Letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Giles F. Yates, 1827 October 6

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Title

Letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Giles F. Yates, 1827 October 6

Description

Letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Giles F. Yates. Dated October 6, 1827. In this letter, Gourgas, a member of the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, acknowledges the receipt of Yates’ letter of September 21. He apologizes for not being able to send François Henri Stanislas de L'Aulnaye’s book, Thuileur des Trente-trois Degrés de l'Ecossisme du Rit Ancien, dit Accepté and two other books. Comments upon the “misguided fanatical zeal” of Anti-Masonry. Gourgas thanks Yates for the book on Egyptian Mysteries. He reports Holbrook has sent the returns for Albany Sovereign Consistory but could not find the returns for the Grand Council Princes of Jerusalem and Grand Lodges of Perfection. Gourgas stresses that Yates must send the lodges’ returns soon so that they may be sent to the Grand and Supreme Councils and Consistories of Europe and the West Indies. He reminds Yates that Albany Sovereign Consistory cannot be issued a charter unless a regularly charted Sovereign Chapter of the Rose Croix already exists. Therefore, the charter issued by the Southern Jurisdiction to Albany Sovereign Consistory must be resigned to the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, which will exchange it for a charter for the Rose Croix Chapter and Consistory.

Source

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

Date

1827 10 06

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

A2019/178/0074b

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) ; 25 x 20 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 , “Letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Giles F. Yates, 1827 October 6,” digitalVGW, accessed April 17, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1301.