“… Soon, however, in the bowels of darkness, there grew many errors concerning them (note from Bro. A. – The Knights Templar), and from these errors came: hatred, jealousy, persecution, greed, calumny, false witness, and lastly death; so a portion of this Society perished by Torture, in Bloody Ruin. Three evil companions had made this inhuman design, and carried out this horrendous and unnatural act. The political history of the times describes them under the names Clement V., Pope of Rome, Philip le Bel, King of France, and Nogareth, Philip’sChancellor, and they are distinguished by the terrible memory of a thousand black deeds which have been branded onto posterity.”

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