In an environment of general suspicion of "secret" fraternal organizations and in the immediate aftermath of the American "Odd Fellows" splintering off from the British "Oddfellows," The Odd Fellows' Amulet
was written and published in 1848. The Reverend Bristol is a thorough, passionate, and thoroughly passionate defender of Odd Fellowship. There is nothing wrong with having emotion behind your beliefs, after all.
From the notion that Odd Fellowship is anti-Christian, to the charge that Odd Fellowship is meant to undermine legitimate government, to the claim that Odd Fellowship is merely Free Masonry under a different name, the Reverend answers all. Whether the reader is an Odd Fellow, an Oddfellow, or merely curious, he will at least come away with a better understanding of an organization that today claims millions of members around the world and performs many worthwhile charitable services.