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Title: Ku Klux Klan Constitution and Bylaws – 1870
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REVISED AND AMENDED



PRESCRIPT


OF THE


ORDER


OF THE




*


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APPELLATION,
THIS Organization shall be styled and
denominated, the Order of the *

CREED.
WE, the Order of the *, rever-
entially acknowledge the majesty and
supremacy of the Divine Being, and
reougliz, the goodness and providence
of the same. And we recognize our
relation to the United States Govern-
ment, the supremacy of the Constitu-
tion, the Constitutional Laws thereof,
and the Union of States thereunder.












CHARACTER AND OBJECTS OF THE ORDER.
THIS is an institution of Chivalry, Humanity,
Mercy, and Patriotism; embodying in its genius
and its principles all that is chivalric in conduct,
noble in sentiment, generous in manhood, and
patriotic in purpose; its peculiar objects being,
First: To protect the weak, the innocent, and
the defenceless, from the indignities, wrongs, and
outrages of the lawless, the violent, and the
brutal; to relieve the injured and oppressed; to
succor the suffering and unfortunate, and espe-
cially the widows and orphans of Confederate
soldiers.
Second: To protect and defend the Constitu-
tion of the United States, and all laws passed in
conformity thereto, and to protect the States and
the people thereof from all invasion from any
source whatever.
Third: To aid and assist in the execution of
all constitutional laws, and to protect the people
from unlawful seizure, and from trial except by
their peers in conformity to the laws of the land,
ARTICLE I.
TITLES
SECTION 1. The officers of this Order shall
consi of a Grand Wizard of the Empire, and
his te Genii; a Grand Dragon of the Realm,






4 Nec seire fas et o mnia.
and his eight Hydras; a Grand Titan of the Do-
minion, and his six Furies; a Grand Giant of
the Province,. and his four GobliW orand
Cyclops of the Den, and !,;. Iw :. Night-hawks; a
Grand Magi, a Grand Monk, a Grand Scribe, a
Grand Exchequer, a Grand Turk, and a Grand
Sentinel.
SEC. 2. The body politic of this Order shall
be known and designated as Ghouls.".

ARTICLE II.
TERRITORY AND ITS DIVISIONS.
SECTION 1. The territory embraced within the
jurisdiction of this Order shall be coterminous
with the States of Maryland, Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ala-
bama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas,
SMi.iouri. Kentucky, and Tennessee; all com-
bined constituting the Empire.
SEc. 2. The Empire shall be divided into four
departments, the first to be styled the Realm,
and coterminus with the boundaries of the
several States; the second to be styled the Do-
minion, and to be coterminous with such coun-
ties as the Grand Dragons of the several Realms
may assign to the charge of the Grand Titan.
The third to be styled the Provinct, and to be co-
terminous with the several counties; provided,
the Grand Titan may, when he deems it ir..:ci-
sary, assign two Grand Giants I.- ne Pr. ;nce,
prescribing, at the same time, lte juri.dicti, .n of

4' *






Amici irnnani generic. 5
each. The fourth department to be styled the
Den, and shall embrace such part of a Province
as the Grand Giant shall assign to -lie cli.ih r of
a Grand Cyclops.
ARTICLE III.
POWERS AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS.
GRAND WIZARD.
SECTION 1. The Grand Wizard, who is the
supreme officer of the Empire, shall have power,
and he shall be required to, appoint Grand
Dragons for the different Realms of the Empire;
and he shall have power to appoint his Genii,
also a Grand Scribe, and a Grand Exchequer
for his Department. and he shall have the sole
power to issue copies of this Prescript, through
his subalterns, for the organization and dissemi-
nation of the Order; and when a question of
paramount importance to the interests or pros-
perity of the Order arises, not provided for in
this Prescript, he shall have power to determine
such question, and his decision shall be final
until the same shall be provided for by amend-
ment as hereinafter provided. It shall be his
duty to communicate with, and receive reports
from, the Grand Dragons of Realms, as to the
condition, strength, efficiency, and progress of
the Order within their respective Realms. And
it shall further be his duty to keep, by his Grand
Scribe, a list of the names (without any caption
or explanation whatever) of the Grand Dragons
of the different Realms of the Empire, and shall






