Letter written by G. Morris, W.G./Dereamer from "Coeur de Lion (Sion?)" to the Grand Secretary of Freemasons, State of New Hampshire on June 4, 1864
U.S. Steamer "Coeur de Lion"
Potomac River (Potomac River) June 4th 1864
To the Grand Secretary of Freemasons
State of New Hampshire (New Hampshire) .
We the undersigned
W. G. Morris (Morris, W.G.) and George Dereamer (Dereamer, George) was
regularly elected, initiated, and raised,
to the Sublime degree of a master mason
in Star Spangled Banner Lodge of Free
and accepted Masons belonging to the
2nd N. Hampshire Volunteers (2nd Regiment, New Hampshire) George W.
Gordon Captain (Gordon, George W. (Captain)) Commanding Company
I. (Company I)
at Point LookoutM.d. (Maryland) (Point Lookout, Maryland) and being
desirous of affiliating with Lodges near
our own homes we not write to You
requesting a diploma to certify that
we are Masons as the worshipfull (worshipful) Master.
is in the field, we write to You for
some information on the Subject Very Respectfully
of the Household of Faith W. G. Morris (Morris, W.G.)
George Dereamer (Dereamer, George)
W. G. Morris (Morris, W.G.)
June 4, 1863 [discrepancy in year]