Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1832 January 20

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Title

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1832 January 20

Description

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated January 20, 1832. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Holbrook of the Southern Jurisdiction writes that he has received Gourgas’ copy of R. de Montaleau’s letter. Holbrook regrets that “a warmth for politicks [sic]” has diminished the interest of many South Carolinians in Freemasonry but is happy that the Grand Orient of France reports of Freemasonry’s warm reception in that country. He has received a copy of a Declaration of the Freemasons of Boston and Vicinity, and was happy to see the Fraternity openly supported by “so many respectable names.” He states that the Anti-Masons “are calling a meeting of the Brethren to devise the best way to break up the society and to wind up its concerns forever” and concludes with comments condemning the motives of agents of tract societies.

Source

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

Date

1832 01 20

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

A2019/178/0061d

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 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, 1832 January 20,” digitalVGW, accessed January 22, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1283.