6 Quern nque miser un ., 1h,, .',,,,;., .. scias.
number such Realms with the Arabic numerals
1, 2, 3, etc., ad fine; and he shall direct and
instruct hil Grand Excholquter as to the appro-
priation and disburii,~.n n h.- shall make of the
revenue of the Order that comes to his hands,
GRAND DRAGON.
SEc. 2. The Grand Dragon, who is the chief
officer of the Realm, shall have power, and he
shall be required, to appoint and instruct a Grand
Titan for each Dominion of his Realm, ( such
Dominion not to exceed three in number for any
Congressional District) said appointments being
subject to the approval of the Grand Wizard of
the Empire. He shall have power to appoint
his Hydras; also, a Grand Scribe and a Grand
Exchequer for his Department.
It shall be his duty to report to the Grand
Wizard, when required by that officer, the con-
dition, zlrniith, efficiency, and progress of the
Order within his Realm, and to transmit,
through the Grand Titan, or other authorized
sources, to the Order, all information, intelli-
gence, or instruction conveyed to him by the
Grand Wizard for that purpose, and all such
other information or instruction as he may think
will promote the interestand utility of the Or-
der. He shall keep by his Grand Scribe, a list
of the names (without caption) of the Grand
Titans of the different Dominions of his Realm,
and shall report the same to the Grand Wizard
when required, and shall number the Domin-







M, agna est 'verias, et prevalebit. 7
Sion of his Realm with the Arabic numerals 1, 2,,
S3, etc., ad fine. And he shall direct and in-
struct his Grand Exchequer as to the appropria-
Stion and disbursement he shall make of the reve-
nue of the Order that comes to his hands.

i GRAND TITAN.
SEC. 3. The Grand Titan, who is the chief
officer of the Dominion, shall have power, and he
shall be required, to appoint and instruct a Grand
Giant for each Province of his Dominion, such
appointments, however, being subject to the ap-
proval of the Grand Dragon of the Realm. He
shall have the power to appoint his Furies; also;
i a Grand Scribe and a Grand Exchequer for his
Department. It shall be his duty to report to
the Grand Dragon when required by that officer,
Sthe condition, strength, efficiency, and progress
. of the Order within his Dominion, and to trans-
: mit through the Grand Giant, or other author-
ized channels, to the Order, all information, in-
Stelligence, instruction or directions conveyed to
Shim by the Grand Dragon for that purpose, and
Small such other information or instruction as he
may think will enhance the interest or efficiency
Sof the Order.
H, shall keep, by his Grand Scribe, a list of
th, names (without caption or explanation) of
tlh Grand Giants of the different Pr...vinct. of
hi Dominion, and shall report the same to the
(Graidn Dragon when required; and shall num-







8 Ne tentes aut perfice.
her the Provinces of his Dominion with the Ar-'
abic numerals 1, 2, 3, etc., ad ftiram. And he
shall direct and instruct his Grand Exchequer
as to the appropriation and (lihuremq'uint lie shall
make of the revenue of the Order that comes to
his hands.
GRAND GIANT.
SEC. 4. The Grand Giant, who is the chief
officer of the Province, shall have power, and he
is required, to appoint and instruct a Grand Cy-
clops for each Den of his Province, such ap-
pointments, however, being subject to the ap-
proval of the Grand Titan of the Dominion.
And he shall have the further power to appoint
his Goblins; also, a Grand Scribe and a Grand
Exchequer for his Department.
It shall be his duty to supervise and admin-
ister general and special instructions in the or-
ganization and establishment of the Order within
his Province, and to report to the Grand Titan,
when required by that officer, the condition,
strength, efficiency, and ir.ogr..s of the Order
within his Province, and to transmit through the
Grand Cyclops, or other legitimate sources, to the
Order, all information, intelligence, instruction,
or directions conveyed to him by the Grand
Titan or other higher authority for that purpose,
and all such other information or instruction as
he may think 4ould advance the purposes or
prosperity of the Order. He shall keep, by his
Grand Scribe, a list of the names (without cap-






