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  • Collection: Scottish Rite Documents

Certificate of Appointment to the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, for Giles Fonda Yates, 33°.

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This patent, dated July 5, 1828, admitted Giles Fonda Yates, 33°, as an Active Member of the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. Document in the hand of John James Joseph Gourgas, who was Grand Secretary General of the Supreme Council at…

Circular Throughout the Two Hemispheres

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Circular announcing the formation of the first Supreme Council, located at Charleston, South Carolina. This is the foundation document of the Ancient and Accepted (Scottish) Rite. This copy signed by John Mitchell (Grand Commander) and signed and…

Patent issued to Samuel Stringer

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Patent issued by Henry Andrew Francken to Samuel Stringer, dated December 6, 1768. Reverse of document contains manuscript note, dated December 8, 1802, stating that Stringer transfers "this My Warrant & Seals" to Christopher C. Yates.

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Appointment of Clinton F. Paige as Deputy of the Supreme Council for the District of New York

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Document appointing Clinton F. Paige Deputy for New York, dated April 6, 1878. Appointment notes that vacancy was created upon the death of Orrin Welch, who previously held the position. Document in manuscript.

Certificate of appreciation issued to Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, Mayor of Boston

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Certificate issued to Nathaniel Shurtleff, Mayor of Boston, by the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, for "their high appreciation of the most cordial and fraternal welcome extended" to them by Shurtleff during the Supreme Council's…

Copy of a patent issued to Moses Michael Hays

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Moses Michael Hays' own copy of a patent issued to Hays by Henry Andrew Francken, dated December 6, 1768. The patent deputized Hays with the powers of a Deputy Grand Inspector "in the West Indies and North America," under the Rite of Perfection. …

Charter for the Boston Council, Princes of Jerusalem

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Charter issued to the Boston Council, Princes of Jerusalem, dated March 11, 1863. Signed by Winslow Lewis (1799-1875), in his capacity of Secretary General for the Supreme Council, and Killian H. Van Rensselaer (1800–1881), in his capacity as…

Appointment of John Christie as Deputy of the Supreme Council for the State of New Hampshire

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Certificate appointing John Christie as Deputy of the Supreme Council for the State of New Hampshire, dated January 1, 1852. Signed by Edward Raymond in his capacity has Sovereign Grand Commander and attested by Charles W. Moore in his capacity as…

Dispensation for Raymond Lodge of Perfection and Raymond Council, Princes of Jerusalem

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This dispensation from the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, empowered Masons living in the city of Lowell, Massachusetts, to form the Raymond Lodge of Perfection and the Raymond Council, Princes of Jerusalem. Dated July 1, 1857, and…

Dispensation for a Consistory at Lowell, Massachusetts

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This dispensation from the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, empowered Masons living in the city of Lowell, Massachusetts, to form a Consistory. Dated July 10, 1860, and signed by Sovereign Grand Commander Edward Raymond.