The Scottish Rite is a branch of the Freemasons. An early Freemason lodge in Edinburgh Scotland has record books that date back to 1599, although their beginnings go farther back.
Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical series, The Lion’s Trace Available here:
The Lies of the Lion (Book 1)
The Guild (Book 2)
The Last Quadroon (Book 3)
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