Farr calls together the Second Order and assembles a seven member committee to investigate Mather’s allegations of fraud against Westcott.  The committee spends the next month doing what it can to interrogate both Westcott and Mathers about the origins of the Order.


Westcott denies the accusations of forgery, but beyond that, insists he wishes “to remain neutral in the matter.”  Mathers refuses to recognize the committee or to offer any evidence in support of his allegations.  Subsequently, Mathers dismisses Farr, annuls the committee, and threatens its members with “Punitive Current”.