An Abstract of the Proceedings of the Antimasonic State Convention of Massachusetts

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Printed at the Office of the Boston Press, for the Publishing Committee, 1831 - Freemasonry - 78 pages

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Page 44 - Furthermore, do I promise and swear, that I will not give the grand hailing sign of distress, except I am in real distress, or for the benefit of the craft when at work; and should I ever see that sign given, or the word accompanying it, and the person who gave it appearing to be in distress, I will fly to his relief at the risk of my life, should there be a greater probability of saving his life than of losing my own.
Page 78 - I have the honor to Remain, with great respect, Your obedient Servant, (Signed) WD LEE To the Hon. JAMES BUCHANAN Secretary of State. KAUFMAN TO BUCHANAN.
Page 27 - But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
Page 45 - I promise and swear, that I will aid and assist a companion Royal Arch Mason, when engaged in any difficulty ; and espouse his cause, so far as to extricate him from the same, if in my power, whether he be right or wrong.
Page 27 - look forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners.
Page 44 - Furthermore do I promise and swear that a Master Mason's secrets, given to me in charge as such, and I knowing them to be such, shall remain as secure and inviolable in my breast as in his own, when communicated to me, murder and treason excepted; and they left to my own election.
Page 44 - ... binding myself under no less penalty, than to have my body severed in two in the midst, and divided to the north and south, my bowels burnt to ashes in the centre and the ashes scattered before the four winds of heaven...
Page 45 - Furthermore, do I promise and swear, that a companion Royal Arch Mason's secrets, given to me in charge as such, and I knowing them to be such, shall remain as secure and inviolable in my breast as in his own, MURDER AND TREASON NOT...
Page 43 - I furthermore promise and swear, that I will assist a companion royal arch Mason, when I see him engaged in any difficulty, and will espouse his cause so far as to extricate him from the same, whether he be RIGHT or WRONG.
Page 45 - Furthermore, do I promise and swear, that the secrets of a brother of this degree, given to me in charge as such, and I knowing them to be such, shall remain as...

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