Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1829 March 30

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Title

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1829 March 30

Description

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated March 30, 1829. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Holbrook of the Southern Jurisdiction writes that the Southern Supreme Council “expressed great satisfaction and thankfulness” for the “handsome reply to Paris and for the uncommonly neat and handsome manner” that Gourgas had copied it. Comments that “DeGrasse must be in his dotage to ask” for “blank powers” from the Southern Supreme Council. Notes that Frederick Dalcho cannot recollect how John Mitchell received the thirty-third degree; he may have received it from a “Prussian who was in Charleston.” Concludes by stating he still “occasionally” suffers from Dengue but that his “hands are often so swollen” he cannot write.

Source

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

Date

1829 03 30

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

A2019/178/0051a

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) ; 33 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, 1829 March 30,” digitalVGW, accessed November 30, 2020, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1242.