History of the Abduction and Murder of Capt. William Morgan

History of the Abduction and Murder of Capt. William Morgan

Author: 
David C. Miler

Morgan's disappearance, after announcing that he would "expose" freemasonry's secrets in a book, resulted in an anti-mason movement in the US. 

Book Excerpt: 
William Morgan was a native of the State of Virginia, born in Culpeper county in the year 1775 or 6, and a mason by trade. Having by his industry accumulated a fund sufficient for the purpose, he commenced business as a trader or merchant in Richmond in that State. During his residence there, in October 1819, he married Lucinda Pendleton, the oldest daughter of Rev. Joseph Pendleton of the Methodist connection, and a respectible planter, residing in Washington county. he removed from the State of Virginia in the fall of 1821, and commenced the business of a brewer, near York in Upper Canada. The destruction of his establishment by fire, reduced him from a comfortable situation to poverty and rendered it necessary for him to resume his trade of a mason with that intention he moved to Rochester in this State, where he labored at that business for some time.
Year of Publication: 
Mon, 1827-01-01
City of Publication: 
New York
Book Publisher: 
Ezra Z. Cook