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TABLE OF CONTENTS,

PART I.

THE ORIGIN AND BASIS OF MASONIC LAW.

CHAPTER I.

THE LANDMARKS.

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1. The Modes of Recognition,
2. The Division of Symbolic Masonry into Three Degrees,
3. The Legend of the Third Degree,
4. The Government of the Fraternity by a Grand Master elected from

the body of the Craft,
5. The Prerogative of Grand Master to Preside over every Assembly

of the Craft,
6. The Prerogative of Grand Master to grant Dispensations for con-

ferring Degrees at irregular times,
7. The Prerogative of Grand Master to grant Dispensations for open-

ing and holding Lodges,
8. The Prerogative of Grand Master to make Masons at sight,
9. The Necessity for Masons to Congregate in Lodges,
10. The Government of the Craft, when congregated in a Lodge, by a

Master and His Two Wardens,
11. Necessity of every Lodge, when congregated, being duly Tyled, .
12. The Right of every Freemason to be represented in all General

Meetings of the Craft, and to instruct his Representatives,
13. The Right of every Freemason to Appeal from the Decision of a

Lodge to the Grand Lodge or General Assembly of Masons,
14. The Right of every Freemason to visit and sit in every Regular

Lodge,
15. No Visitor, unknown to the Brethren present, or to some of them,

as a Freemason, can enter a Lodge without first passing an

examination,
16. No Lodge can interfere in the Business of another Lodge, nor give

Degrees to Brethren who are Members of other Lodges,

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17. Every Freemason amenable to Masonic Jurisdiction,
18. Certain Qualifications of Candidates for Initiation,
19. Belief in the existence of God necessary to Masons,
20. Belief in a Resurrection to a future life necessary to Masons,
21. The “Book of the Law” is an indispensable part of the Furniture

of every Masonic Lodge,
22. The Equality of all Freemasons, .
23. The Secrecy of the Institution,
24. The Foundation of a Speculative Science upon an operative art,

and the symbolic use and explanation of the terms of that

art for purposes of religious or moral teaching,
25. The Landmarks can never be changed,

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CHAPTER II.

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THE WRITTEN LAW.
The General Regulations,
1. The Old York Constitutions of 926,

The Fifteen Articles, ·

The Fifteen Points,
2. The Constitutions of Edward III.,
3. The Regulations of 1663,
4. The Ancient Installation Charges,
5. The Ancient Charges at Makings,
6. The Regulation of 1703,
7. The Regulation of 1717,
8. The Regulation of 1720,
9. The Charges Approved in 1722, .

Concerning God and Religion,
Of the Civil Magistrate, Supreme and Subordinate,
Of Lodges,
Of Masters, Wardens, Fellows, and Apprentices,
Of the Management of the Craft in Working, .
Of Behaviour in the Lodge while Constituted,
Of Behaviour after the Lodge is over and the Brethren not gone,
Of Behaviour when Brethren meet without Strangers, but not

in a Lodge Formed,
Of Behaviour in presence of Strangers not Masons,
Of Behaviour at Home and in your Neighbourhood,

Of Behaviour towards a Strange Brother,
10. The General Regulations of 1721,

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PART II.
LAWS RELATING TO CANDIDATES.

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QUALIFICATIONS OF CANDIDATES.

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1. The Internal Qualifications,

Candidate must come of his own free will,

Candidate must be uninfluenced by mercenary motives,
2. The External Qualifications,

Moral Qualifications, .
Physical Qualifications,

As to Sex, :
As to Age,

As to Bodily Conformation, .
Mental Qualifications,
Political Qualifications,

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CHAPTER II.

THE PETITION OF CANDIDATES.
1. Candidates must present a Written Petition,
2. Candidate must sign Petition in his own handwriting,
3. Petitioner must be recommended by at least Two Members of

Lodge,
4. Application must be made to Lodge nearest Candidate's place of

residence,
5. Petition must be read on a Regular Night of Meeting,
6. Petition, once read, cannot be withdrawn,
7. Petition must be referred to a Committee for investigation,
8. Petition cannot be acted on till next Regular Meeting,
9. If report of Committee unfavourable, Candidate at once rejected

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CHAPTER III.

BALLOTING FOR CANDIDATES.
1. The Ballot must be Unanimous, .
2. It must be Independent, .
3. It must be Secret,
4. It cannot be Reconsidered,

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CHAPTER IV.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF REJECTION.

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1. He cannot have his Application reconsidered by the Lodge,
2. He cannot apply to another Lodge for Initiation,
3. He may again apply to the Lodge that rejected him,

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LAWS AS TO INITIATION.

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THE INITIATION.
1. Preparation of the Candidate,
2. The Making,
3. The Charge,
4. Declaration to be signed by Candidate,
5. The Candidate promises obedience to the Laws,
6. Expenses of Initiation,
7. Certificates,
8. Serving Brethren,
9. Initiations may be accelerated,

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CHAPTER II.

ENTERED APPRENTICES.
1. Entered Apprentices not, strictly speaking, Members of a Lodge,
2. Not entitled to honours of Masonic Burial,
3. Not entitled to Masonic Charities or Relief,
4. They have a right to sit in the Lodges in which they were

initiated,
5. They have a right to apply for advancement to a higher Degree,
6. How soon they can apply for advancement,
7. What number of black balls is necessary to constitute a rejection,
8. What time must elapse, after a first rejection, before application

can be renewed,
9. Rights liable to forfeiture by misconduct,
10. The Trial of Entered Apprentices,

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CHAPTER III.
FELLOW CRAFTS.

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1. Their history as a part of the Order,
2. They have no more rights than Entered Apprentices,

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CHAPTER IV.

MASTER MASONS.
1. Their right of Membership,
2. Their right of Affiliation,
3. Their right of Visit,
4. Their right of Avouchment,
5. Their right of Relief,
6. Their right of Demission,
7. Their right of Appeal,
8. Their right of Burial,

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CHAPTER V.

PAST MASTERS.
1. Right of eligibility to Membership in Grand Lodge,
2. Right of presiding over their Lodge in absence of the Master,
3. Right of installing their successors,
4. Right to a seat in the east,
5. Right to a special jewel distinctive of their rank,

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CHAPTER VI.

UNAFFILIATED MASONS.
1. They are bound by all Masonic duties and obligations, except such
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2. They possess all rights derivable from Membership in the Order, 160
3. They have a right to assistance when in imminent peril, .

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4. They have no right to pecuniary aid from a Lodge,

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5. They have no right to visit Lodges, except once a year, or walk in
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6. They have no right to Masonic Burial,

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7. They may be tried and punished for any offence,

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8. They may, if necessary, be tried and punished for non-affiliation, 160

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