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Order of Proceedings

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The Ceremonies at the base of the Monument will commence precisely at

Eleven o'clock.



I. The Hon. John Sherman, a .Senator from Ohio, Chairman of the Commission
authorized by the Joint Resolution of May 13, 18S4, will preside.



2. MUSIC.



4. REMARKS by W. W. Corcoran, Esq., the First Vice-President of the Washington
National Monument Society.



5. MASONIC CEREMONIES by the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia.



6. REMARKS by Colonel T. L. Casey, the Engineer of the Joint Commission,
delivering the Monument to the President of the United States.



7. DEDICATION OF THE MONUMENT to the Name and Memory of George
Washington by the President of the United States.



S. MUSIC.



The procession will forthwith be formed, and will move to the Capitol by the
following route: through the President's square to Seventeenth street, up
Seventeenth street to Pennsylvania avenue, thence along Pennsylvania avenue

I to the Capitol, where it will be reviewed by the President of the United States

' from a stand at the e.ist front.



9. After the Review the Procession will be dismissed.



When the procession begins to move salutes of one hundred guns will be fired at the

Navy Yard, the ArtiUeiy headquarters, and Fort Myer. j



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Lieutenant-Ceneral p. H. SHERIDAN, Marshal of the Day,

with a Chit/o/ Staff, ami tin Aid from every State and Territory.



Consisting of the regular forces of the Army and Navy.
Chartered Military Organizations,

taking precedence by the dates of their charters.

' Other Military Organizations.

Congressional Commission.

The Orators and Chaplains of the Day.

The Washington National Monument Society.

Members and e.x-me.mbers of the Joint Commission for the Comi-letion
of the Monu.\ient.

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The Engineer of the Monument, his assista.nts, and detail of workmen.

The President of the United States.

Me.mders of the Cabinet.

Pjiesident and Vice-President elect of the United States.

Ex-Presidents of the United States.

Judges of the Supreme Court and other Federal Courts.

The Diplomatic Corps.

Governors of States, and their respective Staffs,

taking precedence in the order of admission 0/ their States into the Union.

The Senate.

The House of Representatives.

The Commissioners of the District of Columbia.

Officers of tiif. Army and Xa\ti'.

The Society of the Cincinnati.

The Masonic Fraternity,

vtith other organizations which have made contributions /or the erection 0/ the Monument.

Citizens of States and Territories,

and civic organisations without partisan fiags or emblems., each State and Territory
tahing precedence in the order 0/ its admission into the Union.

The Fire Department of the District of Columbia, and
Visiting Fire.men.



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In the Evening, from eight to nine o'clock, there
will be a display of Fireworks near the Monument.









CAPITOL,



The Capitol will be closed on the morning of the 21st to all except
the members and officers of Congress.

At eleven o'clock the east door leading to the Rotunda will be
opened to those to whom invitations have been extended under the joint
resolution of Congress, and to those holding tickets of admission to the
floor of the House and its galleries.

The floor of the House of Representatives will be opened for the
admission of Senators and Representatives, and to those having invita-
tions thereto, who will be conducted to the seats assigned to them.

The President, the President-elect, the Vice- President-elect, and
ex- Presidents of the United States and special guests will be seated in
front of the Speaker.

The Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court
will occupy seats next to the President and ex- Presidents and special
guests, on the right of the Speaker.

The Cabinet officers, «fffT the Admiral of the Navy, the Lieutenant-
General of the Army, and the officers of the Army and Navy who, by
name, have received the thanks of Congress, will occupy seats on the
left of the Speaker.

The Chief Justice and Judges of the Court of Claims and the Chief
Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the District of
Columbia will occupy seats direcdy in rear of the Supreme Court.

The Diplomatic Corps will occupy the front row of seats.

Ex- Vice- Presidents, Senators, and ex-Senators will occupy seats on
the second, third, fourth, and fifth rows, on east side of main aisle.

Representatives will occupy seats on west side of main aisle and in
rear of the Senators on east side.

Commissioners of the District, Governors of States and Territories,
general officers of the Society of the Cincinnati, the Washington National
Monument Society, members and ex-members of the Joint-Commission for





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the completion of the Monument, Engineers of Monument and detail of
workmen, and guests invited to the floor, will occupy seats in rear of
Representatives.

The Executive Gallery will be reserved exclusively for the families
of the Supreme Court and the families of the Cabinet and the invited
guests of the President. Tickets thereto will be delivered to the Pnvate
Secretary of the President.

The Diplomatic Gallerj' will be reserved exclusively for the families
of the members of the Diplomatic Corps. Tickets thereto will be de-
livered to the Secretary of State.

The Reporters' Gallery will be reserved exclusively for the use of the
reporters for the Press. Tickets thereto will be delivered to tlie Press
Committee.

The Official Reporters of the Senate and of the House will occupy
the Reporters' desk in front of the Clerk's table.

The Marine Band will be in attendance.

Upon the arrival of the Procession at the Capitol, and immediately
after passing the reviewing stand, the Members of the Senate will pro-
ceed to the Senate Chamber; the Members of the House to the Hall of
the House; the Judiciary to the Supreme Court Room.

The Diplomatic Corps will proceed to the Senators' Withdrawing
Room ; the President, ex-Presidents, the Cabinet, the President-elect, the
Vice-President-elect to the President's Room.

The House being in session, and notification to that effect having
been given to the Senate, the Senate in a body, preceded by the President,
ex-Presidents, the Cabinet, the President-elect, the Vice-President-elect,
the Judiciary, and Diplomatic Corps, will be conducted to the Hall of
the House of Representatives.

The President of the Senate will occupy the Speaker's chair and will
preside.

The Speaker of the House will occupy a seat at the left of the Presi-
dent of the Senate.

The other officers of the Senate and of the House will occupy seats
on the floor at the right and the left of the Speaker. '

The Architect of the Capitol, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate,
the Sergeant-at-Arms and the Doorkeeper of the House are charged with
tiie execution of these arrangements.






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Pr.\yer w-ill be offered by the Rev. S. A. Wallis of Pohick Church,
near Mount Vernon, Virginia.



Music.



Oration by the Hon. Robert C. Wixthrop, of Massachusetts, read
by the Hon. John D. Long, a Representative from Massachusetts.



Music.



Oration by the Hon. John W. Danhel, of Virginia.



The Benediction will then be pronounced by the Rev. John S. Lindsay,
Chaplain of the House of Representatives.



Music.



During which the assemblage will disperse.






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