Imperial Council of the Ahura Grand Orient, Inc. Founders

Imperial Council of the Ahura Grand Orient, Inc. Founders

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The Imperial Supreme Council, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Masons
International Jurisdiction, Incorporated

History of AASRMIn 1807, Joseph Cerneau was the only person in America holding a 33rd patent. (P. 68, Folger's Hist.)

His patents and authority to found the Rite in this country were fully investigated and approved before DeWitt Clinton, Cadwallader D. Colden and other eminent lawyers, then officers of the Grand Lodge of New York, created the body in 1807.

The Grand Orient of France in 1816 fully acknowledged the legal status of the bodies thus created by Joseph Cerneau, and appointed him its representative near the Supreme Council of the United States, and Germain Hacquet was appointed representative of the U. S. Council, near the Grand Orient. These two representatives acted for their respective bodies until 1827.

Supreme Council for France and its possessions, O. of Paris, Sept. 3d, 1862, E. V. states,“We have the favor to answer the communication which you have addressed to us, with a view of establishingfraternal relations between the Sup. Con. of Grand Ins. G. 33d. U. S. A. Scottish Rite, sitting at New York, and the G. O. of France, Sup. Con. of France and the French Possessions, sitting at Paris.

Bro. De Bulow was voted a Sovereign Grand Inspector by the Supreme Council of France on June 9, 1860.  Bro. DeBulow was named representative of the Hayes Council, introduced to the body by Bro. Seymour. Bro. De Bulow, Sovereign Inspector General of the Supreme Council of France, established the Supreme Council of the United States of America – Western Masonic Jurisdiction in the city of New York.

On November 30, 1864, with the silent acquiescence of the Hayes Council to which he was fraternally bound, Baron De Bulow established the Supreme Council of the United States with himself as Most Puissant Sovereign Grand Commander,

On October 17, 1897, the two merged bodies were incorporated in Washington, D.C., under the corporate name of “The National Supreme Council of Grand Inspector Generals (SIC) of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Thirty-Third Degree for North America”

On August 10, 1957, seceded from and repudiated membership in the Supreme Council of the United States resuscitated the name, and after conferring the 33rd Degree on three Sublime Prince to form a Council of the Great Nine.  On the same date reestablished it as an independent body, under the name of the Supreme Council of the United States of America – Western Jurisdictionfiled with the office of Corporations of the District of Columbia, on August 12, 1957.

On August 18, 1988 in the State of Arkansas, Office of the Secretary of State, J. Edward Long, presented the Petition, asking that the Imperial Council of the Ahura Grand Orient be declared a corporation under the provisions of Act 176 of 1963 of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, Arkansas Code Annotated §4-28-201 et seg, which was granted under the provisions of Act 176 of 1963 of the Arkansas General Assembly.

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The Imperial Supreme Council of Grand Inspector Generals of the Thirty-Third and Last Degree, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Masons, International Jurisdiction, Inc.

Authority – established by the Ancient Council of the Emperors of the East and West, an organization created in Paris in 1758, appointed Bro. Stephen Morin as Grand Inspector… The first body to work the 33rd degree under this decree was the Primitive Scottish Rite at Naumur, France, 1770.
GRAND ORIENT De FRANCE. Supreme Council for France and its possessions, O. of Paris, Sept. 3d, 1862, E. V., established fraternal relations between the Sup. Con. of Grand Ins. G. 33d.U. S. A. Scottish Rite, sitting at New York, and the G. O. of France, Sup. Con. of France and the French Possessions, sitting at Paris.”
Bro. De Bulow was voted a Sovereign Grand Inspector by the Supreme Council of France on June 9, 1860.  On November 30, 1864, with the silent acquiescence of the Hayes Council to which he was fraternally bound, Baron De Bulow established the Supreme Council of the United States.
On August 18, 1988, the Imperial Council of the Ahura Grand Orient declared a corporation under the provisions of Act 176 of 1963 of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, Arkansas Code Annotated §4-28-201 et seg.

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