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Personal letter from Batterson

Handwritten. Reads "Mr. WH Hutchison I got your letter… found 3 men wanting to claim it… Williams and Hunt back but Hunt back gave in and if it belong to him he didn't want it so I got it and sent it to you. There is no… to you hope everything is satisfactory. We are all well hope to find you the same. Yours, WH Jamason". At the bottom, handwriting reads: "I don't think any of the claims is any good but yours".

Addressed to "All Genii, Kind and Major Kleagles, Kleagles and Citizens of the Invisible Empire, Knights (and Ladies) of the Ku Klux Klan of Kanada"

Addressed to "my faithful and esteemed Klansmen and Klanswomen". In light of C. Fowler's messages, must now look to the more vital issues at hand. Reads, "…with upturned faces, written over with a deeper trust, with a kindlier eye, and a warmer beat of the heart, realizing as never before that in the Invisible Empire are the forces, the issues and the life that abides forever". Continues to quote Tennyson, "I dreamed that stone by stone I reared a sacred flame, a temple, neither pagoda, mosque, nor church, but a loftier, simpler, always open-doored to every breath from Heaven, and Truth and Peace, and Love and Justice came and dwelt therein". Further quotes "To live as gently as I can,/ To be no matter where --a man;/ To take what comes of good or ill,/ And cling to faith and honor still;/ To do my best and let that stand,/ The record of my brain and hand;/ And then should failure come to me,/ Still work and hope for victory". Wishes Fowler continued success. Also notes that the Imperial Wizard is in poor health, but wishes to show signs of convalescence. Signed the Knights of Ku Klux Klan of Kanada.

Addressed to "All Genii, Kind and Major Kleagles, Kleagles and Citizens of the Invisible Empire, Knights (and Ladies) of the Ku Klux Klan of Kanada"

Reads: "It becomes my duty to-day to send you a message that tugs at my very heart strings. This message is one of farewell to you, since I am retiring from the position of Imperial Kligrapp of the organization. There is always a feeling of gratitude as well as of responsibility in the heart of the man, who through Providence, is permitted to bring any institution into existence. I shall always have the you and the pride of being the father of the Ku Klux Klan in Canada. It is the child of my heart's love, and of course, this love can never be diminished or the union broken. I go, believing I have made a worthy contribution to our Anglo Saxon cause and to Protestantism. This is some measure lessens my regret at going. My world has been done --my contributions made --the movement is well and powerfully established --the foundation made secure! The organization has produced many great souls and will yet produce an adequate and sincere, and able leadership. Trust these leaders and uphold and co-operate with them. This is my parting charge. I came to Canada for the purpose of setting up this movement. I came to give to it the very best in my life. That I have fulfilled my vow, I believe no one will question. All the while I have known that at the proper time, the movement should be turned over to worthy men and women in Canada, who have espoused the cause and accepted the obligation o carrying on the work. [...] I have the pleasure of realizing that we have many thousands of members who are faithful and true, scattered over the county all the way form Halifax to Vancouver. That these Klansmen and Klanswomen will "CARRY ON" to success, and greet victory, I have not the slightest doubt. My associations with his Lordship, J. MacNab Wilson, Imperial Wizard and with the other members of the Imperial Kloncilium and with the thousands of our citizens has been of such a nature as to bring to my soul, memories to be cherished forever. I part reluctantly with these fellowships. It grieves me to even think that I shall not likely see you again soon [...] I bid you God speed as you go forward in the great task of building this great cause in Canada. I charge you, faithful Klansmen and Klanswomen BE TRUE, BE LOYAL, STICK TOGETHER, PRACTISE THE PRINCIPLES of our great cause, ESCHEW PETTY JEALOUSIES, and DIFFERENCES, for your opportunities are all but infinite and your obligations are very great. As I go form you, conscious of my many shortcomings here in your midst, I earnestly solicit your prayers and a continuation of that blessed fraternity and friendship which I have had from every one of you. Let nothing divide or disturb your course. Our enemy is united through fear and external force. Our Unity must be from choice and deep moral conviction. Practice Clannishness and secrecy and keep your eye on the pole star of our great cause. May God bless the Cause and you". Signed by C. Lewis Fowler, Imperial Kligrapp.

