Letter from Armistead B. Dawson to Armand P. Pfister, 1840 October 26

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Title

Letter from Armistead B. Dawson to Armand P. Pfister, 1840 October 26

Description

Letter from Deputy Grand High Priest Armistead B. Dawson empowering Grand Secretary Armand P. Pfister to form a Royal Arch chapter in Mississippi. Dated October 26, 1840.

Source

Collection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts.
MA 070.001

Date

1840 10 26

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

A2015/007/1

Is Referenced By

Coelho, John. "New Acquisition Sheds Light on a Mason and His Role in the Growth of Freemasonry in Pre-Civil War America,"  Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library blog. April 2, 2015.

Extent

1 item ; 26 x 21 cm.

Provenance

Museum purchase.

Text

Wetumpka, 26th Oct. 1840

Know ye, that I Armistead B. Dawson Dept. [Deputy] Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the State of Alabama, Do hear authorize and delegate in my name, our worthy companion + [and] Brother Armand Pfister the Grand Secty [Secretary] to visit the city of Columbus in the state of Mississippi and organize the chapter in that city under the virtue of [authority] given them under charter under my hand + [and] Seal as O[ffice]. E. H[igh]. P[riest]. of the State of Alabama In [witness?] I here [indiscernible] set my hand The day above written.


A[rmistead]. B. Dawson, D[eputy]. G[rand]. H[igh]. P[riest]. T[uscaloosa?]. Alabama

Your two letters were [duly?] recd [received] and owing to [sickness?] of which I have had [indiscernible] they were not answered. I shall be in Columbus myself in some 15 days and would be pleased to get there in time to aid and assist you. Start them to work. when I come “I can see how you have done it.” Give them instruction as to arranging room furniture +c [and charter?] + [and] see that they have it all prepared.

A[rmistead]. B. Dawson

Family yet sick

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Citation

Dawson, Armistead B., “Letter from Armistead B. Dawson to Armand P. Pfister, 1840 October 26,” digitalVGW, accessed December 4, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/677.