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Old 21-02-2010, 09:41 PM   #17
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I thought it might be a show of loyalty to the crown which evolved after the US war of indepedence, which involved freemasons rebelling against the crown. My thinking was that it would be a way of ensuring that such people would not turn agaisnt their monarchs, especially with all the people they could meet who might have power or influence. Just a guess though
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