Personal Bulletin

Titled "Personal Bulletin", addressed to "All Genii, Imperial Representatives, King and Major Kleagles, Kleagles and Klanswomen in Canada". Addressing recent questions about the "Second Order of Klankraft -Knights Kamelia -as to its rightful authority", desires to explain their history. Outlines the historical background of the Knights Kamelia, starting from its copyright in 1927 by C. Lewis Fowler, who was then the Imperial Kligrapp of the Order of Klankraft in Canada. Then, two groups of the Klan in Canada amalgamated, and Fowler became Imperial Wizard. He then set up his own official body and adopted his own methods of procedures, but Mr. fauve soon claimed that Fowler could not do this work. The copyright document is in Toronto Headquarters but requires further certification. Therefore, any attempt to delegate authority to Knights Kamelia is in violation of the copyright privileges. Document signed by C. Lewis Fowler and J.H. Hawkins.

Funeral Ceremony for All Departed Klansmen and Klanswomen

Titled "Funeral Ceremony for All Departed Klansmen and Klanswomen". Reads First, all those who participate in the ceremony must be robed; Two, those in the procession must make and hold the sign of "Klan Loyalty", or the sign of the Quadrate, which is also the sign of Klannishness; Three, they must march in single file to the grave, whereby t he Exalted Cyclops will end and carry the mounted flag, followed by the Kludd carrying a Bible opened at Romans 12th Chapter, followed by the Klaliff holding the Fiery Cross, followed by the Klonkard carrying an unsheathed sword, which he carries in "perpendicular salute, point upward, and directly in front of him"; Four, the procession will march slowly around the grave twice, stopping so the Kludd is directly at head of the grave, and the presiding Kludd, or Minister, will direct time of lowering casket or filling grave; Five, stand quietly and hold sign of Klan Loyalty with heads bowed, where the Kludd will read Romans 12, 1-8, and all will say "Non Silba Sed Anthar" at the end; Six, in a "slow solemn voice", will recite "God give us men", then the Cyclops will say in a "slow deep voice", "Faithful Klansmen and Klanswomen, just such a man has gone from us to join the Invisible Host beyond ... God be praised for him"; Seven, sing "Nearer my God to Thee"; Eight, the Kludd will lead in prayer and conclude with Amen; Nine, led by the Kludd, the Quadrate will face the flag and salute and will "make sign of Fiery Cross as they face it", then return back to the grave and raise their left hand to salute to the grave, saying in unison "Farewell, brother Klansmen, rest in peace until the resurrection morning"; Ten, Led by the Kludd, then the E.C., Klaliff, and Klokard, they will step to grave and put a "red flower" down, "symbolic of sacrifice", and all others will do the same and place "white flowers", "symbolic of purity", then all bow and make a sign of Quadrate for a moment of silence; Eleven, setting the flag fat the very edge of grave corner, and the Fiery Cross at the other edge, the Kludd will raise his left hand over the grace and say "And now may the God of all grace, who brought forth from the tomb our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection and the Life, be, and abide with you all, now and forever more, Amen"; Twelve, after the Amen, the E.C. will lead the procession from the grace in same manner he led them to the grave. Notes at the end that all robing and disrobing "must be done out of sight of all spectators".

Final Klonvocation Bulletin

Titled "Final Klonvocation Bulletin", addressing "all Klansmen and Klanswomen". According to the bulleting, the Klonvocation committee is making its final arrangement for the Klonvocation on Jan 17 and 18 at a hall on 22 College Street just west of Yonge St. Starting at 10:30am, everyone must show their national pass card or have their Imperial dues to gain access. Each Klan of the Knights or Ladies of the Ku Klux Klan of Canada is entitled to one delegate, a "Kleeper", for the first 100 members, and an extra Kleeper for each 100 above that. First business will be the election of an Imperial Wizard, who will then to elect remaining members, then to determine who be elected to Cabinet. The ladies will do the same but in a different room in the same building, as well as adopt a Constitution. Document signed by the Special Klonvocation Committee.

