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  • Subject is exactly "Scottish Rite (Masonic order) -- History."

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A letter from President Harry S. Truman to Sovereign Grand Commander Melvin M. Johnson. Dated January 24, 1950. In this letter, Truman references the “Italian situation” or the state of Freemasonry in Italy after World War II. The war had destroyed…

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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…

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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.

Patent in…

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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. …

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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…

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A draft of a letter sent to Secretary of State James G. Blaine from the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, which expresses sympathy for the recent death of President James Garfield.

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A draft of a set of resolutions composed by the Supreme Council for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction and dated September 20, [1881]. In this document, the Supreme Council expresses their "regret, sympathy, and mourning" for the sudden death of…

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This circular from Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, informs members and bodies subordinate to the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, about a new statute adopted by the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, and issued in…

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A circular issued by the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, to all Freemasons living in New York and New Jersey. The circular details the granting of charters and dispensations from a New York City-based Supreme Council (i.e. the Hays…

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This circular issued by the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, responds to attacks from F. T. B. Clavel and others.

Begins: "Whereas, slanderous attacks void of the least semblance of truth, have been reiterated, published, and…