Quid faciendum? 9
.tion or explanation) of the Grand Cyclops of the
various Dens of his Province, and shall report
the same to the Grand Titan when required; and
-shall number the Dens of his Province with the
Arabic numerals 1, 2, 3, etc., ad fine. He
shall determine and limit the number of Dens
to be organized and established in his Province;
and he shall direct and instruct his Grand Ex-
chequer as to the 'appropriation and disburse-
mnent he shall make of the revenue of the Order
that comes to his hands.
GRAND CYCLOPS.
SEC. 5. The Grand Cyclops, who is the chief
officer of the Den, shall have power to appoint
his Night-hawks, his Grand Scribe, his Grand
Turk, his Grand Exchequer, and his Grand Sen-
tinel. And for small offenses he may punish
any member by fine, and may reprimand him
for the same. And lie is further empowered to
admonish and reprimand his Den, or any of the
members thereof, for any imprudence, irregu-
larity, or transgression, whenever he may think
that the interests, welfare, reputation or safety
of the Order demand it. It shall be his duty to
take charge of his Den under the inl-trijmti.. anrd
with the assistance (when practicable) of the
Grand Giant, and in accordance with and in con-
formity to the provisions of this Prescript-a
copy of which shmll in all cases be obtained be-
fore the formation of a Den begins. It shall







10 Fiat justitia reat cocum.
further be his duty to appoint all regular meet-
ings of his Den, and to:preside at the same; to
appoint irregular meetings when he deems it ex-
pedient; to preserve order and enforce discipline
in his Den; to impose fines for irregularities or
disobedience of orders; and to receive and initi-
ate candidates for admission into the Order, after
the same shall have been pronounced competent
and worthy to become members, by the Investi-
gating Committee herein after provided for.
And it shall further be his duty to make a quar-
terly report to the Grand Giant of the condition,
strength, efficiency, and progress of his Den, and
shall communicate to the Officers and Ghouls of
his Den, all information, intelligence, instruction,
or direction, conveyed to him by the Grand Gi-
ant or other higher authority for that purpose;
and shall from time to time administer all such
other counsel, instruction or direction, as in his
sound discretion, will conduce to the interests,
and more effectually accomplish, the real objects
and designs of the Order.
GRAND MAGI.
SEC. 6. It shall be the duty of the Grand
Magi, who is the second officer in authority of
the Den, to assist the Grand Cyclops, and to obey
all the orders of that officer; to preside at all
meetings in the Den, in the absence of the Grand
Cyclops; and to discharge during his absence
all the duties and exercise all the powers and
authority of that officer.






Dormtitus aliquando jus, moritui nunquam. II
GRAND MONK.
SEC. 7. It shall be the duty of the Grand
Monk, who is the third officer in authority of
the Den, to assist and obey all the orders of the
Grand Cyclops and the Grand Magi; and, in
the absence of both of these officers, he shall pre-
side at and conduct the meetings in the Den, and
.shall discharge all the duties, and exercise all the
powers and authority of the Grand Cyclops.
GRAND EXCHEQUER.
SEc. 8. It shall be the duty of the Grand Ex-
-chequers of the different Departments to keep a
-correct account of all the revenue of the Order
that comes to their hands, and of all paid out by
them; and shall make no appropriation or dis-
bursement of the same except under the orders
and direction of the chief officer of their respect-
ive Departments. And it shall further be the
duty of the Exchequers of Dens to collect the
initiation fees, and all fines imposed by the Grand
Cyclops, or the officer discharging his functions.
GRAND TURK.
SEc. 9. It shall be the duty of the Grand
'Turk, who is the executive officer of the Grand
*C-'ycl ,., .. notify the Officers and Ghouls of the
Den, of all informal or irregular meetings ap-
pointed by the Grand Cyclops, and to obey and
execute all the orders of that officer in the con-
trol and government of his Den. It shall further
be his duty to receive and question at the out-







12 Quieta non. movere.
posts, all candidates for.admission into the Order,
and shall there administer the preliminary obli-
:i;'irn or.jircd, andl ilnr to. conduct such candi-
date or candidates to the Grand Cyclops, and to
assist him in the initiation of the same.

