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CHAPTER IV. Origin of Masonry

1 of the behaviour of Masons in their Antiquities,

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private character. Ancient charges,

8

1. When a number of brethren Ancient charges at the constitu

happen to meet without any ting of a lodge,

13

stranger among them, and not Diary of Elias Ashmole,

15
in a lodge,

78 Opinions of modern writers, 19 2. When in the presence of stranGeneral regulations,

40

gers, who are not masons, 79 Regulations for the government 3. When at home, and in your of the grand lodge during the neighbourhood,

ibid time of public business, 60 4. Of behaviour towards a foreign Regulations for charity.

brother or stranger,

ibid 5. Of behaviour towards a brother CONSTITUTION .

whether present or absent ibid

6. Concerning difierences and law CHAPTER I.

suits, if any such should unhapOf those who would be Free and

pily arise among brethren, 80 Accepted Masons,

65 God and religion,

ibid

CHAPTER V. Of government, and the civil ma

1. Of grand lodges in general 81 gistrate,

66 2. Of the election of grand master 83 Of private duties,

67 3. Of the election or appointment of prerequisites,

68

of the deputy grand master, ibid Instructions for the candidate, 69

4. Of the grand wardens,

84 Of proposing candidates, ibid 5. Of the grand secretary,

ibid Privilege of candidates.

70 6. Of the election and office of the grand treasurer,

85 CHAPTER II.

7. Of the grand tyler and grand Of a lodge, its nature,

71
pursuivant,

ibid Of officers and members in general ib 8. General rules for conducting Of the master-his election-office

the business of the grand lodge and duty,

72

in case of the absence of any of Of the wardens of a lodge, 73

the grand officers,

86 of the secretary of a lodge, 74

9. Of grand visitations, communi. Of the treasurer, deacons, and

cations, annual feasts, &c. 87 stewards of a lodge,

75 Of the tyler of a lodge,

76

ANCIENT CEREMONIES. Of the number to be initiated, ibid

CHAPTER I.
of privileges in lodges. ibid Ceremony of constituting and

consecrating a lodge, installing
CHAPTER III.
the officers, &c.

88 of the behaviour of Masons as members Form of a warrant,

89 of a Lodge. Copy of a dispensation,

90 1. Of Attendance,

77 2. Of working,

ibid

CHAPTER II.
3. Of behaviour in the lodge, 78 Ceremony observed at laying the
4 Of behaviour after the lodge is foundation stones of public
closed.

ibid!
stractares,

101

128

129

CHAPTER III.

PRAYERS.
Ceremony at the opening of a The ancient prayer at making or
bridge.

103 opening,

Another, from the emblems of a
CHAPTER IV.
garden,

ibid
Ceremony observed at the dedi. A prayer used at opening a
cation or consecration of Ma-

Lodge,
sons' halis.

ibid A general prayer in a Lodge, ibid

Occasional prayer by the Rever-
CHAPTER v.

end Brother W. Bentley, ibid
Ceremony observed at funerals

A prayer used at closing the
with the service to be used on

Lodge,

130
those occasions,

I charge at the opening of a

105
Another funeral service, 199

Lodge, (altered from Preston) 130
Service at the grave by the mas.

Inother from Holy Writ, ibid
ter, or chaplain.

110
A charge at the closing of a lodge. 131

CHAPTER VIL.
CHAPTER VI.

Prerequisites for a candidate, ibid
PROCESSIONS. No. 1. Order of Form of a petition to be pre-

procession for one lodge, on sented by a candidate for initi.
common occasions,
113 ation,

182
GRAND PROCESSIONS No. 2. Order Declaration to be assented to by

of procession, when the cere a candidate, previous to initia-
inony of consecrating and con tion,

ibid
stituting a lodge, is perforined

Praver at the initiation of a can-
in public, &c.

