Celebration of the 4th of July, August 1838

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CELEBRATION OF THE 4th OF JULY.
The order of the day for the 4th of July, as  directed by the committee of arrangements.
The committee of arrangements, which  had been previously chosen, to make arrange ments for the celebration of the 4th of July,  and laying the corner stones of the ,  reported the following which was strictly ad hered to.
First that Joseph Smith Jr. be  president of the day, vice pres ident, and orator.
Second that , be marshal  of the day, and Col. and  Major , be assistant marshals.
Third that act as  Colonel for the day; , as Lieut.  Colonel; as Major, and   as Adjutant.
Fourth that , ,  and , act as Generals, be fore whom, the military band shall pass in  review.
Fifth that the procession commence form ing in the morning, at 10 o’clock A. M. in  the following order.
First the Infant[r]y in front.
Second the civil procession as follows:
1st the of the .
2nd the President and , of the day.
3rd .
4th the Presidents of the with the  .
5th the and .
6th the architects.
7th the ladies, and then the gentleman of  the civil procession.
Then the Cavalry brought up the rear.
After the procession was formed, which  was exceedingly large. The whole marched  to the notes of a small band of music under  the direction of , around  the cellar which had been dug for the house.  The ladies forming a circle immediately a round the cellar, the gentleman, of the civil  procession in a circle next to the ladies. The  infantry in a circle next, and the cavalry out side.
After the whole procession was thus com pletely formed, prayer was made by the pres ident of the day, and a tune played by the  band, and then, proceeded to lay the corner  stones, as follows.
1 The south east corner was laid, by the  presidents of the stake, assisted by twelve  men.
2 The south west corner, by the presidents  of the , assisted by twelve men,
3 The north west corner, by the as sisted by twelve men.
4 The north east corner, by the president of  the , assisted by twelve men.
After each stone was laid, the music play ed a tune.
When the ceremony of laying the stones  was completed, the ladies were formed in a  circle, immediately, around the stand, where  the oration was to be delivered, and the whole  procession formed around them, as previous ly at the cellar of the house. The gentleman  visitors were invited to come to the stand.—  After which the oration was delivered, at the  close of which, there was a shout of . A song was then sung by , composed by for the oc casion.
The military band then marched from the  stand, and the President, , and   of the day, attended with the visitors,  marched to the south side of the public  square, and the troops under the command  of their officers chosen for the occasion, pass ed in review before them. After which the  whole procession was dismissed.
The whole ceremony of the day, was per formed without the least disorder or confu sion, and the people, in the most perfect or der, retired to their homes.
The Committee of arrangements, take this  opportunity of tendering their thanks, to the  whole multitude who was in attendance, for  their good behavior on the occasion, and for  the due respect which they paid to the so lemnities of the scene. [p. 60]
CELEBRATION OF THE 4th OF JULY.
The order of the day for the 4th of July, as directed by the committee of arrangements.
The committee of arrangements, which had been previously chosen, to make arrangements for the celebration of the 4th of July, and laying the corner stones of the , reported the following which was strictly adhered to.
First that Joseph Smith Jr. be president of the day, vice president, and orator.
Second that , be marshal of the day, and Col. and Major , be assistant marshals.
Third that act as Colonel for the day; , as Lieut. Colonel; as Major, and as Adjutant.
Fourth that , , and , act as Generals, before whom, the military band shall pass in review.
Fifth that the procession commence forming in the morning, at 10 o’clock A. M. in the following order.
First the Infantry in front.
Second the civil procession as follows:
1st the of the .
2nd the President and , of the day.
3rd .
4th the Presidents of the with the .
5th the and .
6th the architects.
7th the ladies, and then the gentleman of the civil procession.
Then the Cavalry brought up the rear.
After the procession was formed, which was exceedingly large. The whole marched to the notes of a small band of music under the direction of , around the cellar which had been dug for the house. The ladies forming a circle immediately around the cellar, the gentleman, of the civil procession in a circle next to the ladies. The infantry in a circle next, and the cavalry outside.
After the whole procession was thus completely formed, prayer was made by the president of the day, and a tune played by the band, and then, proceeded to lay the corner stones, as follows.
1 The south east corner was laid, by the presidents of the stake, assisted by twelve men.
2 The south west corner, by the presidents of the , assisted by twelve men,
3 The north west corner, by the assisted by twelve men.
4 The north east corner, by the president of the , assisted by twelve men.
After each stone was laid, the music played a tune.
When the ceremony of laying the stones was completed, the ladies were formed in a circle, immediately, around the stand, where the oration was to be delivered, and the whole procession formed around them, as previously at the cellar of the house. The gentleman visitors were invited to come to the stand.— After which the oration was delivered, at the close of which, there was a shout of . A song was then sung by , composed by for the occasion.
The military band then marched from the stand, and the President, , and of the day, attended with the visitors, marched to the south side of the public square, and the troops under the command of their officers chosen for the occasion, passed in review before them. After which the whole procession was dismissed.
The whole ceremony of the day, was performed without the least disorder or confusion, and the people, in the most perfect order, retired to their homes.
The Committee of arrangements, take this opportunity of tendering their thanks, to the whole multitude who was in attendance, for their good behavior on the occasion, and for the due respect which they paid to the solemnities of the scene. [p. 60]
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