GRAND SCRIBE.
SEC. 10. It shall be the duty of the Grand
Scribes of the different Departments to conduct
the correspondence and write the orders of the
Chiefs of their Departments, when required.
And it shall further be the duty of the Grand
Scribes of Dens, to keep a list of -the names.
(without any caption or explanation whatever)
of the Officers and Ghouls of the Den, to call the
roll at all meetings, and to make the quarterly
reports under the direction and instruction of the
Grand Cyclops.

GRAND SENTINEL.
SEC. 11. It shall be the .duty 6f the Grand
Sentinel to take charge of post, and instruct the
Grand Guard, under the direction and orders of
the Grand Cyclops, and to relieve and dismiss
the same when directed by that officer.
THE STAFF.
SEC. 12. The Genii shall constitute the staff of
the Grand Wizard; the Hydras, that of the:
Grand Dragon; the Furies, that of the Grand
Titan; the Goblins, that of the Grand Giant ;;
and the Night-hawks, that of the Grand Cyclops,.







Quid werm atque deeens. 13
REMOVAL.
SEc. 13. For any just, reasonable and sub-
stantial cause, any appointee may be removed by
the authority that appointed him, and his place
supplied by another appointment.

ARTICLE IV.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
SECTION 1. The Grand Wizard shall be elected
biennially by the Grand Dragons of Realms.
The first election for this office to take place on
the 1st Monday in May, 1870, (a Grand Wizard
having been created, by the original Prescript,
to serve three years from the 1st Monday in May,
1867); all subsequent elections to take place every
two years thereafter. And the incumbent Grand
Wizard shall notify the Grand Dragons of the
different Realms, at least six months before said
election, at what time and place the same will
be held; a majority vote of all the Grand
Dragons present being necessary and sufficient to
elect a Grand Wizard. Such election shall be
by ballot, and shall be held by three Commis-
sioners appointed by the Grand Wizard for that
purpose; and in the event of a tie, the Grand
Wizard shall have the casting-vote.
SEC. 2. The Grand Magi and the Grand Monk
of Dens shall be elected annually by the Ghouls
of Dens; and the first election for these officers
may take place as soon as ten Ghouls have been
initiated for the formation of a Den. All subse-






14 Art est colare artebm.
quent elections to take place every year there-
after.
SEC. 3. In the event of a vacancy in the office
of Grand Wizard, by death, resignation, removal,
or otherwise, the senior Grand Dragon of the.
Empire shall immediately assume and enter
upon the discharge of the duties of the Grand
Wizard, and shall exercise the powers and per-
form the duties of said office until the same shall
be filled by election; and the said senior Grand
Dragon, as soon as practicable after the happen-
ing of such vacancy, shall call a convention o
the Grand Dragons of Realms, to be held at
such time and place as in his discretion he may
deem most convenient and proper. Provided,
however, that the time for assembling such Con-
vention for the election of a Grand Wizard shall
in no case exceed six months from the time such
vacancy occurred; and in the event of a va-
cancy in any other office, the same shall imme-
diately be filled in the manner herein before
mentioned.
SEc. 4. The Officers heretofore elected or ap-
pointed may. retain their offices during the time
for which they have been so elected or appointed,
at the expiration of which time said offices shall
be filled as herein-before provided.
ARTICLE V.
JUDICIARY.
SECTION 1. The Tribunal of Justice of this
Order shall consist of a Court at the Head-quar-







Nusquam uta fides. 15
ters of the Empire, the Realm, the Dominion, the
Province, and the Den, to be appointed by the
Chiefs of these several Departments.
SEC. 2. The Court at the Head-quarters of
the Empire shall consist of three Judges for the
trial of Grand Dragons, and the Officers and at-
tachis belonging to the Head-quarters of the
Empire.
SEC. 3. The Court at the Head-quarters of the
Realm shall consist of three Judges for the trial
of Grand Titans, and the Officers and attaches
belonging to the Head-quarters of the Realm.
SEC. 4. The Court at the Head-quarters of the
SDominion shall consist of three Judges for the
Trial of Grand Giants, and the Officers and at-
Stach-s belonging to the Head-quarters of the
Dominion.
SEC. 5. The Court at the Head-quarters of the
Province shall consist of five Judges for the
trial of Grand Cyclops, the Grand Magis, Grand
Monks, and the Grand Exchequers of Dens, and
the Officers and attaches belonging to the Head-
quarters of the Province.
SEC.. 6. The Court at the Head-quarters of the
Den shall consist of seven Judges appointed
from the Den for the trial of Ghouls and the
officers belonging to the Head-quarters of the Den.
SEC. 7. The Tribunal for the trial of the Grand
Wizard shall be composed of at least seven Grand
Dragons, to ba convened by the senior Grand
Dragon upon charges being preferred against the






