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The American Revolution took its toll on the Lodges in Philadelphia during the conflict

The American Revolution took its toll on the Lodges in Philadelphia during the conflict. Lodge No. 2 held no meetings from July 21, 1777, until November 6, 1778, or during the British occupation of Philadelphia, being then called "rebels" and now "patriots" because some were in the army with Washington and others away from the city. The Lodge room was broken open by the British when they entered Philadelphia in September, 1777, and all the jewels, paraphernalia and books were stolen by them. Lodges Nos. 3 and 4, being loyal to King George, not only did meet during all this time, but also initiated many British officers and local loyalists. (Source: Freemasonry in Pennsylvania, 1727-1907)



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