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



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


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.


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


1840 10 26


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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.


1 item ; 26 x 21 cm.


Museum purchase.


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


Dawson, Armistead B., “Letter from Armistead B. Dawson to Armand P. Pfister, 1840 October 26,” digitalVGW, accessed April 16, 2024, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/677.