16 Fide non armis.
Grand Wi.'.iri; which Tribula.l shjLI be or- ,r,-
ized and presided over by the senior Grand
Dragon present; and if ld.yv find the accused
guilty, they shall prescribe the penalty, and the
senior Grand Dragon of the Empire shall cause
the same to be executed.
SEc. 8. The aforesaid Courts shall summon
tine nc.. ~il and witnesses for and against him,
and if found guilty, they shall prescribe the pen-
alty, and the Officers convening the Court shall
cause the same to be executed. Provided the ac-
cused shall always have the right of appeal to
the next Court above, whose decision shall be
final.
SEc. 9. The Judges constituting the aforesaid
Courts shall be selected with reference to their
intelligence, integrity, and fair-mindedness, and
shall render their verdict without prejudice,
favor, partiality, or affection, and shall be so
sworn, upon the organization of the Court; and
shall further be sworn to administer even-handed
justice.
Sac. 10. The several Courts herein provided
for shall be governed in their deliberations, pro-
ceedings, and judgments by the rules and regu-
lations governing the proceedings of regular
Courts-martial.
ARTICLE VI.
REVENUE.
SECTION 1. The revenue of this Order shall be
derived as follows: For every copy of this Pre-







Dat Des hie quoque fiern. 17
script issued to Dens, $10 will be required; $2
of which shall go into the hands of the Grand
Exchequer of the Grand Giant, $2 iito.the hands
of the Grand Exchequer of the Grand Titan,
$2 into the hands of the Grand Exchequer of
the Grand Dragon, and the remaining $4 into
the hands of the Grand Exchequer of the Grand
Wizard.
SEC. 2. A further source of revenue to the
Empire shall be ten per cent. of all the revenue
of the Realms, and a tax upon Realms when the
Grand Wizard shall deem it necessary and in-
dispensable to levy the same.
SEC. 3. A further source of revenue to Realms
shall be ten per cent. of all the revenue of Do-
minions, and a tax upon Dominions when the
Grand Dragon shall deem it necessary and in-
dispensable to levy the same.
SEC. 4. A further source of revenue to Domin-
ions shall be ten per cent. of all the revenue of
Provinces, and a tax upon Provinces when the
Grand Giant shall deem such tax necessary and
indispensable.
SEC. 5. A further source of revenue to Provin-
ces shall be ten per cent. of all the revenue of
Dens, and a tax upon Dens when the Grand
Giant shall deem such tax necessary and indis-
pensable.
SEC. 6. The source of revenue to Dens shall
be the initiation fees, fines, and a per capital tax,
whenever the Grand Cyclops shall deem such







18 Cessante causa cessat effeetus.
tax necessary anid indieniab .ale .. i irterere'-
and objects of the Order.
SEC. 7. All the revenue obtained in the man-
ner aforesaid, shall be for the exclusive benefit of
the Order, and shall be appropriated to the
dissemination of the same and to the creation of
a fund to meet any disbursement that it may be-
come necessary to make to accomplish the ob-
jects of the Order and to secure the protection of
the same.

