Jon Presco | 15 Jul 19:24 2006
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Masonic Branch of My Family Took on the Habsburg Family

Masonic Branch of My Family Took on the Habsburg Family

(Photos: Fremont and his Hungarian Bodyguard. Jesse Benton. Kossuth 
the 'Angel of Freedom. Maximilan von Habsburg, Emperor of Mexico.)

http://wampumkeeper.com/Guelphhill.html

"It is very likely that the Jessie Scouts assisted in the delivery 
of funds from Sheridan's headquarters to Juarez in what Sheridan 
described as a "covert program" of supporting the Mexican liberals 
against Maxmilian's army."

"Sheridan began to send his "trusty scouts," as he referred to them 
in telegraphed reports to Grant, into northern Mexico to collect 
information on the French army and their allies. "

"When the Habsburg "camarilla" repealed the new laws and sent an 
army to crush Hungary, Kossuth raised a defense force which defeated 
and expelled the invaders by May 1849. The Hungarian Parliament 
dethroned the Habsburg dynasty in 1849 and elected Kossuth Governor 
of the country. All that prompted the Russian Czar, the leading 
member of the "Unholy Alliance," to dispatch 300,000 soldiers to 
help his imperial brother, Francis Joseph. "

Hungarian Officers, who fled the Habsburgs and Imperial Russians, 
became members of John Fremont's bodyguard and his wife's 'Jesse 
Scouts' who conducted clandestine opperation into Mexico and helped 
dethrone Emperor Maximilan von Habsburg and install Benito Juárez as 
the Mexico's leader. Juarez and his backers were Freemasons, as was 
Jesse Benton's family.  Jesse's father, Senator Thomas Hart Benton, 
was the author of Manifest Destiny, and thus was keen on keeping the 
French, the Russians, and the Habsburgs out of North America. The 
Hungarian Freedom Fighters were Masons and Fourty-Eighters.

My niece, Drew Benton, is California Royalty. Fremont invaded 
California and took it from Mexico. Drew's half-sister is named 
after Jesse Benton. In the marriage of her parents, came together 
the Freemasons and Orange Order who opposed Catholic rule. This 
history may constitute the foremost history in regards to the 
Habsburg's contact with America.  

Several authors, and the movie 'The Davinci Code' suggest Maximilan 
is descended from Jesus.  If this is remotely true, then one must 
look at truly important history generated by the offspring of the 
Son of God. John Fremont was the co-founder of the Republican Party 
that was an Abolitionist party. Fremont authored the first 
emancipation of slaves. 

" Lt. Col. Henry Young escorted a large group of veteran soldiers 
into Mexico where they had volunteered to serve as a body guard for 
one of Juarez' commanders"

Did the Jesse Scouts protect Mexican Freemasons? 

http://www.srmason-sj.org/council/journal/jun01/kruger.html

http://www.hungaryemb.org/Pictures4/060315Congress/SimonyiBeszed.htm

The Imperial Mexicans and the French had actively supported the 
Confederacy and at the height of the Union blockade, the Mexican 
port of Matamoras was providing a great amount of the Confederacy's 
imports. With their history of support for the Confederacy and the 
movement of large numbers of former Confederate soldiers into 
Mexico, Grant began to be alarmed about the possibility of renewed 
hostilities from a Franco-Mexican-Rebel League that appeared to be 
forming. Once this possibility was recognized, Grant convinced 
Secretary of War Stanton and President Johnson of the potential 
danger they faced of a renewed war. 

Sheridan was ordered to place his strongest formations on the border 
as a demonstration of their intention to prevent any moves by the 
French, one of the world's superpowers at the time, toward the 
United States. At this time, Sheridan began to send his "trusty 
scouts," as he referred to them in telegraphed reports to Grant, 
into northern Mexico to collect information on the French army and 
their allies. Young, Rowand, and White were soon back into their old 
Confederate uniforms as they rode across the Rio Grande, posing as 
Confederate soldiers seeking to escape from the Union army's 
occupation of their home state. 

Most of the reports of their scouting operations were lost or safely 
filed away as they were all classified. The little that has emerged 
from the research shows that multiple trips were made into Mexico 
and, at one time, they were actively planning to kidnap the Imperial 
commander in Matamoras, General Meijia, as they had done with Harry 
Gilmor. Sheridan wrote to Grant that the loss of Meijia would have a 
major disrupting impact on the imperial defenders in that border 
city. 

It is very likely that the Jessie Scouts assisted in the delivery of 
funds from Sheridan's headquarters to Juarez in what Sheridan 
described as a "covert program" of supporting the Mexican liberals 
against Maxmilian's army. What is known is that large amounts of 
weapons were transferred from captured Confederate depots, as 
Sheridan said, "30,000 stand of muskets from the Baton Rouge Arsenal 
alone," to Juarez' army as they began to win victories. The 
magnitude of this "covert" operation was enormous and Grant made 
arrangements for General Schofield to take a leave of absence to 
command all of the liberal forces in their war against the French 
and their allies. Interestingly, Secretary of State Stanton opposed 
their plans and worked behind the scenes to bring about a diplomatic 
solution, going as far as securing the services of Schofield as an 
emissary to Paris. 

