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for it to interfere with, or in any way influence either; hence it engages the good will and respect of all, while eliciting the jealousy of none. This was uniformly manifested yesterday, and throughout the whole day, moving as we were promiscuously amongst the multitudes of spectators, there was not a single word at any time reached our ear in the slightest degree disrespectful of the Order. The order of march and the day's proceedings were as follows, though it is proper to observe that there were subordinate Lodges from various parts of the State, which are occasionally included under one name and banner, and occupied a place in the line. The van of the column was led by

Centre Lodge, No. 40, with their name in gilded letters on a plain, but handsomely trimmed banner. This Lodge is from Ellicott's Mills. Marshal, Mr. Spotswood Childers.

Adam Lodge, No. 35, without any banner. Chief marshal, P. Goodman, assisted by W. P. Anderson and Frederick A. Rigney.

Morning Star Lodge, from Havre-de-Grace, accompanied by members of the Mount Vernon Lodge, and the Mount Pisgah Lodge, of Port Deposit. Banner representing the emblems of the Order, with the motto in gold letters, “Aid the widow and educate the orphans.” John Donahoo, chief marshal.

Union Lodge No. 16, of Fell's Point, accompanied by a fine band of music. Banner representing the olive branch, hand and heart, and other emblems, with the motto, "In union there is strength.” Chief marshal, J. W. Hall, assisted by Samuel Hapenny.

Jefferson Lodge, No. 9, instituted in 1831, with banner representing two well executed female figures, upholding a portrait of Jefferson, with the Declaration of Independence in his hands, above which was the shining sun, and the all-seeing eye. John Brashears, chief marshal.

Marion Lodge, No. 8, with a handsome scarlet banner, representing two female figures, surrounded by the emblems of the Order, and the motto, “Friendship, Love and Truth.”. Chief marshal, Alexander Owens.

Harmony Lodge, No. 6, instituted Oct. 16, 1833, with a handsome banner, with two female figures supporting a representation of the lion and the lamb, with the emblem "Love and Charity.” Chief marshal, Elijah Jarvis, assisted by Col. J. Stewart.

Gratitude Lodge, No. 5, accompanied by a fine band of music, with banner representing the cornucopia, burning heart, and other emblems. J. N. S. T. Wright, chief marshal, assisted by James Young.

William Tell Lodge, No. 4, with banner representing an archer, drawing his bow, with the motto “Pro patria ac patria sola." John Fossett, chief marshal, assisted by Dederich Pralle.

Columbia Lodge, No. 3, with banner representing on one side Moses in the burning bush, and the other, Moses receiving the ten commandments. Michael Gross, chief marshal, assisted by James Duvall. Here the line was again diversified by an excellent band of music.

Franklin Lodge, No. 2, accompanied by a fine band, with a likeness of Benjamin Franklin on the banner, surrounded by the various emblems of the Order. George Brown, chief marshal, assisted by Capt. Hoss and John C. Bokee.

Washington Lodge, No. 1, instituted April 26th, 1819, with a handsome gilded banner, in the centre of which was a portrait of Washington,

with various emblems of the Order on the reverse. Marshal, Mr. John Wonderly.

With the Washington, closed the city portion of the Order, included in the subordinate Lodges; they were succeeded by Central Lodge, No. 1, of Washington, D. C., being the mother of all the Lodges in the District, and leading off with the original banner under which they have risen to their present numbers; this banner bore the date of their institution, being in the year 1827; Mr. L. A. Gobright was the marshal, and the Lodges under his direction comprised the Potomac, Columbia, Washington, Harmony, Friendship, Union, Covenant and Eastern.

Lafayette Lodge, of Virginia, with a banner, on which was painted a bust of Lafayette, various emblems of the Order, and the motto, Charity never faileth."

Powhattan Lodge, of Virginia, with a banner with the motto, "Faith, Hope and Charity; these three, but the greatest of these is charity.” Mr. Wm. H. Pearson, marshal.

Appomatox Lodge, of Petersburg, Va., No. 15, with a banner representing a female with her arms around three small children, under which was the motto “Charity never faileth.”

Mount Zion Lodge, No. 74, with a large banner, inscribed with the name of the Lodge, and its location, York, Pa. Marshal, Mr. Geo. S. Morris.

Susquehanna Lodge, No. 80, of Columbia, Pa., with a banner signifying their name and location, embellished with emblems of the Order. Marshal, Mr. Geo. Wolf.

Adam Lodge, No. 61, of Philadelphia, Pa., with a banner indicating the date of their institution, April 8th, 1839; and on the other side a representation of our common ancester, surrounded with the beasts of the field, in Paradise.—Marshal, Mr. L. Long; assistant marshal, Charles L. Pascal. The Lodge was preceded by an admirable band of music, which accompanied the members from Philadelphia.

This portion of the line closed the whole of the subordinate Lodges, and was succeeded by the Encampments, led by the

Salem Encampment, of Baltimore, No. 2, with a banner stating the date of its institution, 1831. Marshal, Mr. N. T. Dushane.

Jerusalem Encampment, No. 1, with a banner representing the Cornucopia, and bearing the name and date of its institution. Marshal, Dr. W. J. Williams.

Neilson Encampment of Patriarchs, from Richmond, Va., with banner indicating name and date of its origin, and representing on the reverse a camp and altar fire. Marshal, Mr. George J. Roche.

Marley Encampment, No. 2, of Alexandria, D. C., with banner bearing name and date of institution, April 220, 1840. Marshal, Mr. Horatio N. Steele.

