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Üniversity of King's College, Toronto,
CEREMONY OF LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE,
APRIL 23, 1842 ;
AT THE OPENING OF THE UNIVERSITY,
JUNE 8, 1843.
M DCCC XLII.
APRIL 23, 1842
The Ceremony of
The proceedings of this memorable day (1) commenced with the ceremonial, usually observed on the Anniversary of the Patron Saint of England. The St. George's Society, accompanied by the sons of St. Andrew and St. Patrick, repaired to the Cathedral of St. James, at 11 o'clock, where divine service was performed, and a Sermon, (on Daniel vi. ch. 10 v.) replete with vigorous and appropriate thought, and clothed in language of no ordinary beauty, was preached by the Society's Chaplain—the Rev. Henry Scadding, (2) M. A., of St. John's College, Cambridge.
Immediately after the conclusion of the Service, the Societies proceeded to Upper Canada College, to join the procession, formed in honour of laying the foundation-stone of the University. The order and component parts of the procession are described in the subjoined Programme :
Escort of 1st Incorporated Dragoons. Pupils of the Home District Grammar School. Head Master and Assistant of Home District Grammar
School. Porters of King's College and Upper Canada College.