Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1830 August 12

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Title

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1830 August 12

Description

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated August 12, 1830. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Holbrook of the Southern Jurisdiction reports he is very ill and suffers from sunstroke. He sends the 1820 pamphlet issued by S.G. Sincerity & Co. and writes that McDonald still has Gourgas’ documents. Holbrook comments that the “Dog Star” is adversely affecting people: nullification and secession finds followers and alliances among people are shifting in this political climate. There is a “foolish scheme of making Charleston a free port,” thus nullifying the federal government’s ability to enforce tariffs. Holbrook states he is glad Gourgas approves of his reply to John Holland. He will also rectify the mistakes made in writing Cap-François (Haiti) and Port au Prince and will contact Gourgas with more information after a reply is given. Concludes that he has heard nothing from Europe.

Source

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

Date

1830 08 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

A2019/178/0058a

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) ; 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, 1830 August 12,” digitalVGW, accessed November 30, 2020, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1247.