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INITIATORY CEREMONY OF THE FIRST, OR
Worthy Master says:—Worthy R. and L. Supporters, repair to
the outposts and ascertain whether there are any candidates in Avait-
ing for initiation into our sublime mysteries.
Supporters salute and retire and question candidates regarding
health, habits, their future intentions if admitted and whether they
will be willing to submit to all that may be done to them in their
Q. Do you sincerely declare, upon your honor, before these wit¬
nesses, that you are prompted to solicit the privileges of this Order
by a favorable opinion?
A. I do.
Q. Do you believe in a Supreme Being?
A. I do.
Q. Will you cheerfully conform to all the work of this Order?
A. I will.
Supporters return and say: M. W Master, we have searched the
out-posts and find (names or number of candidates) candidates desir¬
ous of becoming acquainted with our most sublime mysteries.
W M.—Have they fully complied with all the requirements of our
Sup.—They have not, but inform me that they are willing to do
whatever may be required of them in order that they may enjoy, with
us, the pleasures of this degree.
W. M.—Then, Brother Secretary, you, in company with Support¬
ers and Marshals, repair at once to the ante-room and prepare the
candidate for introduction into our midst.