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THE UNVEILING OF THE STATUE TO GENERAL
GRANT MONUMENT AssociATION,
Chicago, Ills., October 7, 1891.
ORDER OF EXERCISES IN LINCOLN
A prayer by the Reverend Bishop John P. Newman. 2. Presentation of the monument by the Trustees of the Grant
Monument Association to the Commissioners of Lincoln
S. Taylor. 3. Unveiling the statue. Military and naval salute. 4. Acceptance of the monument in behalf of the Commissioners.
of Lincoln Park, by Hon. William C. Goudy, President. 5. Acceptance of the monument in behalf of the people of
Chicago, by the Mayor of Chicago, Hon. Hempstead
Washburne. 6. Oration by General Walter Q. Gresham, orator of the day.
On Wednesday afternoon, October 7th, 1891, the Society of the Army of the Tennessee marched near the head of a long procession to Lincoln Park. They passed Mr. Potter Palmer's house, Mrs. Grant being on the verandah, with uncovered heads. The addresses at the unveiling of the monument are here given, in accordance with a resolution of the Society:
The Rev. John P. Newman, General Grant's old pastor, offered the following prayer:
O thou who dwellest in the heavens, whose right it is to reign, around this national altar we gather to make public acknowledgement of thee, and pour forth the libations of our gratitude for all thy blessings upon our homes and the land we love. Thou hast not dealt so with
other nation. Our lives have fallen in pleasant places. Thou hast given us a heritage vast and rich, with blessings of the seas, of the mines and of the soil, with the wealth of commerce and the genius of the arts, with schools of learning, houses of mercy, halls of justice, and temples of piety.
For an hundred years, in war and in peace, thou hast been our guide, deliverer, and friend. In times of national peril, when the