Worthy Master gives one rap—members rise.—Brethren, we
are about to open this Lodge in the---Degree. Officers and mem¬
bers will clothe themselves in the regalia of this degree. (Waits until
regalia are on and says:) Resume your respective positions. (One
rap—members take their seats.)
W M.—The Supporters will see that the Sentinels are in their
proper places, that the approaches to our Lodge are duly guarded,
and that all brethren are qualified to sit with us during our meeting,
reporting the same.
Supporters.—Worthy Master, we find the approaches to our
Lodge-room duly guarded, Sentinels in their proper places, and all
brethren qualified to sit with us.
W M.—Deputy Master, what is your duty in the Lodge?
Deputy Master.—My duty is to assist you in preserving order,
allow none to enter or retire during the opening, closing, or initiatory
ceremonies, unless directed by you; to have charge of the ante-room
of this Lodge, and, in connection with the Sentinels, enforce the rules
of the Order in relation to the same.
W. M.—Secretary, state your duty.
Worthy Secretary.—My duty is to keep a correct record
of the proceedings of the meetings of this Lodge, to keep just
and true accounts between this Lodge and myself, and pay all money
received to the Treasurer.
W M.—Treasurer, state your duty.
Treasurer.—To receive all money of the Lodge, and pay the
same only on the order of the Worthy Master and Secretary.