Sept. 29, A.D. 17S4. Sept. 29, A.D. 18S4.
THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRANTING
OF WARRANT 459 TO AFRICAN LODGE AT BOSTON, MASS.,
MONDAY, SEPT. 29, 1SS4, UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE MOST
WORSHIPFUL PRINCE HALL GRAND LODGE FREE AND AC¬
Most Worshipful Thomas Thomas, Grand Master.
The Chief Marshal will be at his headquarters, No. 2 North Russell
Street, at nine o'clock A.M., to arrange for the reception of the various
bodies arriving at the railroad-stations. Procession forms at ten a.m., and
starts at half-past eleven o'clock, sharp. The several Commanderies of
Knights Templar will form on Allen Street, right resting on Chambers
Street. Blue Lodges will form on McLean and Parkman Streets. The
Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge and Visiting Grand Bodies
will form on North Russell Street.
ROUTE OF PROCESSION.
Allen, Chambers, [oy (passing the residence of Boston Smith, second
on the Warrant), countermarching to Cambridge, Irving, Phillips (passing
the residence of First Grand Master Prince Hall), West Cedar, Chestnut,
Charles, Beacon, Berkeley, Boylston, Washington, Franklin, Devonshire
to Water (where the first lodge-room was located, and where Prince Hall
carried on business under the sign of " The Golden PTeece "), Broad,
State, New Washington, Hanover, North Bennett, across Salem Street
to Copp's-hill Burying-ground, where appropriate ceremonies will be held
over the grave of Prince Hall. Countermarch through Salem to Hanover,
Tremont Row, and Tremont Street, to Tremont Temple, where the ora¬
tion will be delivered, and Prince Hall's gavel will be used by the
presiding officer. As the procession passes Scollay Square, it will be
reviewed by the Chief Marshal.
ORDER OF EXERCISES AT TREMONT TEMPLE.
Opening address by the president of the clay. Past Grand Master
Lewis Hayden of Boston ; music by band ; prayer, Rev. John W
Brown ; reading of the original warrant, P. W Rav, M.D., New York ;
original poem, Elijah W Smith of Boston; music by band; oration,
Past Grand Master Emanuel Sullavou, New Bedford; music by band;
benediction. Rev. Alexander Ellis. Savannah, Ga.
Chief Marshal, Capt. Charles F A. Francis; chief of staff, William H.
Jackson. Aids : Frank M. Douglass, Payton Washington, James Cam-