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behold my hands : and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side ; and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered, and said unto him, My Lord and my God."

CHAPTER V.

THE order of Knights of the Holy Sepulchre was instituted in the year 1219. Their uniforma was a red cross, and their bath, to defend the sepulchre of Christ. Upon the extinction of this order, many of them joined the Knights of Malta.

The Knights of Tutons, or Allemagne, wore a white garment, with a black cross.

The Knights of Calatrava, a black garment with a red cross on the breast.

The Knights of Alcantrava, a green cross.

The Knights of the Redemption wore a white garment, with a black cross.

The Knights of Christ wore a black garment, with a double cross.

The Knights of the Mother of Christ, a little red cross, reflected with gold.

The Knights of Lazarus wore a green cross on the breast.

The Knights of the Star wore a star on their hats.

The Knights of the Band wore a band of three fingers width, fastened on the left shoulder, and brought over the breast, under the right arm.

The Knights of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary wore a collar made of plates of gold and silver, with a picture of the Virgin Mary pendent thereto.

The Knights of St. Michael wore a chain of gold, woven like little shells, and a picture of St. Michael pendent thereto.

The Knights of St. Stephen wore a black garment, with a red cross.

The Knights of the Holy Ghost wore a dove, on the middle of a cross

THE

FREEMASON'S MONITOR.

BOOK IV.

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Of Encampments of Knights in America.

CHAPTER I.

Grand Encampment of Pennsylvania. ON the 12th day of May, A.D. 1797, a convention of Knights Templars was holden at Philadelphia, for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety and expediency of forming a Grand Encampment. The convention, after having considered the subject, came to a determination to form and open a grand encampment in the city of Philadelphia, to consist of an equal repre. sentation from the several encampments of Knights Templars in the state of Pennsylvania. They accordingly appointed a committee, consisting of four deputies from each encampment, to report a form of constitution; which report was made on the 19th of the same month, and, after having been read and amended, it was agreed to, and the grand encampment organized agreeably there. to..The encampments under its jurisdiction are,

Grand Encampment, Philadelphia,
Encampment No. 1, Do.
Do. No.

Do.
Do. No. Harrisburgh, Penn.
Do. No. Carlisle, Do.

CHAPTER II.

United States Grand Encampment of Knights

Templars, and the Appendant Orders. A GRAND convention of Knights Templars was holden in Providence, on the 6th day of May, A.D. 1805; when the following measures were proposed and adopted, unanimously, viz.

“Resolved, as tbe sense of this convention, that the fore mation and establishvnent of a grand encampment of knights templars, wonld tend to promote the bonour and interests of the orders of knighthood, and of masonry

“Resolved, that a committee be appointed to devise and j'eport a form of constitution, explanatory of the principles upon which a grand encampinent shall be opened.

“Resolved, that the convention be adjourned until Monday the 13th instant, then to meet again in Mason's Hall, in Providence."

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Monday, 13th May, A. D. 1805. "The convention met, agreeably to adjournment, to take into consideration the report of the committee appointed on the sixth inst. which, being read and amended, was unanimously approved and adopted.

At the annual assembly of the grand encamp. ment, holden at Boston, in the month of May, A. D. 1807, it was deemed expedient to extend the jurisdiction of the grand encampment to any state or territory wherein there is no regularly established grand encampment, and for this and other purposes, a number of alterations and amendments were made in the constitution.

The constitution as altered and amended is in the words following, viz.

CONSTITUTION

OF THE

UNITED STATES GRAND ENCAMPMENT

OF

KNIGHTS TEMPLARS

AND THE

APPENDANT ORDERS.

ARTICLE I. OF THE GRAND ENCAMPMENT. Sec. 1. THE Grand Encampment shall consist of a General Grand Master, a Grand Generalisssimo, a Grand CapCain General, a Grand Senior Warden, a Grand Junior War

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