Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1831 January 1

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Title

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1831 January 1

Description

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated January 1, 1831. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Holbrook of the Southern Jurisdiction states McDonald has mislaid the documents furnished by Gourgas. Freemasonry is still at a “low ebb” in South Carolina because of a “want of cash and a cordial unanimity among” its Freemasons. Holbrook comments that he believes that the events in July at Paris and thoughts of war occupy the “minds” of the state’s Freemasons. Worries about the success of Clavel’s work. Has been busy translating a work from German for a German friend and owes Yates and J. M. Allen letters. Has heard nothing from Barker yet. Provides an account of the Best Friend of Charleston, the first America-built steam locomotive to run a revenue mile.

Source

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

Date

1831 01 01

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

A2019/178/0060a

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) ; 31 x 26 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, 1831 January 1,” digitalVGW, accessed January 22, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1282.