Knights of the Essenic Order
This fraternal order was founded in 1888 in Olympia, Washington.
The society really was a semimilitary fraternal benefit group. Its benefits were
not of the insurance variety, but rather more of the relief and aid nature. The
society had 35,000 members in the late 1890s.
The Order has disappeared in the early 20th century completely.
It had three degrees, which were conferred upon the candidate on the same evening or on two consecutive meetings.
Ritual of the First Degree
Ritual of the Second Degree
Ritual of the Third Degree