Manuscript copy of a letter from Giles F. Yates to Nathan N. Whiting, 1828 April 4

A2019_178_0076aDS.pdf

Title

Manuscript copy of a letter from Giles F. Yates to Nathan N. Whiting, 1828 April 4

Description

Manuscript copy of a letter from Giles F. Yates to Nathan N. Whiting. Dated April 4, 1828. In this manuscript copy of a letter to Nathan N. Whiting, Yates acknowledges the receipt of Whiting’s request for a dismission or demit from Albany Sovereign Consistory. Yates explains he can do nothing in his “capacity as a Grand Inspector of the 33rd” of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction since he does not have the authority. Briefly explains the transfer of jurisdictional authority from the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, to the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, and that he is not the Southern Jurisdiction’s agent in the state of New York. Yates believes, though, that there should be no objection to Whiting’s request; however, Whiting can only receive the dismission or demit from Albany Sovereign Consistory when in session. Concludes by providing an explanation to the recipient, possibly John James Joseph Gourgas or another member of the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, that Whiting, a charter member of Albany Sovereign Consistory and Baptist minister, was being forced to give up Freemasonry or “lose his place as a Baptist clergyman.”

Source

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

Date

1828 04 04

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

A2019/178/0076a

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) ; 24 x 21 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, “Manuscript copy of a letter from Giles F. Yates to Nathan N. Whiting, 1828 April 4,” digitalVGW, accessed October 27, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1305.