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The Coup of Napoleon Bonaparte

The Coup of Napoleon Bonaparte

In November 1799, in an event known as the coup of 18 Brumaire, Napoleon was part of a group (the Jacobins and Freemasons) that successfully overthrew the French Directory. The Directory was replaced with a three-member Consulate, and Napoleon became first consul, making him France’s leading political figure. In June 1800, at the Battle of Marengo, Napoleon’s forces defeated one of France’s perennial enemies, the Austrians, ...
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Abbe Augustin Barruel's Publishes his 4-Volume Study, 'Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism'

Abbe Augustin Barruel’s Publishes his 4-Volume Study, ‘Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism’

Abbe Augustin Barruel's publishes his impressive four-volume study, 'Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism', covering the same matter and basically coming to the same conclusions having no knowledge of Robison's book, Proofs of Conspiracy' published just one year earlier. According to a joint deposition signed by Professor Renner and his three colleagues, the object of the first degrees of Illuminism was to train the adepts in ...
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George Washington Receives 'Proofs of Conspiracy' Book; Says he Doesn't Believe America's Freemasonry Lodges are Fully Infested with their Doctrine Yet

George Washington Receives ‘Proofs of Conspiracy’ Book; Says he Doesn’t Believe America’s Freemasonry Lodges are Fully Infested with their Doctrine Yet

(Mt. Vernon) - George Washington, shortly before he died, read John Robison's book Proofs of a Conspiracy and immediately expressed his belief to the preacher who had sent it to him, that the designs of the Illuminati were infecting our country. In reply to the reverends letter and gifted book, General Washington replies: “It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles ...
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John Adams: "We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by morality and Religion..."

John Adams: “We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by morality and Religion…”

Quincy   October 11, 1798 Gentlemen, I have received from Major General Hull and Brigadier General Walker your unanimous Address from Lexington, animated with a martial Spirit and expressed with a military Dignity, becoming your Characters and the memorable Plains, in which it was adopted. While our Country remains untainted with the Principles and manners, which are now producing desolation in so many Parts of the ...
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Rev. Jedediah Morse Warns his Congregation about the Illuminati that has already shaken the Ecclesiastical Establishments of Europe to their Foundations

Rev. Jedediah Morse Warns his Congregation about the Illuminati that has already shaken the Ecclesiastical Establishments of Europe to their Foundations

Rev. Jedediah Morse, pastor of the Congregational Church in Charleston, South Carolina preached a sermon at the New North Church in Boston about the Illuminati: "Practically all of the civil and ecclesiastical establishments of Europe have already been shaken to their foundations by this terrible organization (the Jacobins); the French Revolution… itself is doubtless to be traced to its machinations; the successes of the French armies are ...
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John Adams Issues a Proclamation for a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer for the Protection & Blessings of the Almighty God for the new Nation

John Adams Issues a Proclamation for a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer for the Protection & Blessings of the Almighty God for the new Nation

A national day of humiliation, fasting, and prayer was issued by President John Adams declaring May 9, 1798 the day of fasting for the nation. The proclamation reads below: AS the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and blessing of Almighty God; and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty which the people owe to ...
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John Robison publishes a book entitled “Proofs of a Conspiracy' after Being Invited into the Illuminati and Shown Weishaupt's Secret Plans

John Robison publishes a book entitled “Proofs of a Conspiracy’ after Being Invited into the Illuminati and Shown Weishaupt’s Secret Plans

John Robison publishes a book entitled “Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe, Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies” in which he reveals that Adam Weishaupt had attempted to recruit him. He exposes the diabolical aims of the Illuminati to the world. Very few people are aware that the intense drama of our twentieth ...
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George Washington's Farewell Address

George Washington’s Farewell Address

George Washington's Farewell Address is a letter written by the first American President, George Washington, to "The People of the United States of America". Washington wrote the letter near the end of his second term as President, before his retirement to his home Mount Vernon. Originally published in Daved Claypole's American Daily Advertiser on September 19, 1796, under the title "The Address of General Washington To The People of The United States ...
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George Washington Quote: "...There is but One Straight Course, and that is to Seek Truth and Pursue it Steadily." 

