Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1830 March 10

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Title

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1830 March 10

Description

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated March 10, 1830. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Holbrook of the Southern Jurisdiction passes along a copy of a letter from John Holland that came into his possession through Perez Snell of New Orleans. In his February 19, 1830, letter, Holland outlines the establishment Scottish Rite Freemasonry in New Orleans and Louisiana under Joseph Cerneau. Holland states that the Grand Orient of France has refused to clarify the legitimacy of the competing Scottish Rite bodies, Cerneau and the Southern Jurisdiction, after prematurely committing itself to Joseph Cerneau through the agency of Germain Haque. The General Grand Chapter of the United States has acknowledged the Southern Jurisdiction’s Grand Chapter, as well as the Southern Jurisdictions authority over Louisiana. The state should join with the Southern Juridiction, Holland concludes. Holbrook asks Gourgas write Holland.

Source

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

Date

1830 03 10

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

A2019/178/0055b

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 (5 pages) ; 36 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, 1830 March 10,” digitalVGW, accessed November 30, 2020, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1245.