Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1827 July 23

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Title

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1827 July 23

Description

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated July 23, 1827. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Holbrook of the Southern Jurisdiction acknowledges Gourgas past communications of July 8-12 and sends a bundle of manuscripts for his inspection. Holbrook provides Gourgas with a red list of spurious or clandestine Freemasons from New York, Louisiana, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Charleston, South Carolina. The list includes the names of Joseph Cerneau, Governor DeWitt Clinton, and Joel R. Poinsett. Holbrook states that he will copy “‘the document’ (oblig.)” and that his Supreme Council, except for Frederic Dalcho and Moses Clava Levy, will sign it. Believes that Mary Hanlon’s Revelations of Masonry is “nonsense” and William Morgan is alive. Concludes by stating that there is no word from Boston.

Source

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

Date

1827 07 23

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

A2019/178/0039f

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 23 cm.

Provenance

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

Citation

Holbrook, Moses, 1783-1844, “Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1827 July 23,” digitalVGW, accessed March 2, 2024, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1228.