committed to propagating what was known as the American System of Political-Economy throughout the world as a measure of bringing about freedom and an end to an evil system, which had come to a dominant position during the course of particularly the 18th and 19th centuries.

The British rightly saw these developments as the greatest threat to the British design for a one-world empire based on those philosophical views expressed by representatives of US southern Freemasonic groups, led by people like Albert Pike, who were committed to establishing the unchallenged hegemony of the British Empire.  This was a project chiefly initiated by Palmerston, but also by others.

The objective of Lord Palmerston, Albert Pike and Giuseppe Mazzini was to destroy the United States by means of fomenting a division between one part of the nation controlled by the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite and the remaining parts of the nation.  The conspiracy was one of conscious traitors - all in the leadership acting as agents of a Britain that used them to try and destroy the US by dismembering it, thus making the entire Western Hemisphere virtually a colony of the British Empire.  The leaders of the Confederacy, therefore, were not honest rebels, but unmitigated traitors.

Unfortunately, for the world at large, just when President Lincoln’s nationalist, monetary policies and industrial strength had overwhelmed the rebellion, he was murdered by the Pike-Benjamin secret society.  He was shot on the evening of 14 April 1865, dying the following day as a result.  The assassination took place at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, only five days after Robert E Lee surrendered to Ulysses Simpson Grant at Appomattox courthouse.  A dragnet went out for the Confederate secret service operators accused of participating in the assassination, but was hindered by the biggest cover-up in American history, save that of the JFK assassination in 1963, almost a century later.

Before the war’s end, General Albert Pike was a wanted man by both sides in the war.  He was placed under arrest on orders of Confederate Brigadier, D H Cooper.  The charges were falsehood, cowardice and treason.  After the Confederacy was defeated, Jefferson Davis, the former president of the Confederacy, was sent to prison, where he spent the next two years.  Albert Pike was indicted for treason by the Union or Federal authorities, but "escaped" and joined Jacob Thomson in British Canada.  Thomson was the man responsible for planning the earlier prison breaks, attempting to set fire to Northern cities, and for organising anti-draft riots to discourage people from joining the Union Army.

Albert Pike, John Slidell, James Bulloch, Robert Toombs and Jacob Thomson were all in exile at the war’s end.

It might be useful to include a brief summary about the part these characters played in trying to break up the Union.  John Slidell was the man who passed on his knowledge of political dirty tricks to his trainees, Judah Benjamin and August Belmont, stratagems Slidell learned earlier that century as a member of Aaron Burr’s machine in New York and Louisiana.  Slidell had also handled relations between the French Empire and the Masonic filibusters who raided Latin America.  His mentor, Aaron Burr, had been in Europe between 1808 and 1812 where he interested several prominent people, particularly in Britain, in designs for engaging in private military action in Mexico.  Burr had arrived in Europe only three years after leaving the US Vice-Presidency post (1801-05) in Thomas Jefferson’s first administration, and handed the schooling of filibustering and other dirty tactics down the generations, which were well practised by his disciples during the antebellum period and the Civil War itself.

August Belmont was the British banker politically schooled by John Slidell, married Slidell’s niece and became his partner.  Combining with Slidell‘s other partner, Judah Benjamin, he backed the expansion of slavery into Latin America, embarked on financial intelligence and political work for the Rothschild bank throughout Europe, and, for a considerable period of time, was focused on Cuba’s wealth and strategic location, also for the Rothschild family.

Judah Benjamin joined John Slidell as the two US Senators for Louisiana, for which Slidell subsequently became the Confederate Commissioner to France.  Benjamin later became a top leader of the slaveowners’ insurrectionary government as Secretary of State for the Confederacy.  Both Slidell and Benjamin energised many clandestine obstructionist tactics against the Union.  Judah Benjamin then used his position to run the Confederacy’s international network of spies and saboteurs.  He was also the private attorney hired to feign a prosecution against John Quitman back in 1850 when President Zachary Taylor indicted Quitman for violating US Neutrality Laws, only for the charges to be later dropped when the jury could not reach a verdict.

Judah Benjamin’s secret service liaison man in England was Confederacy’s chief arms procurer, James Bulloch.  Bulloch, we will recall, was the man arrested in Cuba in 1864 in the Black Warrior affair.  Both Bulloch and the Senator, Robert Toombs, were rulers of the Georgia Masonic mafia along with Howard Cobb.  Cobb, the ex-US Treasury Secretary and member of the Scottish Rite Supreme Council, was president of the convention in Alabama that drafted the Confederate Constitution.  He and Albert Pike were purportedly the chief authors.

Of these characters, John Slidell stayed permanently in France after the War of Secession.  Judah Benjamin fled to England, joining James Bulloch and the exiled former Senator of Georgia, Robert Toombs.  A Confederate secret service agent, John Surratt, made it to Italy, while his mother was convicted and hanged on the charge of plotting with John Wilkes Booth to kill Lincoln.  John Surratt was discovered and returned for trial, but was acquitted.  In 1870, Surratt was to claim publicly that he plotted with Booth to “abduct” Lincoln.  He told of the days preceding the murder, of his trip to Montreal carrying money and messages from Judah Benjamin.  The secret service bank in Montreal, where gold from Britain was deposited for Benjamin’s crew, was the same bank in which Lincoln’s alleged assassin, John Wilkes Booth, had made deposits six months before the killing.

With the war over, the defeated Confederacy was transformed into the Lost Cause romanticism, an object of cultic reverence.  Anti-slavery congressmen pressed ahead with plans for Reconstruction, designed to break up the power of what was defined as “chivalry” by the feudalist lords of the pre-war South.  In Tennessee, where the Knights of the Golden Circle was first established, the pro-Union faction tried to increase its political strength by putting through a law granting the right to vote to newly freed blacks.  (The Knights of the Golden Circle would soon become the Ku Klux Klan.)

Even though Judah Benjamin had quickly become a wealthy lawyer for the British oligarchs, his continuing preoccupation with defeating Reconstruction is indicated in letters he wrote back to the United States: “I have always looked with the utmost dread and distrust on the experiment of emancipation so suddenly enforced on the South by the event of the war.  God knows how it will all end”;  “… the South is kept crushed under Negro rule…”;  “I can never consent to go to New Orleans and break my heart witnessing the rule of Negroes and carpetbaggers.”;  and, “… nothing is so abhorrent to me as Radicalism which seeks to elevate the populace into the governing class.”

On15 April 1866, a year after the murder of Abraham Lincoln, Albert Pike’s Supreme Council met in full regalia inside the White House.  There, Lincoln’s successor, President Andrew Johnson, granted a pardon to fellow Mason Pike.  (To this day, the US Capital Building is used for Masonic conferences and meetings.)  The following year, the awed and grateful Johnson was granted advanced Masonic degrees by the Scottish Rite, from the 4th, or Secret Master, through to the 32nd degree, or Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret.  Before a Freemason rises above the 18th degree, known as Knight of the Pelican and Eagle and Sovereign Prince Rose Croix of Heredom, he must have the unanimous agreement of the entire Supreme Council.

Despite the pardon, however, Albert Pike could not go home to Arkansas because he was still under indictment there for treason by the state authorities for inciting Indians to break laws and treaties.  He settled in Memphis Tennessee becoming a newspaper publisher, lawyer, and eventually President of the Tennessee Bar Association.

Lincoln was dead allowing many Masonic traitors in the Confederacy and in Lincoln's own former ranks free to carry on their covert operations unimpeded.

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