Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1822 July 15

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Title

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1822 July 15

Description

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated July 15, 1822. In this letter, Moses Holbrook, a member of the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, writes that Jacob De La Motta has asked Holbrook to request information from Gourgas regarding the "subject of the Higher Degrees of Freemasonry." Holbrook reports that Peter Javain, a Cerneau follower and the Deputy Grand Inspector General of South Carolina's Sovereign Grand Consistory, is in Charleston. A dispute over ownership of the papers of Grand Master Thomas W. Bacot, the minutes and charters of the different Southern Jurisdiction bodies, had embroiled the Southern Jurisdiction and Frederick Dalcho, its Sovereign Grand Commander, in a lengthy legal matter. Concludes by asking the Supreme Council, NMJ, for its recognition of Holbrook's Council, Princes of Jerusalem, and support in "maintaining the legal cause which we are engaged in" and personally asks for Gourgas' help in expediting the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction's recognition.

Source

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

Date

1822 07 15

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

A2019/178/0035b

Is Part Of

Moses Holbrook Correspondence. 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 24 cm.

Provenance

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

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Citation

Holbrook, Moses, 1783-1844, “Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1822 July 15,” digitalVGW, accessed June 17, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1221.