In late 1824, Follen left Switzerland to be a Unitarian minister at Harvard.
LATER LINKS BETWEEN UNITARIANS & MASONIC REVOLUTION
Our next topic is a group of Unitarian conspirators, who are relatively well-known in American history as ministers and for things other than revolution.
John Brown had a group of men who he led intent on starting a revolution, a slave revolt that was meant to have far reaching effects. But John Brown did not do this on his own. What men supported John Brown, supplied him with his money and arms? And who was the real John Brown?
John Brown was a Mason.49 "Thanks to the Masonic scandal (the murder of Morgan), John Brown was now being drawn toward the ideas of conspiracy and secret organization."50 While many men were leaving the lodges because of Morgan's murder, Brown was attracted to it. Bear in mind, that contrary to popular mythology, Brown knew little about the Bible. He knew of one verse "the wages of sin is death" and he literally believed that it meant if someone sinned against you, you could blow him away. It is reported he picked up this revolting idea from hearing a Mormon sermon.
The Rosicrucian leader George Lippard, member of the Brethren of Light, who was seeking to create a Brotherhood which was to be "a poor Man's Masonry", personally influenced John Brown to become rabidly anti-slavery.50a
John Brown's eldest son John Brown, Jr., who also murdered and stole along side his father,
was a faithful Mason. John Brown, Jr. was also a lecturer on phrenology.
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