True or False? Earliest known 33° patent is that of Col. John Mitchell, 1st Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, 33°.

False!

Allyn Cox painting of Col. John Mitchell, First Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, 33°, and image of Frederick Dalcho, First Lt. Grand Commander and Second Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, 33°

Rev. Frederick Dalcho's 33rd Degree PatentWhile Col. John Mitchell, former Deputy Quartermaster of the Revolutionary Army (l.), was the first Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, 33° (1802–16), the earliest known 33° patent shown here belongs to the first Lieutenant Grand Commander, Rev. Frederick Dalcho (r.). Rev. Dalcho was the second Sovereign Grand Commander, serving from 1816–22.