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Petition requesting a dispensation to form a military lodge during the American Civil War
Freemasons. Comrades Lodge, No. 4 (N.H.)
USA: Washington, D.C.
10" x 8"; 26 x 21 cm.; 1 item (3 pages)
Gift of Mrs. Roberta Carr

Manuscript letter addressed to the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire requesting a dispensation for opening a military lodge by members of the 14th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry. Letter signed by Lieutenant Colonel T.A. Barker and others. Note on back of letter, dated October 20, 1862, written by Charles H. Bell, Grand Master of Grand Lodge of New Hampshire, granting the petition and naming the lodge "Comrades' Lodge, No. 4, of Army Lodges."

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