Stephen Morin secures
a patent signed by officers of both the Council of Emperors and the Grand
Lodge of France, constituting him Inspector General of North America and
giving him powers to appoint and create deputies. He sails for Port au Prince,
San Domingo, and soon after to Kingston, Jamaica, where, in
He appointed Henry
Andrew Francken a Deputy Inspector General. Francken confers a like honor upon
Moses M. Hayes and Hayes does likewise on others.
Constitutions and regulations are drawn up by nine Commissioners at Bordeaux.
Francken organizes a
Lodge of Perfection at Albany, New York. This body still retains its old
charter and minute book.
Francken returns to
Jamaica and we find him with a Morin Patent establishing the first Grand
Council of the Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret in the Western Hemisphere.
Lodge of perfection
opened at Charleston S.C., by Isaac DaCosta (appointed by Hayes). Organization
of a Lodge of Perfection in the Northern Jurisdiction therefore precedes a
like organization in the Southern Jurisdiction by 16 years.
Grand Council Princes
of Jerusalem, organized at Charleston.
Sublime Council of
Princes of the Royal Secret established at Charleston.
The Council at
Kingston, Jamaica, recognizes the council at Charleston.
Form Mother Supreme
Council of the World at Charleston, controlling in all 30 degrees.
(appointed by De Grasse Tilley who had his patent from Charleston) comes to
New York and confers degrees upon J.J.J. Gourgas.
Emanuel de la Motta,
third ranking officer of the Charleston Supreme Council visits New York and
helps Gourgas establish the Second Supreme Council in the United States.
Northern Supreme Council.
Council moves Grand
East to Boston.
Schism created by
Grand Commander Raymond, he leading one faction and Lieutenant Grand Commander
Van Rensselaer the other.
to brethren in Detroit by the Van Rensselaer Council to conduct a Lodge of
perfection and a Chapter of Rose Croix.
Charters were granted
to Carson lodge of Perfection, Carson Council, Princes of Jerusalem, Mt.
Olivet Chapter of Rose Croix and Michigan Sovereign Consistory at Detroit,
Michigan, and this same session Brother D. Burnham Tracy was made a member of
the Van Rensselaer Supreme Council and Deputy for the State of Michigan. In
1862 Reverend Francis A. Blake was made a Sublime Prince, and in 1863 an
active member of the Supreme Council.
Council institutes a Grand Consistory in Michigan and elevates Abraham T.
Metcalf to Active membership.
Raymond and Van
Rensselaer Councils unite; Actives from Michigan are Tracy, Blades, Metcalf
and Rufus W. Landon.
Rite in the Valley of grand Rapids.
Within the State of
Michigan there resided, according to the best information available, 18 Sov.
Gr. Inspectors General 33�
are member of Michigan Sovereign Consistory.
Scottish Rite in Valley of Bay City.
becomes Deputy for Michigan. The Rite is established in the Valley of
From Michigan Masonic Tracing Board 1976