Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1827 October 1

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Title

Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1827 October 1

Description

Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated October 1, 1827. In this letter, Yates, a member of the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, and Sovereign of Sovereigns of Albany Sovereign Consistory, writes to Gourgas, a member of the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, that he has been busy and has not had time to attend to his Masonic duties. He reports the Morgan affair will stifle Freemasonry for some time; however, it will also lead to the purification of Freemasonry. Yates reveals Albany Sovereign Consistory will not be able to produce its returns until the following annual meeting of the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. He reports he has asked the lodge in Montgomery County for its returns, but the Morgan affair has prevented it from meeting. Yates explains the difficulties in obtaining lodge returns from upstate New York and attaches the returns of Oriental Lodge of Perfection of Saratoga Springs and Delta Lodge of Perfection. He will send Gourgas a copy of the Egyptian Mysteries.

Source

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

Date

1827 10 01

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

A2019/178/0074a

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 October 1,” digitalVGW, accessed April 17, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1300.