Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1828 May 12

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Title

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1828 May 12

Description

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated May 12, 1828. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Holbrook of the Southern Jurisdiction states the letter about DeGrasse is a curiosity; he made Masons clandestinely. Holbrook believes DeGrasse will not “receive any thing [sic] from Congress,” and he will return the copy of Brother Whiting’s letter shortly, along with Moret’s translations. E. B. Child's Masonic Record of Albany has yielded to the pressures of anti-Masonry, and Holbrook fears that he will “have to pay back the money to those who subscribed.” He reports that he has not heard from John Barker since October 20; many fear he is dead. Thanks the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction for getting the Southern Jurisdiction “properly noticed at Paris. Paris never noticed Joseph Cerneau; he and Peter Javain “are done over forever.”

Source

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

Date

1828 05 12

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

A2019/178/0045d

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 (4 pages) ; 32 x 23 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, 1828 May 12,” digitalVGW, accessed June 17, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1237.