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  • Collection: Scottish Rite Documents

Manuscript copy of a letter from Nathan Hammatt Gould to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1848 December 5

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Manuscript copy of a letter from Nathan Hammatt Gould to John James Joseph Gourgas, Dated December 5, 1848. In this letter, Gould asks for Gourgas’ aid in setting up a Council or Consistory in Newport, Rhode Island. Gould also alludes to the…

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1827 January 15

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Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated January 15, 1827. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Holbrook of the Southern Jurisdiction replies that he prizes Gourgas sentiments expressed in his letter of January 8, 1827, and…

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

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Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated December 13, 1826. In this letter from Sovereign Grand Commander Moses Holbrook of the Southern Jurisdiction, Holbrook expresses the Southern Jurisdiction’s gratitude for Gourgas’ help.…

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…

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.

Letter from David Newcomb to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1845 November 3

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Letter from David Newcomb to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated November 3, 1845. In this letter to Sovereign Grand Commander Gourgas, David Newcomb of Albany, New York, relays information necessary to complete his Grand Council of Princes of…