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Believing that the interesting history of Old Amity Lodge ought, in some, way to be preserved in print, lest sometime it be lost altogether, I have ventured upon the undertaking of compiling from the Lodge records and other sources, the following history of the Lodge from the first meeting of the founders in 1799, down to the present time.
Already the records of the Lodge have passed through two terrible fires, that each time destroyed almost everything else that the Lodge possessed. They were in both instances almost miraculously saved from destruction and the Lodge still has them all intact. At another time it may not be so fortunate. Again, the history of the Lodge is so connected with the history of Camden and the acts of its leading citizens, during the past century, that the latter would not be complete without the former.
In writing this history I have endeavored to cull from the records everything that is of importance and interest and to add anything authentic that I have been able to gather from other sources, including, among other things, short biographical sketches of the charter members, and of the "immortal nine," who preserved the charter and property of the Lodge during the dark days of Masonry.
Robinson, Reuel, "History of Amity Lodge, no. 6: free and accepted masons, Camden, Maine" (1897). Maine History Documents. 29.
Robinson, Reuel. 1897. History of Amity Lodge, no. 6: free and accepted masons, Camden, Maine. Camden [Me.]: Camden Pub. Co.
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