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Letter from Edward A. Raymond to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1845 March 8

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Letter from Edward A. Raymond to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated March 8, 1845. In this letter, Raymond, a member of the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, asks Sovereign Grand Commander Gourgas to “pardon” his late reply; a series of…

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1832 January 20

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Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated January 20, 1832. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Holbrook of the Southern Jurisdiction writes that he has received Gourgas’ copy of R. de Montaleau’s letter. Holbrook regrets…

Receipt for jewels, 1795 June 10

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Receipt for jewels. Dated June 10, 1795. An itemized receipt for jewels purchased by Columbian Lodge from Paul Revere and Son. Signed by Paul Revere.

Letter from John Davan to Columbian Lodge, 1797

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Letter from John Davan to Columbian Lodge. Dated 1797. This letter from John Davans petitions Columbian Lodge for relief that will allow him to travel to Salem, Massachusetts, from Boston.

Manuscript copy of an advertisement, 1796 May 7

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Manuscript copy of an advertisement. Dated May 7, 1796. This document, possibly a copy of an advertisement used in a local newspaper, announces the move of Columbian Lodge to its new location in Market Square near Faneuil Hall. Signed by John Coles,…

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1827 December 24

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Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated December 24, 1827. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Holbrook of the Southern Jurisdiction expresses his remorse for the confusion regarding his letter of November 29. Explains…

Order of exercises at the installation of the officers of Columbian Lodge, 1849 December 21

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Order of exercises at the installation of the officers of Columbian Lodge. Dated December 21, 1849. This document provides the order of exercises for the public installation of Columbian Lodge's officers. Includes lyrics for four pieces of music from…

Petition to form a Rose Croix chapter and consistory in Boston, 1845 June 25

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Petition to form a Rose Croix chapter and consistory in Boston. Dated June 25, 1845. This petition from a group of Boston Freemasons, but written by Sovereign Grand Commander John James Joseph Gourgas, asks for the Supreme Council's authority to form…

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…

Letter from President Andrew Johnson to Worshipful Master Charles T. Gay, 1868 September 28

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A letter from President Andrew Johnson to Worshipful Master Charles T. Gay. Dated September 28, 1868. In this letter, Johnson acknowledges his receipt of Gay’s copy of the Star of Bethlehem Lodge by-laws and expresses his pleasure at the mention of…