That it is perfect, and that every essential fact that it is possible to ascertain in regard to the order is contained in it, he would not pretend to say; but he does say that he has made an honest effort in that direction flow far he has succeeded perhaps time only can demonstrate.Although there have been brief historical sketches of the order written, they have been produced generally for a purpose other than a simple development of the truth, and the writer knows of none, however brief, that has not contained more or less inaccurate statements, even as his may be found to do, but none have been knowingly made, and he has tried to present every fact in an unbiased manner.That his book will meet with favorable criticism, he hopes; that it will also receive some unfavorable comment, he expects.
The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Action Alliance gives the act much of the credit for the growing numbers.
The legislation provides federal funds for a variety of programs such as “Trauma to Trial,” which trains Virginia law-enforcement investigators and prosecutors to better deal with rape cases between people who know each other.
Many months of continuous labor have been bestowed upon it, and as he indites these words as his task is drawing to a close, it is with the desire that his readers will consider how hard it is for one to write unbiasedly of his own times, and of events in which lie has been an active participant, so that if the fiat person singular is sometimes singularly prominent, it is simply because a full recital of essential facts rendered it necessary, as he, has no desire to use both ends of the trumpet of fame.
He would be singularly remiss if he did not express his deep sense of obligation to the many brothers and sisters who have given him material assistance in se‑curing information that has helped to make the work both valuable and interesting; and he would also give expression to his sense of obligation to those more numerous sisters and brothers who have so generously confided in his ability to create a work worthy of their encouragement, and have manifested that confidence by subscribing in advance of its production, and thus rendered its publication possible.
We know that androgynous Masonry (so named from two Greek words signifying "man" and "woman,") was established in France in 1730, under the name of Adoptive Masonry, and that its Lodges were called adoptive Lodges.