Manuscript copy of a letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Charles W. Moore, 1845 September 3

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Title

Manuscript copy of a letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Charles W. Moore, 1845 September 3

Description

Manuscript copy of a letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Charles W. Moore. Dated September 3, 1845. In this manuscript copy of a letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Gourgas of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction inquires as to why the Supreme Council’s circular has not been published yet in Moore’s Freemasons’ Monthly Magazine. Gourgas states that Moore has been in communication with the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, regarding the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, and demands all communication with the Southern Jurisdiction “ought to be immediately handed over to us.” He reminds Moore that last May Edward Raymond requested a list of Sublime Brethren be published immediately, but Moore has yet to publish this list. Gourgas chides Moore that we are all “sacredly bound not to forget that matters in these degrees are to be conducted and attended to -- with the very same scrupulous regard to exactness and promptitude in all our relative duties, as in Craft Masonry.” Otherwise, Scottish Rite Freemasonry will “hang on dull, sleepy and die away.”

Source

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

Date

1845 09 03

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

A2019/178/0066a

Is Part Of

Records and correspondence of the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. See the Museum Archives for more information regarding this collection.

Extent

1 item (2 pages) ; 26 x 21 cm.

Provenance

Gift of the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite

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Citation

Gourgas, John James Joseph, 1777-1865, “Manuscript copy of a letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Charles W. Moore, 1845 September 3,” digitalVGW, accessed January 22, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1286.