Late in 1866, possibly in December, Lt. Col. Henry Young escorted a 
large group of veteran soldiers into Mexico where they had 
volunteered to serve as a body guard for one of Juarez' commanders, 
General Escobedo. Sheridan later wrote that Young had done this on 
his own, as a private citizen, and he, Sheridan, had loaned money to 
him for the expedition. Sheridan also told two slightly differing 
versions of this story. 

http://www.wvcivilwar.com/jessie.shtml

http://www.missouricivilwarmuseum.org/mo-hungarian.htm

Maximilian was born in Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria, the second son 
of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria and his wife Sophie Friederike 
Dorothee Wilhelmine, Princess of Bavaria. His brother was Emperor 
Franz Josef of Austria (sometimes identified by the English spelling 
Francis Joseph). Maximilian was born as His Imperial and Royal 
Highness Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph, Prince Imperial and Archduke 
of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilian_of_Mexico

As the 19th Century went on, Mexican Masonry embraced the degree 
system authored by Albert Pike and grew ever more anticlerical, 
regardless of Rite. Meanwhile the two major political parties, 
Liberal and Conservative had developed. There were Masons in both, 
but predominantly among the Liberals. The great Mexican leader of 
the Nineteenth Century was, of course, Benito Juárez. When a new 
constitution was approved in 1857 that curtailed the power of the 
Roman Catholic Church, a Conservative rebellion started yet another 
civil war, known as the Reform War. When it ended with a Liberal 
victory in 1861, the Reform Laws were implemented, which included 
separation of Church and State, freedom of worship, civil marriage, 
and secularization of Church properties.

The exhausted country, however, was not granted respite. A new 
emperor, the Austrian Archduke Maximilian, was imposed in 1862 by 
French Emperor Napoleon III, with connivance of Mexican 
Conservatives. Again, Benito Juarez and his Liberals led the fight 
against the French occupation army and the second Mexican emperor 
ended like the first, before a firing squad, in 1867.

This may well have been the highest point of Freemasonry in Mexico, 
as most of the prominent actors in these crucial 10 years were 
Masons. The Lodges no longer acted directly in politics as earlier 
in the century, but the individual Masons certainly did, each in his 
sphere of activity. 
When Benito Juarez died, Mexico passed into the hands of Porfirio 
Díaz, also a Freemason. Paradoxically a liberal and a dictator at 
the same time, he upheld the secular principles of the liberal 
constitution while repressing political freedom. He also sought to 
bring some order out of the chaos of the Freemasonry of his time by 
creating a nationwide Gran Dieta or Grand Diet in which both 
Scottish and York Rite Masons participated. Before being dissolved 
later in the century, this body originated the regular Grand Lodges 
of the Mexican Republic. Indeed, the charters of some of the 
constituent Lodges of our York Grand Lodge of Mexico bear the 
signature of Porfirio Diaz. 

http://www.yorkrite.com/gcmx/os1999.html

http://wampumkeeper.com/Guelphhill.html

When the Habsburg "camarilla" repealed the new laws and sent an army 
to crush Hungary, Kossuth raised a defense force which defeated and 
expelled the invaders by May 1849. The Hungarian Parliament 
dethroned the Habsburg dynasty in 1849 and elected Kossuth Governor 
of the country. All that prompted the Russian Czar, the leading 
member of the "Unholy Alliance," to dispatch 300,000 soldiers to 
help his imperial brother, Francis Joseph. That intervention settled 
the fate of an independent Hungary. On August 11, 1849, Kossuth fled 
first to Turkey, where he was under government supervision for a 
year, and then to England. The fame of his cause circled the globe, 
and the United States pressed for his release, even sending the 
U.S.S. Mississippi to bring him to London. Greeted there as a hero 
of liberty, Kossuth campaigned for Hungarian freedom at every 
opportunity. His military bearing and oratorical ability won 
audiences to his cause, and in 1851, he journeyed to America, which 
he saw as the birthplace of modern liberty. Reflective of the 
popularity he enjoyed, Kossuth was greeted as "Freedom's Angel" by 
the famous American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson who welcomed him to 
Concord, Massachusetts. Horace Greeley, the famed journalist, called 
Kossuth a leader "of the first rank," and the poet John Greenleaf 
Whittier hailed him as "the noblest guest the Old World's wrong has 
given to the New World of the West."1 Little wonder that a 
monumental statue of Kossuth, according to its inscription, 
was "Erected by a Liberty Loving Race of Americans of Magyar Origin 
to Louis Kossuth, the Great Champion of Liberty" on Riverside Drive 
in New York City.2 Kossuth was the first foreigner after Lafayette 
to be invited to address both Houses of Congress in January 1851. 
Speaking everywhere to large audiences, Kossuth traveled throughout 
the United States and was naturally drawn to Freemasonry. In 1851, 
he wrote an extraordinary letter to Brother Ferdinand Bodmann, 
Worshipful Master of Lodge No. 133, Cincinnati, Ohio. He wrote:

http://www.srmason-sj.org/council/journal/jun01/kruger.html

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