This is the earliest documentation of Lodge 190 of The Royal Arch Masons in Charleston. Three of the seven officers and members of the lodge whose names appear on the certificate – Robert Knox, Robert Austin and Tobias Cambridge – are listed in the 1790 U.S. Census for St. Michaels and St. Philips Parish, Charleston, South Carolina.
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DESCRIPTION: Freemason certificate with image of the Ark of the Covenant with bowing Seraphim; ink on parchment with pink ribbon inserted.