Letter from Thomas Wildey to H. M. Brown, 1839 April 6

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Title

Letter from Thomas Wildey to H. M. Brown, 1839 April 6

Description

Letter from Thomas Wildey to H. M. Brown. Dated April 6, 1839. In this letter, Thomas Wildey, the founder of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in North America, reports to Brown, the Scribe of Dayton Encampment, No. 2, that he has received the constitution and bylaws. Wildey writes that he has forwarded the Encampment its charter and everything necessary for it to begin its work and congratulates the members of the Encampment for "extending the privileges of Odd Fellowship" and "advancing the happiness of man." Wildey concludes with a prayer for their prosperity. Dayton Encampment, No. 2, had been instituted on September 20, 1838.

Source

Collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. FR 280.003

Date

1839 04 06

Contributor

Rights

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

Language

English

Identifier

A2019/181/001

Extent

1 item (2 pages) ; 33 x 21 cm.

Provenance

Museum purchase

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Citation

Wildey, Thomas, 1782-1861, “Letter from Thomas Wildey to H. M. Brown, 1839 April 6,” digitalVGW, accessed October 22, 2020, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1217.