1. Q. Will you be off, or from?
    A. From
  2. Q. From what and to what?
    A. From the degree of an EA to that of a FC
  3. Q. You are a Fellow Craft?
    A. I am, try me.
  4. Q. By what will you be tried?
    A. By the Square.
  5. Q. Why by the Square?
    A. Because it is an emblem of morality and one of the working tools of my profession.
  6. Q. What is a Square?
    A. An angle of ninety degrees, or the fourth part of a circle.
  7. Q. Where were you made a Fellow Craft?
    A. In a just and lawfully consecrated Lodge of Fellow Crafts.
  8. Q. How were you prepared?
    A. By being divested of all metals of a removable nature, neither naked nor clothed, barefoot nor shod, hood-winked, and with a cable-tow twice around my right arm, in which condition I was conducted to a door of the Lodge by a brother.
  9. Q. Why had you a cable-tow twice around your right arm?
    A. To show that as a Fellow Craft I was under a double tie to the Fraternity.
  10. Q. How gained you admission?
    A. By three distinct knocks.
  11. Q. To what do they allude?
    A. To the Three Jewels of a FC the Attentive Ear, the Instructive Tongue, and the Faithful Breast.
  12. Q. What was said to you from within?
    A. Who comes here?
  13. Q. Your answer?
    A. A Brother, who has been regularly initiated as an Entered Apprentice, and now wishes to recieve more Light in Masonry by being passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft.
  14. Q. What were you then asked?
    A. If it was of my own free will and accord that I made this request, if I was duly and truly prepared, worthy and well qualified, and if I had made suitable proficiency in the preceding degree, all of which being answered in the affirmative, I was then asked by what further right or benefit I expected to obtain this important privilege.
  15. Q. Your answer?
    A. By the benefit of the pass-word.
  16. Q. Did you give the pass-word?
    A. I gave it not. My guide gave it for me.
  17. Q. What followed?
    A. I was directed to wait with patience until the Worshipful Master was informed of my request and his answer returned.
  18. Q. What answer did he return?
    A. Let him enter this Lodge in the name of God and be received in due and ancient form?
  19. Q. How were you received?
    A. On the angle of a Square applied to my naked right breast, which was to teach me that the Square of Virtue should be the rule and guide of my conduct in all my future transactions with mankind, more especially with a brother Mason.
  20. Q. How were you then disposed of?
    A. I was conducted twice regularly about the Lodge and to the Junior Warden in the South, the Senior Warden in the West, and the Worshipful Master in the East, where the same questions were asked and like answers returned as at the door.
  21. Q. How did the Worshipful Master dispose of you?
    A. He ordered me to be re-conducted to the Senior Warden in the West, who taught me to approach the East, advancing by three regular steps, my foot forming a angle of an oblong square, my body erect, facing the East.
  22. Q. What did the Worshipful Master do with you?
    A. Made me a Fellow Craft.
  23. Q. How?
    A. In due form.
  24. Q. What is that due form?
    A. Kneeling on my naked right knee, my left forming a square, my body erect, my right hand resting on the Holy Bible, Square and Compasses, my left arm forming a right angle supported by a square; in which due form I took the Obligation of a Fellow Craft.
  25. Q. Repeat it.
    A. (Obligation)
  26. Q. After taking the Obligation what were you asked?
    A. What I most desired.
  27. Q. Your answer.
    A. More light in Masonry.
  28. Q. Did you receive it?
    A. I did.
  29. Q. How
    A. by order of the Worshipful Master and assistance of the brothers.
  30. Q. On being brought to Light, what did you discover more than you had heretofore done?
    A. One point of the Compasses elevated above the square, the other hidden, which was to teach me that as yet I had received light in Masonry but prsly.
  31. Q. What did you then discover?
    A. The Worshipful Master approaching me from the East, upon the step, under the due-guard and with the sign of a Fellow Craft, who in token of the continuance of his brotherly love and friendship presented me his right hand and with it the Ps, tk of the ps, grip and word of a FC, bid me arise and salute the Wardens as such.
  32. Q. After saluting the Wardens, how were you then disposed of?
    A. I was conducted to the Senior Warden in the West, who taught me how to wear my apron as a Fellow Craft.
  33. Q. How should a Fellow Craft wear his apron?
    A. With the left-hand corner turned up.
  34. Q. After being taught how to wear you apron as a FC, how were you disposed of?
    A. I was conducted to the right hand of the WM in the east, who presented me with the working tools of a FC and taught me their uses.
  35. Q. What are the working tools of a FC?
    A. The Plumb, Square, and Level.
  36. Q. What are their Masonic uses?
    • A. The Plumb is an instrument made use of by operative masons to raise perpendiculars, the Square to square their work, and the Level to lay horizontals.
    • But we, as Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, are taught to use them for more noble and glorious purposes. The Plumb admonishes us to walk uprightly in our several stations before God and man, squaring our actions by the Square of Virtue, ever remembering we are traveling upon the Level of Time to that undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns.
  37. Q. How were you then disposed of?
    A. I was conducted to the place from whence I came, there re-invested with that of which I had been divested, and informed that agreeable to an ancient custom upon my return to the lodge it would be necessary that I make a regular ascent up a flight of winding stairs consisting of 3, 5 and 7 steps into a place representing the Middle Chamber of King Solomon’s Temple, there to receive instruction relative to the wages of a FC, which are , corn, wine and oil mblc of pln, hl and pc.
  38. Have you any signs pertaining to this degree
    I have.
  39. Give me a sign
    (Gives d/g)
  40. What is that?
    The duegaurd of a FC
  41. Has it an allusion?
    It has; to the position of my hands were placed when I took my Obligation.
  42. Give me another sign.
    (Gives sign)
  43. What is that?
    The sign of a FC
  44. Has it an allusion?
    It has, to the penalty of the Obligation.
  45. give me a token.
    (gives token)
  46. Q. Will you be off or from?
    A. From.
  47. Q. From what, and to what?
    A. From the grip of an EA to the pas grip of a FC.
  48. Pass
    (do so)
  49. What is this?
    The pass grip of a Fellow Craft.
  50. Q. Has it a name?
    A. It has.
  51. Q. give it me
    (Gives pg)
  52. Q. Will you be off or from?
    A. From.
  53. Q. From what, and to what?
    A. From the pass grip of a FC to the true grip of the same.
  54. Ps.
    (Does so)
  55. What is this?
    The grip of a FC
  56. Has it a name?
    It has.
  57. Give it me.
    I did not so receive it, neither can I so impart it.
  58. Q. How will you dispose of it?
    A. I will letter it and halve it with you.
  59. Q. Letter it and begin.
    A. Na begin you.
  60. The word is yours, you must begin.
    (Begin word and letter it alphabetically A, C, H, I, J, N)
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