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FREEMASONRY AND FRIENDLY SOCIETIES

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FREEMASONRY AND FRIENDLY SOCIETIES

It has long been customary for men to form societies, the activities of which are kept secret to the members. But friendly societies have been subject to broad control by Parliament, partly to facilitate their work and more especially because they undertake to pay benefits in return for contributions. Freemasonry, however, promises no monetary benefits and controls its own activities.

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Ian Gordon Lythgoe, M.COM., Chief Research Officer, the Treasury, Wellington.

Last updated 23-Apr-09


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