Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1832 February 27

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Title

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1832 February 27

Description

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated February 27, 1832. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Holbrook of the Southern Jurisdiction replies that he has received Gourgas’ February 13 package of French materials. Since contracting Dengue in 1828, Holbrook’s states his vision has deteriorated, he reads much slower now. Holbrook reports Nullification is having an effect upon Masonry. Thoughts of secession are gaining traction in South Carolina, and Nullification men will not apply for membership to a Lodge where a Union man is a member. Concludes by stating that he wishes to settle his account with Gourgas. Includes a receipt of materials purchased by Holbrook.

Source

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

Date

1832 02 27

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

A2019/178/0062c

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

2 items (5 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 February 27,” digitalVGW, accessed January 22, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1284.