Bulletin No. 43

Explaining the need to increase membership and "develop a nobler manhood". Mentions also that they have received "public recognition from the K.K.K. of U.S.A., which Grand Dragon G.E. Carr stated: "Our doors in the U.S. are open to Canadian Klansmen who operate their own Klans as Canadian organizations. our doors are closed to any group that follow banished Americans who are over here. The U.S. Klan does not know how to operate in Canada, doesn't want to operate in Canada, and isn't going to. And the U.S. klan doesn't want Canadians to have banished American Klansmen operate their klans for them". Goes on to update the Fowler is out of Canada for good, and that there is talks between the K.K.K. of K. and the Canadian Knights of the K.K.K. to amalgamate. Explains further that a "nobler manhood" is developed by "cultivating the ideals that build for higher things. Klankraft is essential to the real Canadian gentlemen to-day, and to this and worth0while activities should be undertaken. At this period it has become easier to obtain intoxicating liquors, and we wish to emphatically state from Imperial headquarters that no intoxicating drinks shall be permitted within our Klaverns, or on our Open Air Fields where Demonstrations are held". Emphasizes also the need to show one's Imperial Pass Card to prove he is a Klansman when gaining admittance. Signed J.S. Lord, Imperial Kligrapp, and George Marshall, Imperial Wizard.

Bulletin No. 39

Addressed to the "Faithful Klansmen and Klanswomen of the Ku Klux Canada". Emphasizing that neither G.A. Warren nor C. Lewis Fowler are functioning with Imperial Headquarters, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Kanada. Mentions a Convention held in Toronto on January 17 and 18 to elect fifteen Canadians, "100% British", at the Excelsior Life Bldg. Plans for the "summer campaign" are underway, such as organizing an Open Air Demonstration in Brockville and Kingston in June and July. They must determine dates and elect committees for transportation, ceremonial work, police work, press work, and membership work. Signed by J.S. Lord and George Marshall.

Special Bulletin #36

Begins with: "Loyalty to this Organization, to the Imperial Officers, and to the great Movement in which we are engaged, means much to each and every one of us. Let us try to accomplish more … In view of this, we must be continually on the alert, not only here at Headquarters, but at our Local Klaverns and Auxiliaries, to guard against the evil design of those not only from the outside, but from the inside of our own membership. We have nothing to fear from the outside if our membership is loyal to the duly elected and constituted officers, and supports them in their work for this great cause". Goes on to explain that they do not have the money for an "Investigation department", or a "Secret Service Department", so much depend on the cooperation of their membership. Further reiterates that dues must be handed in on time, and Units should be having regular meetings, reports should be handed in to Headquarters, and that the shipment of robes are coming in soon. Also mentions that 5 new units have been established in Nova Scotia, and that work in New Brunswick has been "satisfactory". Cautions: "Don't grumble -don't be a grouch -don't kill a meeting by knocking a Klansman. Don't say you cannot help or will not help, but be a booster. If your local Organization is not pledged 100 per cent, why not go to work to-day and make it 100 per-cent. This is the spirit that will make this Organization truly a success". Updates that Fowler is in New York, and lists names from different towns in Ontario that have been banished from the organization. In closing, "we trust that each Klansman may realise the truth contained in the resolution unanimously passed in the House of commons and in the Senate: 'Resolved, that as Canada is approaching the sixtieth anniversary of our founding as a Dominion the Parliament of Canada place on record its appreciation of the achievements of the Fathers of Confederation, and with united voice express the faith and confidence in the future of this our country and its development as a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations, owing allegiance to His Majesty the King. We trust that this commemoration will lend added inspiration to the patriotic fervor of our people, and afford a clearer vision of our aspirations and ideals, to the end that from sea to sea there may be developed a robust Canadian spirit, and in all things Canadian profounder national unity' ". Signed by George Marshall, Imperial Wizard, and J.S. Lord, Imperial Kligrapp.

Special Bulletin no. 36

Wishing to address the changing outlook of the Klan due to increased membership. Because they did not foresee this many members to enroll, the Klan has shifted from being a sectional organization to a national one. Apparently many members have been receiving letters from Dr. C. Lewis Fowler, who is attempting to seize control of the Klan, but ultimately failed and now "banished in Canada and also in the United States". On the second day of their recent Klonvocation, Fowler visited Headquarters and took "supplies", so they changed the locks and keys. Makes mention that, according to an auditor's report, Fowler received funds in 1925 in the amount of %5, 785, $390.03 in travelling expenses, and an additional $368.72 advanced to him, as well as some $3,670.000 and another $11145.16 for expenses in 1926. Also, Fowler and Jos. Ballons collected money that was never handed over to the Treasurer, he stole their official stamp design, and claims that Mrs. Ballons is leader of the Ladies of the Ku Klux Klan of Kanada despite it actually being Mrs. Lydia Barrett. The bulletin goes on to talk about his other allegations, such as his stealing official records from headquarters, not returning the "Second Order" upon his forced resignation, and spreads slander. The bulleting is signed by "J.S. Lord", Imperial Kligrapp.

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