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I, (full name) of my own free will and accord, in the presence of Almighty God and this Worshipful Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, erected to Him and dedicated to the Holy Saints John, do hereby and hereon, solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, that I will always hele, forever keep and conceal, and never reveal any of the secrets of Freemasonry, which have been heretofore, shall at this time or may at any future period be communicated to me, to any person or persons whatsoever, except it be to a true and lawful Brother Mason or within a regular Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, and not unto him or them, until after due trial, strict examination of lawful information, I shall have found him or them justly entitled to receive the same. I furthermore promise and swear that I will not write, indite, print, paint, cut, carve, stamp, stain, mark, dot, or engrave them upon anything movable or immovable under the canopy of Heaven, whereby or whereon a single word, syllable, letter, or character may become legible or intelligible to myself or another, and the secrets of Freemasonry be thereby unlawfully obtained. To all of which I do most solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, with a firm and steadfast resolution to keep and perform the same, without any equalcation, mental reservation, or secret evasion of mind in me whatever; binding myself under no less penalty than that of having my throat cut from ear to ear, my tongue torn out by the roots and buried in the sands of the sea a cable length from shore where the tide ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours, should I ever knowingly, willfully or unlawfully violate or transgress this, my solemn Entered Apprentice Obligation. So Help me God and keep me steadfast.