nd the entire South, as well as by our citizens generally:
Office of the Grand Master
of Knights Templar of the
United States of America.
Benjamin Brown French, Grand Master of Knights Templar of the United States of America:
To all True and Patriotic Templar:--Brotherly Love, Peace, Honor--An awful fratricidforting those who mourn.
Dated at the city of Washington.
on this 18th day of April, in the year of our Lord, 1861 and in the year of our Order 743.
B. B. French, Grand Master.
Justice]office of the Grand Masterof Knights Templer of Va., Lynchburg, Va., April 27, 1861. Hon. B. B. French. Grand Master Grand EncaHon. B. B. French. Grand Master Grand Encampment. Knights Templar of the United States: M. E. Sir Knight:
Your Circular of the 18th inst., relative to the "awful fratricidal conflict which seems to be impending" between the citizens of the North and the South, has been received; and as the people of the South are merely acting on the defensive in this conflict, those