L I B R A R Y
EXCERPTS FROM "FREEMASONRY"
THE HALLIWELL MANUSCRIPT
EXCERPT FROM "HALLIWELL MANUSCRIPT"
T E X T I N O L D E N G L I S H
"Reson wolde that we sschol telle opunly
how and in what manner that the charges of masoncraft
was fyrst foundyd and ho gaf fyrste the name to hit of masonri.... And they resceyved the charge of
him that was here maister and here lorde, and went forth to Asure and bilde the cite of Nunyve in
the country of Plateas and other cities mo, ... and in this manner the craft of masonry was fyrst
preferryd and chargyd for a sciens... At the making of the Tur of Babilon, there was Masonrye
first made much of."
T E X T I N M O D E R N E N G L I S H
EXCERPT FROM "THE HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY"
"...the Legend ascribes the origin of
Masonry to the era of the building of the tower. Nimrod is made the first Grand Master and
makes the first charge- that is, frames the first Constitution that the Masons
ever had. From Babylon, Masonry was carried next into Egypt." End Quote,
- Dr. Albert Gallatin Mackey, The History of Freemasonry, p. 59.