TO ALL WHOM THESE PRESENTS MAY COME "GREETINGS"
- THE MSTA CHARTER
To all to whom these Presents shall come, we the undersigned Delegates of the States affixed
to our Names send greeting.
Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the States of New
Hampshire, Massachusetts bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware,
Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
-THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come or be made known- Whereas the United States
of America in Congress assembled by their Commission bearing date the twelvth day of May One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty
four thought proper to constitute John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson their Ministers Plenipotentiary, giving
to them or a Majority of them full Powers to confer, treat & negotiate with the Ambassador, Minister or Commissioner of
His Majesty the Emperor of Morocco concerning a Treaty of Amity and Commerce,
- THE PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP TREATY
Know all men by these presents:
Thus were we greeted by the Grand Lodge of England, on the 20th day of September A.L. 5784, A.D. 1784; the following
said Greeting and warranted 459, granted by the Grand Lodge of England on petition of Prince Hall, Boston Smith, Thomas Sanderson,
and several other Masons, of Boston, constituting them into a regular Lodge for Free and Accepted Masons.
- THE PRINCE HALL CHARTER
NOTICE THE DRESS OF PRINCE HALL,
we are not masons (negroes, coloreds, blacks, key 86), for they imitate the european, who
imitates us. when the P.H.M. dresses to his best, he is still just a european wanna be.
NOTICE THE DRESS OF THE PROPHET,
we are Moorish Americans, descendants of Moroccans (the ancient Moabites), the ones the europeans
(and their slaves, key 70) are imitating. these are but our work clothes (as american citizens), when we dress at our best,
we put on our Crowns (fezs and turbans) and our royal robes of our ancient forefathers, the illustriuous founders
Moorish Costumes Ball
So enthusiastic was the reception of the costumes worn by the Moorish Americans
during their parade that the members of the Moorish Science Temple have decided to have at different times what they will
call a Moroccan Costume BaU. This affair will be had shortly after the holidays, about New YeaYs Eve. The Prophet consented
that this could be for the entertainment of the members. Other groups of people in the city have been using the dress of our
forefathers and imitating them all but the olive hue they cannot get.
During the Moorish convention more than fifteen hundred Moroccan costumes were
rented to Europeans who had seen the program and knew the Moors were to have a costume parade. But, nevertheless, we were
in obtaining through certain Asiatic costume dealers, all the costumes we wanted.
The Moorish Costume Ball will be among the first of such given where an idea is
put forth that has to do with the origin of the millions of people in this country, who can trace their ancestors back to
the illustrious founders of civilization. It will remind the descendants of these people of the time when their forefathers
were the main people to spread the most progressive ideas of civilization. In fact they paved civilization many times.
When more barbaric tribes from the North were ravishing all countries, they were
permitted to enter. It was
the forefather? of the Moorish Americans and their near kin that saved the historic
records that were threatened during the days when the burning of
libraries was a fad for despotic soldiers.
This costume ball will be much looked for and appreciated.
BY THE PROPHET.
The Moorish Guide oct-26-1928