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Laying of corner stone for Pilgrim Monumet in Provincetown - August 20, 1907


Published: Wed April 26, 2006
By: Straight Dope in Provincetown > Town History
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(Note: All text scanned from ceremonial programs dated August 20, 1907.)

Order of Exercises for Laying of the Corner Stone of the Pilgrim Memorial Monument

1st A Committtee consisting of the President of the Pilgrim Society, the Governor of Massachusetts and the Chair-man of the Selectmen of Provincetown, to meet the President

of the United States as he lands at the dock at 10.45 A. M.

2nd Procession from the dock to the place of ceremony on Town Hill.

3rd Prayer.

4th Masonic Ceremonies by Grand Lodge of Masons of Massachusetts.

5th Music by the Band.

6th Address by the President of the Pilgrim Society introducing the Governor of the State of Massachusetts.

7th Address by the Governor of the State welcoming the President of the United States and introducing him.

8th Oration by the President of the United States.

9th Music by the Band.

10th Address by the British Ambassador.

11th Address by the Secretary of War.

12th Address by Senator Henry Cabot Lodge.

13th Address by Congressman W. C. Lovering.

14th National Hymn by the Band.

See Ceremony on Town Hill

15th Procession from Hill to Town Hall.

16th Banquet at Town Hall with such speeches as may be necessary.

17th President escorted back to wharf.

BAND CONCERT from 8 until 9 P. M.

GRAND BALL IN EVENING AT TOWN HALL

Salem Cadet Band Orchestra

In fountain pen hand written note at bottom “President Roosevelt spoke to the fishermen of Gloucester and Cape Cod in Marine Hall after the banquet.

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Actual scan of program from the day.

Ceremony on Town Hill

1. AMERICAN HYMN, Keller. NEW BEDFORD BAND.

2. REQUEST TO LAY THE CORNER-STONE,
By the President of the Pilgrim Memorial Association, J. HENRY SEARS, Esq.

3. RESPONSE BY THE GRAND MASTER.

4. READING OF’ SELECTIONS FROM THE SCRIPTURES,
By \V. and Rev. WILLIAM H. RIDER, D.D., Grand Chaplain.

5. PRAYER BY THE GRAND CHAPLAIN.

6. HYMN, TO THE GLORY OF OUR PILGRIM FATHERS, Sung by the Harvard Quartette.
On topmost rock, near Ocean’s wild domain, Where tempest-echoes wake the moaning sea—Where e’en the frighten’d bird seeks rest again, We raise, great God, this tower of

Faith in Thee! A pillar of light forever let it stand,
To teach our children to bless the Pilgrim band.

Pile rock on rock, till firm as nature’s core Or rock of ages, on its mountain home,—’Twill meet old Ocean in its wildest roar,
And stand triumphant countless years to come. A pillar of light forever let it be,
To inspire with hope this land of liberty.

When storm winds howl around thy granite side, Or sing a requiem o’er the ocean grave; When waves roll high and swell the rising tide, Be thou a beacon brave to warn and

save! A tower of strength forever let it stand,
Model for the Love that lends a helping hand.

Pillar of light, like that of ancient time,
Which marshalled Israel on its weary way, Be the tribute, in gratitude sublime,
To the Faith and hope and Love of the proud day When from the Mayflower’s cabin first did shine Liberty’s gladsome light, by true grace divine.

7. READING OF LIST OF CONTENTS OF BOX,
By the Grand Treasurer, R.W. CHARLES H. RAMSAY.

8. APPLICATION OF THE JEWELS TO THE CORNER-STONE.

9. LIBATION OF CORN, BY THE DEPUTY GRAND MASTER, R.W. ARTHUR T. WAY.
When once of old, in Israel,
Our early Brethren wrought with toil, Jehovah’s blessing on them fell
In showers of Corn, and Wine, and Oil.

10. LIBATION OF WINE, BY THE SENIOR GRAND WARDEN, R.W. EDWARD G. GRAVES.
When there a shrine to Him alone
They built, with worship, sin to foil, On threshold and on corner-stone,
They poured out Corn, and Wine, and Oil.

11. LIBATION OF OIL, BY THE JUNIOR GRAND WARDEN, R.W. DAVID T. REMINGTON.
And we have come, fraternal bands,
With joy and pride, and prosperous spoil, To honor Him by votive hands
With streams of Corn, and Wine, and Oil.

