"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."