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Copy of a patent issued to Moses Michael Hays
Hays, Moses Michael, 1739 -- 1805
USA: Rhode Island, Newport
10 5/16" x 10 3/4"; 27 x 28 cm.; 1 item (1 page)
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

Moses Michael Hays' own copy of a patent issued to Hays by Henry Andrew Francken, dated December 6, 1768. The patent deputized Hays with the powers of a Deputy Grand Inspector "in the West Indies and North America," under the Rite of Perfection. This copy is in Hays' handwriting.