Minutes of African Lodge No. 459, Philadelphia Dec. 27, 1797

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    This document is dated, Dec. 27th, 1797. It reflects the minutes of African Lodge No. 459 of Philadelphia, which was warranted by African Lodge No. 459 of Boston in March of 1797. This is the oldest extant minutes for the Philadelphia Lodge.

    Notable names:

    Absalom Jones (Co-Founder of the AME Church/Mother Bethel)
    Peter Richmond
    James Forten
    William Harding
    George Bampfield
    John Coates
    Jonathan Harding
    Matthew Black
    Peter Lynch

    Source:
    Records of African Lodge No. 459 of Boston and Philadelphia, microfilm (1950)

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