By 1756 Benjamin Franklin had amassed a large personal fortune and operated a printing, and publishing businesses while he spent most of his time now working in public affairs, scientific experiments, and philanthropy. Prior to this success in 1955 Benjamin Franklin was nominated to the Royal Society of London for Improving the Natural Knowledge, and the recently established Society Instituted at London for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce founded by William Shipley and ten other enthusiasts2 . Shortly after William Shipley wrote a colonial friend named Dr. Alexander Garden of South Carolina informing him of the progress being made with the new Society Instituted at London for encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and also included a copy of Benjamin Franklin’s writings “Plan for promoting of Useful Knowledge among the British Plantations in America3”.
At the suggestion of some of William Shipley friends he wrote Benjamin Franklin on September 13 inviting him to be a corresponding member of the society which eventually reached Philadelphia in November in which Franklin replied that he would accept the membership, and included twenty guineas to be used for the benefit of Great Britain. Shortly after though Franklin learned that his letter had been “miscarried”, in otherwise was never delivered; Franklin then sent an additional copy which arrived in London and was read during the Society meeting on the 18th of August the following year. During the year of 1757 Benjamin Franklin travelled to Bear Inn; South Hampton, England on January 26th, 1757 by invitation of William Shipley, spending the majority of his time travelling between towns and cities to attend meetings with the Royal Society, Club of Honest Whigs, The Literary Club at Prince of Wales Tavern in Conduit Street, Whitehall, and on certain occasions Franklin also attended the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.
Benjamin Franklin is recorded in the minutes of a Royal Society meeting reading a letter from John Hughes a merchant of Philadelphia4 which read “I herewith put into your Hands Thirty two Dollars, which I desire you’ll present to the Society you mentioned to me some time ago, and be pleased to let them know I commit it to their Direction to be laid out either for the good of Great Britain or America as they think proper”. Thanks, was given to Mr. Franklin and Mr. Hughes and the meeting was adjourned shortly after and due to an illness, it’s documented that Benjamin Franklin did not attend the next few meetings of the Royal Society as documented he did not attend his next meeting until 14 December of the same year.
Annotated as a “General Meeting” held once a year to discuss the Royal Societies “Plan” in which sixty seven members attended and a letter from Dr. Samuel Madden in Ireland was read to the members which said the following “I am rejoiced at Mr. Franklin’s coming over with so good a Plan which to the shame of government as been overlooked such a number of years. If our Colonies be not properly modelled and protected nothing but Ruin and Disgrace can follow….”5 The meeting concluded and the minutes were recorded but not before it was ordered that “taking down the Names of Members present at each meeting will no longer take place”.6 Which as a result of this rule change made it even more difficult to determine meetings that Benjamin Franklin attended with the elite private club. Luckily, minutes for each Royal Society meeting continued to record events within the meetings and a record of Benjamin Franklin’s service to both the Royal Society and its elite members maintains additional records, Eventually Benjamin Franklin left England for the Americas again on the August 8th 1762 in which he resumed correspondence with William Strahan and the Royal Society and other members of the society multiple letters can be found in the Franklin National Archives that show regardless of the distance between the Royal Society and Franklin; he continued to be interested in the Royal Society affairs.7
In March of 1777 Benjamin Franklin left for London for the final time as he was thrust into serving the revolutionary clause for the Americas. He was still considered a standing member in the Royal Society at the time, and was even included in the Royal Societies first published registrar in 1778 and was sent to Franklin anonymously by Joshua Steele, who was a committee chairman of the Royal Society and continued writing leaders tied to the Royal Society and on 18 August 1780 he wrote James Russel whom was President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh which was rooted in association with the illuminati8 which will also tie together multiple different elite or secret societies as “sects” within or outside of the illuminati society.
Colonial Script existed during the 1700’s in the American Colonies, and they Colonies were doing quite well for themselves, no one paid income taxes, and prices continued to remain steady without inflationary worry. This Colonial Scrip which was paper fiat money but very different from the pre-revolution era money like “Continental Currency” that was issued during the American revolution. Colonial Scrip was not backed by gold or silver and was born during a time when gold and silver in the Colonies was scarce. The Colonial Script however we are “bills of credit” that the governments of colonies created. They issued these this paper money and charged low interest when it loaned the “Colonial Scrip” as paper money to citizens; land was used as collateral and directly attributed to the interest income lowering the tax burden of the people and contributed to their prosperous growth as the colonies continued to rise up.
As one colony began issuing their own currency due to lack of gold and silver, other Colonies began to issue their own currency in the form of paper money which began to serve as the medium of exchange for each respective colony, and some colonies did manage their currency better than other colonies. Pennsylvania “Colonial Scrip” was considered to be the “most effective” since they only issued enough currency notes that were relative to the demands of trade. Benjamin Franklin helped create the “Colonial Scrip1 as he further writes about the utility of the “Colonial Scrip” although Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin said in his book about Benjamin Franklin in the 1883 book Ideas for a Science of Good Government “After Franklin had explained…to the British Government as the real cause of prosperity, they immediately passed laws, forbidding the payment of taxes in that money. This produced such a great inconvenience and misery to the people, that it was the principle cause of the Revolution. A far greater reason for a general uprising than the Tea and Stamp Act, was the taking away of paper money.9
Revolutionary War was officially launched against England and was followed by the Declaration of Independence shortly thereafter. History books embellish and erroneously teach that it was the tax on tea that was the catalyst for the American Revolution. As all the facts were discussed between the founding fathers and in an effort to protect the United States and most importantly themselves from International Bankers declared in the American Constitution in 1787 that “Congress shall have the power to coin money and regulate the value of money”. Directly disputing the Stamp Act and the Tea Party misinformation.
The 1782 Congress of Wilhelmsbad was a massive meeting where the recently titled Duke of Brunswick Fredrick Charles Ferdinand decided to solve his doubts between secret organizations and the links between their political applications in the eighteenth century5 due to the death of his brother Duke of Brunswick Augustus William in 1781 shortly after Christian Wilhelm von Dohm published Upon the Civil Amelioration of the Condition of the Jews which was described by historians such as Heinrich Graetz as “painting Christians as cruel barbarians and the Jews as illustrious martyrs (ibid), the Weishaupt’s illuminati in 1782 occurred simultaneously with the admission of the Jews to Masonic lodges6. Augustus William, Duke of Brunswick had a historic lineage within Free Masonry dating back to Fredrick the Great who ruled Prussia until 1786 and joined the Freemasons in 17387. After his death his brother Fredrick Charles Ferdinand took up the mantle of Duke of Brunswick and allied with Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel to bring the entire German freemasonry under the control of the illuminati and the response from many of the other delegates attending the 1782 Congress of Wilhelmsbad was to join8..
As the 1782 Congress of Wilhelmsbad was ultimately a formal event in which the Masonic Lodges began accepting people of Jewish ancestory9, and the merging between the Free Masonry10 and the illuminati11. Although each of these groups’ historical evidence throughout history provides insight into these secret societies. This history is conveniently omitted from educational History in lieu of the “conspiracy theory” label although even documents within the National Archive or other government archives show a clear distinction between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact as this history resurfaces through recently declassified government documents. Gary Allen made the connection in illumunism, The Great Conspiracy in which he extrapolated “The power and influence of the illuminati achieved a great leap forward through a formal alliance with continental Freemasonry that was sealed during the Congress of Wilhelmsbad which began July 16 1782, when representatives of some three million members of Europe’s secret societies met and adopted organizational plans formulated by the illuminati12