Manuscript copy of a letter from Moses Holbrook to John Henry Holland, 1830 May 17

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Title

Manuscript copy of a letter from Moses Holbrook to John Henry Holland, 1830 May 17

Description

Manuscript copy of a letter from Moses Holbrook to John Henry Holland. Dated May 17, 1830. Copied in John James Joseph Gourgas’ hand, this letter from Sovereign Grand Commander Holbrook of the Southern Jurisdiction acknowledges John Henry Holland’s efforts to contact him and refutes Holland’s claims that the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, has overstepped its powers. Holbrook replies that on May 12, 1812, Louis Jean M. Lusson and his group established a Consistory in New Orleans, well before the establishment of the Consistory by Joseph Cerneau. Holbrook denounces the “game which Joseph Cerneau and Germain Haquet played through their personal friends” in the Grand Orient of France and outlines the establishment of the Sublime Degrees in Charleston, South Carolina. Hoping to have persuaded Holland as to the legitimacy of the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, Holbrook presents a plan for the integration of Louisiana’s Scottish Rite Freemasons into the Southern Jurisdiction.

Source

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

Date

1830 05 17

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

A2019/178/0063b

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) ; 39 x 25 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, “Manuscript copy of a letter from Moses Holbrook to John Henry Holland, 1830 May 17,” digitalVGW, accessed June 17, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1285.