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Washington visits his Masonic lodge... his reply to an address... & more...
Item # 637072
April 29, 1797
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 29, 1797 On the front page under "Laws of the United States" are three "Acts", each signed in script type: Go. Washington. Also, on the front page under "Masonic", is an address from Lodge, No. 22, of the Ancient York Masons, at Alexandria, to the President, delivered during a meeting attended by Washington, and signed in type by James Gillis, the lodge Master. The President's gracious reply follows, signed in type: Go. Washington.
According to two sources, Washington was a member of this lodge, in addition to being a member of a Fredericksburg, Va., lodge that he joined in 1753.
Four pages, some wear & chipping at the right margins affects two words in the Washington response.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's