|B.A.||the manuscripts of the Amsterdam lodge, La Bien Aimée, to be|
|found at the library in the Grand Lodge of the Netherlands, 22|
|Fluwelenburgwal, The Hague|
|B.L.||British Library, London|
|B.N.||Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris|
|B.N.U.||Bibliothèque Nationale, et Universitaire, Strasbourg|
|FM||Freemasonry collection, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris|
|G.L.||the library in the Grand Lodge of the Netherlands, The Hague|
|Kloss MSS||always refers to the collection of that title in the library of the|
|Grand Lodge of the Netherlands, The Hague|
In general I have neither modernized the foreign languages nor sought to provide French accent marks not supplied by the original eighteenth-century authors. The original language is given in footnotes for the specialist reader; translations are intended to give the sense of the text with specialists expected to consult the original for the full text. It should be remembered that many Dutch writers of French were using a second language and, as a result, their French can be somewhat eccentric. Many scribes recorded masonic minutes, but not for twentieth-century readers. Every effort has been made to keep this author's errors of transcription to a minimum.
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Publication information: Book title: Living the Enlightenment:Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Europe. Contributors: Margaret C. Jacob - Author. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1991. Page number: xi.
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