Reading of the original charter 459, 1958
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Freemasons. Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the State of Massachusetts
DescriptionCollection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. MA 007.A 1958 printed transcription and facsimile of the 1784 charter issued by the Grand Lodge of England to African Lodge, No. 459, the first African American or Prince Hall Masonic lodge in America. The document is hand-signed by Grand Master James R. Leseuer, M.D., the forty-sixth Grand Master of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the State of Massachusetts.
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