Engrossed copy of the Letters of Constitution for the Supreme Council for the Northern District of the United States of America (i.e. Supreme Council, 33°, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction), 1813 August 5

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Title

Engrossed copy of the Letters of Constitution for the Supreme Council for the Northern District of the United States of America (i.e. Supreme Council, 33°, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction), 1813 August 5

Alternative Title

Charter for the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

Description

Also known as the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction’s charter, warrant, or “Birth Certificate,” this formal certificate was likely made in 1814. John James Joseph Gourgas who served in an official, secretarial capacity for both the Sublime Grand Consistory and the Supreme Council, engrossed this official copy of the Letters of Constitution. The document is signed and sealed by Emanuel De La Motta who, on behalf of the Charleston Supreme Council (today’s Supreme Council, 33°, Southern Jurisdiction), constituted and established the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction’s Supreme Council and installed its first officers on August 5, 1813. The Masonic titles that appear below De La Motta’s signature are in the handwriting of Sampson Simson, the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction’s first Lieutenant Grand Commander and second Sovereign Grand Commander.

Source

Collection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts.
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Date

1814

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only, and may not be distributed or re-published without permission from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.

Language

English

Identifier

A2010/020/001a

Is Referenced By

Croteau, Jeffrey, "'Emanuel De La Motta in New York, 1813-1815': A Rejoinder," Heredom 22 (2014), 9-78, esp. 19-23.

Extent

1 item ; 66 x 41 cm.

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Citation

Scottish Rite (Masonic order). Supreme Council of the Thirty-Third Degree for the Southern Jurisdiction, “Engrossed copy of the Letters of Constitution for the Supreme Council for the Northern District of the United States of America (i.e. Supreme Council, 33°, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction), 1813 August 5,” digitalVGW, accessed December 3, 2022, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/232.