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manner of the hailing sign of ;
4, fig. 5,] holds them in this position, until directed to them on the holy bibl
e, square, compass, . The master says, 'Brother, you are now in
position to take upon you the solemn oath obligation of Mason, which I you as a

master.of this lodge, will not interfere with the duty you owe to your God, or c
ountry. If you willing reo peat your and

I, A.
of my own will and accord, in the presence of Almighty God, this worshipful lodg
e of Masons, erected to God, dedicated to the holy St. Johns, do hereby hereon,"
most solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, in addition to my former. obliga
tions, that I will not give the i of a master to of an inferior degree..
nor to

being in the known world, exeept it be to 11 true lawful brother master Mason, o
r within the body of a just Iawfully constituted lodge of such:
not unto him or them whom I shall hear so to be, but unto him and them only, who
m I shall find so to be, strict trial, due examination, or lawful information re
Furthermore, do I promise swear, that I will not speak
Mason's word, which I shall hereafter receive, in any other manner, except in th
at, in which I shall receive it, which will be on the five of fellowship, and at
low breath.
Furthermore, do I promise and swear, that I will not give the grand hailing sign
of distress, of this degree, except I am in real distress or for the benefit of
the craft, when at work; and should I see that sign given, or hear the words ac
companying it, I will fly to the relief of the person so giving it, should there
be a probability of saving his life, than losing my own.
Furthermore, do I promise and swear, that I will not wrong this lodge, nor a bro
ther of this degree, to the value of one cent, knowingly, myself, nor it to be d
one by others, if in my power to prevent it.
Furthermore, do I promise and swear, that I will not be at the initiating, passi
ng, or raising a at one comunication, without a dispensation from the grand lodge
, for that
At these words, tbe candidate
down on tb. holy bible

Furthennore, do I promise and swear, that I Will
not be at the initiating, Jlllll8ing,
or raising
a candidate in a clandestine lodge, nor converse upon the secrets
of Freemasonry with a clandestine made M8801l, or one that has been
expelled or auspended, while he is under that sentence. '
Furthennore, do I promise and swear, that I will not be at the initiating, passi
ng, or raisin~
of an old man in dotage, a young man in non-age, an atheist, irreligious liberti
ne, mad. man, hermaphrodite, woman, or a fool.
Furthennore, do I promise and swear, that I will not speak
evil of a brother master Mason, neither behind his back nor before his face, but
of all-approachillK danger.
Furthermore, do I promise and swear, that I will not violate the chastity of a m
wife, mother, sister, or daughter, nor suBer it to be done by others, if in my p
ower to prevent it, I knowing them to be such.
Furthennore, do I promise and swear, that I will supportthe constitution of the
grand lodge of this state, under which this lodge is held, and conform to all th
e by-laws, rules and regula. tions of this, or any other lodge of which I may he
reafter be. come a member.
Furthermore, do I promise and swear, that I will obey all due signs and summons,
handed, sent, or thrown to me from' a brother master Mason, or from the body of
a just and lawfully constituted lodge of master Masons, if within the length of
my cable-tow.
Furthermore, do I promise and swear, that a master Mason's aecrets
given to me in charge as such, shall remain as secure and Inviolable in my breas
t, as in his, before communicated, murder and treason only excepted: and they
left to my only election.
Furthermore, do I promise and swear, that I will go on a master Mason's errand,
even barefoot, and bareheaded, to save his life
or relieve his necessities.
Furthermore, do I promise and swear, that I will remernber a brother master Mason
, when on my knees at my devotions.
Furthermore, do I promise and swear, that I will be a:C:~ng
and assisting all poor and indigent master Masons, their widows and orphans, whe
resoever dispersed round the globe, they making application to me as such, and I
finding them worthy, !I.S
far as in my power, without injury to myself or family.
Furthermore, do 1 promise and smear, that if any part of this obligation be
omitted at this time, 1 toill hold myself
ameruible thereto whenetler
to all which I do most
solemnly, and sincerely promise and swear, with a
fixed and
steady purpose of mind in me to keep and perform the same,
binding myself under no less
than to have my body
severed in two in the centre, and divided to the north and
south, my bowels burnt to ashes in the midst, and scattered by
the four winds of heaven, that there might DOt the least re
membrance remain among men or Masons of 80 vile and per
jured a wretch as I should be, should I ever be guilty of violating
any part of this my solemn oath or obligation of a master Mason. So help me God,
and keep me stedfust
in the due performance of the same.'
The master then asks the candidate, 'What do you most desire l'
The candidate answers after bis prompter, 'More light in Masonry.'
W. M. Brethren, will you stretch forth your hands and assist
in bringing this
new-made brother to more light in Masonry. 'And God said, Let there be light, and
there was light.' [This is done the same as in preceding degrees.] The master t
hen says to the candidate, 'On being brought to light, you first discover, as be
fore, the three great lights in Masonry, by the assistance of the representative
s of the three lesser, with this difference; both points of the compass are elev
ated above the square, which denotes to you, that you have received more light i
n Masonry.' The master steps back from the candidate, and says, 'Brother, you no
w behold me as master of this lodge approaching you from the east, under the sig
n, step, and d~
guard of a master Mason.' The due-guard is given by putting the right hand to th
e left side of the bowels, the hand open, the
palm down, and drawing it across from left to right, and let it fall by the side
. [See plate 4, fig. 4.]
The master advancing to the candidate says, 'Brother, in token of continuation o
f brotherly love and esteem, I will present you with my right hand, and with it
you will receive the pass-grip
and word of a master Mason, take me as I take you.' [See plate
4, fig. 9.] . 
W. M. As the' candidate-is not instructed, brother senior
deacon you will answer for him. 'What is that l' ft
D. The pass-grip
of a master Mason.
M. Has it a name1
S. D. It has.
W. M. Will you give it me-l
S. D. I did not so .reeeive it, neither can I 80 impart it.
W. M. How will you dispose of it 1