114 didate, by brother Jno. Har-
No. 3. Order of procession at grove, G. Chaplain of the G.L.
laying the foundation stones of of Maryland,

133
public buildings, &c. 115 Additional prayers to be used on

similar occasions,

134
THE FREE MASON'S VADE Select passages from Moly Writ,
MECUM.

to be used at the discretion of
the master,

135
CHAPTER 1.
A vindication of masonry, inclu-

Charity, the distinguishing char-
acteristic of masonry.

141
ding a demonstration of its
excellency.

119

CHAPTER VIII.

Remarks on the first lecture, 143
CHAPTER II.

Precepts to be enforced upon
Friendship considered, with

the noviciate,

148
the advantages resulting from Dalcho's exposition of the im-
it.

121 plements or working tools, 149

A farther definition of the em-
CHAPTER III.

blems and working tools. 151
Government of the Fraternity

Definition of masonry, operative
, explained.

122
and speculative,

153
Charge by the junior Warden
CHAPTER IV.
at Meridian,

154
The importance of the secrets of To an entered apprentice at his
masonry demonstrated. 123 initiation,

155
Another,

157
CHAPTER V.

Another from the French.
General remarks.

125

ADDRESSES

to be added, as occasion may require, to
CHAPTER VI.

the usual charges.
The ceremony of opening and 1. At the initiation of a clergy.
closing a lodge:

126

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163

193

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2. At the initiation of a foreigner, ibid | The free-mason's memento with
3. At the initiation of a soldier. 164 its explanation,

192
Address to free-masons in gen-
CHAPTER IX.

eral, .
Second, or Fellow Craft's Degree.
Remarks on the second degree, 165

Dr .Smith's imperishable nature
of masonry,

194
Of operative masonry,

. 168

Charge at the initiation into the
Of speculative masonry,

ibid
third degree.

195
the globes,

ibid
the use of the globes, 169

CHAPTER XI.
order in architecture,

ibid
its antiquity,

ibid

Observations on the degree of Pre-
the Tuscan,

ibid
sent or Past Master,

197
the Doric,

170
Select

passages of scripture,
the Ionic,

ibid

which serve to illustrate this
the Corinthian,

ibid
ibid

order.
the invention of the Corin-
thian order,

171

CHAPTER XII.
the Composite,

ibid Fourth, or Mark Master Mason's
the inventions of the order of

degree.
architecture,
ibid Introductory remarks,

199
the five senses of human Letter of king Solomon to king
nature-hearing, seeing,

Hiram,

204
feeling, smelling, and tast King Hiram's answer,

ibid
ing,

172 Charge to be read at opening the
the seven liberal arts-gram lodge,

206
mar, rhetoric, logic, arith Charge to a candidate when he
metic, geometry, music and is advanced to this degree, 213
astronomy,

174 Song by brother T. S. Webb,
the moral advantages of ge P. G M. of the state of Rhode
ometry,

177 Island, to be sung during the
A charge at the initiation into the closing ceremonies,

214
second degree.

178 Another by brother 8. C. 216

Parable to be read previous to
CHAPTER X.
closing,

218
Third, or Master Mason's Degree. Prayer at closing by the Rev.
Observations on the order of

brother Hargrove, G. Chaplain
Master,

180
of Maryland.

219
Prayer at raising a brother to
the sublime degree of mas-

CHAPTER XIII.
ter mason,

182

Fifth, or degree of Select Master.
Select passages from scripture,

Remarks on this Degree, 221
and moral reflections used on

Passages from holy writ, which
this solemn occasion.

183

serve to illustrate this degree. 222
Elucidations of the Emblems, viz.
The pot of Incense, Bee Hive,

CHAPTER XIV.
Book of Constitutions,

Remarks on the sixth or Most
The sword pointed to a naked Excellent Master's degree, 225
heart, the All-seeing Eye, an-

Charge to a brother who is ac-
chor and ark, forty-seventh cepted and acknowledged
problem of Euclid, hour glass, Most Excellent master, 229
scythe and the three steps, 186 Ode to be performed at the clos-
Hlustration of the inaster's de.

ing in this degree.

