Senator Henry M. Teller's 33 Degree Masonic Items #110658

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Senator Henry M. Teller's 33 Degree Masonic Items  #110658
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Personal Mason book: inscribed gold letters, leather bound "Henry Moore Teller 33 degree, Grand Herald, Inspector General Colorado, Official Bulletin of the Supreme Council, Vol. X" Published June 1890, compliments of J. C. Batchelor. Excellent condition, 845 pages plus Index. Included with this book is Teller's 50 year Masonic pin. Also the speech of Hon. Henry M. Teller of Colorado in the Senate of the United States, Wednesday, April 29, 1896: "Revenue Not The Remedy: Only the Free Coinage of Silver can restore the Par of Exchange and bring a Return of Prosperity." Condition: fragile, paper yellowed with age. Small 1/2 inch tear on top cover. Teller (1830-1914) was a four term Senator from Colorado, and unquestionably a major factor in Colorado politics. His major accomplishments were protecting Indian owned land for them, even though Congress found other ways to rip off Indian lands over time. A second achievemeent was to keep Cuba free from Spain after teh Spanish-American war.

Henry Moore Teller (1830 – 1914) was an American politician from Colorado, serving as a US senator between 1876–1882 and 1885–1909, also serving as Secretary of the Interior between 1882 and 1885. He strongly opposed the Dawes Act, intended to break up communal Native American lands and force assimilation of the people, accurately stating that it was directed at forcing the Indians to give up their land so that it could be sold to white settlers. Among his most prominent achievements was authoring the Teller Amendment following the Spanish–American War, insuring the U.S. would not annex Cuba but help it gain independence from Spain. State: Colorado City: Denver Date: