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Samuel Clayton: Forger, Freemason, Freeman’ by Margaret Smith (Anchor Books, 2017)

Commission Court, Dublin, 1815. Samuel Clayton did not look much like a criminal. Standing just shy of 5 foot 5, the brown-haired engraver beheld the court with hazel eyes that peered out from behind wire-framed spectacles. His freemason friends had put in a good word for him. His dutiful record as a church-going Protestant was […]
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