Circular letter issued by the lodges of Chicago, 1846

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Title

Circular letter issued by the lodges of Chicago, 1846

Description

Circular issued by three Masonic lodges in Chicago (Lafayette Lodge No. 18, Apollo Lodge No. 32, and Oriental Lodge No. 33) in response to charges issued in a circular by Harmony Lodge, No. 3, of Jacksonville, Illinois. In their circular, Harmony Lodge which objected to an African American Mason visiting white lodges in Chicago.

This circular explains that A.B. Lewis, described in the circular as a "well-bred mulatto," had a diploma (certificate) from another Grand Lodge and had visited some lodges in Chicago.

Source

Collection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts.
MA 001.038

Date

1846

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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

A2002/064/1

Is Referenced By

Walgren 4755

Extent

1 item ; 26 x 20 cm.

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Freemasons, “Circular letter issued by the lodges of Chicago, 1846,” digitalVGW, accessed September 24, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/674.