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Demit issued to Perry Francis Adams Vanderzee, 1940 January 18

A demit issued by Castle William Lodge of Boston, Massachusetts, to Perry Francis Adams Vanderzee. Dated January 18, 1940. Signed by the Worshipful Master E. D. Kelsey.

Reading of the original charter 459, 1958

A 1958 printed transcription and facsimile of the 1784 charter issued by the Grand Lodge of England to African Lodge, No. 459, the first African American or Prince Hall Masonic lodge in America. The document is hand-signed by Grand Master James R.…