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

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Title

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

Description

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 Council of England and its Sovereign Grand Commander, Robert Thomas Crucefix, to unite with the Grand Orient de France. Gourgas had accused the Grand Orient of subverting the Scottish Rite, “altering for its own purpose, degrees, obligations and constitutions, substituting new law, &c., of their own invention, transforming our official thirty-third degree into a common masonic degree” conferred upon “at least 400 to 500 individuals.”

Source

Collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. SC 300.002

Date

1847 11 08

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only, and may not be distributed or re-published without permission from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.

Language

English

Identifier

A2019/178/0003

Is Part Of

Records and correspondence of the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. See the Museum Archives for more information regarding this collection.

Extent

1 item (3 pages) ; 32 x 21 cm.

Provenance

Gift of the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite

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Citation

Gourgas, John James Joseph, 1777-1865, “Letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Edward A. Raymond, 1847 November 8,” digitalVGW, accessed May 20, 2022, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1170.