Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1827 August 29

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Title

Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1827 August 29

Description

Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated August 29, 1827. In this letter, Yates, a member of the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, and Sovereign of Sovereigns of Albany Sovereign Consistory, states he has received Gourgas’ letters and is glad his Consistory’s report has been put before the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. Reports several members of the Consistory have seceded over the signing of the submission to the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, but believes enough members remain to operate the Consistory. Topics include Yates’ Masonic experience, the dispute between religion and Freemasonry, the Sublime system being borrowed by other systems, and the mismanagement of the Sublime system. Concludes by thanking Gourgas for a set of Masonic books and offers the services of Daniel D. Campbell as a courier to France.

Source

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

Date

1827 08 29

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

A2019/178/0073e

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 (4 pages) ; 25 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 29,” digitalVGW, accessed October 27, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1299.