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“[T]he five points of fellowship, which are foot to foot, knee to knee, breast to breast, hand to back, and mouth to ear. This is done by putting the inside of your right foot to the inside of the right foot of the person to whom you are going to give the word, the inside of your knee to his, laying your right breast against his, your left hands on the back of each other, and your mouths to each other’s right ear, [in which position alone you are permitted to give the word] …”

William Morgan, Illustrations of Masonry (Batavia, NY: William Morgan, 1827), 76.