The Three Distinct Knocks
by Samuel Pritchard
Originally published in 1723 in a London newspaper, this was the very first Masonic exposure. In 1760, Samuel Pritchard expanded the untitled work to include the opening and closing of the lodge and released the exposure as “The Three Distinct Knocks.” This is a very significant work for all Masons, as it provides us with a clear look at the early roots of our Masonic ritual. Digitally enhanced photographic reproduction of the 1760 edition.