n 1870, when there were only nineteen in the whole Union.
In 1876, when they reached their maximum in strength, there were 19,000.
Its aims were excellent, and it was the first secret society that admitted both men and women to membership.
Hutcheson, Francis, philosopher; born in County Down, Ireland, Aug. 8, 1694; was Professor of Moral Philosophy in Glasgow in 1729-46.
He clearly perceived the coming independence of the English-American colonies.
When, he inquired, have colonies a righence was the primary aim of the Americans.
Governor Shirley tried to allay the apprehension by declaring that the various governments of the colonies had such different constitutions that it would be impossible for them to confederate in an attempt to throw off the British yoke.
At all events, he said, they could not maintain such an independency without a strong naval force, which it must forever be in the power of Great Britain to hinder them from having.
Hutcheson died in Glasgow in 1746.