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Edmund Burke
[Edmund Burke]
January 12, 1729 July 9, 1797
"Toleration is good for all or it is good for none."
Anglo-Irish statesman and Member of Parliament who favoured the cause of the American colonies, advocated the abolition of the slave trade and emancipation of Catholics, and denounced the use of First Nation warriors against American colonists.
Burke championed John Wilkes who was made a member of Jerusalem Lodge No. 44 at King's Bench Prison on 3 March 1769.
Jerusalem Lodge No. 44, Clerkenwell, London

Source: Denslow, vol. I, p. 155.

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