Rev. John T Jennifer and Rev. J. Wesley Brown ; Past Grand Chap¬
lains Rev. Alexander Ellis and Rev. J. Horatio Carter. Eighth carriage :
Most Worshipful Grand Master Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Thomas
Thomas ; Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master Lewis Hayden ; Past
Grand Master John J. Smith : Past Grand Master Grand Lodge of New
York, Dr. Peter W. Ray, 330
The procession moved over the route, as previously an¬
nounced in the published programme, to Copp's-hill Burying-
ground, where the following impressive ceremonies took place
at the grave of Prince Hall.
The brethren formed a circle around the grave, and were
called to order by the Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Mas¬
ter, Brother Lewis Havden, who introduced the Worshipful
Grand Chaplain, Rev. John T Jennifer, who offered up a
solemn invocation to the Deity, in which he said that his
prayer to God was, that our lives may prove to be as useful
and blessed as that of our honored dead Prince Hall, whose
remains here rest, and that the life he lived brings us here to
pay this our tribute to his memory.
IJast Grand Master Brother John J Smith called the atten¬
tion of the brethren to the evergreen, or " sprig of acacia,"
which it was their privilege to deposit, on this occasion, at the
head of the grave of Prince Hall, as an evidence that his vir¬
tues were still by us remembered, and that the green proved
to us to be not merely an empty figure, but in our hearts is
carried the likeness of that great and good man. After
which, the services were concluded with benediction by Rev.
Alexander Ellis, Past Grand Chaplain.
After being reviewed by the Chief Marshal at Scollay's
Square, the procession marched to Tremont Temple, where
appropriate services were held. The fraternity marched in,
and took positions on the platform and lower floor; the former
being occupied by the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand
Lodge, Supreme Council Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite,
and visiting Grand bodies.
The first balcony was filled with ladies, while the second
balcony contained many visitors and the Salem Cadet Band.