George Washington Quote: “…There is but One Straight Course, and that is to Seek Truth and Pursue it Steadily.” 

President George Washington in a letter to Edmund Randolph, July 31, 1795: "I am not disposed to quit the ground I have taken, unless circumstances more imperious than have yet come to my knowledge should compel it; for there is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily."  ...
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St. Thomas African Episcopal Church is Officially Accepted as the First Black Episcopal Parish in the United States by Former Slave, Absalom Jones

St. Thomas African Episcopal Church is Officially Accepted as the First Black Episcopal Parish in the United States by Former Slave, Absalom Jones

In 1762 at the tender age of sixteen, a slave named Absalom Jones witnessed his mother and six siblings sold away while he was brought by his owner to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Sussex, Delaware. He was put to work in a shop as a clerk and handyman, but was allowed to work in the evenings and keep the earnings for himself. Understanding the value of an ...
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William Paley: "Condemnation before investigation is the height of ignorance"

William Paley: “Condemnation before investigation is the height of ignorance”

This is the story of a famous quotation and the environments in which it has adapted and survived. To the 20th and 21st centuries, the story would seem to begin in the year 1939 when the book Alcoholics Anonymous was published. A contributing author of that text used a quotation to head his chapter. He attributed the quotation to a man named Herbert Spencer, presumably the ...
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President Washington Laid the Cornerstone for the U.S. Capitol Building which was First Used as a Church

President Washington Laid the Cornerstone for the U.S. Capitol Building which was First Used as a Church

Capitol Building Houses a Church Before Congress Before the United States Capitol was used by the Senate or House of Representatives, it was used as a church—or perhaps more accurately as churches. In his plans for America’s new capital, Peter L’Enfant chose Jenkins Hill as the site for the Capitol building, and on September 18, 1793, President Washington laid the cornerstone for the new Capitol. In June ...
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Dies, Allegedly Poisoned by the Illuminati for Trying to Expose Them

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Dies, Allegedly Poisoned by the Illuminati for Trying to Expose Them

On 5 December 1784, the freemasons asked the brilliant Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to become a freemason. He joined the lodge Zur Wohltatigkeit (To Charity) on 14 December 1784. He was also a member of another lodge, Zur wahren Eintracht (To True Concord). This was a double lodge. Soon Mozart reached the very highest degree, the 33rd. Mozart wrote many compositions for Masonic ceremonies. The ...
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Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of The Treasury, Brings about the Creation of the Nations First, "Bank of The United States"

Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of The Treasury, Brings about the Creation of the Nations First, “Bank of The United States”

The history of central banking in the United States does not begin with the Federal Reserve. The Bank of the United States received its charter in 1791 from the U.S. Congress and was signed by President Washington. The Bank's charter was designed by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, modeling it after the Bank of England, the British central bank. The Bank met with considerable controversy ...
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Benjamin Franklin on Jesus Christ: "... the System of Morals and his Religion... is the Best the World Ever Saw, or is Likely to See."

Benjamin Franklin on Jesus Christ: “… the System of Morals and his Religion… is the Best the World Ever Saw, or is Likely to See.”

This was Franklin's final and most famous description his personal faith. He offers a concise "creed" and expresses skepticism about the Divinity Jesus. He died the next month, on April 17, at the age of 85. Stiles was President of Yale College. Letter to Ezra Stiles, President of Yale University, on March 9, 1790: Philada March 9. 1790 Reverend and Dear Sir, I received your kind ...
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George Washington Gives Nations 1st State of the Union Address: “A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined…”

George Washington Gives Nations 1st State of the Union Address: “A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined…”

On January 8, 1790, President George Washington delivered to Congress the first State of the Union address in American history. This address presented defense, foreign policy, economic, education, and immigration related topics to gathered representatives and senators in Federal Hall, New York City. Fellow Citizens of the Senate, and House of Representatives. I embrace with great satisfaction the opportunity, which now presents itself, of congratulating you ...
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