The letters of Martinez de pasqually

Martinez de Pasqually, Letter of 1 November, 1771

I would instruct you further that l have forwarded the proper licenses to my cousin Cagnet. ?? has departed to Port-au-Prince in the quality of Commissary General of Marine. Part 4: Notes, Extracts & Letters.

M. de Saint Martin works always for you. The Abbot Rozier has written me, making the same complaints which he has made to you upon this subject; I have replied to him that the degree he has received was that of Grand Élus; that despite all justice I was unable to refuse him. I have had my reasons for advancing further ?. de Chevrier, who has really worked upon this part many years, unless he has been too recently admitted to our mysteries to trust him. Let him not weary in well doing, in the confidence that the light cannot escape him. M. de Chevrier has attained the degree of Master Priest.

Martinez de Pasqually, Letter of 13 January, 1772

It is not possible for me, T. C. ?. to give you either the rule or manner of comporting yourself face to face with the subjects whom you desire to induct into the Order. All the instructions which I have sent you above will be deranged by the least circumstance. This was why the Christ with so much care forbade his disciples ever to prepare themselves upon what they should speak and that because they should have confidence that he would be always with them and they would never have need of anything. 

Martinez de  Pasqually, Letter of 12 October, 1773

With regard to La Chose, the eulogies that T. ?.‚ ?. Desere, Universal Deputy IL L., expresses concerning your exactness in scrupulously fulfilling all of your duties to La Chose, and towards all those who follow your example, places me in the position of leaving nothing more to be desired for you, to enable you to achieve alone the grand end which you seek from La Chose, which you have as earnestly embraced. In consequence, I would inform you that I have already prepared all the instructions of the different degrees of Lyons, from the class of the Porch to that of the Rosy Cross, after the general list of names, numbers, in junction with the characters and hieroglyphs, the different tableaus of work and the different invocations which should follow the tableaus. The general catalogue interprets the result proceeding from the work. With all these documents the Rosicrucians will be able to interpret the result of their works without my assistance. P.M. M. du Roy d'Hauterive, newly ordained by correspondence ? Rosicrucian, a few instructions, so that you may let them pass with the consent of the T. P. M. du Roy and Desere, to procure for me promptly the aforesaid instructions, so that you may communicate them to the disciples of your G. T., those whom you may find the most worthy to receive them, and, above all, the Brother Orseil, whom I am assured is a grand subject for La Chose, which flatters me in advance by the success which he can make in Lyons.

I pray you to embrace him for me, also your dear sister, of whom I hear the praise for her earnest desire to attain to the end of La Chose, since I think you have given her instructions relative to La Chose and by which she has greatly profited. I exhort you to train her, meanwhile, that I may be able to forward her that which is necessary for her reception and for the Order to receive her, which is all prepared here for this purpose, having a lady to receive her if she is found worthy of it. She is well instructed, but I will act in her favour very slowly. We ought not to seek quantity but quality in our subjects. The Order takes here quite well. There are grand subjects at the T. S. which the T. ?. ?. Caignet, has established at Port-au-Prince. I wish there might be the same in your G. Order.

I exhort you to suspend until a new order comes, the recognition of T. P. ?. de Cressac, the last Rosicrucian, for reasons known to the T. S. of the G. Order of this colony, of which you will be informed afterwards, and that all which may come to you from his representation may be disregarded.

The T. P. M. Caignet, who is crushed by the weight of his office, charges me to say a thousand things from him, the most complimentary possible, he not being able to profit by the present occasion to write you, he having written previously without having received any reply. Reply to him that it is my intention to leave all my original writings in is hands on deposit for the strongest reasons within my knowledge; it is a reason, moreover, for you to establish your correspondence with him, since you are obliged to sift out from it all the instructions necessary to the Order and its members.

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