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  • Collection: Scottish Rite Documents

Published copy of the Southern Jurisdiction’s articles of confederation : between the Supreme Councils of the thirty-third degree of the Ancient and accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, to be considered by the congress of the same at Lausanne, 1875 June 10

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A Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, published copy of the Southern Jurisdiction’s “Articles of Confederation.” Dated June 10, 1875. In this document, the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, proposes the Articles of Confederation, “a…

Circular letter from the Sovereign Grand Consistory expelling William Field, Peter Lawson, Charles S. Westcott, John A. Foster, and George M. Randall, 1862 May 23

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A circular letter from the Sovereign Grand Consistory expelling William Field, Peter Lawson, Charles S. Westcott, John A. Foster, and George M. Randall. Dated May 23, 1862. On August 24, 1860, Sovereign Grand Commander Raymond abruptly closed the…

Circular letter from the Supreme Council expelling Edward A. Raymond and Simon W. Robinson, 1862 May 22

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A circular letter from the Supreme Council expelling Sovereign Grand Commander Edward A. Raymond and Grand Secretary General Simon W. Robinson. Dated May 22, 1862. On August 24, 1860, Sovereign Grand Commander Raymond abruptly closed the Supreme…

Supreme Council list of officers, members, and subordinate bodies, 1862 February 5

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A list of Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, officers, members, and subordinate bodies. Dated February 5, 1862. In this document, the Supreme Council provides the Masonic world with a list of its current officers, members and subordinate…

Edict from John W. Simons regarding the formation of the second Atwood Council, 1853 February 23

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An edict from Acting Sovereign Grand Commander John W. Simons regarding the formation of the second Atwood Council. Dated February 23, 1853. In this document, Simons denounces the formation of the Second Atwood Council by Henry C. Atwood and Robert…

Supreme Council decree and order regarding its authority, 1848 June 1

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A decree and order from the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. Dated June 1, 1848. In this document, the Supreme Council defines its “relative position, objects and standing among Ancient Craft masons in the U. S. A.” or the Symbolic…

Supreme Council warning and declaration, between 1882-1885

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A warning and declaration from the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. Dated sometime between 1882-1885. In this document, the Supreme Council warns brethren of the “wrong doing of certain persons in several States to peddle” degrees for…

Letter from Fred to John regarding Freemasonry in Trinidad, 1866 November 28

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A letter from “Fred” to “John.” Dated November 28, 1866. In this letter, the author describes the state of Freemasonry on the island of Trinidad and asks his friend “John” to send information regarding the history of Freemasonry on Trinidad. The…

Letter from Charles S. Westcott to Charles W. Moore, 1855 November 21

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A letter from Charles S. Westcott to Charles W. Moore. Dated November 21, 1855. In this letter, Westcott requests the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, accept the petition of a group of New York City Freemasons to unify with the…

Thompson-Folger Supreme Council's comment on its legitimacy, between 1897-1916

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A defense of the Cerneau inspired Thompson-Folger Supreme Council by its Sovereign Grand Commander Major W. Bayliss. Dated sometime between 1897-1916. In this document, Bayliss disputes the Southern Jurisdiction’s claim being the “Mother Council of…