ARTICLE VII.
ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP.
SECTION 1. No one shall be presented for ad-
mission into the Order until he shall have first
been recommended by some friend or intimate
who is a member, to the Investigating Commit-
tee, (which shall be composed of the Grand Cy-
clops, the Grand Magi, and the Grand Monk,)
and who shall have investigated his antecedents
and his past and present standing and connec-
tions; and after such investigation, shall have
pronounced him competent and worthy to become
a member. Provided, no one shall be presented
for admission into, or become a member of, this
Order who shall not have attained the age of
eighteen years.
SEc. 2. No one shall become a member of this
Order unless he shall volunt'aily take the follow-
ing oaths or obligations, and shall i.. hr',. ;il
answer the following interrogatories, while kneel-







Cave quid dicis, quando, et eui. 19
ing, with his right hand raised to heaven, and
his left hand resting on the Bible:
PRELIMINARY OBLIGATION.
I -- solemnly swear or affirm that I will
never reveal any thing that I may this day (or
night) learn concerning the Order of the ,
and that I will true answer make to such interrog-
atories as may be put to me touching my com-
petency for admission into the same. So help
me God."
INTERROGATORIES TO BE ASKED:
1st. Have you ever been rejected, upon appli-
cation for membership in the *, or have you
ever been expelled from the same?
2d. Are you now, or have you ever been, a
member of the Radical Republican party, or
either of the organizations known as the "Loyal
League" and the "Grand Army of the Re-
public?"
3d. Are you opposed to the principles and
policy of the Radical party, and to the Loyal
League, and the Grand Army of the R. iihli,,
so far as you are informed of the character and
purposes of those organizations ?
4th. Did you belong to the Federal army
during the late war, and fight against the South
during the existence of the same?
5th. Are you opposed to negro equality, 'oith
social and political'
6th. Are you in favor of a white man's gov-
ernment in this country ?







90 Nemo tenetur selpsum aecusre.
7th. Are you in favor ,:.of Cn-tiniln3al liberty.
and a G..vernmernt .,f c:.uitable law, instead oI'
(Government of \viol-nc and -pprn-si:on.'
8th. Are you in favor of maintaining the Con-
stitutional rights of the South?
9th. Are you in favor of the re-enfranchise-
ment and emancipation of the white men of
the South, and the restitution of the Southern
people to all their rights, alike proprietary, civil,
and political?
10th. Do you believe in the inalienable right
of self-preservation of the people against the ex-
ercise of arbitrary and unlicensed power?
If the foregoing interrogatories are satisfacto-
rily answered, arni the candidate desires to go
further (after something of the character and na-
ture of the Order has thus been indicated to him)
and to be admitted to the benefits, mysteries,
secrets and purposes of the Order, he shall then
be required to take the following final oath or
obligation. But if said interrogatories are not
.satid fii .rly answered, or the candidate declines
it: pr,,-c:d further, he shall be discharged, after
b:inig solemnly admonished by the initiating offi-
cer (o tlhe deep secresy to which the oath already
t aken has bound him, and that.the extreme pen-
altyof ile law %ill follow a violationof the same.
SFIN.L OBLI.IATIN.
:"I ol" my own ifree will and accord,
an.d in the pr-;n'.e :.f AlmniiglLy God, do sol-
emnly swear or atfirm, tliha I will never reveal to






Deo adjuvante, non timendum. 21
S.n, one ~uu a member of the Order of the *,
by any intimation, sign, symbol, word or act, or
in any other manner whatever, any of the secrets,
;-'r.n, rli, p.i ,-w"i.ri1., or mysteries of the Order
v fhe or that I am a member of the same,
or that I know any one who is a member; and
that I will abide by the Prescript and Edicts of
the Order of the *. So help me God."
TlI initiating officer will then proceed to ex-
plin t..tihe new members the (haIirai-i r and uih-
jects of the Order, and introduce hi;n t.. tIlhe mny-
teries and secrets of the same; and shall read to
him this Prescript and the Edicts thereof, or
present the same to him for personal perusal.

ARTICLE VIII.
A 'fEN DM L N I'.
This Prescript or any part or Edicts thereof
shall never be changed, except by a two-thirds
vote of the Grand Dragons of the Realms, in
convention assembled, and at which convention
the Grand Wizard shall preside and be entitled
to a vote. And upon the application of a n,:,-
jority of the Grand Dragons for that purpose, i e
Grand Wizard shall call and appoint the time
and place for said convention; which, when as-
sembled, shall proceed to make such n,'.lit n-
tions and amendments as it may think will
promote the interest, enlarge the utiliir, and
more thoroughly effectuate the purposes of the
Order






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AR IIUL hI IX.
INTERDICTION.
The origin, mysteries, and Ritual of this Order
shall never be written, but the same shall be
commumicated orally.

