Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1827 August 17

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Title

Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1827 August 17

Description

Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated August 17, 1827. In this letter, Yates, a member of the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, and Sovereign of Sovereigns of Albany Sovereign Consistory, writes that the official letter from Albany Sovereign Consistory and Yates’ answer to Gourgas’ favor of July 23 will be delivered by William B. Walton. Yates wishes he could meet with Gourgas in New York to explain the Consistory’s hesitancy to join the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction but will not be able to meet with Gourgas for some time. He thanks Gourgas for his willingness to assuage the Consistory’s concerns. Concludes by explaining his confusion over Gourgas’ statement regarding making the Grand Consistory “the true + just representative of the whole northern District.”

Source

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

Date

1827 08 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

A2019/178/0073b

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 (3 pages) ; 26 x 20 cm.

Provenance

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

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Citation

Yates, Giles F. (Giles Fonda), 1798-1859, “Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1827 August 17,” digitalVGW, accessed July 30, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1297.