230
gree,

189
The five points of fellowship

CHAPTER XV.
explained, :

190 Observations on the seventh, or
Advantages which the worthy degree of Royal Arch Mason, 234

brother may derive from this Scripture passages elucidatory of
degree, ,
191 this degree,

235

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Extracts from scripture, to be

CHAPTER XX.

read at opening,

238 Constitution of the grand encamp-

Prayer rehearsed during the cer ment of Knights Templars and
emony of exaltation to the de-

the appendant orders, 300
gree of Royal Arch Mason, 239 By-laws and regulations of the
Another,

grand and subordinate encamp.

Particulars relative to the Tem-

ments,

306

ple of Solomon, which none

List of the various Masonic De.
but the R. A. Mason can un-

grecs,

316

derstand,

248 Observations thereon,

317

Charge to a newly exalted com Remarks on the degree of Royal
panion,

252 Master, and Noah's Ark, 318
Ceremony of closing a Chapter, 253 Knight of the Red Cross.

319
Ode to be performed at the ex-
altation of a brother, or at the

ADDITIONAL PRAYERS,
consecration of a Chapter of

Prayer to be used at the consti-

Royal Arch Masons.

254 tuting and opening of a Grand

Lodge,

328

CHAPTER XVI.

Another by brother Wm. Smith,

Observations on the order of

D. D. late grand secretary of

High Priest, with appropri-

the G. L. of Pennsylvania, 329

ate passages from holy writ. 257 Another used by Jewish Freema-

sons,

330

CHAPTER XVII.

Of the governinent of Royal Arch

Another used by the Primitive

Christian masons,

331

Chapters,

260

Another at the initiation of a can-

Powers vested in the grand offi.

didate,

ibid

203

praver used in the fligh
General Grand Royal Arch Constitu Knights Templars encamp-
tion, for the United States of Imeri. ment.

332
cii, as revised in the city of New-

APPENDIX.
York, A. D. 1816, A. L. 5816.

Of the General Grand Chapter, 265

Elucidations of certain Scriptural

Plates.

Of the state Grand Royal Arch

Banners of the twelve tribes ex-

Chapters,

267

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Of the subordinate Chapters and

plained,

lodges,

270

Abstract of proceedings relating

to the Union of freemasons in

Of constituting new Chapters 272

South Carolina, and likewise in

Charge to the H. P.

276

List of the present grand officers. 277

England, Ireland, and Scot-

land,

32

CHAPTER XVIII.

History of Freemasonry in

America,

61

Observations on the order of

Commencement of Masonry in

Knighthood,

278

America,

62

Of Knights Templars, Knights of

List of the Grand and Subordi-

Malta, &c.

280

Scripture passages, the corner

nate Lodges in the U. States. 67

stone of the order,

291 ADDITIONAL HYMNS AND ODES:

The arrangement of an encamp-

When Earth's foundation, &c. 83

ment of Knights Templars, 293

Let Masonry from pole to pole, 85

Exhortation.

294

Give thanks to God most high, 88

CHAPTER XIX.

Unto thee great God belong,

90

Knights of Malta.

298 'Knight Templar's Song.

91

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To proclaim and encourage virtue, in whatever form it may appear, is truly laudable, and will always meet with the approbation of the good in this, and every other country. Such has been the endeavour of FREEMASONRY, from the earliest periods to the present day.

When the wild savage leaped from his den, in all the horrors of barbarian ferocity; and men knew no rights but those of the strongest: FREEMASONRY, shackled, but not destroyed, exerted itself in filial tenderness, parental regard, an adoration of some deity, and gratitude for benevolent actions.

In the dark pages of primeval history, when mad ambition rashly overrun the bounds of property, trod uncontrouled the barren wilds of savage freedom: it was then that the Originals of our present Order, framed the rude but glorious superstructure of the moral world: and we plainly perceive that Masonry has in all ages been instrumental in ameliorating the condition of the human race.

The disciples of Religion and Vitruvious, have in all ages gone hand in hand; and we see the moral and divine precepts of the gospel have, from time immemorial, been introduced under the symbolic expressions of Masonic art.

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