Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1830 October 30

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Title

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1830 October 30

Description

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated October 30, 1830. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Holbrook of the Southern Jurisdiction comments that his health is “now fast improving” after being “so seriously afflicted with” sunstroke. Reports that he enjoys the extracts in Gourgas’ letter of September 28, 1830, “proving that ‘virtue should be cultivated as a science,’ and that our ‘Great work’ should be ‘the Restoration of moral Man.’” Holbrook states he has written to John Fowler of Dublin, who has provided evidence that has refuted Sam Anderton and the Boston Anti-Masons' claim that Miller was murdered in Belfast by Freemasons in 1813. He thanks Gourgas for introducing the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, to the French Supreme Council. Topics covered also include Clavel’s prospectus, the governments of Spain and Portugal, the French Revolution, and the Stuarts of England. States that Freemasonry is at low tide in South Carolina because of funds and politics. Concludes by hailing the death of Nullification.

Source

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

Date

1830 10 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

A2019/178/0059c

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 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 October 30,” digitalVGW, accessed January 22, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1281.