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Wednesday, 1 October 1913

Senator MAUGHAN (QUEENSLAND) - On page 1407 of Hansard, of the 23rd September, 1913, there appears a copy of a circular letter issued by a special committee of the Grand Lodge of the Loyal Orange Institution of Queensland, and to which reference was made in another place by the Honorable William Guy Higgs, M.H.R. I desire to say that the circular, a copy of which I have in my hand, has only just been brought under ray notice through its inclusion in Hansard, and that my name was used, not only without my authority, but absolutely without my knowledge. I am not a member of the Lodge in question, nor have I ever been a member of it. I neither approached the Lodge, nor was I approached by the Lodge, and my name was inserted in the circular without my authority. I strongly resent this, or any other unauthorized use of my name, for any purpose whatsoever.

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