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Richard Jordan Gatling
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Born 1818-09-12
Died 1903-02-26
Inventor of the Gatling gun, member of the Knights of the Golden Circle.
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Stidger delivers a leter of introduction from Grand commander Bullitt to Grand Commander Dodd. The two other men with Dodd at the time was Doctor Gatling, and news paper owner Joseph Bingham.

After introductions Stidger tells Dodd about the Union spy named Coffin, and how Doctor Bowles had dispatched two assassins after him.

Stidger also asks Dodd if he could get some Constitutions and By-Laws of the Sons of Liberty to take back with him as Bullitt did not have any and needed some to use to make copies from.

Dodd also goes over the first three degrees of initiation with Stidger. This is when Stidger gained knowledge of the Third degree having never taken any of the oaths.
Of these the most influential is what is called "education." Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part. What is essential in mass psychology is the art of persuasion. If you compare a speech of Hitler's with a speech of Edmund Burke, you will see what strides have been made in the art since the eighteenth century. What went wrong formerly was that people had read in books that man is a rational animal, and framed their arguments on this hypothesis. We now know that limelight and a brass band do more to persuade than can be done by the most elegant train of syllogisms. It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if the can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment.
-Bertrand Russell