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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

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