Petition requesting a dispensation to form a military lodge during the American Civil War, 1862

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Title

Petition requesting a dispensation to form a military lodge during the American Civil War, 1862

Description

Manuscript letter addressed to the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire requesting a dispensation for opening a military lodge by members of the 14th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry. Letter signed by Lieutenant Colonel T.A. Barker and others.

Note on back of letter, dated October 20, 1862, written by Charles H. Bell, Grand Master of Grand Lodge of New Hampshire, granting the petition and naming the lodge "Comrades' Lodge, No. 4, of Army Lodges."

Source

Collection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts
MA 001.001

Date

1862

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

A1977/004/001

Extent

1 item ; 26 x 21 cm.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Roberta Carr.

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Citation

Freemasons. Comrades Lodge, No. 4 (New Hampshire), “Petition requesting a dispensation to form a military lodge during the American Civil War, 1862,” digitalVGW, accessed June 17, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/461.