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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…

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1826 April 13

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Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated April 13, 1826. In this letter, Moses Holbrook, Lieutenant Commander of the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, responds that he has received Gourgas’ package, which is before the…

Letter from Peter Le Barbier Duplessis to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1815 July 6

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Letter from Peter Le Barbier Duplessis to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated July 6, 1815. In this letter, Duplessis, one of the principal leaders in the establishment of the Lodge of Perfection in Philadelphia, asks Gourgas to confer the “High…

Letter from Archibald Bull to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1848 January 20

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Letter from Archibald Bull to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated January 20, 1848. In this letter, Archibald Bull, a member of the Supreme Council, states to Sovereign Grand Commander Gourgas that he has seen Gourgas’ November 8th letter, which was…

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.

Letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Edward A. Raymond, 1847 November 8

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Letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Edward A. Raymond. Dated November 8, 1847. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Gourgas pushes Edward A. Raymond, Charles W. Moore, and Reuel Baker to take a stand against the decision of the Supreme…

Handwritten supplique for Killian H. Van Rensselaer, 1845 June 17

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Handwritten supplique for Killian H. Van Rensselaer. Dated June 17, 1845. This supplique or application, written by Sovereign Grand Commander John James Joseph Gourgas, declares Killian H. Van Rensselaer's intention to join the Supreme Council,…

Handwritten summons from Sovereign Grand Commander John James Joseph Gourgas to Edward A. Raymond, 1847 November 22

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Handwritten summons from Sovereign Grand Commander John James Joseph Gourgas to Edward A. Raymond. Dated November 22, 1847. In this handwritten summons addressed to Edward A. Raymond, Sovereign Grand Commander Gourgas directs Raymond, Charles W.…

Connecticut Freemasons' oath of fealty to the Supreme Council, 1864 July 28

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Connecticut Freemasons' oath of fealty to the Supreme Council. Dated July 28, 1864. In this document, a group of Freemasons from Connecticut swears allegiance to the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.

Letter from Sovereign Grand Commander Peter W. Ray to the Supreme Council, 1884 September

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Letter from Sovereign Grand Commander Peter W. Ray to the Supreme Council. Dated September 1884. In this letter from Sovereign Grand Commander Peter W. Ray to the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, Ray provides a history of his Supreme…