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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • —B. My ideas at that time were, that the sect should be begun and spread at first among young and single men only; that each person to be initiated should not only declare his assent to such creed, but should have exercised himself with the thirteen weeks’ examination and practice of the virtues, as in the before-mention’d model; that the existence of such a society should be kept a secret, till it was become considerable, to prevent solicitations for the admission of improper persons,

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  • He initiated a new program
  • The men of the tribe are initiated when they reach puberty.

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