12. INVOCATION BY THE GRAND CHAPLAIN.

13. PRESENTATION OF WORKING TOOLS TO ARCHITECT, Mr. WILLARD T. SEARS.

14. ADDRESS BY R.W. AWILLIAM B. LAWRENCE.

15. PROCLAMATION BY THE GRAND MARSHAL, W. MELVIN M. JOHNSON

OFFICERS of the PILGRIM MEMORIAL SOCIETY

President, J. HENRY SEARS
Treasurer, HOWARD F. HOPKINS
Secretary, OSBORN NICKERSON
DIRECTORS
J. HENRY SEARS
HENRY H. BAKER
L. D. BAKER
EVERETT I. NYE
THOMAS C. THACHER
HENRY H. SEARS
WM. B. LAWRENCE
OSBORN NICKERSON
EDWARD B. ATWOOD

COMMITTEES

JOSEPH A. WEST, Chairman
J. F. SNOW, Secretary

Finance Committee
R. A. Hopkins J. F. Snow

Music Committee
S. C. Smith E. Olin Snow M. N. Gifford

Committee on Grand Stand
Joseph Manta R. A. Hopkins Dr. M. P. Campbell

Committee on Seats for Grand Stand
Joseph A. West Heman S. Cook

Committee on Seats on Hill
R. E. Conwell Angus McKay John D. Adams

Banquet Committee
Walter Welsh D. F. Small S. C. Smith
Dr. A. S. Macleod E. J. Rodgers John A. Cook

Reception Committee
Heman S. Cook John A. Cook Joseph A. West
A. P. Hannum

Decorating Committee
A. P. Hannum Chas. A. Foster E. Olin Snow

Committee on Badges and Printing
J. F. Snow R. E. Conwell Howard F. Hopkins

Carriage Committee
Jerome S. Smith M. N. Gifford

Marshals of the Day
R. E. Conwell C. A. Foster J. S. Smith
Joseph Manta A. P. Hannum

Invitation Committee
J. Henry Sears H. H. Baker T. C. Thacker
Raymond A. Hopkins Walter Welsh A. P. Hannum

Committee on Contributions
Jerome S. Smith L. D. Baker H. H. Baker

Committee on Transportation
T. C. Thacher L. D. Baker, Jr.  Wm. B. Lawrence
J. F. Snow

MAYFLOWER COMPACT

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN.

WE, WHOSE NAMES ARE UNDERWRITTEN, THE LOYAL SUBJECTS OF OUR DREAD SOVEREIGN LORD
KING JAMES, BY THE GRACE OF GOD OF GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, AND IRELAND, KING,
DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, ETC. HAVING UNDERTAKEN FOR THE GLORY OF GOD AND
ADVANCEMENT OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AND 111E HONOR OF OUR KING AND COUNTRY, A
VOYAGE TO PLANT THE FIRST COLONY IN THE NORTHERN PARTS OF VIRGINIA, 1)0 BY THESE
PRESENTS SOLEMNLY AND MUTUALLY IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD, AND ONE ANOTHER, COVENANT
AND COMBINE OURSELVES TOGETHER INTO A CIVIL BODY POLITIC, FOR OUR BETTER
ORDERING AND PRESERVATION AND FURTHERANCE OF THE ENDS AFORESAID AND BY VIRTUE
HEREOF DO ENACT, CONSTITUTE, AND FRAME SUCH JUST AND EQUAL LAWS, ORDINANCES,
ACTS, CONSTITUTIONS, ANY) OFFICES FROM TIME TO TIME AS SHALL BE THOUGHT MOST
MEET AND CONVENIENT FOR THE GENERAL GOOD OF THE COLONY: UNTO WHICH WE PROMISE
ALL DUE SUBMISSION AND OBEDIENCE. IN WITNESS WHEREOF WE HAVE HEREUNTO SUBSCRIBED
OUR NAMES AT CAPE COD, THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER, IN THE YEAR OF THE REIGN OF OUR
SOVEREIGN, LORD KING JAMES OF ENGLAND, FRANCE, AND IRELAND, THE EIGHTEENTH, AND
OF SCOTLAND THE FIFTY -FOURTH, ANNO DOMINI, 1620.

MR. JOHN CARVER
WILLIAM BRADFORD
MR. EDWARD WINSLOW
MR. WILLIAM BREWSTER
MR. ISAAC ALLERTON
CAPT. MILES STANDISH
JOHN ALDEN
MR. SAMUEL FULLER
MR. CHRISTOPHER MARTIN
MR. WILLIAM MULLINS
MR. WILLIAM WHITE
MR. RICHARD WARREN
JOHN HOWLAND
MR. STEPHEN HOPKINS
EDWARD TILLY
JOHN TILLY
FRANCIS COOKE
THOMAS ROGERS
THOMAS TINKER
JOHN RIDGDALE
EDWARD FULLER
JOHN TURNER
FRANCIS EATON
JAMES CHILTON
JOHN CRACKSTON
JOHN BILLINGTON
MOSES FLETCHER
JOHN GOODMAN
DEGORY PRIEST
THOMAS WILLIAMS
GILBERT WINSLOW
EDMUND MARGESON
PETER BROWN
RICHARD BRITTERIDGE
GEORGE SOULE
RICHARD CLARKE
RICHARD GARDINER
JOHN ALLERTON
THOMAS ENGLISH
EDWARD DOTEY
EDWARD LEISTER

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