"We believe that the essential
elements of TRUE brotherhood are LOVE, CHARITY and ESTEEM; Love, that binds
our hearts with the sturdy chords of Fraternal affection; Charity, that is impuslive
to see virtues in a brother and is slow to reprove his faults; Esteem, that
is respectful to the honest convictions of others, and that refrains from treading
upon that which is sacred to spirit and conscience. These are the triple
obligations of EVERY Brother in the Bond."