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Letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Giles F. Yates, 1828 March 29

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Letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Giles F. Yates. Dated March 29, 1828. In this letter, Gourgas, a member of the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, states he has received Yates' letter of March 24. Gourgas has “obtained the roll…

Letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Giles F. Yates, 1827 October 6

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Letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Giles F. Yates. Dated October 6, 1827. In this letter, Gourgas, a member of the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, acknowledges the receipt of Yates’ letter of September 21. He apologizes for not…

Manuscript copy of a letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Charles W. Moore, 1845 September 3

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Manuscript copy of a letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Charles W. Moore. Dated September 3, 1845. In this manuscript copy of a letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Gourgas of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction inquires as to why the Supreme…

To Masons everywhere : a Masonic prospectus of the New York Era, between 1860-1870

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To Masons everywhere, a Masonic prospectus of the New York Era. Dated between 1860-1870. In this prospectus, the New York Era announces it will devote a "liberal portion of its columns" to the reporting of Freemasonry. Concludes with a solicitation…

Letter from Junius Brutus Booth to William Henry Sedley Smith, 1844 January 8

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Letter from Junius Brutus Booth to William Henry Sedley Smith. Dated January 8, 1844. In this letter, Junius Brutus Booth comments upon the New York City theater scene and his professional life as an actor. Booth also expresses his affection for the…

Letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Nathan Hammatt Gould. 1848 December 11

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Letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Nathan Hammatt Gould, Dated December 11, 1848. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Gourgas answers Gould’s letter of December 5th. Gourgas responds that “you will find herewith an original printed copy…

Manuscript copy of a letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to John Christie, 1850 July 29

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Manuscript copy of a letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to John Christie. Dated July 29, 1850. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Gourgas continues his warning to beware of "two certain intriguers not many miles from" Christie, who lived in…

Denunciation of the Comte de St. Laurent, a Cerneau follower, after 1838

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Denunciation of the Comte de St. Laurent, a Cerneau follower. Dated after 1838. In this document, Sovereign Grand Commander John James Joseph Gourgas denounces the Comte de St. Laurent, a Black Freemason and follower of Joseph Cerneau.

General convocation certificate issued by John James Joseph Gourgas to Edward A. Raymond and Charles W. Moore, 1848 February 26

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General convocation certificate issued by John James Joseph Gourgas to Edward A. Raymond and Charles W. Moore. Dated February 26, 1848. In this document, Sovereign Grand Commander Gourgas summons Raymond and Moore of Boston, Massachusetts, to attend…

Dispensation issued by the Supreme Council to form a Rose Croix chapter in Boston, 1845 June 25

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Dispensation issued by the Supreme Council to form a Rose Croix chapter in Boston. Dated June 25, 1845. This dispensation (a document usually given as a precursor to a charter) authorizes Edward A. Raymond, Abram A. Dame, and others to form a Rose…