THE PRINCIPLES OF MASONIC LAW
A Treatise On the Constitutional Laws, Usages, And
Landmarks Of Freemasonry
by Albert Gallatin Mackey
"The Lexicon of Freemasonry," "The Mystic Tie,"
"Legends and Traditions of Freemasonry,"
Grand Lecturer and Grand Secretary of The Grand Lodge of South Carolina;
Secretary General of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Rite for
the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, Etc., Etc., Etc.
"Est enim unum jus, quo devincta est hominum societas, quod lex
constituit una; quĉ lex est recta ratio imperandi atque prohibendi, quam qui
ignorat is est injustus."
Cicero de Legibus. c. XV.
Jno. W. Leonard & Co., Masonic Publishers,
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by Jno. W. Leonard &
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for
the Southern District of New York.
Brother J.J.J. Gourgas,
Sovereign Grand Inspector General in the Supreme Council for the Northern
Jurisdiction of the United States,
I Dedicate This Work,
As a Slight Testimonial of My Friendship and Esteem for Him
As a Man,
And of My Profound Veneration for His Character
As a Mason;
Whose Long and Useful Life Has Been Well Spent in the
Laborious Prosecution of the Science,
And the Unremitting Conservation of the Principles of Our