On a vanished secret order: “Had politics, as in Masonry, been its main object, it would have held on with tenacity to its principles, as to the threads of life, and, disregarding its departure from sound morals, or patriotism, would still have contended, with the infatuation of a Mormonite, for the enjoyment, in secret, of that which in the eye of the public would overwhelm its members in confusions.”“A Traveller in the United States”, A Ritual and Illustrations of Free-Masonry and the Orange and Odd Fellows’ Societies, Accompanied by Numerous Engravings, and a Key to the Phi Beta Kappa, S. Thrne, Devon (Shebbear, near Hatherleigh, England), 1835, 251.