ARTICLE X.
EDICTS.
1. No one shall become a member of a;distant
Den, wheh there is a Den established and in ope-
ration in his own immediate vicinity; nor shall
any one become a member of any Den, or of this
Order in any way. after lie shall have been once
rejected, upon application for membership.
2. No Den, or officer, or member, or members
thereof, shall operate beyond their prescribed
limits, unless invited or ordered by the proper
authority so to do.
3. No member shall be allowed to take any
intoxicating spirits to any meeting of the Den;
nor shall any member be allowed to attend a
meeting while intoxicated; and for every ap-
pearnce at a meeting in such condition, he shall
be fined the sum of not less than one nor more
than five dollars, to go into the revenue of the
Order.
4. Any member may be expelled from the
Order by a m.i.,,irilv vote of the Officers and
Ghouls of the Den to which he belongs; and if
after such expulsion, such member shall assume
any of the duties, regalia, or insignia of the Or-






Nerno nos impane lacissii. 23
der, or in any way claim to be a member of the
same, he shall be severely punished. His obli-
gation of secrecy shall be as binding upon him
after expulsion as before, and for any revelation
made by him thereafter, he shall/be held ac-
countable in the same manner a. if he were then
a member.
5. Upon the expulsion of ny member from
the Order, the Grand Cy or the officer act-
ing in his stead, s T- immediately report the
same to the G r :r. Giant of the Province, who
shall cause *t fact to be made known and read
in each Den of his Province, and shall transmit
the ame, through the proper channels, to the
Grfid Dragon of the Realm, who shall cause it
to be published to every Den in his Realm, and
,shall notify the Grand Dragons of contiguous
/ Realms of the same..
S6. Every Grand Cyclops shall read, or cause
to be read, this Prescript and these E.li.i.L to his
Den, at least once in every month; and shall read
them to each new member when he is initiated,
or present the same to him for personal perusal.
7. The initiation fee of this Order shall be one
dollar, to be paid when the candidate is initiated
and received into the Order.
8. Dens may make such additional Edicts for
their control and government as they may deem
requisite and necessary.. Provided, no Edict
shall be made to conflict with any of the provi-
sions or Edicts of this PrIu-. i[..






24 '11 ui'i1 ''l,1 ..

T. The mr..st pr.:':.und an'd r;rid ., recy c.:.n-
(<.'-ri;n aiiy abn1l evervthingi, that rlate i.. the
*'rd1ii, h'ril nit all liulf be maint'irnl.
11. Alky rnemnler wh.'. iall reveal .:.r betir.y
:it e .-t, rt' -..' tlhii, Order, .shall oltl.r tl.i -.tr'; er l'm
.ifrin:dl .:I tihe la.,.
A [ ,l NITI'..N.
H nl-I t .:,j ar-, .. t f. %l I -t( I I-' ,-
il tik li,, it wa- .ur .vo enui.it'
RE i .I TER.
I.


I. F-. m,.1,
2. M.> -i:,
: -. 'r-r fny,
4. P. .u hair,
; El ..-: iFr.4,
i?. I;ril]nt,[


7. Pain 1'
_. P...rtr, ..in ,
*. 'Fr'lin ., .
I'.. MIl,:an..h.:.ly,
11. .I..ri. .,j ,
12. I l .:.


t. W hirtp, I. ( en, l([. Yell...vi, ii,. A ibIr,
v. Puri,1, \[. i_'rim -.r, vit. E r.,er:,,.


1. FLcauIl,
2. Startling,
3. Wonderful,
4. Alarming,
5. Mournful,
6. Appalling,


III.
7. Hid.:.u-,
8. Frightful,
9. Awful,
10. Horrible,
11. Dreadful,
12. Last.


Cumberland.
xW' 3unrvoX.
To the lovers of law and order, peace and jus-
tice, we send greeting; and to the shades of the
venerated dead we affectionately dedicate the
Order of the *.
Sesi-qaimliitj.




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