Columbia Encampment of Washington, D. C., with banner indicating name and date, 1835. Marshal, Mr. John F. Clements.

Grand Encampment of Patriarchs of Maryland, with a magnificent banner, bearing on one side the name of the Encampment, and on the reverse representing the offering up of Isaac by Abraham, painted by Shepherd. Marshal, Mr. L. Burgess.

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The members of the Encampments marched in the following order, dress and regalia:

The Sentinel with Drawn Sword.

The Banner with Supporters. The members two abreast, in black, with black apron and gloves, and purple collar.

Junior Warden,

with crook.

Senior Warden,
Supporter, with staff.

with crook.

Second Watch, with staff. Third Watch, with staff.


Fourth Watch, with staff.

with cross pens Guard of the Tent, with High Priest, Guard of the Tent, with crook. with crozier.

crook. Son of Nimrod, with Chief Patriarch, Son of Nimrod, with spear. with Gavel.

spear. A band of music succeeded the Encampments, which was followed by

The Grand Lodge of Maryland, with a splendid banner painted by Volkmar, bearing the name of the Lodge and the date of its institution, 1819, on one side; and on the other a blending of the insignia and emblems of the Order, with the motto “Amicitia, Amor et Veritas.” Marshal, Mr. Seth Pollard. The various emblems in charge of this Lodge, are designated as follows, and were borne in the order annexed.

The Grand Guardian.
The Banner with Two Supporters.

Past Grand's, Two Abreast.
The Fasces borne by Two Abreast.
The Seven Rams' Horns.

The Hour Glass.
The Ark of the Covenant.
The Three Links by Two Abreast.

The Arrows by Two Abreast.

The Serpent by Two Abreast.
The Golden Pot of Manna by Two Abreast.
Aaron's Budding Rod by Two Abreast.

Cornucopia by Two Abreast.
The Bible and Triangle.

The Two Globes.
Past Grand Masters, Two Abreast.
The Grand Warden with Supporters.
The Grand Treasurer with Supporters.

The Grand Secretary with Constitution, Supporters.
The Deputy Grand Master with Supporters.

The Grand Master with Supporters.

The Outside Grand Guardian with Drawn Sword. Next came three Heralds on horseback, in whom we recognized W. H. Watson, Archer Ropes, and James M. Anderson, Esqrs.

They were followed by a large car on wheels, constructed for the occasion, drawn by four grey horses each led by a groom, in Turkish costume, the car containing about 75 orphan children, all neatly dressed, and under education at the expense of the Order. This interesting object, was of course to many, by far the most pleasing picture of the whole line; and indeed it was well calculated to call out the deeper emotions of the heart, and bring down blessings upon an institution whose fostering care is so admirably bestowed. This car was nearly 25 feet in length, and constructed in such manner that a succession of seats of about 10 feet in length, such being about the width of the car, rose gradually from the front to an elevation in the rear, of about 8 feet from the ground, presenting a moving gallery of the living portraiture of orphan youth. The whole exterior of the car was covered with blue and pink muslin, hanging round the sides in festoons, supported by rosettes. The space beneath the seats was very properly occupied by every eatable and drinkable suited to the fatigue of the long ride and the oppressive heat of the day, with which the wants of the interesting company above were liberally supplied. On the front of the car was a gilt eagle, having in his beak a scroll with the motto “For my Country,” and on the muslin beneath, in large gilt letters the word “Orphans.” On the roll of the car behind, was also inscribed in large gilt letters, the words "Protect the Orphan." The horses attached to the car were gaily caparisoned, and furnished for the occasion by Mr. Vance.

After the car marched about 60 more children, the larger of the boys under education as orphans, by the Odd-Fellows; there being 150 at present educated from this source.

The whole of the pupils were under the immediate personal care of the Joint Standing Committee of Education.

The procession was closed by twelve barouches, each containing four persons; in the two first were the Orators of the Day, Chaplains, and Master of Ceremonies. The others were occupied by members of

The Grand Lodge of the United States, from all parts of the Union, with its officers, and the Past Grand Sires of the Order.

Chairmain of the Committee of Proceedings, P. G. Sire Thomas Wildey.
Master of Ceremonies, James L. Ridgely, Esq.
Chief Marshal, Henry S. Sanderson, Esg.

Deputy Marshals—William Bayley, John F. Hoss, Horatio T. Bodden, John H. T.Jerome, John B. Emery, Edward Robinson, Elisha Jarvis, Esqrs.

With this arrangement the immense procession took up the march, proceeding according

to prior arrangement, through the city to the place appointed for the first part of the ceremonies, being in the agreeable shade of an enclosed grove, kindly presented for the use of the Order on the occasion. Here a large gallery with a rostrum had been erected, which

was filled by members of the Grand Encampment, a band of musicians, under Capt. Roundtree, and a choir of vocal performers with their leader Noah Collins. A spacious area in front of the stand was fitted up with seats, which were occupied in front by great numbers of the ladies present on the ground, and in the rear by members of the Order, and other individuals. As soon as order could be established, the Master of Ceremonies directed the choir to proceed with the introductory Anthem, which was sung with admirable effect by the choir, accompanied by the band, and was as follows:

"O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good. The Lord is good to all. His tender mercies are over all his works. Amen.”

The following beautiful Ode was then sung by the choir, in admirable style and with exquisite effect, the execution doing infinite credit to all engaged therein. Indeed the performances of the choir and band in this department of the duties of the day, commanded universal approbation.

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